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NUR launch their new mid-range Tango

NUR showed off for the first time their new Tango, a solvent-based printer, at the International Sign Expo 2007 earlier this month in Las Vegas.

iMedia launch the new Roland machines

Roland DG recently released their new VersaCAMM VP Print/Cut Printer Series. This included two models the VP-540 (54” )& VP-300 (30”).

Six enhancements introduced to boost the performance of Gerber Solara UV2

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.

New study shows huge opportunities in the Chinese digital print market

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.

FESPA Directors Summit brings together industry leaders to discuss the future

The inaugural FESPA Directors Summit took place in Geneva, 22nd – 23rd March 2007, bringing together 70 leaders from Europe’s print service provider community and 25 top executives from equipment manufacturers, such as Jan Vangeel of Agfa, Chet Pribonic of EFI, Francois Martin of HP, Arthur Vanhoutte of Mutoh, and Elie Keersmaekers of Roland. With the creation of the summit, FESPA’s aim is to establish a forum which encourages the sharing of knowledge and the initiation of stimulating discussion, to benefit the wide-format imaging industries in the long term.

SubliM Ink Launches at ISA Las Vegas

Sawgrass Technologies will launch at the ISA show a new, high-productivity sublimation ink, SubliM. The new ink includes a direct print option, best of class colour gamut, outstanding running ability at high speed and faster drying time.

Roland launches new VersaCamms

Roland DG Corporation has added two new high-performance models to its best-selling VersaCAMM ECO-SOL MAX inkjet printer/cutter line – the 30” VP-300 and 54” VP-540.

Neo, a PDF Editing Tool

Enfocus has launched Neo, a standalone native PDF application editing tool that enables users to make last minute changes to PDF files.

New inkjet technology could impact printing industry

At the Global Ink Jet Printing Conference in Prague, Kia Silverbrook, CEO of Silverbrook Research in Sydney claimed that his new Memjet colour printing technology was the first to combine high speed and quality colour at a price/performance level unheard of until now.

EFI and Kornit Join Forces to bring digital inkjet technology to the textile Industry

EFI and Kornit Digital, Ltd. have announced a joint partnership to address the growing demands of the printed textile industry as it migrates from analog to digital technologies. As part of the agreement, EFI has made a strategic investment of $3.5 million in Kornit, which develops and sells high-end industrial digital inkjet printers and inks for the textile industry, primarily for the finished garment and apparel printing markets.

An interesting application, non-slip floor graphics at new hospital eye unit

Patients and visitors at the new eye unit at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK are able to find their way around easily and safely, thanks to the innovative floor graphics system from MacDermid Autotype. The FootPrint system is able to guide even those with seriously impaired vision to the correct department, overcoming the signposting difficulties common in large hospitals.

New glass decoration film from Aslan

Aslan has added a glass decoration film with sandblasting effects. Called Aslan DFP 300, it is suitable for inrterior and exterior applications and can be printed used all current solvent, eco-solvent and UV-inks.

Positive Camtec Welcomes 4 New Staff Members

Positive Camtec has seen tremendous growth over the past 5 years. To keep up with supplying the very best customer service and technical support in the industry, we are pleased to announce the appointment of 4 new staff members to our team, which has grown to over 15 members.

GASAA signs regional agreement with PODi USA

World class business tools for the digital print market are now available to the region courtesy of strategic agreement reached between PODi (Print on Demand Initiative), based in the USA and the Graphic Arts Services Association of Australia.