3. Roland SOLJET XF-640
Roland’s SOLJET XF-640 64-inch printer is engineered to maximize print speed and output without sacrificing image quality. The XF-640’s mirrored print head configuration with dual CMYK allows consistent color reproduction across the largest prints, even at top speed. Roland Intelligent Pass Control precisely controls dot placement during passes for images with virtually no banding. Durable construction and specialized mechanical systems contribute to the XF-640’s ability to create high quality prints. The strength and rigidity of this printer’s rail and frame ensure precise print head movement and maximum ink droplet accuracy, while sixteen pinch rollers and a new grit roller architecture provide trouble-free media feeding during unattended production runs. Roland has also equipped the XF-640 with a new take-up system built to expedite production and increase stability.
4. HP Scitex FB7600/FB7500 Enhanced Color Pack upgrade for the HP Scitex FB7600 Industrial Press
The HP Scitex FB7600/FB7500 Enhanced Color Pack upgrade for the HP Scitex FB7600 Industrial Press provides a scalable ink option to better meet client color needs. Offering a six-, seven- or eight-color configuration, the first inks available for the color pack are the HP FB225 Orange and Light Black Scitex Inks. HP FB225 Orange Scitex Ink provides a broader gamut for vivid colors with more realistic skin tones and improved spot matching for brand colors with increased analog-to-digital consistency. HP FB225 Light Black Scitex Ink creates smoother gray solids and improves neutrality. This ink can be added to the press’ six process colors, allowing PSPs to enhance image quality and achieve higher productivity.
5. Seiko Jetrix 1212FK flatbed UV printer
Seiko Instruments USA launched a high-speed, high-resolution UV Flatbed printer called the Jetrix 1212FK. It is a medium-format, 4x4-foot flatbed printer. It includes six high resolution Konica 1024 print heads featuring 1,024 nozzles that can print up to 284 sfph (26 m2ph) at 1200 dpi with small 6 picoliter drop sizes. It includes full three layer white capability and offers an extremely strong and flat steel flatbed.
Jetrix printers are manufactured by Inktec Technology & Vision of Seoul, Korea, and have a long reputation of developing quality inks and printers over the last 7 years. Inktec and Seiko Instruments have a history of partnership; Jetrix printers have been sold by Seiko I Infotech, Inc. in Japan for the last two years. Jetrix printers are well designed UV flatbeds with quality, tested components that are built for years of high volume printing.
6. Mutoh ValueJet 1617H
Mutoh launched the new ValueJet 1617H 64" hybrid printer at ISA. It prints on both rigid and roll substrates with CMYK plus white ink. It is suitable for any sign shop looking to expand applications, increase production and save floor space. It can be used to print packaging prototypes, trade show graphics, POP signage, vehicle wraps and indoor and outdoor signage.
7. Mimaki UJV500 160
Mimaki USA, Inc. introduced the new UV curable inkjet printer UJV500 160 which attains a maximum print speed of 645 sqft/hr and supports LED UV lamps. The UJV500 160 is available with LUS 150 inks / LUS 200 3M inks in early summer with MCS.
The UJV500 160 employs a new LUS 200 UV ink which has been jointly developed with 3M. When applied onto 3M media, and installed using 3M guidelines, this ink carries the 3M MCS Warranty. This warranty covers fading, cracking, peeling and other aspects of graphic performance. The LUS 200 ink is ideal for applications with curved surfaces such as vehicle wraps and fleet graphics where stretching could crack other inks. The unprecedented productivity, the comprehensive 3M MCS Warranty, and the wide media compatibility open up new possibilities in the inkjet signage industry.
8. Permovable Outdoor Graphic Film