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  • + Mutoh EMEA release XPJ-1642WR new water-based inkjet printer

    Mutoh Japan unveiled the XPJ-1642WR water based CMYK 64” (162 cm) digital inkjet printer. Manufactured and engineered in Japan and based on Mutoh’s new XpertJet printer pla...

    September 07 2021

    Mutoh Japan unveiled the XPJ-1642WR water based CMYK 64” (162 cm) digital inkjet printer.

    Manufactured and engineered in Japan and based on Mutoh’s new XpertJet printer platform, the XpertJet 1642WR incorporates two new generation extra wide 1600 nozzle AccuFine print heads, installed in a staggered setup. The new heads will offer best-in-class drop placement accuracy. Combined with Mutoh’s new proprietary i-screen weaving technology – Mutoh’s fourth generation weaving algorithms - the new print heads will deliver exceptional print quality at high production speeds. The XpertJet 1642WR will deliver sellable high quality production speeds up to 61 m²/h. Top engine speed of the machine is 98 m²/h.

    Targeted at the sublimation transfer market, the XpertJet 1642WR dye sublimation printer will deliver high quality graphics for transfer onto all possible flexible and rigid polyester materials: in-store textile décor graphics and displays, soft signage and graphics for events and trade shows, home decoration, flags and pennants, sports goods (snowboards, helmets), gadgets (mugs, umbrellas, mouse mats) and apparel (fast fashion, blouses, sportswear, outdoor jackets, T-shirts). The printer will also print directly onto closed coated polyester fabrics or mixed fibres.

    To accommodate the widest range of dye sublimation papers, the printer has pressure rollers with adaptable pressure which can also be individually disabled. Four different head heights can be used, from 1.5 mm to 4 mm.

    To facilitate uninterrupted volume production, the new 1642WR integrates an automatic nozzle check unit which will automatically detect missing nozzles and clean them. The machine can also be equipped with three different motorised take up systems of 30 kg, 40 kg and 100 kg. There is a front media drying unit and replaceable mist collection filters.

    The new XpertJet 1642WR comes with Mutoh’s new generation DS3-series HC dye sublimation ink. HC stands for ‘Increased Colourant’ which means reduced ink consumption, faster drying and compatibility with lightweight papers.

    The new inks come in degassed 1 kg pouches for reliable jetting, excellent image definition and sharpness.

    The XPJ-1642WR integrates all known Mutoh XpertJet features, i.e. illuminated print platform, re-usable ink cases as well as an enhanced roll off system with new media feed flanges.

    The new 1642WR combines existing and brand new Mutoh core technologies :

    • DropMaster2 will perform an automatic bi-directional alignment through the built-in colour sensor.
    • FeedMaster will perform an automated paper feed adjustment through the built-in colour sensor.
    • Nozzle Area Select will eliminate downtime by allowing the user to select active nozzle blocks in the event that missing nozzles cannot be recovered. This function can be used automatically in combination with the integrated nozzle check unit or manually by the operator.
    • Media Tracker prints a barcode on the roll in use before it is removed from the printer. When you reload the same roll, the XPJ-1642WR’s integrated colour sensor will scan the barcode and the machine will tell you how many metres of media are left on it.
    • The XPJ-1642WR printer is available immediately and will be marketed by Mutoh Europe throughout the EMEA area through its existing network of certified distributors.
    Mutoh XpertJet 1642WR Water Based Printer – Highlights

    • Water based inkjet printing up to 1625 mm (63.97”) – 4 colour setup
    • Brand new AccuFine print head technology on board:
    • Double gain: speed and quality!
    • New i-screen weaving technology delivers exceptional print quality
    • Four different print head heights
    • Front media drying unit incorporated
    • Integrated replaceable mist collection filters
    • Sellable production speeds: 10 – 15 – 30 – 41 – 52 and 61 m²/h
    • Top engine speed: 98 m²/h
    • Illuminated print bed for job checking visibility
    • Unrivalled useability thanks to multiple new unique Mutoh core technologies:
    • o DropMaster2, FeedMaster, Nozzle Area Select, Media Tracker.
    • Enhanced media handling & transport
    • Ready for volume printing: 30, 40 or 100 kg motorised take up systems
    • Environmentally responsible printing - high level of operator safety





  • + Nazdar 270 Series UV-LED inks now available globally

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the global availability of the 270 Series of UV-LED inks. This general graphics/product print ink set has been specifically designed for UV-LED cu...

    September 07 2021

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the global availability of the 270 Series of UV-LED inks.

    This general graphics/product print ink set has been specifically designed for UV-LED curing with ambient temperature controlled printheads.

    The Nazdar 270 Series low viscosity, low-odour inks offer a replacement for UV-LED printers that do not require an ink to be heated to jet at a certain specification. The vibrant inks deliver long-term exterior performance with proven resistance to UV degradation and colour fade.

    Adhering to a number of both flexible and rigid substrates including vinyl, styrene, sintra, foamboard and polycarbonate, the cost-effective inks have been formulated to provide 2 years' outdoor durability when mounted vertically.

    On the introduction of the new ink set, Josh Lutz, Nazdar's Global Market Segment Manager for UV Digital Inkjet Inks, comments: "The 270 Series inks were developed in direct response to feedback from end-user customers regarding the globally-successful 260 UV-LED Series inks. The new updated formulation delivers a stronger colour strength with a noticeable increase in black; lower odour to accommodate office environment printing; and an increased surface cure response to lesser powered LED units."

    "As with all our ink solutions, the 270 Series are covered by one of the most comprehensive warranties in the market which enables businesses to confidently take advantage of the increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness offered by Nazdar's fully field-tested products."

    For full information regarding validated equipment, please see the Nazdar 270 Series Technical Data Sheet.





  • + ACCESS THE ARIZONA ADVANTAGE WITH THE NEW CANON ARIZONA 135 GT UV FLATBED PRINTER

    Following the lead of their international counterparts, Canon Production Printing Australia today announces the launch of the new Arizona 135 GT flatbed printer to the Australian market.

    August 31 2021

    Following the lead of their international counterparts, Canon Production Printing Australia today announces the launch of the new Arizona 135 GT flatbed printer to the Australian market.

    The Arizona 135 GT provides an investment solution to assist lower volume print service providers to fulfil new business opportunities whilst accessing the proven benefits of the award-winning Arizona series.

    Designed for outstanding productivity and application versatility, the easy-to-use Arizona 135 GT produces exceptional image quality. This is thanks to The Arizona VariaDot greyscale printing technology, which uses advanced drop size selection techniques to deliver photo-realistic images. With the ability to handle substrates of up to 125 x 250 cm in size and up to 50.8 mm thick and to print at speeds of up to 34.2 m2/hour, the Arizona 135 GT is a smart investment for new opportunities or as the second printer.

    Craig Nethercott , Managing Director, Canon Production Printing Australia, comments, “The Arizona flatbed family has become renowned for its image quality, productivity, reliability and application versatility, winning multiple awards and resulting in over 7,500 installations worldwide. In bringing the Arizona 135 GT to market, we’re looking to make the ideal flatbed platform for printing multiple applications on both rigid and flexible media available the Display Graphics & Signage market. As the latest member of the fifth generation of Arizona printers, the Arizona 135 GT offers users the same core technology and benefits of its mid-volume siblings at an attractive investment level and we’re confident that it will again prove to be as popular as its predecessors.”



    The productivity of the Arizona 135 GT is enhanced by its easy-to-use functionality, including nesting, batching of complex jobs, step and repeat, mirroring and re-assignment of print modes. Accurate print registration avoids errors and the ability to make last-minute adjustments at the printer saves valuable time. With uptime being crucial to any print operation, the Arizona 135 GT incorporates a number of service features to maximise availability: Automated Maintenance System provides hands-free printhead maintenance and selectively restores nozzle function in seconds, while On Remote Service allows the user to authorise remote assistance by experienced service technicians, ensuring the highest possible uptime.

    Access high-margin applications on huge media range

    Thanks to Arizona flatbed technology and its UV-LED curing, a vast range of durable applications are achievable on rigid or flexible media with standard or porous surfaces, including glass, aluminium and other metals, canvas, wood, MDF, cardstock, ceramic tiles and plastics. The Arizona Static Suppression Kit also enables the Arizona 135 GT to print on hard plastic materials, such as acrylic, polycarbonate and styrene, while the Arizona Classic high-pressure vacuum system provides extremely reliable media hold- down during printing, even for warped rigid media. More opportunities are accessible with the flatbed printer’s field-upgradeable Roll Media Option. This allows users to produce flexible media applications up to 2.2m wide, including thin and heat-sensitive media, and to run roll-to-roll jobs unattended overnight.

    Access new levels of creativity with Arizona Xpert prepress software

    The Arizona 135 GT supports the Arizona Xpert prepress software, enabling the design and production of high-value applications with ease. Including ready-made recipes for easy-to-create applications, the software allows users to exchange recipes directly with customers, so that designers can preview the end product with a 3D view in the Arizona Xpert Extensions, minimising design errors. The Arizona approach to first-time-right printing leads to less waste and fewer costly mistakes which, in turn, leads to better overall margins and faster turnaround times. Arizona Xpert also offers further high-margin opportunities for textured surface prints – the ability to print applications with multiple ink layers.

    Access a sustainable flatbed printing solution

    The Arizona 135 GT’s VariaDot technology uses variable drop sizes from 6 to 30 picolitres. Not only does this produce pin-sharp images but it also means that the Arizona printing process consumes as much as 50% less ink than regular flatbed printers, making the Arizona 135 GT environmentally and economically attractive. The device’s environmental credentials also include the use of UL GREENGUARD Gold certified inks for any indoor applications, such as in schools, hospitals and retail stores – and the low emissions make for a healthier printing environment too. Additionally, the Arizona 135 GT features low-energy consumption as a result of its Instant-On functionality and minimal warm-up time thanks to its LED lamps. Other energy saving features include its standard voltage power supply, energy-efficient curing process and power-efficient vacuum pumps.





  • + Amari Visual Solutions Appointed as HP Channel Partner

    Amari Visual Solutions are proud to announce its appointment as official HP Channel Partner in the low volume Latex category of equipment and consumables. With the addition of the mark...

    August 31 2021

    Amari Visual Solutions are proud to announce its appointment as official HP Channel Partner in the low volume Latex category of equipment and consumables.

    With the addition of the market leading HP Latex technology, Amari Visual Solutions further expands its ability to support customers with a more comprehensive offering of products and services. Relates Amari Visual Hardware Manager Dan Yeoman –“Latex ink technology opens up both new and creative applications and market segments including amongst others- vehicle & fleet graphics, reflective and architectural applications. HP’s introduction of white ink in the new 700 & 800 series of printers adds greater versatility, enhanced applications and real point of difference for new HP users”.

    Hardware demonstration showrooms are being established over the coming weeks specifically at the companies Dandenong Victoria, Prestons NSW and Hendra QLD locations, with full range of ink and consumables available across the whole network, along with service and support says Dan.

    “It is an exciting time in the evolution of Amari Visual Solutions as we build on the great relationships we have with existing vendors such as 3M , Roland DG and General Formulations, making sure we are able to offer our customers everything they require to succeed," added Marketing and Vendor Relations Manager Lee Farrell. "We are driven by our customers requirements and with other new products in the pipeline that are tailored to what they are asking us for, we approach our next phase of development with great enthusiasm and purpose and couldn’t be happier or more privileged to partner with HP."

    If you are keen to discuss how HP Latex can benefit your business please free to contact Dan Yeoman directly on 
    0448 888 128 or drop Dan an email daniel.yeoman@amarivisual.com.au . 

    Otherwise contact your nearest Amari location or speak to your local representative.

    ***To celebrate Amari Visuals appointment, they are offering no finance repayments until December through HP Finance on all new equipment purchases ***




    WWW.AMARIVISUAL.COM.AU 





  • + Epson Selected as a Technology and Production Partner for Shueisha Manga-Art Heritage

    Epson has been selected as a technology and production partner for Shueisha Manga-Art Heritage, Shueisha Inc.'s manga art sales business. Epson will cooperate in the business and conduct joint rese...

    August 31 2021

    Epson has been selected as a technology and production partner for Shueisha Manga-Art Heritage, Shueisha Inc.'s manga art sales business. Epson will cooperate in the business and conduct joint research and development with Shueisha, focusing mainly on the Shueisha's Real Colour Collection series that is output using inkjet printers. 



    Shueisha Manga-Art Heritage is a newly commercialised manga art sales service that Shueisha created to deliver manga content to fans and art collectors around the world. Earlier this year, the works of Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Riyoko Ikeda (The Rose of Versailles) and Shinichi Sakamoto (Innocent and Innocent Rouge) went on sale with prints delivered to destinations worldwide in Asia, North America, Oceania and Europe.

    Epson supports the Shueisha Lab by serving in an advisory capacity in the building of a colour management environment. Epson also converts the digital data into master data for the printer that is to be used. A large-format inkjet printer with Epson's water-based pigments is used to obtain output with smooth gradations and a wide colour gamut. Photostable, museum-quality prints are made on A1 or A2 size sheets of Velvet Fine Art Paper or other fine quality paper made of 100% cotton, for a high-quality feel, exceptional reproduction of detail and long-term preservation and storage.



    Epson's printing technology will be used to create new value in the form of art from some of Japan’s best manga content.
     
    Shueisha Manga-Art Heritage Director Tadashi Okamoto commented, “We are very pleased and reassured that Epson has agreed to participate in Shueisha Manga-Art Heritage, Shueisha's first large-scale cross-border e-commerce project. The prints are on museum quality paper and are of unprecedented size and have a level of detail that was not previously possible. I am looking forward to seeing many other works reborn as manga art in the future.”

    Moving forward, Epson will continue to leverage its inkjet printing technology to provide a variety of printing solutions.
     
    For more information regarding Shueisha Manga-Art Heritage go to: www.mangaart.jp





  • + Esko unleashes the power of Variable Data Printing with world-first integrated automation solution

    Esko has delivered a world-first in connected packaging production, supercharging secure Variable Data Print (VDP) capabilities in terms of both speed and scale for a new collaboration with Scantru...

    August 31 2021

    Esko has delivered a world-first in connected packaging production, supercharging secure Variable Data Print (VDP) capabilities in terms of both speed and scale for a new collaboration with Scantrust and pioneering packaging company ePac Flexible Packaging®. Esko Automation Engine is at the heart of the operation, with its innovative VDP technology enabling the printing of serialised and secure QR codes on flexible packaging on a mass scale, unleashing the power of VDP for the new connected packaging and connected goods service, ePacConnect™.

    “Variable Data Printing has the ability to take the role of packaging to a whole new level,” said Esko Product Manager, Paul Land. “With opportunities for localisation, serialisation, personalisation and traceability, the advances in automation mean it is now possible to further harness the technology to transform the prepress environment. With cloud deployment for 24/7 global access to data and new scalability capabilities, Automation Engine is enabling ePac to realise the power of VDP for an organisation without the downsides.

    “By connecting the VDP module in Automation Engine with Scantrust, we have created a framework for codes that makes it easy for converters to use,” said Paul. “Not only is this implementation the first of its kind, but it also unlocks capabilities that were previously difficult to achieve.”



    Because every ePacConnect™ flexible pack includes a Scantrust QR code, every pouch becomes an online gateway. The unique on-pack code, which is smaller than a postage stamp, activates the Scantrust suite of connected goods and connected packaging tools. Accessible features range from consumer engagement tools to active brand protection and anti-counterfeiting features that work through scans of a safe QR code on the pack.

    “Scantrust gives every single physical product a unique digital identifier, which adds complexity for prepress and production,” said Peter Kostur, Scantrust Sales & Partnership Director. “Our platform can deliver protection against counterfeiting and improve traceability within the supply chain as every single label, pouch, or bottle can be traced, even when in the hands of the consumers,” he said. “Brands utilise such digital interface technology to connect with consumers, integrate with loyalty platforms and customer relationship management tools, and also for internal supply chain operations. When incentivizing consumers to interact with the products, not only can the relationship and trust between brand and consumer be significantly improved, it can also help by crowdsourcing the supply chain data for further strategical improvement.

    “There are three building blocks to making the connected packaging,” added Peter. “There’s the variable QR code, a mobile environment enabling the user interactions, and a platform that enables the customer to manage the codes, product content, and extract the data. However, each project starts with a question from the brand: How do we get the variable data on our product?”

    Automation Engine makes the integration of VDP requirements as easy as a few mouse clicks. “It is now simple to integrate the VDP requirements into the process,” said Paul Land. “The process can even happen in the cloud, for added flexibility in terms of printing a job at any location.

    “Typically, once the order details are entered, the information is passed through into Automation Engine which then acts as the enabling platform between all the systems,” he said. “It consolidates and pulls the variable data information through, determining the quantities and parameters of the job. So for example, with a quantity of 100,000 records it expands the files and the variable elements for printing, and then automatically expands the template file to the quantities needed - each with its own unique QR code - and lays them out for production. The automation means that a process that used to take hours or even days is now completed in just a few minutes.”

    Ryan Kiley, Director of Market Development, ePac Flexible Packaging®, said the ability to produce mass scale VDP regardless of run size had been a game changer. “Scale is where the rubber meets the road,” he said. “Scale is what we can accomplish through working together. Now, with a single click, a customer can turn their packaging into an interactive platform delivering consumer engagement, proof of provenance, and brand protection while reducing touchpoints in prepress and production.

    “With the VDP automation, we can accelerate our rate of growth as we add plants, people, systems, languages, currencies, substrates, structures and other technologies,” said Ryan. “And with Automation Engine being cloud-based, it means we have total control over our production – with our teams able to access files from anywhere, at any time for 24/7 operation, scale production up or down to meet demand and enabling us to divert the production to any plant around the world.

    “As a result, our ePacConnect™ service has achieved customised, flexible packaging with connected packaging features that require very little or no up-front costs, lower minimum order requirements, and minimal technical setup.”





  • + HP Inc. Reports Fiscal 3Q 2021 Results

    HP Inc. and its subsidiaries announced fiscal 2021 third quarter net revenue of $15.3 billion, up 7.0% (up 4.1% in constant currency) from the prior-year period. HP's net cash provided...

    August 31 2021

    HP Inc. and its subsidiaries announced fiscal 2021 third quarter net revenue of $15.3 billion, up 7.0% (up 4.1% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

    HP's net cash provided by operating activities in the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $1.1 billion. HP generated $1 billion of free cash flow in the third quarter.

    Third quarter GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.92, up from $0.52 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.77 to $0.81. Third quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $1.00, up from $0.49 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.81 to $0.85.

    “Strong and sustained demand for our technology drove another quarter of top and bottom-line growth and we more than doubled non-GAAP EPS year over year,” said Enrique Lores, HP president and CEO. “We are performing while we are transforming our business models and service offerings to accelerate growth opportunities across our portfolio. The evolving hybrid world is driving innovation and market expansion for HP and we are well positioned to capitalize on trends in our markets.”

    Personal Systems net revenue was $10.4 billion, flat year over year (down 3% in constant currency) with an 8.4% operating margin. Consumer net revenue increased 3% and Commercial net revenue decreased 1%. Total units were flat with Notebooks units up 2% and Desktops units down 7%.

    Printing net revenue was $4.9 billion, up 24% year over year (up 22% in constant currency) with a 17.6% operating margin. Total hardware units were down 4% overall, with Consumer units down 8% and Commercial units up 29%. Consumer net revenue was up 15% and Commercial net revenue was up 46%. Supplies net revenue was up 20% (up 19% in constant currency).





  • + Amazing indium decoration: IMDA Award for LEONHARD KURZ

    Every year, the IMDA Award recognises outstanding innovations in the areas of In-Mold Labelling (IML), In-Mold Decoration (IMD), and In-Mold Electronics (IME) in the USA. With its new metallisation...

    August 24 2021

    Every year, the IMDA Award recognises outstanding innovations in the areas of In-Mold Labelling (IML), In-Mold Decoration (IMD), and In-Mold Electronics (IME) in the USA. With its new metallisation option indium, which the company presented for the first time in 2020, LEONHARD KURZ was able to impress the judges and won the award for exemplary use of In-Mold technology in component production. Indium offers many advantages, particularly in the automotive, consumer electronics, and household appliance industries, and gives almost unlimited design freedom. KURZ showcases the decoration using an automotive door trim concept.

    IMDA drives in-mold technologies

    The IMDA Award has been awarded by the U.S. In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) since 2007. The organisation brings together injection molders, printers, material suppliers, and equipment manufacturers dedicated to the development and progress of in-mold technologies and markets. Through various initiatives, including the IMDA Award, the association aims to draw attention to the advantages of IML and IMD, and to eliminate prejudices. According to the IMDA, many manufacturers of plastic products are not yet sufficiently familiar with the fact that in-mold decoration can produce a product with comparatively better properties at lower costs. Often, they still believe that the procedures involved are too complex and too expensive.

    Indium as an innovative option for tomorrow’s vehicles and devices

    LEONHARD KURZ’s indium-based metallisation, which is applied in an efficient IMD series process, matches the shade of hard chrome plating very precisely, but is at the same time significantly more environmentally friendly and less harmful to health than electroplating. Thanks to its permeability to radar beams, its suitability for 5G and antenna use, as well as its high resistance to corrosion, UV light, and abrasion, the indium decoration also meets the requirements for exterior applications in the automotive industry. And indium has another special feature: Using it makes it very easy to create backlighting effects. As a result, the metallisation option also impresses in many other segments, for example in Shy Tech designs for control panels in vehicle interiors, smart household appliances, or consumer electronics products. Both large-scale and partial decorations are possible on many different types of plastic, such as ABS, PC/ABS, ASA, PP. In terms of design, patterns and colours are just as feasible as an authentic chrome look, glossy, matte, semi-matte, or brushed surfaces. The special advantage is that the innovative indium finishing does not impair the recyclability of the products and is also particularly suitable for decorating recycled materials.

    For more information: https://www.plastic-decoration.com/en/solutions/applications/chrom-indium/





  • + Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems Acquires MultiCam US

    Acquisition further reinforces company’s leading position in the digital finishing market Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) is delighted to announce the acquisi...

    August 24 2021

    Acquisition further reinforces company’s leading position in the digital finishing market

    Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) is delighted to announce the acquisition of MultiCam, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) cutting machines and digital finishing processes.

    Stuart Fox, Kongsberg PCS President, said: “This is a monumental day for Kongsberg and MultiCam. Our businesses coming together to drive best-in-class cutting and finishing processes will deliver a tremendous advantage for our global customer base. Following the completion of the deal I am now excited to begin integrating our businesses and exploring new markets.”

    News of the acquisition comes just five months after Kongsberg PCS was established as a stand-alone business after being acquired by OpenGate Capital. OpenGate Capital’s Partner, Julien Lagrèze said: “We recognised the importance of digitisation for this business and developed an investment thesis that includes the growth of Kongsberg PCS through innovation and add-on investments. With this strategic combination, Kongsberg PCS gains greater scale, and expands its reach to a broader, global customer base with new products and services.”

    Stuart Fox added: “Since 1965, the Kongsberg name has been synonymous with innovation. Our systems have led the industry in delivering precision, reliability and quality through seven decades, and with the investment of our owners we have a roadmap that will undoubtedly take this robust company to a new level. MultiCam shares this ambition, and just like Kongsberg the business has a loyal and valued team that has been with the company for many years and helped build and shape it into what it is today.

    “At Kongsberg PCS, we are excited to develop and expand the product portfolio and to create new opportunities to grow our tooling and consumables offering. In addition to strengthening our hardware offering, we are also planning routes into new markets, in areas we know are currently not catered for and will benefit from our market-leading solutions. MultiCam has extraordinary market reach with its range of CNC routers, laser, plasma, waterjet and knife cutting machines, and we are thrilled to now welcome MultiCam to the Kongsberg family.”

    Founded in 1989, MultiCam supplies innovative, CNC cutting solutions for a multitude of industries and applications ranging from sign making to digital finishing, aerospace to automotive, sheet-metal to plate-steel processing, hardwoods to cabinet making, thermoform trimming to plastics fabrication.

    Commenting on the acquisition, MultiCam, Inc. CEO, David J Morse added: “At MultiCam, we have worked for over 30 years to diligently build a world class organisation in the focused cutting arenas of routing, fabrication and digital finishing. The MultiCam brand is synonymous with quality, durability and ease of use. We are very pleased to join forces with Kongsberg who has built an outstanding global brand and culture that align directly with what we have built at MultiCam.

    “It has always been my goal to provide the necessary scale to MultiCam to truly become one of the top global cutting companies in all three categories of CNC cutting. Combining Kongsberg’s 50 years of outstanding history in digital finishing and over 12,000 machines installed, together with MultiCam’s 14,000-plus installed machines, strengthens our position in the global market. I look forward to working side by side with the great leadership team at Kongsberg to build a world class global cutting solution provider. Together we are stronger.”

    The company will continue to operate under the MultiCam name within Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems, with David J Morse joining the Kongsberg PCS senior management team and continuing to lead the MultiCam business.

    The acquisition of MultiCam, including its operations in the U.S. and sales offices in Canada and Germany, expands Kongsberg PCS’ market reach and customer base across North America and Europe, and creates the world’s first diversified provider of digital finishing and CNC cutting machines.





  • + MUTOH release NEW VJ-1638 Mark II UV-LED printers

    MUTOH has released the next generation of UV-LED printers, the hybrid VJ-1638UH Mark II and the roll-to-roll VJ-1638UR Mark II. MUTOH’s new VerteLith RIP comes as standard with t...

    August 24 2021

    MUTOH has released the next generation of UV-LED printers, the hybrid VJ-1638UH Mark II and the roll-to-roll VJ-1638UR Mark II.

    MUTOH’s new VerteLith RIP comes as standard with the Mark II series to create dynamic output, producing the best-possible gradients, skin tones and vivid colours. Featuring i-WeaveUVEX 2 Intelligent Interweave Print Technology, MUTOH Clear Tone half tone technology, MUTOH CMYK wide colour gamut ICC profile and auto-generation of Pantone© coated/uncoated spot colours. Smart MUTOH technologies streamline workflow, increase productivity, and deliver high-quality output at faster production speeds

    The VJ-1638UH/VJ-1638UR Mark II printers include:

    - Staggered dual print heads with UV-LED lamps on both sides.
    - MUTOH UV-LED inks, which allow printing on transparent/coloured media with a 6-colour CMYK+White+Varnish configuration or 2 x CMYK for faster output.
    - Multi-layer printing capability

    The VJ-1638UH Mark II is a hybrid printer with the capability to print on rigid substrates (up to 15mm thick) as well as roll media, while the VJ-1638UR Mark II prints on roll media only. A 30kg take-up system is standard on the VJ-1638UR Mark II. A 40kg take-up system is optional, as is a heavy-duty 100kg take-up. An optional 30kg take-up is available for the VJ-1638UH Mark II which can handle rigid media up to 15kg.

    VerteLith includes several useful workflow tools which enhance the use of the Mark II series UV-LED printers. Features include auto-layout and print multi-page PDF functions at the click of a button and supports auto-generation of white and varnish inks to create rich, textured prints without complicated steps. Additionally, auto-generation of Pantone© coated/uncoated spot colours is a standard feature of VerteLith.





  • + Epson commits to the global future of inkjet printing solutions

    As more and more printing moves away from laser-based solutions due to their excessive cost, waste and energy usage, Epson has committed to inkjet solutions powered by its unique PrecisionCore&trad...

    August 17 2021

    As more and more printing moves away from laser-based solutions due to their excessive cost, waste and energy usage, Epson has committed to inkjet solutions powered by its unique PrecisionCore™ technology as the future of printing for home, enterprise, office, large format and industrial applications.



    Epson Australia GM marketing, Bruce Bealby explained, “Epson’s inkjet printing technology is increasingly the technology of choice in many areas and most recently in enterprise and office printing environments. As we all know there are always many variations on a theme as far as technology is concerned and inkjet technology is no different. Epson has seen continued and consistent growth in our enterprise and office Heat-Free inkjet solutions powered by our unique PrecisionCore™ technology and have committed to it, globally, as the future of office printing.”
     
    The main reasons for this are simple and straightforward. Epson PrecisionCore™ inkjet solutions are scalable and so can be used across the board from entry level office printers right up to industrial large format printers and enterprise office printers.
     
    Epson PrecisionCore™ printers use fewer moving parts than traditional laser technology, which makes them inherently more reliable and that is particularly important when printers and copiers are such an important part of time-sensitive business processes. Fewer moving parts also drive down production and service costs.
     
    In addition, Epson’s PrecisionCore™ inkjet solutions, high-yield inks and low running costs are particularly relevant and significant in office environments where costs are tightly controlled.
     
    Bealby added, “It’s also worth noting that not only can Epson PrecisionCore™ enterprise and office printers provide businesses with a more affordable option for high-speed, high-volume printing but they are also the ideal replacement for toner-based, energy-hungry laser printers.”
     
    As far as the environment is concerned Epson’s Heat-Free Technology uses far less – often up to 94% less* – power than comparable laser printers, which benefits the planet and results in lower energy bills for the office. This point is currently being highlighted by Epson and National Geographic in their Global “Turn Down the Heat” campaign.



    The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the Earth. As its permafrost ice melts, powerful methane greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, which speeds up global warming in an increasingly destructive cycle. Professor Katey Walter Anthony is an Arctic researcher and National Geographic Explorer, and her work has helped to reveal that Arctic lakes are emitting five times more methane than previously thought.
     
    To make copies of maps and data from her field research, Katey uses Epson’s innovative inkjet printers. Not only does their Heat-Free Technology save as much as 94% of the energy used by comparable traditional laser printers, they also don’t require heat to warm up like laser printers, which means even greater energy and cost savings.
     
    Katey explains, “The Arctic is literally melting before our eyes, and what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. It affects the entire planet. Heat destroys permafrost and when we choose to use heat free technology, we lower our energy consumption which helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slows permafrost thaw. The environmental burden from manufacturing and recycling spare parts is also reduced, as Heat-Free Technology uses fewer consumables and parts that need replacing.”
     
    As much of the industrialised world strives to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, these innate energy savings brought by Heat-Free technology can greatly reduce the environmental footprint of printing solutions.
     
    Bruce Bealby concluded, “The feedback we consistently get from the market is that inkjet technology continues to be the dominant technology in many areas including large format, commercial, and industrial; however, as far as Epson and our customers are concerned it also continues to excel and significantly grow in popularity in the enterprise and office spaces. It is worth acknowledging again that not all inkjet-based technologies are created equal but those that have the right balance between, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and lower cost will be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.”





  • + LexJet Introduces In-House Digital Label Printer and Cutter

    LexJet, a subsidiary of S-One Holdings Corporation, has launched a new printer and die cutter that allows cannabis brands to print high-quality labels in house. The RP530 and RP530W pr...

    August 17 2021

    LexJet, a subsidiary of S-One Holdings Corporation, has launched a new printer and die cutter that allows cannabis brands to print high-quality labels in house.

    The RP530 and RP530W printers, manufactured by IntoPrint and sold under LexJet, allow for premium digital label printing in full CMYK, or CMYK+White.

    The RF8510 die cutter seamlessly finishes label jobs, and can laminate, die cut, strip, slit, and rewind. The machine uses plotting technology to cut labels into any shape.

    These machines are an ideal investment for cannabis brands who are looking for the flexibility of variable print and on-demand label production.

    These print and finishing solutions allow brands to print variable data, remove production delays, reduce inventory, and lower print costs by bringing label production in house. Due to the ever-changing nature of cannabis regulations, business owners can seamlessly change artwork files as regulations change.

    With the solutions from LexJet and IntoPrint, there are no more costly reprints, high minimum order quantities, or warehouse shelves filled with non-complaint labels. Cannabis business owners can simply print the exact quantity they need when they need it.

    For more information, or to get started on in-house label production, visit marketing.lexjet.com/intoprint-label-printer 






  • The PacPrint Board has today announced that, due to ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID outbreaks around the country, Visual Impact Expo, PacPrint 2021 and the Label & Packaging Expo, have been postponed until the middle of 2022.

    Visual Impact Melbourne was due to open at the end of September, however with the current situation in Sydney and, to a lesser extent, Melbourne, Queensland and South Australia, Chair of the Board Sue Threlfo says the decision became ‘inevitable’.

    “The past couple of weeks has demonstrated that, unfortunately, this pandemic is far from over. Realistically, we have come to accept that restrictions will continue to apply for some weeks and perhaps months to come, which may impact not only on the venue arrangements, but on the ability of our exhibitors to properly prepare their stands.

    “We’ve been in constant discussions with the MCEC and with Austrade, and the owners of the shows Visual Connections Australia and the Print & Visual Communications Association (PVCA), as the situation has evolved.

    “We are all in agreement that the increasing uncertainty for our exhibitors and visitors has become untenable, so we have made the exceptionally difficult decision to postpone the expo until 2022.

    “The exhibitors are supportive of this decision and have indicated their commitment to the show remains unchanged.”

    The new dates – the first available at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre for next year – will be June 28 – July 1, 2022.

    The latest information, floor plans, exhibitor details and more will continue to be available on the PacPrint website, www.pacprint.com.au





  • + Kornit Digital acquires Voxel8, expanding additive manufacturing technology portfolio

    Voxel8 has been acquired by Kornit Digital, a textile manufacturing company specialising in on-demand textile production, where digital printing is applied to textiles. The Israeli firm has revenue...

    August 12 2021

    Voxel8 has been acquired by Kornit Digital, a textile manufacturing company specialising in on-demand textile production, where digital printing is applied to textiles. The Israeli firm has revenues of $179 million and over 400 staff.

    Voxel8 was founded as a Harvard spinout from Professor Jennifer Lewis‘ Lab. Initially an electronics 3D printer manufacturer, the company looked to footwear and fabric 3D printing. The firm launched in 2014 and has since received over $12 million in funding, got money from In-Q-tel, changed CEOs, as well as direction, and made items for Hush Puppy and other fashion-related accessories.

    “Voxel8’s innovative technologies and talent will help us accelerate the execution of our 4.0 strategy to digitise sustainable, on-demand textile production. With this advanced and proven 3D technology, we will disrupt the business of fashion, empowering completely new creative decorative concepts and never-before-seen functional textile applications, while exploring new lucrative opportunities in the functional apparel and footwear markets,” stated Ronen Samuel, Kornit Digital Chief Executive Officer.

    Kornit was already moving towards the 3D printing realm, just recently announcing its MAX technology that can make 3D printed surfaces atop of textiles. So, the tie up seems like it is a logical one that could very well be beneficial to Kornit shareholders.

    “Voxel8 offers direct 3D print-on-part capabilities, advanced design software that can be easily integrated with any production floor software workflow, and versatile chemistry enabling on-the-fly formulation of high-performance elastomers to change the material properties of the resulting printed structures by multiple orders of magnitude. This means reflective, high-density, silicone and metallics, as well as compression elements for sports and therapeutics, protection elements like cushioning and impact resistance, and functionality applications like anti-slip, waterproofing, and other qualities combining form and function that are key to Kornit’s vision of digitizing production in every conceivable manner,” said Kobi Mann, Kornit Digital Chief Technology Officer.

    “Voxel8’s innovative and sustainable technology—tested by some of the world’s leading global fashion and footwear brands, such as Hush Puppies, which is part of Wolverine Worldwide, enables the digital creation of unique decorative and functional applications, while eliminating time and waste from the manufacturing process. Voxel8 shares Kornit’s vision of transforming the textile industry and couldn’t be more excited to be part of the journey to build the operating system of sustainable fashion on demand,” said Fred von Gottberg, Voxel8’s CEO.





  • + Alex Bloch joins Currie Group as Specialist ‚Äì Sign & Display

    Currie Group bolsters their wide format service expertise with the hiring of industry specialist Alex Bloch. Alex Bloch is a service specialist and product manager with over 10 years&r...

    August 10 2021

    Currie Group bolsters their wide format service expertise with the hiring of industry specialist Alex Bloch.

    Alex Bloch is a service specialist and product manager with over 10 years’ experience in the wide format digital printing industry.  Before making the move to Australia, Alex gained his experience in Israel with both HP Scitex and EFI (Matan) where he worked across several technical roles within R&D for the respective organisations.  Since arriving in Australia two years ago, Alex has been working as a technical specialist for EFI in Australia.

    Most recently Alex has completed his Fiery proServer & XF Expert Certification.  Alex now has the capability to setup and train users on how to extract all the valuable colour toolset features that will optimise their workflow.  Fiery XF is a leading digital front-end that drives both EFI and non EFI printers and cutters.

    Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to an already strong Currie Group ANZ service team.  With the addition of the EFI wide format portfolio to Currie Group’s product offering, the ANZ service teams have ramped up their training.  With wide format coverage across each State, Alex’s domain knowledge and the backup of EFI, customers can be assured that they will experience the premium service the market has come to expect from Currie Group.





  • + Epson wins multiple BLI Summer 2021 Hardware Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence

    Epson has won multiple BLI Summer 2021 Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence including the A4 Outstanding Personal Colour Inkjet All-in-One Pick for the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5100 Series, namely th...

    August 10 2021

    Epson has won multiple BLI Summer 2021 Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence including the A4 Outstanding Personal Colour Inkjet All-in-One Pick for the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5100 Series, namely their ET-5150 and ET-5170 models, the Outstanding Mid-Volume Workgroup Scanner Pick for the Epson WorkForce DS-530 II and the Outstanding Scanner for Accounting for their RapidReceipt RR-600W.



    Kaitlin Shaw, associate director of A4 hardware at Keypoint Intelligence, said, “The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5100 Series offer low-volume environments strong performance and impressive usability. Thanks to a cartridge-free ink tank system that includes up to two years of ink in the box, total cost of ownership is significantly lower than the average of competitive models. Flawless reliability, strong user-friendliness, and a low user intervention rate means users will have more time for the most important tasks. Flexible mobile and cloud support make it easy and convenient for users to print and scan no matter where they are. Our lab technicians were also impressed with how vivid and consistent the devices’ colour output was.”
     


    “The Epson DS-530 II was outstanding during Keypoint Intelligence’s suite of scanner testing, with perfect reliability and it made easy work of our OCR testing,” said Len Wolak, senior test technician at Keypoint Intelligence. “We were also impressed by how easy it is to operate the device, as job profiles can be created to streamline recurring scan workflows so users can kick-off entire workflows with a few clicks.”



    “The Epson DS-530 II is the ideal scanner for workgroups that want to optimise business processes where paper documents meet digital processes,” said Lee Davis, associate director of software/scanners. “Users can convert paper documents into fully searchable, editable files like Microsoft Word or searchable PDF, extract OCR/barcode information directly from the page and route documents to where they’re needed next. The device also features some media handling capabilities that aren’t available on other devices in its class. For example, slow mode can be used to accommodate delicate originals, preserving the integrity of originals and eliminating the need for a bulky flatbed scanner attachment.”

    “The RapidReceipt RR-600W provides accountants with everything they need to automate data entry processes,” said Lee Davis. “Bundled with Epson ScanSmart Accounting Edition, the device can ‘read’ invoices and receipts, extract specific accounting data (like the invoice total amount) and export it to Excel, QuickBooks, TurboTax and more.”
     
    “Operating the Epson RapidReceipt RR-600W is very simple,” said Len Wolak. “Users have access to their preconfigured single-touch job buttons directly from the device’s 4.3” colour touchscreen, so they can kick-off entire workflows with a few swipes and taps. And not only does the device reduce the amount of time accountants spend on data entry tasks, but it also eliminates the little clerical mistakes that can transform into huge problems.”
     
    Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes its lab test earns the Highly Recommended or Recommended Seal and a Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.





  • + NEW CONTRA VISION PRODUCT TO CREATE IMPRESSIVE DUAL-COLOUR SIGNAGE

    Contra Vision are proud to present a great value product that makes signs stand out both day and night. Contra Vision® Performance™ Black Perforated Film in 20% transparency is a black on...

    August 10 2021

    Contra Vision are proud to present a great value product that makes signs stand out both day and night. Contra Vision® Performance™ Black Perforated Film in 20% transparency is a black on black perforated film intended for the production of dual-colour back-lit signage.
     
    The film is applied to the outside surface of built-up channel letters and during the day, when it is not backlit, the letters appear black. When the sign is backlit at night, it takes on the colour of the translucent sign face used.
     
    Already this product has been used successfully by sign makers based predominantly in the USA but with increasing use in other countries. Recently, it was used by Rainbow Signs and Maintenance, who are based in Northern Ireland, on the Carryduff Community Church sign and the installation has been met with a great response.
     
    Gavin, Lead Pastor at Carryduff Community Church said of the response to the sign,

    “We love the sign and have had a number of very positive remarks about it from the general public as well as the folks who attend the church.”

    This 20% transparency film gives greater night-time light output than other lower transparency products currently available on the market. This means signage will stand-out to passers-by due to its vibrancy.
     
    Alternatively, we offer a white on black perforated window film in 20% transparency which can be printed to produce channel lettering that is coloured by day and white at night.

    www.contravision.com/case_studies/carryduff-community-church-dual-color-backlit-signage/

    www.contravision.com





  • + Roland DG Adds New Dates for Successful Academy Online Training

    Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced two new rounds of 2021 training for the company’s popular Roland Academy Online...

    August 10 2021

    Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced two new rounds of 2021 training for the company’s popular Roland Academy Online courses.

    Due to high demand and a number of sold-out sessions, two rounds of Roland Academy Online training dates have been added for August through to October. Delivered online by expert Roland DG trainers in a small group setting, the 1 to 2-hour sessions continue to receive great feedback from attendees. Chris from Exhibit Images, who attended training in May, said: "Roland DG's online courses are invaluable for the most up-to-date information and updates to VersaWorks. They are a great forum to ask questions in a peer group setting." Steph at Grimshaw Signs said after her 3 training courses in April: "Everything was run really well. [The trainer] spoke great and helped with any questions we had - whether they were off topic or not... everything was clear and made sense." 

    Tickets have been added for the following sessions, and are now available to purchase online: 

    Session 1 – Basics 
    Date: Tuesday, August 24 and Tuesday, September 28 
    Time: 10:00am AEDT 
    Duration: 120 mins 
    Price: $49 inc GST 

    Session 2 – Advanced Features: Cutting 
    Date: Tuesday, August 31 and Tuesday, October 5 
    Time: 10:00am AEDT 
    Duration: 120 mins 
    Price: $49 inc GST 

    Session 3 – Advanced Features: Understanding Colour 
    Date: Tuesday, September 7 and Tuesday, October 12 
    Time: 10:00am AEDT 
    Duration: 90 mins 
    Price: $39 inc GST 

    Session 4 – Advanced Features: Understanding Profiles 
    Date: Tuesday, September 14 and Tuesday, October 19 
    Time: 10:00am AEDT 
    Duration: 60 mins 
    Price: $29 inc GST 

    Session 5 – UV Features and Functions 
    Date: Tuesday, September 21 and Tuesday, October 26 
    Time: 10:00am AEDT 
    Duration: 120 mins 
    Price: $49 inc GST 

    Places are strictly limited to 8 people per class, so attendees will need to get in quick to secure their spot. For more information, and booking details, go to: www.rolanddg.com.au/support/roland-academy/courses/online-training





  • + Sign Essential Celebrates 30years

    Sign Essentials is proud to be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021.  From humble beginnings in the back of a garage north of Brisbane, Sign Essentials has grown to be one of Australia's l...

    August 10 2021

    Sign Essentials is proud to be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021.  From humble beginnings in the back of a garage north of Brisbane, Sign Essentials has grown to be one of Australia's leading industry suppliers. Now located in a modern 2,000 square metre warehouse and office complex in Geebung, the business has come a long way and there’s plenty more ahead! 

    The world has changed a lot in the last 30 years.  At the beginning everything was done by phone, fax and in person, but now a lot of business is conducted through the Sign Essentials website, by email and by SMS.  Importantly, the company makes sure to keep talking to customers as well! “We’d like to thank all our customers for the many years of support” says Helen Harding, Office Manager.  “Whether they have been with us for the full 30 years, or they have met us more recently, we appreciate their business and hope to continue the relationships!” 

    Integral to Sign Essentials success is having the right people and placing them in the right roles.  “Finding good people is critical to servicing our customers” says Sean Strange, General Manager. “We are very fortunate that a high proportion of our staff have been with the company for over 10 years. When we find good people, we like to hang onto them.  However, with recent expansion we’ve also added some exciting new talent who we’re confident will develop and continue the Sign Essentials’ tradition of prioritising Customer Support”. 







    Supplier relationships have been vital to ensuring the company has the right products to offer and is also able to maintain ongoing support levels to end-users.  Some of the key brands in the Sign Essentials portfolio include: 
    • Roland DG Printers and Cutters (Since 1992)
    • SignLab Signmaking Software (Since 1992)  
    • Impact CNC Routers (Since 2011)  
    • Siser Heat Transfer Films (Since 2012)
    • Impact CNC Lasers (since 2014)
    • Grafityp Self Adhesive Films (Since 2016) 
    • Lamidesk Flatbed Applicators (Since 2015)
    • iECHO Flatbed Cutters (Since 2017)
    • Mimaki Printers and Cutters (Since 2018)

    While 2021 marks a special milestone for Sign Essentials and a chance to look back on 30 years, it’s also important to keep moving forward.  In the coming days, weeks and months a number of product upgrades and new models will be introduced.  Some of the highlights include:

    Lamidesk – the new Lamidesk SuperSpeed has been announced.  The SuperSpeed will replace the popular EasyShift motorised model and features a variable-speed control and preset positions.  These features will make application even faster and easier.  SuperSpeed is due around October.

    Impact CNC Routers – VAS (Video Alignment System) and oscillating knife functions will soon be available as an optional add-on when purchasing the Thunder router.  VAS will allow for fast, accurate print/cut registration by utilising a camera and advanced controller technology to align.  The oscillating knife will enable operators to cut a wider range of materials including foam, cardboard, fabrics and more.  Arriving in September.

    Impact CNC Lasers – The second-generation Lightning CO2 lasers have just arrived.  They feature an enhanced bearing system and new lens holder system to improve performance, plus a number of design improvements to reduce the machine footprint.  In stock now.

    Along with the products above it would be expected that the likes of Roland DG and Mimaki will have new offerings in the later part of the year, although nothing is announced yet.  As always, Sign Essentials will be at the forefront with those and is looking forward towards 2022 and beyond.  





  • + Epson launches RapidReceipt RR-600W for small and home offices

    To help ease the burden on small businesses, gig workers and consumers, Epson has launched the new RapidReceipt® RR-600W fast, easy and smart receipt and document scanning solution.

    August 03 2021

    To help ease the burden on small businesses, gig workers and consumers, Epson has launched the new RapidReceipt® RR-600W fast, easy and smart receipt and document scanning solution.



    There is no denying how organising and managing financial information can be overwhelming, especially with the sheer amount of receipts, invoices, expenses, and critical paperwork that most small and home offices accumulate. It is very easy for documents to pile up, and the arduous task of manually processing each one can be time-consuming and cumbersome. The result is often data-entry errors and the risk of lost data, ultimately costing businesses valuable time and money.

    RapidReceipt is the only solution in the market specifically designed for organising and managing receipts and invoices. Perfect for small business owners, office managers, road warriors, field-based workers, consultants and gig economy workers who often wear multiple hats and are short on time and resources. RapidReceipt with receipt and invoice management software is a simple, cost-effective and time-saving financial management solution.
     
    With Epson's leading technology and success in the scanning market, the company focused its expertise on delivering a unique scanning solution to help alleviate their common pain points. Developed with very small and nimble businesses in mind, RapidReceipt is the ultimate organised digital filing cabinet that enables easy financial document management of all types of information with incredible efficiency.
     
    The RapidReceipt scanner includes Epson ScanSmart® Accounting Edition software, which converts stacks of unorganised receipts and invoices into actionable digital data. Small business owners and consumers can finally say goodbye to manually entering data because RapidReceipt software accurately extracts and organises data from receipts and invoices, and seamlessly integrates into Excel® spreadsheets or third-party applications such as MYOB®, XERO®, and more. Users can also scan directly to cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive™ and OneDrive.1
     
    A well-planned organising system can make financial management much easier, so Epson engineered RapidReceipt scanners with speed, image quality, efficiency, and low cost in mind. The RapidReceipt RR-600W wireless, desktop scanner is built for productivity, capturing both sides of a document in one pass with blazing speeds as fast as 35 ppm/70 ipm.2 
     
    It features a robust 100-page Auto Document Feeder accommodating stacks of paper of varying sizes and includes an intuitive 4.3" touchscreen and convenient USB port so users can scan directly to a USB memory drive without a computer.
     
    The RR-600W also includes a TWAIN driver for easy integration to most document management software and includes Kofax® Power PDF® for Windows® and PDF Converter for Mac® to allow users to simply create searchable and editable PDFs, at no extra cost.
     
    With  NewSoft® Presto! BizCard® software included with the RapidReceipt RR-600W, users can easily scan business cards and manage contact information.
     
    Epson scanners deliver amazing image quality and intelligent image adjustments with automatic cropping, blank page deletion, background removal, dirt detection, paper skew correction, and staple protection capabilities so users can scan worry-free.
     
    Availability
    The Epson RapidReceipt RR-600W desktop scanner is available now for an RRP of AUD$699 from Epson Australia by going to:  https://www.epson.com.au/rapidreceipt/ and from all authorised Epson resellers.
     
    1. Internet connection required for some applications.
    2. Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi in Black-and-White, Grayscale or Colour Mode, using the USB interface.