User login

HP Achieves UL Sustainability Certification for Water-Based Inkjet Inks

Subtitle: 
“For every step a company takes toward greening its products and processes, the marketplace advances its overall sustainability practices.”

HP has announced that its HP Latex Inks and HP A50 Inkjet Web Press Inks are the first water-based inkjet inks to achieve the Sustainable Product Certification from UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Terms:

EFI Acquires Online Print Solutions

Subtitle: 
"[We have] seen Web-to-print expand and become a standard way of doing business around the world... We see great potential in continuing to expand our offerings."

EFI has acquired Online Print Solutions (OPS), a company engaged in the areas of Web-to-print, dynamic publishing, and cross-media marketing solutions. OPS develops and deploys applications designed specifically to manage the needs of corporate storefronts, retail sites, and online design to variable-data and cross-media solutions; its customers include commercial printers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Terms:

Push a Button, Get a Mountain Bike

Subtitle: 
How Ampco Grafix and Tourism British Columbia created this unique oversized vending machine.

When it comes to vending machines, the lure of a greasy bag of potato chips or a bubbly soda is usually enough to pull us in.

Terms:

IllumiSol BL Film from Ultraflex

Subtitle: 
Also introduces FabriTac repositionable fabric and Wallscapes Bali Hai.

Ultraflex has introduced IllumiSol BL Film, an 8.5-mil PET film coated on one-side for eco-solvent, solvent, and UV printing. The quick-drying, glossy topcoat is designed to diffuse light for backlit graphics. Primary applications include indoor and outdoor backlit displays, transit graphics, high-resolution posters, light boxes, and more. IllumiSol has been formulated to prevent the transfer of ink onto the backside of the graphics when rolled up after printing. In 86-in. rolls.

Terms:

New Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Papers from BMG

Subtitle: 
Glossy Finish and Lustre versions available in sheets and rolls.

Brand Management Group (BMG) has introduced Glossy Finish and Lustre Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Papers. Both resin-based papers weigh in at 255 gsm. Glossy Finish offers a smooth, high-gloss finish; Lustre Finish features a satin finish similar to E-surface papers used in traditional darkroom printing. The instant-dry papers have been engineered to lay flat with little to no curl; they feature a bright white point and are compatible with dye and pigmented inks. In various sheet and roll sizes up to 60-in. wide

Terms:

New Colors for 3M’s Wrap Film Series 1080

Subtitle: 
Added: Matte Pink, Matte Orange, Matte Blue Metallic, Gloss Red Metallic, and Satin Black.

3M Commercial Graphics has introduced five new colors to its line of 3M Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080. The new colors include: Matte Pink, Matte Orange, Matte Blue Metallic, Gloss Red Metallic, and Satin Black. As with the rest of the Series 1080 line, the new colors are designed with a pressure-activated adhesive that allows them to slide and be respositioned until firm pressure is applied.

3M COMMERCIAL GRAPHICS
www.3mgraphics.com
 

Terms:

FESPA Global Summit to Take Place in London

Subtitle: 
January 2013 event is designed to help attendees “build stronger, more innovative businesses that can thrive against the constantly evolving economic backdrop.”

FESPA is bringing its third FESPA Global Summit to London. The two-day event – which invites industry leaders of the digital wide-format community to address key issues, challenges, opportunities, and threats that are confronting the modern print service provider – takes place January 22-23 at the Brewery and Montcalm Hotel in East London.

Terms:

Inca Launches Inca Onset S20i

Subtitle: 
Boasts a variety of new features, including enhanced range of Fujifilm Uvijet inks.

Inca Digital Printers has introduced the Inca Onset S20i wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer, which supersedes the former Onset S20 and follows the launch of the Onset S40i earlier this year.

Terms:

Plustek Introduces OpticFilm 120 Scanner

Subtitle: 
New film scanner is bundled with LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast Ai Studio 8.

Plustek Technology has launched its new OpticFilm 120 film scanner, designed to deliver professional image-quality results from 35mm film strips, slides, and 120/220 film formats from 6 x 4.5 to 6 x 12 in.

Terms:

Canon Introduces Five New imageProGraf Printers

Subtitle: 
New models range from 24- to 60-inches, offer new color-consistency features.

Canon USA has introduced five new imageProGraf large-format printers: the 60-in. iPF9400 and iPF9400S, the 44-in. iPF8400, and the 24-in. iPF6450 and iPF6400 models.

All of the new models utilize Canon’s Lucia EX pigment inkset: 8 colors (CMYK + photo cyan + photo magenta + gray + matte black) on the 9400S and 12 colors (CMYKRGB + photo magenta + photo cyan + gray + photo gray + matte black) on the other four new models. Tank size on the 9400, 9400S, and 8400 models is 330-ml (700-ml optional); the 6450 and 6400 models have a 130-ml tank size (300-ml optional).

Terms: