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Italy, Mexico, Africa Host FESPA Events

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Regional programming extends worldwide for 2016.

FESPA’s regional events will travel to Italy, Mexico, and Africa this year as part of the association’s Profit for Purpose program, dedicated to investing in local print communities around the world.

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Mutoh Reveals UV-LED Hybrid ValueJet

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New 1638UH model features dual staggered printheads.

Mutoh has launched the ValueJet 1638UH, a 64-in. UV-LED hybrid printer for high-speed printing on roll and rigid substrates. The new model features dual staggered printheads and dual UV lamps, a design engineered to push print speed up to 220 sq ft/hr and decrease cure time.

Users can print on media up to a ½ in. thick with a max. resolution of 1440 dpi. Available configurations include dual CMYK or CMYK + white + varnish. The 1638UH also features Intelligent Interweave printing, designed to eliminate banding.

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Style Meets Industry for Hotel Wall Décor

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Newmor's printed wallcoverings showcase local inspiration.

Newmor Wallcoverings teamed with interior designer Hampton Design Studios to develop nearly 14,000 square feet of wall décor for the ibis hotel in Barnsley, UK. Inspired by historical local industries like coal mining and the glass trade, the designs complement the hotel’s simple metal architecture and were printed on Newmor’s proprietary digital wallcovering film with a Mimaki UJV500-160 wide-format printer. The hotel used its own maintenance teams to install the work.

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Tucanna, Enfocus Integrate Software Platforms

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Partnership expands capabilities of automated print workflow.

Tucanna and Enfocus have partnered to develop the Enfocus Switch configurator for tFlow to offer increased integration of PSPs’ production and job management workflow capabilities. Enhanced functions include:

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Seal Graphics Offers Giclée and Display Canvas

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Pure Color Monet Light available up to 122 inches wide.

Seal Graphics has released Pure Color Monet Light, a medium-weight, gloss polyester/cotton blend canvas for producing giclées, portraits, and interior displays. Printable with solvent, latex, and UV inks, Monet Light meets NFPA 701 fire rating and is available in widths ranging from 20 to 122 in.

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Presto Tape and Window Film Systems Partner

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Wallcovering media to be distributed across Canada.

Presto Tape has reached a distribution agreement with Ontario, Canada-based Window Film Systems. The national distributor of window films, wallcoverings, and surface materials will market Presto’s wallcovering products, CanvasTac, WallFab, and PrestoTex, across the country.

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Novus Imaging Acquires Redwood Technologies

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Expands research and development in industrial inkjet printing.

Novus Imaging has acquired Redwood Technologies, a research and development firm focused on the design and manufacture of industrial inkjet printers. The move brings a line of digital inkjet engine designs under the Novus umbrella, including Nemesis and Lyco print engines and patented methods for backlit imaging and printing with binary fluids.

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New Superwide UV Printer from Mimaki

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128-inch model features seven colors.

Mimaki has revealed the UJV55-320, a 128-in. UV-LED inkjet printer for producing oversized graphics on a variety of materials. The machine offers 7 ink colors, CMYKcm + white, for multilayer printing. Mimaki’s LUS-120 UV-LED inks, offered in 3-L reservoirs, are scratch resistant, VOC free, and reportedly 170% flexible. Print speeds reach up to 1184 sq ft/hr. The printer also offers simultaneous dual-roll imaging for rolls up to 60 in. wide.

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Katana Digital Cutter from SID Signs

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Featuring a 4-axis motion control system.

SID Signs has released the Katana 2516 Digital Cutting System for flexible graphic displays, packaging, and P-O-P applications. The Katana features a 63 x 98.4-in. cutting area with a 4-axis motion control system, which distributor Paradigm Imaging reports will ensure a cutting tolerance of 0.039 in. Max. cutting speed is 47 in./sec.

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Sihl Adds Outdoor Photo Paper

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Durable up to three months outdoors.

Sihl has added 3699 TriSolve PhotoArt paper, printable with latex, solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks and suitable for interior and exterior applications. Sihl reports the paper is water-repellent and durable up to 3 months outdoors. It features a non-matte finish and reportedly will not show gloss differential in areas with a heavy inkload. 3699 TriSolve is 9 mil thick and available in up to 64-in. widths.

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