WHAT’S NEW Enfocus updates PitStop
Enfocus has announced update 2 of its PitStop Pro 10 and PitStop Server 10 software tools which answers the needs of customers who require the ability to quickly and easily look at, and interact with, complex PDF files on e-reader devices such as the Apple iPad.
"Viewing PDF files on tablet devices has not always proved to be a straightforward task. While they have become increasingly important within printing and publishing workflows, these devices might have limitations which cause lengthy delays waiting for a PDF to open. This can even crash the PDF reader application completely," explains Elli Cloots, Director of Product Management at Enfocus. “With update 2 of PitStop Pro 10 and PitStop Server 10, we address the increasing market need for matching PDF files with these successful e-reader applications."
Update 2 of PitStop Pro 10 and PitStop Server 10 offer printers and publishers extended processing capabilities through the standard Enfocus Preflight Profiles and Action Lists. This allows them to choose parameters such as the file resolution, and to optimise the PDF accordingly for faster and better e-reader viewing.
The flexible approach
EFI’s latest dedicated roll-fed machine has been developed to bring the cost savings and flexibility of solvent-based inks to a completely new UV- curable platform.
Designated the EFI VUTEk GS3250r, this 3.2m wide-format production printer produces high margin, closely viewed applications with a low total cost of ownership, a true 1000 dpi resolution plus dual roll-to-roll capabilities and the 3M MCS warranty.
EFI has designed and manufactured the VUTEk GS3250r to increase production rates and reduce investment and running costs substantially. Its true 1000 dpi output quality is complemented by a maximum throughput speed of 111sq m/hour to generate savings of up to 37% when compared with alternative platforms. Dual roll capability, multi-queue functionality and double-sided printing combine to give this machine the productivity of a roll-fed superwide format system.
"The introduction of the VUTEk GS3250r represents a new generation of high production roll-to-roll printers with its ability to produce high quality throughput suitable for close as well as distant viewing," explains Scott Schinlever, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EFI VUTEk and Rastek.
A new generation Avery Dennison
Graphics and Reflective Solutions has
formulated new Avery MPI 7000 Perforated Window Films to bring added features and benefits in conversion characteristics for a self- adhesive graphics market that is growing exponentially. Avery MPI 7000 Perforated Window Films are offered in a simplified range of just four qualities which,
together, meet the various different application needs. Top of the range is Avery MPI 7101 PWF which is a premium 180 micron gloss calendered vinyl film with a 2mm perforation, offering 50% open area, designed specifically for durable, architectural graphics and building wraps with up to 36 months durability.
Also offering up to 36 months durability, Avery MPI 7201 PWF is formulated for vehicle graphics and long-term public transport advertising. A 180 micron gloss white calendered vinyl with a 1.5mm perforation, it also offers a 50% open area.
Avery MPI 7301 (a white gloss calendered 140 micron vinyl) delivers up to 24 months durability for architectural and vehicle graphics, with a 1.5mm perforation and 40% open area.
The three films are suitable for application to both flat surfaces and over simple curves.
New digital inkjet ranges
Sun Chemical has launched two new digital inkjet ranges which will compliment Sun Chemical’s existing portfolio of digital inkjet solutions and will further enhance the Streamline family of inks. New Streamline Zero introduces a water based ink range which is hazard label free. This revolutionary range will allow printers to work in a low emissions environment and also positively affect their own environmental credentials. The range has excellent adhesion to a very wide range of media, including Tyvek, canvas, tissue, polyolefin’s and many more.
Streamline Duo is new a solvent based range of digital inkjet inks, and is the first ink range in the Streamline family to be developed for use in superwide printers using a broad range of XAAR and Spectra printheads. The range is formulated to meet the stringent demands of the latest superwide format printing equipment and combine high quality, bright strong colours with excellent reliability.
Tony Cox, Business Manager for Digital Aftermarket at Sun Chemical, comments: “We are very pleased to be able to bring these two new ranges to our customers.”
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