Sign & Digital Graphics

February '19

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74 • February 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Product Review Next Generation RIP with APPE 5 Onyx Graphics, Salt Lake City, Utah, announces the debut of ONYX 18.5 soft- ware. Following the successful release of ONYX 18 that ushered in new technologies for color accuracy, consistency and confor- mance to standards that can be validated to customers, ONYX 18.5 achieves another first for the wide-format print industry being the first RIP solution with the Adobe PDF Print Engine 5 (APPE 5.1). This new version release with APPE 5.1 includes the latest technological advances such as support for PDF 2.0 features including black-point compensa- tion. It also features new spot color tools for greater accuracy and vibrancy, enhanced iccMAX compatibility, and new Quick Set application library management to get to sellable prints faster. For information, visit www.onyxgfx.com. Flatbed Cutter Colex Finishing, Elmwood Park, New Jersey, now offers the Sharpcut Flatbed Cutter System in 5´ x 5´, 5´ x 10´, 10´ x 5´, and 10´ x 10´ mod- els offering speed, versatility and price for the perfect combination. The Sharpcut offers a triple interchangeable tool head station that selects the proper tool for the job and an energy efficient six-zone vacuum system with Colex Cut Center Vision Registration System. New tools options are available including a 5HP router upgrade, laser add-on, Heavy Duty Motorized Textile/Fabric Knife and a new motorized catch basket available on all Sharpcut Conveyor models to collect finished cut media. For information, visit www.colex.com. See our ad on page 69 Direct Print Fabric Line Fisher Textiles, Indian Trail, North Carolina, announces its new- est fabric line, F7 Certified Fabrics, specially designed for direct print. These fabrics undergo a comprehensive manufacturing process to ensure reliability and consistency on every roll. The lineup includes soft knit, heavy knit, stretch and flag fabrics to accommodate a wide range of applications. F7 Certified Fabrics are made with a multi-chemical treatment process dialed-in for thorough and consistent application to facili- tate outstanding print quality and control of ink migration. These fabrics have a color purity system with a verified white point on every lot. Specialized manufacturing equipment ensures 100% accurate digital defect scanning and fab- ric form balancing for consistent weight and construction. For information, visit www.fishertextiles.com. LED Curing Lamp Ushio America, Inc., Cypress, California, intro- duces two new UV (365nm) and UVV (405nm) Spot Cure LED light sources to its Midori prod- uct line. The ULB-50sc series LED light sources are premier fiber-optic light delivered illumi- nators intended for spot curing of adhesives or coating applications where benchtop space is a premium. This feature-rich solid-state light source is extremely compact, energy efficient and easy to use, and it surpasses most existing lamp-based system processes for cost-effective photo-curing solutions. The versatile programming features and inherent narrow spectral bandwidth are combined with true-output irradiance is one of many unique features of our light source design for demanding UV spot curing applications. For information, visit www.ushio.com. Flat-Cut Mounting Template Gemini, Cannon Falls, Minnesota, launches its new, improved mounting patterns for flat-cut metal signage. Perfect Pattern is computer- generated and calibrated to Gemini's production equipment, assuring exact hole locations and interchangeability. In addition, the pattern is printed on Tyvek, making it resistant to tears and the weather. Gemini's partners are able to pre- order patterns ahead of time to allow for pre-work on-site for large scope installations. The printed legend with instructions is an easy guide to a perfect installation, every time. For informa- tion, visit www.geminisignproducts.com. See our ad on page 76 Backlit Fabric Beaver Paper, Atlanta, Georgia, announces the launch of its new Backlit 75 display fabric. The backlit fabric garnered immediate industry buzz, attendees noting its impressive qual- ity and capabilities. Beaver Paper began development of the Backlit 75 over two years ago, the resulting product addressing several concerns consumers have with other backlit fabrics on the market. Backlit 75 is the newest addition to Beaver Paper's TexStyles graphic fabric line. The TexStyles line includes several superior quality dye-sublimation and direct to fabric tex- tiles. For information, visit www.beaverpaper.com. SDG

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