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Jeti 3020 Titan flatbed now offered with FTR flat-to-roll option

Agfa Graphics has introduced a FTR (flat-to-roll) option for its Jeti 3020 Titan flatbed at the International Sign Expo Show (ISA) in Las Vegas. The field-upgradeable option supports industry standard 126in (3.2m) wide media and can handle rolls up to 750lbs (340kg).

Océ Arizona 360 GT and 360 XT UV flatbed printers announced

Océ has announced the Arizona 360 GT and Arizona 360 XT UV flatbed printers with table sizes of 1.25 x 2.5m and 2.5 x 3.05m respectively. Both have Express mode print options which offer speeds of up to 35m2/hr (360 GT) or 36.4m2/hr (360 XT). A new High Definition print mode for fine feature reproduction and perfectly legible text as small as two-points has been added. The new UV curing system delivers more curing power while reducing heat at the surface, improving support for heat-sensitive media. 

EFI announces more newcomers

Another two new large-format printers have been added to EFI’s line up: the Vutek GS3250LX and Rastek R3204.

Arjowiggins Graphic gets Carbon Footprint accreditation

Arjowiggins Graphic has achieved the well-regarded Carbon Footprint Standard. As part of Arjowiggins Graphic’s ongoing commitment to minimising environmental impact, Carbon Footprint was invited to audit the carbon emissions of the UK sales office. The appraisal examined various aspects of the business - from waste recycling to the use of utilities such as gas and electricity. 

Barbieri to show new measurement tool at Fespa Digital 

Barbieri electronic has said it will present new spectrophotometers specially designed for large-format printing applications at Fespa Digital next month.

Avery extends its film range

Avery Dennison is revamping and adding to its Avery Digital Cast Films range. Top of the list is the introduction of Avery DOL Overlaminates, Avery DOL 1460 Gloss and 1480 Matt, which have been formulated to deliver the high levels of conformability demanded by challenging three-dimensional applications. 

Neschen to reveal new display media and textiles at Fespa 2011

At Fespa Digital expect to see various new products from Neschen. New to its Display Graphic Solutions range are a light-blocking print media solvoprint/printlux nolite 360, solvoprint/printlux PP nolite 210 and solvoprint/ printlux nolite 165 as well as solvoprint/printlux citylight superior for light boxes. 

BAF Graphics wins contract for graphics at MediaCityUK

BAF Graphics has won the visual communications contract for the BBC’s new offices at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays. Working in conjunction with fit-out specialist Overbury, BAF will produce and install all graphical and visual communication elements required for the offices which over three buildings with a total of 20 floors. The graphics will cover both wall and glass panelling areas within the office space.

EskoArtwork to showcase design-to-print-to-cut solutions at Fespa Digital 

Hands-on demonstrations of i-cut Suite, ArtiosCAD, Studio and Kongsberg digital cutting tables showing how to eliminate bottlenecks from digital sign and display production will be at the heart of EskoArtwork’s stand at Fespa Digital next month.

Fespa to see substrate additions from Guandong

Guandong Italia will use Fespa 2011 to introduce a number of new substrates to the European market. These include Cotton Canvas and Polyester Canvas (both gloss and matt), suitable for dye-pigment inks and for UV printing. A new full polyester backlight and light stop have been added to its Plastic Collection and a 350 micron magnetic film for digital printing joins the Magnetic Collection. New to the Banner Collection is Intercast.

Millharbour Digital investment halves production times 

Millharbour Digital, based in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire has seen production times fall by over 50% after installing an Acuity Advance HD 2545W with white option from Fujifilm. The digital print supplier, which provides graphics for well-known blue-chip companies, supported its roll-to-roll equipment with the flatbed machine in early January.

Alexander Boyd buys Esko Artwork Kongsberg XP24 

Northern Irish display producer Alexander Boyd bought an Esko Artwork Kongsberg XP24 digital cutting table from Digital Print Innovations (DPI) at Sign and Digital UK. The company augmented its investment with a software package for full control of the machine, which sports a speed of 100m2/hr across a table area of 1.68 x 3.05m for cutting, creasing and milling.

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