Archive for August, 2011

Tuebingen (August 30, 2011) – GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, is pleased to announce that the GMG ColorProof contone and GMG DotProof/FlexoProof halftone proofing solutions now fully support the Mimaki UJF-706 inkjet printers to enable the production of top-quality contract-level packaging proofs, prototypes and short-run production.

Some core proofing applications of the GMG/Mimaki solution are:

•    mock-up/prototype creation on a vast array of substrates ranging from 0.025 mm up to 150 mm, including cardboard, corrugated, plastic, metallic and synthetic papers, foils, OPP, PE and PET film, even leather and fabrics
•    personalized packaging and short runs
•    creation of prototype labels

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Xaar, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of printheads, has celebrated its seven year anniversary in India by holding a special awards ceremony in New Delhi.

In 2004 Xaar was the first printhead manufacturer to set up an operation in India and is the only company today to provide direct in-country support to its partners.  Xaar’s commitment to the region has made it the printhead market leader in India with over 21 million printhead nozzles delivered throughout the continent to date. The company’s newest printhead – the Xaar Proton – features Xaar’s latest ‘chevron’ piezo actuator technology combined with the innovative nozzle processing methods of the revolutionary Xaar 1001 printhead to deliver the ultimate in performance. The Xaar Proton was developed in close association with several of Xaar’s partners in India; this has contributed significantly to the printhead’s success since launch.

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Magic International links with Citipost to deliver innovative ‘on-demand’ personalised balloons printed in photographic quality on Epson Stylus Pro inkjet printers

18th August 2011 – After 11 years of intense R&D, a £1.5m investment, extensive trials and strategic market research, Magic International has launched Floato™ Photo-Balloon, as an exclusive and ultra-high quality personalised helium foil balloon printing service. The Floato has quickly attracted interest from major online gift retailers and the company expects to announce its commercial partners shortly.

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Cambridge, 17th August 2011 – Xaar technology will have a significant presence at the largest ever Labelexpo Europe (Brussels Expo, 28th September – 1st October 2011). Visitors will see many digital label printers in action that rely on industrial-strength Xaar inkjet printheads to deliver substantial quality, flexibility and performance advantages.

Xaar’s OEM partners demonstrating a variety of digital label printers, digital packaging printers and hybrid digital/analogue modules at Labelexpo include: Durst (9H57); EFI Jetrion (9H55); JF Machines (9G26); Nilpeter (7L60/7L90); Spartanics (9H54) and Stork Prints (6H40).

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EISA has recognised the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 as the European Printer 2011-2012

15 August 2011 – Global digital imaging specialist, Epson® has asserted its position as an industry leader by winning the ‘European Printer 2011-2012’ award for its Epson Stylus Photo R3000 from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). Read the rest of this entry »

11th August, 2011 – Epson has announced that, as part of its loyalty programme, existing Epson Stylus* customers can save up to £850* on the RRP when purchasing selected Epson Stylus Pro printers.

Loyal customers can save £250 on the 17 inch Epson Stylus Pro 4900 and 24 inch Stylus Pro 7890 and 7900 Series, £400 on the Stylus Pro 9890 and 9900 Series, and £850 on the 64 inch Stylus Pro 11880.

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Launch of Epson Underwater Photo Grand Prix – The first simultaneous global underwater photographic contest

8th August 2011- Underwater photographers from around the world will, in the first contest of its kind, compete to capture the secrets of the most stunning natural water resources to be found across the globe. From oceans to lakes and rivers, around 500 professional and amateur photographers will be shooting hidden aquatic treasures throughout the whole month of August 2011, as a part of the first Epson Underwater Photo Grand Prix.

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Tuebingen (August 4, 2011) – GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, now supports the new HP Designjet Z6200 heavy-duty photo printer with the company’s GMG ColorProof proofing solution.

The new line of printers from HP offers convincingly higher productivity and was specifically developed for photo labs, digital printshops, advertising agencies, design offices and commercial printers. It copes with record printing speeds of up to 140 square meters per hour without sacrificing quality. Photo-quality prints with a resolution of 2400 dpi can be produced in this way. The wide range of possible indoor applications extends from line art and photo printing, all the way to signage. In addition, many workflows can be automated thanks to the integrated measuring instrument. The new HP Vivid Photo Inks moreover offer top-class photo quality, are extremely light-fast, and have a wider color spectrum that makes them suitable for difficult photo printing tasks.

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