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Monday, April 25, 2016
EFI introduced four printers at the 2016 ISA International Sign Expo

Electronics For Imaging introduced four printers at the 2016 ISA International Sign Expo, including the North American debut of a new VUTEk FabriVU aqueous-ink soft-signage printer series. The company also debuted new MIS software to expand its Productivity Suite technologies in the display graphics arena. The new 3.2-metre EFI VUTEk LX3 Pro hybrid roll/flatbed LED inkjet printer is rated for a throughput of up to 3,420 square feet (318 square metres) per hour. The printer also offers grayscale imaging and LED technology. The Quantum LXr LED printer, a dedicated roll-to-roll printer, described by EFI as an economical alternative to latex printers, features 7-picoliter imaging and print resolutions up to 1,200 dpi in four colours with optional white. The 65-inch H1625-SD is an entry-level UV hybrid production printer that uses EFI SuperDraw UV ink for near-photographic imaging direct to thermoformable substrates. The printer runs four colours plus white with grayscale imaging. The EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 is a 3.4-metre dispersed dye-sublimation ink printer developed by EFI Reggiani, which EFI acquired in 2015. The new FabriVU product line, which is also available in a 1.8-metre size, runs water-based inks and is aimed at soft signage and banner applications. At the ISA show, EFI also debuted what the company describes as a major release of the EFI Midmarket Print Suite MIS workflow, version 4.0. The new workflow software suite features tools aimed at the signage community. The suite features EFI’s Pace MIS software at its core and includes a range of out-of-the-box, integrated systems that are certified by EFI.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Mutoh America, Inc. Launches the ValueJet 1938TX - 75

April, 2016 - Orlando - Mutoh America, Inc., a leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the new ValueJet 1938TX printer. The new VJ1938TX 75" printer is made for high-production direct to textile printing. "The ValueJet 1938TX will further expand our textile and soft signage printer line," shares Brian Phipps, vice-president and general manager of Mutoh America, Inc. "From custom apparel, to home furnishings, trade show graphics, soft signage, flags, upholstery and more, the ValueJet 1938TX is the obvious choice for print shops looking to enter the world of textile printing." The VJ1938TX provides outstanding performance at a competitive price with a staggered dual print head design and blazing fast print speeds up to 914 sqft/hr on a variety of fabrics including; closed, open non-stretch, face-in and face-out roll media. More about the ValueJet 1938TX Additional features of the ValueJet 1938TX textile printer include: • High-quality printing: 1440 dpi for amazing clarity and details. • Staggered dual heads: print speeds up to 914 sqft/hr with staggered dual print heads. • Size: the 75" media size makes it perfect for a variety of applications. • Ink: up to 8 color capability, open ink platform. • Warranty: limited one year on-site. • Software: open. • Take-Up System: heavy duty feed and take-up included. • Built in ink trough: provide ability for flags and other open fabrics • Smart Printing: includes Intelligent Interweave printing technique virtually eliminating banding, DropMaster ink technology and ValueJet Status Monitor app for mobile printer monitoring. Pricing and Availability The ValueJet 1938TX (msrp $39,995 USD) is now available for sale through authorized Mutoh resellers across North and Latin America. Please e-mail alw@imaconline.ca to get Canadian pricing

Monday, March 28, 2016
Mutoh America Inc. to Launch new Dual Head UV-LED hybrid printer at ISA Sign Expo

March, 2016 - Orlando - Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, introduces its new 64" UV-LED hybrid printer at the ISA Show in Orlando Florida, next month. This new hybrid printer features a staggered dual print head design for faster print speeds and dual UV lamps, on either side of the print heads, for exceptional cure times which allows for higher production capacity. Print on roll material or rigid substrates up to a half inch thick and even manage the printer remotely with Mutoh's VSM (ValueJet Status Monitor). "Our new high speed ValueJet 1638UH will further expand our UV-LED printer line," shares Brian Phipps, vice-president and general manager of Mutoh America, Inc. "Ideal for packaging prototypes and custom displays, the new VJ1638UH is an affordably priced UV-LED hybrid that can fit most budgets for under $60k MSRP." The VJ1638UH provides outstanding performance at a competitive price with a staggered dual print head design and fast print speeds, up to 220 sqft/hr., on a variety of rigid substrates and roll media. More about the ValueJet 1638UH Additional features of the ValueJet 1638UH printer include: • High-quality printing: 1440 dpi for amazing clarity and details. • Staggered dual heads: print speeds up to 220 sqft/hr with staggered dual print heads. • Dual LED Lamps: for decreased cure time. • Size: the 64" media size makes it perfect for a variety of applications up to .5" thick. • Ink: Print CMYKx2, CMYK, White + Varnish • Warranty: limited one year on-site. • Software: Mutoh Edition FlexiSign & Print. • Smart Printing: includes Intelligent Interweave printing technique virtually eliminating banding, DropMaster ink technology and ValueJet Status Monitor app for mobile printer monitoring. Pricing and Availability The ValueJet 1638UH (Msrp $59,995 USD) will be available for sale through authorized Mutoh resellers across North and Latin America. Please contact alw@imaconline.ca to enquire about Canadian pricing.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
EFI Partners with Flexi for Cut Sever Solution in their Firey XF Rip

SA International (SAi) and EFI have announced the availability of the EFI Cut Server Option for Fiery proServer and Fiery XF digital front ends. This software option from SAi - a leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries - enables users of the Fiery workflow solutions to now enjoy a fully integrated end-to-end print-and-cut workflow. As both companies have global customer bases, the provision of an easily integrated SAi-powered EFI Cut Server Option that enables Fiery customers to drive all the cutters in their business is a terrific advantage for them, says Sarit Tichon, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales, SAi. "Importantly, the Cut Server Option that SAi developed for EFI delivers convenience, reliability and precision for users regardless of whether they're driving cutters from smaller providers, or those from larger manufacturers", she adds. Available now, the EFI Cut Server Option gives users the power and versatility of SAi's cut contour technology in a Fiery workflow to drive one or more of the 1300+ supported cutting devices from more than 80 suppliers, whether sheet or roll-fed. By eliminating the need to work with different software for each cutter type, job management is easier and all printing and cutting processes can be seamlessly linked. Up to eight cutting engines can be driven simultaneously, accelerating production times and eliminating bottlenecks. The collaboration effectively enables more customers to enjoy an end-to-end print-and-cut environment with minimal touch points and maximum automation. Fewer manual steps also reduce the chance of human error and therefore waste. The solution works by having the Fiery digital front end extract the cut paths from the job and deliver them to the cutter; meanwhile, without manual intervention, the digital front end also readies the job for preview and automatic printing. Depending on the customer workflow or preference, cut path recognition can be automatic or manual so that operation may be unattended if desired, giving businesses further flexibility. Speaking for EFI, Stefan Spiegel, General Manager, Fiery Wide Format, comments, With the continued introduction of new types of signage applications and materials, our customers are constantly looking to us to help them streamline their operations and meet customer deadlines. Fiery technology offers our customers unparalleled processing speed and quality, and now the new Cut Server Option brings them meaningful new benefits. SAi boasts the largest library of cutter drivers on the market, and the popularity and ease-of-use of SAi's software were also important factors in EFI's decision making on a partner to collaborate with. It's therefore a successful combination of expertise from both EFI and SAi that enables us to provide this industry-leading solution, Spiegel concludes.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
EFI Partners with Flexi for Cut Sever Solution in their Firey XF Rip

SA International (SAi) and EFI have announced the availability of the EFI Cut Server Option for Fiery proServer and Fiery XF digital front ends. This software option from SAi – a leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries – enables users of the Fiery workflow solutions to now enjoy a fully integrated end-to-end print-and-cut workflow. “As both companies have global customer bases, the provision of an easily integrated SAi-powered EFI Cut Server Option that enables Fiery customers to drive all the cutters in their business is a terrific advantage for them,” says Sarit Tichon, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales, SAi. “Importantly, the Cut Server Option that SAi developed for EFI delivers convenience, reliability and precision for users regardless of whether they’re driving cutters from smaller providers, or those from larger manufacturers,” she adds. Available now, the EFI Cut Server Option gives users the power and versatility of SAi’s cut contour technology in a Fiery workflow to drive one or more of the 1300+ supported cutting devices from more than 80 suppliers, whether sheet or roll-fed. By eliminating the need to work with different software for each cutter type, job management is easier and all printing and cutting processes can be seamlessly linked. Up to eight cutting engines can be driven simultaneously, accelerating production times and eliminating bottlenecks. The collaboration effectively enables more customers to enjoy an end-to-end print-and-cut environment with minimal touch points and maximum automation. Fewer manual steps also reduce the chance of human error and therefore waste. The solution works by having the Fiery digital front end extract the cut paths from the job and deliver them to the cutter; meanwhile, without manual intervention, the digital front end also readies the job for preview and automatic printing. Depending on the customer workflow or preference, cut path recognition can be automatic or manual so that operation may be unattended if desired, giving businesses further flexibility. Speaking for EFI, Stefan Spiegel, General Manager, Fiery Wide Format, comments, “With the continued introduction of new types of signage applications and materials, our customers are constantly looking to us to help them streamline their operations and meet customer deadlines. Fiery technology offers our customers unparalleled processing speed and quality, and now the new Cut Server Option brings them meaningful new benefits. “SAi boasts the largest library of cutter drivers on the market, and the popularity and ease-of-use of SAi’s software were also important factors in EFI’s decision making on a partner to collaborate with. It’s therefore a successful combination of expertise from both EFI and SAi that enables us to provide this industry-leading solution,” Spiegel concludes.

Monday, November 2, 2015
Onyx Graphics announced ONYX 12 Software

Onyx Graphics, Inc., announced ONYX 12 software, the next generation of the company’s wide format workflow and RIP products. Built on the proven platform of ONYX 11 RIP software and ONYX Thrive workflow software, ONYX 12 software delivers faster RIP performance, a simplified user interface and advanced finishing tools to do more in less time. Specifically developed to make printing more predictable, ONYX 12 software enables print operators to print jobs right the first time. ONYX 12 software will be available for the full ONYX software product line including ONYX Thrive workflow software, and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software. “With ONYX 12 software, the increase in RIP speed is incredible. We went from a file taking almost a minute to RIP to now only taking nine to 15 seconds,” said Corey Nicolaisen, Print Technology Support Specialist for West Canadian Digital Imaging Inc. (Calgary, AB). “In addition the more graphical interface has Onyx Graphics’ meeting the expectations that users have of their software platforms in today’s market.” ONYX 12 software delivers better utilization of memory and hardware when running the latest Windows OS to maximize the system investment with a modern, proven platform. It utilizes the complete 64-bit platform throughout – in the RIP as well as modules – to harness full processing capabilities, delivering not just faster speeds but greater responsiveness as well. ONYX 12 software delivers RIP speeds twice as fast as ONYX 11 software and a more responsive user interface.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
CADlink: UV printing version of Digital Factory RIP Software

CADlink Technology is pleased to announce that a UV printing version of Digital Factory RIP software is now available. The UV Edition includes a specific feature set that addresses the unique print production workflow requirements introduced by the advancement of UV digital print technology. Digital Factory UV Edition includes the following key features: Automated underbase features including support for .pdf and .eps workflows; Advanced color management including handling of white ink as well as clear coat ink application; Specialised production plug-ins directly within the RIP; Automated black background "knock-out" feature that literally blends black artwork components into black substrates, increasing print quality while reducing white ink consumption; Supports both bitmap as well as vector files; Print directly from any design application, or drag and drop files to Digital Factory queues without having to prepare underbase layers; Currently supports Mutoh, Mimaki and Roland printers as well a selection of third-party custom solution provider printers. “UV digital printing has introduced new complexities to job preparation and production”, states David Evans, CADlink Director of Research and Development, “the common use of white as well as clear inks within day to day production workflows requires that print files are prepared in such a manner that correctly and efficiently address how, when and where white or clear inks are applied to a particular job. Digital Factory UV Edition addresses these issues and simplifies the UV print production workflow”.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
EFI Wins Nine Must See 'Ems Awards at Graph Expo 2015

2015 Contest Recognizes Advanced Fiery Innovations, Integrated MIS Automation and Inkjet Inks in EFI's Fifth Consecutive Year as the Top Must See 'Ems Honoree EFI earned 9 awards this year in the annual Must See 'Ems graphic arts technology competition - the most presented to any company this year. The Must See 'Ems competition recognizes the most compelling new products to be presented at North America's largest annual graphic arts trade show, Graph Expo. This year, EFI received three times more Must See 'Ems awards than any other vendor. This is also the fifth consecutive year that EFI has earned the most Must See 'Ems Awards. EFI's awards recognize EFI Inkjet, Productivity Software and Fiery® products that print service providers can use to drive higher production efficiency and increased productivity while developing new revenue opportunities. EFI's history of award-winning product innovation helps customers optimize their production operations. One customer, Los Angeles-based Color OnDemand Printing, benefits from using several EFI technologies that have received Must See 'Ems Awards over the past five years. "EFI helps Color OnDemand Printing address productivity, automation and high-quality imaging challenges in nearly every aspect of our digital printing operations," said Color OnDemand President Ray Benjamin. "The Fiery DFE, Pace MIS and VUTEk inkjet graphics production technologies we have from EFI make us much more competitive with an integrated, end-to-end digital production workflow. We partner with EFI because they are the only technology company in the graphic arts that delivers that full range of best-in-class products. They help us be efficient and delight our customers." See the newest advancements at McCormick Place EFI's 2015 Must See 'Ems Award-winning products, with categories shown in parenthesis, include: • EFI Fiery Smart Estimator for Specialty Toners (Sales and Order Entry) • EFI Fiery Job Parallel HyperRIP Technology (Prepress and Premedia) • EFI Metrix® Layout Engine for EFI Pace™ Software (Prepress and Premedia) • EFI Fiery CMYK+ Technology (Color Management and Quality Control) • EFI DirectSmile Cross Media Software, version 7 (Variable, Transactional and Multi-Channel) • EFI SuperDraw Ink (Pressroom: Wide-Format) • EFI VUTEk® H2000 Pro Clear Ink (Pressroom: Wide-Format) • EFI PrintFlow® Software for Packaging (Management Systems) • EFI Fiery Final Fix Software (The Future of Print). "We have been fortunate to win 44 Must See 'Ems Awards during our five-year streak as the leading technology provider in this highly respected competition, and I believe it reflects something very positive about EFI's culture as a customer-focused developer of leading-edge products," said Ghilad Dziesietnik, EFI's chief technology officer.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Onyx Graphics announces release of ONYX 12 software

Onyx Graphics, Inc., has launched ONYX 12 software, the next generation of the company's wide format workflow and RIP products. Built on the proven platform of ONYX 11 RIP software and ONYX Thrive workflow software, ONYX 12 software delivers faster RIP performance, a simplified user interface and advanced finishing tools to do more in less time. Specifically developed to make printing more predictable, ONYX 12 software enables print operators to print jobs right the first time. ONYX 12 software will be available for the full ONYX software product line including ONYX Thrive workflow software, and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software. With ONYX 12 software, the increase in RIP speed is incredible! We went from a file taking almost a minute to RIP to now only taking nine to 15 seconds, said Corey Nicolaisen, Print Technology Support Specialist for West Canadian Digital Imaging Inc. (Calgary, AB).In addition the more graphical interface has Onyx Graphics meeting the expectations that users have of their software platforms in today's market. ONYX 12 software delivers better utilization of memory and hardware when running the latest Windows OS to maximize the system investment with a modern, proven platform. It utilizes the complete 64-bit platform throughout in the RIP as well as modules to harness full processing capabilities, delivering not just faster speeds but greater responsiveness as well. ONYX 12 software delivers RIP speeds twice as fast as ONYX 11 software and a more responsive user interface. Updated RIP engines, including the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine 3.6 in ONYX Thrive software, boosts performance and delivers optimized end-to-end PDF workflows. A redesigned user interface displays a visual, interactive job list enabling operators to easily find jobs, view printer information, and quickly make edits. Complete job information including thumbnails is displayed and can be customized to suit each operations needs. Live, color-managed previews display job edits as they happen: users can see exactly where grommets, marks, tiling, crops, cut paths, spot colors and mirroring are placed before processing. This intuitive feature saves time and reduces waste by eliminating guesswork and proof reprints. Quick Sets production templates that streamline routine tasks have been redesigned so they are easier to build, navigate and save. Users can ensure consistency throughout the production floor by sharing Quick Sets between printers, and easily change Quick Sets for an existing job without the need to re-open it. Print service providers can easily produce a variety of new applications, and improve the workflow for existing applications, with the new Bleed function. For example within ONYX 12, users can add borders for wrapped canvas prints, pole pocket trim for banners or top/bottom extensions for pop-up stands without the need to redesign the original artwork. Users can combine the Bleed function with Automatic Cut Path Generation to eliminate white space in print-and-cut jobs for perfectly finished pieces without artwork adjustments. New finishing tools enable automatic grommet and mark placement for creating prints that are ready for finishing. Grommet marks are accurately placed without manual measurement. Grommet mark size, style and spacing can also be customized. New page and offset controls assist with placement of images for a variety of roll-to-roll and flatbed applications. The new offset functions enable full-roll finishing when using roll cutters such as those from Fotoba and Zund, and provide added control in rigid flatbed applications. These features eliminate manual positioning calculation, speed throughput and reduce waste. You can view the ONYX 12 promotional video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDbSohBllr4

Thursday, February 26, 2015
MacTac improves Permacolor laminates

MACtac Distributor Products improves PERMACOLOR LUV with the original ColorGard adhesive, resulting in the new industry standard PERMACOLOR ColorGard LUV intermediate laminates. The ColorGard platform is a proven adhesive that outperforms the competition and is now paired with the superior LUV facestock. This merge of properties was developed in response to customer feedback. PERMACOLOR ColorGard LUV was developed to improve the efficient processing through cold roll lamination techniques, without the need for heat, drying or messy coating operations for MACtac customers. The adhesive wet-out over all inkjet prints improves laminated applications such as POP displays, retail, trade show imaging and wall mural installations. “We realized the PERMACOLOR LUV was a great product, but our customers were asking for more,” said Jason Yard, marketing manager, MACtac Distributor Products. “We developed an improved product that brought together the strengths of our facestocks with the advantages of our ColorGard adhesive to allow for a better bond to latex, solvent and especially UV prints to satisfy the needs of our customers.” The improved blended laminate can be used on a variety of photographic prints, transparencies, UV screen printed images and latex, solvent-, eco-solvent, water-based and UV inkjet prints to impart protection from abrasion, moisture, UV light and other potentially damaging effects in both indoor and outdoor environments.

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