Summa has introduced the Summa DC5 series of thermal-transfer printer-cutters, comprising the 54-in. DC5 and the 30-in. DC5sx. Features include an integrated cutting head, OptiPrint media pre-cleaning system, built-in ribbon changer, ColorControl 8 RIP software with auto color tiling, a color touchscreen, Ethernet connectivity, and more. A built-in motorized media take-up system is standard on the DC5 (optional on the D5sx).
FloorSignage has showcased its AlumiGraphics Smooth media made of aluminum foil. Designed for use on exterior walls, building wraps, columns, and various other long- or short-term applications, the media is pliable, durable, direct-printable, and easily conforms to rough or smooth exterior rigid surfaces, the company reports. It features a smooth, non-glare satin surface, and does not require a heat source to install or remove; it can be disposed with aluminum recycling. Compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV printers. Available in 53-in. widths, and in various lengths.
Mikkelsen Converting Technologies has debuted its new Versa-Tech Laser, which joins the line of MCT digital finishing solutions produced in conjunction with Black & White. The new system combines the elements for laser cutting with those for routing or tangential knife cutting and creasing, and so can accommodate an array of materials from fabrics to flexible media and rigid substrates.
Arlon Graphics has introduced its Ultimate PremiumPlus Series 2600LX automotive wrap film. A 4-mil (100-micron) multi-layer, color cast PVC film, the new media is designed to provide exceptional conformability and ease of handling and installation, even on deep recesses and channel constructions, the company reports. Featuring high-tack repositionability, Ultimate PremiumPlus is available in glossy, super matte, pearlescent, and sparkle metallic finishes. In 60-in. widths.
The Eos126 DS textile printer from Printer Evolution was introduced at ISA. The 10.5-ft printer features an on-board calendar system; Ricoh Gen-4 variable-drop grayscale printheads that produce drops of varying colors (CMYK) and sizes (7-21 pL) within a single image; and water-based EOS DS inks that have passed all Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. It’s available in two configurations: 8 printheads (2 heads/color) or 12 printheads (3 heads/color).
MagX America has introduced its MagX48, a 48-in.-wide printable magnetic sheeting. Designed for point-of-purchase, signage, and display products, MagX48 has a multi-purpose coating that accepts various digital solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks. It features a magnetic pull strength of 340 lbs/lineal ft; 12.5-in. poles/in. for increased magnetic strength, MagX reports.
Ampla has introduced its new Targa XT LED UV hybrid series of printers. Available in four configurations (71-in. printing width and 6 printheads; and 126-in. print width with 6, 16, or 20 printheads), the new printers feature: CMYK or CMYK + white inksets; two LED curing units; a top speed of of 1076 sq ft/hr in Draft mode on the 20-printhead model (861 sq ft/hr in Production mode); 1200-dpi max. resolution; a Caldera GranRIP+; 15-in. monitor and main operating center with digital temperature indicators; and more.
It’s been nearly 50 years since the release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The music was revolutionary, but so was its artwork by Sir Peter Blake and Jann Haworth. Now, Blake is at it again, working with Oasis Graphic Co. (www.oasisgraphic.co.uk) to create a mural for London’s Royal Albert Hall.
GGC has launched the JC-241UV printer/cutter, designed for an array of materials including vinyl, cardboard, and acrylic for applications such as signage, P-O-P, labeling, packaging, and more.
The 2014 Graph Expo Must See ‘Ems Competition will begin accepting entries for this year’s awards program on June 2. An annual product-recognition awards program associated with the Graph Expo tradeshow in Chicago, the competition is designed to recognize the most compelling product introductions on the event’s show floor.
The awards are categorized into 11 production areas: