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ne w p r o d uc t s Upgraded Screen Presses VersaCAMM, VersaArt, Soljet Pro III, and Soljet Pro 4 XR-640 printers. It’s offered in 100-ft (30.5-m) rolls in widths of 30 and 54 in. (762 and 1372 mm). Wide-Format Inkjet Printer The RJ-900X from Mutoh ( is a 42-in. (1067mm), roll-fed, four-color aqueous inkjet printer that supports print speeds up to 676 sq ft/hr (63 sq m/hr). According to Mutoh, a new pressure-roller-control feature allows users to adjust pressure rollers manually to get optimum print quality and media versatility. The RJ-900X also includes a mediacatch basket, ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM) smart-phone app for mobile printer monitoring, Intelligent Interweave (i²) technology, and more. Vastex Vastex ( says that all 2013 models of its V2000HD screen-printing press feature printheads that are 100% wrench-free, allowing independent head leveling, offcontact adjustment, and complete removal or installation of the printhead in seconds. The company explains that new repositionable locking levers free the head, allowing offcontact and/or six-way leveling adjustments, and then lock the head into its new position. The printheads also feature tool-free microregistration, bearings designed to eliminate adjustment play, gas-spring lifters, and more. V2000HD presses are offered in benchtop and floor-standing models and in configurations up to 10 stations/10 colors. Upgrade for Inca Onset Printers Inca Digital Printers ( recently released the Accelerator option for the Inca Onset S20i and S40i wide-format flatbed UV inkjet printers. Inca says the upgrade boosts productivity by 20% without loss of print quality. The company also states that the maximum throughput of the Onset S40i with automation, for example, increases from 5060 sq ft/hr (470 sq m/hr) to 6028 sq ft/hr (560 sq m/hr), the equivalent of 94 and 1112 beds/hr, respectively. Cap Press EFI ( recently announced the launch of Fiery XF Version 5, a scalable front-end and color-management workflow for wide-format production and proofing. According to EFI, the new version allows printers to achieve precise, predictable, high-quality prints while streamlining production workflows and enables seamless workflow integration with Vutek and EFI wide-format printers and with EFI MIS/ERP systems. Fiery XF Version 5 is modular, allowing users to tailor the product to their current operation. Hotronix (www.hotronix. com) says its Cap Heat Press speeds up production and enhances operator comfort. It features magnetic-assist lock down, and the press opens automatically when the timer goes off. The unit’s LED screen displays the time, Hotronix temperature, and pressure settings for each application. Four optional lower platens are available and use a pin-registration system. A hold-down device secures the cap and is engineered to create a smooth surface for application. Inkjet Media Film for Window Graphics Paparazzi Premium Matte Paper from Roland (www.roland is an 8-mil, 210-gsm paper designed for highresolution, full-color printing with Roland Eco-Sol MAX and Eco-Sol MAX 2 inks. According to the company, Paparazzi images beautifully, hangs well, and has great body, making it ideal for trade-show graphics, P-O-P displays, and more. It features a barrier coating that’s formulated to maximize ink saturation for a wider color gamut without cockling. Paparazzi Premium Matte Paper is profiled for Roland’s VersaWorks RIP software and compatible with Roland’s LexJet ( recently debuted FaceMount-X Removable Adhesive, a 1-mil, clear polyester film for doublesided window graphics with adhesive on both sides and an airflow-release liner that’s engineered to make graphics application quick and easy. It has a permanent, solvent acrylic adhesive on one side and a removable, solvent acrylic adhesive with the release liner. According to LexJet, the removable adhesive is ideal for protecting graphics from picky passersby and the weather, as well as sign code enforcers who don’t like graphics applied to the outside of windows. Workflow and Proofing Solution 6 screenprinting

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - April/May 2013

Screen Printing - April/may 2013
Editorial Insights
New Products
Keeping Pace With Digital
Creating Artwork for DTG
Perspectives on UV LED Curing
Form and Function: Digitally Decorated Textiles
Diving Into Digital Workflows
Distributor/Dealer Directory
Opportunity Exchange
Advertising Index
Shop Talk

Screen Printing - April/May 2013