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rr+ d +d Mutoh America Unveils ValueCut Cutting Plotters Mutoh America has announced its new line of ValueCut cutting plotters. The ValueCut roster comprises three models: ValueCut 600 (30.3-in. media width, 24-in. cut width); ValueCut 1300 (62.7-in. media width, 52-in. cut width); and ValueCut 1800 (74.8-in. media width, 72-in. cut width). All three VC models are designed for long-run cut jobs and precision accuracy, Mutoh reports; users can simultaneously print and cut. Standard features include: newly designed sheet-off feature; roll support system; multi-segment registration; spare blade; oil-ball point pen; SAi Flexi starter software; and more. A floor stand and media-catch basket are standard on the VC 1300 and 1800 models (optional on the 600). Maximum media thickness is 1 mm. Dual-roll support system is optional. MSRPs: ValueCut 600, $2495; ValueCut 1300, $4995; ValueCut 1800, $5995. MUTOH Onyx Adds Support for Windows 8 Onyx Graphics has announced that the latest versions of its print workflow and RIP software packages now include support for the Windows 8 operating system. The support is available in version 1.2.5 of Onyx Thrive print workflow software and version X10.2.5 of Onyx ProductionHouse, Onyx PosterShop, and Onyx RIPCenter RIP software packages. These new versions also add functionality for white and specialty ink profi ling, printing, and handling, including: a new Onyx HIVE Image (Hexagonal Ink Verification and Evaluation Swatch) feature that enables users to simultaneously evaluate many ink combinations in order to fine-tune print modes during the profi le-creation process’ Color Management Engine updates for brighter, more vibrant images when printing with expanded ink gamuts, 38 THE BIG PICTURE APRIL 2013 Onyx reports; new support for native CMYKO and CMYKO+SS ink configurations found in the Epson SureColor SC70600 and SC50600 printers; improvements to Spot Channel Preview in the Layout Tool; improved user-interface elements for spot channels and expanded gamut ink usage; and more. In addition, Onyx has added support for the Roland SolJet Pro4 XR-640 large-format printer/cutter. The printer driver is available for Onyx Thrive version 1.2 print workflow software and all Onyx RIP version X10.2 software packages. The driver supports the Pro4 XR-640’s new Eco-Sol Max 2 inkset, including light black ink, optional white and metallic silver inks, and resolutions up to 1440 dpi. ONYX GRAPHICS

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The Big Picture - April 2013
Wide Angle
Inside Output
Business + Management
Becoming a Pace Setter
RIP Tide
Success with Dynamic Signage

The Big Picture - April 2013