Solent Sewing and Welding Solutions has announced two new products at Sign & Digital - the Miller Weldmaster 112 Extreme with easyglide grommet and the Impulse Extreme with an automatic folding device. Solent is able to offer welding solutions for recyclable (PE) and traditionally non-weldables using heat activated tape.
In cooperation with HP and Roland, Solent will be demonstrating its range of versatile heat sealing solutions on its stand throughout Sign & Digital UK.
HP today announced that Base 3, of Barbera del Valles, Spain, has installed an HP Scitex LX800 Printer to broaden its range of printable substrates and extend the breadth of the application portfolio it offers customers.
Base 3’s service offering spans four major graphics application areas: retail, events, vehicles and outdoor. According to a representative at the company, Base 3 strives to ensure consistent excellence across its entire offering. “We take pride in being able to provide high output quality, rapid turnaround and complete satisfaction to our customers. To achieve this, it is essential to have the latest digital inkjet solutions. We have a long and close relationship with HP and our new HP Scitex LX800 Printer will complement an existing line-up of other HP large format printers.”
The diversity of printable substrates achievable with the HP Scitex LX800, in particular, is an important attribute for enhancing Base 3’s service capability. "The media versatility of the HP Scitex LX800 opens up many new possibilities, especially in point-of-sale applications. Not only that, but for a printer with such advanced technology and features, it’s surprisingly easy-to-use and integrated into our operations swiftly and seamlessly,” adds the company spokesperson.
Zund has won an award in the Wide-Format Imaging Sixth Annual Top Products Awards - in the category of Finishing - Routers & Cutters.
The Sixth Annual Wide-Format Imaging Top Products Awards feature the breakthrough products that have caused the most excitement in the industry and have been a valuable asset to wide- and grand-format businesses over the last year.
From wide-format flatbed printers and wide-format media, to laminating equipment to inks, RIP software and scanners, Wide-Format Imaging’s Top Products Awards recognise the products that are doing the most for a PSP's bottom line.
Products appearing on the Top Products Ballot were solicited from manufacturers over a three month period towards the end of 2010. These products were supplemented with new products reviewed by the publication during 2010. Readers and subscribers were invited to vote for their winning products from January 12th through to March 4th, 2011. Manufacturer votes were automatically removed from the tally, making each award an extremely important and independent accolade for any product to achieve and a true reflection of their reputation in the market.
Peter Giddings, Sales Director of Zund UK comments; “We are delighted to receive this important award for the Zund G3, particularly as it was voted by the market itself – by print service providers and graphic arts professionals who’s lives and businesses are actually made better because of our product.”
“The real noticeable difference in the Zund G3 is the flexibility of the Universal Module’” continues Giddings, “which allows users to change techniques and jobs with the simple change of tool as opposed to buying a completely new accessory which in the past has been quite an investment. This leads to proven results of 20% - 25% in increased productivity in addition to the system being so much more energy efficient. This award is testament to the fact that the G3 is a superior, well engineered, well thought out product and we’re very proud that the industry has recognised this.”
Today, Inca Digital Printers announces the launch of the Inca Onset S40, the latest addition to its market-leading Inca Onset range of wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printers. Positioned between the flagship, super high productivity Inca Onset at 750sqm/hr (8,073 sqft/hr)* and the Inca Onset S20 at 310 sqm/hr (3,340 sqft/hr)*, the new Inca Onset S40 prints at up to 470 sqm/hr (5,059 sq ft/hr)*.
Alongside the other products in the range, the Inca Onset S40 has been engineered to provide outstanding levels of performance, ‘best-in-class’ quality and flexibility at low cost per print. It meets the high-volume, fast-turnaround production needs of specialist display print companies, using up to 168 new-generation, user-replaceable, printheads (28 per colour) on a full width print bar delivering a 27 picolitre drop size. This, combined with Inca’s precision ink drop placement, produces superb 600dpi print quality with the option of four or six colours using Fujifilm’s UVijet OB ink.
With the addition of the Onset S40 to the Inca Onset range there are now 18 different Onset configurations available, offering a choice of productivity levels and ink options. This enables companies to pick the right model, at the best price, performance and, therefore, return on investment (ROI) for their business. Supplied by Fujifilm, Inca’s exclusive global distribution partner, the new Inca Onset S40 will be shown publicly for the first time worldwide on the Fujifilm stand (Hall A4-B10) at Fespa Digital Hamburg, 24-27th May 2011.
Offering the features associated with the Inca Onset range, including wide colour gamut, satin and controllable gloss levels, variable job management and the option of automation, the Onset S40 produces superb POS-quality display graphics economically at throughput speeds of up to 470 sqm/hr (5,059 sq ft/hr), equivalent to 94 full bed sheets/hr (3.14 x 1.6m) and onto substrates up to 50mm (2in) thick. A choice of uni-directional, bi-directional and super high quality print modes can be selected depending upon specific job requirements. As a result, the versatile Onset S40 is ideal for the production of single and double-sided display POS, exhibition graphics, backlit/frontlit displays, outdoor signage printing and cosmetic/fashion graphics etc.
At this throughput level, production efficiency is important to ensure maximum productivity and cost-efficiency with minimal downtime in order to deliver the best ROI. As a result, the Inca Onset S40 is compatible with Inca’s flexible automation system which offers customers the choice to operate in manual, semi or three-quarter automation from the same configuration, as well as Inca’s Print Run Controller (PRC) software module.
The first Onset S40 in the world has been installed at Kolorcraft (www.kolorcraft.com) in Ossett, UK. The POS specialist has rigorously tested the new printer over the past few months, experiencing significant benefits to its business by being able to mirror its retail client’s objectives and maximise their budgets.
“The success of the Inca Onset and Onset S20 printers worldwide over the past three years has raised the quality bar in digitally printed graphics and demonstrated the considerable market for fast turnaround, quality display graphics on a wide range of materials and at a competitive price. It quickly became apparent that there continues to be a strong market for an Onset with all the features and functionality that it offers,” says Dr Linda Bell, Inca Digital CEO. “The Onset S40 is the logical next step for us in our printer portfolio. It fits nicely into the market and is highly competitive. Many companies are starting to invest in multiple Onsets, and we are giving them the flexibility to mix and match the models to suit their customer’s needs and production requirements and provide room for growth.”
Velmex, UK distributor for Canon Large Format Printers is previewing two new large format Canon printers on behalf of Canon UK LTD at Sign & Digital UK 2011.
The new Canon iPF8300S (44” wide) & iPF6300S (24” wide) are production water based printers offering high speed output with superior print quality utilising the new Canon Lucia EX ink set. These new models have a number of new key features including a selection of production print modes, various economy modes to reduce ink usage and borderless printing. Compared to the previous Canon models the new iPF8300S and iPF6300S have an increased colour gamut of 20% and an increase in production output of up to 40%. An ideal solution for portraits, advertisements, retail signage and contract proofs the iPF8300S and iPF6300S offer high quality, economic printing with minimal user intervention or maintenance.
Velmex has nominated Canon authorised reseller GPT to preview the new Canon iPF8300S on its stand C20 and Grantham’s to preview the new Canon iPF6300S on its stand A10. The Canon iPF8300S will also be shown by the Canon subsidiary company, Oce on stand D10.
Zünd has just released three new modules for its G3 cutter. The PRT – Power Rotary Tool, the GAM – Generic Application Module and a new Large Universal Module.
The robust and powerful Zünd Power Rotary Tool is designed for cutting challenging fibrous materials inexpensively and reliably. Many materials can be cut with the PRT including fibreflass and aramid. The tool can be set at 3 different rpm levels – 100%, 75% and 50% of the maximum level – this enables tough materials and materials with a lower melting point to be cleanly cut with a professional finish. Zünd recommend the PRT is used for various technical textile applications and woven/ non-woven composites including carbon fibre.
The temperature of the tool is monitored continually which guards against overheating and makes it ideal for industrial applications that require prolonged usage in multiple shifts. It has a higher capacity and greater torque than the DRT (Driven Rotary Tool) and multi-ply cutting is achievable up to a total thickness of 5.5mm.
The GAM- Generic Application Module serves as a base module for additional customer or application specific tool options. It makes it possible to expand the capabilities of the G3 by implementing options not currently included in the range of tooling available for Zünd cutters. Each GAM can accommodate one tool at a time e.g a glue dispenser.
Peter Giddings, sales director of Zünd UK comments, “Zünd is a company that is proud of its engineering heritage and so by designing a module that will hold other bespoke tools we hope to encourage innovation and development of the G3 technology. The Zund R&D department is open to new ideas and developments so if anyone has a Eureka moment for a tool, now’s the time to get in touch!”
Finally, the large universal module has been launched in advance of the new InkJet marking tool and other future tools that require an inner module diameter of up to 60mm.
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