Archive for November, 2011

Screen has launched a new thermal platesetter for the flexo markets. The PlateRite FX1200 features Screen’s proven thermal imaging technology that enables output up to 4800 dpi for high quality production of flexible packaging, labels, cartons and corrugated packaging.

The third model in Screen’s flexo and letterpress range, the PlateRite FX1200 complements the successful FX870II and FX1524 models and supports all leading makes of plate at sizes from 100 x 100 mm up to 1200 x 1067 mm (47.2 x 42 inches). It can also be upgraded on-site to the larger FX1524 specification of 1524 x 1067 mm (60 x 42 inches), providing a growth path into larger format work.

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Cambridge, 8th November 2011 – Xaar, the world’s leading independent printhead manufacturer, has confirmed its sponsorship of the PrintIT! programme for a fourth year.

PrintIT! engages students in topical design projects using the latest print techniques to demonstrate just how diverse and interesting the print industry can be.

“We aim to educate as wide an audience as possible about the many opportunities provided by digital inkjet technology. Therefore, we are delighted to continue our support for this major initiative that promotes the print industry within schools to attract fresh talent with fresh ideas,” says Mark Alexander, Director of Marketing, Xaar. “Results of a recent survey found that students participating in PrintIT! are three times more likely to think about working in the industry after completing the programme. PrintIT! is having a real impact on the way the industry presents itself to the wider world. It develops closer links between schools and industry, whilst improving individual skills for students.”

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Kit brings new business opportunities & saves money

4th November 2011 – An adaptation kit for the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 roll-fed inkjet printer is now available, enabling users to produce borderless prints; a first in the eco-solvent wide-format sector.

The kit, available both as an on-site upgrade for existing GS6000 customers and offered as an option on new purchases, allows users to take advantage of new business opportunities, in line with the growing demand for signage and POS applications for interior decoration such as customised wallpapers and window graphics.

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Cambridge, 3rd November 2011 – Xaar, the world’s leading independent inkjet printhead manufacturer, has been confirmed as a Platinum sponsor of the DesignIT! Ceramics programme.

DesignIT! aims to help students develop their creative skills and encourage them to consider a career in the ceramics industry.  Xaar’s digital inkjet technology, increasingly being adopted by ceramic tile producers, enables a step-change in creativity of tile design as well as shorter production runs and faster turn-around times.  The harsh conditions of ceramic tile factories require incredibly robust and reliable printers suitable for the hot and dusty environment.  Xaar’s 1001 printhead with its unique TF Technology™ delivers unrivalled reliability in such conditions and ensures continuous production and improved output.

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