Ricoh Americas Corporation (www.ricoh-usa.com) has announced that it has signed an agreement with Mimaki USA (www.mimakiusa.com) to distribute its JFX200-2513 and JFX500-2131 flatbed inkjet printers through Ricoh sales channels. Ricoh, with this agreement, will continue to expand its hardware and software offerings for graphic communications providers interested in growing or creating a wide-format printing business, according to the company.
If walls could talk, they’d be talking digital. At least that was the topic buzzing around the 155 members of the Wallcoverings Association who attended the organization’s 46th Annual Meeting, held in Clearwater Beach, Florida, last February.
Rana Raychoudhury, worldwide principal technical consultant at HP, said more and more digital print manufacturers are moving to interior décor applications.
Agfa Graphics has introduced two new printers, the 98-in. Jeti Tauro (shown) and the Jeti Mira.
The Jeti Tauro is a hybrid printer that is compatible with the Acorta Automatic Cutting Plotter. It features gloss and satin modes; vacuum belt drive system with motion control; welded steel constructed beam; advanced GUI design with improved visualization of the job layout and positioning; and more.
3M Graphics has announced the winner of its Wrap to Win Contest. Daren Merkle of Shadow Graphix (www.shadowgraphix.com) in Indianapolis has won an all-expense-paid trip for two to Bora Bora for his wrap job using 3M Envision Wrap Films.
The 3M Wrap to Win contest, held between November and March, asked graphic manufacturing companies to showcase their skills with 3M Envision Print Wrap Films and 3M Envision Wrap Overlaminates.
EFI and SpeedPro Imaging (www.speedpro.com) have signed a partnership agreement to bring EFI’s LED H1625 hybrid printer to several SpeedPro locations this year. SpeedPro is a nationally franchised network of 120 large-format printing studios, which provide digital graphics for a range of applications.
The 65-inch Wide Format LED H1625 hybrid roll/flatbed printer features eight-level, variable-drop grayscale imaging and is designed for printing on a broad range of substrates.
Mactac Distributor Products has added an enhanced version of its dry erase overlaminate, Permacolor PermaGard PGD6000. Its clear topcoat is compatible with water-based dry-erase markers that wipe clean without ghosting or staining.
PermaGard PGD6000 has a clear permanent adhesive that can be used over images printed on solvent, latex, and most UV inkjet printers. The overlaminate replaces Permacolor PermaGard PG7034 and Permacolor PermaGard PG6000, and offers a durability of 1 year outdoors and 5 years indoors.
Ritrama Spa has introduced RI-JET 75 Optima, a PVC film with high resistance to climate changes. The polymeric film is designed for medium- to long-term advertising, shop windows decorations, and partial vehicles wrapsping. Available in transparent and pigmented grey,; as well as and a 150mm thickness.
Ritrama recommends to laminatinge the film with RI-JET 75 Clear, a protective polymeric film available in gloss and matte finishes.
Compatible with eco-solvent, solvent, latex, and UV inkjet printers.
To bring attention to domestic violence during the weekend surrounding International Women’s Day, ad agency WCRS, non-profit Women’s Aid, and media company Ocean Outdoor created a billboard campaign for three London locales.The digital billboards featured a battered woman whose bruised face healed as people stopped to look. Views from passersby were measured with Lookout, a facial recognition technology.
Stratasys has introduced the industrial scale Objet1000 Plus 3D Production System, a multi-material 3D printer offering an extra-large print size and accelerated speeds for manufacturing applications including aerospace, automotive, medical devices, and consumer products, as well as those required by service bureaus and universities.
Aslan has introduced its latest line of self-adhesive glass decoration films, Illustra, designed to divide rooms without reducing the light transparency. The transparent films are printed in three white designs: Linen, Dot, and Snow.
The films are scratch-resistant; compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV-curable inks, as well as screen printing; and have a minimum outdoor durability of 7 years. Available in up to 4.5-ft. widths.