As his company prepares for PacPrint, one of web-to-print’s pioneers, Ewen Donaldson, reflects on the way technology has changed over the years, how the developments of the past are ever-more-quickly being outpaced by today’s sophisticated web-to-print solution - and why the pace of progress makes the Vivad stand at PacPrint a must-see for future-focused businesses looking for easier ways to buy wide and superwide print output.
PVC-free, recyclable & eco-friendly self-adhesive materials represent the future of media for large format printing, announces Starleaton, Australian distributor for Neschen products who are currently exhibiting at the FESPA, Berlin trade show with a strong 'Go Green' ticket.
One of the digital printing industry's most accomplished players, Sue Threlfo of Konica Minolta, is retiring after 33 years. Always deeply involved in every aspect of the industry as it progressed from 'off the glass' photocopying to today's digital workflow-powered SRA3 and continuous feed full colour printers, Sue is universally respected and will leave a big pair of Manolo Blahniks to fill!
SCREEN has announced the installation of the 200th Truepress Jet L350UV SAI inkjet label press at Hickman Label Company of Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. Significantly, it replaces a dry tomer machine.
Part of the Acuity Ultra product family, the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED launched at Fespa in Berlin is a 3.3m printer that offers high quality printing to both rigid and flexible substrates. Fujifilm has also created a new ink range, Uvijet UH, for the new machine. Also new is the Acuity Prime L flatbed adding to the Prime 20 and 30 announced last year.
Digital printing manufacturer Durst has introduced its new P5 500 LED printing system at FESPA in Berlin, “opening up the superwide format with a printing width of 5.25 metres.” The P5 500 uses Ricoh print heads.
Adobe says its new Adobe PDF Print Engine 6 announced at FESPA in Berlin is “optimized and updated to take full advantage of the latest system hardware and imaging science. The new colour features in version 6 will accelerate the adoption of spectral colours by brand owners and increase market traction for single-inkset production workflows."
Kudu is a 3.2 × 2 metre high-end UV LED printer that complements SwissQprint’s existing flatbed range which includes Nyala, Impala and Oryx. It features high productivity of up to 300 square metres per hour and is the first swissQprint model with ten colour channels.
Epson will introduce its new production-class SureColor T7760D dual-roll technical printer for the first time at Sydney Build 2022, Australia's leading construction, architecture and infrastructure expo (ICC, Darling Harbour, 1 - 2 June). The T7760D is set to be released in Australia in July.
Currie Group is now accredited as the first EFI Fiery (Display Graphics) Premier Partner in the region. Further strengthening the partnership between EFI and Currie Group, this program ultimately benefits the wide format customer base by way of additional support and expertise.
At PacPrint, opening on 28th June 2022, Mimaki will be showcasing its latest innovations alongside their tried and proven print technologies, debuting the JV330 Series and a range of new technologies to improve businesses’ print experience, as well as its well-known UCJV300 LED Print & Cut series.
Australia's largest distributor of printable materials, Ball & Doggett, has added to its experienced Sign, Display & Digital team with the appointment of James Merhab in Sydney and Marisa Smyrneos in Adelaide. Both have a decade of experience each in the wide format, signage and graphic arts markets.
A new partnership between Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) and OneVision Software will give visitors to this week’s FESPA Global Print Expo the chance to see how end-to-end workflow can maximize efficiency for digital finishing.
Canon will be showcasing three European premieres of new large format digital print solutions at this week’s FESPA in Berlin. 'We’re seeing an increasing number of customers seizing new opportunities in large format graphics by opening themselves up to alternative revenue streams.'