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SAi partners with Stiles
Machinery to enhance EnRoute ATP
A International (SAi) has announced a new collaboration with Stiles Machinery. After the tie-up Stiles’ woodCAD/CAM software customers can now use EnRoute ATP (Automatic Toolpath Processing) software to generate code for Homag CNC routers and machining centers. Established in 1965, Stiles Machinery, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a member of the Homag Group, and an industry leader in manufacturing. Among its products are machines and software for parametric flatbed CAD/CAM manufacturing. WoodCAD/CAM is an integrated software for 3D design and manufacturing used in automated wood works.
Mactac PERMACOLOR ColorGard LUV
overlaminate films now better than ever
Known for best overlaminating films in the market, Mactac PERMACOLOR ColorGard LUV overlaminates are now even better. With a new 3.2-mil clear PVC facestock that is known for its ability to eliminate colour shifting and a 58# smooth white Kraft liner, Mactac’s ColorGard LUV family of high performance acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive films are preferred by distributors, graphic designers and end-users alike. ColorGard LUV films are available in a variety of surface finishes, including the LUV8000 Gloss Series, LUV8100 Matte Series and LUV8200 Lustre Series. They can be laminated to photographic prints, transparencies, UV screen printed images and latex, solvent, eco-solvent, water-based, and UV inkjet prints to impart protection from abrasion, moisture and other potentially damaging effects in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Massivit 3D expands worldwide dealer
network to support large-format 3D printing
Massivit 3D has announced the worldwide expansion of its dealer network as well as key appointments to its sales team to support the growing adoption of its pioneering technology. Since the launch of its flagship Massivit 1800 3D Printing Solution in 2016, the company has seen a 100 percent increase in sales of its solutions per annum. In order to meet this growth Massivit 3D has recently appointed a dozen dealers globally. The company’s aim is to allow PSPs to forge new revenue streams from their existing customers by offering a diverse gamut of applications with greater brand impact compared to traditional large-format projects. The expansion of the company’s dealer network in key regions such as Asia, Europe and the Americas, will give print service providers increased accessibility to large format 3D printing. In India, Monotech Systems is the authorised dealer of Massivit 3D.
HP Skyline 2050 brings to life
the vision for future Indian cities
HP India has unveiled the top designs depicting the future of Indian cities at the grand finale of HP Skyline 2050 – a competition for practicing architects and structural engineers in India, launched two months ago. Aimed at showcasing the future frontiers of design enabled by technology, the competition required the participants to submit the design skyline of any city of their choice for the year 2050. Neil Westhof, Director and GM, Large Format Design Business, APJ, said that HP continues to focus on innovation with an endeavour to reinvent the company’s printing portfolio to meet the evolving needs of their customers.
HP Skyline 2050 received tremendous response and participation from architects and structural engineers across the country. The top three designs were adjudged winners by the eminent jury comprising of internationally renowned architects and design experts – Ar. Sanjay Puri, Founder of Sanjay Puri Architects, Ar. Sunita Kohli, President, K2India Architects and Designers and Ar. Martand Khosla, Partner, RKDS. Ar. Abhigyan Neogi of Chromed Design Studio won the first prize for his futuristic project named ‘Traveotel’ and second and third prizes went to Ar. Yatin Patel from DSP Design Associates and Ar. Mohit Kansal from Studio Strato for their designs named “Biomimicry” and “Mixed Use Development project” respectively. Congratulating the winners of HP Skyline 2050, Devang Karia, Country Manager-Large Format Design, PPS-GSB, HP Inc. India, said, “HP is committed towards empowering the professionals to unleash their creativity and potential.”
Brother GTX honoured with
EDP Award during FESPA 2018 at Berlin
Brother has thanked all its customers worldwide for choosing its GTX garment printer, which in turn led them to win the prestigious EDP Award during the recent FESPA 2018 in Berlin. The GTX printheads contain many more nozzles allowing to print at 1200 x 1200 dpi in a single pass, resulting in high quality print at mass production level speed. This makes the Brother GTX printer two to three times faster than the previous model GT-381. The GTX’s new design stacks the white printhead behind the CMYK, so that when the platen comes out, the design is fully printed. The print driver can be set to pause for a specified length of time between the laydown of the white underbase and colours. This allows for the printing of traditionally difficult fabrics that absorbs more ink.
Qurio Solutions launches UrPrinters.com:
a B2B printing marketplace
Qurio Solutions announces the launch of UrPrinters.com, India’s first B2B Printing marketplace. UrPrinters.com connects customers with printers across India to offer a wide range of printing services. Customers can get printing services based on printing material, printing quality, finishing and even packaging requests—whatever it is, be it brochure, leaflets or visiting cards—all are available on this platform. For the printers, it is an additional business which this platform generates. For customers, UrPrinters.com provides the flexibility to order anywhere and get the printed products delivered at the locations where they want, still maintaining the quality offering along with step by step update of printing and post printing process.
For the printers, UrPrinters.com offers the opportunity to showcase their works, their equipment & processes and existing clients’ portfolios to brand themselves. It’s a unique concept for B2B customers as it makes the entire printing experience a transparent, high quality and convenient experience. “UrPrinters.com is unique. You can order your prints sitting anywhere and it will be delivered at the place you want, the way you want it and the quantity you desire,” said J Shankar, GM, CII. Founders of UrPrinters.com, Avijit Mukherjee and Arghya Chakravarty bring with themselves the rich experience of printing and marketing. Avijit is a veteran in industry. He was heading RICOH printing solutions for South-East Asia from Singapore and Arghya as business head of Snapdeal understands e-commerce play in the Indian market. For more info, log on to: www.UrPrinters.com
EFI opens a huge new inkjet
innovation centre in
EFI has opened a new 225,000 sq ft innovation center at Londonderry, New Hampshire. The extensive Engineering R&D Center houses every EFI device from entry-level through high output hybrid machines, offering access to 38 different production machines representing 13 EFI models. The manufacturing operation has the capacity to produce 480 devices per year from this new facility. The manufacturing operation is supported by a modern and highly automated stock room, including a vending machine for tracking valuable inkjet components and vertical lifts to manage space efficiently. The centre is designed to provide both demonstrations and hands-on customer training with state-of-the-art classrooms and access to the subject matter experts who build, service and support the devices all in one place.
Arrow Digital expands product line
Efi VUTEk H-Series printer
Arrow Digital has expanded its product line with the addition of new EFI VUTEk H Series printer, which is a next generation hybrid flatbed/roll technology system designed to offer higher quality, more capability and better productivity at speed up to 4200 sq ft/hr. The 3.2-m hybrid LED printer utilises a new, high-velocity 7-picolitre UltraDrop technology greyscale printhead to deliver precision dot placement and consistency from print to print at high production speeds. The printer offers four and eight colour printing modes plus white, as well as five layer print capability in a single pass. Capable to churn print at 1200dpi with RICOH Gen 5 printheads, the Efi VUTEk H-Series printer is the highest resolution hybrid in EFI’s range. Available with optional three-quarter or full automation, in and out, and multi-roll functionality, new features of the printer include newly developed motion belts, electronics, imaging and ink delivery systems. And other features include ImageEdge technology for fast printhead replacement, automated table and carriage alignment and camera-based sub-pixel alignment. Efi VUTEk H-Series is an industrial build printer that is all about faster, better, cheaper production. There are two models available—both the 10-channel printers can print five layers in a single pass and run either CMYK plus Lc, Lm, Ly, Lk, double white or double CMYK for faster speed.
ONYX 18 receives EDP Best Color Management Award
ONYX Graphics once again recognised for industry-leading colour management with the EDP Best Color Management Award. At the recent FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 in Berlin, the company officially launched ONYX 18 software, the latest version release that includes new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that print service providers can prove to their customers. On the opening day of the show, ONYX 18 software was honoured with the 2018 EDP Award for Best Color Management software. The EDP awards were judged by an expert Technical Committee from more than 21 trade publications covering 27 countries that reach more than 500,000 readers. The panel investigates the features and qualities of products and grants awards for the best products of the year.