Inca Digital Printers has introduced the Inca Onset S20i wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer, which supersedes the former Onset S20 and follows the launch of the Onset S40i earlier this year.
Plustek Technology has launched its new OpticFilm 120 film scanner, designed to deliver professional image-quality results from 35mm film strips, slides, and 120/220 film formats from 6 x 4.5 to 6 x 12 in.
Canon USA has introduced five new imageProGraf large-format printers: the 60-in. iPF9400 and iPF9400S, the 44-in. iPF8400, and the 24-in. iPF6450 and iPF6400 models.
All of the new models utilize Canon’s Lucia EX pigment inkset: 8 colors (CMYK + photo cyan + photo magenta + gray + matte black) on the 9400S and 12 colors (CMYKRGB + photo magenta + photo cyan + gray + photo gray + matte black) on the other four new models. Tank size on the 9400, 9400S, and 8400 models is 330-ml (700-ml optional); the 6450 and 6400 models have a 130-ml tank size (300-ml optional).
At the center of every modern Olympic Games is the iconic stadium, which for the 2012 London version of the sporting extravaganza featured a stunning fabric wrap comprising more than 300 individual panels, each measuring approximately 80-feet high x 8-feet wide. But as impressive as the graphics were, it’s what’s being done with them in their post-Olympics life that will have a longer-lasting effect.
After he had purchased a Lamborghini Gallardo, long-time customer of New Jersey’s Designer Wraps Marc Cavallo began toying with the idea of decking out his new ride in a full wrap. “We talked for several months about wrapping the new car in chrome, but it wasn’t until July of this year that he decided he was finally ready,” says Sean Tomlin, owner of Designer Wraps.
Fisher Textiles has added GF 3030 Fencing to its line of grand-format fabrics for dye-sublimation and UV printing. GF 3030 Fencing is a thin, open fabric, created specifically for short-term construction barriers, eventing, and sports-marketing applications and markets. It is 3.0 oz/sq yd, 126-in. wide and 100% Polyester. Small holes in the fabric allow for some see-through and there is adequate space for printed colors and images, the company reports.
Sepiax Ink Technology has launched Version 3 of its Sepiax Aquares resin inks. The water-based inks feature: the ability to print at lower temperatures (average drying time for plastic films is now below 50°C); backward compatibility and capability to be mixed with Aquares V2; “self-cleaning” abilities to avoid printhead clogging; improved abrasion-, water-, and alcohol-resistance; and less sensitivity to Y-tubing connectors or sub-tanks. The inks contain no SVHCs (substance of high concern) or HAPs (hazardous air pollutants), Sepiax reports.
Graphics One has debuted GO EcoColor Metallix ink, a new high-speed metallic silver eco-solvent ink. GO EcoColor Metallix ink features an aluminum nano-pigment technology and is compatible with any printer using existing OEM metallic ink with generally no flushing and little agitation needed, the company reports.
GO’s Metallix ink provides metallic imaging with full-color capability by mixing CMYK, light cyan, and light magenta for metallic colors with standards including gold, silver, chrome, and bronze. The ink is compatible with coated and uncoated substrates.
Drytac has launched Viziprint, a clear, UV-printable, self-adhesive polyester window film. The repositionable and removable film can be applied to glass, acrylic, and other non-porous surfaces. The film’s embossed release liner imparts microscopic grooves in the adhesive allowing for air to escape using a felt burnishing pad. For opaque graphics, the film can be printed with white ink or backed with white printable vinyl. Available in 41- and 54-in. rolls.
Epson has introduced two new solvent papers for use with its SureColor Series printers: GS DisplayTrans Backlight Film and GS Canvas Satin.
The GS DisplayTrans Backlight Film is a high-resolution backlight film designed for professional solvent backlight displays or daylight signage graphic applications. This new film is geared toward labs and service providers that need to complete short production runs while maintaining the highest quality of prints. Available in roll sizes from 30 in. x 100 ft to 60 in. x 100 ft.