Esko has introduced the first model in its new Kongsberg C Digital Finishing Systems series, the Kongsberg C64.
The new digital-finishing platform works with 126 x 126-in. substrates and boasts a rigid, carbon-composite traverse beam to ensure precision and support high speed, fast acceleration, high quality creasing, and 3kW milling capabilities, reports Esko. It can accommodate an extensive range of applications and substrates, from paper and textiles to corrugated (up to triple-wall thickness), fluted board, plastics, aluminum composites, and more.
Agfa Pitman has introduced the Anapurna M2500, a 98-in.-wide industrial UV inkjet system that supports rigid and roll-to-roll media.
Designed for sustained higher workloads in indoor and outdoor applications, the M2500 features 6 colors (CMYKcm) plus in-line white ink; automated media-registration bar and head-height adjustment; borderless printing capability; and an automatic four-zone vacuum system.
Max. resolution is 720 x 1440 dpi; top speed is 646 sq ft/hr in Express mode (323 sq ft/hr in Production mode). Max. media thickness: 1.77 in.
Roland DGA has introduced its VersaCamm VSi Series of eco-solvent printer/cutters.
Macro Art in Cambridgeshire, England, has broken its own record for producing the world’s largest movie poster – measuring 3234.31 square meters (more than 34,813 square feet).
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) – the non-profit organization providing sustainability certification to the printing industry – has announced the launch of a three-part webinar series designed to help companies develop effective strategies for embracing sustainability in print.
Colex (colex.com) has introduced its Sharpcut Flatbed Cutter System. Designed for finishing complex digital display graphics, the 5 x 10-ft Sharpcut offers a Triple Interchangeable Tool-Head station as well as a six-zone vacuum system. The Sharpcut package includes a Fixed Knife, Oscillating Knife (14,000 strokes/min), and Router (1- or 3-HP available); other tools include the Universal Drawing Tool, V-cut Knife for 90-degree folds, Coroplast Knife, Creasing Wheel, and the Universal Single Edge Knife for Sintra up to 6mm.
SA International has made available SAi EnRoute 5.1. The update includes more than two dozen new productivity-enhancing features and improvements, including new import filters (including support for Caldera digital registration and contour cut as well as improved Onyx XML import); additional nesting options for the Automatic Toolpath Processing option; and new Parametric Textures. Version 5.1 is a free download to EnRoute 5 users.
Matan Digital Printers (matanprinters.com) has launched the Barak 8QW, its newest superwide hybrid UV printer.
Epson America has entered the direct-to-garment (DTG) printing market with the introduction of two new, purpose-built, direct-to-garment inkjet printers: the SureColor F2000 Standard Edition and the SureColor F2000 White Edition, both with the ability to print directly onto fabrics ranging from 100-percent cotton to 50/50 blends, including t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, tote bags, and more.
The F2000 Series printers feature:
An HP FB225 Scitex Varnish Ink is a new ink option introduced for the HP Scitex FB7500/7600 Enhanced Color Pack. The new ink allows users to add spot or full varnish, create embossed text and images, and expand the color gamut, HP reports. Additionally, the integrated varnish ink helps protect against rubbing, scratches, and water damage, and more.