The GO F-24 from Graphics One is a one-pass UV LED flatbed printer that features a 16 x 24-in. print area and a 4-in. gantry height for printing promotional and industrial applications. Inkset: CMYK + white (and clear UV). Top resolution is 1440 dpi; print speeds up to 100 sq ft/hr (CMYK).
DAF Products launched its DAF double-sided polypropylene film, an 8-mil, 100% polypropylene film designed for printing on one or both sides. The white opaque film has a double-matte finish and is designed for use in specialized printing, window displays, promotional advertising, retail P-O-P, and tradeshows. The film is water- and tear-resistant and features light-block properties. For use with UV-cure and latex printers, it’s available in 50-in. widths.
Catalina Graphic Films introduced SPMHSCC Opti-Cling hi-stat clear static-cling vinyl, part of its series of Mojave digital media for window graphics. The 8-mil vinyl has a matte/clear liner and is compatible with eco-solvent, latex, solvent, and UV-curable printing (also screen and offset printing). For outdoor and indoor applications, including window displays, P-O-P and seasonal decals, price stickers, vehicle advertising, and more. In 54- and 60-in. widths.
Vivid Laminating Technologies, the UK designer and manufacturer of laminating machines, has announced that it has signed distribution contracts with 10 separate dealers in the United States for two of its product lines.
In a press release, the company notes that it “first visited the US to exhibit at 2011’s Graph Expo in Chicago. We returned last year for the SGIA show in Las Vegas and are now pleased to confirm that deals have been struck with a number of leading print-finishing equipment resellers.”
RockTenn has acquired National Print Group (NPG, Inc.), the merchandising-displays company and print provider.
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, RockTenn is a leading manufacturer of corrugated and consumer packaging. The company has 26,000 employees and operates locations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and China. Its RockTenn Merchandising Displays group provides promotional and permanent merchandising programs including design, manufacturing, fulfillment, and distribution services to consumer product companies and retailers.
Two new sourcebooks from the editors of The Big Picture are now available:
• The Media + Ink Sourcebook contains nearly 30 sources for: vinyl, paper, films, and self-adhesives; specialty media including fabrics, magnetics, wallcoverings, and fine-art media; rigid substrates; and inks for wide format. Click here to access the new Media + Ink Sourcebook.
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Kornit has introduced the Avalanche Hexa, a direct-to-garment printer that features a 7-color inkset – CMYKRG + white – and an expanded color gamut.
The machine features the company’s water-based NeoPigment inks, which can print on multiple fabric types and offer high elasticity and non-cracking attributes; the inks also contain no animal byproducts and are vegan-friendly, Kornit reports.
Print area: up to 23.5 x 35 in.; 600-dpi print resolution.
GMG has showcased its GMG Production Suite v2, an update of its production solution for wide-format print work. Comprising a variety of software modules – including prepress/preflight, PDF file editing, job prep/color management, RIPing, printing, and cutting – Production Suite v2 features a new SmartProfiler for accurate profiling. Also available is GMG ProductionSuite Focus Edition, an entry-level version.
Onyx Graphics has released Onyx 11 software, designed to make color more predictable. Based on its X10 RIP software and Onyx Thrive workflow software, Onyx 11 features: a color swatchbook tool for color matching; integrated job ticketing; job previewing and simplified job-sizing and cropping tools; ChromaBoost to increase color intensity; spectral calibration to ensure color consistency; specialty and spot-color ink restriction; and more. Onyx 11 is available for the entire Onyx software product line.