A&M Kinzel Ltd. (www.kinzel-gmbh.de) says it redesigned its PMF screen-printing line to meet today’s needs. The web-fed press’s features include separately adjustable material-advance length and/or squeegee movement, linear guidance for squeegee and floodbar to facilitate wet-on-wet printing, skip printing, pneumatic screen clamping, adjustable squeegee pressure and angle (up to 30°), electronic screen-frame adjustment in X/Y direction, and more.
Canadian ink supplier Lancer Group Int’l has chosen Kolor-Promet as its latest Excalibur ink distributor. Kolor-Promet, located in Zagreb, Croatia has been in the screen-printing-supply business since 2002. The distributor currently stocks a variety of Excalibur plastisol whites and the 551 Colour Pro matching system for direct screen printing and hot-split transfers.
RIP software specialist ColorGATE relaunched its Website (www.colorgate.com) with a new navigation menu. Productionserver 6, which was recently certified for the HP DesignJet L2550, is the focus of the redesigned site. ColorGATE says it has the site also features a reorganized servies portfolio: product solutions, expert solutions, and system solutions.
Tüebingen, Germany-based GMG Sys-tems, supplier of color-management and proofing systems, announced that several of the company’s products have received FOGRA certifications 47L and 39L, as well as the FOGRA certification for halftone proofing.
GMG ColorProof with Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 4880 on GMG ProofPapermatte 140 and GMG ColorProof with HP Designjet z3200 and Z2100 on GMG ProofPaper matte 140 are certified to FOGRA 47L. GMG ColorProof with Epson Stylus Pro 7900 on GMG ProofPaper gloss 250 is certified to FOGRA 39L.
Sun Chemical recently released its first sustainability report, which provides data-driven performance measurements for seven key metrics to help customers and consumers understand the company’s environmental impact.
Data collected since 2005 from 170 of the company’s sites in more than 25 countries include sustainability metrics related to energy consumption/conservation at production and non-production facilities, the energy carbon footprint at the production locations, process-waste reduction, water consumption, materials safety, and employee safety.
FLEXcon, manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, has redesigned its Website to include updated product content and the My FLEXcon Info section for registered customers.
The enhancements are designed to inform traditional printers and converters with dedicated sections on applications and products and to reach out to a broader audience of OEMs, brand marketers, advertising agencies, and design firms to keep this group abreast of FLEXcon’s latest information.
Allentown, PA-based Vastex recently named four new distributors for its products. T&J Print Supply Inc. (www.tandjprintgsupply.com) now offers Vastex equipment in the Huntley, IL area. River City Graphic Supply (www.rivercitygraphicsupply.com) serves the Austin, TX area. Dalesway (www.dalesway.co.uk) offers Vastex equipment and supplies in the UK and Western Europe. Bely Terem JSC (www.belyterem.com) now handles distribution in Minsk, Belarus.
The ProCut 1600 M recently joined the ProCut line of digital cutting tables from Océ (www.oce.com). The company says the 51 x 63-in. (1295 x 1600-mm) system enables shops with smaller, roll-fed inkjet printers to cut and trim media effectively and notes that the cutter is ideal for smaller, rigid output for use in package prototyping. The ProCut 1600 M can be used for trimming and contour-cutting, through-cutting, kiss-cutting, routing, and creasing. It accommodates flexible and rigid media up to 1.97 in. (50 mm) thick.
Mutoh (www.mutoh.com) announces the arrival of its ValueJet 1608HA hybrid inkjet printer. Described as the next generation of hybrid inkjet printing, the ValueJet 1608HA operates without the use of a compressor; instead, it includes what Mutoh specifies as a medical-grade air pump to drive the heated air nozzles. Hot-air-nozzle controllers are integrated into the printer thus enabling their management from the RIP or control panel. The ValueJet 1608HA supports imaging resolutions up to 1440 dpi and uses Epson printhead technology to deliver five variable dot sizes.
Roland DGA (www.rolanddga.com) developed its new Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX eco-solvent ink specifically for the company’s 54-in. (1372-mm) SOLJET PRO III XC-540MT inkjet printer/cutter. Roland says the ink is the first of its kind from a major inkjet printer company. Users can combine Metallic Silver with CMYK to create other metallic hues, including gold, bronze, and pearlescent colors.