UV/LED Printing

Almost a year on from installation, Fujifilm's Acuity LED 3200R has enabled Alsdorf-based LOGO Werbetechnik to move into new markets and massively increase its product offering to existing customers. In 2016, when the company went looking for a new printer to enhance its offering, Fujifilm's new 3.2 metre wide format machine stood out from the competition. Now, LOGO Werbetechnik is doing the same thing.

Presstek, LLC, the leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, has premieres the Presstek 34DI ECO-UV digital offset press at IPEX. The press’ integrated LED-UV technology – branded ECO-UV – is energy efficient, generates very little heat and produces no ozone. Colors pop with the environmentally-friendly technology that instantly cures ink to any substrate, including synthetic paper, plastic, vinyl, foil-laminated sheets, card or label stock, or paperboard. The latest UV advancement, combined with Presstek’s chemistry-free on-press imaging technology, accelerates overall turnaround and increases a printer’s range of products to include packaging, gift cards, loyalty cards, hang tags, labels, tickets and more.

Hundreds of 2017 SGIA Expo attendees’ appetites for an affordable, high quality multi-substrate print solution were pleasantly satisfied by the introduction of Xante’s new UV4000 UV LED printer last week. “SGIA is such an important event for commercial operations that we felt it was perfect for the UV4000,”said Robert Ross, Xante President and CEO. “They definitely weren’t disappointed and we couldn’t have been more pleased. At a very affordable $50,000 (USD), the UV4000 destroys a significant barrier to profitability for our customers. This is a very sweet spot for shops which have been waiting for a UV flatbed,” Ross added. Attendees were amazed at the range of substrates accepted by the UV4000. Whether the media is coroplast, acrylic, metal, or glass, the UV4000 proved it was the solution that any sign shop or in-plant could easily find useful.

Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services has announced that the recently released Mimaki UCJV Series LED UV printer/cutter range is to benefit from a special launch trade-in offer of up to £4,000. The revolutionary new 1.6m devices launched to great acclaim in early October with orders taken by Hybrid’s resellers during The Print Show as visitors flocked to the stand to get an early view.

At InPrint 2017 in Munich GEW will display its proven range of arc lamp and LED UV curing systems for printing and coating applications available in widths from 10cm up to 2.5m from a single lamp. GEW UV systems are robust, versatile systems widely used for applications in the inkjet and industrial printing industries.

The new UV Led printer the Eagle range will be at Viscom Milan 2017 it has a printing area of 130x150cm and will replace the Eagle 100 for a range that is now completely renewed.

Hollywood Monster invests in two new EFI VUTEk printers, gaining the ultimate in print quality performance, while scaling down the industry’s carbon footprint.

India's largest manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, ColorJet has launched the VULCAN, a high speed 3.2 meter UV LED Roll to Roll Printer.

Industrial printers and manufacturers’ needs for greater customisation capability, smaller lot size flexibility, and expanded materials versatility will be met by the Ricoh Pro T7210, Ricoh’s first UV flatbed printer.

Now Oryx is likewise available with a refined mechanical basis, plus LED technology that is both environmentally friendly and highly economical. Oryx LED is the printer for producing smallish volumes in great quality.

Quality Print Services (QPS) is set to install a second Longier grand format printer at WAE Group, two years after the sign specialist purchased its first Longier Hunter FP-3750 LED flatbed from QPS.

B2B Graphics heaps double praise on Agfa. The Bicester based firm wanted to increase its production capacity whilst maintaining quality of output. After making a major investment in an Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid printer with Asanti workflow, the company was not only impressed with the performance of the new inkjet system but also found Agfa’s preinstallation, set-up, service and training truly outstanding. And this was the first installation engineer Nathan Green had carried out unsupervised.

Originally started as a reprographic printer in 1990, a stone’s throw from Charles de Gaulle airport, Roissy Copy took its first step towards large format printing in 2008. At the time, managing director Patrick Boudaud invested in a Fujifilm Acuity flatbed in order to tap into new markets, which the company has been successfully serving ever since.

Phil Knight, founder and CEO of Nike, has been quoted as saying: "Business is war without bullets". That may be the case, but business success also means making sure you have the right tools in your arsenal. In the graphics provision marketplace that means investing in the highest calibre printers for the job.

Buying top quality graphics production equipment and consumables just became much more rewarding. Thanks to the new CSAF finance initiative from CMYUK, the UK’s leading independent supplier of digital print technology and materials, customers can now potentially save tens of thousands of pounds over the duration of their equipment finance contract.

Mimaki has launched its latest generation of small format, direct-to-object UV flatbed printers. The UJF-3042MkII EX offers a unique approach to value-added object printing by combining four steps into one: delivering the ability to place primer for strong ink adhesion, white ink for high print opacity, full colour CMYK printing and a clear print surface treatment, all in one operation.

InkTec is launching its new 3.2m wide Jetrix LXi8 LED-UV flatbed printer at Sign and Digital UK where it plans to demonstrate the printer running at speeds of over 206sqm per hour.

Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services will give the new Mimaki JFX200-2531 LED UV flatbed printer its UK and Irish debut at Sign & Digital UK. The larger JFX200-2531 adds further productivity for those companies with a focus on rigid signage and point of sale, printing to aluminium composite and foam core boards.

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