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Wide Format Fespa
Océ (with Canon)
Océ will have its new Arizona 1300 flatbed printer series on show, the printer designed for mid-volume sign and display graphics producers, aimed at production efficiencies, and addressing market demand for more varied applications.
Suited for producing up to 15,000sqm per year, and offering printing speeds up to 52.8sqm per hour, the Océ Arizona 1300 Series comprises six models.
To maximise productive uptime, the Arizona 1300 printers are
the first Océ flatbed products to feature LED curing options, offering customers the scope to print as needed from standby mode, without waiting for UV lamps to heat up.
Also centre-stage will be the Colorado 1640, whose UVgel ink technology uses a gel-based ink, ensuring instant pinning and dot gain control, low-temperature curing suitable for thin and heat- sensitive media, and odourless, instant-dry printout.
Ricoh (B4-K31)
On its 304sqm stand Ricoh
will present solutions designed
to support print production environments that want to enhance or expand the services they offer.
There will be a new large format flatbed system. There will also
be some DTG, ink and printhead technology news. We’ll have to wait for the show to find out what.
Among the systems designed to meet an increased need to deliver broader job capabilities, as well as faster short run production and elevated productivity, is the Ricoh Pro L5160 latex roll-to-roll printer.
For those intending to move into garment decoration, there is the
Innovative media: solutions from Starleaton
Below: Robust quality: Mutoh printing systems
easy to use Ri 100 Direct to Garment printer. For higher production demands, there will be the Ri 6000 Direct to Garment solution. Both enable print providers to deliver flexible, cost-effective digitally printed offerings including T-shirts, cloth bags, hoodies and sweatshirts.
Starleaton (various)
Wide format, commercial and textile printers looking for the latest print solutions are beating a path to Starleaton’s door, with the national supplier bringing a wide range of hardware, software and media into Australia from leading overseas developers. Its presence at Fespa
will be large, with all its wide format principals at the show, and many of them having new releases.
Among the hardware supplied by Starleaton is EFI, for which it is the sole Australian supplier. In addition Starleaton supplies Epson, Ricoh, Roland DG, Oki and Canon print systems. Multiple solutions means Starleaton is strong in various
markets, for instance in textiles it supplies both EFI with its FabriVu, and Epson with its SureColors. Similarly while it supplies the grand format EFI printers it is also in the centre of the roll to roll market, with the entry level Canon imagePrograf systems through the mid tier Roland, Epson and Ricohs.
In finishing it supplies the Zund systems for flatbed cutting, The
Swiss manufactured Zund range
of cutters is extensive, with three models and three or four versions of each model. Fespa will have the latest developments on the stand. Starleaton also supplies laminators, and calendar units. Media comes from an exclusive range of world leading companies, including the likes of Neenah Coldenhove and Hahnemuhle.
swissQprint (A5-H30)
Swiss wide format developer swissQprint – supplied in Australia by Pozitive - is set to launch Karibu, its first reel-to-reel wide format print system, with Fespa in May slated
for the launch. Pozitive, managing director Philip Trumble tells Print21 that all will be revealed at the show. He says, “We don’t have many details but what we do know is that it will have the renowned swissQprint quality and reliability.”
The company claims that Karibu ‘has features and capabilities like
no other large format printer’, and comes ‘packed with all the experience we have gained over decades of developing and manufacturing high-quality flatbed printers’.
Trumble says, “We will be taking orders at the show, when we will know what the production schedule will be.” 21
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