Direct Color Systems is pleased to announce the release of the UV-84DTS – a new 4’ x 8’ (120cm x 243cm) UV LED printer. “This release positions the company to offer innovative UV printers to a wider audience,” says Tom Kaplinski, President & CEO. “We incorporated the needs and requests of our customers in the development of this release and are proud to add this wide format printer to our complete lineup.”

Like many print service providers, Quarmby Colour strode into 2020 confidently with a full order book, only to watch in disbelief a few weeks later as its event and photographic exhibition display work dried up overnight.

For sign makers who are looking to expand their offering and produce quality UV signage, Epson announced the launch of its first UV LED flatbed signage printer on September 17, 2020. The SureColor SC-V7000 builds on the success of Epson’s range of SureColor S Series signage printers, delivering quality, fast and reliable results on a variety of different media. The printer will be available from November 2020.

Ricoh USA, Inc. has teamed with University of Texas Athletics to produce individualized fan cutouts to help fill the stands at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, home of the Texas Longhorns football team, during game days. These cutouts, produced in conjunction with local Ricoh partner UT Print San Antonio, allow fans to show their school spirit while respecting social distancing guidelines. A portion of the proceeds contribute to the health and safety resources for more than 500 Longhorn student-athletes, including weekly COVID-19 testing, special health monitoring related to COVID-19, clean masks, face shields, and more.

Signarama® Christiansburg has upgraded its graphics capability, significantly increasing output and eliminating the need to outsource jobs with the purchase of a new EFI™ Pro 16h hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll UV LED wide-format inkjet printer. The Christiansburg, Virginia-based signage and graphics franchise purchased the 65-inch wide printer from local authorized EFI distributor Intoprint Technologies.

With more than 200 years of experience and a stellar reputation as the leading innovator among its customers, Koenig & Bauer has maintained its foremost position as a stable innovative partner and continues to be the leader in large format press production. Its successful customers rely on Koenig & Bauer to effectively and profitably produce a wide range of applications from folding cartons and top sheets for the most well-known brands in the world.

Building on its rich heritage in flatbed printing, Canon is today (1stSeptember 2020) launching the new Arizona 2300 series for the large format graphics market, helping customers to speed up production, improve operational efficiencies and fuel growth opportunities through new applications. Customers are able to see the Arizona 2380 XTF with Roll Media Option via online and live demos from Canon’s Customer Experience Centres in Australia (Melbourne), the Netherlands (Venlo), United Kingdom (Birmingham), France (Paris) and USA (Chicago). The new series has varying ink channel options available (40, 60 and 80) to support a diverse range of applications, which includes three compact GTF models (Arizona 2340 GTF, 2360 GTF, 2380 GTF) with a flatbed area of 1.25m x 2.5m and three large XTF models (Arizona 2340 XTF, 2360 XTF, 2380 XTF) with a flatbed area of 2.5m x 3.08m.

Claremon Limited, a print company based in Yorkshire, has increased business capacity and services to customers by installing the Canon Arizona 1380 XT. The device is Claremon’s first wide-format printer, meaning it can expand into the B2C market and sell high-end print products directly to the public through its website.

After a successful beta run with the first EFI™ Pro 30f printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., cornhole board manufacturer AJJ Enterprises has purchased a second Pro 30f from authorized EFI inkjet reseller partner Nazdar SourceOne® to meet increased consumer demand. The Cincinnati-based company installed its newest LED inkjet flatbed printer in June.

When GRS Signs finds a good product it sticks with it. Last month it purchased a Mimaki UCJV300-160 from CMYUK.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in world-class printing technology, is pleased to announce it has achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification for its AccurioWide inks in a move that underpins its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced that Fusion Cross-Media, a commercial print provider, has reinvented its business goals to adapt to these difficult times, meeting evolving customer needs while contributing to local charities. After public safety stay-at-home orders began, Fusion moved quickly, leveraging its versatile capabilities to produce lawn signs honoring "healthcare heroes" for their role in the coronavirus response. Fusion donates $2 from each lawn sign order to local food distribution charities.

Durst has announced the official start of beta testing of its new Tau RSCi label press at label converter LabelPrint OÜ. The new single-pass UV inkjet label press, which was announced at Labelexpo Brussels last year, was installed at its headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia, in July 2020.

Before he started Premier Markings, Gary Moody gained over 20 years of experience as a label salesperson. He sold labels from his office; production of labels was done by other companies. Premier Markings started in 2008. It started as a digital printing company and that was a deliberate choice. With his expertise, and with the trends in the market of labels, industry veteran Gary realized that if he were to start his manufacturing capability it had to be with digital printing. There was no place for a flexo press in the concept Gary’s Premier Markings. The company started with a low volume tabletop label printer, ideal for very short run labels of 500 pieces. Soon it became clear that a productive high-quality printing label press was needed to make the company a success. After researching the supplier market thoroughly, Premier Markings decided to buy a Xeikon 3030 in 2013. Gary comments: “Originally I was going to go for an HP labels press, but when I went to visit the Xeikon office in Chicago, the people there convinced me and gave me the sense that they would help me make it happen. Looking back now they really did!”

One of the challenges in large format printing is the wide variety of media that can be printed. Various paper types, adhesive materials, canvas, vinyl, fabric, glass or plastic plates, wooden or cardboard boards,... The possibilities are endless, and ultimately this diversity is as much a strength as it is a challenge.

Arti-Bau is a fast-developing label printing business in the lower Silesia region of Poland with its head office in Ślęza. From the beginning of its business activity the company has invested in the most modern solutions for digital inkjet printing. We asked Monika Stefańska, the chairperson of the board, about the company's most recent purchase of the technologically advanced Xeikon PX3000 model.

Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, has announced a promotion on its award-winning JFX200-2513 flatbed LED UV printer that positions the popular 8’ x 4’ model at only £49,995. With the additional inclusion of a number of normally optional extras, the competitive new pricing is expected to attract interest from businesses looking to leverage the benefits of direct to substrate printing for the first time.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced a new addition to its popular VersaUV LEF2 series benchtop UV flatbed printers. The LEF2-300D features an expanded workspace that supports a height of up to 200 mm, 100mm more than the standard model*.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), have announced the AccurioJet KM-1e digital color B2+ sheetfed LED UV inkjet production press, continuing its accelerated growth path within the industrial print market.

Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices worldwide, today announced that following on from its release in other markets around the world, the first IU-1000F large format UV-LED flatbed printer is now available in Australia. The device is designed to deliver unsurpassed performance, and meet the diverse needs of busy print service providers and commercial printers.

High-graphic, efficient digital inkjet corrugated printing on EFI™ Nozomi C18000 ultra-high-speed single-pass inkjet printers continues to reach new benchmarks for packaging providers, including the achievement of another important certification addressing key recyclability needs. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has received an additional validation from the Western Michigan University (WMU) Recycling, Paper and Coating Pilot Plant – a leading certification organisation for corrugated recycling – that further verifies the recycling and repulpability of boards printed with white EFI Nozomi UV LED inks.

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