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J-Teck3 has a new series of digital textile water-based pigment inks for machines using Epson and Kyocera printheads. The J-Tex Pigment Textile inks will be introduced at Fespa 2017. The J-Tex P-E has been developed for use with Epson printheads, and J-Tex P-K for use with Kyocera heads.

Spandex is now supplying Arlon’s new SLX Cast Wrap with Flite technology - a contact system that allows the substrate to float over a surface until firm pressure is applied.

Fespa 2017 will see Kiian Digital introduce Digistar Bravo, a disperse digital inkset for direct printing on machines fitted with Kyocera printheads. The range comprises 11 colours, including two blacks. 

At ISA International Sign Expo 2017 in Las Vegas later this month Agfa Graphics will introduce the Avinci DX3200 dye-sublimation printer designed to deliver soft signage up to 3.2m wide, at a resolution of up to 1440 x 540dpi. The 6-colour (CMYKLcLm) machine offers different quality modes, with speeds up to 173m2/h, and is said to be compatible with most off-line calendering solutions. 

The new CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2017 incorporates LiveSketch whereby hand-drawn strokes are intelligently interpreted, adjusted, and combined with existing vector curves. The software also has new workflow enhancements, plus support for stylus and touch-enabled devices, the Microsoft Surface Dial, and Ultra HD 5K monitors.

Roland DG UK and Custom Gateway have begun the process of integrating a range of hardware and software solutions to create a system that enables retailers, sports and leisure businesses as well as sign and display businesses to deliver customised products on-site and across all their on- and off-line channels.

The Esko Software Platform has been confirmed as compatible with new Ghent Workgroup PDF Output Suite version 5.0 – which in turn ensures workflows are fully compliant with PDF/X-4.

Landa has revealed its 2017 beta customer line-up. First shipment of the Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press will take place in July 2017 to Graphica Bezalel, an Israel-based folding carton, packaging and label convertor. In November Landa will North America’s first Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press to Imagine!, a US-based provider of POP solutions. In December Edelmann, a German-headquartered packaging company, will become the first European beta customer for the Landa S10.

The next Sign and Digital UK 2018 will take place at the NEC 24 - 26 April 2018. The organiser said over a third of the floorspace – across halls 17 and 18 – has been rebooked following the 2017 show last month. That event was attended by 5,350 unique visitors, plus 298 revisits. 

New from Mutoh is the 64in-wide ValueJet 1604WX (VJ-1604WX) dye sublimation printer. Delivering typical production speeds up to 22m²/h at 360 x 1080dpi (three-pass), the machine will print on common dye-sublimation transfer papers and can handle 2in and 3in core rolls. It comes with a stand, a non-motorised roll-off system and a motorised winder system for media rolls up to 30kg.

Version 3 of Zund Design Center (ZDC) - Zund's plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that lets users create packaging and displays with just a few mouse clicks - is now available for download.