17 Jun 2021

Beyrich DigitalService to offer wide-format printing up to 5m thanks to installation of HP Scitex XP5100 printer

Beyrich Hp Scitex

Beyrich DigitalService GmbH & Co. KG, based in Brunswick, Germany, has extended its wide-format printing services with the recent installation of an HP Scitex XP5100 Printer. The latest addition to the company's printing arm follows the previous installation of an HP Scitex LX600 Printer(1).

Beyrich offers digital printing services for outdoor advertising campaigns, exhibitions, and for the interior design industry, and prints onto a wide range of media such as paper, foil and textiles. Other customers served by the company include museums, advertising agencies, the automotive industry, and the fashion industry.

 

Launch of Océ TDS750 offers CAD customers optimal large format printer

Oce Logo

Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced the launch of the Océ TDS750 large format printing system. The new Océ TDS750 printer offers architects and engineers a fast, easy and reliable solution for their large format print, copy and scan needs. Based on the multi-award winning Océ TDS700, the Océ TDS750 provides a reliable, environmentally-friendly printing solution for departmental or print room environments.

Fast and productive large format printer

Engineering departments can easily meet their challenging deadlines with the consistent print speed of 9 D prints per minute and no warm-up time for the Océ TDS750. Load the system with 6 media rolls and up to 1,200m capacity for long uninterrupted printing, making it ideal for productive central print rooms. With secure print job management features, customers can prioritize urgent jobs and quickly complete projects.
Easy and intuitive

The Océ TDS750 was designed with the user in mind and makes using all aspects of the machine simple and intuitive, from media loading to defining scanner settings. Users spend less time trouble shooting and defining settings with the green button approach of the Océ TDS750. Capture color markups or as-builts and streamline project collaboration with the advanced scan technology. The result is faster turnaround times, less wasted materials and a more productive staff.

This exceptional new large format printer maintains the solid radiant fusing technology with instant-on behavior and low noise, heat and ozone emission as well as low energy consumption. Businesses have grown to love the sustainability aspects of this unique technology and the flexibility of placing it in departmental print settings without distracting employees.

Dependable output quality and performance

The Océ TDS750 600x1,200 dpi pico printing provides exceptional output quality – sharp fine details and smooth gray scales in rendering, 3D images and intricate graphics. Users have the peace of mind that document details are captured exactly as intended with no missing information.

Based on the Océ TDS700 with thousands of satisfied customers worldwide, Océ TDS750 users can count on dependable, high performance large format printing, for years to come. With restricted controller access, safe data storage and system safeguards, the Océ TDS750 also provides a secure, productive print environment.

"For years, customers have been appreciating the quality, reliability, and support provided by Océ large format printers," said Erik van Eldik, Vice President Business Group Technical Document Systems at Océ. "We know our customers' workflows and are pleased to be able to evolve our core black & white technology to address the ever-changing needs of the technical document market place. The Océ TDS750 is an excellent large format system building upon the features that customers valued in the Océ TDS700 to further improve large format workflows while maintaining the flexibility to grow with their changing needs."
Availability and more information

The Océ TDS750 will be available in early 2011.

Prototyping specialist opts for the versatility of Roland DG’s VersaUV LEC-540

Beams Roland

The first Roland DG VersaUV LEC-540 UV-curable printer to be sold in Europe has been installed at Kent based packaging specialist, Beams International. This innovative wide-format print-and-cut system, which offers colour managed proofing and prototyping as well as high quality display production, features a 1.37m width plus white ink and clear varnish. It was selected for its unparalleled versatility, low investment cost and accuracy of output on all materials.

Beams International specialises in the design and manufacture of gift packs, and packaging of goods for promotions in the food and drinks’ industry. The company creates and produces branded and bespoke items for the retail market in the UK and overseas, designed to build awareness for consumers through innovative and unusual packaging solutions.

Realising that its existing wide-format proofing system was limited because its aqueous-based inks were not able to output to the actual materials used in a final production run, Beams wanted a solution which would provide a true simulation of its packaging creations. Working with UK specialist Roland DG’s partner, Revolution, the company opted for the print-and-cut versatility of the VersaUV LEC-540 which uses flexible UV-curable inks and outputs extremely high quality results onto a broad range of substrates.
Because of the special finishes incorporated into its packaging prototypes, Beams also required a combination system which not only could print, crease and cut but was able to simulate accurate proofs on a variety of materials. Being able to produce precise mock-ups, incorporating both matched colour and accurate folding, was of vital importance to the company so that brand owners and customers could view and touch a true representation of finished products.

“From the moment that we ordered the new printer we had a demand for its unique capabilities and since its installation and commissioning we have been able to produce prototype packaging that is as good as the real thing,” states Matthew Russell, Commercial Director at Beams International. “Our customers have been able to understand in an instant what our proposition is and what the finished packaging will eventually look like.”

Jan Edgecombe, managing director of Revolution, comments: “For Beams International it was essential for the company to invest in a dedicated proofing solution which could produce accurate mock-ups and prototypes for the quality end of the bespoke food and drink markets. The existing aqueous-based system was restrictive because it couldn’t be used for proofing onto the final material and, with an increase in demand for specialist finishes, both highly opaque white and a versatile clear varnish also bring added value.
“Roland’s VersaUV LEC-540 is a complete print-and-cut solution that incorporates LED curing so that even the most difficult materials can be dried satisfactorily,” continues Edgecombe. “Combined with its high quality output and ability to produce a range of different finishes and textures, this machine is proving itself in the packaging and labelling sectors for short runs and specialist applications, as well as for proofing and prototyping.”

Beams International, was formed nearly 14 years ago to develop gift products for retailers and duty free outlets. The company, which already had considerable experience within the beer, wine and spirit industry, concentrates on the packaging and branding of original and licensed products with emphasis on special promotions.

Based in Coalville, Leicester, Revolution supplies a wide range of printers, materials and software, and has developed a strong reputation for providing added-value solutions for all wide-format users including display producers, fine art specialists and proofing companies. The company also concentrates on colour management and profiling, an area of particular importance and relevance to the prototyping market.

The Roland VersaUV LEC-330 and LEC-540 are UV-curable print-and-cut solutions which offer modestly-priced turnkey systems for very high quality graphics and text for a variety of applications. For proofing and prototyping, this duo of combination machines is ideal for packaging and labelling, with the ability to output direct onto metallic and synthetic papers, PE and PET films, BOPP, card stocks and plastic boards, polycarbonates and other rigid materials up to 1mm in thickness.

Designed to integrate with a colour managed workflow, fully accurate results can be achieved even on difficult and unusual substrates, such as suede and leather. The Roland VersaUV produces output up to a maximum of 1440 x 1440dpi, and benefits from the addition of white and clear varnish to its CMYK palette, enabling complex and tactile graphics. The use of UV-curable flexible inks allows jobs to be cut, creased and folded without any chipping or flaking, with a tough and durable finish on all surfaces.

“This installation of the first LEC-540 at Beams International is a clear indication of how print businesses who need consistent and accurate proofing onto all materials can benefit from Roland technology,” confirms Steve Chappell, Business Manager – Packaging and Proofing at Roland DG. “Not only is the VersaUV a low-cost versatile integrated print-and-cut option for this type of production, it is also chemistry-free and can be used in a normal office or studio environment.”

Further information is available by contacting Matthew Russell at Beams International Ltd, 4a Bloors Lane, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent ME8 7EG, telephone 01634 265480, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Jan Edgecombe at Revolution can be reached at The Factory, 43 North Avenue, Coalville LE67 3QX, telephone 01530 510080, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Braintree Printing colours the printing industry green

Hp Designjet L25500

Braintree Printing, a full-service commercial and quick printing company, is building an environmentally-safe workplace and creating eco-friendly products with the recent purchase of a Hewlett Packard Designjet L25500 Printer.  This latest acquisition is part of an overall company mission to reduce the impact of printing on the environment.
 
The Massachusetts-based printer is one of the first in New England to install the HP Designjet L2550 Printer, known for its green printing qualities.  As Braintree Printing replaces and expands its fleet of printing equipment, the company selects only energy-efficient equipment, resulting in a safer work environment and cost-savings for the company and its customers.
 
The Designjet produces large-format indoor and outdoor signs with water-based HP  latex inks.  Odourless and pollutant-free, these non-toxic and non-flammable inks are safer for operators.  Finished printed materials are better for the environments where they are displayed, a significant feature in settings such as hospitals and schools.  With an ENERGY STAR rating, the HP Designjet meets strict energy efficiency guidelines and, since printed materials dry immediately, there is no special ventilation equipment or external dryer required, reducing electrical use.  Printed materials are 100% recyclable.
 
"With the Designjet, it's about sustainability every step of the way," Braintree Printing owner Jim Corliss said.  "We're operating a machine that uses eco-friendly inks and emits no fumes and we're producing high-quality printed pieces that can be recycled."
 
According to Corliss, Braintree Printing has been working hard to promote environmental sustainability in the printing industry.  The company is a Certified Printer in the Forest Stewardship Council's Chain-of-Custody program and uses FSC certified paper.
 
"We use only recycled cardboard boxes to package our printed materials and routinely offer clients recycled paper for their marketing materials," Corliss said.
 
Recently, Braintree Printing took the initiative to reduce energy consumption with an energy analysis by Energy New England in conjunction with the local electric company, Braintree Electric Light Department.  "We rewired offices with motion sensors, replaced incandescent bulbs with LED lights and gained better energy control over our entire press and bindery area," said Corliss, noting that Braintree Printing shaved 3% off its annual electric bill.

Speedscreen invests in Durst 320R UV

 Durst 320r Uv

To stamp its mark further on the wide format digital scene, Speedscreen has placed an order for a Durst 320 R UV roll to roll machine .

Tim Hill, Speedscreen's owner and Managing Director comments, "It was a natural progression for us.  I always had it in mind to augment our UV digital production capability with another machine, I just wasn't sure for a while what that machine would be. Our last major purchase was the Durst 800 hybrid machine which prints flat rigid material and would also do rolls up to 2.5 m wide. Whilst it was the perfect fit for us, I could see the advantages of keeping the 800 as a dedicated flat bed and then have a separate roll to roll UV machine. It wasn't a difficult decision to stay with the Durst family, especially having seen the machine demonstrated at the factory and having witnessed its massive capability at a German customer site. I can honestly say I was blown away once again by the consistent quality of print and level of engineering excellence that comes with a Durst.  A new software development called pass overlap has been added.  Whilst it slows the print speed by 7%, the total absence of banding was truly impressive at all speed levels - and I threw some pretty mean files at them!  The ability to run truly unattended overnight really swung the deal for me, with the machine sending a text to say job is finished.  My biggest frustration is the 12 week lead time for delivery."

He adds, "The difference with Durst is that the organisation builds to order.  We have gone for all the bells and whistles on this model - a dual roll facility, a double sided print option, White overprint and light magenta/ light cyan plus an in line cutting option.  The extras list does bump up the price, but it's a bit like buying an Audi or BMW - it's the extras that make an already good car into a great car.  This investment is some 6 months ahead of our intended next development phase, but with the continued growth and demand for our digital business I have brought things forward." 

Installation of the 3.2 m wide machine should take place in early April 2011.

First automated Inca Onset S20 in Canada helps Lightvisions increase throughput and capture new business

Inca Onset S20

LightVisions, one of Western Canada's largest digital imaging providers, has increased throughput and captured new business: the result of the installation of Canada's first automated Inca Onset S20, sold and supported by Fujifilm Canada Graphic Systems.

Located next to Winnipeg International Airport, LightVisions specialises in large-format digital printing for the retail, display and outdoor markets, producing printed products for out of home, store décor, retail POP, museums and tradeshow. Now in its 28th year, the company currently employs more than 40 people and encompasses over 38,000 sqft of production space. It offers a single source environment to its clients including prepress, design, printing, finishing, installations, kitting and logistics. The Inca Onset S20 joins two older UV flatbed printers and 8 roll-to-roll inkjet printers up to 126 inches wide, giving LightVisions the ability to create images on virtually any roll fed or rigid material.

LightVisions began its quest for a large-format flatbed in the spring of 2010, a necessity as the company was turning away a significant amount of large-format work. Narrowing the search down to the Inca Onset S20 and a competitor, LightVisions ran extensive tests prior to making the investment.

"We have some very specific tests, such as ink usage, where we weigh material, make comparisons and receive accurate feedback on consumables," said Allan Brooks, president of LightVisions. "While the two printers we tested were very close in terms of run cost/sq. ft., the big difference was that the Inca Onset S20 delivered higher quality at stated speed. We tested the speed with what we considered a quality mode for close viewing POP, and the Inca Onset S20 provided higher resolution and better detail with virtually no banding in the solids."

The Inca Onset S20 at LightVisions, installed with the latest speed upgrade in August 2010, features a materials handling automation system capable of operation in manual, semi- or three-quarter mode.

Available to all Inca Onset S20 customers, the upgrade boosted the rated speed more than 35 percent from its original speed of 45 beds/hour. "Inca told us that with the upgrade and in automation mode the Onset S20 would print at 62 beds per hour. We anticipated that the speed increase would mean a loss in quality," said Brooks. "Instead, we were blown away by the quality. When we print jobs like fashion posters on 100-pound coated stock at 62 beds/hour, the quality difference between that and running at 45 beds/hour is hardly noticeable."

The Inca Onset S20's ability to deliver both speed and quality was a 'game changer' for LightVisions, requiring it to revamp its business plan. "We had not anticipated being able to run 62 beds/hour with fashion work for close viewing," said Brooks. "Our thought was that the higher speed was only going to be good for outdoor signs and displays. Now we can pursue both--higher volume outdoor and larger retail accounts. This capability opened doors for us."

According to Brooks, the Onset S20 printer is more than twice as fast as its other two flatbeds combined. "We have been able to move into markets that we knew existed, such as larger volume Retail POP, and had bid on, but didn't get. We knew where we had to be on those bids—we knew what we needed in a printer to be able to bid against screen printers."

A key factor in the Onset's speed is its substrate handling automation, which can increase productivity up to 36 percent compared to manual handling. "We don't have to wait for the machine to stop and the operator to take the sheet off and put on another one and line it up to register," said Brooks. "The sheets can be pre--positioned, stacked and squared during the printing process, so when the printed sheet is removed, the next one is in position to be loaded. When running manually, you have to take it off the printer and then square it up on the pallet."

Added Brooks, "To be competitive with screen printers, you need the same capabilities to reduce costs. The automation is letting us compete with screen printers at much higher volumes than before. It has dramatically increased our productivity as there is now much less operator intervention. We have seen a large increase in number of beds per hour per operator over our existing UV flatbed printers. The output per hour is now also very consistent as there is less operator fatigue. We have noticed with our existing manual load machines that output per hour can vary greatly depending on operator ability and time of day. The impact of having this type of automation is huge."

One recent project for a large national company illustrates the types of jobs LightVisions can now go after. "We just finished thousands of images for this large outdoor project," said Brooks. "The entire job was 3,000 beds. We ran small and large pieces, hitting 62 beds an hour with automation. We ran multiple designs and multiple substrates, from translucent styrene, to card stock to MXM (synthetic paper), and there was complete consistency of print quality between products. We were awarded this project over bids from screen and litho shops and our margin was higher than our business plan predicted."

The ability to quickly switch back and forth between manual and automated mode is also helping throughput. "Our operators really like the ability to switch over quickly," said Brooks. "It is very fast, so if you have one 20-30 piece job and then another that's running 500 pieces, you can switch from manual to automated easily. You don't need the automation for the 20-30 piece jobs—manual works just fine."

The biggest problem with the automation feature is keeping the operator from getting bored, said Brooks. "We have a lead operator responsible for the machine operation and maintenance," he explained. "When she arrives in the morning she calibrates the Onset and then the machine is running all day. The only thing we do is swap the operators, allowing them to do something else."

Added Brooks, "The Onset S20 delivered as promised and even more so. The installation was superb, the tech support very responsive and we are most impressed with the speed increase with no quality change."