Fujifilm has announced a high-speed extension of its Acuity Select series of UV flatbed printers. The HS 30 series images up to 620 sq ft/hr – nearly double that of the Acuity Select 20 series, according to the company. Additional features include optional light cyan and light magenta for photographic and fine art printing; a pneumatic pin registration system; an automated printhead maintenance system; and a high-pressure vacuum system designed to reduce the need for masking.
Dietzgen has acquired the Magic digital imaging business from Coveris Advanced Coatings; the transaction includes the Magic brand families of Museo, Magiclee, and Jet Set, as well as a supply agreement.
Founded in 1990 by Darren Letang, Dietzgen operates a number of North American facilities in Florida, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, California, and Georgia. The owner says he plans to “breathe new life into the Magic brand,” in a release.
Avery Dennison has acquired Ink Mill, a New Hampshire-based company specializing in digital ink technologies.
“This acquisition creates a marriage of our media expertise with current and next-generation ink technologies, strengthening relationships with our customers and OEM printer partners,” says Nick Tucci, VP sales, Materials Group North America, in a release.
Fisher Textiles has added four new printable fabrics to its portfolio:
3M has added six new colors to its Wrap Film Series 1080 line of vinyl films. Three are color flip, polychromatic options that shift under different viewing angles and lighting: Gloss Flip Electric Wave, Satin Flip Caribbean Shimmer, and Satin Flip Glacial Frost. The three standard additions include Gloss Storm Gray, Satin Gold Dust Black, and Satin Frozen Vanilla. The series is available in 60-in. widths.
Once upon a printer, raster image processors (RIPs) converted PostScript files, readying them for printing. That is all RIPs did or were expected to do.
Times have changed dramatically, of course, especially in the wide-format space. The commoditization of software has rendered RIPs as, well, so much more than PostScript converters. Today’s RIPs can control the management of spot colors and spot layers. They can set bleeds and printer’s marks, coordinate grommet location on vinyl banners, and even connect to web-to-print and MIS systems.
MCTdigital has launched the VersaTech2 flatbed cutter, a digital flatbed offering cutting capabilities via routing, laser, and knife tools. The machine provides cutting speeds up to 78 in./sec. It is available in widths of 63 or 126 in., and lengths up to 252 in.
The VersaTech2 is also packaged with TigerVision workflow software, with features for nesting and parametric designs.
Roland will conduct a free webinar, “Expert Advice to Successfully Complete a Professional Vehicle Wrap,” on Tuesday, September 27, 1-1:30 p.m EST. The session will be hosted by Matt Richart, co-owner of Digital EFX Wraps (Louisville, Kentucky). Richart leads the company’s Born to Wrap workshop and gives wrap demonstrations at industry tradeshows. The webinar’s content will feature real world experience, best practices, pricing, and more.
SGIA welcomed roughly 200 press, attendees, and vendors to Las Vegas with its annual Chairman’s Reception, held this year at the Surrender Nightclub at the Encore hotel. Newly appointed editor-in-chief of Big Picture, Adrienne Palmer, took to the podium to honor the first-ever Women in Print Award winners.
Inkjet Technology, Inc. (ITI) has introduced the TX3200 textile printer, a 126-in. machine capable of printing on both textile fabrics and dye-sublimation transfer paper. The TX3200 features an internal vacuum mechanism engineered to securely hold down thin paper to prevent wrinkling, and an ink collection gutter assembly for polyester and mesh textiles.