GBC successfully achieved a new Guinness World Record at drupa 2008 by setting the fastest time for laminating 102,2 square metres of paper,- size 70 x 100 cm in just 40,53 seconds.
SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, has introduced UV cured inks for printing on thermo-formable media designed specifically for use with Durst digital presses. Both SunJet and Durst are demonstrating the new technology at Drupa 2008.
Intended for the Print On Demand (POD) market and the commercial offset field, the announcement by Dainippon Screen Mfg. that is has developed the world’s first sheet-fed inkjet printing technology for use with ordinary printing paper could also impact on sectors of the display industry. The company announced a prototype of a full-colour sheet-fed variable printing system that features this technology, the Truepress Jet SX.
Mimaki is showcasing new UV curable inkjet printers using technologies based on Mimaki’s renowned expertise in the Sign / Graphics markets. The new printers consist of a roll-to-roll UV curable inkjet printer with UV LED curing technology and a single-pass high quality UV curable inkjet printer.
EFI is previewing the Vutek DS Series digital screen printer at drupa 2008. This high speed, flatbed UV printer provides a digital solution for the production of POP-quality graphics at breakthrough speed with the advantages of UV technology and digital economics.
HP have announced details of new large-format media that was designed and tested together with HP Latex Inks and the HP Designjet L65500 Printer to provide optimal results with every print. HP designed 14 new large-format media – including five recyclable substrates.
Drupa update: HP has announced details of it's first Latex Ink printer, the Designjet L65500 Printer
HP promised to announce more details of the machines that will be using their new water-based HP Latex Inks that are supposed to provide many of the benefits of solvent-ink technology without imposing the typical environmental, health and safety considerations. The first machine to be announced is the HP Designjet L65500 printer that features both HP Latex Inks and HP Wide Scan Technology.
Key highlights include the introduction of the new NanoJet UV True Flatbed digital printer, the new Jeti 3348 Jetstream UV RTR digital printer and the award-winning Jeti 3324 Aquajet Direct-to-Fabric digital printer as well as its full Jeti range of grand format digital printers.
Xerox Corporation today previewed a cured gel ink technology that prints on materials like plastic and foil, enabling digital printers to compete in areas like packaging to capture even more of the traditional offset print jobs making up the estimated $400 billion market.
After making headlines in March of this year by announcing its merger with INX International, Megaink Digital a.s. has announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Fujifilm Sericol Australia.