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Fujifilm Launches Acuity Select 20 UV Flatbed Series

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The next generation of the Acuity Advance Select printers.

Fujifilm has released the Acuity Select 20 series of UV flatbed inkjet printers for mid-volume productions of graphic display, fine art, and photographic applications. Engineered to replace the Acuity Advance Select line of printers, the 20 series images up to 362 sq ft/hr on materials up to 2 in. thick and 98 in. wide. Users can choose from four, six, or eight ink channels, including the option for LcLm.

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Tax Implications of Capital Purchases

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Consider these incentives and consult a professional before making any big moves.

When acquiring capital assets to your business, make sure you consult your tax professionals on your approach. Taking advantage of tax incentives, such as Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation deductions, can offer you considerable tax breaks. If you’re purchasing assets toward the end of the calendar year, this becomes even more critical.

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Roland DG President Steps Down

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Tomioka to continue role as chairman and representative director.

Roland DG has announced that Masahiro Tomioka, representative director, chairman, and president, will vacate his post as president following a board of directors’ resolution on March 24. Roland DG Director and Executive VP Hidenori Fujioka will take Tomioka’s place as president, saying he intends “to turn the company into a more progressive and innovative organization to achieve sustainable growth,” in a release.

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Idealliance and Epicomm to Merge

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Respective members voice approval.

The members of Idealliance and Epicomm have approved a merger proposed earlier this month by the associations’ respective boards. The members “voted overwhelmingly,” according to a release, after taking part in virtual meetings explaining the move.

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3M to Market Geek Wraps Installation Tools

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Squeegees, magnets, and more.

3M has announced a partnership with Geek Wraps, a supplier of vehicle wrap installation tools such as microfiber squeegees, power slam magnets, tool pouches, “wrap juice,” and more. In addition to officially stamping Geek Wraps’ offerings as “3M Approved,” 3M will now feature the company’s tools at tradeshows and installer training programs.

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When, How, and What to Buy

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Capital expenditures present a host of decisions for PSPs. Choose wisely.

One of the most challenging aspects of our industry is the management of an ever-changing world of technology. While the rapid advances made in digital printing technology create great opportunities, they also present us with significant challenges. And the decisions we make regarding the acquisition of capital assets for our businesses can be very complex. So, let’s examine three key questions to help you in the decision process – when do we buy new technology, how do we buy it, and what do we buy?

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Xaar Launches GS40 Printhead for UV Applications

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Possibilities include varnish, textured effects, and more.

Xaar has announced the 1002 GS40 printhead for UV applications. The printhead’s droplet sizes range from 40 to 160 pL and its grayscale capability reaches five levels. Xaar reports a variety of possible applications, including:

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Wrap Installers Earn Avery Dennison Certification

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50 installers pass test in 2015.

Avery Dennison has announced the 36 newly certified Wrap Installers from the latter half of 2015. Having passed a five-part certification exam (written test, wrap installation, fender door and window installation, and cutting), the installers join 14 others certified in early 2015 for a record-high total of 50 Certified Wrap Installers in the US and Canada, according to Roxanne McSpadden, marketing director, in a release.

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New Dye-Sublimation Inks from Mimaki

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Sb410 inks extended with light black and fluorescent pink and yellow.

Mimaki has added light black and fluorescent pink and yellow hues to its Sb410 dye-sublimation ink set.

The light black addition is engineered to print smoother gradations for applications such as monochromatic photographs.

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Red River’s Matte-Finish Photographic Papers

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Wide-format offerings in two thicknesses.

Red River Paper has designed two wide-format, inkjet-printable matte papers for highly detailed photographic prints such as landscapes, still life, graphic design, and more. The 8.5-mil Premium Matte paper is available in up to 44-in. widths, while the 11-mil Premium Matte Plus is offered in up to 24-in. widths. Both papers feature a bright white color.

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