In its first three days, more than 6,600 attendees from 4,700 companies in 97 countries logged over 30,000 page views at the Printing United Digital Experience. This week’s line-up includes updates in Graphics/Wide-format for Finishing and Workflow from Agfa, Canon, Epson, Fujifilm, HP and Roland DGA.
“The PRINTING United Digital Experience, taking place online October 26-November 12, wraps up the first of the three-week long event with impressive global participation and viewership,” says a news release from US-based organisers Printing United Alliance and Napco Media. “After just the first three days, more than 6,600 attendees from 4,700 companies in 97 countries worldwide have consumed more than 30,000 page views and 3,000 hours of video featuring robust education, new product demonstrations, expansive resources, and more.”
Registration is free and a single sign-up allows for complete access to the entire schedule of daily events.
A Graphics and Wide-format technology showcase this week was dedicated to the Finishing and Workflow segments.
PRINTING United Alliance chief economist Andy Paparozzi addressed critical issues on effective finishing services, streamlining workflows, creating competitive advantage, capital investment objectives, and post-COVID opportunities. Ryan McAbee and Eric Zimmerman of Keypoint Intelligence presented the day’s keynote, Building a Manufacturing Mindset. A Science and Skill of Graphics Installation was moderated by Ray Weiss, PRINTING United Alliance Director of Digital Print Programs.
New Product Launches and Demonstrations
OBERON RTR3300 AND TAURO H3300 S PRODUCT LAUNCHES
The Agfa inkjet portfolio helps print service providers (PSPs) expand and diversify their businesses. Agfa has launched two new inkjet printers — the Oberon RTR3300, a 3.3m high-speed LED-UV roll-to-roll printer, and the Jeti Tauro H3300 S hybrid device.
"Agfa is excited to share the latest innovations in our wide format portfolio and to introduce the PRINTING United Digital Experience audience to the World of Agfa,” said Deborah Hutcheson, Director of Marketing, Agfa North America. “This first week was filled with valuable business and technical information. The community based segment oriented Digital Experience allow attendees to truly focus on specific topics relevant to their business. It is a must-see for everyone in the graphic communications industry."
A tour of the Canon Solutions America U.S. Customer Experience Center, located in Itasca Ill., just outside of Chicago gave viewers a sense of the breadth and depth of Canon’s Large-Format Graphics Solutions offerings, including the brand new Arizona 2300 with Flow table technology, the Colorado 64" roll-to-roll graphics printer, the DGI series of dye-sublimation printers for soft signage and apparel applications, and Canon’s new in-line Colorado Wall Covering print and finish factory.
“Canon Solutions America is excited to showcase for the Wide Format Finishing and Workflow Day the Colorado UVgel Wallpaper Factory integrating the award-winning Colorado 64” graphics printer series with finishing solutions from Fotoba,” said Sal Sheikh, VP Marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “It is designed for outstanding throughput, high-quality, and efficiency of automated production of customized wallpaper or wall panels. The UVgel Wallpaper Factory will help you to explore new growth in the interior decor market!” It will make your print jobs as simple as “print, cut, rewind, and tape, all automated, allowing for quick delivery of wallpaper rolls.”
SURECOLOR S-SERIES SIGNAGE PRINTERS
During this session, viewers learn how Epson’s SureColor S-Series signage printers combine with the latest cutters from Graphtec can boost productivity and capacity for print and cut applications.
“If you are a print service provider or a sign shop looking for high-quality prints with amazing productivity, the Epson SureColor S40600 Print and Cut bundle is the answer,” said Dave Lopez, Wide Format Product Manager at Epson America Inc. “We are excited to leverage this PRINTING United Digital Experience Insight Day focused on finishing and workflow to demonstrate how the SureColor S-Series solvent printers and latest Graphtec FC9000 cutter work together to deliver high-quality results you and your customers expect.”
FUJIFILM COLORPATH SYNC BRAND COLOR OPTIMIZER
Taking advantage of the wide colour gamut already offered by Fujifilm’s presses is the OEM’s XMF ColorPath Brand Color Optimizer that fine tunes the ability to print spot colours, and ensures that every spot colour is reproduced as accurately as possible. The technology can be used to optimize any colour library from Pantone, HKS, and Toyo, to name a few.
"The PRINTING United Digital Experience event has had some great content for the printing industry so far,” said Gregory Pas, Marketing Director, North America, Fujifilm. “We at Fujifilm continue to feel that spotlighting a specific topic each day is helping attendees focus on the delivered content as well as helping better identify which industry suppliers, including Fujifilm, can provide them solutions in their respective areas of interest."
Featuring a suite of unique and intuitive Web and mobile applications, HP PrintOS now enables owners of HP Large Format printers to automate, simplify, monitor, and manage their equipment, whether locally or globally, to insure consistency and quality of output while driving down costs and improving margins. These powerful apps, running on the cloud-based HP PrintOS platform at no cost to HP large-format printer owners, bring easy setup, unattended printing, and the opportunity for great productivity, efficiency, ease of use for customers, and higher margins and profits.
“Measuring your business and taking necessary actions is the key to greater productivity, efficiency, and profitability,” said Tom Wittenberg, HP Large Format Industry Relations and Events, NA. “HP PrintOS, at no cost to the HP owner, is a powerful tool that comes with each of our large-format products. Given today’s hyper-competitive world where companies really need an advantage to stand out, a tool such as this will certainly help you out-maneuver your competition.”
ROLAND DGA IU-1000F HIGH-VOLUME UV FLATBED PRINTER
In this PRINTING United Digital Experience session, day sponsor Roland DGA addresses what customers need to consider when looking for a flatbed printer.
Roland DGA president and CEO Andrew Oransky: “We look forward to showcasing our IU-1000F flatbed printer during the Wide-format Day and demonstrating how this cutting-edge machine, and other Roland DG devices, are built to build your business.”
Register for the complete PRINTING United Digital Experience at digital.printingunited.com