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Scodix1200 Digital Press Debuts

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Creates tactile effects via its Scodix Sense clear polymer inkjet technology.

The Scodix1200 digital press from Israeli-based Scodix (scodix.com) made its North American debut at the recent Graph Expo show in Chicago. Designed to add value to print by creating tactile effects via its Scodix Sense clear polymer inkjet technology, the press creates matte or gloss effects applied in thicknesses up to 70 microns and in variable densities from 1 to 100%.

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Golden Image Award Winners at 2011 SGIA Expo

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Honoring the top works from nearly every sector of the specialty imaging industry.

In New Orleans at the SGIA Expo, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association announced the winners of its 2011 Golden Image Award Competition. Entries were evaluated and judged during the Expo and winners were honored during the Expo's Thursday Night Dinner Party at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans.

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EskoArtwork Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves

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Software simulates heat-shrink sleeves.

EskoArtwork announced its Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves, for simulating a heat-shrink sleeve around one or more objects. A module for the company’s Studio software, it automates the design and prepress process in Adobe Illustrator, automatically applying counter-distortions where necessary to compensate for irregular and challenging shapes. The Toolkit accommodates multipacks and works with a wide variety of substrates, taking into consideration the specific shrinking properties of each.

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New Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 from ACDSee

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The company also announced that its online photo sharing and storage site is now free.

ACD Systems has announced two photo-editing and management products: ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14. Both products now include: customizable color labels, drawing tools, and new special effects (including Polaroid-like collages, Lomographic photo effects, and Orton softening effects).

New features for ACDSee 14 include: new map view and geotagging support, a new metadata panel, and the ability to upload local files using Sync to Web folders. Price: $79.99.

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New Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 from ACDSee

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The company also announced that its online photo sharing and storage site is now free.

ACD Systems has announced two photo-editing and management products: ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14. Both products now include: customizable color labels, drawing tools, and new special effects (including Polaroid-like collages, Lomographic photo effects, and Orton softening effects).

New features for ACDSee 14 include: new map view and geotagging support, a new metadata panel, and the ability to upload local files using Sync to Web folders. Price: $79.99.

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Marabu MaraJet DI-JVP and DI-MS Solvent Inks

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Inks designed for Mimaki JV33 and JV3 printers.

Marabu North America has added MaraJet DI-MS and MaraJet DI-JVP solvent inks for Mimaki JV33 and JV3 printers, respectively, to its MaraJet Digital Ink line. Similar to the company’s MaraJet DI-LS products, the new solvent inks are true plug-and-print cartridges, designed to allow users to install without making any changes to their existing color profiles. In addition, the inks offer high-grade pigmentation and very wide color gamuts especially in the reds and yellows, Marabu reports. Available in CMYKcm, in 440-mil cartridges or 1-liter bottles.

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Canon Announces DreamLabo 5000

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Features include a dye-based seven-color aqueous inkset.

Canon USA showcased its DreamLabo 5000, an inkjet printer geared for the production photo-print market and an alternative to traditional silver-halide processing technology. The DreamLabo features Canon’s FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) high-density printhead technology, a dye-based 7-color aqueous inkset (CMYK + photo magenta, photocyan, and gray), a print resolution of 1200 x 2400, and a print speed of 40 4 x 6-in. prints/min.

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SGIA Announces 2011 Product of the Year Winners

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In New Orleans, the association honors top products in the printer, ink, and media categories.

At the 2011 SGIA Expo in New Orleans, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association announced its 2011 Product of the Year winners.

The awards recognize quality digital equipment and supplies in the specialty-imaging marketplace. Competition entrants must be SGIA member exhibitors with products currently available; each entry is judged based on its perceived value to the digital-imaging community.

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Excelagraphix 4200 from Xanté

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Designed for short-run and variable-data color print work.

Xanté previewed its Excelagraphix 4200 at Graph Expo. A 5-color (CMYKK) 42-in. printer that utilizes customized dye-based aqueous inks, the printer has been developed in partnership with printhead producer Memjet, and utilizes five Memjet printheads running Memjet Waterfall Technology.

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Fujifilm Introduces Acuity LED 1600

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Features spot color matching software.

Fujifilm has introduced its Acuity LED 1600, a new printer incorporating a fast-curing LED-UV ink, a long-life and low-power-consumption LED lamp system, and a high precision and high-speed printhead. The LED 1600 prints roll media and rigid substrates up to 13mm (approximately ½-in.) in thickness and can accommodate media up to 63-in. wide. It can hit a top speed of 215 sq ft/hr at 400 x 600 dpi, and offers resolutions up to 1200 dpi.

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