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Pemla Introduces EDI Inks

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Water resistant, drop-in replacement inks.

Pemla has introduced its EDI OEM-Compatible inks, water-based inks that are designed as drop-in replacement inks for standard Epson UltraChrome inks. The EDI inks feature clean, bright colors closely matching OEM inks and low dot gain on most substrates, reports Pemla; the inks are also water-resistant. Available in CMYcm plus vivid magenta, light vivid magenta, and four blacks (photo, matte, light, light light).

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www.pemla.com

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Epson Offers New Proofing Media

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Includes CrystalClear Film and Standard Proofing Paper.

Adding two new additions to its portfolio of proofing media, Epson America has announced Standard Proofing Paper - Production and CrystalClear Film - Adhesive. Both are designed to meet the demands of proofing houses, design shops, ad agencies, and businesses that produce color match proofs, prototypes, and mockups.

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Mimaki Debuts UFJ-3042FX Tabletop Printer

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Available with three different UV inksets.

Mimaki USA introduced its UJF-3042FX, a UV LED flatbed tabletop model that allows for the use of flexible inks for added applications, including garment transfers. Like its UJF-3042 sibling, the 3042FX can print on flat substrates up to 12 x 16.5 in., and materials up to 2-in. thick. The FX, however, is available with three different UV inksets: LH-100 (CMYK + W and C, for substrates that do no require bending/folding); LF-200 (CMYK + W, for P-O-P, flexible packaging, etc.), and LF-140 (CMYKcm + W, more flexible than the LH-100).

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Mutoh Debuts ValueJet 1204GA

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Offers ability to print on pre-grommeted and pre-hemmed banner material.

Mutoh’s 48-in. ValueJet 1204GA Eco-Solvent printer made its debut. The 1204GA is designed to print on Mutoh’s Ready2Print pre-grommeted and pre-hemmed banner material, eliminating the manual grommet and hemming stages of banner production. The printer can also print on a variety of roll media.

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Agfa Announces Apogee Prepress 7.1

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The company also showcases the Jeti 3020 Titan FTR printer.

Agfa Graphics hasannounced Apogee Prepress 7.1, an upgrade to its JDF-enabled prepress production hub. New features include: implementation of the Adobe PDF Print Engine (v 2.5) to provide compatibility with new design applications and Acrobat 10; enhancement of Preflight and a Ghent PDF Workgroup 1v4 certification; the Preflight Reporter plug-in compatibility with Acrobat 10; and the integration of Enfocus PitStop Library 10. Support has also been added for a range of third-party CtP devices and inkjet proofers.

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New UV Media from Kodak

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Provides the look of photo-grade printing.

Kodak has introduced Professional UV-Curable Display Film - Plus from Eastman Kodak is designed to provide the look and feel of photo-grade printing to UV-curable inkjet output. Capable of being frontlit or backlit, the new film features a brilliant white film base to produce whiter highlights and vibrant colors. The media is recyclable and is available in four widths: 40, 54, 62, and 72.5 in. Also available is UV-Curable Display Paper.

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www.kodak.com/go/uv-c

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Inx Debuts NW140 UV Digital Narrow Web Press

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Adds optional Spartanics laser die-cutting capabilities.

The latest addition to the Evolve Advanced Digital Solutions brand line from Inx International Ink is the new NW140 UV digital narrow web press. The NW140 delivers single-pass printing at speeds up to 80 ft/min on any label stock, and adds optional Spartanics laser die-cutting capabilities so that the printed roll does not have to be removed from the machine. A proprietary pre-treatment base coat allows for printing on a wide range of substrates. It will support media up to 8-in. wide (5.5-in. print width) and 2mm in thickness.

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Gearing Up for the World of Racing

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Tackling the challenges of race-car graphics.

When bluemedia first entered the digital-printing arena about a decade ago, I dreamed of landing projects for huge brands like Microsoft or Sony, acquiring a job for a professional sports team, or even creating a masterpiece for the NFL’s Super Bowl.

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Printing the Pachyderm

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Magnacrom Digital utilizes a Durst Rho 320R and handmade Amate bark paper for elephant images.

For Magnacrom Digital producing a beautiful fine-art elephant image brought a particularly interesting challenge: The client requested the artwork be output onto handmade Amate bark paper.

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Agfa Graphics to Hold Chicago-area Wide-Format and Packaging Open House

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Event takes place November 9-10 in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

Agfa Graphics will hold an open house event focusing on wide-format printing and packaging, at its Bloomingdale, Illinois demo facility, Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday, November 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

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