Sign & Digital Graphics

January '19

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74 • January 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 Product Review Next-Generation Hybrid LED Printer EFI, Meredith, New Hampshire, introduces the EFI VUTEk h Series, a 126˝- wide printer series platform built from the ground up to offer higher productivity, print quality, reliability, capability and profits. The series' new, high-velocity 7-picolitre UltraDrop Technology grayscale printhead imaging delivers precision dot placement and consistency. The series offers eight- and optional four-color printing modes plus white, as well as nine-layer print capability in a single pass. In addition, the unit offers maximum throughput of up to 74 boards per hour. The h5 model, which is available direct from EFI or as field upgrade to the h3 model, can produce up to 109 boards per hour. For more information, visit www.efi.com. Mimaki Brings Clear to the UCJV300 Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Georgia, announces the availability of LUS-170 clear ink and Mimaki Clear Control on the UCJV300 Series. Mimaki Clear Control prevents the graphic from being disrupted by contaminants in the uncured ink. This core technology shortens the ink-curing time by processing the clear ink and UV-light radiation simultaneously. It also enables customers to add either a glossy or matte finish to the printed application. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com. Vehicle Wrap Magnet Element Graphics and Design, Mokena, Illinois, introduces MagGripz, a way of holding vinyl onto a vehicle. This new magnet is made with a foldable handle so that it can be slid in your pocket, and, should it get dropped on the ground and accidentally run over by a car, the handle will not break off. It also easily attaches to your torch tank for easy carrying. MagGripz have the same rubber buffer as the MagStrapz and MagBandz to keep your surface safe. It was designed to still have the ability to reposition your vinyl without having to lift it off. The strong 2˝ magnet has 29 lbs of holding power to keep that vinyl in place to get the job done. For information, visit www.magstrapz.com. New Flatbed for Graphics and Décor Ricoh USA, Malvern, Pennsylvania, introduces the RICOH Pro TF6250, a new wide format flatbed printer designed to deliver a broad set of applications for the sign, graphics and décor markets. The RICOH Pro TF6250 puts unmatched productivity within reach for sign shops and commercial printers alike. The unit offers a generous 98.8˝ x 51.5˝ print bed, and print providers who require fast turns will benefit from production speeds, up to 1,391 square feet an hour. Additionally the TF6250 accepts substrates up to 4.3˝ thick. Ink sets are available specifically for improved high adhesion to difficult and uncoated media—but additional ink sets, including one focused on high color gamut and 635 x 1,800 dpi image quality. For information, visit www.ricoh-usa.com. See our ad on page 7 Flatbed Cutters Geared for Textile Market Summa NV, Gistel, Belgium, parent company of Summa America, Beverly, Massachusetts, launches two new sizes of their finishing flatbed systems. The F3232 and F3220 are based on the proven technology of the Summa F Series. The new flatbeds are expected to be ready for shipment in February / April 2019. Within the world of large- format digital printing, most common sizes of textile printers are equipped with a working width of 3.2 m (10´5˝) to be able to print large rolls of textiles. Both new Summa flatbed cutters, the F3232 and F3220, also cover a working width of 3.2 m (10´ 5˝), making them the ideal companion to process common, popular print sizes with utmost ease and accuracy. For information, visit www.summa.eu/en.

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