PrintVillage, Inc and its subsidiary, US Sublimation have introduced the Velotex series of wide format direct-to-textile inkjet printers for direct fabric printing with one-step curing using dye sublimation or aqueous textile pigment inks. Velotex prints and sublimates without the need for a heat press and allows for production speeds of up to 581 square feet per hour of printed fabric at 540-by-720 dpi, making it the fastest high quality direct-to-textile printer in its class. It is unknown at this stage whether the machine will be available in the ANZ region.
Adkote, regional distributors of the NUR Macroprinters is launching NUR's latest printer to the local market, the Expedio Revolution, at the premises of Wizardry Imaging and Signs during the 12th and 13th of October, all are invited to come along and view the new Revolution in action.
X-Rite has introduced the i1iSis Power Bundle, which includes complete hardware and software for users in prepress, digital printing and wide-format printing. This powerful combination connects the full range of X-Rite’s professional colour management solutions together for the first time.
Uniscreen has launched Polymeric’s Shurfoot non-slip floor graphics coating that has been designed to be used with all approved floor graphic vinyl base films, and is intended to be used as a last down non-slip UV screen coating, eliminating the costly floor graphic non-slip laminating films and the slow laminating speeds.
HP reseachers have developed a means of using their inkjet technology to deliver drugs to human beings in what is described as something similar to the patches that are currently used.
Local workflow specialists DES have been selected to distribute the Accura Print Management Information System to Australia and New Zealand printers. First established in the UK, Accura MIS now has over 600 users worldwide and is set to grow in the Australia and New Zealand markets.
EFI will show off the new support it has given to the new Pantone Goe Colour Library as well as the Pantone Matching System. Additionally at Graph Expo, EFI will demonstrate the ability to print Pantone Reference Charts from Fiery-driven digital output devices. This 19-page downloadable PostScript file of colour patches shows CMYK equivalents for each installed Pantone Library, indicating what the final output colour will look like from the Fiery-driven printer.
Canon U.S.A., have announced the new imagePROGRAF S-series large format printers which they say will provide exceptionally rapid print speeds for high-volume production environments. Wide Format Online is endeavouring to establish if and when these machines will be available in our region.
In last week's announcement from HP regarding their Print 2.0 strategy and in particular their new HP Scitex X2 Printhead technology, we asked HP to supply Wide Format Online with more details of the technology. The following is their response.
Epson has been working with GMG to create a means for printing various levels of proofs with accurate, consistent, and wide gamut colour. The result is the new GMG ColorProof 4.5. This feature dramatically extends colour gamut as well as accuracy and consistency by taking full advantage of Epson's newly developed UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta technology.