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Inkjet’s New Frontier

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Most industrial applications today remain the realm of analog printing processes, particularly screen printing, but inkjet is rapidly gaining momentum.

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.

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Roland DGA Announces imagiNation End-User Conference

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Co-located with SGIA 2014 in Las Vegas, inaugural user event will feature a variety of educational sessions, a keynote address by Richard Childress. networking opportunities, and more.

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.

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FiberMark Merges with conVerd

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FiberMark’s wide format print product line will adopt the conVerd brand name.

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.

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Sign Museum Online Auction Opens April 1

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Auction items include printers, media, software, print services, consumer goods, and more.

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;

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Gabi Seligsohn Appointed CEO of Kornit Digital

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“…We seek to further enhance Kornit's market position in the emerging digital printing market for textiles.”

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.

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Lawson Introduces Digi-Dry Box

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Designed specifically to cure digitally printed water-based inks.

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.

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JetView polycarbonate Film from Tekra

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Designed to enhance the adhesion of digital UV inks to polycarbonate without the use of a topcoat.

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.

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Durst Launches Rho 1012 UV Inkjet Printer

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The new machine features the company's Variodrop technology.

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.

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Polytype America Debuts NQ32 UV Printer

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Grand-format inkjet printer combines flatbed and roll-to-roll capabilities.

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.

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Inca Digital Introduces Onset S50i

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High-speed UV flatbed is first to feature the firm’s Onset Scalable Architecture.

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.

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