Sign & Digital Graphics

July '17

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • July 2017 • 89 J U L Y 2 0 1 7 Product Review DIRECT TO GARMENT PRINTING Ricoh USA, Malvern, Pennsylvania, introduces a pair of new devices designed to make professional, high-quality apparel printing easier, faster and more flexible. The Ricoh Ri 3000/Ri 6000 Direct to Garment (DTG) printers boast an incredibly short route from design to print, thanks to intuitive software and print speeds as fast as 27 seconds a shirt. These devices print at 600 dpi quality even on traditionally difficult media, such as dark poly 50/50 blend. Meanwhile, Ricoh's own industrial-grade printheads empower businesses to reliably produce high-volume orders as well as a custom one-off prints. The RICOH Ri 3000/Ri 6000 printers are built upon AnaJet (now a Ricoh company) technology and offer fast, high-quality garment printing. For more informa- tion, visit and INDUSTRIAL TEXTILE PRINTING SYSTEM EFI, Fremont, California, introduces the Reggiani ReNOIR FLEXY, a more compact industrial textile printing system offering the same robust performance and results of larger Reggiani printers. Customers can run the widest variety of fabrics—from knitted to woven as well as low- and high-stretchable and stretchable mate- rials—with confidence using the printer's brand new "Dynaplast" fabric adhesion device. The 1.8-meter (6') wide printer is available with eight printheads and has a production speed of more than 400 square meters (4,305 sq. ft.) per hour with a resolution of up to 2,400 dpi. It incorporates the latest digital technologies for best-in-class performance, is easy to operate and has a low maintenance cost, making it an ideal solu- tion for production and sample printing alike. The printer also features environmentally friendly production advantages, such an ink recovery feature that dramati- cally reduces ink consumption. For more information, visit HIGH-PERFORMANCE CALENDARED FILMS Advanced Greig Laminators (AGL) Deforest, Wisconsin, introduces AGL's high performance line of calendared adhesive backed vinyl media and match-component high performance calendared over- laminate films developed for medium-term applications. AGL's Print-Smart HPV5 is a high quality polymeric vinyl media for short- to medium-term permanent applications. Print-Smart HPV5 is a high performance air- egress vinyl for most sign applications. This media is designed for solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-cure ink- jet printing on wide-format printing systems. AGL's Cover-Rite V4 is a high quality polymeric laminating film with excellent dimen- sional stability, reduced shrinkage when compared to monomeric films and enhanced image brightness. For more information, visit DYE-SUB PRINTER Mutoh America, Phoenix, announces the new ValueJet 1948WX printer. The new VJ1948WX 75" four-head printer is made for high-production dye- sublimation printing. The VJ1948WX provides out- standing performance at a competitive price with a four staggered printhead design and blazing fast print speeds up to 2,199 sqft/hr on a variety of dye- sublimation papers. The printer also includes large dual heaters for quick dry times and adjustable pressure rollers for better paper handling. Designed with advanced features like: a rear media feed lever for easy material handling, HD take-up sys- tem, an easy to navigate con- trol panel and simple opera- tion, the learning curve is short so you can focus on customers and profits. For information, visit SUPERWIDE LATEX PRINTERS HP Inc., Boise, Idaho, introduces two new Latex printing solutions, the HP Latex 3600 and 3200 printers. The 126" wide HP Latex 3600 and HP Latex 3200 printers support higher volume print- ing and an improved monthly duty cycle. The HP Latex 3200 is a great fit for large PSPs to produce a wide range of applications with high productiv- ity, in high quality for retail/outdoor advertising, events/exhibitions, vehicle graphics, and interior décor. The HP Latex 3600 is designed for even larger PSPs needing long-run, uninterrupted printing. It can handle production peaks of up to 35,000 square meters per month and is ideal for dedicated application production, such as banners, backlits, wallcoverings, and retail or event signage. The new HP Latex 3600 and HP Latex 3200 printers offer a special tiling mode, reduced media waste, lower labor costs, automatic printhead maintenance, and heavy- duty rolls for fewer roll changes. For more information, visit www. See our ad on page 9 See our ad on page 3

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