Sign & Digital Graphics

September '18

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72 • September 2018 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S SPECIALTY IMAGING DIGITAL GRAPHICS label workflows can adopt the 32-inch UCJV300-75 and the 54-inch UCJV300- 130 as an example. "Both machines use the same ink set, however the smaller unit can be configured with white since narrow media tends to come in more varieties than white. Then the larger width unit can be configured with four colors for faster production of banners, as an example, all while having a con- sistency between the two. This makes managing expectations easier, and we see PSPs leveraging this type of setup to enhance their offerings." He says the JV Series, UCJV Series, JFX Series, and UJF Series are being used by shops to produce labels, decals, banners, vehicle wraps, packaging prototyping, etc. High Quality in a Small Footprint Maharaj at Primera says it is worth noting that today's digital technologies can produce the highest-quality labels for customers. "Minimum resolution these days is 1200 dpi and labels can be pro- duced at up to 4800 dpi. This helps small business customers make their products look as good as major brands, helping them to sell more." She says most shops are using the printers for what she calls "prime labels" —the labels that go directly onto prod- ucts, usually a box or a jar or a bottle. "Those jobs typically use dye-based inks for the most vibrant colors. Also, with our newest pigment inks and sub- strates the types of jobs produced can now include outdoor-durable decals, bumper stickers (for schools, political parties, etc.) as well as products that spend a lot of time in the sun," she explains. "Truth be known, all of our desk- top printers are being used for these applications. LX500 takes on the entry- level market and utilizes dye ink, while LX2000 is a more robust printer that offers GHS-compliant labels due to its durable pigment ink. The LX910 uses both ink types," she concludes. SDG (Image courtesy of Roland DGA) (Image courtesy of Roland DGA) (Image courtesy of Roland DGA)

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