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Greene Speaks on Additive Manufacturing

Is 3D printing expanding beyond prototyping?

Tim Greene’s “Industrial 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing” presentation was announced as the top-rated session at IMI’s Ink Jet Printing 2017 Conference, held in Orlando, Florida, in February. The research director for IDC spoke on why 3D printing technology has the potential to greatly influence the future of manufacturing.

Key takeaways include:


Graham Vlcek Joins IIJ to Drive US Inkjet Operations as President

Colorado-based, Graham has been in the inkjet industry since 2008, operating in engineering, product and technology management roles for companies such as ITW Trans Tech and Imaging Technology International. His roles at ACS Motion Control and In-Position Technologies provided sales experience in highly technical fields. The diverse background and appointments have given him strong engineering and management skills, backed up by invaluable technical and sales capabilities.

Canon Reveals First UVgel Printer

The Océ Colorado 1640 offers new UV technology.

Canon has released its first printer utilizing the company’s new UVgel technology, designed with three key features: an ultra-thin UV-curable ink said to instantly gel on contact with media, “self-aware” piezoelectric printhead technology, and an LED-based UV system designed to cure without damaging media.

The 64-in. roll-to-roll machine offers a max. print speed of 1710 sq ft/hr. The curing system moves independently of the printhead carriage, a feature intended to produce uniform curing.


Durst Reveals Water Technology for Corrugated Printing

A 98-inch machine with odorless ink.

Durst has launched the Delta WT 250, a new generation of printers for printing corrugated packaging and displays. The series employs the company’s Water Technology inks, which are reportedly free of hazardous chemicals and will comply with strict health and safety regulations.


Packaging: The Most Immediate Prospect for Industrial Print?

74 percent of InPrint survey respondents say ‘yes.’

InPrint Show’s newest survey polled 162 industrial printers around the world for a report focused on the potential of inkjet technology for the packaging market. When asked what sectors offer “the most immediate prospects for industrial print,” 74 percent of respondents pointed to packaging – up nearly 14 percent from last year’s survey.


Orbus Exhibit & Display Group’s Intensive Recycling Efforts Divert 582 Tons of Waste

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers and manufacturers of display, exhibit and event solutions announces its constant environmental protection and recycling efforts in 2016 prevented 582 tons of materials from ending up in landfills and more.

An 18-Foot Vinyl Door Wrap

England-based shop installs roller door wrap.

“Vinyl wraps aren’t just for vehicles,” says Rob Fellingham, marketing executive at Creative Solutions. This MetaMark MD5 vinyl graphic was printed on a Mimaki JV150, laminated with MetaGuard 702, and installed on an 18-foot roller door for Axminster Tools & Machinery in Nuneaton.


All New Chemica US HotMark Revolution Universal Heat Transfer Vinyl

Chemica US is proud to announce its new, revolutionary heat transfer vinyl, HotMark Revolution! This product is very thin, and very stretchy. It can be applied to cotton, polyester, nylon, just about any type of material! You can apply it as low as 235 degrees Fahrenheit.

Please visit our website for more information on this amazing new product!

SwissQprint Shows Versatile Printer with New Print Mode at ISA

swissQprint’s US subsidiary has been acting from their Chicago base since fall last year. New team members have joined. Not only will they introduce themselves but also two product highlights: The versatile and highly productive flatbed printer Nyala 2. It will be producing samples during live demonstrations on the booth. Furthermore, a new high-resolution 1080×1080 dpi print mode will be presented. It is ideal for fine art and backlit applications as well as for droptix, the exclusive swissQprint 3D effect.

Canon Launches Océ Colorado 1640 in Time for ISA

Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new print technology that will offer large format graphics print providers unique levels of print speed, quality, automation, and cost of operation.