The Eos126 DS textile printer from Printer Evolution was introduced at ISA. The 10.5-ft printer features an on-board calendar system; Ricoh Gen-4 variable-drop grayscale printheads that produce drops of varying colors (CMYK) and sizes (7-21 pL) within a single image; and water-based EOS DS inks that have passed all Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. It’s available in two configurations: 8 printheads (2 heads/color) or 12 printheads (3 heads/color).
MagX America has introduced its MagX48, a 48-in.-wide printable magnetic sheeting. Designed for point-of-purchase, signage, and display products, MagX48 has a multi-purpose coating that accepts various digital solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks. It features a magnetic pull strength of 340 lbs/lineal ft; 12.5-in. poles/in. for increased magnetic strength, MagX reports.
Ampla has introduced its new Targa XT LED UV hybrid series of printers. Available in four configurations (71-in. printing width and 6 printheads; and 126-in. print width with 6, 16, or 20 printheads), the new printers feature: CMYK or CMYK + white inksets; two LED curing units; a top speed of of 1076 sq ft/hr in Draft mode on the 20-printhead model (861 sq ft/hr in Production mode); 1200-dpi max. resolution; a Caldera GranRIP+; 15-in. monitor and main operating center with digital temperature indicators; and more.
It’s been nearly 50 years since the release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The music was revolutionary, but so was its artwork by Sir Peter Blake and Jann Haworth. Now, Blake is at it again, working with Oasis Graphic Co. (www.oasisgraphic.co.uk) to create a mural for London’s Royal Albert Hall.
GGC has launched the JC-241UV printer/cutter, designed for an array of materials including vinyl, cardboard, and acrylic for applications such as signage, P-O-P, labeling, packaging, and more.
The 2014 Graph Expo Must See ‘Ems Competition will begin accepting entries for this year’s awards program on June 2. An annual product-recognition awards program associated with the Graph Expo tradeshow in Chicago, the competition is designed to recognize the most compelling product introductions on the event’s show floor.
The awards are categorized into 11 production areas:
Esko has announced the introduction of its new Kongsberg V series cutting table, available in specific configurations for sign/display and for packaging.
Both models feature: insert-knife tools for a range of media/substrates; bar-coded inserts to allow for quick and error-free tool exchanges; a rack-and-pinion drive system; table mapping; and more. Both models are available in two sizes: approximately 66 x 50 and 66 x 120 in.
Inca Digital has announced the winners of its Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAs) 2014. The awards – designed to “celebrate the creative and remarkable products and effects that can be achieved by companies using Inca printers” – were announced in Munich, Germany, during FESPA, at a reception hosted by Inca and Fujifilm.
Canon USA has launched its Océ Arizona 6100 Series, a new flatbed-printer platform comprising the 6-color Océ Arizona 6160 XTS and the 7-color Océ Arizona 6170 XTS.
Unisource Worldwide and xpedx have announced that they have chosen the name Veritiv for the distribution-solutions company that will be created upon completion of their merger. The new corporate name, the companies report, is derived from the roots of three words: “verity,” meaning true, and “active” and “connective.”
The companies officially announced their merger in January of this year (see that report here).