PriscoDigital to Show Real-world Workflows at GRAPH EXPO

The PriscoDigital division of Printers' Service (Prisco) will be conducting continuous end-to-end workflow demonstrations on various rigid media, utilizing technologies from HP Scitex, EskoArtwork and Caldera. PriscoDigital will manufacture a wide range of products to show the productivity and versatility of the workflow, LIVE at Graph Expo 2011, Booth #20, Chicago, September 11–14, 2011.

According to Eric Gutwillig, VP of Marketing, "we are striving to demonstrate that integrating wide-format inkjet technologies within a traditional offset printing manufacturing environment can be easy and seamless. PriscoDigital offers turn-key workflow solutions that allow commercial and packaging printers to capture new business opportunities from within their existing customer base. Inkjet systems can cost-effectively produce diverse applications such as short-run packaging, product mock-ups, point-of-purchase displays or promotional items. Since we are the exclusive Elite 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 excited to demonstrate the wide range of products that commercial and packaging printers can produce utilizing state-of-the-art 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, ripped though the Caldera RIP, where color management also takes place and then printed utilizing the HP Scitex FB700. Printed images comprised of intricate shapes will be cut from the media utilizing Esko's Kongsberg i-XL24 automated cutting system. The i-XL24 processes the image files through i-cut Vision Pro software which calculates the cutting position information that drives the cutting heads.

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 inches (250 cm) wide. The printer offers high productivity and incredible image quality, with a resolution up to 1200 x 600 dpi and a production speed up to 861 sqft/hr. This extremely economical system has a white ink option, can do double-sided prints, fullbleeds and images with variable gloss levels which will allow you to meet almost any customer demand.

The Kongsberg i-XL24 from EskoArtwork is a flat bed automated cutting and routing system that combines productivity with versatility and precise registration. The i-XL24 comes standard with multiple cutting and routing tools specifically designed to produce signs, displays and short-run packaging. This gives you the combination you need to finish any media up to 69x135 inches (63.7x120 inch cutting area) from papers, styrene, PVC and foam boards to the most demanding applications such as acrylics and environmental boards. i-cut Suite dramatically increases productivity by automating and standardizing preflight, editing and layout of graphic files.

Caldera GrandRIP+ software is a fast, flexible and powerful production workflow dedicated to wide and super-wide format print and print-to-cut applications. The GrandRIP+ software platform incorporates the latest developments in color management, spot color support, screening techniques and unique finishing-oriented features such as tiling, nesting, and eyelet positioning, stitching and folding marks. The GrandRIP+ is an excellent companion to our HP Scitex wide format line.