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Repeatable products increase both sales and profits
because your sales, design and setup dollars are
already expensed, thus the second and following items
cost much less to produce.
patent and everyone sold one. Next, however, someone
devised the printed bread wrapper that, unlike the oneper-shop slicer, offered uncountable print and profit
opportunities. See your digital printer as the billion-count
wrapper printer, not the everyone-has-one slicer.
THE JOB MACHINES
For repeatable digital print work, Roland DGA offers
numerous large-format, UV-cure, flatbed and print/cut
devices. For example, its 64 x 98-in., VersaUV LEJ-640FT
UV flatbed printer will image on media or objects up to 6
in. thick that can weigh up to 220 lbs. Think guitars, doors,
skateboards. Roland's upgraded VersaUV LEF UV flatbed
printers can print directly on virtually any substrate or object
up to 3.94 in. thick. Roland's VersaUV LEC Series UV largeformat inkjet printer/cutters will print, contour cut, crease,
varnish and emboss to produce specialty graphics, promotional goods and fine art, as well as custom signs, packaging,
labels and specialty graphics. Its TrueVIS VG-640, VG-540
series will produce decals, banners, signs and vehicle graphics.
And, Roland's VersaUV technology systems feature
direct printing onto various dimensional media, which
allows you to image directly onto multiple manufactured
products. Think branded golf balls, thousands of them.
Mimaki USA, in addition to presenting its new equipment,
consumables and technologies for signage, graphics, textiles
and industrial printing applications, presented a new
"Microfactory" show booth that employed mocked-up
sporting goods for a simulated startup client. Mimaki
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presented demonstrations and tutorials that utilized existing
Mimaki technologies, matched with diverse production
technologies from the finishing and fabrication industry, to
create a working, show-floor Microfactory that produced
various sellable goods: digitally printed (branded) apparel,
helmets, bicycles, kayaks, skateboards and other items.
Mimaki said a signshop can become a Microfactory operation
and move from concept to setup, printing, finishing and
shipment-ready final production in hours instead of weeks.
Mimaki displayed its TX300P-1800B direct-to-fabric
printer featuring a belt transport system for processing
thin fabrics, as well as a high-gap printhead system that
allows you to print on thin and thick textiles, woven
patterns or raised fiber surfaces. Also on display was the
3.2-meter TX500P-3200DS direct-to-fabric printer with an
inline color fixation unit featuring simultaneous printing
and color fixation capabilities that enable high productivity. Also on display was Mimaki's UJF-3042 MkII EX,
an eight-color benchtop printer that will print on diverse
media up to 11.8 x 16.5 x 6 in. deep. Think branded skateboard wheels, thousands of them.
EFI said its printer line includes the EFI Midmarket
Print Suite and PACE software that features such production management tools as estimating, planning and



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Vehicles + Vinyl
Design Matters
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Trending Times Square
Smart Surroundings
Digital Sign Manufacturing
Strictly Electric: A Goodman Sign
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