Sign & Digital Graphics

June '16

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • June 2016 • 87 HYBRID ROLL/FLATBED LED INKJET PRINTER EFI, Fremont, California, introduces the 3.2-meter EFI VUTEk LX3 Pro hybrid roll/flatbed LED inkjet printer, a production-class LED-UV inkjet graphics print engine with throughput speeds of up to 3,420 square feet per hour. The printer also offers high- resolution grayscale imaging, and its "cool cure" LED technol- ogy is a greener solution that reduces energy usage and costs while giving users the ability to print on a wider range of media, including media that cannot withstand the heat of other curing or drying methods. For more information, visit AUTOMATED FLATBED FINISHING SYSTEM Colex Finishing Inc., Elmwood Park, New Jersey, introduces the Sharpcut Flatbed Cutter 3232, Colex's most productive solution for automated finishing of wide-format media up to 10' X 10', as well as fabric/textile applications. The system is designed to speed up the process of cutting soft to rigid boards, vinyl, fabric, and textiles by utilizing the automatic board feeder or the roll feeder allowing for faster produc- tion runs. The Sharpcut con- veyor is designed to operate with minimal operator intervention when equipped with the automatic board feeder or the roll feeder. The Sharpcut 3232 features a fully automatic roll feeder for cutting fabric/textiles, and a conveyor table for cutting rigid boards. In addition, the unit features a triple interchangeable tool head station that selects the proper tool for the job and an energy efficient 6-zone vacuum system with a vision registration system. For more information, visit www. NEW FEATURE UPDATES FOR SPIKE ikeGPS, Broomfield, Colorado, introduces new hardware, new measurement capabilities and language support for its Spike laser measurement tool. Spike now comes in two different models, replacing the original hardware. Users can choose between Spike's new clamped-based model that attaches to a smartphone or the tablet case-mountable model. In addition, the Spike app for Android and iOS now offers the Point-to-Point Measurement tool, which allows users to measure the distance between two different points or objects. Using Spike's Point-to-Point Measurement tool is as simple as snapping two photos of different objects. Additionally, Spike now offers a full suite of language sup- port for the Spike app and Spike Cloud. Previously, Spike only supported English, but ikeGPS added 14 different languages to match Spike's growing global market share. For more information, visit NEW LATEX PRINTERS FROM HP Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, California, introduces the HP Latex 500 printer series and the HP Latex 1500 printer. The HP Latex 500 printer series is designed for medium-to-large PSPs with increasing print volumes. The new 64" HP Latex 560 and 570 printers offer new features including a new spindle-less pivot table, an automatic skew adjustment to load rolls in one minute or less, heavy-duty roll handling (up to 121 lbs.), as well as a status beacon for real-time production monitoring. The print- ers offer print speeds up to 248 square feet an hour at indoor mode for cost-effective production of high-quality jobs at fast turnaround times. The 126"-wide HP Latex 1500 printer pro- vides fast turnarounds with printing at speeds up to 800 square feet an hour in outdoor production mode and up to 800 square feet an hour in indoor mode. The printer offers resolutions up to 1200 dpi, and the HP thermal inkjet printheads feature auto nozzle replacement, an optical media advance sensor (OMAS) as well as an embedded spectrophotometer. For more information, visit

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