Chief Media launched an innovative product at Printex, a framed sign that turns into a mirror when approached by a person.
Hexis will present an all new line of cast vinyl films together with HexPress adhesive technology for vehicle wraps and fleet graphics.
After the popularity of the 2006 MACtac accredited vehicle applicator course Celmac in conjunction with MACtac are offering the course again in 2007. The course will be held in Melbourne and Sydney for 2 days respectively. Robin Boes from Europe will be holding the 2 day courses, imparting his expert knowledge on this very sought after industry skill. If you are interested dont hesitate as numbers are strictly limited.
Celmac have launched a special offer to the large format digital printing industry.
HumanEyes Technologies launched its new LensFree lenticular technology on the stand of its Australian distribution partner, leading systems integrator, Fujifilm Sericol Australia at PrintEx 2007.
There were several winners at the prestigeous National Print Awards that should be of interest to the wide format sector, including the new category 'Art Reproduction'.
It was announced at Printex that as of 1st June, Anitech will take over the sales and support of the HP Scitex Vision range of wide format industrial printers.
The Acuity HD 2504 is a 48 x 96-in. flatbed that can accommodate substrates as thick as 1.89 in. and features a zoned vacuum table, which stays stationary as the heads move over it to print. An optional roll to roll module will be available in late 2007. Fujifilm Sericol Australia advised www.wideformatonline.com that no decision had been reached as yet whether to bring the new Vybrant roll to roll solvent machines to Australia.
Celmac will have on display at Printex their new Flatrunner, which they claim is generating a lot of interest due to its very competitve price and comparative specifications.
The Jeti 3324 UVRTR utilises 24 Spectra heads and utilises environmentally friendly UV curable inks to produce the fastest output of any UV roll to roll grand-format printer on the market today.
A new report by IT Strategies shows huge growth for textile printers. The report states, the digital printing of textiles has been going on since the mid 90s with electrostatic (e-stat) and inkjet printers, either by direct printing (in the case of inkjet) and via dye sublimation transfer (inkjet and e-stat). Today advances in inkjet printers, e.g., direct to fabric sublimation printers, combined with growth in textile applications such as soft signage and apparel are driving the market for digital textile printing.
SGIA.org's recent facelift went deeper than a fresh colour and new eye-popping graphics on the home page: The Web site has been reorganised to showcase its role as the premiere US news authority for the specialty imaging community. http://www.sgia.org
New Zealands top apprentices were recognised as part of the recent New Zealand Sign and Display Awards ceremony in Invercargill.
A new company and a new product will be on display at the upcoming Gold Coast and Sydney Visual Impact/Image Expos Sign Shows. The Gold Coast show is taking place at the Gold Coast Exhibition Centre from the 11th to the 12th of May whilst the Sydney show runs from 18th - 21st July at Darling Harbour.
Inca Digital Printers has announced the launch of the Inca Onset. which can handle a print sizes of up to 3.2 x 1.5m (10.5x 5 ft) and achieving production throughput of 500 sq m/hr (5382 sq ft /hr), the automated Inca Onset delivers a 100+ full bed sheets an hour.
Enhancements to digital color imaging system create brighter, softer images on cotton garments.
Totally integrated within the RIP, Calderas CostView option enables production calculation and the set-up of a pricing policy, from printing to finishing, including transport costs, logistics and all overhead costs.
The Roland AdvancedJET AJ-1000 104 grand-format inkjet printer has won the prestigious European Digital Press Association EDP Award for innovation in the Wide-Format Inkjet Printers up to 2.5m category.
Raster Printers introduced its Daytona T600UV, a 60 inch by 48 inch (152 cm X 122 cm) Flatbed UV printer.
ColourProcess have been appointed as partners and Australian resellers of world-leading automation software from Callas Software and Gradual Software. PDF workflows can now automate tasks that until now have been manual and time consuming.
The product carries enhanced 50µm cast vinyl film with the proven solvent-based adhesive and 137g/m² Kraft liner also used in their high performance line. Because of its extreme flexibility and conformability this cast vinyl film is particularly recommended for long term applications on complex and compound curved surfaces and for vehicle full wraps. It features an outdoor durability of up to 10 years and is thus the ideal high end solution for difficult curved substrates and rivets and all substrates with long life cycles.