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Roland Expands RIP Software

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Rolandprintstudio now compatible with Mac OS X.

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.

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Orafol Adds Color-Shift Vinyl

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Gloss or matte in three available colors.

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.

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J-Teck 3 Expands J-Cube Dispersion Dye Ink

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Four new high-density colors for industrial textile applications.

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.

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EFI Reveals Superwide Hybrid Printer

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The HS125 Pro features inline multilayer printing.

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.

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Custom LaserCut Patches from Pacific Emblem

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Mixed media, nine colors offered.

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.

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3M Offers Carbon Fiber and Brushed Finishes

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The 8900 series of specialty overlaminates.

3M has added the 8900 series of specialty overlaminates for car wraps and graphics. Keep reading on our sister site.

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Roland’s New Eco-Solvent Inkjet Printer

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The 64-in. SolJet EJ-640.

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.

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Kapa Tech Hybrid Display Board

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3A Composites aims for lightweight durability.

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.

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Insta Graphic Adds Oversized Heat Press

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Featuring an automatic reciprocating dual tray system.

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.

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InkSoft Adds Signs & Banners Software

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Features a customer design platform.

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.

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