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Nazdar Ink to Showcase Ink Solutions at InPrint Milan 2018

Nazdar Ink Technologies will once again be among the exhibitors at InPrint – the industrial print show – in Milan, Italy this November, showcasing its wide range of UV-LED, traditional UV, solvent and aqueous ink formulations to attendees.

The Milano Congressi (MiCo) will host the InPrint event between 20th and 22nd November, bringing together professionals from the fast-growing industrial print market*, including functional, decorative and packaging printing. Designed to meet the needs of specialists looking for customised industrial print solutions to generate new market opportunities and revenue, InPrint Milan will encompass speciality, screen, digital, inkjet and 3D technologies.

Representatives from leading ink brand Nazdar will be available to discuss the wide variety of applications possible with its inks for inkjet, screen printing and narrow web, plus varnishes, primers and liquid coatings. Nazdar’s newest inks include Nazdar NWIJ single-pass inkjet inks, Nazdar D2S inkjet inks for containers, and UV-LED inkjet, screen and narrow web inks. Visitors will be able to learn about these new developments and more by visiting Nazdar on stand 925.

The Nazdar team will also be taking questions for its InkAnswers program (inkanswers@nazdar.com ) from visitors at InPrint. InkAnswers messages go to more than 20 experts at Nazdar, with a prompt response providing information and advice.

For more information on InPrint 2018 in Milan, please visit http://www.inprintitaly.com/2018/english/

*Industrial print is the industry’s third largest market for venture capital investment. The ‘What is the future of digital industrial print’ white paper by I.T. Strategies, produced for InPrint, forecasts industrial digital and inkjet printing growth of 36% between 2014 and 2020.

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EFI Fiery DesignPro Delivers Stunning Textile Prints

Apparel and textile design professionals can streamline their design processes, saving significant time and empowering designers to get the best possible print results, with updated and new tools available in version 4 of the EFI Fiery DesignPro software suite from Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

The new version of this suite of plug-ins gives graphic designers more power than ever before to create and complete designs directly within Adobe design software.

Unlike many other products for textile design, Fiery DesignPro eliminates the need to reduce designs to indexed colors, maintaining the highest possible fidelity of the artwork. It also creates smoother transitions and gradients, retaining more depth in designs and delivering optimum color results, especially for digitally printed textiles.

The new software is featured with EFI Optitex 2D and 3D CAD software, EFI Reggiani industrial textile inkjet print technology, and the Fiery proServer digital front end (DFE) in a complete EFI Textile Eco-System at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.

Apparel designers rely on EFI Fiery DesignPro tools and EFI’s comprehensive service offering to streamline and simplify their work creating complex designs.

“EFI Fiery DesignPro has been a great program for us. Because it dovetails with the Adobe Creative Cloud, the program is very flexible, even for our new users,” according to Patagonia Senior Textile Designer Julie Seefeld. “The Fiery DesignPro team has been absolutely wonderful to work with, and their accessibility and commitment to customer service are huge assets.”

Streamlined repeat patterns, colour separations and colourways

New Fiery DesignPro RSe tools launched with version 4 include Adobe Photoshop plug-ins that significantly reduce the time and effort needed to create multi-channel separations, colourways and repeat patterns directly within Photoshop, all with the added convenience of a streamlined “Print to Fiery” function to send designs directly into production through an EFI Fiery proServer DFE.

Even for complicated designs, the software provides powerful, easy-to-use tools that do not require special skills. Photoshop and Fiery DesignPro are closely integrated and designers can conveniently switch between the two toolsets. Users gain a significant expansion in design options with the ability to create repeats from any full-color design and view both the design and multiple repeats simultaneously while designing. Following the repeat process, users can separate colors into multi-channel artwork for easy recoloring, while preserving more depth in the design. These features replace labor-intensive operations and the need to work in multiple software applications that were previously required to accomplish each of these tasks.

Tech innovation that unleashes designers’ creativity

For Québec, Canada-based Alphi Apparel Group, Fiery DesignPro software results in faster creation of new designs and opens the door to new design possibilities. “The Fiery DesignPro design tools have become indispensable to me,” said Alphi Apparel Senior Designer Rhonda Shechtman. “This easy and affordable design suite allows me to create designs I was unable to achieve before. Designing takes a fraction of the time, I can be more creative, and the tools are a pleasure to use.”

“Digital textile printing is prompting users to create stunning designs that include smooth gradients and complex overprints – something that was not as simple to achieve in the analog world,” said Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Fiery. “This full set of advanced design tools is the only textile solution in the market that works directly within Adobe products without the need to launch other software. As a result, designers have more power to unleash their creativity by working with multi-color designs within the same Adobe interface in an integrated toolset.”

The new version of EFI Fiery DesignPro software is now available from EFI and authorized EFI resellers.

EFI Fiery DesignPro is part of a complete ecosystem of advanced products for textile design and production, including the EFI Fiery proServer DFE and EFI Optitex, the cutting-edge 2D and 3D integrated platform for product development and design used by leading brands and retailers worldwide. EFI’s portfolio of solutions also includes EFI Reggiani, a leading line of printers offering eco-friendly digital production with stunning colors and color fidelity using a variety of inks to support virtually any fabric type.

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Our Apparel Customer Dominates at Cycling World Championships

Bioracer, a technical apparel specialist, supplies national cycling teams for a number of countries with their cycling suits for international competitions.

Athletes wearing Bioracer’s Speedwear Concept – the brand new speed suit for the 2018 Innsbruck/Tirol World Championships, launched as the next development from the speed suit worn at the Rio Olympics – totalled eight out of fifteen medals and three out of five gold medals.

To reach these quality standards Bioracer keeps a sharp focus on research and on the development of materials, garments and processes. That includes procuring papers from Neenah Coldenhove for sublimating the artworks onto each garment.

Neenah Coldenhove shares the same perspective of continuous investment in innovation and improvements. That is why we will keep supplying high quality products that help our customers reach success and, in some cases, gold medals.

To highlight our constant ambition to stay on top and in support of our sports apparel customers, our booth’s theme at this year’s SIGA Expo in Las Vegas will be “reach your peak with our digital sublimation transfer paper” and we’ll be wearing custom cycling t-shirts produced by Bioracer. Come visit us during SIGA 2018 at booth 3581 from 18-20 October and discover what we can do for your business.

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Primera Launch New LX910e Colour Label and Tag Printer

LX910e Colour Label and Tag Printer

The Most Advanced, Most Professional Colour Label Printer Ever From Primera

LX910e is the fastest and highest print quality colour label printer ever developed by Primera. It utilizes an all-new, very high capacity thermal inkjet print head that was designed from the start to be unmatched in its performance. With LX910e you’ll quickly and easily get all the labels you need with professional print quality on each and every label, free of horizontal banding or streaks down the length of the output.

 

With LX910e, your possibilities are endless.

Print just one or thousands of labels at a time with identical or unique data on every label.
Print with dye or pigment ink, all in the same printer, by simply changing out an ink cartridge. Dye ink has brilliant, vivid colours for making eye-catching prime labels for your products. Pigment ink is highly durable for more industrial applications. Choose the one that best fits the task without buying two separate printers !

Primera is one of the world’s best-known and best-selling manufacturers of desktop colour label printers. With LX910e, a new benchmark in price and performance has been set.


 

Features

  Fast Print Speeds – With up to 114 mm (4.5”) per second print speeds, your labels will be produced quickly and efficiently.

  Best Print Quality – Print quality on LX910e is the best we’ve ever offered, and likely the best you’ll ever find. Dare to compare! Get identical samples from each printer you are considering. Selling your products is much easier when you have the most professional-looking labels!

  Dual Ink System – Print with dye-based ink for the most colourful and vibrant looking labels. Swap out the all-in-one ink cartridge in 2-3 seconds and print with pigment ink for the most durable inkjet labels.

  Single Ink Cartridge – The all-new, highly advanced ink technology used by LX910e is unique in the business. It requires only a single ink cartridge to produce incredible, best-in-class results. The secret is in the nozzles. Ink droplets are fired so precisely that there’s absolutely no need for a separate black ink cartridge. The resulting “process” black is exceptional. It also costs no more to use than dealing with an extra black ink cartridge. With LX910e, you’ve got just one ink SKU to keep track of – without compromising results.

  Sturdy Metal Enclosure – The LX910e comes with a powder coated metal enclosure which had been certified for many years in areas with higher safety regulations. Especially suitable for use in mechanical and plant engineering, or when electromagnetic screening (EMC) is required.

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New EFI Reggiani TERRA Promises Textile Print Efficiency

New EFI Reggiani TERRA solution from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is a high-performance digital production offering featuring a new pigment ink set and binder for fast, sustainable, and cost-competitive industrial textile printing.

The newly available offering uses a greener, more-efficient, in-line polymerization process that allows users to print the finest designs using less water, less energy and in less processing time, with no steaming or washing needed on direct-to-textile applications.

Designed to leverage EFI Reggiani digital printers’ market-proven industrial performance capabilities, the TERRA pigment solution provides an extraordinary level of print durability and yield longer printhead life with reduced maintenance costs. The solution also delivers excellent light fastness and high printability sharpness on nearly any fiber type, including cotton, polyester, cotton-poly blends and more. As a result, Reggiani TERRA is a great solution for a wide range of applications, such as fashion, home-textile and accessories.

“Pigment inks for digital printing represent a big step forward for the industry, with the potential to accelerate the analog-to-digital transformation underway in textiles and apparel, especially in markets where eco-friendly processes are a must,” said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “The new TERRA pigment textile technology is another advancement in the outstanding range of innovations EFI Reggiani has presented over the past year, continuing our heritage of bringing innovation to the textile and apparel industry to make our customers successful in their projects.”

The new pigment inks in the Reggiani TERRA solution are commercially available as a six-color set of cyan, magenta, yellow, black, blue and red, with additional colors coming soon.

At this week’s SGIA Expo, the TERRA solution includes an EFI Reggiani FLEXY printer and is part of a complete EFI Textile Eco-System for end-to-end digital textile production on display in booth 301 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The textile technologies on exhibit also include EFI Optitex 2D and 3D CAD software, EFI Fiery DesignPro software and EFI Fiery proServer digital front ends.

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ROLLSROLLER Flatbed Applicator Launching in Africa

Graphix Supply World today announced their partnership with ROLLSROLLER®, a patented and proven technology for flatbed mounting and lamination. More than 8 000 sign-makers worldwide are using ROLLSROLLER® daily for efficient sign making and print finishing.

Rollsroller AB is the leading manufacturer and supplier of products and services for flatbed laminators. The company has the proprietary and patented ROLLSROLLER® Flatbed Applicator recognised internationally. ROLLSROLLER® Flatbed applicator poses a technological shift in the sign and printing industry. The company has grown rapidly and established sales in more than 40 countries through an efficient distribution system and business concepts.

ROLLSROLLER FLATBED APPLICATOR

ROLLSROLLER FLATBED APPLICATORS COMES IN A wide range of models specially designed to give you multiple options. We want everybody to find their ideal Flatbed Applicator. We offer a wide selection of sizes and prices and many add-on options. It all depends on your needs. What size signs or prints do you work with? What media widths do you use? What do you need to make your work even easier? What are your future needs? In addition, we can customise the Flatbed Applicator to suit your needs. We have created many unique Flatbed Applicators in consultation with our customers.

There’s a ROLLSROLLER for everyone – and if your model doesn’t exist, we can create it.

You can now place your orders with GSW in Africa!

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Unfold Focuses on Smart Production with Mimaki’s Wide-Format Printer

Unfold works from a large industrial building, located in a large commercial zoning area. A common assumption for most production companies. What’s not so common, is that Unfold houses a huge range of heavy production printers, yet very few people to operate them. Owner of the company, René Spanger, does most of it all by himself. Just recently, he upped his own game and invested in a 3,20-meter-wide Mimaki printer with UV-curing. The UJV55-320 is a big whopper – crucial to be able to deal with the print demand at Unfold.

 

From the home

Spanger started out as an events’ organiser 15 years ago. As he developed flyers and posters for events, people automatically asked for the next step. Spanger is a design autodidact. All thanks to Google, according to him: “Before you know it, you’re a trader in print material. I got so many print requests that I actually bought my first home plotter. I put it in a 15sqm room in my home. After that, things got out of hand,” he adds jokingly, “and my machine portfolio grew exponentially.”

To more space

By adding printers, Spanger needed more room and went from 150 to 800 to 1250 sqm. More room, not more people though. René Spanger and his emergency crew, that’s it. Order intake, order preparations, prepress, printing, finishing, packing and shipping – most companies have one person per division. Unfold doesn’t, it relies on its automation installation to do the work for them. Spanger no longer designs – he focuses entirely on production.

Automation

André Geuke who works for supplier calls Unfold an a-typical company. “René took huge strides forward when it comes to automation. He put in a lot of time in setting up a functional system that enables five printers to be operated by just the one person.” Nonetheless, Spanger is checking with different people for additional support, when required.

Print service

Geuke: “It’s astonishing, how the company only offers print service (printing, plotting and milling). Unfold works for third parties like graphic and sign companies that outsource the print jobs to this specialised print machine.” Companies with an online sales focus also often turn to Unfold for production. The company does not advertise, and its website is a contact page. Work comes in via resellers providing print-ready PDFs.

Long-term relationship

The relationship with Mimaki goes way back. It started with the first plotter Unfold purchased. Fifteen years ago, it was one of the first machines that could print and plot at the same time. “I asked my foil supplier a reference for a printer. It became the Mimaki on the second go. After that, it just kept on feeling right.” Spanger adds. “I am pleased with the Mimaki printers and it remained our go-to brand as our capacity grew. We still have our first machine up and running even.”

Growth

The new Mimaki UJV55-320 extends the print width capacity. The machine replaces a smaller 2,6m printer. Mimaki has been supplying a 3,2m printer just recently, but at Unfold it’s been running for a few months. Much to everyone’s delight from the very start. “The printer arrived just in time to comply with the increasing print demand. But I spot potential to push our growth even further“, René Spanger concludes.

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Innovative Ideas to Discover with Mimaki at Luxe Pack Event

Demonstrating unlimited possibilities for digital print in packaging, visual communications and retail at two important trade show events

Mimaki showcased innovative solutions for packaging, visual communications and retail enabled by digital printing at two important French events this autumn. At LUXE PACK, held on 1 to 3 October in Monaco, visitors saw how easy and effective it is to take luxury packaging to a new dimension with UV and 3D inkjet printing. At Print in Progress, held on 10 to 11 October in Paris, visitors learnt how easy it is to produce personalised promotional items as well as stunning signs, interior décor and more. At both shows, Mimaki experts were on hand to discuss the business needs and potential solutions with attendees.

“While digital printing is certainly not new, its applications continue to expand and grow across a number of industry segments,” said Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales EMEA, of Mimaki. “At each of these shows, we highlighted some of the more innovative and unique ways to make packaging, signs and visual communications more compelling. We believe brand owner attendees left our booths with many ideas that will help them market their products better, while printers and converters learnt about new products and services they can offer to their brand owner customers.”

One of the key differentiators of digital printing is the ability to produce cost-effective personalised, customised or small lot items. For example, at Print in Progress, Mimaki will be showing its UJF-6042MkII flatbed printer producing personalised promotional items, packaging and other retail products, while the JV150 will be printing signs and other visual communications. Mimaki will also be printing wallpaper and other interior décor items on the UCJV300 series – a compact footprint that delivers printing and cutting inline for a finished product.

At LUXE PACK, the UJF-3042MkII flatbed printer printed directly on perfume bottles and other premium packaging, and its optional Kebab unit  printed directly on the 360° surface of cylindrical items such as wine bottles. Visitors to the Mimaki booth saw samples of full-colour 3D printing produced by the Mimaki 3DUJ-553, capable of printing up to 10 million different colours. Product Manager Bert Benckhuysen joined a panel discussion at the show on 2 October: Additive Manufacturing in the Service of the Luxury Brands – New Solutions and Experiences. This was a lively discussion that presented many novel ways in which 3D printing can be used for packaging, promotional items and more.

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Mimaki Celebrates 23 Year Partnership With Graphix Supply World

Mimaki participated at the recent FESPA Africa and Sign Africa Expo, where the brand was represented by its exclusive distributor in Africa, Graphix Supply World (GSW). In line with FESPA’s theme ‘Where Print Takes Off’, the stand aimed to inspire visitors and get them on board with Mimaki.

Danna Drion, Mimaki’s Senior Marketing Manager for EMEA said, ‘We have a strategic partnership with GSW. We see them as family, and have enjoyed a long and solid relationship with them. GSW is a very well known brand in the market, and Mimaki are extremely happy to work with them on showcasing new trends and innovations.’

The GSW/Mimaki stand focused on displaying applications to show customers the many innovations that can be produced by Mimaki printers, including printed keyboards, soap dispensers, promotional products, 3D objects, home and interior decor, bottles, interior panels, headphones and more. ‘It was great for our loyal customers, as well as new customers, to see these innovations, and they reacted with great interest,’ said Drion. Products spanned the areas of signage and graphics, industrial products, promotional products, UV products, textile printing and 3D technology.

‘FESPA Africa is an important event for not only the South African market, but surrounding countries, so it was very important for Mimaki to exhibit there,’ said Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales of Mimaki EMEA. ‘In Africa, as in a lot of countries, people are continuously looking for new trends and new technologies to expand their product portfolios. Customers want to do as much as possible with one technology. And that’s where Mimaki’s products come in. If you look at the individual markets, for example, signage and graphics solutions, besides the traditional media that is available, Mimaki can print, for example, on coloured vinyls, wallpapers or textiles with these solutions. So customers can offer more applications to their clients with only one product.’

‘As long as it’s digitally printed – it doesn’t matter if it’s 2 or 3 dimensional, or whether it’s textiles or banners – whatever customers want, Mimaki can offer, and this is unique in the industry,’ added van den Broek.