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Kona Cutters from Mutoh

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Available in three sizes: 30, 54, and 65 inches.

Mutoh’s new line of Kona Cutters are available in three sizes: 30, 54, and 65 in.

All three cutter sizes feature: laser-based optical sensors for automatic job recognition and accurate alignment; a dual-roll support system; full-color LCD touch screen with multi-language capability; and an automatic sheet-off mechanism incorporating a rotatable long-life blade with four cutting sides.

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New FlexCon Window-Advertising System

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FlexMark 6180 combined with a clear mounting film.

FlexCon has introduced a new two-part window-graphics system that includes a non-vinyl opaque banner film, FlexMark 6180, combined with a clear mounting film, FlexMount Select DF462211. The system is designed to meet the growing demand for interior-mounted, large-format, two-sided window graphics.

The two-part window advertising system consists of:

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Fujifilm Launches Acuity Advance HS-X2 UV Flatbed

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Features new Express print mode is capable of reaching speeds up to 709 square feet/hour.

Fujifilm has introduced its new Acuity Advance HS-X2 UV flatbed, which builds upon the company’s existing Advance X2 but dramatically increases output speeds.

The printer features variable-dot grayscale printheads and a new Express mode, capable of reaching speeds up to 709 sq ft/hr. The HS X2 can hit 462 sq ft/hr in Production mode, 325 sq ft/hr in Quality mode and 258 sq ft/hr in Fine Art mode (all speeds are in flatbed mode, without optional rollfed or white-ink modules).

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Roland Announces VersaArt Series Sublimation Printers

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Also introduces 64-in. Camm-1 Pro GX-640 vinyl cutter.

Roland DGA has introduced a new sublimation solution for its VersaArt series of printers.
The 4-color (CMYK) printers are available in two models: the 64-in. RS-640 and the 54-in. RS-540. For sublimated graphics, the VersaArt printers add Roland’s BU-2 high-capacity ink system and HeatWave SBL2 sublimation inks.

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Green Printing for Green Living

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Vomela's Eco Shoppe work features eco-friendly graphics.

With more consumers joining the green movement, health retailer The Vitamin Shoppe opened The Eco Shoppe—a new concept store offering various sustainable living products for home, garden, pets, and more—in Austin, Texas.

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Growth Strategies

During the economic crisis, many executives have understandably shifted their focus from growth to survival. But certain innovative companies have engaged in what economists call "countercyclical behavior," hoping to gain a competitive edge by putting aggressive new initiatives in place at a time when others stood still.

In this dynamic discussion, you'll hear from four executives who have made significant changes to their organization during the downturn through:

capital investment mergers and acquisitions plant expansions

Roland Expands Cartridge Recycling Program into Canada

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North American Environmental Initiatives Reflect Company’s Commitment to Sustainable Operations

Roland DGA Corp. has expanded its U.S. cartridge recycling program into Canada for users of all of the company’s wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, including eco-solvent, solvent, sublimation, UV, and aqueous models. To take part in the program, Canadian inkjet customers can ship cartridges to state-of-the-art facilities in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario, or choose from multiple drop-off points offered by some dealers.

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Onyx Graphics Announces Version X10 Production RIP Products

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New features include automated print-and-cut workflow, superior color profiling, and reliable file handling.

Onyx Graphics has announced the availability of version X10 of its production RIP products: Onyx ProductionHouse, PosterShop, and RIPCenter.

New features on version X10 include an improved profiling process (ProductionHouse only) and automated print-and-cut workflow; an improved native PDF, PostScript, and raster image processing engine (for more reliable file handling and reproduction of images from Macintosh and PC-based creative applications); Smart 16-bit processing technology; and Pantone’s new Pantone Plus Series spot color matching system.

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The Oldham Group Announces US Distribution Agreement with InkTec

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Will market, install, and support Jetrix UV printers.

The Oldham Group has signed a master agreement with InkTec Corporation to market, install, and support the Jetrix product line of UV printers in the US, including the Jetrix 2513 and Jetrix 3015 UV flatbeds.

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Fast, Even Standing Still

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Artist Jeff Koons’ BMW LeMans 'Art Car.'

Auto racing, aficionados would say, isn’t just a sport—it’s an art. There may be no better proof of this than BMW’s 17th “Art Car,” a beautiful rolling masterpiece created by artist Jeff Koons for this year’s 24 Hours of LeMans, the famous endurance race held in France. Designed to evoke power and emotion, the vehicle wrap seems to be bursting with energy—even when standing still.

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