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.
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.
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.
Expand Media has introduced an Expand Header Kit for its Expand PodiumCase. The new Header accessory easily attaches to the PodiumCase table top and is geared toward point-of-purchase, in-store sampling, or temporary information-desk applications. The telescopic poles enable an adjustable height up to 97-in. tall. The graphic is fastened to the top and bottom profiles with Velcro. The company notes that the graphic panel for the header should preferably be printed with a thin, non-curl print material.
Fisher Textiles has added GF 1480 Poplin (FR) to its Grand Format fabric line for dye-sublimation and UV printing. Previously only available in 60- and 72-in. widths, GF 1480 is a 120-in., 4.4-oz woven that is 100% polyester. GF 1480 is flame-retardant and passes the NFPA 701 test; applications include apparel, banners, table covers, and tradeshow exhibits.