Xerox has introduced its new Xerox Wide Format IJP 2000 printer. The single-pass machine features aqueous inks (CMYK), 5 fixed printheads (1.3-pL drop size), and speeds up to 4520 sq ft/hr; max. resolution is 1600 x 1600 dpi. The IJP 2000 can accommodate a variety of media types up to 42-in. wide. Other features include: a 4-roll capacity for media; a built-in cutter and production capacity stacker; 2-liter ink tanks; and a Caldera GrandRIP+. Xerox FreeFlow VI Design Express software for variable/personalized printing is optional.
As you probably know, Adobe Creative Suite (CS) is no more. Adobe recently announced that it is replacing it with Adobe Creative Cloud (or “CC”). You can no longer buy CS or any of its component programs – you can only rent.
InteliCoat Technologies has been purchased by Exopack Advanced Coatings, a manufacturer and supplier of precision coated papers, films, and specialty substrates for imaging, electronic, medical, optical, and security technologies. The InteliCoat Technologies company name will be phased out over the coming months, but Exopack reports that it intends to keep all of InteliCoat’s Magic, Magiclée, Museo, and JetSet offerings, consisting of the same base papers and coating processes.
Zund has introduced Zund Cut Center 2.0, the latest version of its software for producing cutter-ready files from RIPs and nesting programs. Features include: automatic cut-path optimization; simultaneous job preparation; overcut elimination; and optional production-time calculator and batch processing.
GMG has announced ProductionSuite v2, its production solution for wide-format printing. The latest release includes SmartProfiler 2.0, a wizard for the calibration and profiling of supported print devices without color-management expertise; a new layout feature with integrated cut and white support; and an interior-decoration option comprising colorways and step-and-repeat for the creation of textiles and wallpapers.
Sun Chemical has launched its new Streamline Optima HPQ range of inks. Specifically formulated for use with the HP 9000/10000, Seiko CP64/100, and Océ 6060/6100 printers, the new inks feature increased open time for improved printhead stability, a wide color gamut for accurate color matching, and reduced overspray and mottle, Sun reports. The company also showcased its new Streamline TX range of direct-print sublimation textile inks for polyester media, for soft-signage applications.
Seiko Instruments showcased its ColorPainter M-64s, the company’s new low-odor, mild-solvent, high-speed inkjet printer. The M-64s offers 64-inch-wide printing in 6 or 7 colors, with speeds up to 716 sq ft/hr (535 sq ft/hr in Fast Production mode); max. resolution is 900 dpi. Seiko reports that the machine’s high-speed printing capability was developed specifically to address the growing demand for high productivity from the signage and indoor-graphics markets.
Inca Digital Printers has launched the Inca Onset Q40i, a high-resolution version of the company’s S40i. Available in 4- and 6-color (CMYKcm) versions, the new flatbed employs Fujifilm Spectra Dimatix QS10 printheads (9-pL drop size) and offers a 1200-dpi apparent resolution; top speed is 3337 sq ft/hr (or 61 full-bed sheets/hr). The Q40i can print on media up to 63 x 124 in. and up to 2-in. thick. Features include a 15-zone vacuum table, UV sensor system, and mechanical substrate-height detectors.
Bordeaux Digital Printink has launched three new Eden-series inks. Its new Eden-TX latex-based inks for textiles are compatible with a wide variety of fabrics – natural, synthetic, and blended fabrics without pre-treatment – and with various printing devices. The Eden TX inks currently support these printheads: Epson DX-4, DX-5, DX-6, and DX-7, as well as the Ricoh Gen4 and other industrial printheads.
Agfa Graphics moved into textile printing with the introduction of its Ardeco printer for soft signage. The rollfed Ardeco utilizes dye-sublimation inks and features: a built-in calendering unit; a textile-dedicated transport system; 8 or 12 Ricoh Gen 4 printheads (384 nozzles/head, 7-pL drop size); a max. print width of 126 in.; and a top resolution of 1200 dpi. A set of cold-cutting knives for in-line finishing is optional.