UK based digital ink manufacturer, Ink Technologies (UK) Ltd will be launching an extensive collection of new products at this years Digital Expo/Sign UK event which is to be held at the Birmingham NEC from 13 May.
When screenprinters need a budget priced external signage substrate, the usual choice is a twin-wall polypropylene sheet such as Corflute® (or Fluteboard®). Arguably the cheapest rigid external signage substrate available, it is also tough, light-weight, water and UV resistant.
The Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association of Australia (SGIAA) has extended its deadline for entries to this year's competition.
Agfa Graphics is extending its product portfolio with the release of a new wide-format industrial inkjet system for production of very high quality indoor and outdoor signs and displays. The :Anapurna XL2 is a 250-cm wide (98.4 inches) printer and offers very high-image quality, excellent text reproduction, smooth tints, vivid colours and good solids. White ink comes as a factory option.
Makes Photo Quality Affordable for Sign and Poster Printing using Agfa UV Inks and 14 Picoliter Printheads.
With New Systems in the :Anapurna Line, the Recently Launched :Dotrix Transcolor and the Development of Versatile UV Inks, Agfa Provides Total Solutions for a Wide Range of Digital Printing Applications.
Spandex have added six enhancements to boost the performance of the Gerber Solara UV2 hybrid inkjet printer including a Full-Bleed Print Mode, allowing users to print 152 x 304 cm edge-to-edge graphics on rigid materials up to 13 mm thick; and a new Performance Print Mode, designed to increase capacity by way of a two-pass print function. The improvements to the Solara, will allow users to print up to 18 signs at 1.2 m x 2.4 m in size, or 200 signs at 45 cm x 61 cm in size, in a single day and with high-quality results.
The results of the extensive study of the Chinese market indicate rapid adoption of digital print technology. In 2005, the market for digital printing in China was estimated at nearly $376 million in terms of retail value of print and it is forecast to grow to nearly $5 billion by 2010, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of an astounding 66%. The total Chinese printing market is forecast to increase from $60 billion in 2006 to $113 billion in 2010, at a 17% CAGR.
Xaar and Thin Film Electronics ASA (TFE) have announced that they have entered into an agreement to jointly develop industrial inkjet methods and processes that can be used for producing printed memory applications efficiently and in high volumes suitable for commercial applications.