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.
Pacific Emblem Company is now offering custom LaserCut embroidered and rubber patches for decorating uniforms, promotional apparel, and more. The soft PVC, die-cut patches are offered in any shape from 2 to 17 in., with 9 colors to choose from. They are also available with mixed media options including felt, tackle twill, and embroidery.
Roland has unveiled the SolJet EJ-640, a 64-in. eco-solvent inkjet printer designed for high-volume production. The machine features dual staggered printheads, a newly developed feed adjuster and media take-up system, and an integrated tri-heater system.
3A Composites’ new hybrid graphic display board, Kapa tech, is crafted from two pre-painted (white) sheets of .008-in. aluminum and a white foam core. The construction is designed to provide a display option that is both lightweight and durable, as well as suited for both indoor and outdoor applications such as P-O-P and retail displays, tradeshow and exhibit graphics, permanent décor, and signage. It can be painted, screen or digitally printed, and laminated. Available in 49.2 x 98.4-in. sheets at 3/16- and 3/8-in.
Insta Graphic Systems has released Model 1020, an oversized heat press offering a 39.4 x 47.2-in. upper platen. The press features an automatic reciprocating dual tray system which, the company reports, can as much as double users’ production speeds. Additional features include two air cylinders for evenly distributed pressure and a digital operating system with time and temperature controls that can be automated or controlled manually.
InkSoft has released Signs & Banners, a program than can be embedded into any website and allows customers to both design and order custom signage online. The design platform features visual rulers, an alignment grid, design templates, and clip art. Signage providers will have access to job scheduling, order processing, and work orders.