Drytac’s UltraFlex Gloss aqueous coating for fleet graphics has been approved for use with Avery Graphics digital films such as the MPI 1005 Supercast Series, 2005 Series, and DOL Series when printed on Mimaki printers using OEM inks.
MultiCam Inc. has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories to apply the UL sticker to all of its electrical enclosures and controls. With electrical equipment identified with the UL 508 sticker, the company reports, users do not need to hire inspectors before running the properly installed machine.
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.
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:
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.