PrintFactory Go, from Four Pees, is a stand-alone correction and production prep tool for wide-format print work. Usable with any RIP technology, PrintFactory Go offers a collection of pre-production tools designed to save time and reduce error and waste.
The latest edition of Wasatch SoftRIP, version 6.8, offers a variety of newly introduced features, including a new Separations mode, Press and Calibration Curves, enhanced custom inkset support, improved handling of PDF files that involve transparency, and more.
Onyx Graphics has announced v X10.1 of its production RIP products: Onyx ProductionHouse, PosterShop,,and RIPCenter.
LexJet is now distributing 10 different Expand banner stands, and has certified many of the stands for these LexJet inkjet media: LexJet 5.5-mil Matte Opaque Display Film and LexJet Satin Light Block Polyester (7- or 9-mil).
Global Imaging will now distribute the Klieverik line of heat-transfer calendars for dye sublimation. The deal marks Global’s entry into the dye-sub market.
“Dye Sublimation printing is going to emerge as a growing market in the U.S. as it has proven to be over the past several years in Europe,” says Greg Lamb, CEO, Global Imaging.
Canon USA has released two new media for use with its imageProGraf wide-format printers: Premium Glossy Paper 2 and Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2. Both papers are 280-gsm, and are available in roll sizes of 17-, 24-, 36-, and 42-in. wide.
Premium Glossy Paper 2 is a heavyweight glossy media for a variety of applications including photographic, graphic arts, and signage. The paper offers a high whiteness factor through the use of ultra white pulp that makes the media less susceptible to light illuminant changes.
Inca Digital Printers has launched its Inca Onset S40 printer. Positioned between the company’s flagship Inca Onset and the Onset S20, the new Onset S40 features new Fujifilm Dimatix Sapphire QS-256 MEMS printheads, with jetting accuracy resulting in prints with tighter fine text, as well as smoother prints, Inca reports. The S40 prints at up to 5059 sq ft/hr (with automation), offers a 63 x 123-in. print area, and can accommodate media up to 2-in. thick.
EskoArtwork is partnering with ZN Production Company/Re-board and Neenah Paper to present an open house to identify innovative and creative ways to create value before and after print for wide-format as well as narrow-format print projects. The event will be held June 9, 2011 at the EskoArtwork Demo Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Girl Scouts of the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council in Phoenix are saying good-bye to their simple door-to-door sales tactic when selling Thin Mints, Savannahs, Trefoils, and other cookies. Instead, they’re spicing up their marketing strategy by adding a stylishly wrapped Ford Transit Connect with which to make their deliveries.
Lifetime Girl Scout and owner of Arizona-based Bell Signs (bellsignsaz.com) Jennifer Burns, offered to create and install a wrap free of charge. Meanwhile, Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, donated the Transit Connect.
The Client Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
The Players Printscape Imaging and Graphics (myprintscape.com)
Tools & Supplies Océ CS9060 and CS9064 printers, 3M Controltac Graphic Film IJ180 and 3648 overlam, Océ eco-solvent inks, Seal 64 laminator