Wideformat

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has announced that PDI Large Format Solutions, a subsidiary of Montreal-based PDI Group Inc., is the first business in Canada to install both the next-generation, high-end flatbed/roll-fed EFI™ VUTEk® h3 superwide-format LED printer, and the new EFI VUTEk 3r+ roll-to-roll LED printer. The company has also purchased and installed an EFI VUTEk FabriVU® 340i soft signage printer. This significant technology upgrade gives PDI Large Format Solutions the platform to drive growth over the next few years.

The Brazilian company Group RP is specialized in furniture manufacturing, visual communication, and store construction, among other products and services across a range of business segments. It recently bought an Anapurna H1650i LED wide-format printer from Agfa Graphics to increase the quality and productivity of its printing plant.

OKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology leader, will make its fourth consecutive appearance in Booth #343 at the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in Tampa, FL on February 10 – 12, 2019. OKI will preview the ColorPainter™ M-64s Traffic Printer with 3M™ SX Ink which has been developed and tested in collaboration with 3M Company.

Canon U.S.A., have announced that Copiers Northwest, a provider of office technology products and services, has reported more than 300 percent growth in large format print volume since the installation of the Océ Colorado 1640 printer this past summer. A leader in office automation and managed print services in the Pacific Northwest, Copiers Northwest has served businesses throughout the region for more than 25 years.

Canon UK has launched the new Océ Arizona 1300 flatbed printer series for mid-volume sign and display graphics producers, with the aim of helping customers to increase production efficiencies and address market demand for more varied applications.

Fujifilm have announced the launch of the new Acuity LED 40 series of flatbed printers. Building on the success of the Acuity Select 20, and on Fujifilm's expertise in LED curing that dates back to the launch of the Acuity LED 1600 seven ago, it marks the first time that LED-curing printers have been made available within the Acuity flatbed range.

The New Year looks bright for South Korean company InkTec as they launch not one, but three new JETRIX printers. These newcomers will add to their already extensive range of roll-to-roll LED-UV flatbed printers.

Having started out as a 40m2 architectural studio in Jaén, southern Spain, specialising in the design and production of architectural plans, Oedim saw an opportunity to expand into the growing wide format market. 23 years on, Oedim now occupies a 14,000m2 facility from which it operates two distinct brands. One of these is Oedim, which is responsible for the production of large format printed flexible materials, including canvas, vinyl and textiles, while the other is Clickprinting, which specialises in direct printing onto rigid substrates, such as PVC, aluminium and corrugated board.

Just over a year since the 64 inch roll-to-roll printer began shipping commercially in EMEA, the technology has been positively embraced by hundreds of print businesses, with over 400 placements in EMEA. Customer usage data from across the EMEA installed base shows that print service providers (PSPs) are using the printer’s capabilities to diversify and access new opportunities, by increasing overall productivity to handle growing output volumes, working with challenging heat-sensitive media, eliminating waiting time between print and finishing, and reducing the need for additional lamination.

Azonprinter, a worldwide manufacturer of digital inkjet solutions takes a new direction with its Azon Matrix industrial solutions and welcomes new addition, Azon Matrix R platform based on Ricoh Gen5 print heads.

PressOn, one of the UK’s leading large format digital printing companies, has taken delivery of a new HP LX 3600 latex printer. The re-engineered new generation of the HP LX 3500 complements PressOn’s existing HP LX 3500 and helps PressOn continue to satisfy increased customer demand in 2018 for large format graphics.

Continued growth and commitment to excellence in print production has led Lake Graphics Label & Sign Company to further enhance their digital printing capabilities with the addition of the Durst Rho P10 HS Plus. This comes just a year after adding the two-time award-winning Durst Rhotex 325 in 2017. For Lake Graphics, a leading full-service digital print company based in Cleveland, OH, the two printers give them the advantage of being able to offer the highest quality print in both roll, sheet and soft signage.

The Onset X3, a full-bed wide format UV inkjet flatbed printer provides more opportunities at Southern Carton, a family owned and operated third generation solutions company specializing in packaging, based in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

Mutoh Europe announces availability of a new member in its popular ValueJet wide format digital printer family, the VJ-1627MH. The ValueJet 1627MH is a 64” (1625 mm) wide hybrid printer featuring a hot air knife media drying system and unique resin-based inks enabling direct printing on both rigid and roll substrates. Prints are dry when they come off the printer. The ValueJet 1627MH incorporates a high end piezo drop-on-demand print head capable of producing print resolutions up to 720 x 1440 dpi, making it suited for top quality output for short viewing distances.

OKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology innovator and undisputed leader in delivering vibrant, durable vehicle wraps for the automotive restyling industry, returns to SEMA 2018 in Booth #16524 to demonstrate the speed and best-in-class performance of the ColorPainter™ wide format printer series October 30 – November 2, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The superb print quality and versatility of the Xaar 1201 printhead is opening up new markets for Chinese OEMs in wide-format graphics – as recently underlined by the printhead’s presence on XuCheng’s stand at SGIA 2018 in Las Vegas.

Henderson Print, located in Belfast, has invested in a wide format Agfa Anapurna H2500i LED press taking them into “a new and more profitable market for the business”, according to Head of Print for the company, Alan Ritchie.

Ricoh USA, Inc. have unveiled a new wide-format flatbed printer designed to deliver a broad set of applications for the sign, graphics and décor markets. The RICOH Pro TF6250 puts unmatched productivity within reach for sign shops and commercial printers alike due to its impressive print speeds, one-touch automated daily maintenance and diverse substrate flexibility. At a time when customers expect high quality and fast turnaround, this flatbed delivers both in an intuitive way that allows operators to hit the ground running and produce high impact products for their customers.

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