Direct Color Systems is pleased to announce the release of the UV-84DTS – a new 4’ x 8’ (120cm x 243cm) UV LED printer. “This release positions the company to offer innovative UV printers to a wider audience,” says Tom Kaplinski, President & CEO. “We incorporated the needs and requests of our customers in the development of this release and are proud to add this wide format printer to our complete lineup.”

Managing partners at Print-Impress, Kieron Eaves and Amy Fairclough invested in this LED UV direct-to-object printer to offer unique products for their online seasonally driven personalised gift company.

For sign makers who are looking to expand their offering and produce quality UV signage, Epson announced the launch of its first UV LED flatbed signage printer on September 17, 2020. The SureColor SC-V7000 builds on the success of Epson’s range of SureColor S Series signage printers, delivering quality, fast and reliable results on a variety of different media. The printer will be available from November 2020.

Ricoh USA, Inc. has teamed with University of Texas Athletics to produce individualized fan cutouts to help fill the stands at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, home of the Texas Longhorns football team, during game days. These cutouts, produced in conjunction with local Ricoh partner UT Print San Antonio, allow fans to show their school spirit while respecting social distancing guidelines. A portion of the proceeds contribute to the health and safety resources for more than 500 Longhorn student-athletes, including weekly COVID-19 testing, special health monitoring related to COVID-19, clean masks, face shields, and more.

Signarama® Christiansburg has upgraded its graphics capability, significantly increasing output and eliminating the need to outsource jobs with the purchase of a new EFI™ Pro 16h hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll UV LED wide-format inkjet printer. The Christiansburg, Virginia-based signage and graphics franchise purchased the 65-inch wide printer from local authorized EFI distributor Intoprint Technologies.

Insitu Group has become the UK and Ireland’s first user of Durst’s P5 350 all-in-one hybrid solution for flexible roll and board printing, the industry’s ‘best technology platform’. This is the centerpiece of a major investment that takes quality and productivity into a new era, as well as opening up new markets.

Building on its rich heritage in flatbed printing, Canon is today (1stSeptember 2020) launching the new Arizona 2300 series for the large format graphics market, helping customers to speed up production, improve operational efficiencies and fuel growth opportunities through new applications. Customers are able to see the Arizona 2380 XTF with Roll Media Option via online and live demos from Canon’s Customer Experience Centres in Australia (Melbourne), the Netherlands (Venlo), United Kingdom (Birmingham), France (Paris) and USA (Chicago). The new series has varying ink channel options available (40, 60 and 80) to support a diverse range of applications, which includes three compact GTF models (Arizona 2340 GTF, 2360 GTF, 2380 GTF) with a flatbed area of 1.25m x 2.5m and three large XTF models (Arizona 2340 XTF, 2360 XTF, 2380 XTF) with a flatbed area of 2.5m x 3.08m.

Claremon Limited, a print company based in Yorkshire, has increased business capacity and services to customers by installing the Canon Arizona 1380 XT. The device is Claremon’s first wide-format printer, meaning it can expand into the B2C market and sell high-end print products directly to the public through its website.

After a successful beta run with the first EFI™ Pro 30f printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., cornhole board manufacturer AJJ Enterprises has purchased a second Pro 30f from authorized EFI inkjet reseller partner Nazdar SourceOne® to meet increased consumer demand. The Cincinnati-based company installed its newest LED inkjet flatbed printer in June.

Latvian-based printing company PM-TM purchased its second EFI™ VUTEk® h5 hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed LED superwide-format printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in less than six months. The recently installed 3.2-metre-wide printer will allow the company to meet customer demand as well as pursue business goals to increase export orders.

Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced that Fusion Cross-Media, a commercial print provider, has reinvented its business goals to adapt to these difficult times, meeting evolving customer needs while contributing to local charities. After public safety stay-at-home orders began, Fusion moved quickly, leveraging its versatile capabilities to produce lawn signs honoring "healthcare heroes" for their role in the coronavirus response. Fusion donates $2 from each lawn sign order to local food distribution charities.

One of the challenges in large format printing is the wide variety of media that can be printed. Various paper types, adhesive materials, canvas, vinyl, fabric, glass or plastic plates, wooden or cardboard boards,... The possibilities are endless, and ultimately this diversity is as much a strength as it is a challenge.

Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, has announced a promotion on its award-winning JFX200-2513 flatbed LED UV printer that positions the popular 8’ x 4’ model at only £49,995. With the additional inclusion of a number of normally optional extras, the competitive new pricing is expected to attract interest from businesses looking to leverage the benefits of direct to substrate printing for the first time.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced a new addition to its popular VersaUV LEF2 series benchtop UV flatbed printers. The LEF2-300D features an expanded workspace that supports a height of up to 200 mm, 100mm more than the standard model*.

Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices worldwide, today announced that following on from its release in other markets around the world, the first IU-1000F large format UV-LED flatbed printer is now available in Australia. The device is designed to deliver unsurpassed performance, and meet the diverse needs of busy print service providers and commercial printers.

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, print service provider A&M Printing, Inc. saw an immediate growth in their business after adding the capability of printing on corrugated boards with the exclusive high flow vacuum table on the Fujifilm Acuity F series high productivity UV flatbed printer.

UK-based printing company Typecraft Print were quick to deliver a fundraising promotional idea for their local football club, using their Anapurna large-format print engine from Agfa. The job even got them a spot on local TV and the BBC Sport website.

Zund UK has installed a swissQprint Impala 3 flatbed printer at its state-of-the-art demonstration centre in St Albans. This allows visitors to experience a high-end print and cut workflow in a professional setting, during forthcoming partnership events and individual demonstrations.

swissQprint's Spanish subsidiary has opened a new showroom. Here, visitors can witness live demonstrations of flatbed and roll to roll printing made in Switzerland.

SpeedPro (Irving, Texas, USA) is known across the USA for providing clients with top-quality large format printing that meets extreme resolution levels and unparalleled quality standards. In its 15th year, the studio consistently exceeds customer demands with unmatched timeliness and the utmost professionalism in delivering a range of print products, including environmental graphics, murals, event, and trade show displays, vehicle wraps, and more.

Combining state-of-the-art Mimaki printers, carpentry, laser cutting and CNC techniques, Inspirwood’s team of designers is currently helping customers communicate through decorated wooden products even more than normal.

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