PriscoDigital to Show Real-world Wide-Format Inkjet Workflows For Commercial and Packaging Printers at Print ‘13

PriscoDigital LLC (Booth 3502) will be conducting continuous end-to-end workflow demonstrations on various rigid media, utilizing the Kongsberg XN Automatic Cutting System from Esko. In addition, a flexible media workflow suited for commercial printers will also be running live. Also of particular note is PriscoDigital’s introduction of HP Latex Media, inkjet media from Kodak, and various media finishing solutions into their customer offering.

According to Eric Gutwillig, VP of Marketing, “we are striving to demonstrate that integrating wide-format inkjet technologies within a traditional offset manufacturing environment can be easy and seamless. PriscoDigital offers turnkey workflow solutions that allow commercial and packaging printers to capture new business opportunities from within their existing customer base. Wide-format printers can cost-effectively produce diverse applications such as short-run packaging, product mock-ups, POP displays, or promotional items. Since we are the exclusive channel partner of HP Scitex for the large industrial systems within the commercial offset segment, we are able to offer our customers leading-edge wide- format technologies.”

PriscoDigital is demonstrating the wide range of products that commercial and packaging printers can produce utilizing high-speed production equipment and optimized software from HP Scitex, Caldera, and EskoArtwork. For the demo, prepared files are processed through EskoArtwork i-cut suite software, RIPed though the Caldera RIP, where color management also takes place, and then printed on the HP Scitex FB700. Images comprised of intricate shapes will be cut from the media utilizing Esko’s Kongsberg XN automated cutting system. The XN processes the image files through i-cut Vision Pro software, which calculates the cutting position information that drives the cutting heads.

For flexible media applications, PriscoDigital will demonstrate the HP Latex 850 Inkjet system. This press proves that eco-friendly inkjet printing is within reach of every commercial printer. A company can easily integrate the Latex 850 into their existing workflow and produce the outdoor and indoor banners, point-of-purchase signage and other displays their customers are asking for. A commercial printer can also expand their product portfolio to offer customers other printed products never dreamed of before.

PriscoDigital is now offering new media options to our customers from Kodak and HP. Kodak is well known as a premier manufacturer of media for a variety of prepress proofing and high-end inkjet applications. PriscoDigital is also proud to offer the perfect complement, our HP Latex printer line, HP Latex Media. Information on the entire assortment of roll media for decal through poster applications will be available at our booth.


About the products

The HP Scitex FB700 is a hybrid UV six-color wide-format inkjet printing system capable of handling a wide variety of rigid or flexible media up to 98.4" wide. The printer offers high productivity and incredible image quality, with a resolution up to 1200x600 dpi and a production speed up to 861 sqft/hr. This system has a white ink option, can do double-sided prints, full-bleeds, and images with variable gloss levels that will allow you to meet almost any customer demand.

The Kongsberg XN from EskoArtwork is a flatbed automated cutting and routing system that combines productivity with versatility and precise registration. The XN comes standard with multiple cutting and routing tools designed to produce signs, displays, and short-run packaging. This gives you the combination you need to finish any media up to 69x135" from papers, styrene, PVC, and foam boards to acrylics and environmental boards. i-cut Suite increases productivity by automating and standardizing preflight, editing, and layout of graphic files

Caldera GrandRIP+ software is a powerful production workflow dedicated to wide- and superwide-format print and print-to-cut applications. The GrandRIP+ software platform incorporates the latest developments in color management, spot color support, screening techniques, and finishing-oriented features such as tiling, nesting, eyelet positioning, stitching, and folding marks.

The HP Latex 850 is a wide-format inkjet printing system utilizing HP’s latex ink technology. Products for indoor and outdoor applications may be produced on a single device with minimal environmental impact. The printer will handle a wide range of flexible paper, plastic, and fabric media up to 126" in width.