In April of this year, Summa nv announced it would set up a subsidiary organization, Summa America, to develop its business in the Americas. Summa America is proud to announce that Barry Budwit will be taking on a leading role in developing the organization and business in the America’s, as Vice President and General Manager.
Mutoh has added the ValueJet 626UF UV LED flatbed printer. The 19 x 23-in. machine prints on objects up to 5.9 in. high and offers an optional rotary attachment for printing on cylindrical items. Users can choose CMYK or CMYK + white and varnish. Max. resolution is 1440 dpi. Features include a vacuum table, stand, Mutoh Edition FlexiSign & Print software, Intelligent Interweave printing, and the ValueJet Status Monitor app.
Orafol has added Oratape MT80P, a transparent, PVC-based premasking tape for cut lettering and contour cut graphics. The company reports the tape can be affixed to a graphic for six months or more with no edge curling. It can be applied using a laminator and features a grid pattern for more precise cutting. Available in up to 48-in. widths.
Mimaki has expanded the ink configurations available for its UJF-3042 MkII UV-LED tabletop printer. The EX model includes eight ink channels; users can customize a configuration from CMYKcm, white, clear, and jettable primer. Ink choices include LH-100 for scratch and chemical resistance, LUS-120 for flexibility and scratch resistance, and LUS-150 for adhesion and flexibility.
Brown Manufacturing’s LED X-po exposure system is designed as an entry-level option for small print shops. The unit features a heavy-duty, compression style screen hold-down system designed to eliminate the noise and maintenance of an industrial vacuum pump. The compression pad fits a 20 x 24-in. screen and can be customized for smaller frames. An on/off switch controls the lights for instant activation. The controls are fan-cooled.
MHM’s new SA-Evo automatic screen printing press, distributed exclusively in the US through Hirsch Solutions, is designed as an entry-level unit for shops with space considerations. Two sizes are offered: the SA-Evo 8, a 6-color, 128-in. model, and the SA-Evo 10, an 8-color version with a diameter of 146 in. Both models have an electric indexer, electric squeegee drive, and instant-release platens.
Ricoh has launched the Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 direct-to-garment inkjet printers. Offering 6 and 12 ink channels, respectively, the printers leverage Anajet inks for imaging on a range of textiles including shirts, socks, canvas bags, 100% light-colored polyester garments, and 50% dark-colored polyester garments. Laser-assisted automatic table height adjustment up to 2.3 in. enables printing on hoodies with zippers and more; users can also add platens for imaging hats, sleeves, and youth sizes. Ricoh reports the Ri 6000 can print a 12 x 10-in.
HP has released the Latex 300 Print and Cut Series, a dual-device system designed for sign shops, quick printers, and PSPs. The system includes a cutting device with speeds up to 44 in./sec with the 54-in. Latex 315 or 64-in. Latex 335 printer models. The platform allows users to print and cut at the same time on separate machines using a single workflow through HP’s FlexiPrint and Cut RIP.
SA International (SAi) has revealed SAi EnRoute for Flexi, designed to simplify output of 2D or 2.5D engravings and signage to CNC machines. The platform is available as an add-on to Flexi versions 11 and 12. It is engineered to reduce the number of manual steps for preparing files for production and lessen the chance of mistakes. Commonly needed tool paths can be saved for future use, and an automatic cleanup tool converts curves to lines and arcs for CNC output.
3M’s new Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-10UR is designed for ultra-removability for short-term wrap applications. The company reports it can be removed without heat or chemicals. Features include initial tack optimized for installation, and Comply Adhesive with micro technology. Available in 54-in. widths.