Kaz Yamamura has been named the new president of Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation, and Go Miyazaki has been promoted to president and COO of Fujifilm North America Corporation.
The founder of signs and graphics manufacturer Lowen Corporation, C.W. “Mike” Lowen, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Bullhead City, Arizona, at the age of 84.
A successful entrepreneur who founded many business ventures, Lowen was also a published writer, musician, sailor, pilot, artist, photographer, gold miner, videographer, computer programmer, chef, boat builder, and adventurer.
In addition to partnering with Océ and Xanté, Memjet has also partnered with Fuji Xerox – which distributes Fuji Xerox and Xerox products and services throughout the Asia Pacific region – for the development of a wide-format printer featuring Memjet technologies. Fuji Xerox is integrating Memjet components into a rollfed 42-in. wide-format solution targeted at technical and production graphics applications. Top speed will be 300 mm/sec at 800 x 1600 dpi, or 150 mm/sec at 1600 x 1600 dpi, the company reports. A machine prototype was shown at the Caldera booth.
Sun Innovations, based in Russia, introduced its Neo TurboSpeed, a UV LED printer that offers print speeds up to 1076 sq ft/hr and a top resolution of 720 x 1440. The TurboSpeed features a CMYKcm+W inkset (Sunflower UV inks) and is available in 98- and 126-in. widths; media up to 8-in. thick can be accommodated, the company reports.
Bordeaux Digital PrintInk announced its new PRDS environmentally friendly dye-sub and direct-to-textile inks for the fabric-printing markets, in final development stages. The company reports that the PRDS inks feature excellent nozzle stability and high ink density, and produce vibrant colors as well as excellent color fastness and low fumes during fixation.
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Durst Image Technology has announced its Rho 320R HS “High Speed” version of its Rho 320R roll-to-roll printer. The new UV machine can hit a maximum speed of up to 1895 sq ft/hr in high-speed P-O-P mode (1485 sq ft/hr in 2-pass mode), and offers a 600-dpi resolution; it can accommodate large rolls with a diameter of up to 24 in. and a width of 126 in. (or 2 rolls of 63-in. each). Inks are UV-free, high-pigmentation Rho Roll DM inks for indoor and outdoor use; 4-color standard (6-color optional).
Océ has debuted its Velocity concept printer, developed in conjunction with Memjet. The 42-in. printer mates high-speed Memjet inkjet technology with Océ workflow to print up to 500 A0 color prints/hr at 800 x 1600 dpi. Incorporating the same six-media-roll capacity of Océ’s ColorWave 600/650, the Velocity utilizes five Memjet inkjet printheads (each measuring 8.77-in. wide and each with 70,000 ink nozzles), applying more than 3 billion drops of ink per second.
Mutoh has introduced its 4-color ValueJet 1324/1624 (54/64-in. max. media width) printers, which boast new printheads with variable-dot technology and use Mutoh ValueJet Eco-Solvent 3A inks. Both sizes offer 12 print modes ranging from 360 to 1440 dpi. The 1324 tops out at 565 sq ft/hr; the 1624 tops out at 600 sq ft/hr (both at 360 x 360 dpi). Both can also be outfitted with a SpectroVue VM-10 optional spectrophotometer.
Landa Corporation has announced six new Landa Nanographic presses, including three sheetfed models. The presses employ the company’s NanoInk technology and colorants, which comprise water-based nano-sized pigments that are heated to become a dry polymeric film, which is then transferred to paper or film without pretreatment. Landa reports that the film image instantly bonds to the surface, forming an abrasion-resistant layer. Each of the three sheetfed presses can print in up to 8 colors and can use spot and specialty colors. The Landa S5 is a 20-in.
Ricoh has demonstrated a prototype of its Ricoh Pro L4000 series printer, featuring the next generation of Ricoh's piezo printheads, latex inks, and a 7-color inkset: CMYKcm + white. Available in two sizes – 54 and 64 in. – the L4000 offers multiple jetting printhead technology to produce three different drop sizes simultaneously (as small as 4 pL) and output speeds up to 195 sq ft/hr. It offers extensive media support on a range of substrates, Ricoh reports. Slated to be available in North America and Europe in Q1 2013.