3M Vehicle Wrap Film
Highly conformable vinyl and overlaminate, the company reports.
3M has revealed 3M Print Wrap Film IJ280 and 3M Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8428G for commercial vehicle applications. Print Wrap Film IJ280 offers 3M Complyv4 Air Release for smooth application and a proprietary solvent acrylic adhesive engineered for optimized initial tack, slide, and repositionability, according to the company. The film is engineered to conform with less heat and remove cleanly.
Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8428G is a transparent, 1.2-mil cast overlaminate designed for enhanced UV durability, clarity, and lifting resistance, plus a gloss finish for a “wet paint” look. The media is said to offer high conformability for compound curves and deep recesses. The products are available in widths from 30 to 60 in.
Epson SureColor F-Series Dye Sub Printers
Engineered with features including 1.33-in. PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead with Nozzle Verification Technology (NVT).
Epson has expanded the SureColor F-Series of dye sublimation printers with the addition of the 44-in. SureColor F6470H and SureColor F6470 dye sub transfer presses. The 4-color SureColor F6470 reaches print speeds of 821 sq ft/hr for applications such as promotional and personalized products, apparel, interior décor, soft signage, and more. The SureColor F6470H offers 6-color configuration options (CMYKcm, CMYKOG, or CMYK + fluorescent pink + fluorescent yellow) and max print speeds of 400 sq ft/hr for applications including photographic panels, flags, banners, and more.
Replacing the SureColor F6370, the new printers are engineered with features including 1.33-in. PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead with Nozzle Verification Technology (NVT) for consistent print quality; integrated ink pack system with 1.6-L UltraChrome DS Ink packs; 4.3-in. touchscreen control panel; accessible maintenance area; integrated cutter for roll-to-sheet applications; media take-up reel system for unattended printing; Epson Edge Print workflow software with Adobe PDF Print Engine; compatibility with Universal, Rigid Photo Optimized, Adhesive Textile, and Multipurpose Epson DS Transfer Paper; and Epson Cloud Solution Port for live production monitoring.
EFI Fabrivu 340i+ Soft Signage Printer
Engineered for direct printing onto fabric and inline sublimating.
EFI’s 133-in. Vutek Fabrivu 340i+ soft signage dye sub printer is engineered for direct printing onto fabric and inline sublimating a range of polyester-based substrates. The printer images polyester substrates up to 133 in. wide. Outdoor print mode reaches print speeds up to 5172 sq ft/hr and max. resolution reaches 2400 dpi.
Additional features include ink recovery system, three-level grayscale printing, eight printheads in a CMYKx2 configuration, automated printhead cleaning and capping station, and more.
Kornit Atlas Max Poly Press
Engineered for on-demand polyester production reaching speeds of 90 garments/hr.
Kornit has expanded the Atlas Max line with the addition of Kornit Atlas Max Poly printer, engineered for on-demand polyester production reaching speeds of 90 garments/hr. Designed to overcome polyester decoration challenges and minimize dye migration with Kornit ProGuard, the press images photorealistic and semi gradient images on dark garments including polyester, cotton, Lycra, and polyester blends for such applications as recreational sportswear, team apparel, and fanwear/branded sports gear. With a print area of 23.5 x 35 in. and CMYK + white + 2 neon ink channels, the press offers features including:
- Wash-and-wipe system
- Up to 1200-dpi resolution
- Q.fix fixation solution for improved durability
- QualiSet autonomous calibration technology
Kornit XDi technology for 3D decorative applications that include threadless embroidery, vinyl, dye sublimation, high-density, and screen-printing effects.
Roland DGA TrueVis Series Expansion
Adds six new inkjets to series.
Roland DGA has expanded the TrueVis series of wide-format eco-solvent printers with the addition of six new inkjet presses, including resin and UV models. All models are equipped with VersaWorks 6 RIP software and Roland DG Connect app.
The 64-in., 4-color TrueVIS AP-640 resin printer offers quick drying, environmentally friendly, Greenguard Gold-certified, water-based TrueVis TA Resin Ink and TA optimizer; dual staggered printheads; True Rich Color 3 preset; variable dot control technology; 7-in. full-color touch panel; high-productivity drying unit; automated gap adjustment; and more. Applications include wall décor, indoor signs, retail displays, stickers and decals, banners and posters, vehicle wraps, flags, textiles, and more utilizing substrates such as vinyl, paper, film, fabrics, and uncoated PVC.
The LG series of UV-LED printer/cutters includes the 30-in. LG-300, 54-in. LG-540, and 64-in. LG-640. The presses include features such as integrated adjustable take-up unit, simple media calibration with optical registration technology, high-speed print mode, 7-in. touchscreen control panel, staggered printheads, max. 1200 dpi output, and Greenguard Gold-certified Eco-UV inks available in seven configurations in up to 8 colors (CMYKO + red + white + gloss) and primer.
The MG series offers 30-in. MG-300 and 64-in. MG-640 printer/cutters, equipped with Greenguard Gold-certified Eco-UV EUV5 inks offered in eight configurations with up to 8 colors (CMYKO + red + white + gloss) + primer + decal release primer. Optional take-up unit allows for unattended printing, optional ET-64/30 extension table enables printing onto semi-rigid cardstock, and optional TB-30 tension bar adds stability when imaging thin films/media.
The LG and MG series leverage features including HD output, specialty printing for textures and effects, high-density white ink, and broad media compatibility for applications such as backlit graphics, window displays, stickers and labels, packaging prototypes, signage, P-O-P displays, fine art prints, and more.
Flexcon Holographic Metallized Vinyl
Self-adhesive film for specialty applications.
Flexcon’s Prismcal self-adhesive, holographic metallized vinyl films offer unique graphic effects with light refraction and movement for applications including stickers and decals, signage, and P-O-P displays. The 2.6-mil rigid media with permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive is backed with a 94# liner with layflat qualities and backside printability, is compatible with wide-format UV inkjet printers, and offers two years of outdoor durability. Available in 54-in. widths in four patterns: Rainbow, ¼-in. Mosaic, Kaleidoscope, and Design #510.
Fiery Pro Vehicle Outlines 2023
Updated vehicle templates for wraps.
Fiery has launched new and updated vehicle templates in Pro Vehicle Outlines 2023. The database provides more than 19500 vehicle templates hand-measured to within ¼ in. accuracy for wrap design and estimates/proofs, according to the company. New and redesigned models include Ford Lightning, GMC Sierra, Ford F600, Toyota Tundra, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Jeep Wagoneer, and Dodge Durango. Pro Vehicle Outlines 2023 features an online library, refreshed website, and updated e-store for simple and quick template access that can be downloaded, edited, and used to design wraps in a variety of illustration programs. The service can also be integrated with Fiery PVO WrapUp quote app.
Mox Cloud-Based Product Content Tool
Merges project management, digital proofing, and DAM in one application.
Esko has revealed Mox, a cloud-based tool combining project management, digital proofing, and DAM for marketers, packaging and project managers, and creatives on small teams and growing businesses. The scalable software offers tools for collaborating with internal and external contributors and real-time feedback, revision, and approval with automated notifications. Additional features include workflow templates, tracking and auditing capabilities, advanced proofing tools including visual comparison and deep zoom, digital asset management, and permissions and roles management.
Mutoh Wide-Format Eco-Solvent Press
Features i-screen technology for reduced banding.
Mutoh has unveiled the 64-in. XpertJet 1682SR Pro eco-solvent printer, leveraging dual-staggered AccuFine printheads and Mutoh i-screen technology for fast and smooth output with reduced banding, according to the company. Additional features include:
- Dropmaster 2 automated bidirectional alignment calibration
- Feed Master sensor for automated media feed adjustments
- Nozzle Area Select to temporarily turn off clocked print nozzles to reduce downtime (can be paired with optional Automatic Nozzle Detection Unit)
- Media Tracker barcode for roll remainder tracking
- Four-stage head height adjustment and multi-stage pressure rollers for imaging a variety of substrates
- Updated media flanges and media feeding mechanism for loading and page feed
- Updated front dryer system for improved ink dry times
- Mutoh VerteLith genuine RIP software, FlexiDesigner Mutoh Edition 21 software, and Mutoh Status Monitor companion software
The press is compatible with Mutoh MS41 UL Greenguard Gold-Certified Eco-Solvent ink, enabling output to be used in areas including daycares, hospitals, and schools. Applications include wraps, wallcoverings, retail displays, indoor/outdoor signage, event graphics, and more.
HP Production Matte Canvas
Sharp detail, accurate color, and REACH compliance.
Intended for wall graphics and custom décor for business, hospitality, retail, and other applications, this new 2-over-1 weave matte canvas is said to print “sharp detail and accurate color.” Features include a bright white polyester canvas base and a lightly textured matte finish. The product is REACH-compliant and compatible with a variety of liquid laminates.
Monadnock Paper Mills Blockout Poster
100% opaque poster stock made with 100% post-consumer waste recycled fiber.
Monadnock Paper Mills has unveiled Ultrahide PC 100 Blockout Poster engineered for 100% opacity. According to the company, the blockout poster stock is Forest Stewardship Council certified, composed of 100% post-consumer waste recycled fiber, and curbside recyclable. Designed for indoor P-O-P displays, hanging signs, banners, and event signage applications, the media offers high performance in varying moisture conditions, compatibility with latex and UV inkjet presses, and a bright white, uncoated printing surface. Available in 24 x 36-in. sheets.
Kongsberg I-Cut Production Console Version 2.6
Integrated software designed to streamline production.
Kongsberg has launched iPC (i-cut Production Console) version 2.6 integrated software for digital cutters. New features include:
- iPC Prep Station, a standalone, offline tool for preproduction files and job preparation.
- Upgraded iPC job list with job sorting, new exporting and history viewing options, and additional reports for order and finishing departments.
- Updated batch production for producing jobs in sequence.
- Real-time open job estimation as modifications are made.
- Mouse-hover print preview for JDF files.
- Windows 11 support connectivity.
Kongsberg Connect Hub v1.0 internal data management system for enhanced third-party software connectivity.
Mimaki Direct-to-film Inkjet
Offers an integrated ink circulation system and degassed ink pack design.
Mimaki has announced its first DTF inkjet printer, the 31.5-in. TxF150-75. DTF printing involves printing the design on a transfer film, sprinkling hot-melt power on the transfer, heating and drying the graphic to form a transferable ink layer, and transferring to fabric with a heat press. Based on the existing 150 Series, the new press offers a built-in ink circulation system and degassed ink pack design engineered to prevent common DTF issues such as poor ink ejection and white ink clogging, according to the company. Additional features include a nozzle check unit, nozzle recovery system, RasterLink7 RIP software, and new PHT50 Oeko-Tex Eco Passport-certified water-based heat transfer pigment inks in CMYK + white. The TxF150-75 offers full-color printing on a variety of light or dark fabrics for applications including custom merchandise, sportswear, and apparel decoration.
Printvinyl Scored Print Media
New Printvinyl Scored wide-format print media features an easy-to-remove scored liner for creating decals, product stickers, packaging labels, and more. The precision-scored liner, with a 1.25” spacing on a 60” roll, guarantees a seamless and hassle-free removal process.
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