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IncaConnect Software Suite

A cloud-based platform for Onset and Spyder users.

Inca has launched IncaConnect, a web-based software suite for workflow management for Onset and Spyder printer users. The platform is designed to improve data visualization with an integrated dashboard, featuring statistics for analyzing efficiency, identifying trends, and improving job costing. IncaConnect integrates with any Inca machine and its existing workflow platforms.


2017 SGIA Expo Registration Opens

Three days of educational sessions and more.

Registration is open for the 2017 SGIA Expo, scheduled for October 10-12 in New Orleans. SGIA reports the show floor is sold out, with more than 540 companies exhibiting graphic, garment, sign, digital textile, and industrial printing technologies.


Canon Solutions America Examines Key Factors in the Wide-Format ROI Decision

As discussed in part one of this news brief series, there are a wide variety of creative applications that can be produced on today’s color large format color printers. With an understanding of which applications are right for your customer base, you’re now ready to conduct a return-on-investment (ROI) analysis to determine which large format device is right for your commercial print shop.

CET Color Announces New Distributor

Partners with Offtech New England.

CET Color has announced a distribution agreement with Offtech New England, a dealer of printing and finishing equipment and systems. Offtech New England will offer the full line of CET Color equipment.


Ultima Displays Chooses Durst Technology for New Centres of Excellence

Durst, manufacturer of digital production technologies, has formed a partnership with Ultima Displays, which is creating Centres of Excellences across Europe.

Ultima Displays is a one-stop solutions and hardware provider serving more than 6,000 dealers across 28 countries in Europe. It employs 285 people across the continent and has a £37 million (€44 million) turnover.

SGIA Members Donate Nearly $40K in Prizes to SkillsUSA Championships

SGIA supplier members have donated nearly $40,000 in prizes for screen printing and graphic imaging–sublimation secondary and post-secondary students and their schools at the 2017 SkillsUSA Championship, held as part of the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (Louisville, Kentucky, June 19–23).

Dye Sublimation: New Printers to Consider

Five new printers your shop should take note of.

Using heat to transfer dye onto paper: the most commonly used description of dye sublimation printing. But this technology’s unique chemistry is capable of much more than that, producing vibrant images on yes, paper, but also plastic, fabric, aluminum, ceramic, wood, glass, metal, brass, acrylic, and more.


The Xaar 502 Inkjet Printhead Makes Its Mark at Interpack 2017

This year’s premier packaging show, Interpack 2017 (4-10 May, Dusseldorf, Germany), featured a number of new Coding & Marking printer launches incorporating Xaar technology. Macsa ID, RN Mark and Squid Ink all launched coders using the Xaar 502 printheads featuring Xaar’s PrecisionPlus and TF Technology®. This high resolution printhead ensures Coding and Marking OEMs can offer a premium, fast, reliable, high contrast coder fit for the challenges of the printing environment.

FESPA Announces 2018 Print Expo

May 15-18 in Berlin, Germany.

FESPA has announced the 2018 global print expo is scheduled for May 15-18, 2018, in Berlin. Highlighting screen, digital, and textile printing technologies, the show is expected to occupy nine halls at Messe Berlin. The event was last held in Berlin in 2007.

FESPA 2018 will be co-located with the 2018 European Sign Expo for non-printed visual communication solutions.


Esko’s Take Up Unit for Kongsberg

Separates and winds finished material and waste.

The Kongsberg Take Up unit from Esko is designed to separate finished material from waste during the postpress process. It is compatible with any Kongsberg table equipped with a conveyor feed system and can be moved away when it’s not needed. Available in two models: Unit 2 (66 in.) and Unit 6 (126 in.). Both models can handle rolls weighing up to 660 lbs.