Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is setting new levels of production and efficiency for customers at the higher-volume end of the superwide-format signage and display graphics market. The new EFI™ VUTEk® Q series product line delivers superior quality and a complete system solution with advanced roll-to-roll LED technology. The new EFI VUTEk Q3r and Q5r UV LED printers produce a wide range of challenging applications, like the most demanding premium POP with multi-layer white and cosmetics displays that demand the highest print quality to the highest volume campaigns that requires the lowest cost of production. The fastest, most productive roll-to-roll display graphics printers in their class, the 5.2-metre wide VUTEk Q5r printer runs at speeds up to 672 square metres per hour, and the 3.5-metre wide VUTEk Q3r model prints up to 558 square metres per hour.

Roland DG today announces the launch of two new ground-breaking solutions, the VersaUV LEC2 Series of UV Roll-to-Roll printer/cutters and VersaUV LEC2 S-Series of UV Flatbed Printers.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is pleased to announce the installation of its Inca OnsetX3 HS at Cowan Graphics Inc., a family owned business for 75 years located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Cowan Graphics Inc. provides businesses of all sizes an extensive offering of corporate branding services including building signage, vehicle wraps/graphics, indoor/outdoor banners, murals, decals, retail/event signage, and specialty items.

The desire to expand into the large-format sector and increase capacity without sacrificing quality or speed, led Walton Press to add the Durst P5 350. The addition of this innovative digital printer will be the centerpiece of their wide-format print offering allowing them to expand into new markets.

Like many of us across the industry, Appeal Media has felt the impact of 2020's COVID-19 pandemic. Every graphics business has had to adapt to survive the trying trading conditions, but Appeal Media - founded by lifelong friends Stephen Matthews and Scott McCabe in 2008 - appears to have thrived. The secret seems to be all about the attitude: always say 'yes'.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the release of a new Ricoh driver for CalderaRIP Version 14. This new driver expands the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals and further enhances its user experience.

Shaw PPC Design, based out of Michigan, announced the addition of the Durst P5 350 to bolster their graphic print offering.

To advance the services and quality offered to local residents, businesses and nonprofits during an unprecedented time, Image360 Tampa-Ybor City is bringing streamlined visual communication solutions to customers through a new award-winning platform.

Leading manufacturer, NUtec Digital Ink recently launched their latest UV-curable ink range named Ruby and which is optimised for LED UV lamp curing.

When Advantage Direct GM John Montcastle, Jr. was looking to bolster his company’s print capabilities, he set out to find a vendor that could help cover every aspect of its business. Among the key tenets he sought were quality equipment, superior customer service, and innovative and forward-thinking solutions.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announced that the European Digital Press Association (EDP) has presented the ‘Best Roll-to-Roll printer up to 170cm’ award to Mimaki for its UJV100-160 LED-UV inkjet printer.

When more than three-quarters of your work constitutes printing on non-traditional substrates such as plastics, vinyls, rigid vinyls, PRV, and PETG, a fully-automated press with LED-UV capabilities is a necessity. Rand Graphics, a full-service print specialist based in Wichita, Kansas, is preparing for the 2021 spring delivery of a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 six-color 41-inch press with LED-UV curing technology to provide a significant advantage in running these challenging substrates more efficiently and providing its large format POP clients with even higher quality.

Banbury Litho is in transformation mode. The journey started 18 months ago expressly to transition the company towards a strong new future vision. As part of this, it has invested in a Mimaki JFX200-2513EX flatbed UV printer and an Esko Kongsberg X24 Edge digital cutter with i-Cut software from CMYUK.

Two European Digital Press Association Awards have been awarded to Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies. They were for its Rho 2500 in the Best Flatbed/Hybrid Printer > 250 sqm/h category and the other for Durst Workflow (Best Workflow Technology).

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has unveiled a raft of innovations as it continues its journey to become a complete solutions provider in line with its “Pixel to Output” strategy. Central is the P5 350 High Speed printer – together with the Durst “Automat" ™ a new full automation system, enhanced Durst software, a full LED ink portfolio and partnerships.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. received three European Digital Press (EDP) Awards from the European graphics arts trade press in 2020 for advanced new technology solutions that support graphic arts professionals to drive more productivity and revenue. For the 14th annual EDP Awards, judges recognised EFI™ Fiery® FreeForm™ Create variable data printing (VDP) software, the EFI VUTEk® 32h LED hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll inkjet printer and EFI VUTEk D Series LED roll-to-roll inkjet printers as winning solutions in one of Europe’s most respected print technology competitions.

Wide format printer manufacturer MUTOH, represented by Mutoh Europe for the EMEA territory, has received a prestigious EDP award for its XpertJet 461UF / 661UF LED UV direct to object printer series in the category “Best Object Printer”. The award was presented to Mutoh yesterday by EDP’s Vice President Peter Ollen during a video conference.

Agfa’s Oberon RTR3300 inkjet printer has received the 2020 EDP Award for ‘large & wide format printing system in the category roll-to-roll printer up to 320 cm’.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, announced that its complete line of Acuity and Inca wide-format printers have been certified by Color-Logic, based in West Chester, Ohio, for metallic printing. With this certification, Acuity and Inca press owners using the Color-Logic system can create eye-catching metallic effects that can be incorporated into packaging, signage, displays, and collateral material.

Canon is proud to announce the launch of its new online community, graphiPLAZA, for large format graphics experts. The platform is free to access for customers, Partners and employees. graphiPLAZA offers a global network of expertise to improve their business practices.

As we approach the end of another year, we have a natural desire to look back and consider how the next twelve months will pan out. But 2020's COVID-19 pandemic has turned any forecasts - and how many businesses in our industry operate - on their head. For this reason, it's even more important to learn from the changes we have experienced this year so we can prepare, as best we can, for 2021. Here are some lessons and predictions for the future.

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