Big Picture - March 2017 - 33
Esko Oﬀers 3 Packages
for New FDA Regulations
ESKO | esko.com
In response to a May 2016 announcement of a new nutrition facts label from
the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Esko has put together three
workflow options for package printers who will face new labeling regulations.
Method 1 is designed for brand owners and printers whose data resides
in various systems or in fi les. Users can create nutritional fact tables (NFTs)
from scratch by entering data into templates, which are then centralized for
review and approval before being placed into artwork.
Method 2, for users whose data isn't digitally managed, features an
Adobe Illustrator plug-in that provides NFT templates and inserts them into
artwork. Nutritional information can then be updated and routed for review
and approval, while in the background, the plug-in centralizes the data for
Esko calls Method 3 "full system integration," for users whose nutritional
information is available in a structured fashion within other external systems.
Users can automate the data collection, routing, and approval steps.
3M Expands Envision Line
3M | 3m.com
3M has announced the launch of Envision Print Wrap Film 480mC, with two
versions available for UV/solvent and UV/latex printers. The fi lm features
Comply Adhesive, micro technology, improved liner release, and the capability
to stretch 150%. The company reports it is engineered without PVC, phthalate,
chlorine, or halogens. Available in 48- and 54-in. widths.
3M has also expanded the 3M Print Wrap Film IJ180 line with two new products.
IJ180C-10LSE is designed for hard-to-bond surface applications, such as low surface
energy plastics including wraps for motocross, bikes, and ATVs. IJ180-10SLS is
engineered for stainless steel applications. Available in up to 60-in. widths.
ROLAND DGA | rolanddga.com
Roland's VersaWorks Dual RIP and print management software is now
available for an expanded number of Roland printer models. Additions to the
list include the Soljet Pro 4 XR-640, VersaCamm VS-640i, and more.
The software allows users to work with PostScript files, process PDF files
natively, generate and adjust white and clear ink data, and more.
Mimaki Adds Kebab Options
MIMAKI USA | mimakiusa.com
Mimaki has announced two new Kebab options for its
UJF-7151 plus and UJF MkII Series UV-LED printers. The
attachment is designed to print on cylindrical objects such
as stainless steel tumblers, bottles, cans, vases, packaging,
candle holders, and more.
The printable diameter for the new Kebab MkII and
MkII L models ranges from 0.3 to 4.3 in. The MkII model,
compatible with the UJF-3042 MkII printer, images objects
ranging from 1.1 to 11.8 in. long. The MkII L model,
compatible with the UJF-6042 MkII and UJF-7151 plus
printers, prints on objects as long as 23.6 in.
All Kebab models function via the company's RasterLink6 software.