UV/LED Printing

Direct Edge Media increases speed and throughput with its new Onset X3, a high productivity UV flatbed printer distributed exclusively in North America by Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division.

New materials, printing techniques and technologies allow the signage industry to constantly evolve as the demand for greater impact and differentiation increases. AllSigns Visual Communications Limited works with brand owners, agencies, architects and designers to translate their visions into impactful brand profiles.

Mimaki USA, a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced today the availability of the newly developed UCJV300-75, UCJV300-107 and UCJV300-130. These three printers are smaller footprint models with the same operational features of the larger, widely-successful UCJV300-160.

Wide format service provider Macro Art started live printing this week with two more Durst machines as new customers come on board in continuing rapid expansion. Little more than four years after a management buyout, Macro Art’s turnover has shot up from £6million to £11million. Contract gains are being secured on the back of the new investments in Durst systems - now totalling four that have revolutionized its business.

Signage and wayfinding solutions experts, Reade Signs, has recently installed a new EFI Vutek LX3 – one of only eleven in the UK, supplied by CMYUK. The company has seen steady growth over the last three years, with the business growing by 20% year-on-year since 2015. This has been achieved by selling into more diverse markets, including architectural and wayfinding signage, whilst maintaining excellent client retention in existing markets.

When ColorDynamics decided to add wide-format printing to its repertoire last year, the Allen, Texas-based commercial printing company acquired Superior Graphics, an established signage and graphics provider in Dallas. ColorDynamics also hired John Ehrenberger – a veteran wide-format graphics executive and the son of Superior’s founder – as an executive vice president. Looking to further accelerate ColorDynamics’ move into signage and graphics, Ehrenberger hit the industry trade shows to evaluate new equipment and purchased an EFI™ VUTEk® 3r LED roll-to-roll printer from EFI.

POS specialists CP Arts are the first UK based company to have placed an order with Agfa Graphics for the new Jeti Tauro H3300 LED launched at this year’s FESPA.

West Midlands based JPL Print & Design chooses an Agfa Jeti Tauro H2500 LED to boost its wide-format production.

Croatian general commercial print service provider Grafoprojekt is embracing new production opportunities after investing in Europe’s first Ricoh Pro T7210 UV flatbed solution, supplied by Ricoh partner Eurocop. The 100 square metres per hour Greenguard certified system has allowed the operation to explore new markets and win new business.

swissQprint once again provided a surprise at FESPA 2018. The Swiss developer and producer of high-end large-format printers presented a new generation of machines – five of them, in fact: Nyala 3, Impala 3 and Oryx 3, together with the speed models Nyala 3S and Impala 3S. Each of these LED flatbed printers has the accustomed add-on features, which now include an extended roll to roll option that was also shown for the first time at Fespa.

For FESPA 2018, Agfa Graphics makes a bold move with an immersive booth concept that uses virtual reality and interactive sensory experiences to introduce its next-generation inkjet printing solutions. The true stars of the Agfa Graphics booth will be a large array of printed samples that perfectly illustrate what print service providers can achieve with Agfa Graphics’ technology: Extreme Productivity. Extreme Quality. At the same time, Agfa Graphics launches its latest UV LED inkjet hybrid workhorse: the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED. This latest masterpiece of Agfa engineering embodies the extreme new standard in printing productivity and quality.

swissQprint, the Swiss developer of digital large-format printers, has shipped its 1000th unit – another milestone in the history of the company that celebrated its tenth anniversary last year.

Mutoh Europe today announced commercial availability of its rotary printing system for the ValueJet 626UF UV LED A2-size flatbed printer.

A debut at FESPA 2018, Roland DG will present graphics specialists the ultimate choice in quality and versatility in UV printing with the VersaUV S-Series range of flatbed and belt UV-LED printers. Comprising seven models, the VersaUV S-Series is available in an impressive range of configurations and sizes to suit production environments and requirements of all types. This versatile and innovative range of flatbeds and belts prints stunning quality graphics, photographic images, textures and embossed effects onto virtually any substrate or object, rigid or flexible, up to 200mm in height.

At FESPA 2018 – May 15-18, Berlin, Germany – Mutoh Europe will première a new addition to its growing range of UV LED wide format print solutions, the ValueJet 1638UR (VJ-1638UR).

MS Printing Solutions has announced the launch of a new UV printer at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2018, which runs from 15 to 18 May in Berlin. The new printer, the JPK UV, is a high capacity, multipass printer that uses UV LED curable inks. Based on the already successful JPK water-based ink model, the new printer aims to fill a growing need for high-volume UV LED roll-to-roll production, with primary customers expected to be traditional flexo or helio users who want to convert to digital printing.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has supplied a Rho P10 250 HS 10-picoliter UV inkjet system to Colour Graphics in a move that will bring in new business and ramp up turnover by 25% in the next year.

Fujifilm today announces that one of the newest machines in its Acuity series, the Acuity LED 1600R will feature on the SOS stand (D32) at Sign & Digital UK (Birmingham, 24-26 April 2018). This accessible, dedicated roll-to-roll printer is optimised for four-colour CYMK printing, but otherwise delivers all the benefits in quality and performance of the highly successful Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid model. First announced in February, it has been commercially available since March 2018.

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