London-based City & West End Solutions (CWES) have launched a promotion on the HP Designjet Z6100 series that allows potential purchasers to effectively get a free HP large-format printer through the inclusion of a free ink and media bundle that, when printed at current commercial rates, will cover the purchase cost of the Designjet Z6100.
Roland DG has announced that the company’s new VersaUV LEC-300 30” UV inkjet printer/cutter was named 2008 DPI Product of the Year for the Output Device Poster Category in the annual competition held at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, US.
Roland DG’s VersaWorks 3.0 RIP software earned a DPI Partner Award for the Output Device Poster Category for its role in producing the winning print.
Grapo s.r.o, the Czech Republic-based manufacturer of UV printers, launches a large format UV printer to the worldwide market at Viscom Italia (13-15th November 2008). The Grapo Shark, which has been designed and built entirely in Europe, is a universal flatbed and roll-to-roll printer and incorporates Xaar 760 inkjet printheads to produce high quality greyscale images for a wide variety of display applications.
Roland DG Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of professional inkjet printers and printer/cutters, today announced the 2009 Free Value Up Campaign for existing customers of the company's VersaCAMM VP series printer/cutters and grand-format AdvancedJET AJ series printers. This Free Value Up Campaign is also available for new purchases made on or after February 5, 2009.
Roland’s free upgrade benefits thousands of existing customers. The 30” VersaCAMM VP-300 and 54” VP-540 are among the best selling inkjets in the company’s history. The AdvancedJET series includes the 104” AJ-1000 and 74” AJ-740.
“We wish to thank our customers for their loyalty by continuing our commitment to provide them with the latest in Roland’s state-of-the-art technology,” said Brett Newman, Head of Product Management , Roland DG (UK). “The Free Value Up Campaign offers valuable upgrades including revolutionary Roland Intelligent Pass Control for all customers of the VP-540/VP-300 and AJ-1000/AJ-740. Roland Intelligent Pass Control improves print quality and increases throughput for these devices.”
Free Value-Up Campaign for the VersaCAMM VP-540/VP-300 Printer/Cutters
VersaCAMM VP Series is designed from the ground up to enhance the productivity of creative professionals everywhere – from marketing departments and retailers to sign shops and screen printers. Featuring a new compact design and numerous enhanced productivity features, the VersaCAMM VP models make it easier and faster than ever to produce durable, professional-quality posters, banners, POP displays, labels, decals, vehicle and floor graphics, heat transfers for apparel and more.
With the Value-Up Campaign, Roland's revolutionary Intelligent Pass Control technology introduced in the company’s SOLJET PRO III Series is now available for VersaCAMM VPs. Roland Intelligent Pass Control provides smoother gradations and flawless solid colours with optimised dot placement and ink droplet density in all print modes. It also increases throughput up to 80% in standard print mode on banner media and more than 50% on vinyl.* These increases in speed and quality enable shops to meet the demands of today’s customers in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
*Increased to 9.4 m2/hr on banner and 8 m2/h on vinyl, compared to 5.2 m2/hr on banner and vinyl without Roland Intelligent Pass Control
VP-540/VP-300 customers can download their free upgrade kit including Roland VersaWorks 3.1 at www.rolanddg.com/2009vpvalueup.html. To help Roland better serve them in the future with new, innovative technologies and solutions, customers will be asked to participate in a short market survey.
Free Value-Up Campaign for the AdvancedJET AJ-1000/AJ-740 Printers
Designed for high-volume printing and rush jobs including billboards, banners, fleet and vehicle graphics, the AdvancedJET delivers brilliant six-colour CMYK+LcLm graphics at an impressive maximum print speed of 90m2/h. Unlike other industrial printers, the AdvancedJET runs with minimal operator maintenance and fine tuning. The AdvancedJET includes powerful Roland VersaWorks RIP software.
The addition of Roland Intelligent Pass Control allows the AJ-1000 and AJ-740 to produce sharp, vivid and solid images flawlessly for outdoor graphics as well as smoother gradations with virtually no banding while achieving higher productivity for banner printing in standard print mode*. For example, an upgraded AdvancedJET AJ-1000 can print five rolls of banner measuring 2.5m wide by 50m long in standard print mode (bi-direction) in the time it took the previous model to print just four rolls. In addition, feed calibration can be adjusted on the fly during the printing process to reduce media waste.
*Increased to 20 m2/hr from 16 m2/hr for uni-direction, and to 30 m2/hr from 24 m2/hr for bi-direction.
Through the Value Up Campaign, Roland will add more ICC profiles for 3rd party media to meet the growing variety of applications being addressed by these grand format devices. Feed calibration can be adjusted during printing for more flexible production and to save time and media. Newly introduced protection plates offer increased protection for AdvancedJET print heads to prevent damage from media jams.
Every AJ-1000/AJ-740 user will be contacted regarding their free upgrade kit. For further information or questions about the Free Value-up Campaign for the AJ-1000/AJ-740, customers may also contact their local Roland DG distributor or dealer.
A raft of new technologies extend Epson’s imaging capabilities to address the graphic arts and proofing markets. 6th November 2008 – Following the preview of the Epson 24″ Stylus Pro 7900 and 44″ Stylus Pro 9900 at Drupa earlier this year, Epson today announces the UK commercial launch of these innovative printers.
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