Mutoh America has introduced two new ValueJet models: the 1638X and the 1638WX.
The ValueJet 1638X is a 64-inch eco-solvent printer, replacing the company’s ValueJet 1638 model. Available with CMYKcmk or CMYK x 2 inksets, the 1638X features staggered dual printheads and a top speed of 1012 sq ft/hr, making it the company’s fastest ValueJet model. Max resolution is 1440 dpi.
The Digital Signage Expo – the international conference and tradeshow that’s dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks – drew more than 4000 attendees to its 2014 show in Las Vegas this past February. Nearly 30 percent of the event’s attendees were from outside the US, according to show management, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, Columbia, China, the UK, Australia, and Taiwan. More than 200 companies exhibited at this year’s expo, including 56 first-timers.
Kornit Digital has announced the appointment of Gabi Seligsohn as the chief executive officer of the company. Ofer Ben-Zur, Kornit's founder, will remain the president and CTO of the company.
Ricoh has introduced its new Ricoh Pro L4100 series of latex printers. Comprising the Pro L4160 and Pro L4130 latex printers, the new rollfed printers can handle media sizes up to 63.8-in. (L4160) and 54-in. (L4130) wide, and support up to seven colors in various configurations, including orange, green, and white inks in addition to CMYK.
Presto Tape has added PaperTac to its Digitally Printable Wallcoverings collection. PaperTac is available in three versions: PaperTac 329, a 6-mil paper that can be printed with UV-cure and latex inks; PaperTac 330, a 7-mil paper printable with UV-cure, latex, solvent, and eco-solvent inks; and PaperTac Heavy 350, a 10-mil paper with a heavier feel and can be printed with UV-cure and latex inks. PaperTac is designed for surface graphics and wall murals, or in place of traditional wallpaper.
Sunset Matte Canvas, jointly developed by Fredrix Print Canvas and LexJet, is an OBA-free canvas built on an acid-free, pH neutral, poly-cotton base. Compatible with aqueous inks, the new Sunset Matte Canvas is available in these widths: 17-, 24-, 36-, 44-, 60-, and 64-in.
A week before the biggest football game of the year, New York’s Times Square was transformed into Super Bowl Boulevard – a football-themed spectacle that enticed millions of people to converge on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Waiting to greet them: an illuminated 10-foot-tall sculpture of the Roman numerals XLVIII, fabricated by Ace Sign Company (acesignco.com) of Springfield, Illinois.
Fujifilm North America has launched Uvijet KA ink, a new alternative 4-color CMYK ink (plus white) for the company’s Acuity Series of printers.
The Uvijet KA inks are designed to provide excellent adhesion, scratch resistance, and enhanced tolerance to marks caused by operator fingerprints or traces left by protective films. The third-generation ink developed for the Acuity Series, the new inks have exhibited excellent adhesion to acrylic, aluminum composite materials, fluted polypropylene (Correx), foam core, PETG, and styrene, says the company.
BenQ’s new 24-in. PG2401PT monitor is specifically designed for print shops, graphic designers, color retouchers, and other graphics professionals.
The self-calibrating PG2401PT monitor covers 100% CMYK and 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, reports BenQ, and is designed to take advantage of today’s cloud-based color proofing services, such as Adobe's Creative Cloud and PantoneLive. The monitor is color-certified (G7 and Fogra) and features a 10-bit display panel.
SA International has released PixelBlaster 3.0, the latest version of its modular and scaleable production software. Specifically designed to meet the needs of users in superwide and high-volume production and specialty-printing environments, PixelBlaster 3.0 features a PDF-based RIP, a customer-selected suite of workflow applications; and the ability to standardize color based on industry-accepted profiles including Gracol, Fogra, and Euroscale.