23 Sep 2019

HP Indigo 7500, Scitex LX800 awarded 'Must See 'Ems' status at Executive Outlook Conference

Hp Scitex Lx800

HP's most advanced sheetfed digital press and the industry's largest printing device designed for Latex Ink Technologies received top honours in the 2010 "Must See 'Ems" awards programme on Oct. 2.

The Must See 'Ems awards, presented for the HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press and the HP Scitex LX800 Printer, came during the annual Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) Executive Outlook conference preceding the Graph Expo tradeshow.

"If you want to see some of the best that this industry has to offer, you can start by reviewing the products recognised in this programme, so we are excited that, for the fourth consecutive year, new HP technologies have earned Must See 'Ems awards," said Jan Riecher, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business - Americas, HP. "Innovative technologies like the HP Indigo 7500 and the HP Scitex LX800 provide a true competitive advantage that graphic arts professionals are using to ignite their growth."

Three additional HP solutions - the HP Scitex FB700 Printer and the HP Designjet L25500 and Z5200 printers - all received the Must See 'Ems programme's "Worth-A-Look" award. Plus, HP's campaign to reach the creative audience at the 2010 Cannes International Advertising Festival received an award of distinction in the first-ever "Positively Print" awards - a new print advocacy programme from GASC. Positively Print, which was created and administered by PrintCom Consulting Group President Bill Lamparter, honours graphic arts industry companies for their efforts to promote the power of print in the media mix.

A digital press for mid-size offset work and high-value variable data print

The HP Indigo 7500 elevates the quality, reliability and productivity of sheetfed digital printing. Print service providers (PSPs) use the HP Indigo 7500 to offer customers efficient, offset-quality printing on jobs normally produced on mid-size sheetfed offset presses, as well as high-value variable-data jobs requiring digital print capabilities.

The press includes the new Vision System, an integrated module that scans press output at full press speed, which allows for the automation of numerous press calibration and service tasks that operators typically must perform, reducing down time and improving print quality.

The new high-quality, productive alternative to large format solvent printing

The126-inch HP Scitex LX800 Printer sets a new image-quality standard for the industrial large format market. It is the largest, most productive HP Latex Ink device to date, operating at speeds up to 947 sq.ft./hr. for outdoor billboards and up to 484 sq.ft./hr. for indoor applications.The printer also features roll-to-free fall, roll-to-collector and dual-roll capabilities.

The HP Latex Inks used with the LX800 printer offer more consistent image quality than solvent-ink printers while delivering comparable performance in terms of productivity, size, durability and media choices. By supporting a broader range of applications, latex-based printers offer PSPs more versatility and also help reduce the environmental impact of printing.

Continuous innovation across HP's graphic arts portfolio

The three HP large format printers earning "Worth-A-Look" honours in the Must See 'Ems awards programme offer productivity, efficiency and high quality for a broad array of signage and graphics applications.

  • The HP Scitex FB700 Printer, with new media handling features and a White Ink Upgrade Kit, is a UV-curable flatbed solution that helps PSPs produce high-quality prints for durable outdoor and indoor applications on virtually any rigid or flexible media.
  • The HP Designjet L25500 Printer uses HP Latex Inks and delivers easy, low-maintenance printing for a broad range of high-quality outdoor and indoor applications.
  • The HP Designjet Z5200 PostScript® Printer is a simple, affordable water-based ink device designed to help production printing firms bring large format printing opportunities in-house. The 44-inch printer includes new HP Instant Printing Pro software that offers fast, easy file preparation and automates production tasks.

The Must See 'Ems awards programme identifies the most compelling technologies and products at the Graph Expo and PRINT tradeshows in Chicago. All of the HP technologies honoured in the 2010 Must See 'Ems program were part of HP's Graph Expo exhibit earlier this month.

Print: a custom medium available in nearly any format at Cannes

The HP Cannes International Advertising Festival campaign honoured in the Positively Print awards programme used HP solutions to demonstrate the many ways print can raise awareness, spur consumers to action and differentiate brands.

During the June 2010 festival, HP joined with advertising industry creative luminaries to discuss how digital print brings content from the virtual world to life in the physical world. HP created two unique publications for the campaign, plus the company assembled a special lounge at Cannes featuring HP-developed elements from pillows and wallpaper to tabletops and custom drink cans - all produced using HP Scitex large-format printers and HP Indigo digital presses.

Self-adhesive materials, manufacturing and markets: AWA industry conference provides a timely update

The self-adhesive label, tape, medical/hygiene and graphics industries are characterised by an extremely complex value chain.  They are currently challenged by raw material price inflation, a highly-competitive business environment, and sustainability issues.  The 2010 Self-adhesive Technology & Market Conference, organised by AWA Conferences & Events, represents an opportunity for industry participants at all levels – production, R & D and technical management, marketing, product management, converting - to look at the ‘big picture’.  The conference agenda will identify areas for future innovation; discuss threats and challenges to existing business; highlight new end-use markets; and evaluate advances in product and process technology.
The conference – in Amsterdam, 18-19 November 2010 – features expert speakers from across the value chain.  The opening session will provide an overview of the global self-adhesive label and graphic arts markets, and trends in materials, end-use markets and testing.  A full session addressing regulatory and environmental matters – including options for web waste in self-adhesive label converting, adhesive recyclability, solvents, and REACH – completes the formal program for the first day.  The second day opens with an evaluation of materials development, including adhesives for pack reclosures and hotmelts. In-depth papers on process and equipment developments such as coating and drying technology, machinery for coating labelstock and tapes; and slide die-coating complete the formal program.
Networking opportunities during breaks, and around the accompanying tabletop exhibition are extensive;  and conference sponsors UPM are hosting a cocktail reception at the end of the first day.
Full details of the Self-adhesive Technology & Market Conference 2010, Dutch Design Hotel Artemis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 18-19 November 2010, are available via the AWA website, www.awa-bv.com, where it is also possible to register online.

Northprint 2011 will take place from 10th – 12th May at the Harrogate International Centre, UK.


Northprint 2011

Northprint 2011 will take place from 10th - 12th May at the Harrogate International Centre, UK.

Northprint 2011 is the largest general print event for the UK market and ideally timed to provide visitors with a fantastic buying opportunity.  Northprint has run for over 40 years and attracts visitors from the entire UK with 60% travelling from the North and 40% from the South. Northprint 2011 will boast a number of new initiatives, features and a wide range of manufacturers and suppliers covering all aspects of the print production chain.

Exhibitors at the event benefit from cost-effective marketing, serious potential customers and new business opportunities. Visitors to Northprint can compare and contrast the latest technology, network in a social environment and take advantage of a range of new business-focussed features - all under one roof. They will also have the opportunity to explore a wide range of equipment and services that were launched at Ipex 2010 and are now commercially available in the UK.

For further information, please visit www.northprintexpo.com


Russian market moves to full colour


Oce Logo

Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that Océ will be on the Postyle stand at the ON DEMAND event from October 18 - 22 in Moscow, presenting leading continuous feed inkjet colour applications and business models.

Ideal for business applications: Océ JetStream systems

As digital printing applications move to full colour in the Russian market, Océ is on track to capture the front-runner position. Océ had managed to put the first Océ JetStream® 1000 inkjet printing system successfully into operation in Russia through distributor Postyle. The multi-purpose Océ JetStream 1000 system prints full-colour personalised data in one step without requiring the corresponding production and expense of preprinted offset shells. Its engine produces high-quality full-colour 600 x 600 dpi A4 images at 75 metres per minute, the equivalent of up to 1,010 A4 images per minute.

Océ JetStream systems combine speed and quality with flexibility and reliability and are therefore ideal for applications such as the digital production of books, newspapers, transaction/TransPromo and direct mail documents. Océ applications focus on these four fast growing business areas, showing how to make each copy of a newspaper an individual product. They also show how publishers can reduce waste for short-run books and create a viable on-demand model for printing publications. Finally, they show how full-color transaction documents and direct mail gain greater attention and contribute to a more professional image while making these more interesting and informative to read.

Océ and Postyle at the fair

The first two days of the event are reserved for conferences and presentations. Océ and Postyle will deliver focus presentations including business successes in the respective areas of migration from black & white to colour, trends in the digital printing market, colour inkjet developments and market perspectives in Russia.

At ON DEMAND Océ and Postyle will present innovative applications based on Océ continuous feed inkjet colour technology. Together, both companies will deliver background information on their target group-related product strategy as well as on process optimised workflow and finishing solutions. The smooth migration from black & white to colour, state-of-the-art solutions for offset-based commercial printers to make them benefit from digital without drastic changes in their production process are also part of the show.


SGIA announces 2010 Product of the Year winners


Arizona 550 Gt

SGIA today announced the winners of the esteemed 2010 Product of the Year awards:


  • Digital Inks: Mimaki USA Inc, LF200 UV Flexible Inks for Backlit/Display
  • Media-Paper: Xcel Products Inc, TerraSkin XP
  • Media-Vinyl: Ultraflex Systems Inc, Glow Mesh
  • Media-Films: Continental Grafx, HydroSol Satin Textured LightBlock 230STL
  • Media-Textile: Vapor Apparel/SourceSubstrates, 100% Post Consumer/Industrial Materials
  • Media-Rigid: Panel Processing Inc, Eco-Finish Rigid Print Media
  • Business or Other Workflow Software: Caldera Graphics, Costview 2.0 (optimized for ipad)
  • Finishing-Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings: Neschen Americas - SEAL & Neschen Brand Products, Print Shield Anti-Graffiti Laminating Film
  • Finishing-Equipment: FOTOBA INTERNATIONAL, Fotoba Dreamcut XLD-170D
  • Poster Size-Solvent/Latex printers < 96: Mimaki USA Inc, JV33-160
  • Rigid Substrate UV <$200K MSRP: Océ Display Graphics Systems, Arizona 550 GT
  • Rigid Substrate UV >$200K MSRP: Océ Display Graphics Systems, Arizona 550 XT
  • Rigid White Ink UV <$200K MSRP: Mimaki USA Inc, JFX-1615
  • Flat Bed-Rigid White Ink UV >$200K MSRP: Océ Display Graphics Systems, Arizona 550 XT
  • Grand Format Roll-to-Roll-Solvent & Latex inks: Mimaki USA Inc, JV33-260
  • Grand Format Roll-to-Roll-UV cure ink: Mimaki USA Inc, JFX-1631R
  • Direct to Garment Inkjet Printers: Equipment Zone Inc, Veloci-Jet XL
  • Media-Non-PVC (Non-woven): Dreamscape, Terralon


All of the entries were showcased and evaluated by a team of digital imaging professionals during the 2010 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 13-15) in the Golden Image Gallery.


Open for Business at William Smith - free event will open new opportunities for signmakers


William Smith Logo

On Wednesday 17th November William Smith is inviting signmakers to take part in a special Open for Business event at its Barnard Castle site – a day designed to help them identify new opportunities and new business directions.

“There’s nothing like getting first hand experience of a product or piece of equipment, so we’re throwing open our doors to enable signmakers to do just that,” says William Smith’s Marketing Manager, Chris Bradley. “They will have the opportunity to learn more about new materials and a whole range of hardware products, as well as gaining a more in-depth understanding of the product ranges and services that William Smith can supply.”

The event, which runs from 10am to 4pm, will include –

Interactive demonstration areas – a chance to get up close and personal, including:


  • new vehicle wrapping products
  • textured wall surface film
  • new clear view graphic window films
  • Latex Printer demo
  • RollsRoller Applicator demo
  • weeding demonstrations of new opaque films
  • Di-Noc laminates natural effect demos
  • Tensioning displays of back-lit box systems


Special Discounts – exclusive discounts on selected materials and hardware products.  All those attending this event will receive a book of vouchers.

‘Hot Tips & Tactics’ Workshops – to help generate more sales, keep customers coming back, and develop new business

“With all that’s on offer throughout the day, attendees are certain to come away with some great new ideas for their businesses,” adds Chris Bradley.

To register for the FREE Open for Business – Opening New Opportunities event or for more information call Amanda Armstrong or Lindsay Gamble.  Tel. 01833 690305, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.williamsmith.co.uk/events