Sepiax Ink Technology has launched Version 3 of its Sepiax Aquares resin inks. The water-based inks feature: the ability to print at lower temperatures (average drying time for plastic films is now below 50°C); backward compatibility and capability to be mixed with Aquares V2; “self-cleaning” abilities to avoid printhead clogging; improved abrasion-, water-, and alcohol-resistance, and less sensitivity to Y-tubing connectors or sub-tanks. The inks contain no SVHCs (substance of high concern) or HAPs (hazardous air pollutants), Sepiax reports.
During the course of the past few years, most of us have had to deal with the struggle of increasing costs to our business all while we fight our way out of the past recession. Regardless of whether you believe we have officially managed our way through the recession or not, one thing is clear: It’s more expensive to do business now than it was a couple years ago.
Graphic Solutions Group will offer a three-day vehicle wrap class November 16-18, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The class will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, and lunch is included in the fee.
The class is instructed by Jeff Wagner, J3 Industries, http://j3industries.net/, a master-certified Professional Decal Application Alliance installer. He also is certified by 3M and has been in vehicle wrap installation for 19 years.
UK-based Greenshires was selected to produce special-edition drum wraps for heavy-metal band Iron Maiden, executing the work using its HP Scitex FB7500 press, onto PETG. "When printing drum wraps, the challenge is ensuring the ink adheres without cracking on the substrate," explains Marc Wolfe, Greenshires sales manager.
Global Imaging has announced the opening of its new 6500-square-foot Workflow Studio, in Louisville, Colorado. The studio features a full grand-format printing workflow, from prepress to printing to finishing.
Roland DGA has introduced new Glossy Photobase Paper to its selection of media offerings for digital printers. The heavyweight (10.5-mil) paper boasts high gloss and excellent contrast characteristics, Roland reports, and is specially designed to enhance image quality and maximize the eye-catching effects of metallic graphics. Applications include posters, presentation boards, P-O-P displays, tradeshow graphics, and more. Available in 20-, 30-, and 54-in. widths x 100-ft rolls.
FiberMark, the Vermont-based manufacturer of specialty cellulose and synthetic fiber-based printing media, has announced a portfolio of FiberMark-branded products for wide-format inkjet printers. All of the products are FSC-certified.
Printing Industries of America has announced the recipients of the 2012 InterTech Technology Awards. The 12 technologies receiving this award were judged as “truly innovative and … expected to advance the performance of the graphic-communications industry” by an independent panel of judges.
The 2012 InterTech Technology Award recipients include:
Agfa Graphics has announced that it will be hosting a free Wide-Format Open House event at its Plano, Texas, distribution center on September 18-20, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agfa Graphics' technology experts will be on-hand conducting various technology demos on the Anapurna M2540 FB, a high-speed flatbed, UV-curable inkjet printer, and Epson's SureColor S30670, its 64-inch solvent printer.
EFI has announced a new certification training program for its Fiery digital print servers, tools, and software options.
Designed for new and existing Fiery users, Fiery Certification consists of two tracks: Fiery Professional Certification and Fiery Expert Certification.