Some twenty years ago I interviewed a printer who certified as a bond and shares printer. He challenged me to see the difference between a 1200 dpi text printed with a monochrome laser printer and the 3600 dpi version printed with his Heidelberg press. Even with his 10x loupe, I couldn’t, and neither could he. Industrial inkjets such as EFI’s VUTEk and Jetrion range or Océ’s Jetstream models are closing the gap with screen print and increasingly also with offset by using a trick called variable drop grayscale technology.
How does a printer calculate the ink usage of a specific job? It’s an important question, if only because it should be known to stick a price on a job. It used to be done by applying the SPANKS formula. Today, it isn’t that straightforward anymore.
EFI provides the seamless integration of a customer’s job information with management and production systems. EFI’s Digital StoreFront and Pace Print MIS has end-to-end integration with preparation and workflow solutions. But how big must your business be to benefit from EFI’s system?
The Phoseon exhibit will display new and exciting products that utilize patented Semiconductor Light Matrix (SLM) technology for UV curing. The following are printing exhibits at Drupa that include Phoseon’s technology and products: Amica Systems will display the TL2024 UV LED Digital Inkjet Printer in the Phoseon Technology stand. Ardeje will display the Ardeje A1000TM [...]
Printing is dead? Don’t you believe it. EFI CEO Guy Gecht kicked off the Connect conference with a keynote referencing the changing window of opportunity for the industry, especially around digital printing and personalization.
In 2011, Heidelberg entered into a partnership with EFI VUTEk to become a distributor of the EFI VUTEk GS Series of hybrid UV superwide inkjet printers. Heidelberg wanted to help commercial printers to capitalize on the high-margin opportunities of super wide format applications.
JMC SignMakers, a printer/signage service provider in the Netherlands, was one of the first in Europe to install and deploy a UV LED curing super wide format inkjet printer.
Mimaki is to present its latest latex and solvent print solutions at Drupa 2012. The company will also unveil its new high-gap UV-LED flatbed printer.