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Creativity unlimited for FUJIFILM Acuity LED 1600 II

Deleverately designed for creativity, FUJIFILM Acuity LED 1600 II is the latest generation in the company’s LED UV hybrid family and it is driven by FUJIFILM technology. This new generation UV printer is comparatively faster and more versatile than any other in its class, with simultaneous colour, white and clear ink printing. The system is designed with a new fast printing mode at 33 sq m/hr, which is 50 percent faster than the previous model and it addresses demands for quicker job turnarounds and lower output cost. Capable to churn a maximum print width of 1610mm in 1200 dpi, FUJIFILM Acuity LED 1600 II offers simultaneous two-layer printing (white plus clear) and three-layer printing (colour plus white and clear), taking up heat sensitive materials too, and making its capability and creativity unlimited!

YAAR—A friend for your printing needs

Mumbai-based YAAR, which literally means ‘friend’ in Hindi, has started an innovative business model in which they outsource purchasing service at as low as Rs 500. With this, anyone in the printing industry can now outsource their buying or marketing requirements to YAAR. Users can get to know the best alternatives, technical feedback, analyses from experts for any of their requirements. With the prospects of YAAR’s service, printing firms can save time to focus on their core work of production, marketing, taxation, etc.

Through YAAR, printing firms can benefit from the right buying source for their needs and requirements. Besides, they can also identify products and professionals (printers, consumables, machine spare parts, post-press requirements, service engineers, etc) from suppliers across the country. Importantly, YAAR does not charge commission on any transaction, so one can assure of unbiased feedback. Team YAAR always visualises to bring the entire print industry on a platform where each one – be a printing firm or a supplier –can access to accurate seamless information just over a phone call in the shortest possible time.

HP opens GSS Learning Academy in Singapore

To accelerate printing industry transformation, HP Inc has opened a new Graphics Solutions Service (GSS) Learning Academy in Singapore. This knowledge centre is dedicated to providing enhanced professional development and training across Asia Pacific and Japan. At a time when printing is rapidly evolving from analog to digital, training and development on the latest digital transformation technologies are vital for PSPs and professionals in the graphic art industry. This newly unveiled HP GSS Learning Academy is a 1,700 sq m facility at Tuas, which is designed to provide a highly effective learning experience for over 1000 customers, production managers, engineers and operators from across the region, over the next 12 months.

Apsom Technologies and Mimaki India join hands

Unfolding joint efforts of
Apsom Technologies and Mimaki India
Apsom Technologies (India) has been appointed as authorised dealer for Mimaki India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mimaki Engineering (Japan). Under the partnership, Apsom Technologies will distribute all products from the Mimaki stable across the East, West and North Indian regions. Apsom Technologies has a glorious history of long association with Mimaki in the Indian market. In the year 2003, when the brand Mimaki was not in mass popularity in the Indian signage market, it was Apsom Technologies that put in hard work, supported by Mimaki and welcomed by signage industry patrons, which in turn made the Japanese brand popular and became one to reckon with today.

Due to certain legal issue in the venture, there was slowdown of around two years between the two companies. But after things get settled now through restructuring of Mimaki India and appointment of Apsom Technologies as nationwide dealer, everything is now getting back to normal with zeal to provide world class products coupled with excellent after sale support.

Mimaki has recently launched a new and exciting range of products which are designed for signage, industrial graphic art, textile, gift industry and so on. Moreover, the all new look of Mimaki JV Series (eco-solvent printers), CJV (print & cut series), CG (cutting plotters), UJF (UV flatbed printers), TS Series (sublimation printers) have evolved in recent time to incorporate latest features and innovation for the benefit of customers. Apsom Technologies will showcase its refreshed Mimaki portfolio at the Media Expo 2017 from September 22-24 at Paragati Maidan in New Delhi. For further enquiry, contact at:

SOVIKAA printers added in portfolio

Having been known for the distributorship of a broad range of versatile machines of all qualities and configurations, Apsom Technologies keeps expanding its product line from time to time. Over the last few years, the portfolio has taken up textile printing systems. Since then the company has been serving as sole supplier of a range of digital textile printing systems for diverse applications comprising fabric, apparel, home furnishing, etc. Latest in the portfolio are SOVIKAA printers of diverse models and configurations, which include SOVIKAA solvent printers with KM and Starfire printheads; SOVIKAA UV flatbed printers; SOVIKAA UV roll-to-roll and UV hybrid printers.

Especially for the UV roll-to-roll and UV hybrid printers, Apsom Technologies has collaborated with XENONS (Wuhan Yilijet Electronic Technology, China), which is considerably the largest manufacturer of UV printers with Toshiba printheads in the region. Official launch of SOVIKAA machines will be held at Media Expo 2017 at Paragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Innovations and DesignJet T830
unpacked at HP Design Summit 2017 in Pune

Supported by the Indian Institute of Architecture (IIA), HP Inc India in association with Architecture + Design had recently organised Design Summit 2017 in Pune. The summit was attended by over 150 top architects along with several design experts. Focusing on innovations in architecture designs and new age design elements, the summit provided an unmatched opportunity for the attendees to witness innovations alongside a series of highly interactive sessions by veteran architects Brinda Somaya, founder, Somaya and Kalappa Consultants; and Christopher Benninger from Christopher Charles Benninger Architects.

At the summit, HP Inc India showcased their innovative large-format print product portfolio with the launch of HP DesignJet T830, a multi-function printer available with armoured casing. The new printer’s tough exterior casing makes it a preferred choice for on-site large-format printing for the armed forces, disaster management groups, engineering and construction, mining, oil and gas sectors. In addition, HP Inc India showcased its technical print portfolio for the AEC industry including T-120, Z 5600 and PageWide 4000 XL printers.

Speaking at the summit, Devang Karia, country manager-Large Format Design, PPS-GSB, HP Inc India, said, “For the last 25 years, HP has been a pioneer in large-format printing and the company has empowered architects to push the envelope in their craft and support creativity. The latest HP DesignJet portfolio, which comes with the PageWide technology, is enabling architects to explore new boundaries and usher in a new era of architectural designs which will benefit millions of users.”

HP reaches 40,000 Latex users worldwide since its launch

HP Inc has recently made the announcement of its attainment of 40,000 latex users worldwide since the company’s launch of the technology. This was revealed during a trade expo in Melbourne, Australia. So far, more than 40,000 HP Latex printers have been installed around the world.

Mimaki dye sublimation inks
achieve Eco-Passport certification

Mimaki has announced that its original Sb54/310/410 and Sb320/420 sublimation inks have achieved the Eco-Passport certification. ECO PASSPORT from OEKO-TEX is a mechanism by which textile chemical suppliers demonstrate that their products can be used in sustainable textile production. It authenticates the safety of chemicals used during the production of textile dyes, pigments and finishing agents. The certifications cover each stage of raw materials, product and company environment.

EFI enters wood décor market

It was during the recent Ligna, an industrial trade fair on wood carving and designs at Hanover in Germany, EFI announced its new Cubik technology for industrial digital inkjet wood decoration. The newly introduced EFI Cubik technology machine for printing on wood offers both premium quality short-runs as well as high-speed, mass production of decorative surfaces for indoor and outdoor applications on diverse wood media. Based on EFI’s single-pass printing technology, the printer offers the wood industry top-quality decoration, maximum performance and ink saving.

Mathrubhumi launches unique
outdoor campaign on World No Tobacco Day in Kochi

Kerala’s formidable news media company Mathrubhumi Group has carried out campaign to spread anti-smoking message via a unique outdoor display installed at Vytilla Junction in Kochi on the World No Tobacco Day (May 31). Main objective of the campaign was to create awareness among public about the harmful effects of tobacco. Designed in a model of a ticking time bomb, the outdoor signage was made of a bunch of dynamites represented by cigarettes, which are PVC pipes wrapped with vinyl media and timer clocks are attached on both sides, making it look like a ‘Cigarette Bomb’ reminding general public about the after effect of smoking.

Created by Maitri Advertising in association with Kochi City Police, Corporation of Kochi and Mathrubhumi, the outdoor campaign has a punch line reading ‘Every second you smoke a cigarette you’re getting closer to death’. The underlying message in the caption suggests that smokers are like a ticking bomb. Mathrubhumi is a nine-decade-old Malayalam newspaper, which has been surged from letterpress to frontier advances in media, without sacrificing human values.

Avery Dennison inaugurates expanded
graphics materials production facility in OHIO

Avery Dennison has opened its new and expanded graphics materials production facility in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. The investment in this manufacturing facility provides the company with additional capacity to bring branded, premium cast vinyl products to a wider audience. With the opening of the new graphics materials productions facility, the company is focusing on becoming bigger, stronger and faster to exceed the expectations of its customers.