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Orbus Partners with Donco Recycling Solutions

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Adds cardboard core recycling to dye sub printing process.

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group has partnered with Donco Recycling Solutions to recycle a large quantity of cardboard cores leftover after dye sub printing. The company reports that 180,000 pounds of material have been recycled and repurposed into book covers, board games, and boxes since May, and that 77.3 percent of the company’s total waste has been recycled so far this year.

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New Solvent and UV Inks from Nazdar

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Engineered for applications with vinyl, mesh, and more.

Nazdar has added the 203 Series of solvent inkjet ink, described as a direct, low-odor option for Roland printing systems running Eco Max 3 inks. The company reports the line is equipped for fast printing speeds, outdoor exposure, and color fade and UV resistance. Applications include flexible and pressure-sensitive vinyl, banner material, backed mesh, and blueback paper. Available in CMYKcmk.

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Ricoh Launches Flatbed for Decorative Printing

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Compatible with materials of various thicknesses.

Ricoh’s T7210 flatbed printer is designed for decorative printing on materials such as wallcoverings, flooring, furniture, and tile. The machine is compatible with materials up to 82.8 x 126 in. and up to 4.3 in. thick. Speeds reach up to 538 sq ft/hr. A media gap adjustment sensor works to quickly accommodate different types of materials.

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Tekra Reveals Low-Tack Window Film

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JetView line can be lit from either direction.

Tekra has released the JetView Latex line of low-tack window films with removable adhesive, designed for latex and UV printing applications. The polyester-based line is engineered for front-, back-, and sunlit applications without warping, according to the company. The 6-mil film is available in 36- and 60-in. widths.

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Canon’s ProCut Auto Pilot Feature

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Bringing automation to digital finishing.

Canon has launched its Océ ProCut Auto Pilot system, an automation platform leveraging a Canon DSLR camera to recognize reference marks on each printed piece and generate the pertinent cutting data, thus eliminating the need to manually scan a barcode for each job. The system works in tandem with Océ ProCut Vision software (version 4.7 or newer required).

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DigitalEdge News: September 27-October 3

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Updates from Kernow Coatings, EFI, and Mimaki USA.

Kernow Coatings Announces Climate-Controlled Testing Suite
September 27, 2017

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Mimaki USA Announces New President Kawagoshi

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Predecessor Haba returns to Japan.

Mimaki USA has appointed Naoya Kawagoshi as president of the company, effective immediately. Kawagoshi was previously VP of sales and has worked for Mimaki USA since 2012. His resume includes sales and management positions at the Mimaki Fukuoka and Tokyo branch offices.

Kawagoshi’s predecessor, Yasuhiro Haba, will return to Japan to lead new sales initiatives for the Americas, Asia, Oceana, and China, according to the company.
 

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SwissQprint’s New LED Flatbed

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Oryx offers a modular configuration.

SwissQprint’s newest LED printer, Oryx, offers a 98.4 x 78.7 in. flatbed and speeds up to 700 sq ft/hr. The machine can be built to individual customer requirements and can be expanded upon in the future. Users can choose up to nine ink channels, a roll media option, an oversized board option for applications up to 157.5 in. long, and more. Ink choices include CMYK, white, varnish, primer for printing on glass, orange, violet, and green. All inks are VOC-free.

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EFI Acquires Escada Systems

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Extends reach in the corrugated packaging market.

EFI has announced its acquisition of Escada Systems, a United Kingdom-based supplier of Corrugator Control systems for the packaging market. EFI aims to expand its offerings in the corrugated packaging market with the addition of Escada’s technology and expertise. The company reports developments in its Productivity Suite for sheet feeders and full corrugated box plants are in the works. Escada employees have been integrated into EFI Productivity Software business unit.

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Don’t Miss: 5 New Product Demos at SGIA Expo

We’re gearing up for another exciting trade show at SGIA Expo in New Orleans Oct. 10-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. In LexJet’s booth #745, you’ll discover all new, real-world product applications for residential decor; restaurant ambiance, signage and menus; and retail wallcoverings, banners and POP graphics.

You won’t want to miss the live demos to learn fast and easy techniques to make serving your customers more efficient than ever. Our experts will demonstrate the following solutions: