UV/LED Printing

Little can be seen of an insect’s fine detail when viewed by the human eye, but this new exhibition by British photographer Levon Biss at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford, takes this micro detail to a stunning new level. This exhibition features large scale images printed by Genesis Imaging, with its JETRIX UV flatbed printer producing the biggest pieces, featuring some of the most beautiful, surprising, and often outright bizarre microscopic form of insects.

NDigitec, one of the Middle East's fastest-growing creative production companies, has invested in an EFI VUTEk GS5500LX roll-to-roll LED inkjet printer. Quality, reliability and "green" LED technology were the primary reasons cited for the purchase.

Agfa Graphics is set to boost its UV LED range at Drupa with the launch of the Anapurna H2500i LED system, a 2.5m hybrid solution for printing rigid and flexible media.

Gandy Digital will use Drupa as the platform to provide the first live public demonstration of its new Fascin8tor grand format five metre UV roll-to-roll printer.

NoeCha is a high-tech company formed in 2013 that designs, manufactures and sells wide format industrial flatbed inkjet printers. Based in Bergamo, North Italy, its core product is the NoeCha1, an ultra-fast wide format UV-LED digital press delivering high quality at production speeds. At Drupa the firm will launch a compact version of the NoeCha1, the NoeCha DOT1.

Fujifilm Corporation has announced that it is adding to its Acuity LED wide-format inkjet printer portfolio with the forthcoming launch of the Acuity LED 3200R, or to be precise, an OEM Mimaki UJV55-320. The company intends to show the printer at Drupa with plans for it to be commercially available in the middle of 2016.

Dublin-based W.C. O’Brien Sign & Print Ltd placed an order for the first Mimaki UJV55-320 to go into Ireland, during the recent Sign & Digital UK exhibition.

Following its much-heralded European launch at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam where it was very much the star of the show, Mimaki’s UJV55-320 roll-to-roll LED UV printer created unprecedented demand with forward orders for the new printer exceeding some 50 units. Therefore Mimaki has high hopes that the 3.2m LED UV grand format behemoth will be the focus of attention for many visitors to Sign & Digital UK as Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor Hybrid Services prepares for the printer’s debut at the UK show in just a few weeks’ time.

Canon is gearing up to present the latest Océ Arizona 1280 GT flatbed printer to the UK for the first time at Sign & Digital 2016 on Stand H10. The company claims that the true flatbed architecture of the new 1200 series has been designed to deliver the most versatile platform in wide format printing.

Mimaki has announced a brand new 3.2m roll-to-roll UV LED inkjet printer that is anticipated to be one of the standout product launches at next month’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition in Birmingham. Mimaki says the UJV55-320 is a versatile and affordable solution for sign and display applications, delivering speeds of up to 110sq m/h and print resolutions of up to 1,200dpi, depending on the substrate and is ideally suited for the production of grand format backlit graphics; frequently found in airports and other public places.

WCM+A has developed a wide range of promotional products but it’s their badge making manufacturing facility that has seen the biggest growth and determined the decision to invest in the new Mimaki UJF flatbed.

Fujifilm has provided further details of its new Acuity Select 20 series printers in the run up to FESPA Digital in Amsterdam. These new printers will replace the Acuity Advance Select series.

Yorkshire-based AB Print Group has become the latest commercial printer to invest in an Acuity LED 1600 UV wide format printer, which will enable it to keep ahead of customer demands and meet all print requirements in-house without the need for outsourcing.

BCQ Group has installed a VUTEk QS2000 – supplied by CMYUK - at its Jolly Big wide format production facility to meet the increasing day-to-day demand for large format display materials.

Nth Degree Imaging is to showcase the new Signracer 2500 H-LED Hybrid flatbed printer at Sign & Digital UK. This next generation printer has 5 print heads, 2 media tables and can handle both rigid and flexible materials up to 50mm thick and is perfect for sign companies printing on to Correx, Foamex, MDF and many other substrates. The maximum production speed is an impressive 44m2 per hour with double row print heads.

Tali Digital has installed the first Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV HS wide format printer in South Africa, supplied by Ipex Machinery. The printer allows the company to expand into new market applications by printing on oversized Perspex sheets and corrugated boards.

Northumberland based Potts Print, a highly-regarded litho printer with a proud history in the North East spanning nearly a century and a half, recently expanded into wide format digital printing and has since installed two Fujifilm Acuity machines – an Acuity F flatbed and a roll-fed Acuity LED 1600 II.

Cestrian Imaging is one of the first companies worldwide to have invested in the EFI VUTEk HSr Pro, a dedicated UV roll-to-roll inkjet press designed for high volume production output. EFI says the VUTEk HSr Pro is ideal for fleet/vehicle graphics, as well as the production of perfect day/night backlit graphics using EFI white ink and multi-layer printing capability.

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