The X-Press F512 from Chin.E Technologies is a 4 x 8-ft flatbed UV inkjet printer that is paired with the company’s X-Press CNC router. The company is billing the bundled system as a “$100,000 print-and-cut system.” The X-Press printer features six or eight Konica 512M printheads that deliver a 14-pl droplet size and print resolutions up to 1440 x 720 dpi. Both the 6- and 8-color systems print CMYKLcLm, and the 8-color unit also is capable of printing CMYK x 2 or CMYK + white or spot colors. The 8-color printer can output up to 450 sq ft/hr in production mode.
The Client: Utah’s Hogle Zoo
The Players: Ferrari Color (ferraricolor.com), Salt Lake City, Utah
Tools & Supplies: Durst Rho 160R UV, 3M Controltac Vinyl, 3M Comply Air-Egress Vinyl, 3M 8519 glossy overlaminate
Collins Ink Corporation has acquired Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.’s UV Curable Inkjet and Optical disc-coating business. The acquisition includes intellectual property, laboratory and manufacturing assets and as well as key personnel associated with Hexion’s UV curables inkjet business.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Collins Ink is in its 19th year of formulating, manufacturing and selling inkjet inks.
Collins Ink Corporation
It is with deep sadness that we must share the tragic news that Tom Frecska, editor of Screen Printing magazine, passed away on May 21 after suffering a sudden heart attack. He was just 42 years old.
Gandinnovations has been granted protection from its creditors under Canada’s Companies’ Credits Arrangement Act (CCAA), allowing it to “restructure its affairs.” BDO Dunwoody Limited, an accounting-service firm headquartered in Toronto, has been appointed Monitor of Gandi under the agreement.
The Promotion Company in Indianapolis produces nearly 30 family and motorsports events across the country every year. To promote ticket sales to its 2008 Four Wheel Jamboree Nationals Monster Truck event, sponsored by Pepsi, the company chose to use point-of-purchase and P-O-P specialist KDM POP Solutions Group in Cincinnati.
UV offers a range of advantages when it comes to producing wide-format graphics, including but not limited to: the ability to print onto a broad range of media and substrates, few environmental issues, and increased productivity and image durability.
The images in this New York City Stride Rite store pull double duty: They’re incorporated into the retailer’s fixtures and they serve as the store’s dominant branding. Portland Color utilized an HP FB6100 flatbed and HP UV-curable inks with its magnetic signage system, printing to thin metallic media that can be applied to a magnetic receptor. The 40 x 80-inch images, designed to appeal to shoe-buying moms and dads, can be swapped out by store employees for seasonal marketing.
What you see is not what you will get with this building wrap in Dublin, Ireland. Construction on this development is expected to take two years, so Cover-Up Limited (www.coverup.ie) created this aesthetic alternative that depicts not only the building’s completed exterior, but also shows people in meetings, looking out of the windows, and standing on balconies. Cover-Up output the wrap on an HP Scitex XL1500 superwide onto Vuflex Eash Mesh using HP Scitex Inks. The front and back sections were joined with high-frequency welding.
WP Digital, the former unit of Spühl AG (now a part of Wifag Polytype), has released two new Virtu printers: the Virtu RS35 and Virtu RR50.