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December '14

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104 • December 2014 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Product Review INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH UV-LED FLATBED Roland DGA Irvine, California, introduces the VersaUV LEJ-640FT UV-LED flatbed printer, capable of printing onto substrates up to six inches thick and weighing as much as 220 pounds. The LEJ-640FT flatbed features a 64" x 98" bed and can easily handle popular 4' x 8' sheets. A rigid, all-steel frame reduces vibration. Adjustable pinpoint guides ensure precise registration, and a zoned vacuum bed optimizes suction to keep substrates of different sizes flat. Dual stepper motors incorporated with a rack and pinion drive system ensure accurate printing. In addition to CMYK, the LEJ-640FT offers white and clear coat inks for P.O.P. displays, art, architectural signs and two-sided signs with high visual impact and unique dimensional effects. Roland's ECO-UV inks adhere to a wide range of treated and untreated materials with an exceptional color gamut. A patented Roland Automated Ink Circulation System prevents unnecessary discharges and minimizes the settling of pigments in the ink lines. For information, visit www.rolanddga.com. PRODUCTION-SPEED PRINTER/CUTTER Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Georgia, releases the Mimaki CJV300 Series of production-speed, printer/cutter devices. The CJV300 Series extends the capabilities of the Mimaki JV300 Series platform, introduced in July 2014, bringing cutting capabilities to a proven printer platform. The CJV300 Series is available in two sizes: the 54" CJV300-130 model and the 64" CJV300- 160 model. CJV300 Series models incorporate new, staggered printheads (up to four channels per color) that can deliver production print speeds of up to 1,140 square feet per hour to support a high-volume print-and-cut workflow. The integrated cut functionality enables volume production of labels, decals, T-shirt transfers, window clings, floor graphics, P.O.P. displays, vehicle graphics and more in a single unit. The Mimaki CJV300 series offers advanced cutting functions including continuous registration mark detection to enable cutting of an entire roll of media. Also, among the 10 SS21 eco-solvent ink colors available is newly reformulated silver which delivers a greater than 50 percent improvement on refraction over the current silver ink formula. For informa- tion, visit www.mimakiusa.com. MATAN'S "QUANTUM LEAP" Matan Digital Printers, Rosh-Ha'ayin, Israel, launches its Matan Quantum Super-Wide Format Hybrid UV Printer for HD indoor graphics. The new Matan Quantum features Matan's Quantum Printing Engine, combining leading-edge printhead technology—with inherent 7pL drops and three grayscale levels (7pL, 14pL and 21pL)—with ad- vanced LED UV curing tech- nology and LED-curable UV inks. The unit offers 1,200 dpi print qual- ity, superb transitions, vignettes, skin tones and shadows, as well as precise and sharp 4 point size text. Based on the Matan Super-wide-format platform, the Quantum is fully compatible with the entire collection of Matan add-ons, including a Jumbo Roll Media Handling System. Another innovative feature is the ID Backprint, an external discrete printing device that prints file and job information on the rear side of the media, facilitating the identification of the finished job. For information, visit http://matanprinters.com. HIGH PRODUCTIVITY PRINTER WITH AUTOMATED BOARD FEEDER Agfa Graphics, Elmwood Park, New Jersey, announces the launch of the Anapurna M2500i, a 98"-wide, 6-color plus white, UV-curing inkjet printing system with an automated board feeder (ABF). The hybrid unit—designed for sign shops, digital printers, photo labs and graphic screen printers—is ideal for indoor, outdoor and niche applications. The system features robust engi- neering for sustained higher workloads, and offers increased print throughput while also achieving a high level of print quality. It prints on rigid and flexible media including boards/sheets, roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet. Multiple boards or borderless printing increases productivity even more. The system's automated board feeder also increases productivity by allowing for volume printing of small board sizes (up to five boards can be printed in parallel). The Anapurna M2500i features six Konica-Minolta KM 1024i Grayscale print heads for color and two KM 1024i heads for white. It prints at a maximum resolution of 1,440 x 720 dpi and has a maximum speed of 1,238 square feet an hour. For more information, visit www.agfa.com. WATER-BASED PIGMENT INKS FOR TEXTILES DigiFab Systems Inc., Vernon, California, introduces DigiDye PE Pigment Inks, a new addition to the DigiDye family of ink-jet inks. DigiDye PE Pigment Inks for direct-print textile inks designed to print onto cottons and many other textile substrates. This new eight-color set of high-quality ink for textiles has high pigment concentration and exceptional adhesion, wash resistance, and performance, all of which makes it highly dependable. This new product is aimed at providing more options for the textile, apparel and graphics markets with a true textile pigment ink that will stand up to outdoor elements. No longer will users of inkjet pigment inks have to settle on dull or faded prints on fabric. For more information, visit www.digifab.com. See our ad on page 1 See our ad on page 43

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