Kiian Digital has released Digistar K-Choice, a water-based pigmented ink for direct textile printing using Kyocera printheads. The line is designed with a wide color gamut for users hoping to replicate popular fashion palettes. The inks are also engineered with improved printability, reportedly prolonging printhead life and increasing productivity. Available in 11 colors, including black plus, cyan, magenta, magenta plus, yellow, orange, blue, violet, green, gray, and red.
Mutoh has added the ValueJet 2638X, a 104-in. high-productivity printer configurable with the company’s Eco-Ultra or dye-sublimation inks. The machine features dual staggered printheads and can print at speeds up to 1168 sq ft/hr (360 dpi) or a max. resolution of 1440 dpi.
Madeira USA has introduced a variety of new options for its Classic Rayon #40 embroidery thread storage chests featuring Mini Snap Cones for each color. Having introduced 44 new colors in 2015, the company offers several configurations for users who wish to expand their inventory. According to Madeira, each drawer contains a printed sheet detailing the proper position of each shade of thread.
Agfa Graphics has added EcoClear to its Duratex media offerings. The clear, rigid thermoplastic is intended for applications such as P-O-P and retail displays, vending equipment, and long-term indoor and outdoor signage. It is printable with UV digital printers and screen presses, and is recyclable, according to the company.
EcoClear is offered in 48 x 96-in. sheets up to 6 mm thick.
Fisher Textiles has launched a 125-in. option for its GF 8864 fabric for dye-sublimation and UV printing. Keep reading on our sister site.
Drytac has added ViziPrint Illuminate, a reverse printable window film for day- and nighttime applications. Keep reading on our sister site.
Roland has launched a new version of its Rolandprintstudio RIP software, now compatible with the Mac OS X operating system. The platform features 64-bit speeds and the Adobe PDF Print Engine for more efficient workflow: Users can now RIP, print, and cut on two devices at once.
Orafol has engineered a special-effect, color-shifting vinyl for vehicle wrapping. Oracal 970RA Premium Shift Effect Cast is available in gloss or matte with three color options: green blue, turquoise lavender, and aubergine bronze. It is durable up to 3 years, and the permanent adhesive can be removed with heat leaving little or no residue, according to the company. Available in 60-in. widths.
J-Teck 3 has launched 4 new high-density colors for its J-Cube KF and RF dye-sublimation inks for Kyocera and Ricoh industrial printheads. Extra Cyan, Extra Magenta, Extra Yellow, and Extra Black are intended for use on uncoated transfer papers for applications where high print speeds and fast drying times are required, such as fashion and home decoration.
EFI has unveiled the Vutek HS125 Pro, a 126-in. hybrid UV inkjet printer designed for high-volume graphics production. Offering speeds up to 125 boards/hr in production quality mode (85 boards/hr in what is said to be P-O-P level resolution), the machine is the fastest in the Vutek line. It handles flexible or rigid substrates up to 2 in. thick. Resolution is quoted at up to 1000 dpi.