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Pride of Printers – Fespa 2015

Pride of Printers – Fespa 2015



On Stand S60, Hall 6, Agfa Graphics will be using the show to launch its new Jeti Tauro and Jeti Mira printers, both of which are targeted at the higher-end segment of the sign and display sectors, and deliver high-productivity and high-quality output.

Thehybrid Jeti Tauro system, which offers optional semi or full media load/unload automation,prints up to 2,5 metre-wide rolls orrigid materialsand is operated via the Asanti workflowsoftware.

A true flatbed printer, the Jeti Mira is available in two table versions, 2.7m x 1.6m and 2.7m x 3.2m and features a moving-gantry designed tooffer optimal flexibility and high-quality output on a variety ofdifferent media. To reduce vacuum masking, the split vacuum tablefeatures six vacuum zones with automatic and independent controlof the front and back vacuum zones, while the ‘Print and Prepare’ feature means that the Mira can be used to print on both smaller objects and large board sizes.

Other stand highlights will include the Anapurna M3200i roll-to-roll printer, using a high-density white-ink option, which facilitates the production of extra bright coloured backgrounds andprominent visibility on any transparent application and the Jeti Titan HS + FTR (flat-to-roll) outputting ‘spot’ varnish, which can be effectively used to add dramatic effects to many applications.

The Agfa printer offerings are further complemented with the introduction of the newAsanti 2.0 wide format workflow software and Asanti StoreFront, which manages online stores and processes printorders automatically.

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The Roland DG stand (StandQ15, Hall 6), will be divided intofive different zones that will showcase its wide range of printing technologies, together with examples of the products and applications that can be achieved.

In the Print & Cut zone, the print and cut machines on display will include the SOLJET PRO 4 XR-640 and VersaCAMM VS-i and VersaCAMM SP-i series, while the Print Zone will highlight the efficacy of the VersaEXPRESS RF-640 printer and Roland’s flagship print-only device, the SOLJET PRO 4 XF-640.

The star of the Customisation Zone will be the VersaUV LEF-20 desktop flatbed, which prints directly onto most substrates up to 100mm thick to transform a vast range of ordinary objects into profitable, personalised items, while the VersuUV LEJ-640F will take pride of place in the UV Zone

The Sublimation Zone will feature the recently launched Texart RT-640 dye sublimation printer and CS-64 calender unit which, when used in tandem, offer a simple and affordable dye sublimation print to finish solution.

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Imaging solutions specialist Canon Europe will demonstrate a fully integrated wide-format graphic arts line up on Stand Y10, Hall 9, whichwill be segmented into three themed zones in order to reflect the depth and diversity of the company’s wide-format offerings.

Printing solutions from Océ to be featured will include the Arizona 480 GT UV flatbed, producing near-photographic quality output on rigid and flexible media, the Arizona 6170 XTS seven-colour high-volume flatbed, the ColorWave 900 roll-fed and the new ColorWave 700 that uses the latest CristalPrint technology for printing onto coated, uncoated and speciality substrates.

For photographic-quality, fine art and colour-critical printing, Canon Europe will also demonstrate the imagePROGRAF iPF9400 incorporating the LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment ink system.

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A full line up of SureColor SC-F dye sublimation and direct-to-fabric printers, together with the latest textile printing developments, will be taking pride of place on the Epson stand (Stand K35, Hall 7). Throughout the show, visitors will be able to see live demonstrations of the wide range of applications now possible with these printers, including Epson’s latest aqueous SureColor SC-T printers.

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Fujifilm on Stand S9, Hall 6 will showcase a wide selection of mid-range and high-end printers. With the introduction of the entry-level Inca Onset R40LT platform, the company has demonstrated the versatility of the popular Inca Onset R40 on which the R40LT is based.

The company will also demonstrate a new 25-zone cutting table developed for the Onset platforms, as well as the new Uvijet OW ink that is designed to facilitate the shift from PVC to polypropylene materials without compromising quality and performance.

Completing the Fujifilm presence will be printers from its Acuity range, including the F, Advanced Select and LED 1600 models, as well as the VybrantF 1600 roll-fed printer that incorporates Fujifilm’s patented FUZETM hybrid UV ink technology. Other noteworthy Fujifilm products will include the UvijetKV ink used in conjunction with the Acuity Advance Select platform and the XMF Producer, part of a new addition to the XMP Print Production Solutions suite of software.

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Canada-based Gandy Digital will launch its latest UV flatbed printer as well as the Pred8tor high-adhesion UV ink on Stand M26, Hall 7. Other roll-fed and UV flatbed printers on show will include the company’s flagship Domin8tor, and the SI8te and Softjet sublimation models.

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Mimaki will showcase its latest collection of textile production solutions including a selection of flatbed and roll-to-roll high speed printing solutions on Stands U5 and T11, Hall 6.

The company’s textile-focused solutions will include the TS500-1800 for use on furnishing fabrics, sportswear, T-shirts and apparel;
the  TX500-1800, for printing on to cotton and polyester-based materials, and other fabrics and the JV300-130/160, a dye sub printer that is suitable for everything from garment marketing to fashion, plus specialised solutions for latex printing ontowallpaper.

Also on display will be the Mimaki JFX200-2513 LED UV flatbed printer that prints ontoeverything from acrylics to metal, wood and stone; the Mimaki CJV150 and Mimaki CJV300 integrated printer/cutters for a wide range of sign and display applications and the UJF-3042 / UJF6042 LED UV flatbed printers that offer unlimited production capabilities.

In addition, visitors will also be able to see the CFL-605RT compact flatbed cutter, which offers both creasing and cutting options and enables the creation of high quality, cost-effective designs.

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On Stands 50 and 55, Hall 6, InkTec will introduce the new and wider-format JETRIX RX5000 roll-to-roll UV printer.  This machine harnesses all of the key attributes of the recently launched RX3200, but in a wider-format version. The new printer is available in both four- and eight-colour models and offers a production speed of 255 square metres/hour via 16 Konika KM printheads.

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Visitors to the Mutoh stand (Stand T30, Hall 6) will be able to seethree new additions to its ValueJet printer range, including the ValueJet 405GT,a desktop direct-to-garment printer, the ValueJet 1628X, a165cm wide eight-channel Eco Ultra printer with white and metallic inks and the ValueJet 1938WX, a 1900 mm wide dye sublimation printer.

Other stand highlights will include the company’s new RJ-900XG dye sublimation printer, together with the Mutoh LED UV printer range, comprising the VJ-426UF and the VJ-1626UH for specialty/industrial applications.

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The latest six-colour Truepress Jet W3200HS UV flatbed printer, a joint development undertaken by Screen and its subsidiary Inca Digital, will be demonstrated on Stand U20, Hall 6. The 3.2 metre-wide, six-colour platform is capable of producing 150 square metres/hour of printed output.

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On Stand Q27,Hall 6, SwissQprint will demonstrate two large-format printers, both of which benefit from a 25 percent greater printing capability over the previous incarnations.

The company’s Swiss developer and manufacturer will also be showing a new workflow solution for 3D printing.

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Industrial Inkjet on Stand U98, Hall 6 will launch its XYPrint 300 printer. The printer incorporates Konica Minolta printheads to provide the highest possible levels of accuracy, reliability and repeatability.

New design features include a granite bed to ensure optimum machine stability and accuracy, a reinforced frame to minimise machine vibration, scan speeds of 0-1.2-m/sec minimum and up to 10 printheads.

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Seiko Instrumentson Stand P60, will demonstrate the new generation 104-inch ColorPainter H-Series printers. It features many of the benefits offered by the award-winning ColorPainter M-64 printer and will be shown alongside the ColorPainterW-64 platform.

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HP (Stand V15, Hall 9)will be introducing half a dozen new printers, including the HP Latex 370, which is designed to facilitate unattended printing and also offers lower operational costs.

A 64” printer that uses new three-litre cartridges of third generation Latex inks, which can easily be changed during printing, it also maintains the usual Latex benefits of quality, speed, instant drying and scratch resistance.  The printer can be used in conjunction with typical signmaking substrates, such as vinyl banners, temporary textiles, canvas and wallpapers to produce a wide range of applications.

Other new launches will include two new Scitex printers, the FB550 and FB750, which offer greater image quality and full bleed on maximum widths with the same capability of printing on to virtually any rigid or flexible media up to 2.5 inches thick.  The printers increase productivity by 12 percent when used in indoor signage print mode and are designed to load, print and collect media simultaneously, while also offering white ink, matt/gloss and textured effects.

The new HP Scitex 11000 Industrial press provides surface durability for high volume sign and display output with the application of a thin, invisible layer that enhances rigidity and protects the printed image from scuffs, while also eliminating the need for further finishing.

Finally the HP Scitex 15500 Corrugated Press can be used to produce high value digitally printed corrugated applications.

A further stand attraction will be the PageWide XL Printers, which provide both monochrome and colour prints at breakthrough speeds up to 60 percent faster than the fastest monochrome light-emitting diode (LED) printer.

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On Stand H45, Hall 7, Hollanders Printing Systems will demonstrate two digital textile printers, the ColorBooster 250 and ColorBooster XL. The company will also show its double-sided ColorBooster DS platform, as well as the ColorFix fixation unit for use on all sublimation and disperse ink printers and the ColorWash textile washing machine.

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Kornit Digital will emphasise its advanced multi-fabric solutions for digital textile printing, with demonstrations of the Allegro 1.8m roll-to-roll printer, alongside its six-colour-plus-white Avalanche Hexa, and other key products on Stand E8, Hall 8.

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