Wideformat

Wideformat

Just over a year since the 64 inch roll-to-roll printer began shipping commercially in EMEA, the technology has been positively embraced by hundreds of print businesses, with over 400 placements in EMEA. Customer usage data from across the EMEA installed base shows that print service providers (PSPs) are using the printer’s capabilities to diversify and access new opportunities, by increasing overall productivity to handle growing output volumes, working with challenging heat-sensitive media, eliminating waiting time between print and finishing, and reducing the need for additional lamination.

Azonprinter, a worldwide manufacturer of digital inkjet solutions takes a new direction with its Azon Matrix industrial solutions and welcomes new addition, Azon Matrix R platform based on Ricoh Gen5 print heads.

PressOn, one of the UK’s leading large format digital printing companies, has taken delivery of a new HP LX 3600 latex printer. The re-engineered new generation of the HP LX 3500 complements PressOn’s existing HP LX 3500 and helps PressOn continue to satisfy increased customer demand in 2018 for large format graphics.

Continued growth and commitment to excellence in print production has led Lake Graphics Label & Sign Company to further enhance their digital printing capabilities with the addition of the Durst Rho P10 HS Plus. This comes just a year after adding the two-time award-winning Durst Rhotex 325 in 2017. For Lake Graphics, a leading full-service digital print company based in Cleveland, OH, the two printers give them the advantage of being able to offer the highest quality print in both roll, sheet and soft signage.

The Onset X3, a full-bed wide format UV inkjet flatbed printer provides more opportunities at Southern Carton, a family owned and operated third generation solutions company specializing in packaging, based in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

Mutoh Europe announces availability of a new member in its popular ValueJet wide format digital printer family, the VJ-1627MH. The ValueJet 1627MH is a 64” (1625 mm) wide hybrid printer featuring a hot air knife media drying system and unique resin-based inks enabling direct printing on both rigid and roll substrates. Prints are dry when they come off the printer. The ValueJet 1627MH incorporates a high end piezo drop-on-demand print head capable of producing print resolutions up to 720 x 1440 dpi, making it suited for top quality output for short viewing distances.

OKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology innovator and undisputed leader in delivering vibrant, durable vehicle wraps for the automotive restyling industry, returns to SEMA 2018 in Booth #16524 to demonstrate the speed and best-in-class performance of the ColorPainter™ wide format printer series October 30 – November 2, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The superb print quality and versatility of the Xaar 1201 printhead is opening up new markets for Chinese OEMs in wide-format graphics – as recently underlined by the printhead’s presence on XuCheng’s stand at SGIA 2018 in Las Vegas.

Henderson Print, located in Belfast, has invested in a wide format Agfa Anapurna H2500i LED press taking them into “a new and more profitable market for the business”, according to Head of Print for the company, Alan Ritchie.

Ricoh USA, Inc. have unveiled a new wide-format flatbed printer designed to deliver a broad set of applications for the sign, graphics and décor markets. The RICOH Pro TF6250 puts unmatched productivity within reach for sign shops and commercial printers alike due to its impressive print speeds, one-touch automated daily maintenance and diverse substrate flexibility. At a time when customers expect high quality and fast turnaround, this flatbed delivers both in an intuitive way that allows operators to hit the ground running and produce high impact products for their customers.

Epson have announced two new professional, entry-level, technical plotters: the SureColor SC-T3400 24-inch (desktop and floor-standing) printer and the SureColor SC-T5400 36-inch floor-standing printer. These models perfectly complement the earlier launch of the lower cost SC-T3100 and SC-T5100 – and mean that Epson now offers a full range of technical printers to meet the needs of professional services across a range of industry sectors.

Progressive printers and Sign and Display specialists’ needs for faster short run production, broader job capabilities and enhanced productivity will be met by Ricoh‘s two new next generation Ricoh Pro™ L5130/L5160 latex roll-to-roll printers. These will be made available throughout Europe in early 2019.

Nazdar SourceOne is pleased to announce the worldwide premier of the EFI™ Pro 32r, an entry-level, 126-inch (3.2-meter) wide roll-to-roll LED printer shown in the booth 2941.

HP, at SGIA 2018, will demonstrate new large format printing solutions and technologies designed to create new business opportunities for sign, banner, display, and wall décor printers with high-value applications.

Color Ink, a family-owned commercial printer established in 1984, is experiencing new business growth with the SpyderX, a versatile production-class UV digital inkjet press for sheetfed and roll-fed substrates.

OKI is participating in BuildTech 2018 from the 22th to 24th of October. The company – a global leader in B2B printing technology from Japan – will give show visitors the opportunity to view the Teriostar LP-1040-MF, which is one of two engineering printer models now available in Singapore. Also on display will be the C911dn, a versatile colour A3+ digital LED printer that has a multitude of uses for print. The annual tradeshow, which is being held at the Singapore EXPO, is expected to attract visitors from the architecture, interior design and building industries. Visitors can find OKI at Hall 3, Booth J09.

September saw the installation of an Agfa Anapurna H2500i LED wide format engine for established POS manufacturer, BD&H. It was the second part to a £150,000-plus investment that followed the Agfa Asanti workflow and Agfa Asanti StoreFront installation for the business last year.

Haarlem-based Unfold works from a large industrial building, located in a large commercial zoning area. A common assumption for most production companies. What’s not so common, is that Unfold houses a huge range of heavy production printers, yet very few people to operate them. Owner of the company, René Spanger, does most of it all by himself. Just recently, he upped his own game and invested in a 3,20-meter-wide Mimaki printer with UV-curing. The UJV55-320 is a big whopper – crucial to be able to deal with the print demand at Unfold.

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