Many screen printers working in commercial markets such as display graphics have long since confronted the reality that digital printing is changing their businesses. The question was how quickly they needed to embrace the technology to ensure success in their businesses for years to come.
Roland DGA has announced the launch of its imagiNation 2014 end-user conference, a one-day event designed to inspire, educate, and empower Roland inkjet printer owners and operators. The conference will be co-located with the SGIA Expo, on October 21, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
FiberMark has announced that conVerd has agreed to a merger with FiberMark North America. conVerd will become a part of FiberMark’s wide- and grand-format inkjet business; FiberMark’s wide format print product line will adopt the conVerd brand name.
The American Sign Museum’s fourth annual Online Auction will open on April 1 and will close April 26 at 3:00 pm EST. This year’s fundraising event includes sign products, equipment, and services, as well as a selection of consumer goods. All proceeds benefit the American Sign Museum’s acquisition and sign-restoration fund; the Museum is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation.
A sampling of auction items includes:
• Business, estimating, and design software;
• Printers and cutters/plotters;
• Adhesives and tapes;
Kornit Digital has announced the appointment of Gabi Seligsohn as the chief executive officer of the company. Ofer Ben-Zur, Kornit's founder, will remain the president and CTO of the company.
Designed specifically to cure digitally printed water-based inks, the Digi-Dry Box from Lawson Screen & Digital Products (www.golawson.com) enables digitally printed shirts to be fully cured within 30-90 sec, depending on the ink deposit.
Designed specifically for UV inkjet printing, JetView polycarbonate film from Tekra Corp. (www.tekra.com) is offered in 5-, 7-, 10-, and 15-mil thicknesses.
Designed to enhance the adhesion of digital UV inks to polycarbonate without the use of a topcoat, JetView allows adhesives to be applied over printed images without causing subsequent delamination, according to Tekra. The firm reports that test prints have passed the ASTM D3359 cross-hatch tape test for ink adhesion. JetView is offered in a variety of finishes including hard-coated versions.
The 1000-dpi Rho 1012 UV inkjet printer from Durst (www.durstus.com) has a maximum print width of 8 ft and a top quoted speed of 5300 sq ft/hr.
The printer features Durst’s new Variodrop technology, an adjustable binary mode that changes the controls drop-size modulation between 12 to 20 pl and reportedly allows for smoother solid areas in prints while overcoming some of the drop-placement inaccuracies that can occur with grayscale printing.
Combining flatbed and roll-to-roll capabilities, the NQ32 grand-format UV inkjet printer from Polytype America (www.wifag-polytype.com) was designed to provide production flexibility for users who want to produce 40-80 full-sized prints per hour.
Inca has launched the fastest machine in its line of digital flatbed UV inkjet printers with the Onset S50i, with reported speeds up to 7800 sq ft/hr (the equivalent of 144 full-sized sheets).
Distributed exclusively by Fujifilm (www.fujifilm-usa.com), the S50i is the first Inca printer to feature the firm’s Onset Scalable Architecture, a modular design that allows users to change the productivity and color configuration of the machine after purchase. The printer has a dual-CMYK print engine with 224 Fujfilm Dimatix print heads and a top resolution of 600 dpi.