The new Acuity LED 40 Series of mid-volume UV flatbed printers is designed to be a cost-effective printer for growing print service providers as well as existing Acuity customers considering an upgrade.
The Océ Arizona 1300 series of high-productivity mid-volume UV true flatbed printers have productive print modes, optional light and white ink support, optically clear varnish and enhanced screening to deliver outstanding print quality, print after print.
The 20th annual conference featured nearly 200 educational sessions, many new product demos and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
Offset volume has been slowly declining at Carleton University’s in-plant. Printing campus signage seemed the perfect solution.
Not every university or school district has an in-plant. For those that don't, commercial and specialty printers have stepped in to provide the printing they need. Those printers have some interesting observations that may prove useful to in-plants serving the education market.
Losing money is never a good strategy, especially for an in-plant in the gaming industry. PCI Printing placed it bets on two new hybrid flatbed printers and came up a winner.
Adding a hybrid flatbed printer to his in-plant, says Joe Morin, has "allowed us to expand well beyond our past capabilities to substrates such as acrylics, metals and wood.” The shop now prints signage for district schools, which is becoming a big business.
Print volumes are going down for types of work that have traditionally kept in-plants busy. At the same time, those in-plants producing wide-format projects have discovered a gold mine. Not only are the margins higher, customers are actively looking for new wide-format applications to order.
At the SGIA Expo, attendees experienced new and advanced Fujifilm technology in the company's "Win even more work" themed booth, which resulted in successfully signed contracts.
The future has never looked brighter for companies that produce signage and display graphics. It remains a growth market and, as inkjet printing technology advances, the types of applications continue to expand.
It’s important to recognize the growing popularity of vinyl banners and signs as cost-effective, versatile and easy-to-use marketing techniques. Digital inkjet printers and engineered printing materials mean vinyl banners and signs are more colorful and more intricately designed than ever before.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announced its expanded offerings for the graphics and imaging industry, including several, new wide-format printers, during the 2018 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.
During the pre-SGIA Expo session on Oct. 17 called “Wide-Format 101” Travis Barcelona, Inkjet Team Leader at Nazdar OneSource, discussed essential considerations for wide-format producers when selecting equipment.
At the recent SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, In-plant Graphics brought together dozens of in-plant managers for a breakfast session that was both informative and interactive. Managers from all over the country assembled to hear a panel of speakers talk about innovative wide-format applications, after which audience members held a free-form discussion of other in-plant issues that was so engaging no one wanted to leave the room.
At the 2018 SGIA Expo, Ricoh is showing off applications and new wide-format technologies. "We're here to 'wow' you today," exclaimed Ricoh's Heather Poulin at the press conference on Thursday.
University of Virginia recently acquired an Océ Colorado 1640 roll-to-roll printer and a Colex SharpCut FBC-5×10 flatbed cutter/router.