Roland DGA (rolanddga.com) introduced three new media: SoftSign Woven Polyester, WallFlair Removable Fabric, and WallFlair Removable Vinyl. All of the new media products are profiled for Roland’s VersaWorks RIP software and made for use with the company’s Eco-Sol Max and Eco-Sol Max 2 inks.
Océ has announced four new models in its Océ Arizona 400 Series of UV flatbed printers: the Arizona 460 GT, Arizona 460 XT, Arizona 440 GT, and Arizona 440 XT printers. They join the Arizona 480 GT and Arizona 480 XT models, which were introduced at SGIA Expo last fall (see January/February issue). All four new printers are designed for mid-volume production.
Mutoh America has announced its new RJ-900X printer. Building on the company’s previous RJ-900 model, the 42-in. rollfed RJ-900X is designed to offer advanced features for print shops looking to compete in the graphics and CAD markets.
Epson America has entered the dye-sublimation printing market with the announcement of two roll-fed dye-sub transfer printers – the 44-in. SureColor F6070 and the 64-in. SureColor F7070.
Dave R. (“Reid”) Swormstedt, Jr., died January 17, 2013, at age 83. He served as president of then Signs of the Times Publishing Co. (now ST Media Group Intl.) from 1979 until his retirement in 1994. The company is the publisher of Signs of the Times, The Big Picture, Screen Printing, Industrial + Special Printing, and several other B2B magazines. A 1951 graduate of Cornell University, Dave – affectionately known by his middle name, Reid – joined the company in 1954, after having served in the US Army medical laboratories during the Korean War.
Printing Industries of America's president and CEO, Michael Makin is encouraging the printing industry to reject a call by Google to "Go Paperless in 2013."
InteliCoat Technologies has appointed Chris McInerney as president and CEO of the company, effective immediately. A 25+ year industry veteran, McInerney brings a deep understanding of the wide-format market combined with a proven track record of success to position the company for growth and expansion in the dynamic digital imaging market, InteliCoat reports.
Mutoh and Avery are partnering for vehicle-wrap training classes in 10 cities across the country in 2013.
The Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training Program is designed to provide wrap installers with an in-depth understanding of graphic-installation mechanics to gain a competitive advantage in the vehicle-wrap industry, according to Mutoh America. The three-day workshop (optional third day for design instruction and certification test) will focus on the steps needed to improve the quality and speed of car-wrap installations.
MCT Inc. has debuted the MasterCut MultiTech cutting system, manufactured by UK-based Blackman & White (blackmanandwhite.com; MCT is the US distributor).
Designed specifically for digitally printed or dye-sublimated textile graphics and soft signage, the MasterCut MultiTech features: an industrial-class CO2 liquid-cooled laser; rack-and-pinion drive system; auxiliary head with dual tangential tool positions; camera vision registration system; and more.
New from Cooley Group is EnviroFlex PE, a printable polyethylene substrate designed to produce high-quality graphic images and durability in a lightweight, fully recyclable product.
UV- and solvent-printable, EnviroFlex PE is available in PVC and non-PVC options and in weights from 3.2 to 10 oz. RF- and hot-air weldable.