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November '12

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Product Review NINE-COLOR HIGH-SPEED PRINTER/CUTTER Roland DGA Corp., Irvine, Calif., introduces the SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640, an advanced large-format color printer that combines integrated print/cut technol- ogy with an innovative new printhead design, accelerated print speeds and new, reformulated Eco-Sol MAX 2 inks in nine colors, including white, metallic silver and light black. The 64-inch Pro 4 is purpose built for production printing with a dual inline and mirrored printhead configuration that yields outstand- ing image quality at a maximum print speed of 528 square feet an hour. Print speeds for white and metallic inks are more than 50 percent faster than those of previous models. The new Roland Pro 4 fires droplets of seven different sizes for exceptionally smooth gradations and flawless solid colors. Integrated con- tour cutting produces graphics of virtually any shape in one seamless workflow. The SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 is priced at $29,995, and is avail- able through authorized Roland dealers. For more information, visit www.rolanddga.com. See our ad on Page 1 NEXT-GENERATION CERAMIC PRINTER EFI, Foster City, Calif., presents the Cretaprint C3 ceramic printer with the optional Fiery proServer for Cretaprint, the world's first digital front end for the growing ceramic imaging market. Representing a new generation of inkjet presses for ceramics, the Cretaprint C3 multipurpose digital ceramic decoration printer leverages five years of research and development work and combines the knowledge and customer feedback of 15 years in the market space. The Cretaprint C3 features a single chassis able to accommodate up to eight print bars, and can be independently configured for printing and special decoration effects. The flexible and innovative multipurpose system offers more than 1,000 customizable settings, from print width and speed to printer direction and ink discharge, and allows working with different print- heads in the same machine. The optional Fiery proServer is the first dedicated color management solution for the ceramic market. For more information about EFI's Cretaprint C3 and Fiery proServer, visit www.efi.com/cretaprint. 86 • November 2012 • SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS NEW ONSET ADDS PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES UK-based Inca Digital and its exclusive distribution partner Fujifilm introduce the Inca Onset S20i wide-format UV-curing flatbed inkjet printer with a range of new productivity and convenience features. The launch of the Onset S20i follows the recent launch of the Onset S40i announced in May. The Inca Onset range addresses the needs of specialist display print companies requiring high quality, high-speed throughput on a variety of both flexible and rigid support materi- als up to 123.6" x 63" and .59" thick. The Onset S20i retains the characteristic full-width printhead array and production speeds up to 3,340 square feet an hour, equivalent to 62 full beds per hour. Among the new features of the Inca Onset S20i are a 15-zone vacuum table, a new auto-sensor system that moni- tors the UV dose, and a new substrate height detector. An optional automation system gives users the choice to operate the machine manually or with semi or three-quarter automation from the same configuration. For more informa- tion, visit www.incadigital.com. FIVE PRINTERS FROM CANON Canon U.S.A., Lake Success, N.Y., unveils five imagePROGRAF large-format printers—the iPF9400, iPF9400S, iPF8400, iPF6450 and iPF6400. The print- ers, designed to deliver superb color quality, color consistency and faster output speeds, are intended for use by photographers, artisans, proofers and print-for-pay users. The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9400 (12-color, 60"), iPF8400 (12-color, 44"), iPF6450/6400 (12-color, 24") and iPF9400S (8-color, 60") printers offer improved color stability designed for precise, ultra high-quality print performance with increased speed and productivity. All of these models utilize Canon's LUCIA EX aqueous pigment ink set, an enhanced multi-sensor and advanced printing technolo- gies specifically developed to produce prints with an enhanced color range and improved durability. The imagePROGRAF iPF9400S and iPF9400 printers can now handle 60-inch borderless printing and now have a more affordable price when compared to previous models as well. Each of the imagePROGRAF models has been upgraded with tools that include: enhanced multi-sensor, a Color Calibration Management Console, a Media Configuration Tool, and a Gallery Wrap feature. The new Canon imagePROGRAF models are scheduled to be available in September through authorized Canon dealers. For more infor- mation, visit www.usa.canon.com.

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