EFI has introduced the new EFI H1625 LED printer, an entry-level production printer that can output onto rigid and roll media up to 65-in. wide and up to 2-in. thick.
The H1625 features a CMYK + white inkset (two white channels); multi-layer printing; eight-level variable-drop grayscale printheads; dynamic curing LED UV lamps; and a modular table design for scalable rigid-printing depth. It offers print speeds up to 458 sq ft/hr (247 sq ft/hr in Quality mode) and a top resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi;. The machine ships with the EFI Fiery XF RIP.
HP has announced a new HP Latex 300 Printer Series of printers, as well as two new Designjet printer models.
Durst has introduced two new presses: the Rho 312R UV roll printer, and the Rho P10 250HS flatbed.
The Wallcoverings Association – the nonprofit trade association that represents wallcovering manufacturers, distributors, and industry suppliers – held its annual meeting this past February at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. During the three-day meeting, approximately 150 members of the association and other attendees were given the opportunity to explore new ideas, attend education sessions, and network.
Sometimes you find your niche right away, and sometimes you have to work toward figuring it out. And then, of course, there’s mastering the relevant techniques involved in that particular niche once you’ve decided upon it.
The auto industry, it’s fair to say, rarely does anything in a small fashion. So when Ram Trucks decided to celebrate its Ram 1500 winning back-to-back Truck of the Year honors from Motor Trend magazine, it opted for this towering 145 x 155-foot building wrap on the side of its Chrysler Group headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Ink: To a print provider, it’s the equivalent of potable water. Without a good supply of quality ink, your printers go thirsty, your resultant jobs look haggard, and your profits will dry up and wither away.
On a broader scale, ink also plays a critical role in the wide-format industry as a whole. Ink suppliers are being challenged to develop inks that can adhere to more substrates as inkjet is used for an unending variety of applications, but also dry even more quickly while providing a broader color gamut.
Mutoh America has launched two new UV LED printers: the ValueJet 1626UH and the ValueJet 426UF.
SA International (SAi) has announced that its popular FlexiPrint signmaking software will be bundled with the newly launched HP Latex 310 and 330 printers.
Arlon Graphics has announced the launch of its new corporate logo worldwide, as well as a new brand expression: “Creating Innovative Materials for Visual Expression.” The new logo and brand image are part of a strategic goal to form a stronger brand connection with Arlon customers and to differentiate the brand from its competitors, the company reports.