Sign & Digital Graphics

November '12

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Mutoh Receives Patent for Spectrophotometer Phoenix-based Mutoh America, a leading wide-format printer manufacturer, announces that it has been awarded US Patent No. 8,279,441 for its SpectroVue VM-10, a compact on-printer spectrophotometer developed specifically for sign shops to aid with color calibration and lineariza- tion. The patent will be issued Oct. 2, 2012. This tiny device, which is available as an option that attaches directly to the printhead of Mutoh ValueJet 1324, 1624, 1638, and new 2638 printers and comes stan- dard with the Mutoh hybrid ValueJet 1608HS, automates the task of printing and measuring color targets to create custom color ICC profiles. The SpectroVue VM-10 is unique because it is an on-printer spectrophotometer that, when combined with compatible RIP soſtware, can help streamline workflow, improve color repro- duction and consistency, enhance image quality, and improve productivity, says Mutoh. The device's patented design incorporates Mutoh's own DP1 spectral imaging chip, a high-resolution "digital prism" that con- verts visible light to a digital spectrum. It works with rolled and rigid media and reports both spectral and colorimetric values for any one of 18 pre-programmed standard light sources or any standard daylight light source. EFI Connect Event Foster City, Calif.-based EFI, a leading customer-focused dig- ital printing solutions provider, announces that industry pio- neer Benny Landa, chairman and CEO of the Landa Group, will participate in a "fireside chat" Q&A session with EFI CEO Guy Gecht at the company's 14th annual EFI Connect Users Conference, being held Jan. 15-18, 2013, in Las Vegas. Landa made headlines this spring in Europe, where he unveiled Nanography and six Landa Nanographic Printing Presses, the cul- mination of a decade of research into nanotech- nology. "We are excited that Benny will be joining us at Connect this January," says Gecht. "As we are Benny Landa to Keynote preparing for an outstanding event, which will be focused on the growth opportunities for our industry, I'm personally very much looking forward to hearing Benny's insights and unique industry vision." The Landa Group was founded by Landa 10 years ago, following the acquisition by Hewlett-Packard of Indigo B.V., which Landa had founded 25 years earlier. An extra deep, adjustable fl atbed facilitates printing on just about anything up to 5.9" A true multi-tasking UV LED printer that is ideal for promotionals, short runs and one-off production. Latex is fast drying, fl exible and requires no special ventilation. 11.8"x 16.5" fl atbed printing area. Expanded ink set for 6-color printing + White + Clear + Primer. Print directly on heat-sensitive and non-coated materials. Low heat ink curing, 140°F, with no additional special setups. Featuring the industry's only WHITE latex ink. Utilizes Mimaki's newest RIP – RasterLink 6 – for effortless printing. Endless UV Options. Latex Unleashed. ATL 888-530-3988 BOS 888-530-3986 CHI 888-530-3985 LA 888-530-3987 EMAIL INFO © 2012 Mimaki USA, Inc. Use INFO #148 Mimaki JV400_3042HG_H_SDG1012.indd 1 SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS • November 2012 • 15 10/2/12 2:39 PM

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