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Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced that Flexpress has purchased an EFI™ Pro 16h LED hybrid flatbed/roll inkjet printer from authorized EFI distributor Konica Minolta® Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. With its new acquisition, the Dallas-based digital printing company can broaden its local and national customer base by offering a much greater range of high-quality signage and graphics work.

Online print provider Onlineprinters has expanded its custom size option in the online shop to include flyers, the most flexible member of the marketing tool family. Ranging from 7 x 10 cm to 21 x 31°cm, the handy marketing instruments can be tailored to any purpose. The custom sizes allow customers to increase the impact of their advertising messages by creating attention-grabbing shapes or unusual designs. "With flyers, it's all about first impression, so that is why size and feel are crucial for this marketing tool," Christian Würst explains; he is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Onlineprinters. "But a custom-fit trim also creates the biggest impact for other products as well, according to the 'form follows function' design principle."

At FESPA 2018 Epson will demonstrate to Print Service Providers a comprehensive range of equipment and applications that will highlight the versatility, quality and performance of its latest generation of digital inkjet technology. Visitors can expect to see a broad range of applications, the use of innovative substrates and plenty of colourful design work.

Mimaki have announced its participation in FESPA 2018, Europe’s largest exhibition for the wide format print industry. The brand’s full line of products will be showcased from 15 – 18 May at the Berlin event, including innovative solutions for the Sign Graphics, Industrial, Textile, and the rapidly developing 3D markets. Mimaki will also be a key participant in several of FESPA’s special exhibits, such as the World Wrap Masters competition, Printeriors, and the new textile feature Print Make Wear.

HP Inc. has announced the HP Latex R Series, the first, true hybrid latex technology that merges HP’s renowned flexible printing capabilities into rigid printing. The HP Latex R Series brings the most vibrant colours into the rigid printing world, and pioneers white ink capabilities with the introduction of HP Latex White Ink.

Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced the latest investment to its Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group's portfolio: the EFI™ Pro 24f LED flatbed printer. Committed to empowering customers with technologies that will help their businesses grow, the EFI Pro 24f makes printing high-value applications, such as lenticulars, photographic backlit displays and irregularly shaped or heavy objects, achievable at a lower cost. It boasts print speeds up to 1,157 square feet per hour, 1200 x 1200 dpi image quality and low curing temperatures that enable substrate diversity for higher-margin work.

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it is showcasing new features and new inks for the Océ Colorado 1640 printer, the company's heralded and first outdoor durable wide format graphic arts roll-to-roll printer, at the ISA Sign Expo 2018, booth #5017.

M&R's Novus Imaging Division will be bringing three digital printers to the International Sign Expo in Orlando, Florida on March 22-24, 2018: the Ultra 3200 Roll-to-Roll printer, the Ultra Flatbed Printer, and the Textura 1800 Dye Sublimation Printer. Printers in the Novus line offer the best price-to-performance ratios in the industry.

OKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology leader, today announced it will demonstrate its award-winning ColorPainter line of wide format inkjet printers in the OKI booth (No. 1611) when the company exhibits at ISA Sign Expo, the largest gathering of sign, graphics, print and visual communications professionals, March 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.

After a 20 year partnership with Accenture came to an end in February, JCDecaux Airport has immediately secured another world class brand in BP to take over as the new sponsor of the Fast Track check-in opportunity, with routes spanning all Heathrow Terminals.

NEC Graph-Fix Ltd, a UK-based visual communications specialist, added an HP Scitex 11000 Industrial Press to their existing HP Scitex portfolio in January 2018. The new press was installed to help NEC Graph-Fix in their mission to offer exceptional standards of end-to-end print solutions for the outdoor, in-store and exhibition sectors.

i-Sub has announced that Leicester-based print company, Digital Wordcrafts, has purchased an Agfa Anapurna H3200i LED UV printer and a Zünd G3 XL3200 digital flatbed cutter. The Agfa is replacing Digital Wordcrafts’ VUTEk printers and the Zünd G3 is replacing two smaller Zünd machines.

BarkerBlue recently purchased a Scitex FB750 printer in a move to increase productivity for its digital imaging and printing business, and for its growing Silicon Valley customer-base. This newest addition to BarkerBlue’s wide-format printers bumps print capacity from 65-inch to 98-inch-wide printing on rigid or flexible substrate. The new printer also enables the Bay-Area-based company to deliver increased output with enhanced quality. The HP Scitex increases commitment to accurate color calibration and quality color management across BarkerBlue’s imaging platforms (including HP Latex and HP-Indigo Devices).

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that longtime Minnesota-based graphics provider Pixelwerx LLC has installed the Océ Colorado 1640 printer, placing the company at the forefront of next-generation wide format technology advancements.

Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has launched a new printing platform – the P5 series. The first member of the family is the large format printing flagship, P5 250 HS, with shipping starting from April.

Agfa Graphics is expanding its wide-format hybrid Anapurna LED series for sign and display professionals with a new 1.65 m-wide hybrid printer – the Anapurna H1650i LED. This smaller hybrid printer was designed as an accessible and cost-effective production tool that combines the latest LED technology with Agfa Graphics’ signature high-quality output. The Anapurna H1650i LED will be revealed to the public at C!Print Lyon (France), which takes place from 6 to 8 February 2018.

Fujifilm today announces the release of a new machine in its Acuity series, the Acuity LED 1600R. This accessible, dedicated roll-to-roll printer is optimised for four-colour CYMK printing, but otherwise shares all the benefits in quality and performance of the highly successful Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid model. The first public demonstration of this new model will take place at C!Print Lyon 6th-8th February 2018 on the Fujifilm stand (2L36). It will be commercially available on the 1st of March.

HP have launched the HP DesignJet T1700 printer, the next-generation 44-inch solutions for CAD and geographic information system (GIS) workgroups to produce highly accurate documents and maps with powerful processing and a new level of security.

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