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New Targa XT LED UV from Ampla

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Hybrid printer is available in four configurations.

Ampla has introduced its new Targa XT LED UV hybrid series of printers. Available in four configurations (71-in. printing width and 6 printheads; and 126-in. print width with 6, 16, or 20 printheads), the new printers feature: CMYK or CMYK + white inksets; two LED curing units; a top speed of of 1076 sq ft/hr in Draft mode on the 20-printhead model (861 sq ft/hr in Production mode); 1200-dpi max. resolution; a Caldera GranRIP+; 15-in. monitor and main operating center with digital temperature indicators; and more.

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At the Royal Albert Hall

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Oasis Graphic Co. with artist Sir Peter Blake create mural for London’s Royal Albert Hall.

It’s been nearly 50 years since the release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The music was revolutionary, but so was its artwork by Sir Peter Blake and Jann Haworth. Now, Blake is at it again, working with Oasis Graphic Co. (www.oasisgraphic.co.uk) to create a mural for London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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GCC Introduces JC-241UV Printer/Cutter

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The unit features a standard CMYKcm inkset with optional white ink and varnish.

GGC has launched the JC-241UV printer/cutter, designed for an array of materials including vinyl, cardboard, and acrylic for applications such as signage, P-O-P, labeling, packaging, and more.

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2014 Must See ‘Ems Competition to Begin Accepting Entries

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Annual product-recognition awards program will take place during Graph Expo in Chicago.

The 2014 Graph Expo Must See ‘Ems Competition will begin accepting entries for this year’s awards program on June 2. An annual product-recognition awards program associated with the Graph Expo tradeshow in Chicago, the competition is designed to recognize the most compelling product introductions on the event’s show floor.

The awards are categorized into 11 production areas:

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New Kongsberg V Series Cutting Table from Esko

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Available in specific configurations for sign/display and for packaging.

Esko has announced the introduction of its new Kongsberg V series cutting table, available in specific configurations for sign/display and for packaging.

Both models feature: insert-knife tools for a range of media/substrates; bar-coded inserts to allow for quick and error-free tool exchanges; a rack-and-pinion drive system; table mapping; and more. Both models are available in two sizes: approximately 66 x 50 and 66 x 120 in.

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Inca Digital Excellence Awards Winners Announced for 2014

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At Inca Digital event during FESPA.

Inca Digital has announced the winners of its Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAs) 2014. The awards – designed to “celebrate the creative and remarkable products and effects that can be achieved by companies using Inca printers” – were announced in Munich, Germany, during FESPA, at a reception hosted by Inca and Fujifilm.

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Canon Introduces Océ Arizona 6100 Series Flatbeds

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New Arizona 6160 XTS and Arizona 6170 XTS models feature extra-large vacuum tables and offer speeds up to 1668 square feet/hour.

Canon USA has launched its Océ Arizona 6100 Series, a new flatbed-printer platform comprising the 6-color Océ Arizona 6160 XTS and the 7-color Océ Arizona 6170 XTS.

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Unisource and xpedx Choose ‘Veritiv’ as New Company Name

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“The name … reflects the core strength of our new organization – our commitment to deliver with excellence and shape our customers’ success.”

Unisource Worldwide and xpedx have announced that they have chosen the name Veritiv for the distribution-solutions company that will be created upon completion of their merger. The new corporate name, the companies report, is derived from the roots of three words: “verity,” meaning true, and “active” and “connective.”

The companies officially announced their merger in January of this year (see that report here).

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3D-Printed House Under Construction in Amsterdam

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Plus, more wide-format stories from around the globe.

1. Amsterdam│ A full-size, 3D-printed house is under construction and is set to be completed within three years. The firm Dus Architects is using an industrial-scale KamerMaker (Room Builder) 3D printer to produce plastic parts that are locked together to form walls, floors, and furniture. The house will have 13 separate rooms, with lightweight concrete providing structural support and insulation.

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New Textile Edition for Onyx 11

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Features include ChromaBoost technology, Step & Repeat, and Colorways.

Onyx has added a textile edition to its Onyx 11 software (see full report in Jan/Feb 2014 issue). The software features ChromaBoost technology, allowing the user to achieve bright, more saturated colors, Onyx Step & Repeat that creates edge-to-edge fabric and wallcovering designs from one repeatable image, the Colorways tool that creates patterns in multiple colors from one file, and more.

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