H1625 LED

An overview of the EFI H1625 LED Wide Format Inkjet Printer

With most entry-level wide or superwide format inkjet printers you get a stripped down version of a larger sibling. That’s what is meant with “entry level”, but I for one was surprised to find the EFI H1625 not being stripped down at all. Except for its size, this wide format LED inkjet printer comes equipped with features that you’d only expect to find in larger models.


Leading manufacturer of school albums in Japan uses Agfa Graphics’ Azura chemistry-free plates

Daicolo introduced Azura and the corresponding Avalon CtP system in 2006. Benefits have been multiple. According to the company, since the manuscripts for graduation albums are usually not received at one time, they have to print materials in small lots while changing plates quickly. As Japanese birth rate continues to decline, some order lots for graduation albums are as small as 50 copies or less.

EFI DirectSmile

EFI DirectSmile: printers in the driver’s seat for direct marketing

EFI’s DirectSmile is software that allows you to create, personalise and automate marketing across web, e-mail, mobile, social and print media. It doesn’t require any programming skills and it integrates with existing CRM systems. DirectSmile is squarely aimed at non-printing direct marketing for printers who want to stay in business, as well as to advertising agencies and corporate marketing departments.

Anapurna M215

Agfa Graphics’ New Anapurna M2500i at SGIA 2014

Agfa Graphics today announced the worldwide launch of the new Anapurna M2500i with optional automated board feeder (ABF). It will be demonstrated at the Agfa Graphics booth #2019 at SGIA 2014 being held in Las Vegas (USA) October 22-24. The Anapurna M2500i is the most recent i-series introduction, offering printing systems with higher productivity and quality.

Ultimate Packaging installs HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press

HP announced that Ultimate Packaging, a leader in the production of printed flexible packaging for the food industry, is enabling brands and retailers to connect with consumers in new ways with the installation of an HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press.

Colors everywhere, in PDF/X-4: how to render them properly?

Printing Pantone colours and your printer or printing press

Ever tried printing a Pantone colour with no success? I always thought if I couldn’t reproduce a Pantone colour, it was due to the non-PostScript cheap inkjet printer I’m using these days, until I did some research. I found out many printers (the humans) are having trouble printing some Pantone colours even with the latest EFI Fiery Servers driving some high-end digital printing presses. Even when using the CMYK cross-reference colour with a manual adjustment of the percentages to create the spot colour can it go wrong on a Xerox Digital Colour Press 1000 or any other device. The reason is simple, though: gamut.

Agfa platesetter

Agfa Graphics’ new platesetter for high-volume newspaper printers

New high-production engine hits speeds of 350 plates per hour, helping publishers extend editorial and advertising deadlines without sacrificing quality.Agfa Graphics today introduced a new high-speed platesetter for the high-volume newspaper market. The Advantage N-TR HS (Trolley Load, High-Speed) runs at speeds up to 350 plates per hour.

Industry leaders reveal innovations in inkjet technology for industrial markets at ESMA

As fast-paced developments in inkjet printing technology are opening traditional industrial applications to digital printing such as packaging, textile, plastics and many more, ESMA is staging ‘The Inkjet Conference’ (www.theijc.com), sponsored by enabling partner drupa, for the very first time at the Swissôtel in Neuss (Düsseldorf), Germany, on September 30 and October 1 2014.

Gandy Digital Softjet

Gandy Digital Softjet soft signage printer launched

Gandy Digital launches of the Gandy Digital Softjet, soft signage, high resolution, digital dye sublimation printer. To be previewed for the first time at SGIA (Las Vegas, USA, October 22nd – 24th) on booth #439, the Gandy Digital Softjet printer is designed for textile printers and large format print houses looking to increase print quality and productivity, explore new revenue streams and drive profitable growth.

Toray: Rheinisch Bergische Druckerei

Toray to Feature Quality, Productivity, Environmental Benefits of Waterless Printing at WAN-IFRA

Toray Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, will be exhibiting at the upcoming WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo 2014, scheduled for 13-15 October in Amsterdam. The expo, being held in conjunction with three strategic conferences, is expected to draw broad global attendance. Toray will be located in Stand 11.565 at the Expo and will have copies of its 2nd Edition Toray Waterless Journal available for attendees. The Journal was printed on a KBA Cortina press by Rheinisch Bergische in Germany using waterless printing technology.