Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announced the release of the new “100 Series”, two entry level roll-to-roll inkjet printers – the UJV100-160 (UV model) and the JV100-160 (solvent model). The two inkjet printers strive to achieve high quality printing with high productivity, all at minimal cost to the user. The UJV100-160 is set to be commercially available in December 2020, while the JV100-160 is expected to follow in January 2021.

Global Graphics® Software has licensed the Harlequin RIP to Mimaki Engineering, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, cutting plotters, and 3D modeling machines, to create the new RIP software RasterLink7 that will be available with Mimaki printers worldwide from December 2020.

It’s been a busy few months for Lentico. The lenticular print specialist has acquired plastic card manufacturer Plastic Data Card in a deal that was completed in September 2020. The acquisition will see Lentico Directors Andrew Roblett and Robin Sumner join forces to take on the business, production facility and expertise of Plastic Data Card, while pooling the newly combined resources to expand and target new markets.

Having won several industry accolades this year, including the ‘Innovation Award’ at the ISA UK British Sign Awards, it will come as no surprise that Signs Express Lancashire is continuing to build on its success with a purpose-designed unit upgrade. The new unit has been custom renovated to make it perfectly suited to their needs. Centre manager Matt Rutlidge explains: “The idea is that we'll invite customers to our new premises, and it will provide a full showcase of the services we offer and the work we produce.”

Print Service Providers can now benefit from highly flexible print production on roll fed media, as well as rigid media, with the Ricoh Pro TF6251 hybrid flatbed UV printer.

Roland DGA will be showcasing its advanced imaging technologies for eco-solvent, UV and direct-to-garment applications in the upcoming (October 26 - November 12, 2020) PRINTING United Digital Experience. Those attending this important virtual trade show can watch product demonstrations of exciting Roland DG devices, including the award-winning TrueVIS™ VG2-640 wide-format printer/cutter, the innovative IU-1000F high-volume flatbed UV printer, and the VersaSTUDIO BT-12 direct-to-garment printer.

Keypoint Intelligence has recognised the advances that Canon has made in production print with the announcement of BLI Outstanding Innovation Awards in Production Print for three Canon products: the sheetfed inkjet varioPRINT iX-series, the ProStream 1800 web-fed inkjet printer and the Arizona 2300 flatbed printer series. All the winners of these inaugural awards “feature technologies that improve output quality, enhance productivity, deliver workflow efficiencies, impact sustainability, and advance their product segments in meaningful ways.”

Roland DG have announced the launch of its new EMEA Virtual Showroom, an immersive digital environment for customers and dealers to explore its products and services. The first of its kind in the printing category, the new showroom is the next step in the digitization of the B2B sales journey, a trend that the coronavirus pandemic is set to accelerate.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the release of new Canon drivers for CalderaRIP Version 13.1. These new drivers expand the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals and further enhances its user experience.

The Tip Switch Vacuum (patent pending) by swissQprint operates selectively and powerfully to boost everyday efficiency. All swissQprint large format flatbed printers now come with this new system.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience, taking place online October 26-November 12, is readying the stage for a multitude of new technology to be shown, many for the first time in a global setting. Beginning October 26 with a focus on graphics and wide-format technology, industry leaders are showcasing the latest solutions in this space. Register today to see the technology in action. Registration is free and a single sign-up allows for complete access to the entire schedule of daily events.

Selectequip has purchased a Mimaki UCJV150-160UV roll-to-roll print and cut printer, and a Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX flatbed printer from CMYUK. The decision to buy this powerful printer duo was in response to the dramatic upsurge in demand for COVID-related products and signage.

Brett Martin and swissQprint UK are pleased to announce a highly successful test of Brett Martin’s Foamalux products on the Nyala 3 flatbed printer at swissQprint’s new demo centre in Bracknell. The newly established UK subsidiary printed a striking 1220x1220mm image of mouth-watering macaroons in beautiful pastel shades which highlighted both the quality of the printing equipment and the Foamalux substrate.

Roland DG has boosted the versatility of the VersaUV LEF and LEF2 Series benchtop printers with a clever accessory that makes it possible to print directly on and around the entire surface of cylindrical objects.

Just two months after installing its first TECKWIN SHARK TS 5000SF UV LED roll to roll printer from Magenta Vision, Opinion Printing has ordered a second system.

Agfa is taking home two Product of the Year awards from PRINTING United Alliance, a testament to its long track record of innovative technology. The Oberon RTR3300 won in the RTR UV category (over 80 in.) and the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED won top honors in the UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class category. The Oberon is making its North America debut at the PRINTING United Digital Experience.

Vanguard Digital Printing Systems - A Durst Group Company, is honored to announce the winning of three Printing United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Awards:

Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced an exciting new development in its long-time partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles. Ricoh and the Eagles are empowering fans to purchase cutouts to “cheer on” their team from the stands of Lincoln Financial Field – while watching the games safely at home. These cutouts, produced with local Ricoh partner image360 Marlton (N.J.), help fans show their Eagles pride while respecting social distancing guidelines. All net proceeds benefit the Eagles Autism Foundation.

Wide-format digital imaging leader Roland DGA Corporation, a Gold Sponsor of the Adobe® MAX 2020 Creativity Conference taking place October 20-22, will showcase its latest UV printing and direct-to-garment printing technologies at this free-to-attend, high-profile online event.

The purchase of the Truepress Jet L350UV+ came just in time for Lemur Labels, a full-service label manufacturer supplying businesses across the UK and Europe, to meet increased demand for short-run, multi-variation jobs. Since installing Screen's innovative label printer, Lemur Labels’ operators have been working overtime to carry out a growing number of digital print jobs. The L350UV+ enabled Lemur to print full-colour labels with small print often used on the packaging of supplements and proteins popular among athletes. Screen’s newest addition to its inkjet label print series also helped Lemur Labels meet growing demand for hand sanitiser as it ramped up its activities during the coronavirus crisis.

LexJet, an S-One company headquartered in Sarasota, Fla., is proud to announce a new sales and distribution partnership with Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI) to sell EFI wide-format printers and specialty printers to its North American customers.

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