PrinterEvolution has introduced its new Neo Series of direct dye-sub textile printers, comprising the Neo64 DS, Neo74 DS, and Neo104 DS models (64-, 74-, and 104-in. respectively). All of the new 4-color Neo printers feature: Epson DX Variable Drop printheads; a true on-board calender fixation unit; and a 1.5-liter ink system.
SA International (SAi) officially launched Sign.com, an online store designed to be a dedicated one-stop location for the sign- and-print-buying public. All sign and print jobs ordered through Sign.com are routed to members of the newly created International Sign & Printmakers Guild (an SAi-founded and -sponsored organization) for production and delivery to the customer.
Mutoh America has showcased its new 64-in. ValueJet 1617H hybrid. The printer features the company’s MP bio-based inks (CMYK + W), Intelligent Interweave to eliminate banding, and a half-inch print height to allow for prototype and mock-up print work. Other features include: speeds up to 300 sq ft/hr; a top resolution of 1440 dpi; ValueJet Status Monitor; and ColorVerify color-checking system. Options include an integrated spectrophotometer, ColorVerify Pro, and a takeup system. MSRP: $49,995.
Bordeaux Print Ink has showcased its enhanced EDLX Latex inks. The 6-color inks comprise the company’s water-based resin formulation and are specifically developed for solvent inkjet printers equipped with Epson DX printheads. The new formulation is designed for faster print throughput, lower ink-drying temperatures, high quality and reliability performance on a wide range of substrates, abrasion- and scratch-resistance, and a broad color gamut, the company reports.
CET Color has launched its K-Series of UV printers, comprising the X-Press 1000K flatbed and the X-Press 1000HK hybrid models. Both printers offer Kyocera printheads that deliver five-level grayscale imaging and true 600-dpi resolution; they feature 2656 nozzles/heads and print 4.25 in. with each pass. Both models can accommodate media up to 60 x 120 in. Available inksets are CMYK and CMYK + White. Top print speeds are 800 sq ft/hr in Production mode; 669 sq ft/hr in Standard mode. List price is $249,000.
GBC has launched its new line of Spire wide-format laminators, available in Spire I, II, III, and IV Series.
EFI has acquired privately held GamSys Software. GamSys, a creator of ERP (MIS) systems for the printing and packaging industries in the French-speaking areas of Europe and Africa, will become part of EFI's existing software applications portfolio. EFI intends to integrate support and operation of GamSys into its existing Productivity Software organization, while continuing to enhance the product's offerings. Patrick Vreven, GamSys co-founder and CEO, becomes director of EFI GamSys.
Durst has appointed Christoph Gamper as CEO of Durst Phototechnik AG and its subsidiaries. Gamper succeeds Dr. Richard Piock, who has been in charge of the group for more than 20 years. Piock will join Durst’s Board of Directors as president of Durst Phototechnik AG.
MTL Print has announced the new NurStar 305D, a 5- x 10-ft UV flatbed. The 4-color machine offers variable-drop-size technology, boasts a top speed of 2700 sq ft/hr in Signage mode (1080 sq ft/hr in P-O-P High Quality mode), and offers a resolution of 1440 dpi. It can accommodate media up to 1-in. thick. A Caldera RIP is standard; white ink is optional.
Digital Graphics Solutions has introduced the Samurai II series of digital flatbed cutters. The Samurai II is able to cut structural rigid cardboard, PVC (up to 6mm), styrene, Coroplast, foam, corrugated board, SBS board, adhesive vinyl, magnetic film, carpet, leather, paper, and other substrates. In three sizes (cutting areas): 51 x 51, 51 x 74, and 51 x 98 in., the Samurai II features: a 4-tool built-in head, oscillating knife, non-oscillating knife, creasing wheel, and plotting pen. Maximum cutting depth is 0.6-in.; max. cutting diameter is 0.25-in.