23 Jun 2021

Xaar Showcases Proton and Electron at FESPA India

XAAR Electron and Proton Printheads

Xaar will be demonstrating the power of its two latest printheads targeted at the wide-format graphics sector at FESPA India next month (Delhi, December 7-9).

By supporting this show, Xaar is not only demonstrating its strong ties to FESPA as their Global Technology Partner, but is also reaffirming its leadership position in the wide-format graphics sector.

Xaar's 120 sqm stand at the show will showcase several new printers based on the Xaar Electron and Xaar Proton printheads. The entry-level, high-speed Xaar Electron and the premium high-productivity, wide-swathe Xaar Proton are attracting interest from the wide-format market following their global launch earlier this year. The design and flexibility of the printheads make them very popular with manufacturers. The following OEM partners will be displaying their latest technology on the Xaar booth:

  • Colourjet India Ltd
  • Macart Equipment Pvt Ltd
  • Monotech Systems Limited
  • Printek EngineeringTurnkey Printing Solutions Pvt Ltd

"We are seeing a number of printers coming to market now with our latest printheads. This proves that companies can quickly deliver competitive printers that combine the highest levels of quality and speed with maximum cost-effectiveness and low cost of ownership," said Phil Eaves, sales and marketing director, Xaar. "Our relationship with our partners is very strong and this is the best way to show new product offerings that combine Xaar's printhead technology with our partners' market and manufacturing expertise."

Imagine! Print Solutions Installs HP Scitex FB7500 Printer

HP Scitex FB7500

HP today announced that Minneapolis-based Imagine! Print Solutions has installed an HP Scitex FB7500 Printer and contracted to purchase a second unit next year to increase its digital production capabilities and better address customer needs with quick turnaround time and high quality.

Imagine!, one of the largest print service providers (PSPs) in North America, chose the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer over competitive solutions because of its advanced productivity, versatility and quality. These benefits allow the company to capture new business, particularly top retailers who demand quick turnaround times, superior quality and regionalised signage applications.

“The HP Scitex FB7500 Printer is not an incremental step up in our printing capabilities—it is a quantum leap,” said Bob Lothenbach, founder and president, Imagine! Print Solutions. “The purchase and installation of this printer is a smart and strategic long-term investment in our company’s success. The unmatched quality of the output, the speed at which it is produced and HP’s commitment to innovation and support made our first HP purchase an easy decision.”

With the new HP Scitex FB7500 Printer, Imagine! produced a job in just 200 hours that previously required 700 hours using competing technology. Imagine! is using the HP printer to increase the production speed across its portfolio of offerings, including point-of-purchase/point-of-sale (POP/POS) applications, signage, backlit displays, posters and packaging.

“Imagine!’s installation of the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer, plus the future addition of a second press, is yet another example of the company’s dedication to investing in innovative technologies that support customer needs,” said Yariv Avisar, vice president and general manager, Scitex Large Format Printing Solutions, HP. “This new HP Scitex technology positions Imagine! to continually grow its business and stay at the top of the industry.”

Since its commercial availability, the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer has been very well received, producing more than 180,000 sheets at numerous customer sites worldwide. Designed for fast-paced, industrial printing environments, the printer offers a versatile, UV flatbed printing solution for a variety of outdoor and indoor applications. With maximum speeds of up to 95 sheets (3.2 x 1.65m) per hour and three-quarter automated loading to reduce idle time between sheets by up to 85 percent with only one operator, the printer delivers unrivaled productivity among digital flatbed printers in its price class.

Zund 215 UV legacy continues Stateside with swissQprint Oryx from WP Digital

swissQprint Oryx UV printer

In the future, WP Digital, the Swiss manufacturer of high-quality digital printing systems, will serve the North American market (USA / Canada) with the “oryx” UV digital printer produced by swissQprint. A large variety of plates and/or flexible materials can be processed either in flatbed or roll mode. The portfolio expansion with the oryx printer is aimed at the graphical market and serves the needs of medium-sized businesses with the highest quality standards. WP Digital is taking over the exclusive sales and service for the oryx combination printer in North America. A demo and service center will be available to customers and interested persons near New York from January 2010.

WP Digital covers the full range of applications in digital printing, with powerful industrial-scale large-format printers and industrial digital printing for glass and other materials, as well as the development of new applications for digital printing. swissQprint produces digital printers with high-precision and solid technology, both for the graphical industry and for industrial use. Almost anything can be processed, from the smallest plate to roll material and oversized media with a variety of properties, making the oryx an allrounderthat is unrivaled in its class.

High Standards of Quality and Service
Both WP Digital and swissQprint count on their many years of experience in the development and production of digital printing systems. All products are manufactured and assembled in Switzerland. This makes it possible to fulfill the high quality standards in the long run.WP Digital offers a well established service network; spare parts can simply be ordered via the Internet through the IPOS system. For WP Digital and swissQprint, service means satisfying the customer quickly and easily and actively supporting him or her in new business ideas in the printing area.


swissQprint Oryx

The history and pedigree behind swissQprint
swissQprint and the Oryx printer initially came to be in 2008, following the withdrawal of Zund from the printer market. This new company was initially formed by the former development and manufacturing team from Zund who were keen to continue a ten year success story by bringing a new premium UV inkjet to the market under the name of Oryx.

Maintaining the same team who were responsible for the original UVjet 215 and then Zund UVjet 250-combi flatbed and roll-to-roll combi printer, with the combined experience of over 500 installations worldwide, listening to end user needs, plus the obvious benefits of Swiss engineering, were all combined in this new innovative printer - a solution that delivers a true hybrid printer for rigid, roll and oversized materials from a single platform. Latest grey scale head technology with precise mechanics and intutitive simple software round off what is a beautifully engineered Swiss product.

Bluetree offer Variable Data with new HP Scitex FB7500 Printer

Bluetree Design and Print

HP today announced that Rotherham based Bluetree Design & Print Ltd., is using its newly installed HP Scitex FB7500 Printer to expand into wide-format variable data printing (VDP) and win new business.

The large format, traditional screen print specialist, is currently pioneering the use of variable data in wide-format printing, using its HP Scitex FB7500 Printer and HP SmartStream Designer. The combined HP system enables it to create customised applications such as versioned posters; point of purchase and point of sale displays; exhibition graphics; signage and backlit displays.

The company will utilise its new digital capabilities to extend its services and win business. One such service Bluetree will introduce is a cost-effective, high-quality, short-run digital printing service for smaller retailers. This service will enable local retailers to create professional quality, wide-format marketing collateral, that will allow them to compete with more established brands in the marketplace.

Bluetree has been experiencing an increase in demand for short run, versioned work from its customers. The HP Scitex FB7500 Printer is ideal for the cost-effective production of these jobs. With its ability to shorten the production process, the HP Scitex FB7500 will allow Bluetree to reduce its turnaround times and produce work within increasingly shorter deadlines, enabling staff to concentrate on other areas of production. Reaching print speeds of up to 500m2 or 105, 120 x 240cm sheets per hour, the new press enables Bluetree to offer its customers a flexible, rapid turnaround, digital print service.


HP Scitex FB7500


“We will use our new HP Scitex FB7500 Printer to offer our customers a new range of services that will cost-effectively add value to their applications,” said Bryan Shirley, managing director, Bluetree Design & Print. “We believe that the versatility of the new printer and our ability to offer fully personalised applications will help us win more from our existing customers as well as attracting new business.”

Bluetree purchased its HP Scitex FB7500 Printer to complement its existing screen printing equipment and its HP Scitex XP2700 Printer, installed in May 2008.

“Bluetree has established a reputation for producing the best possible quality items for our customers and it was vital that any new equipment that we invested in reflected this,” said Shirley. “We are delighted with the print quality that our new printer can achieve. It can capture the fine detail required by our customers. The HP UV-curable inks are fantastic and give a depth of colour that makes the applications really stand out.”

US company wins a Gold Medal at SGIA with image printed on a Rho 800

BGG Sampco Team with their Durst 800

Brilliant Graphics Group/Sampco Co. was recently honoured with the Specialty Graphics Imaging Associations coveted André Schellenberg Golden Image Award for Trade Show Displays and Exhibits. “The Best of What Digital Imaging Has to Offer” Gold Medal was presented at SGIA in New Orleans for an innovative brick paver image printed on carpet using a Durst Rho 800 Presto UV inkjet printer.

This prestigious award is presented to digital printers and recognises dedication and talent in creating the best of what digital imaging has to offer, according to the SGIA.  The Schellenberg award was presented to the Brilliant Graphics Group founder and CEO Michael O. Ryan during the 2009 SGIA Expo.

“This is a remarkable honour”, said Ryan. “It’s our combination of creative design experience combined with the world’s finest digital imaging technology, such as the Rho 800, that allows us to produce award-winning products – not just for the competitions, but for every one of our clients every day of the year.”

The winning entry was a carpeted floor talker for the building materials industry.  Brick pavers were captured on a Cruse HD Scanner, colour matched and printed on carpet using a Durst Rho 800 Presto UV flatbed.  Ryan said the end result was a reproduction of the pavers that was printed Color Perfect™ and difficult to distinguish from the original.

This year’s event drew a wide range of innovative imaging products – nearly 450 entries from more than 90 companies around the world.  The event, named after the SGIA’s founding father, André Schellenberg, is a technical competition.  Prints are judged on their level of difficulty and quality of execution.

“All of us at Durst are proud of the role we played in Brilliant Graphics Group’s award, and its recognition as one of the top digital printers in the world in terms of quality and capability,” said Michael Lackner, Marketing & Sales Manager for Durst U.S. “We congratulate Michael Ryan and his team, and we look forward to continued success together producing output judged to be world class year after year.”

The Durst Rho 800 Presto is the world’s first large format digital imaging platform with “continuous board printing” for highest productivity. It is capable of printing up to 100 125 x 80cm (4 x 2.6 ft.) sheets per hour. It will also print up to a maximum width of 250cm (8ft) by any length and can print white and special colours, including light cyan and light magenta or clear varnish without loss of speed.

B2R Use HP Designjet L65500 to Produce ‘Eco’ Graphics for Portugese Metro

Produced by B2R on an HP Designjet L65500

B2R of Lisbon, Portugal, in association with Quiosque das Ideias, a company of the same group, has used its newly installed HP Designjet L65500 Printer to produce indoor and outdoor ‘eco’ friendly graphics for 52 Portuguese railway stations.

Utilising its new HP printer’s environmental benefits, B2R also maximised the Designjet L65500’s high productivity capability to complete the job on time, and produce a mix of customer friendly indoor and outdoor graphics. These graphics were used for station decoration, directional signage, customer information and promotional purposes.

“Because the Designjet L65500 uses water based latex inks, we are able to provide graphics that are not only odourless and eco friendly, but of high print resolution suitable for both near and distant viewing. This was essential in successfully communicating important commuter information. What’s more, as the prints are designed to be long lasting, they represented a great return-on-investment for the customer,” said Paulo Silva, marketing director, B2R.

Established in 2001, B2R is part of a group of companies offering creative services, communication services including signage and exhibition graphics and large format production. Printing on a variety of substrates including paper, canvas, vinyl, textiles, wood and metal, B2R’s customers look for creativity, image quality and a match between the printing method and the application. Importantly, they also consider the environment where the graphic is to be used.

B2R was commissioned to produce 210 graphics for over 52 Railway stations in Portugal, covering in excess of 300m2 of media. Key to winning this prestigious project was the company’s new Designjet L65500, which enabled it to produce and install environmentally friendly graphics that supported the customers’ green policy, while better serving Portuguese commuters.

HP Designjet L65500

The HP Designjet L65500 provides print service providers (PSPs) with many benefits, including print speeds of up to 79m2/hr, HP Latex Inks that require no ventilation when printing and applications that are fume free(1) and safe to use indoors and in confined spaces such as offices and elevators. HP Latex Printing Technologies provide durable, odourless(2) prints; sharp, vivid image quality; application versatility and high-productivity.

These new production benefits are enabling B2R to attract a diverse range of customers, for a variety of large format applications. Critically, the Designjet L65500 is enabling the company to increase its print capacity and grow its business, while reducing the impact of printing on the environment.

Although only relatively recently installed, B2R has already carried out a number of other jobs that utilise the printer’s abilities.

The company has decorated many wind turbines with graphics, making the link between clean power and printing using non-polluting materials. Also important was the interior design job for Farmacia Ascenso, a leading pharmaceutical retailer. Wide-format prints on vinyl now decorate the interior and exterior of the pharmacy, for all customer communication and promotions. The combination of high-resolution print for up-close viewing and odour-free(2) inks made the HP Designjet L65500 Printer with Latex Inks ideal for the job.

“We experienced a business revolution when we installed the new HP printer,” said Paulo Silva, managing director, B2R. “Speed, quality and printer durability are fantastic. But the most impressive benefits are the environmental improvements to our print production, and the impact this has had on customer satisfaction.

“In addition, our operators are very happy, because the air they breathe is now fresh – we are very impressed.”