May 10, 2012
Wide-format developments were in evidence at drupa, but weren’t the centre of interest. The biggest noise at drupa was Benny Landa’s nanography and the other big noises were B2 sheetfed digital presses and the universal interest by vendors in applying their products to packaging and label printing. However, there were some launches and technology demonstrations of wide-format printing hardware that highlight developments in the sector.
Screen Truepress Jet W1632UV
The following is a list of some of the wide-format printer and press developments listed alphabetically.
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Sep 27, 2011
Last week I attended ITMA, the international textiles exhibition in Barcelona, to understand how digital printing technology was being adopted in this significant part of the industrial printing market.
It was clear from the machinery being displayed and the range of new exhibitors at this year’s event that digital printing has reached a milestone in the textile market and is poised to make significant advances in the next few years. What until now been the preserve of proofing and prototyping is now becoming viable for short run production. Devices from Durst, Konica Minolta, Kornit, La Meccanica and spgprints (Stork Prints) shown for the first time at ITMA all address this new category for short run production. There were also new devices from established wide-format inkjet fabric players Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland DG to better address the prototyping and sampling markets that previous generations of their products have served. Read more »
Nov 20, 2008
In a sign of the times, Roland DG has developed its own equipment financing arm that will help customers lease Roland printers priced over $5,000. The program is run in cooperation with U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the United States according to Roland. There is also an introductory rate of 5.9% for 48 months. A lot of companies have equipment leasing & financing arrangements in place, but this deal appears “clutch” for the wide format sign & graphics market based on the timeliness of the deal and theÂ aggressiveness of the rate. It should certainly help Roland finish the year better than it would have without it.