Roland will also showcase VersaCAMM, VersaUV, VersaArt, and VersaStudio printers and printer/cutters, EGX engravers, GX cutters, and the MPX-90 impact printer.
Mimaki (Booth 2234) will be bringing an impressive portfolio of wide-format printers to this year’s SGIA Expo that will cover almost every printing need. Taking center stage will be the JV400LX Series, the newest latex printer featuring white ink capabilities and lower power consumption for reduced operating costs; and the JV400SUV Series, which combines the durability, and vivid color of solvent printing with the fast drying of UV cured inks.
Also shown will be the TX500-1800DS, a new ultra-fast, direct-to-textile printer capable of printing 1614 sqft/hr. The JFX500-2131, equipped with newly developed print heads, is the latest high-speed, ultra-high quality flatbed from Mimaki. The JFX500-2131 is capable of printing 645 sqft/hr, which is 2.5 times faster than conventional JFX printers. Also being demonstrated will be Mimaki’s versatile, table-top-sized UJF-3042HG. This multi-tasking UV LED flatbed printer is ideal for one-offs, short-run production, and can print directly on virtually anything up to 5.9 inches thick. The UJF-3042HG uses white, clear, and a special primer UV ink for printing on plastics, metals, and glass.
At the 2012 SGIA Expo Fujifilm (Booth 2015) will showcase the new Inca Onset S40i, with many new intelligent features including a zoned bed to boost productivity. The press will also be running a new Fujifilm Uvijet ink optimized for the S40i, which is very flexible and has excellent adhesion for a wide range of applications.
Also on display will be the new Uvistar Pro 8 hybrid grand format press, capable of printing flexible banners as well as POP displays at high speeds. The new Uvistar has 8 switchable ink channels to allow the press to run a lightning fast 2x four-color mode or switch to an eight channel mode in order to utilize light colors in order to improve tonal gradients, flesh tones and transitions to provide greater print detail and further enhance print quality.
The Acuity Series of printers includes the new Acuity Advance Select UV flatbed and the new Acuity LED 1600 hybrid printer. The Acuity Select series includes four, six, or eight channels including Uvijet white and clear ink for printing special effects. The Acuity LED 1600 offers a Uvijet eight color ink system also including white and clear inks with a proprietary LED curing system.
Epson (Booth 2359) is showcasing a new line of large-format color printers designed to meet the specific requirements of today’s engineering and scientific professionals—the EPSON SureColor T3000, T5000, and T7000. On display at SGIA, the EPSON SureColor T-Series marks Epson’s entry into the technical printing market and is designed to offer architects, engineers, and GIS professionals unprecedented levels of precision, performance, and value.
Built from the ground up using all-Epson engineering, the EPSON SureColor T-Series delivers extremely precise line accuracy with resolutions up to 2880x1440 dpi at speeds that are one of the fastest in its class. Featuring Epson’s latest ink technology, EPSON UltraChrome XD pigment ink, delivering brilliant color and crisp lines on virtually any paper type as well as being truly archival, and extremely smudge and water-resistant. For added flexibility, UltraChrome XD ink is available in 110 ml, 350 ml, and a high-capacity 700 ml size to best fit printing needs.
The EPSON SureColor T-Series will be available in 24-, 36-, and 44-inch maximum printer widths this fall 2012 through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers for a list price of $2,995, $3,995, and $4,995, respectively.
MTL Print (Booth 3493) is showcasing the NUR Star (formerly Meital 304D) at SGIA. A robust and industrial grade wide format digital flatbed, the NUR Star delivers high quality and high throughput (2700 sqft/hr) for POP, display, packaging, and more; all at the lowest cost per square foot. With built-in variable dot size print technology, the four-color NUR Star achieves quality greater than six-color systems, and with lower ink consumption.