23 Jun 2021

World’s first Wide Format Duplex Scanner

WideTEK 36 DS Duplex Scanner

Image Access from Wuppertal, Germany has presented the first wide format duplex scanner at the DMS Expo in Cologne.

The WideTEK 36 DS is the world’s first wide format scanner for duplex digitalisation of double-sided printed documents. The very compact WideTEK 36 DS needs only four seconds to scan the front and back sides of a newspaper page (at 200 dpi).
image_access.jpgThe large format duplex scanner WideTEK 36 DS scans documents up to 36 inches (915 mm) in width. The idea of double-sided scanning in one production step primarily means less production effort: The document no longer needs to be flipped over and scanned again on the other side. The scanners feature two camera boxes, both consisting of three CCD systems, integrated into upper and lower part of the device – only a few centimeters from each other.

The WideTEK 36 DS captures both sides of the original at the same time. As a final step, the software separates the scanned document into four single images, capturing the left and right sides on the front and back of the newspaper – everything in one step.

The entire scan process – from scanning, image processing up to image display – can therefore be considerably reduced.

“The greatest challenge in the development and construction was to integrate the more extensive mechanics and additional camera and light units into the device without enlarging its dimensions. The duplex scanner is only 13 centimetres larger than the compact WideTEK 36”, said Thomas Ingendoh, President and CEO of Image Access.

The scanner is equipped with two processor units allowing an extremely fast data throughput. All image processing is executed directly inside the scanner. This results in high scan speed and excellent scan quality.

Contex Unveils XD2490 Scanner

Contex Large Format Scanners

Contex, the world-leading developer of wide format scanning and imaging solutions, today announced the first professional wide-format scanner with a suggested retail price under $4,000 USD, excluding freight and local taxes (price may vary by region). The XD2490 scanner provides architects, engineers and construction personnel with the first affordable way to scan and communicate drawing changes directly from the field. Contex designed the XD2490 scanner for businesses who want to improve efficiency, reduce costly delays and mistakes and offer greater service to their customers. With the XD2490, users can mark-up drawings, then quickly and easily Scan-to-Email to communicate the drawing change with other team members. Drawings can also be copied for distribution to team members in the field or archived to a file server.

This 24-inch sheet-feed scanner is rugged enough for the construction site, and small enough to transport between locations. Contex’s advanced CIS technology ensures scanner stability during transport. The XD2490 comes standard with Nextimage SCAN, and is upgradeable to Nextimage SCAN+COPY. The XD2490 provides precise, accurate images with high 1200 dpi optical resolution. It scans at up to 240 A1/D size drawings per hour in color and up to 514 drawings per hour in monochrome. It saves file space with intelligent 8-bit index color scanning, as well as accurately capturing full 48-bit color and 16-bit grayscale image data, making it ideal for archiving applications.

“The rugged, portable XD2490 scanner can be used right at the construction site,” says Niels Appel, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “This enables AEC customers to update their drawings and immediately communicate the changes to their team via Scan-to-Email. With its low budget price, the XD2490 provides a return on investment not previously seen in this market sector by improving workflow efficiency and saving time and resources. Innovations like this keep Contex in the forefront of scanning technology.”

The XD2490 begins shipping in mid-September in most countries and is available through Contex’s authorized resellers. Contex invites new channel partners who have a strong web-direct business model and experience with large format scanners, high speed office scanners or copiers to inquire about the new market potential available with the XD2490.

Gerber Launches the New M Turbo

Gerber M Series

Gerber Scientific Products Inc. has launched its new flatbed digital die-cutting system, the M Turbo.

"The M Turbo is an important new product in the M Series family. The M Turbo features a more powerful, 1-kilowatt electric router that will expand any shop's capabilities. The M Turbo allows you to rout .080 aluminum and thick rigid materials up to 1-inch thick, such as wood and acrylic. It can also rout thinner rigid boards, like aluminum composite materials, up to 4 times faster than our standard M Series router," said Steve Albert, Gerber's senior strategic accounts manager.

"In addition to the more powerful router, the Gerber M Turbo flatbed cutter offers new software improvements that allow the user to control the rpms at which the M Turbo routs, giving even greater flexibility to our customers. The high-powered router head is configured into the M Series T3 Tool Head design, so the M Trubo still takes advantage of all of all the standard M Series tools, such as the reciprocating knife, crease wheel, tangential knives and more.

"The new M Turbo will have all the strengths that the other M Series cutters already enjoy, such as the robust table construction design, the M-Vision optical registration system which ensures accurate print-to-cut registration and the zoned vacuum system which allows for accurate material hold down," said Albert. "The Gerber M Turbo flatbed cutter is a complete turnkey system that includes everything you need to run the machine in production."

GBC Introduces Two New Laminators

GBC 2064Ct

The 640t, targeted for the entry to mid market place, does the job others in this same class can`t. It laminates and mounts pressure-sensitive films and adhesives up to 61 inches wide at speeds up to 16 feet per minute to allow the user to finish prints quickly and easily. The most unique feature of the 640t is that it offers roll to roll capabilities for increased productivity and profits.

The 2064Ct is a high production level machine designed to laminate and mount applications up to 64 inches wide and operate at speeds up to 30 feet per minute for maximum productivity, making the 2064Ct the fastest wide format roll-to-roll laminator on the market today. With safety and versatility in the forefront, the three-part advanced electrical safety system provides unsurpassed operator safety while allowing maximum control during lamination.

The 640t and 2064Ct wide format roll laminators were designed to increase sales and profits for the sign and graphic print marketplace by creating a fast, high quality, easy to use wide format laminating solution. Whether the application is trade show graphics, vehicle graphics, POP displays, backlit displays, window signage, floor graphics, rigid displays, or any indoor/outdoor signage, the graphic print market can rely on GBC. 

Gerber Forms New Graphics Solutions Group

Gerber Solara ION V

Gerber Scientific Products has announced the formation of the Graphics Solutions Business team comprised of Gerber professionals that will focus on Gerber's Matched Technology System, the Gerber EDGE, OMEGA software package, and Gerber's line of plotters, routers and high performance films and foils.

The Graphics Solutions Business team composed of Jay Dorman, global director of graphics business solutions, Dana Goodale, director of software solutions, and Cindy Miller, product specialist, are committed to a global effort to ensure these products take advantage of Gerber's mindshare and all the considerable resources Gerber Scientific Products has to offer in an effort to better serve its customers.

"There is an awareness in marketplace that Gerber has great digital products like the Gerber Solara ion and the M Series cutters, but we want to make sure customers also remember the fantastic line of products Gerber has had for some time. We want customers to know that we are adding new features and new consumables to these tried and true products so we can better address their changing needs and increase their profitability," said Dorman.

The efforts will begin with communicating the new features available in Gerber's OMEGA 3.0 software upgrade, like the ability for OMEGA users to print one- and two-dimensional bar codes. Gerber's Omega 3.0 is one of the key components of our Matched Technology System. "The core team we've put together has a tremendous amount of industry knowledge and can act as a resource both within Gerber and for our distributors and customers," said Dorman

Inca Onset S20 UV Flatbed Printer debuts in North America at Print 09

Inca Onset S20

As the Inca Onset S20 appears publicly for the first time in North America at the Fujifilm Corporation booth 6919 during Print 09, Inca Digital reports healthy orders booked for its new UV flatbed printer in Europe - along with a number of orders that were received for North America, even before the machine has its US debut.  In fact, the first machine in the U.S. has already been delivered to Concept Imaging in Miamisburg, Ohio.

The Inca Onset S20 delivers POP quality production at speeds up to 2690 sq.ft/hr (250 sq.m/hr) or 50 full bed sheets/hr (123.6 inches x 63 inches / 3.14m x 1.6m) on substrates up to 2 inches (50mm) thick.  Aimed at companies with high-volume production needs, the high-speed printer produces superb quality display graphics economically.

"The roll-out of the Inca Onset S20 has gone very well with healthy initial sales and there has been a steady stream of demos.  At the moment, we are already taking Onset S20 orders for delivery in late 2009 and into 2010", remarks Linda Bell, Inca Digital CEO.  "Along with its obvious speed, we have been very pleased with the machine's print quality, and the feedback from our customers supports our observation.  They say quality has been exceptional."

The Inca Onset S20 features automation options, user replaceable printheads, expanded color gamut and new gloss levels.  Inca-configured printheads on a full print width color bar deliver a 28-picolitre drop size which, along with Inca's high standard for delivery of precision ink drop placement, produce excellent print quality.  Inca's know-how and capability with printhead electronics controls pulse width and voltage to printheads to exceptional levels of accuracy.

While the standard color set of the Inca Onset S20 is Fujifilm Sericol's Uvijet four-color process CMYK, Ultratone inks (lights, orange, violet) or white are also available. This, as well as a choice of satin, semi-gloss and gloss finishes, delivers enormous versatility in the range of graphics that can be printed, from display POP and exhibition graphics to backlit/frontlit displays and outdoor sign printing. The choice of Wasatch or ColorGATE RIP offers the customer easy file set-up and in-depth color management control for a variety of applications.
"Customers report that the combination of gloss modes along with the six-color option creates outstanding, vibrant prints," comments Heather Kendle, Inca Digital Director of Marketing. "Other customers have shown interest in the ability to print with white along with CMYK. The machine's versatility means they are also able to create special effects, such as spot varnish finishes, to increase impact. The combination of speed and unique print capabilities has attracted the interest of a good number of printers who are able to offer a differentiated print product along with competitive, yet profitable, pricing."

Inca Onset S20 UV inkjet printers are available exclusively in the U.S. and Canada through the Fujifilm organisation.