Sign & Digital Graphics

May '17

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88 • May 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S M A Y 2 0 1 7 Product Review DUEL-INK SYSTEM FOR TWO TEXTILE PRINTERS Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Georgia, announces that its Tx300P-1800 and Tx300P-1800B direct-to-textile printers have been updated to simultaneously load both textile pigment and sublimation dye inks. This enables the use of a single printer to print directly on a wide range of textiles without the need to change out ink systems. The Tx300P-1800 and Tx300P-1800B direct-to-textile printers will be able to simultaneously load TP400 textile pigment ink for cotton and hemp materials as well as Sb420 sublimation dye ink for polyester material. The hybrid ink system for the Tx300P-1800 and Tx300P-1800B direct-to-textile printers will be commercially available in the summer of 2017. For information, visit www. mimakiusa.com. See our ad on page 15 FREEHAND GRAPHICS WORKSHOPS ON FLASH DRIVE Bob Bond's Artistry, Lee's Summit, Missouri, announces the immediate availability on flash drive of Bob Bond's How-to Video Workshop series covering everything you've ever wanted to know about freehand sign and graphic skills including gold leafing (surface gilding), pin-striping and painting mini graphics. These Videos were recorded live during Bobs workshops and contain over seven hours of information on a single flash drive. Topics include: Types of Gold Leaf, Types of Size (glue), Creating Patterns, Applying Size and Leaf, Engine Turning, Clear coating, Creating 3D Scrolls, Striping History, Types of Brushes, Brush Oils and paints, Additives, Pre-cleaners, Reference Materials, Practice Steps and more. For ordering information, visit www.bobbondart.com. NEXT-GENERATION CUTTER Roland DGA, Irvine, California, launches the new CAMM-1 GR series vinyl cutters—the next- generation large-format cutters engineered to deliver best-in-class cutting quality and productivity. Combining rugged construction with a host of advanced features, the GR series offers users unsurpassed speed, accuracy and versatility. Every GR series cutter features an "L-shaped" integrated machine and stand design for optimum stability—even when cutting at speeds of up to 58.5 inches/sec (1,485 mm/ sec). In addition, GR series cutters offer up to 600 gf of down force, for the power needed to cut through thicker media with ease and precision. Each model is also equipped with a new dual- position tool carriage that makes the transition from kiss-cutting to perforating seamless. Repositioning the blade from the front holder to the second blade holder over a groove in the platen eliminates the need to frequently replace the protection strip on the device. For more information, visit www.rolanddga.com. See our ad on page 1 LOW-COST CNC ROUTER Techno CNC Systems, Ronkonkoma, New York, is proud to unveil their new HD II large format CNC router, a heavy duty, high performance machine with top of the line components designed specifically for the budget conscious small to mid-size production workshops. The new HD II is all steel constructed, stress relieved, and precision machined for optimal performance and stability. It includes a 12HP HSD automatic tool changer with an eight-position tool rack and a pneumatically actuated vacuum hood that concentrates air flow on the spindle tool. A heavy duty Bakelite material is used for construction of the four-zone vacuum T-slot table, and Techno offers a 10HP high quality Becker rotary vane vacuum pump. The HD II drive system includes THK rails and bearings, precision helical rack and pinions powered with direct drive stepper (servo optional) gear motors, and is operated with an intuitive, easy to use hand held controller. Techno's HD II CNC Router Series is available in 4'x4', 4'x8', and 5'x10' sizes. Larger sizes are available upon request and will accept sheets in a variety of materials including wood, composites, plastics, foam, and non-ferrous metals, providing a complete affordable CNC solution for all production shops. For information, visit www.technocnc.com.

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