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Epson SureColor P-Series and T-Series

A 24-in. SureColor P-Series model and 24- and 36-in SureColor T-Series models are slated to launch later this year.

Epson has announced new compact wide-format SureColor P-Series photo printers and SureColor T-Series technical printers. Both 44-in. presses feature 2.64-in. PrecisionCore printheads and Adobe Embedded Print Engine for processing complicated PDF data.

The SureColor T7770D dual-roll CAD/technical printer features UltraChrome XD3 ink with new red color, automated roll loading, and P-O-P displays.

The SureColor P8570D automated dual-roll production photo press utilizes 6-color UltraChrome Pro6 ink with gray for improved image output, and built-in take-up reel for roll-to-roll printing.

The company reports a 24-in. SureColor P-Series model and 24- and 36-in SureColor T-Series models are slated to launch later this year.

 

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MANUFACTURER: Epson
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Wide-Format Printers


Roland DGA Eco-UV 5 Ink Colors

The new colors join CYMK + gloss + white + primer inks for an extended color.

Roland DGA has expanded its line of Eco-UV 5 ink for VersaUV LEC2 printer/cutters with the addition of red and orange. The new colors join CYMK + gloss + white + primer inks for an extended color gamut compatible with a range of coated and uncoated media, including foil, paper, clear film, and vinyl.

 

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MANUFACTURER: Roland DGA
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Wide Format Printers


Agfa Avinci CX3200 Soft Signage Press

The press is compatible with a variety of polyester-based fabrics, the company reports.

Agfa has launched the Avinci CX3200 roll-to-roll dye sub printer, engineered to print on transfer paper or directly to textiles for soft signage applications. The 126-in. press leverages Kyocera printheads and odorless water-based dye sublimation inks for flexible, outdoor-resistant prints at speeds up to 2906 sq ft/hr. Additional features include an offline calendaring unit designed to fix color after printing, a preheater to limit drying time and reduce set-off, vacuum engineered to keep thin transfer paper free of wrinkles, Asanti workflow software with automated positioning of cutting marks and grommets, automated media transport with pinch rollers, Asanti Storefront web-to-print software, and more.

Applications include banners, wall graphics, P-O-P displays, flags, sportswear, garments, home décor, and more; the press is compatible with a variety of polyester-based fabrics, the company reports.

 

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MANUFACTURER: Agfa Graphics
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Wide-Format Printers
APPLICATION CATEGORY:Digital Textile Printing


EFI Blaze Digital Textile Printer

The 71-in. Reggiani Blaze offers 600 x 1200 dpi prints at speeds up to 410 linear ft/hr.

EFI’s 71-in. Reggiani Blaze entry-level industrial textile printer offers 600 x 1200 dpi prints at speeds up to 410 linear ft/hr. The press features eight 300-dpi dual-channel printheads, printhead crash protective system for extended printhead life, and continuous recirculation ink system with level sensor and degassing. A continuous, switchable belt washing unit is designed to remove water and fabric hairs while an embedded adhesive application device allows users to use thermoplastic, resin, and permanent adhesives. The press is also equipped with intuitive user interface with real-time image processing and flexible queue management, 15.8-in. roll unwinder, expandable shafts, an air gun, and a pneumatic bar for standard fabrics.

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MANUFACTURER: EFI
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Flatbeds + Superwides / Wide-Format Printers
APPLICATION CATEGORY: Outdoor Advertising / Retail and Point-of-Purchase


Aurora Textiles Banner Fabric

Offered in 54- and 60-in. widths.

Aurora Textiles has expanded the Expressions line of printable textiles with the addition of 10-mil, Taffeta-weave Expressions Poly Banner and 15-mil Oxford-weave Expressions Poly Banner Plus. The PVC-free, 100% polyester media are treated with proprietary Expressions Satin coating to enhance opacity and compatible with latex, solvent, eco-solvent, and UV printing technology. The textured fabric is curl free, simple to finish, fray resistant, dimensionally stable, and designed for applications including indoor and outdoor banners, retail soft signage, and more, according to the company. Offered in 54- and 60-in. widths.

 

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MANUFACTURER: Aurora Textiles
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Media + Substrates
APPLICATION CATEGORY: Interior Décor


Senfa Digital Fabric

The media is comprised of 100% recycled fibers and coated with Senfa’s smooth finish technology.

Senfa has announced a number of digitally printable textiles. The company adds Altimis to its Alternative Collection of recycled printable fabrics; the media is comprised of 100% recycled fibers and coated with Senfa’s smooth finish technology which meets fire-retardancy certifications. Positioned as a greener alternative to PVC substrates, Altimis is engineered for UV and dye sub transfer printing of lightbox and backlit applications. Offered in 126-in. widths. Also joining the Alternative Collection made from recycled plastic bottles is Alterra, available in 126-in. widths.

 

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MANUFACTURER: Senfa
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Media + Substrates
APPLICATION CATEGORY: Interior Décor


TVF Tsunami Stretch Media

Applications including retail displays, SEG frame systems, tradeshow graphics, and more.

TVF’s Tsunami stretch print media fabric features a knitted polyester composition for wrinkle resistance, a soft hand, high opacity, stable dimensional stretch, and sharp printed imagery, according to the company. The media is engineered for direct disperse and dye sub heat transfer printing. Applications including retail displays, SEG frame systems, tradeshow graphics, and more. The NFPA 701-1 FR-certified fabric is available in widths up to 126 in.

 

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MANUFACTURER: TVF
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Media + Substrates
APPLICATION CATEGORY: Retail and Point-of-Purchase; Event Signage; Digital Textile Printing


Aslan Recycled Polyester Media

Applications include indoor or outdoor event graphics and P-O-P displays on smooth, flat surfaces.

Aslan has introduced media manufactured from recycled raw materials of post-consumer waste: LoopPet Aslan DRL 19 film and LoopLam Aslan SRL 19 laminate.

LoopPet Aslan DRL 19 is a white film composed of 30% recycled polyester and features Dryapply adhesive technology for bubble-free application and clean removeability, the company reports. The media is compatible with latex and UV-curable inks. LoopLam Aslan SRL 19 clear laminate features 70% recycled polyester composition and is printable with UV-curable and latex inks.

Both 1.9-mil, water-based self-adhesive films are free of solvents, PVC, and VOCs. Applications include indoor or outdoor event graphics and P-O-P displays on smooth, flat surfaces. Offered in 53-in. rolls.

 

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MANUFACTURER: Aslan
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Media + Substrates
APPLICATION CATEGORY: Retail and Point-of-Purchase; Event Signage; Digital Textile Printing


Onyx Graphics 21.1 Software

Features new PDF soft proof and print label functionality.

Onyx Graphics has released version 21.1 of its wide-format RIP and print workflow software with new PDF soft proof and print label functionality. Features include:

  • New PDF Soft Proof workflow enabling RGB soft proofs to be generated on the fly or automated with quick sets
  • Print Label Cut Paths functionality to automate adding cut paths around print labels
  • Ambient light spot measurement options for Onyx Media Manager
  • Custom ICC build options for light source measurement
  • New device support options including transmissive profiling using the X-Rite i1 Pro-3, full support for the Fotoba XLA cutter, and on-demand color device installation.

 

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MANUFACTURER: Onyx Graphics
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Workflow + Software


Mosaica Group Pressroom Cleaner

The non-damaging cleaner is VOC, ammonia, and bleach free with no harsh odors.

The Mosaica Group has added Powerhouse Industrial all-purpose cleaner for degreasing and cleaning prepress and pressroom surfaces. The solution is designed to dissolve ink, grease, and other substances on hard surfaces including vinyl, metal, porcelain, fiberglass, rubber, and some plastics on contact. The non-damaging cleaner is VOC, ammonia, and bleach free with no harsh odors.

 

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MANUFACTURER: Mosaica Group
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Finishing

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