Mimaki announced the simultaneous worldwide release of large format inkjet printers,
March 01 2022
Mimaki announced the simultaneous worldwide release of large format inkjet printers, "330 Series".
Since the world's first eco-solvent inkjet printer, "JV3-130S/160" was introduced to the market in 2002, we have been leading the industry by introducing printers with new values, always focusing on "something New, something Different" to meet customers' needs for high image quality and quick delivery.
With the catch copy, "Give your creativity a Glow up", in pursuit of new value, we designed and developed the casing of these products from the ground up, with bringing together the technological expertise we have accumulated over the past 20 years for the newly announcing " JV330-130/160" and "CJV330-130/160" of large format inkjet printer. And the "330 Series" will make an appearance in the market as new models bearing the "3", which has been really loved from the customers engaged in sign graphic industry.
JV330-130/-160 and CJV330-130/-160 are added to the line-up of the entry model "100 Series" and the standard model "300 Series" as middle and high-end models to meet the needs of customers. In addition to its impressive image quality and high productivity, the high value-added functions are mounted to assist customers in saving work and labor.
The 330 Series have newly the "Mimaki Weaving Dot Technology (MWDT)", a printing technology that changes the order of ink droplet placement depending on the printing conditions. It suppresses unexpected occurrence of streaks or unevenness of printing caused by slight individual differences in the print head or subtle deviations in adjustment.
We have also released a new input profile "Deep Colour Natural", a standard format for colour management. It makes full use of the wide colour gamut of the market-proven "SS21", our eco-solvent ink and reproduces fully vivid solid colour*1 expression, natural gray tone, and natural skin tone, which were difficult to coexist in the past.
Printing speed is 21.0m2/h in standard mode with 4 colour (C, M, Y, K), and 13.2m2/h with 8 colours (C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm, Lk, Or), of high productivity. As befits our flagship model, it promotes work efficiency with high image quality and high productivity.
The "XY slitter" and the "Media changer" are two high value-added functions that assist in your saving work and labor. The XY slitter has an in-line function that cuts all sides of the media after printing, enabling automatic slit processing without the need of taking-out media. This will significantly shorten the post-process work and reduce the space required for the cutting work that used to be done manually.
And the Media Changer accommodates up to three rolls of media to be able to change by simply turning the handle with light force. The Media changer reduces the time and effort required to change media, contributing to a more efficient work environment.
In addition, these new models are compatible with "Mimaki Remote Access (MRA)", which allows you to remotely operate the machine and check its operation status from your smart phone*2 or PC, if inside a LAN environment of the same segment. Operation of the printer without worry even from a remote location provides you with a desirable work environment.
As the other new mechanism, there are an ink supply unit that enables agitation of large-capacity 2L ink packs without removing them from the unit, and the drive motor, which was conventionally mounted on only one side, is now mounted on both the left and right sides of the media winder for more stable winding. These new designs ensure uninterrupted long-hour operation.
Furthermore, Mimaki Advanced Pass System 4 (MAPS4)*3, Nozzle Check Unit (NCU)*4, Nozzle Recovery System (NRS)*5, and Dot Adjustment System (DAS)*6 have inherited our printing functions for supporting a stable operation. Focusing large indoor and outdoor signage and graphic market, the new models are equipped with "JV330 Series" only for printing function and "CJV330 Series" having print & cut functions each with the lineup of -130 (maximum media width of 1,361 mm) and -160 (maximum media width of 1,610 mm) to be released in April 2022.
With "something New, something Different" as our management vision, Mimaki Engineering will continue to pursue new technological innovations constantly and to realise the "beauty and speed" that our customers demand.
Mimaki announced the release of large format inkjet printers
March 01 2022
Mimaki announced the release of large format inkjet printers TS330-1600 sublimation transfer inkjet printer
We have been leading the industry by introducing printers with new values, always focusing on "something New, something Different" to meet customers' needs for high image quality and quick delivery.
With the catch copy, "Give your creativity a Glow up", "TS330-1600" is our newly releasing large format inkjet printer of which casing was designed and developed from the ground up, by bringing together the technological expertise of Mimaki’s accumulation over the past 20 years.
TS330-1600 is a sublimation transfer inkjet printer that enables high production with high image quality suitable for a flagship model and is equipped with new functions to improve stable operation and pursues work and labor saving for customers.
The "Mimaki Weaving Dot Technology (MWDT)" a printing technology is newly installed, and it changes the order of ink droplet placement depending on printing conditions. This new technology suppresses unexpected occurrence of streaks or unevenness of printing caused by slight individual differences in the print head or subtle deviations in adjustment to produce both the best solid print*1 quality in our company's history and the beautiful printing quality.
Printing speed of 69m2/h in Draft mode (600x600 dpi, 2Pass) with 4-colour ink set (Bl,M,Y,K) is achieved,
which is increased to about 138% of speed compared to our conventional model*2. In addition, MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System 4) *3 reduces banding (horizontal stripes) during low passes.
Two optional units of the "10 kg ink tank unit" and the "Mini jumbo roll unit" that have been popular with our other models*4 are customised to be able to attach to TS330-1600.
The 10kg ink tank*5 of large capacity type can be installed to the "10kg ink tank supply unit"*6 to be able to significantly reduce running costs compared to the standard 2L ink pack apply. The "Mini jumbo roll unit "*6 is a feeding option that can be equipped with Mimaki VisionTM Jet-X Mini-162, our genuine transfer paper of approximately 2,500m length roll that have achieved low running costs.
With the lower running costs, these two optional units contribute to reducing downtime of ink and media replacement, as well as reduced workload for customers.
TS330-1600 adopts a new function to prevent conveyance misalignment in long length media winding. The drive motor for winding, which used to be mounted only on one side, is now mounted on both the left and right sides to distribute the load and strengthen the winding force. The "V-shape cut function" cuts the media into a V-shape, allowing the tape to be fixed at a single point straight against the paper core is added. Moreover the "Media edge guide" for assisting in media winding is downsized to make it easier for customers to attach and remove it by themselves.
Those new additional three functions and item can reduce human error and prevent media feeding misalignment.
Mimaki’s printing functions such as, NCU (Nozzle Check Unit)*7 , NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) *8, DAS (Dot Adjustment System)*9 are taken over to ensure stable operation for long-time printing.
New features to improve usability
As a new cleaning mechanism, a "cloth wiper" has been adopted to increase the removal rate of unwanted ink droplets adhering to the nozzle surface.
Compared to conventional "rubber wipers", the new wiper reduces ink splattering on the head station and improves maintainability and cleanliness. The maintenance space has been expanded, and LED lighting has been installed inside the main unit as standard, making it even easier to view and use.
"Mimaki Remote Access (MRA)", which allows you to operate the machine panel and confirm the operating status like error-check from a smartphone*10 or PC within the same segment LAN environment is applied to the new model. The operability of printer from a remote location without worry provides the work environment that customers require.
"Sb411" and "Sb410"*11 inks proven in the market are applied to TS330-1600
All colours of these environmentally friendly inks have acquired "ECO PASSPORT"*12, as an international certification of safety and security against chemical substances for dyes, pigments, auxiliaries, and finishing agents, that are used in the production of textile products.
Ink sets are available in 4, 6, 7, and 8 colours. Besides the basic colour of blue, magenta, yellow, and black for 4 colour ink set, there are light blue, light magenta, light black, fluorescent pink, and fluorescent yellow that are selectable among 6/7/8 colour ink sets to suit your work.
The print width corresponds to 1,600mm, which is frequently used in textile and apparel applications. TS330-1600 is compatible with two types of RIP software for printing,"RasterLink7", which is both easy to use and highly functional and,"TxLink4 Lite", which is suitable for textile printing, and either can be selected at the time of purchase.
With "something New, something Different" as our management vision, Mimaki Engineering will continue to strive as an innovator company to provide products that are close to our customers.
Mimaki announced the release of new cutting plotters in three sizes with different cuttable areas: "CG-60AR (cut...
March 01 2022
Mimaki announced the release of new cutting plotters in three sizes with different cuttable areas: "CG-60AR (cuttable area: 606 mm width)", "CG-100AR (cuttable area: 1,070 mm width)", and "CG-130AR (cuttable area: 1,370 mm width)".
For more than 30 years since 1988 of the release of the CG Series of high-accuracy cutting plotters for the signage industry we have been highly evaluated by customers around the world. As more jobs require shorter delivery times, we have received various requests such as speedy and accurate cutting of more diversified materials and beginner-friendly operability.
The "CG-AR series" to be released this time are the reasonably-priced latest cutting plotters of entry-model with improved usability, combining more advanced cutting performance and the ability to handle a wide range of cutting materials.
The highest cutting pressure in its class of 550g and a cutting speed 105% compared with our conventional product*1 have been achieved as the basic performance. By the increasing of 50 g of cutting pressure allowing the cutting of a wider range of materials, including PVC, fluorescent and reflective sheets, and rubber sheets. Also, CG-AR series are now capable of full cutting of cardboard. Using the dedicated optional products*2, they can produce high-quality cutouts from plain paper to cardboard, and an additional line-marking gauge enables a fold line making. These features help to create paper crafts and packages that could not be produced with the conventional models and expand not only the range of processable materials but also the range of applications.
We have also added a function that focuses on "usability" so that a variety of customers can use these products. Now that they support Windows plotter drivers, it will be easy to output data to the cutting plotter. You can send data directly from Microsoft Word, for example, without using design software such as Adobe Illustrator*3, to perform cutting. This allows you to cut and plot text and graphics easily, just like outputting them with a general office printer.*4
Moreover, support for "Mimaki Remote Access (MRA)" allows the operator to remotely use the machine and check its operation status. It would be possible through smartphone*5 or PC in the same segment network environment to operate the machine's panel, check errors, and operational status of cutting progress etc. By running a cutting plotter from a distance without worry, the customer is provided with their desired working environment.
Also, a feature "ID Cut function" newly applied in the entry-level model further improves usability. *6 This function is used to perform Print & Cut efficiently by cooperation with Mimaki printers. By reading the printed register mark with ID, the data contained in the ID is automatically cut. Data transmission from the PC is completed with one-time operation, and once you set the printed sheet on the cutting plotter, cutting is completed automatically. Though being an entry-level model, it has achieved a cost performance that even enables unattended operation.
This selectable "usability" not available in the previous series allows a wide range of customers to build an efficient output system.
This "CG-AR series" cutting plotter delivers overwhelming cost performance to further support your business as an entry-level model that is easy to use by both existing and new users of cutting plotters and goes beyond the normal functional limits. The product suitable for a wide range of applications such as car wrapping, wall decoration, paper crafting, and packaging, in addition to signage applications such as stickers, labels, POP, and signs will be released worldwide in April 2022.
With "Newness & Difference" as our management vision, Mimaki Engineering will continue to push forward as an innovative company creating new value for our customers.
Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, announced today the launch of its third generation of TrueVIS wide format inkjet printer cutters, including the professional flagship VG3-640 and VG3-540 models with up to eight ink colours and the value-packed SG3-540 and SG3-300 with four ink colours.
"Since its launch in 2016, we have focused on building upon our award-winning TrueVIS brand, to produce durable graphics with the extraordinary power to excite hearts and minds," said Tony Miller, President of Roland DG’s Global Sales and Marketing Division. "The combination of unparalleled colour, durability and ease of use has appealed to large numbers of digital print business owners, resulting in sales of more than 23,000 units."
"Our exciting new products were developed based on user feedback, with the goal of making the performance of the next instalment of the renowned TrueVIS brand even more intelligent and user-friendly than before," Miller said. "After thoroughly reviewing the previous hardware design, we developed a new platform from scratch. The rigidity of the body has been increased by four times, and the dot shape and position of the ink droplets can be controlled more accurately and consistently than ever before. Taking TrueVIS' best image quality to the next level has resulted in the next generation standard of excellence for Roland DG."
The flagship VG3 Series adopts a new eight-colour ink set of CMYKLcLmOrGr for unequalled colour matching and visual expression with a wider colour gamut using special Orange and Green inks, and smoother colours with reduced graininess using Light Cyan and Light Magenta. The new True Rich Color 3 preset optimises the potential of both superior colour reproduction of the printer and the wide colour gamut of TR2 inks to achieve a unique combination of vividness and natural appearance in a single graphic.
According to Miller, the new TrueVIS was also designed to offer excellent usability without relying on operator proficiency. The new TrueVIS features an easy-to-read colour LCD touch panel for quick and easy access to check settings, get a real-time view of ink levels and media, and perform device commands. Both VG3 and SG3 models include a new media setting support function that reduces media skew for easier and more accurate media loading. TrueVIS also supports automatic media gap and feed compensation for a more stable, unattended workflow. The newly developed centre and side pinch rollers further optimise the pressure to hold the media in place, resulting in improved print and cut quality.
For increased productivity and profitability, TrueVIS inkjets are designed to work with Roland DG Connect, a cloud-based app that provides numerous helpful functions by connecting your devices and sharing information. For example, based on the shared product information, you can achieve faster, more proactive support, view the status of various functions and machine up-time, easily calculate profitability, and quickly download media output profiles. This helps customers to reduce downtime, improve work efficiency and realise more efficient business operations.
"The world is changing dramatically," Miller added. "We live in an era where special experiences are required to excite people so print producers are challenged to work more efficiently and creatively than ever. The VG3 and SG3 Series has been developed to create exceptional value for the future of the printing business and provide the finest image quality to as many customers as possible. Through the new TrueVIS, we are passionate about working together with our customers to open up new possibilities in the printing business."
To find out more about the VG3 Series, go to: https://www.rolanddg.com.au/products/printers/truevis-vg3-series-printer-cutter
To find out more about the SG3 Series, go to: https://www.rolanddg.com.au/products/printers/truevis-sg3-series-printer-cutter
MUTOH Australia h...
February 15 2022
MUTOH Australia has released the new XpertJet 1341SR ‘Pro’ series printer. Based on the former long running VJ-1324X model, the new XpertJet 1341SR ‘Pro’ series has significant speed increases (up to 200%) plus the integration of 3 new key Mutoh technologies to enhance quality and production.
The new, larger ‘AccuFine’ print head, ‘i-screen’ and Mutoh’s new genuine rip software ‘VerteLith’ all combine to deliver high printing speeds, extremely accurate dot placement, smooth gradations, and an intuitive workflow via the simple to use, but powerful Mutoh VerteLith rip (which recently won the European Digital Press Association for workflow technology)
The MUTOH XpertJet series, which delivers excellent print quality and high productivity, now has a 54”/1.3m wide eco-solvent printer model perfectly balancing cost and performance. In a compact body that’s easy to handle, equipped with MUTOH's latest unique technologies, the XpertJet 1341SR Pro is paired with MUTOH's new eco-solvent ink "VJ-MS31" that excels in colour reproduction, weather resistance, and ease of maintenance. The ink has been certified UL GREENGUARD Gold, making it environmentally and operator friendly.
The XpertJet 1341SR Pro brings the best "Made in Japan Quality" to various markets such as banners, trade show graphics, indoor and outdoor signs, POP displays, vehicle wrap and more.
Stock is available in Australia now. For more information, please contact Mutoh Australia email@example.com or 02-9437 1366. To learn more about all of Mutoh’s award-winning products visit www.mutoh-au.com
October 25 2021
Efficient, high-quality, versatile digital inkjet solutions can be key to helping display graphics providers drive profitability and capture new growth opportunities. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is working closely with those providers, presenting them innovative solutions that can drive their display graphics business forward faster in an economic recovery. This week, dozens of EFI™ customers, prospects and industry media and analysts are attending a series of EFI Ignition open house events that deliver a more-comprehensive view of growth opportunities display graphics providers can capture.
The events – one-day invitation-only presentations and demonstrations at the EFI Global Inkjet Innovation Center in Londonderry, New Hampshire – highlight the ways print providers can take their businesses to new heights by leveraging leading-edge production solutions.
“The pandemic has understandably forced the cancellation or postponement of several large tradeshows that would have served as launch events for these products, but that does not diminish our customers’ need for continued advancement and innovation,” said Ken Hanulec, vice president of Worldwide Marketing, EFI. “Our conversations with customers at this week’s Ignition event will give a strong representation of the market opportunities display graphics businesses have for success in a recovering market using our leading portfolio of innovative solutions.”
This week’s events highlight new product launches and a range of topic areas that address specific display graphics challenges and opportunities. New product launches and presentation topics include:
Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced the BN-20A, a new, lower-cost addition to its VersaSTUDIO series of desktop inkjet printer cutters.
October 12 2021
Kornit’s first-ever impact report codifies brand vision of transforming the fashion industry with uncompromising eco-friendly production on demand: “These KPIs reflect Kornit’s co...
September 21 2021
Kornit’s first-ever impact report codifies brand vision of transforming the fashion industry with uncompromising eco-friendly production on demand: “These KPIs reflect Kornit’s core values, embedded into every aspect of our business,” says CEO Ronen Samuel.
Kornit Digital Ltd., a worldwide market leader in digital textile production technologies, today released its 2020 Impact and Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) Report. This inaugural report affirms Kornit’s commitment to achieving specific ESG goals. This includes the way Kornit conducts business, creates meaningful impact in local communities, and achieves environmental sustainability, in addition to how Kornit will continue to build a diverse and inclusive company culture, foster employee growth and development, and empower fair and safe labor practices globally.
“Our vision is to boldly transform the world of fashion and textiles for a better, more sustainable planet,” said Ronen Samuel, Kornit Digital’s Chief Executive Officer. “This report serves as our roadmap to achieving this vision.”
Mr. Samuel continued, “The fashion industry is unfortunately responsible for severe ecological damage, producing nearly 20% of global wastewater each year and over-producing an average of 30% as an integral part of its ‘normal’ course of doing business. We are laser-focused on changing that trajectory. Sustainability is top of mind at Kornit, in our spirit and in practice, every single day.”
In addition to enabling eco-friendly production processes with technology and consumables that use less water, reduce waste, and minimize the carbon footprint, Kornit technology solutions enable sustainable production on demand, which eliminates overproduction of apparel and other textile goods. A 2021 Life Cycle Assessment conducted on two flagship products, the Kornit Atlas MAX and Kornit Presto S, demonstrated that relative to traditional analog processes, Kornit’s digital production systems used up to 95% less water and 94% less energy, and produced up to 83% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the Presto S system and up to 93% less water and 66% less energy, and produced up to 82% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the Atlas MAX system.
Based on this study, in addition to past sustainability performance results and strategic projections for business growth and market expansion, by 2026 Kornit Digital’s sustainable on-demand solutions are expected to enable the production of approximately 2.5 billion apparel items in a responsible manner to deliver:
HP Inc. has introduced a range of DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro devices to equip large format print users with the technology to navigate and thrive in the new normal. The portfolios a...
September 21 2021
HP Inc. has introduced a range of DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro devices to equip large format print users with the technology to navigate and thrive in the new normal.
The portfolios also deliver advanced photo and colour quality, enhanced precision, and new graphics application potential - all while driving improvements in sustainability.
With the two new HP DesignJet Z Pro devices, HP is offering print service providers (PSPs) and Geographic Information System (GIS) analysts the latest solutions to produce professional photo-quality prints and high precision colourful GIS-generated maps. Meanwhile, the three new HP PageWide XL Pro printers equip PSPs and reprohouses with the ability to respond faster to customer demands and diversify their existing capabilities.
“As our customers continue to grapple with uncertain business conditions following a uniquely challenging past couple of years, we know that expanding their print application reach, an ability to move fast, and outstanding colour and graphics performance define their large format printing needs”, said Daniel Martinez, General Manager, Large Format Business, HP. “This is why we’re introducing the new HP DesignJet Z Pro and HP PageWide XL Pro series. Both portfolios are designed to help users navigate uncertain demand, respond to tighter deadlines and unlock untapped potential in their own offerings.”
Highest colour quality with HP DesignJet
Marking the 30-year anniversary of the very first DesignJet product, the new HP DesignJet Z6 Pro and Z9+ Pro offer PSPs and GIS analysts respectively the highest professional photo quality and precision, along with leading security features.
Thanks to the chromatic RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks, HP DesignJet Z Pro users can now achieve 93% pantone coverage – 26% more gamut compared to the previous generation – and produce prints with the image quality of a 12-ink printer with just nine inks. Additional features such as the High-Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) printheads and dual drop technology, which reduces visible grain and eliminates the need for light coloured inks, promise prints with clear details and dazzling-contrasts.
The HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro, which offers the widest colour gamut in its category, is the perfect choice for PSPs looking for a professional photo quality printer. Users can customise ICC profiles for their print jobs and achieve desired colour accuracy and consistency. PSPs also have the option to include the HP Gloss Enhancer Upgrade Kit to produce superior gloss uniformity.
Additionally, the HP PrintOS mobile app lets PSPs take more control of their print operations – from monitoring performance and reacting to issues, to sharing media pre-sets remotely. For the first time, the new HP DesignJet Z Pro printer series also incorporates the HP PrintOS Service Center application. This smart cloud-based solution enables users to gain a single, real-time view of all ongoing service cases, with updates that are accessible anytime, anywhere.
For GIS analysts looking to produce very precise maps, print sharp contour lines and text with close attention to keeping data secure, the new HP DesignJet Z6 Pro is the ideal printer. The Adobe PDF Print Engine enables excellent transparencies and layer reproductions - while HP’s HDNA printheads and HP Pixel Control deliver the highest precision, as well as smooth gradients and distinct shades of colour that are particularly needed for printing complex maps.
HP DesignJet Z6 Pro is the world's most secure large-format printer, promising the best data protection through encrypted communications and Access Control List. Features such as HP Connection Inspector, HP Secure Boot, and Whitelisting ensure the best network protection, putting all worries about data security to rest.
Both the HP DesignJet Z6 Pro and Z9+ Pro also enhance efficiency with the fastest media handling, spindle-less and automatic roll feed. The HP DesignJet Z6 Pro prints twice as fast on plain paper at the same quality while the HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro allows users to print up to 18% faster, with better quality, on satin photo media - and 46% faster on canvas.
Maximise productivity with HP PageWide XL Pro
HP has also announced three new HP PageWide XL Pro printers that enable retail PSPs and reprohouses to respond faster to customer demands, meeting tighter deadlines. Additionally, users will also be able to leverage new short-term applications including the potential to print on boards, cardstock, and paper from A2 to B1, and thickness up to 10mm.
The new HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and HP PageWide XL Pro 8200 offer print speeds up to 20 D/A1 pages/min, and 4300 ft2/hr (400 m2/hr) and 30 D/A1 pages/min, and 5300 ft2/hr (500 m2/hr) respectively, enabling users to meet short turnaround time. With the PageWide XL Pro 8200 able to print mixed outputs of both CAD drawings and presentation boards, both printers are also capable of delivering full projects two to three times faster than before. With the new HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and HP PageWide XL Pro 8200, users can also expand their print applications into two-sided, short-term retail posters, which can be easily managed with HP SmartStream.
Designed to help boost profits and cut costs, both the HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and the HP PageWide XL Pro 8200 enable users to save up to 50% preparation and finishing costs. Using up to three-litre Original HP Eco-Carton ink cartridges, both printers ensure low running costs for CAD drawings and posters. Features such as the versatile stacker, inline folders and auto switch free up operation time, giving reprohouses the power to say yes to more print jobs.
The compact HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 boosts productivity with fast printing speeds of up to 700 m2 (7500 ft2) or 1,000 B1 posters per hour, and can print on different sizes materials, including paper and boards to cardstock and cutsheets. It also provides PSPs with the capability to deliver quick results with instant-dry prints on compatible substrates. With HP PrintOS, PSPs can easily control the operations of their fleet anywhere, anytime – while also enjoying simplified maintenance and fast start-up. The HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 also features the first HP large-format auto sheet feeder and versatile stacker, providing seamless end-to-end cut-sheet workflow.
HP – a partner in sustainability
The new HP DesignJet portfolio and HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 printer are all rated as ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant and EPEAT registered, meaning they use less energy and are certified as environmentally preferred products.
The new HP DesignJet Z Pro printers are made of 30% recycled plastic, using over eight 16.9-oz (0.5-L) bottles worth of ocean-bound plastic, and are fully compatible with large format FSC-certified papers, a range of recyclable HP media and free, convenient take-back program for certain HP media.
Both new portfolios are fully compatible with HP Eco Carton Cartridges, achieving up to 80% reduction in plastic. The outer carton of Eco-Carton cartridges can be disposed of through local cardboard recycling
Inks for the HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 printer are UL ECOLOGO Certified and verified for Nordic Swan Ecolabel printing companies.
HP PageWide XL and DesignJet prints are recyclable, returnable, or non-hazardous and safe for disposal.
The new HP PageWide XL Pro series is expected to be available in all major markets starting September 15th, and the new HP DesignJet Z6 Pro and Z9+ Pro on October 1st, 2021. Pricing information available locally.
Part of Xaar’s ImagineX platform, Ultra High Viscosity technology ensures Xaar’s printheads deliver high impact, productive and efficient results for volume digital label and packaging ...
September 14 2021
Part of Xaar’s ImagineX platform, Ultra High Viscosity technology ensures Xaar’s printheads deliver high impact, productive and efficient results for volume digital label and packaging printing applications.
Xaar, the leading inkjet printing technology group, says the advanced capabilities of its Ultra High Viscosity technology demonstrates the significant difference that inkjet printing can make to labels and packaging.
Part of Xaar’s ImagineX platform, Ultra High Viscosity technology ensures Xaar’s printheads deliver high impact, productive and efficient results for volume digital label and packaging printing applications.
By enabling an extended high colour gamut and fluids with larger particles and more pigment, colours are more vibrant and whites and blacks stronger – this unbeatable capability to print high opacity, especially whites, in a single pass is extremely useful for delivering impact on many labels and direct-to-shape packaging printing applications.
In addition, fluids, and inks with viscosities of up to 100 centipoises (cP) can be jetted in a single pass, further opening up opportunities for label and packaging printers to deliver new and exciting finishes for clients across a wider variety of packaging materials, with a high degree of efficiency and productivity.
Energy is also saved because UV fluids, which previously required heating to 45 degrees C before jetting, can now be laid down at room temperature. Overall, less fluid is required as well, making the process even more sustainable.
Further, high-build varnish embellishments can be achieved more easily, to add texture, visual impact, and functionality (such as ink that resists cracking on flexible surfaces) to labels and packaging. From braille and tactile warning triangles on labels, to the latest haptic effects for a high-end look and real shelf presence for rigid and flexible packaging, with Xaar’s Ultra High Viscosity technology results can be achieved that have traditionally only been possible by using screen printing.
Graham Tweedale, General Manager of Xaar’s printhead business unit, said; “We are already seeing how Ultra High Viscosity technology is opening up new possibilities for Xaar in a number of applications, particularly label and packaging.
“Whereas previously inkjet printheads have typically been only able to jet fluids of around 8 to 12 cP, our technologies enable printers to jet much higher viscosities, achieving a wider colour gamut and unparalleled opacity, and can be used to print an extensive range of special effects.
“In addition, after many years of requests from clients to be able to print higher molecular weight photopolymers to increase resistance and flexibility for printed materials, our Ultra High Viscosity technology has realised this capability, truly unleashing the power of inkjet.”
Ultra High Viscosity technology is available across many of Xaar’s printheads including the Xaar Nitrox, the 50x series, and Xaar 2002.