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Bordeaux Presents Printer-Specific UV Inks

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New series designed for HP, EFI, Mimaki, and Agfa machines.

Bordeaux has launched a range of printer-specific UV inks designed for HP flatbeds, EFI’s Vutek GS models, Mimaki JFX models, and Agfa Anapurna machines. Bordeaux reports that the plug-and-print inks can replace OEM products one at a time and require no downtime for installation.

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Beyond Aqueous Printing: Alternative Inks on the Rise

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Latex, eco-solvent, UV, and dye-sub technologies are shaking up the imaging market.

While numerous ink technologies are employed within the large-format printing business, historically, aqueous (water)-based wide-format printers have represented the largest number of printers installed. Even today, few would argue that large-format aqueous inkjet printers are the most affordable and application-flexible printers on the market.

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Xaar, Global Inkjet Systems Join Forces

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Partnership offers components for Xaar 5601 printheads.

Xaar and Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) have announced their partnership in the development and distribution of components for the new 5601 family of printheads. Designed to accelerate OEMs’ time to market, the components include a Head Management Card and ink supply system.

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PVC-Free Canvas from InVinci Surfaces

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Offering a repositionable backing.

InVinci Surfaces is offering Muse, a PVC-free polyester canvas featuring a repositionable adhesive backing. Muse is offered in silver, black, white, and iridescent gold, and is printable with solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV inks. It measures 15 mil thick and is classified as Type II for medium-duty wallcoverings. According to inVinci, the canvas is rip, wrinkle, and stretch resistant, and will not damage paint or walls upon removal. Available in 54-in. widths.

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Interior Design Show Sees Printing in Pink

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Detroit shop shows off print's potential for décor.

Detroit-based Digital Print Specialties wanted to wow passersby at the Interior Design Show in Toronto. This 8 x 20-foot removable graphic was printed on PrestoTex Gold Iridescent wallcovering film with the shop’s HP Latex 360. Installation took just an hour and a half.

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Roland Reveals New Website

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Featuring a ‘Help Me Choose’ option for product navigation.

Roland has redesigned its corporate website with the goal of providing more content, mobile friendliness, and visual appeal. New navigational features include a “Help Me Choose” option that allows users to find product information based on what they want to do with their business. The new site also includes an “Industries” section featuring educational content and a “Showcase” section with customer success stories. Visitors can find a “Roland TV” video library, as well.

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Can Print Shops Benefit from 3D Printing?

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Drupa 2016 saw some big innovations.

Until now, the 3D printers at ISA, Graph Expo, and SGIA have been box-like devices that slowly print small models and doodads. That’s about to change, as larger, faster, more versatile 3D-printing devices will make it practical to offer 3D-printing services.

Before determining what types of services to offer, you must first understand that 3D printing isn’t really about “printing.”

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Roland Adds Fluorescent Dye-Sub Ink

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Including a proprietary color library for Illustrator and CorelDraw.

Roland has introduced two fluorescent dye-sublimation inks for its Texart XT-640 and RT-640 wide-format printers. The pink and yellow inks are designed to expand color gamuts for applications such as sportswear, fashion, soft signage, décor, promotional merchandise, and more.

Roland has also developed the Roland DG Fluor Color Library swatch palette, compatible with Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw.
 

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GASC Announces Long-Term Dates

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Annual tradeshow set through 2019.

The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has announced the details for Graph Expo and Print shows through 2019. Print 17 will be held September 10-14, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Graph Expo 18 will remain in Chicago, September 30 to October 3; Graph Expo 19 will return to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, September 22-25.

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Drupa Returns to Düsseldorf in 2020

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Reestablishes four-year cycle.

Drupa has announced that its mega-tradeshow serving the printing industry will resume its traditional four-year cycle. The decision to break from last year’s plans to establish a three-year cycle is in response to “numerous demands voiced by exhibiting industry players,” the company reports in a release.

Drupa 2020 is scheduled for June 23 through July 3 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
 

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