EskoArtwork showcased its new i-cut Suite, targeted specifically for companies that operate a large-format digital printer and/or digital finishing system, and require professional tools to streamline their workflows. The Suite comprises various modules, including i-cut Preflight for efficient PDF preflighting and editing, i-cut Layout for interactive layout and nesting, and i-cut Vision Pro control system for precise and accurate die-less cutting.
Inca Digital showcased its faster Onset S20, which now boasts an additional 15% speed boost (a 24% increase since its initial launch). The printer’s new high-speed mode lets users print graphics at speeds ranging from 1600 to 3330 sq ft/hr, the company reports, and offers resolutions from 600 to 1000 dpi. The new print mode is standard on all new Onset S20s; existing S20 units can get a free upgrade. Fujifilm (fujifilm.com) is the exclusive Inca distributor.
Fisher Textiles added three new fabrics to its Enviro-Tex Plus fabrics line for dye sublimation and UV printing. ETP 9372 Reclaim Soft Knit (FR), ETP 9373 Reclaim Heavy Knit (FR), and ETP 9374 Reclaim Open Knit (FR). All are eco-friendly and are made from 100% Repreve yarn and 100% post consumer waste. All are 122-in. wide and meet NFPA 701 flame requirements.
Arlon showcased its new Series 3220L (Luster) and Series 3220S (Satin) overlaminates. These multipurpose, 2-mil cast-vinyl laminates are recommended for vehicle wraps and for any type of outdoor digitally printed signage. Available in 30-, 36-, 48-, 54-, and 60-in. roll widths.
Drytac showcased its Artsafe 200 mounting tissue, a high-quality, buffered, acid-free, non-yellowing, stable and safe adhesive for fine-art prints, posters, photo, and clippings. Artsafe 200 mounting tissue is supplied on a special “carrier release” paper, and can be used for small and large prints. A single sided version (with adhesive on one side of the buffered tissue) is also available for use as a heat-set repair tissue.
Transilwrap Company has announced the acquisition of Interfilm Holdings, Inc., the distributor and converter of flexible films.
ST Media Group International, publisher of The Big Picture, has announced that buyers from Clear Channel Outdoor, SuperValu, and Bealls (Tampa) will be featured on the 2011 Signage and Graphics Summit (SGS) Buyers’ Panel.
This year’s panelists include Harry Steen, Manager of Creative Design, Supervalu; Karen Filips, Director-Ad Production, Bealls (the department store chain headquartered in Tampa with 76 locations); and Charlie Turner, Executive VP-Operations, Clear Channel Outdoor.
The Client Target Fresh grocery stores
The Player MetroMedia Technologies (MMT, mmt.com)
Clearstar LP released its redesigned StarLam 1600R roll-to-roll liquid laminator. The new model features rotating metering rods, a self-contained cleaning system and an advanced drying technique. The 1600R can handle media up to 64-in. wide and offers speeds of 1-4 ft/min.
Polytype America Corp., exclusive distributor for the SwissQPrint printer line, introduced the Impala hybrid UV printer to North America. It uses an 8-color inkset (CMYKcmk + W) + varnish, supports drop sizes from 12 to 42 pl, offers resolution up to 1440 dpi, and print speeds up to 1441 sq ft/hr in flatbed mode (high-print quality is 387-720 sq ft/hr at 720 and 360 dpi). Maximum print area is 5 x 8 ft. The company also showcased several new print modes for the Oryx UV flatbed printers that increase the maximum print speed up to 828 sq ft/hr in draft mode.