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INX Debuts EDX Eco-Solvents

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Allows users to perform cartridge chageover without wasting ink.

Inx Digital showcased its EDX line of eco solvent inks and Eco Bulk ink-delivery system. A fast drying ink with low odor and dual compatibility, EDX allows users to perform cartridge-by-cartridge changeover without wasting ink. The EDX inks were launched specifically for Roland series printers with Epson DX4 printhead technology.

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New Aurora Knit Fabrics

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Also announced it is now the exclusive distributor in the US and Canada for Stork digital textile inks.

Aurora Specialty Textiles added Encore FR to its Weaves of Green line of 100% recycled polyester fabrics. Made from post-consumer plastic drink bottles and constructed of spun yarns to give it the drape and hand of a natural fiber fabric, Encore FR features a rugged texture and the durability of polyester. It meets the NFPA 701 small-scale flammability standard for indoor use and is compatible with sublimation transfer and UV-cure printing. Available in 100-yd rolls, 58-in. wide.

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Budget-Inks Introduces Sam Ink Solution for Designjet

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Engineered to match HP colors.

Budget-Inks introduced a Sam Ink solution for the HP Designjet z6100 printer. Engineered to match HP colors, the Sam inks boast good adhesion to micro-porous media. Available in 750-ml cartridges and 1-liter bulk containers.

Budget-Inks
budgetinks.com

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Gandy Digital Introduces Pred8tor UV Flatbed

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A UV flatbed printer with a roll-to-roll option.

Gandy Digital introduced the Pred8tor, a UV flatbed with a roll-to-roll option. The 5-color (CMYK+W) printer offers resolution up to 1200 dpi (apparent) and a top speed of 1920 sq ft/hr in Production mode (400 sq ft/hr in Extra Fine mode). Maximum print size is 48 x 96 in. (rigid), and the Pred8tor can accommodate media up to 2-in. thick. The machine’s touch-and-drag GUI runs on the WiFi-enabled Apple iPad, which comes loaded with video tutorials and a live diagnostic system; also available on the GUI is a materials inventory-control ordering system.

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Sihl Premiers Array of New Media

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New to Sihl includes the Sihl 3166 ClearStick clear film.

Sihl premiered various new media at SGIA, including:
• Sihl 3166 ClearStick clear film with adhesive for aqueous inkjet printers; a 2-mil polyester film with an optically clear inkjet coating on the image side and an optically clear, repositionable adhesive with a thin opaque, white polyester release liner on the reverse side. Applications include P-O-S, event signage, and digital packaging prototypes. In 24- to 50-in. widths.

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Agfa Debuts Jeti 3020 Titan Flatbed

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Flatbed incorporates 16 Ricoh Gen 4 grayscale printheads.

The Jeti 3020 Titan flatbed from Agfa Graphics is a high-production machine, designed and constructed using a modular format so that, as users’ demands increase, the printer's color and speed capabilities can be extended. The Titan's entry-level version incorporates 16 Ricoh Gen 4 grayscale printheads resulting in CMYK output at a native resolution of 600 dpi, able to deliver 1200 dpi for photorealistic image quality. The machine has a maximum print area of 124 x 79.5 in. and prints up to 1216 sq ft/hr in high-speed mode (370 sq ft/hr in quality mode).

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HP Announces Certified for JDF Program

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HP is chair of CIP4 Wide Format Workgroup.

HP announced that it has created a new HP Certified for Wide Format Printing JDF Exchange program for third-party workflow solutions. HP certification ensures that workflow solutions exchanging JDF will interoperate properly with each other, enabling print service providers to easily build e-storefronts to market their services, take advantage of production-automation tools to reduce costs, and differentiate their service offerings. Several companies already have achieved certification through the program. HP is chair of the CIP4’s Wide Format Workgroup.

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Neschen Introduces SolvoPrint Nolite 175 Media

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A 7-mil matte polyester media.

Neschen made its first showing of SolvoPrint Nolite 175, a 7-mil matte polyester media for use with solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV-curable printers. Suitable for indoor as well as short-term outdoor projects, it features 100% opacity to remove shadows and image washout due to backlit conditions, edge-curl resistance, and a scratch-resistant coating. Applications include P-O-P displays, retail signage, tradeshow graphics, and display systems. Available in 36 x 98-in. rolls.

Neschen
neschenbrands.com

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Durst's Rhotex 320 Makes North American Debut

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Printer aimed at the soft-signage market.

The Rhotex 320 printer from Durst made its North American debut. Aimed at the soft-signage markets, the printer is available in 4-color standard or in an optional configuration of CMYKcm + light black and/or spot colors.

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3M Introduces Array of New Media

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3M Scotchprint Wrap Film 1080 is available in four matte colors.

3M introduced an array of new media updates, including:
• 3M Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080 is available in four matte colors – black, white, silver, and military green. These pressure-activated, 3.5-mil cast films are designed to provide dimensional stability and durability without the need for an overlaminate. The films feature non-visible air-release channels and 60-in. widths.

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