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r+d From the Show Floor: SGIA Expo and Print13 Uvistar Pro-8W FUJIFILM North AMErIcA Separated by about 1200 miles and a few weeks' time, two industry events closed out the 2013 tradeshow season: Print13 in Chicago, and SGIA Expo in Orlando. While both events featured an array of educational and networking opportunities, their top draws certainly had to be the exhibit floor. As you might suspect, industry manufacturers and suppliers displayed their latest and greatest, providing attendees with an opportunity to check out and evaluate new technologies and products. Here, we report on the new wideformat offerings that were exhibited: printers, media, inks, finishing equipment and supplies, and more. We've included as many new technologies as we could in this print edition; check out for even more. And, of course, keep in mind that space permits us to provide just the basic details on many products, so visit 38 THE BIG PICTURE january/february 2014 each company's website for complete details and specs. If the content on the following pages has you kicking yourself and exclaiming, "I should have gone to the show!" then circle these dates on your 2014 calendar: Graph Expo takes place September 28 - October 1 in Chicago, while SGIA Expo is set for October 22-24 in Las Vegas. Fujifilm North America (fujifilmgraphics. the Uvistar Pro-8W, adding white ink to the grand-format hybrid UV printer that was first brought to market in mid-2012. Available in 3.5- (138-in.) and 5-meter (197-in.) versions, the Pro8W utilizes Fujifilm Uvijet QN inks - CMYKcmk - plus its new white ink, which can be used as a white layer under or over CMYK content as well as a spot color. Also new is a blockout sensor option that allows for precise registration of opaque media, com) introduced helping to ensure consistent results in two-sided banner printing (5 mm over 10 m, the company reports). Top speed on the 5-meter Pro-8W is 3040 sq ft/hr in 1-pass mode, and 1041 sq ft/hr in 3-pass mode (2394 and 891 sq ft/hr, respectively, on the 3-meter). The printer offers a true resolution of 600 dpi (1200 dpi apparent). The Pro-8W can handle a wide range of media, including rigid, flexible, backlit or block-out, lightweight or heavy substrates; printing can be roll-to-roll, free fall, and also roll-to-sheet (optional flatbed table). Other features include: inline slitters and cutter; a backlit camera option; an optional auto loader and unloader for rigid media; and more. An HP FB225 Scitex Varnish Ink from HP ( is a new ink option introduced for the HP Scitex FB7500/7600 Enhanced Color Pack. The new ink allows users to add spot

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Big Picture - January/February 2014

The Big Picture - January/February 2014
Wide Angle
Up Front
Graphics on the Go
Dynamic Signage: The Importance of Location and Content
Special Section: FOCUS 2014
From the Show Floor: SGIA and Print13

The Big Picture - January/February 2014