Fujifilm has debuted its first hybrid solvent-UV printer, the Vybrant F1600, as well as the latest addition to the Inca Onset family of UV flatbed printers.
Featuring a 14pl drop size and 400m2/hr maximum print speed, the Onset R40i is Inca’s new mid-range model, fitting between the high-quality Q40i, with its 9pl drop and 305sqm/hr print speed, and the Onset S40i, which has a 27pl drop and 560m2/hr output.
The four-colour, roll-to-roll printer uses Fujifilm’s new FUZE ink, its first to combine a UV-curable component with a water-based solvent.
Canon launches “industrial” Arizona
Canon has launched a new flagship high-volume flatbed UV Océ Arizona wide-format printer at Fespa that will enable it to target the industrial market for the first time.
Pierre-Olivier Esteban, marketing director of Display Graphic Systems, Canon Europe, said that the 6100 series represents the first Arizona capable of challenging the dominance of the likes of Durst and EFI Vutek in the industrial space.
The155m2/hr machine features Océ VariaDot technology with new unnamed 6-42pl greyscale heads.
There are currently two products in the range, the six-colour (CMYK, light cyan and light magenta) Arizona 6160 XTS and the seven-colour 6170 XTS, which was on show at Fespa and features the addition of a single white channel.
Both twin-beam machines feature a 2,500x3,050mm vacuum table with two independent zones for simultaneous loading/unloading and printing of boards up to 50.8mm thick.
The 6100 series is already running in Canada, with commercial shipping scheduled for September.
Screen sold its first Screen Truepress Jet 3200UV HS, launched at the show to Welsh printer Lexon Group with Screen president Brian Filler commenting: “It’s fair to say there will be more announcements.”
The 100m/min 3.2x3.2m Kongsberg C64 was launched last year, while the entry-level V Series had its initial launch in Asia in 2011 and is now being rolled out worldwide. The C Series, which also includes the 3.2x1.6m Kongsberg C60, features a composite carbon traverse beam instead of aluminium, enabling full production speed on much larger sheets without any loss of accuracy.
Meanwhile the circa V Series features two models, the 1,750x1,620mm max sheet size V20 and the 1,750x3,420mm max sheet size V24, and is an entry-level product for the packaging and sign and display markets. Deliveries will begin in Europe in June.
In addition to the speed upgrade, Agfa will show two new features on the Anapurna 3200i RTR. These include a dual-roll option, enabling simultaneous production on two rolls of the same media type up to 1.5m wide each.
Agfa also demonstrated a new primer option for the Jeti Titan S and HS printers, which is said to improve ink adhesion on low-cost exterior display materials, such as fluted polypropylene, to extend the durability of the prints.
Epson launches SureColor range
Epson (B2-310) unveiled a new family of four-colour SureColor large-format modular printers, which includes models with built-in scanners aimed at commercial printers and copyshops.
The range is made up of three models, the 44in SureColor SC-T7200, 36in SC-T5200 and 24in SC-T3200.
EFI unveiled a new UltraDrop 7pl printhead technology for its Vutek GS presses
The UltraDrop technology is based on the latest Seiko four-level grey-scale heads offering a native 7pl drop size. All GS machines installed after Fespa will feature the new heads.
EFI has also used the show as European springboard for its 42.3m2/hr H1625 LED hybrid printer. The entry-level LED machine features CMYK plus twin white channels with variable drop technology.
Another European debut has been handed to the 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll Vutek GS3250LXr Pro with Superflex UV ink.
HP made the first sale of its new HP Scitex 15000 Corrugated Press at Fespa.
The press was launched earlier last month at Interpack 2014, and has been sold to UK POS printer Image Factory which aims to ramp up production of the corrugated and solid POS and display graphics it currently prints on an HP Scitex 10000.
Meanwhile, HP has also announced Berlin-based Sprintout was one of the beta sites for the Latex 360 printer, which was launched as part of the three-strong, low-volume Latex 300 series in April. HP sold two 360s to UK-based vehicle graphics printer RGVA at Fespa, along with a Latex 3000.
ther show sales include a Scitex FB10000 to UK-based Print & Display, an Indigo 7600 to Strasbourg-based DS Impression Grand Format, and a Scitex FB700 to Digital Printer Center in Qatar.