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New Media and Laminates from Kapco

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Also introduced: Cast Vinyl Laminate for vehicle wraps and graphics.

Kapco Graphic Products has introduced two new water-based inkjet media as well as two new PSA laminates.

The 8-mil Microporous Gloss Polypropylene Film is a bright white, water-resistant, recyclable water-based inkjet print media with a microporous coating for instant drying. It’s also available in an adhesive-backed version. In 36-, 42-, 50-, and 60-in. widths.

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Drytac Introduces a Silver Base Film for UV Printers

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Can be printed with a UV flatbed printer to achieve a metallic ink effect.

Drytac has added MHL High Gloss Silver, a thermal, metallic-base film that can mimic the look of metallic inks or foil stamping when white inks are partially or totally knocked out. MHL High Gloss Silver is a 1.5-mil film with a silver metallic finish that can be applied using a heated roller laminator. Once applied, it can be printed with a UV flatbed printer to achieve a metallic ink effect depending on how much white ink is used or the look of foil stamping or foiled papers when the ink is completely knocked out, exposing the silver finish.
 

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DreamScape’s New Chrome Finish Wallcovering

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Designed for wall graphics, murals, and interior décor.

DreamScape has introduced Silver Flash and Gold Flash highly reflective silver- and gold-chromed inkjet media. The media is designed for wall graphics, murals, and interior décor for retail, hospitality, corporate, tradeshow, and museum displays. The products are a Type I commercial digital wallcoverings with Class “A” fire ratings. Iridescent colors can be created with combinations of white and colored inks.

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Fujifilm Makes Executive Changes in the US

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Kaz Yamamura named the new president of Fujifilm Holdings America and Go Miyazaki named president and COO of Fujifilm North America.

Kaz Yamamura has been named the new president of Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation, and Go Miyazaki has been promoted to president and COO of Fujifilm North America Corporation.

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Founder of the Lowen Corporation Passes

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C.W. “Mike” Lowen passed away at age 84.

The founder of signs and graphics manufacturer Lowen Corporation, C.W. “Mike” Lowen, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Bullhead City, Arizona, at the age of 84.

A successful entrepreneur who founded many business ventures, Lowen was also a published writer, musician, sailor, pilot, artist, photographer, gold miner, videographer, computer programmer, chef, boat builder, and adventurer. 

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Memjet and Fuji Xerox Rollfed Prototype Debuts

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A 42-inch printer targeted at technical and production graphics applications.

In addition to partnering with Océ and Xanté, Memjet has also partnered with Fuji Xerox – which distributes Fuji Xerox and Xerox products and services throughout the Asia Pacific region – for the development of a wide-format printer featuring Memjet technologies. Fuji Xerox is integrating Memjet components into a rollfed 42-in. wide-format solution targeted at technical and production graphics applications. Top speed will be 300 mm/sec at 800 x 1600 dpi, or 150 mm/sec at 1600 x 1600 dpi, the company reports. A machine prototype was shown at the Caldera booth.

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Sun Innovations Debuts Neo TurboSpeed

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Features include a CMYKcm+W inkset.

Sun Innovations, based in Russia, introduced its Neo TurboSpeed, a UV LED printer that offers print speeds up to 1076 sq ft/hr and a top resolution of 720 x 1440. The TurboSpeed features a CMYKcm+W inkset (Sunflower UV inks) and is available in 98- and 126-in. widths; media up to 8-in. thick can be accommodated, the company reports.

SUN INNOVATIONS
www.sun-nsk.com

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Bordeaux's New Dye-Sub and Direct-to-Textile Inks

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Features low fumes during fixation.

Bordeaux Digital PrintInk announced its new PRDS environmentally friendly dye-sub and direct-to-textile inks for the fabric-printing markets, in final development stages. The company reports that the PRDS inks feature excellent nozzle stability and high ink density, and produce vibrant colors as well as excellent color fastness and low fumes during fixation.

BORDEAUX DIGITAL PRINTINK
www.c-m-y-k.com

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High Speed Version of Durst Rho 320R Printer Debuts

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Inks are UV-free, high-pigmentation Rho Roll DM inks for indoor and outdoor use.

Durst Image Technology has announced its Rho 320R HS “High Speed” version of its Rho 320R roll-to-roll printer. The new UV machine can hit a maximum speed of up to 1895 sq ft/hr in high-speed P-O-P mode (1485 sq ft/hr in 2-pass mode), and offers a 600-dpi resolution; it can accommodate large rolls with a diameter of up to 24 in. and a width of 126 in. (or 2 rolls of 63-in. each). Inks are UV-free, high-pigmentation Rho Roll DM inks for indoor and outdoor use; 4-color standard (6-color optional).

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Océ Introduces Velocity

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Incorporates the same six-media-roll capacity of Océ’s ColorWave 600/650.

Océ has debuted its Velocity concept printer, developed in conjunction with Memjet. The 42-in. printer mates high-speed Memjet inkjet technology with Océ workflow to print up to 500 A0 color prints/hr at 800 x 1600 dpi. Incorporating the same six-media-roll capacity of Océ’s ColorWave 600/650, the Velocity utilizes five Memjet inkjet printheads (each measuring 8.77-in. wide and each with 70,000 ink nozzles), applying more than 3 billion drops of ink per second.

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