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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 (www.mutoh.com) 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 (www.vastex.com) 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 (www.incadigital.com) 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.
EFI (www.efi.com) 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.
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,
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.
Film for Window Graphics
Paparazzi Premium Matte Paper from Roland (www.roland
dga.com) 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 (www.lexjet.com) 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
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - April/May 2013
Screen Printing - April/may 2013
Keeping Pace With Digital
Creating Artwork for DTG
Perspectives on UV LED Curing
Form and Function: Digitally Decorated Textiles
Diving Into Digital Workflows
Screen Printing - April/May 2013