Archive for September, 2010

Screen launches ultra high-speed Truepress Jet520ZZ

Printing at 175,000 pages/hr the new Screen Truepress Jet520ZZ targets high-volume transactional, direct mail, newspaper and book applications

Screen, the print on demand and imaging specialist, announces the launch of the ultra high-throughput Truepress Jet520ZZ printing system. The flagship of the Truepress Jet520 series, the new system is capable of high quality, variable colour printing at 220 m/min, equivalent to 175,000 A4 pages per hour.

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Tecnargilla, 27th September – 1st October, Rimini, Italy


•    CretaPrint, Kerajet, Projecta, Intesa and TecnoFerrari show latest inkjet printers featuring Xaar 1001 printheads
•    Ferro, Itaca, Chimigraf and Colorobbia present Xaar-approved inks for ceramic tiles
•    Xaar sponsors first Tecnargilla Design Award

27th September 2010 – Several leading manufacturers show innovative inkjet printers using Xaar printheads at Tecnargilla (27th September – 1st October 2010). Xaar’s OEMs: CretaPrint, Kerajet, Projecta, Intesa and TecnoFerrari are all demonstrating the quality, flexibility and creative potential of their latest inkjet printers at the event. In addition Xaar’s ink partners, including Ferro, Esmalglass-Itaca, Chimigraf and Colorobbia, all present their range of inks certified for use with the Xaar 1001 printhead.

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Inca Digital boosts Onset S20 production speed to reach 310 Sqm/Hr

23rd September 2010 – Inca Digital has increased the output of its wide format Inca Onset S20 flatbed printer to 310 sqm/hr. The Onset S20 has undergone two speed upgrades since its launch last year to give an overall 24 per cent performance boost: new automation introduced in June gave the first improvement, while the new print mode announced today adds a further 15per cent.

While this new faster print mode may not be suitable for the most demanding images, tests have shown that it will be suitable for a variety of everyday files. The printer’s new high-speed mode enables users to print high-volume graphics at 310 sqm/hr, equivalent to 62 full beds per hour. This mode has been introduced in response to users’ requirements for even higher levels of ultra-fast display graphics production.

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New large format printers combine colour accuracy with high productivity

Features in-line SpectroProofer for calibrated proofs & display graphics

21 September 2010 – Epson® today launches two large format printers which offer an ideal combination of accurate colour reproduction with unbeatable productivity. The 24-inch Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and the 44-inch Epson Stylus Pro 9890 have been designed to help the proofing and display graphics markets create accurate prints at high speed.

Using Epson’s 8-colour UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta inkset in combination with the TFP print head for enhanced dot quality and crisp, clear images, means both printers produce top-quality results. They achieve one of the highest colour gamuts on the market with consistently smooth gradations, ideal for the perfect reproduction of challenging skin tones and detailed textures. Three densities of black, comprising a standard photo or matte black (selected automatically depending on the media) plus a light black and light light black, create a perfect tonal range.

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New 17-inch printer achieves 98% PANTONE1 coverage

Offering remote proofing capabilities and automated colour accuracy with a super-wide colour gamut

21 September 2010 – Epson® launches the Stylus Pro 4900 – a 17-inch production printer setting new standards in colour precision for the proofing market. Delivering the best print quality for pre-press, packaging and design, the printer boasts outstanding colour consistency and accurate colour matching, and can reproduce 98 percent of all PANTONE®1 colours. Its high level of automation and robust mechanism make the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 a highly productive workhorse for any proofing environment.

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Dubsat acquires Vio Worldwide

Extending Omnilab Media’s global media reach into the USA and Europe

Sydney, 14th September 2010: Dubsat, Omnilab Media’s Australian-based cross media asset management and distributed advertising and entertainment content company, today announced the acquisition of London headquartered Vio Worldwide.

The acquisition unites two successful companies to provide integrated global cross media services for corporations, advertising agencies, production companies, broadcasters, and online/print publishers. Dubsat is part of the Aus $100+ million turnover Omnilab Media group that specialises in managing and delivering rich media content for the advertising and entertainment industries. Dubsat develops and provides Websend, the core technology driving Vio’s successful online AdSEND service.

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EskoArtwork, Sun Chemical and GMG join forces to deliver integrated spot color workflow for labels and packaging

SmartColour™ ensures consistent brand color in prepress and proofing.

Tuebingen (September 14, 2010) – GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, today announced that its partnership with Sun Chemical is extended to further integrate access to the Sun Chemical SmartColour™ database in a workflow where EskoArtwork pre-production tools and GMG proofing solutions are combined. This collaboration among three industry leaders offers a deeper, more integrated end-to-end color workflow in the label and packaging industries.

SmartColour, a database of real ink-on-substrate color results, including leading brand-owner color specifications, saves time and money by eliminating the need to fingerprint spot colors on production presses in order to obtain accurate color results on proof. The EskoArtwork Color Engine connects to the SmartColour database and manages SmartColour ink information, using the full spectral ink profile data to calculate spot color overprints. Under the new partnership, GMG will integrate the EskoArtwork technology to connect its ColorProof proofing solution to the SmartColour Engine.

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Inca Digital appoints business development manager

Company explores wider opportunities for digital inkjet

1st September 2010– Inca Digital, a manufacturer of large format inkjet printing technology, has appointed Dr Nigel Sherman as its first Business Development Manager.

Since it was established 10 years ago, Inca has been at the forefront of inkjet development, bringing a range of innovative flatbed printers including the flagship Inca Onset, the Onset S20 and the Spyder range, all sold exclusively by Fujifilm into the graphics sector worldwide. While large format printing will remain a priority for the company, there are strong commercial prospects for Inca’s inkjet technology in a diverse range of other new sectors. Nigel’s appointment will enable the company to identify and develop these opportunities.

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