22 Jan 2020

Océ Arizona UV flatbed printer now two times faster for Sign & Digital UK

Oce Arizona 550gt

The Océ Arizona 550 GT printer, the latest addition to the Océ Arizona family, the world’s best-selling UV flatbed printers for the display graphics market, will be the star attraction on Océ’s stand at Sign & Digital UK in Halls 6-8 at the NEC, Birmingham, from 13-15 April 2010.

The Océ Arizona 550 GT printer will be among numerous state-of-the-art technologies and products being showcased on Océ’s Stand E10 in Hall 8 at the show.

The Océ Arizona 550 GT UV curable flatbed printer, the highest-capacity model yet to be released, can produce prints at 40sq metres per hour, twice as fast as any previous models in the series. It will have pride of place alongside the Océ Arizona 350 GT UV curable flatbed printer, both powered by ONYX® ProductionHouse™ Océ Edition market-leading RIP software.

Other products at Sign & Digital UK will include the Océ ColorWave® 600 printer – the first high-speed TonerPearl® colour printer using patented Océ CrystalPoint® technology. Solutions for creating durable graphics on coated and uncoated media will also be shown.

At the show, Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, will be partnering Zünd Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd, the UK distributor for Zünd Systems Technik AG, the Swiss manufacturer of digital flatbed cutters. The two companies will be displaying the Zünd G3 L2500 digital cutting system.  Products from Océ Imaging Supplies will also be shown, and Océ will host daily competitions, in which prizes will be awarded to visitors.

Océ and its partners will use the event to demonstrate the latest labour-saving innovations, designed to reduce waste and increase productivity. There will also be online access to the popular Océ Media Guide (www.mediaguide.oce.com), which provides detailed advice and guidance that helps printing professionals select the best media for their printers and applications.

Derek Joys, Océ UK’s Display Graphics Systems’ Programme Manager, said: “Once again our stand will be a must-see part of the show experience for all our customers and prospects, as well as other visitors. Sign & Digital UK is an important platform for us to demonstrate with world-leading technologies our commitment to this all-important market sector.”

Visit Océ on stand E10, Hall 8 at the NEC, Birmingham from 13-15 April 2010

Fujifilm showcases its widest range of solutions ever at FESPA 2010

Acuity Advance Hs

Fujifilm today announces that it is due to showcase its widest range of screen and inkjet solutions for producing wide and super-wide format print at FESPA 2010, Hall B1 Stand 220.  The combination of an impressive line-up of printers (all fuelled by Fujifilm Sericol's award-winning Uvijet inks) together with a new system to be announced in the coming weeks designed to standardise screen and inkjet production, and the euromedia range mean that the Fujifilm stand is set to be a 'must-see' at FESPA 2010.

i) Superwide Outdoor Applications

Demonstrating how printers can take advantage of the emerging market for clip-frame billboard banners printed on woven polyethylene (PE) and other superwide format display graphics, the recently-launched Uvistar superwide format printer will be shown on the stand as the most flexible, cost efficient printer in its class.

The Uvistar is available in four different models, producing high quality output at throughput speeds in excess of 300m2/hour. A proven multi-roll system with a highly intuitive user interface, it provides fast and efficient start up with low media wastage, and has the ability to handle rolls of varying widths up to five metres. In combination with the new vibrant Fujifilm Sericol Uvijet QK inks, the printers can produce jobs on a very wide range of flexible media, including PE, with no curing or ink starvation issues and with excellent inter-coat lay down for backlit and solid prints.

ii) Acuity Advance HS

Fujifilm will be showcasing the new Acuity Advance HS, on show for the first time in continental Europe. The Acuity produces near-photographic quality images at speeds of up to 65m2/hr, and is an excellent mid-range flatbed for high-quality POP and signage.

iii) The Onset Effect

Visitors to the stand can also see the newest model in the high performance Inca Onset series, which has quickly established itself as a popular choice for productivity. The Onset S20 is a UV curing inkjet flatbed printer that can print edge to edge onto rigid and flexible substrates at production speeds of 250m2/hr and 50 full bed sheets (3.14 x 1.6m), with the ability to process substrates as thick as 50mm. It also boasts a gloss level control for great versatility in its finish. These revolutionary printers have represented a major change in business dynamics for the industry, as digital flatbed becomes an economical method of producing high-impact visual images.

For mid range versatility, the Spyder V will also be on show with the Uvijet Ultratone ink system. Based on the design of the popular Spyder 320 platform, the Spyder V has a production speed of up to 93m2/hr onto a wide range of flexible and rigid substrates of up to 30mm thick. The Ultratone ink system increases the colour gamut, producing improved colour reproduction and more accurate spot colours.

iv) euromedia

Completing the line-up is Fujifilm's euromedia brand, which provides a dedicated offering for wide format printing. This well known brand of media, software, inks and support comprises hundreds of roll media products for all water-based, solvent-based and UV-printing and laminating applications. These could range from low cost posters, indoor and outdoor banners, flags, exhibition graphics, signmaking and vehicle wraps, to backlit and art prints, and be fulfilled with standard media to novel and high-value products for the more specialist applications.

Keith Harley, european marketing director at Fujifilm Sericol, comments, "We are very excited to have a brand new system on stand which we will be announcing more details of in the next few weeks, along with the first showing in continental Europe of the Acuity Advance HS." He adds, "In addition, the new applications that are now possible using Uvistar are very exciting for the industry as a whole, and combined with our other wide format offerings and ink expertise, we are looking forward to demonstrating the new opportunities printers can now take advantage of."

Race Ahead with Grafityp UK at Sign & Digital 2010

 

Roland Versacamm Vs 640

Grafityp UK Ltd will be exhibiting on Stand No’s.  F10 & F21 at this year’s Sign & Digital UK Exhibition.  A broad outline of just some of the products you can see on display include - Grafitack & Graficast self-adhesive sign making films, GrafiPrint digital media and GrafiFlex CAD cut and CAD print textile materials .

A first showing of the all new, just launched, Roland VersaCAMM VS-640 print and cut machine with white and metallic ink configurations can be seen on the Grafityp stand – the widest VersaCAMM to date.  A large selection of digital printers and print and cut machines can also be seen including, to name a few, the VersaCAMM SPi/VPi 300 and 540 print & cut machines from Roland, the Zephyr UV printer and the ValueJet Hybrid 1608 which utilises newly developed vegetable origin inks for roll to roll, roll to sheet and rigid board printing, both from Mutoh.  There will also be a StellarJet K72UV printer from GCC on site.

Also from GCC, there will be a selection from the large range of LaserPro laser engraving/cutting machines performing their capabilities throughout the exhibition.

Vehicle wrapping demonstrations will take place for the duration of the show and visitors will be given the opportunity to take part in a “have a go” competition to win a fabulous full day Forumla 1 driving experience including hotel stay and meals, memorabilia and an F1 Certificate! Be sure to stop by and try your hand with GrafiWrap vehicle wrap film.

The full range of Grafityp products can be found in the very latest edition of Express Sign Products magazine/price list, which can be collected on the stand.

 

Epson Inkjet Inspires Display Creativity at Fespa Digital 2010

Epson Gs

'Inspired creativity' is Epson's theme at FESPA Munich (22-26 June 2010) where it will show the ability of its Micro Piezo digital inkjet technology to produce innovative display graphics for the signage, decorative art and interior design markets on a variety of flexible paper, plastic and textile materials.

The award-winning Epson Stylus Pro 9700 and 7700 inkjet printers will be in action demonstrating point of sale applications such as posters, backlight panels and textile banners, as well as CAD/ GIS applications, in association with Epson's strategic software partners.  The stand highlight will be the 64in Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer featuring UltraChrome GS ink demonstrating a number of different indoor and outdoor applications, including interior decoration.

Epson's focus on environmentally responsible technologies is a strong feature at FESPA. BioMedia, a new biodegradable and recyclable print media, will be demonstrated on the GS6000 producing display graphics which biodegrade in under 5 years. BioMedia is a complete range of printing substrates and is quickly becoming the substrate of choice for organisations adopting environmentally responsible display print, including Virgin Atlantic, BAA and World Duty Free.

Inspired by Epson's passion for extreme colour gamut and photographic print quality, the GS6000 uses the high-performance Ultrachrome®GS ink technology. This new ink allows commercial print makers to integrate safer signage printing technology without sacrificing output quality. Epson UltraChrome GS introduces eight individual colours - including Orange and Green - in efficient 950 ml cartridges and produces an exceptionally wide colour gamut making the Stylus Pro GS6000 ideal for branded applications. It delivers virtually odorless printing without the need for special ventilation or air purification systems and the ink dries extremely fast, eliminating the need for special dryers. Furthermore, this ink does not contain harmful Nickel compounds, which minimizes the negative health impact on both the environment and employees. This inkset allows the production of high-impact, high quality durable prints, enabling printers, copy shops and sign shops to extend their business into higher quality and more demanding applications such as airport and exhibition graphics.

On the Epson booth several third-party software and media partners will demonstrate a range of creative applications and effects using a wide selection of materials including wallpaper, textile, canvas, and biodegradable substrates.

Claes Jeppsson, Senior Business Manager, LFP and LFP Solutions, Epson Europe says: "Companies are increasingly looking to push the boundaries of digital inkjet and produce ever more creative applications with high environmental credentials and Epson meets this need with a range of highly flexible and market-leading inkjet printers that can produce the best quality products for the display, decorative art and interior design markets."

Epson Europe looks forward to welcoming you to FESPA Digital 2010 at booth 360 in hall B2 at Messe Munich on 22-26 June 2010, where you will have the opportunity for an in-depth look at these new technologies and products.

HP to demonstrate creativity beyond image capture at Focus On Imaging

Z3200 Focus On Imaging

HP have announced that it will show its latest product portfolio, demonstrated in a live photo shoot environment for production of premium quality photo applications, at Focus On Imaging, March 7-10th, stand D60, Hall 9, at the NEC, Birmingham.

An HP Media Scientist will provide demonstrations of how to increase creativity in print, through better understanding of available HP media, and how photographers and photo labs can use HP media and inkjet technology together to produce exciting results, that add value to their work/business offering.

HP will hold on-stand seminars featuring industry-leading photographer, Donovan Wylie, and daily live on-stand shoots by Keith Thompson and Robin Preston. These industry experts will demonstrate how professional photographers, amateurs and retail publishers are using HP Designjet Z3200 and HP Designjet Z2100 Photo Printers, to exhibit work, sell prints or even print personal photographic imagery.

Also on the stand, visitors will find information about the recently launched, joint development between HP and Prooftag™, ARTtrust solution. This simple, self-certification system allows photographers and artists to provide individual identity to any Digital Fine Art Collection Pigment Print (Pigment Print), produced on HP Designjet Z series printers using HP Vivera pigment inks with any compatible media. ARTtrust is specifically designed to meet the need for artwork traceability and authenticity. With increased control and availability of information online, artists, photographers and end-customers can be assured of artwork provenance, protect investments and ensure future value.

Anne Sharp, category and marketing, Design, HP UK comments: "We are really looking forward to this year's show, and to explain how HP technology can be used to enhance photo products, and enable increased commercial success."

The HP Designjet Z3200, available in 24" and 44" models, delivers gallery-like quality, black-and-white and colour photographs, art enlargements, large-format designs and high-accuracy proofs. The expanded colour gamut, with 12 HP Vivera pigment inks and a new HP 73 Chromatic Red, enables 95 percent PANTONE® coverage, making it the ideal solution for professional and commercial photographers. Sample finishing techniques will also be exhibited and the demonstrators will be offering expert advice on all aspects of workflow in a business environment.

Featuring the first-ever embedded spectrophotometer with i1 Color Technology, the HP Designjet Z2100, available in 24" and 44" models, delivers higher colour accuracy and consistency. HP Vivera pigment inks produce vivid colour and black and white prints on matte or glossy papers, providing pre-press professionals, designers and photographers with an easy-to-use, versatile large-format printing solution.

"With increased market take-up of our products in the UK photographic market, we are excited about the prospect to further show the benefits of our Designjet professional photographic printers. With HP customers enjoying what they consider to be market leading print quality, product reliability and total cost of ownership from our products, we anticipate a busy show," concludes Anne Sharp.

Innovations in Garment Decoration at New FESPA Fabric Event

 

Fespa Fabric

FESPA 2010 (22 – 26 June, Messe Munich) heralds the launch of FESPA Fabric, a comprehensive ‘show within a show’ focussing exclusively on garment decoration.

Occupying a whole hall at the exhibition, FESPA Fabric has been conceived to give textile print professionals, garment producers, fashion technicians, retailers and apparel brand owners access to the latest sector news and developments, and a chance to see the innovative techniques, technologies and consumables that will help them differentiate and add value to their products while optimising productivity and profitability.

At around 8000m2, FESPA Fabric will be more than 30 per cent bigger than previous garment decoration zones within FESPA shows. The event features a world-class line-up of the leading innovators and solution providers in the garment decoration community, including event sponsors Falk & Ross, Gildan, Kornit Digital, as well as other leading industry names such as Heinz Walz, Polyone Wilflex, Quaglia, San Roque and Sawgrass.

FESPA Sales & Marketing Director Marcus Timson comments: “Garment decoration is heavily dominated by the screen printing process, which still offers unique flexibility, creativity and productivity for garment producers. In that respect FESPA, with its deep screen heritage, is the natural home for an event focused on garment decoration, and our show has always attracted a sizeable global audience from this market.

“Building on this track record, we were keen to add more value for these visitors, by giving this part of the FESPA show its own clear identity, and channelling more effort into making it a holistic event experience, with features and educational activities specifically tailored to the interests of this specialist audience.”

Visitors to FESPA Fabric will have the opportunity to see the latest advances in manual and automatic screen printing, digital direct-to-garment technology, drying and heat transfer technology, laser cutting and design software. They will also be able to network with screen printing machine manufacturers, ink innovators, garment producers, and embroidery and flocking specialists to inspire them to take their businesses forward.

Timson continues: “Like all service providers, today’s ultra competitive environment means that garment producers need to stay abreast of technical developments and look at opportunities to achieve greater production efficiencies or speed up time to market. More importantly, in the ultra fast-moving fashion sector, innovation equals differentiation. Garment producers, whether small craft-based businesses or larger volume producers, need to open their minds to new techniques, processes and value-adding applications that can help their customers to create garments that respond more quickly to changing trends, meet consumer demand and gain competitive advantage.”

Fabric Live! is a daily fashion show at FESPA Fabric, featuring show sponsors Falk & Ross and Gildan. A live commentary will provide expert insights into the textiles, inks and processes involved, and the audience will have a chance to network with industry insiders at the Fabric Bar within the Fabric Live! area.

Charlie’s Hub is the place for visitors to find world renowned garment printing expert Charlie Taublieb. He will provide practical demonstrations and valuable insight to help printers hone their techniques and get the most out of their equipment to produce high quality printed fabric products. Garment guru and owner of T-Shirt Biz International, Scott Fresener will be delivering garment decoration master classes every day from 10:00h to 14:00h. Both experts will be on hand to discuss key trends, processes and technologies and answer questions.

Event supporters IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) and WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) will also provide input to ensure that FESPA Fabric visitors can access the latest information about issues such as environmentally sustainable garment production and compliance.

To find out more about FESPA Fabric visit the show microsite at www.fespafabric.com

For general information about FESPA’s flagship global 2010 event, visit the main event web site at www.fespa2010.com

Fespa Fabric Show