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Fespa Review
The world’s big wide format show Fespa gave printers the opportunity to check out new markets. Print21 editor Wayne Robinson reports directly from the show.
New Starleaton agencies to deliver end-to-end solutions
Industry supplier Starleaton is focused on bringing end- to-end solutions from Fespa for a range of applications to Australian printers.
Speaking to Print21 on the calender systems Klieverik stand, Starleaton product manager John Buitenkamp
said, “End-to-end workflow solutions are key. Starleaton is able to provide complete systems with hardware, software and consumables. Automating the workflow will deliver tremendous efficiencies. Starleaton is able
to supply the complete proven package, from webshop though printing and finishing.”
Buitenkamp, and Cleiton Schneider, were on the Klieverik stand as it is a new agency for Starleaton, thanks to its tie-in
with EFI and its textile printers including FabriVu and Reggiani, which Starleaton supplies. Buitenkamp said Klieverik products run for decades and
are completely stable. He said, “Variations in temperature can have a significant impact on the ink in textile printing, impacting the colour particularly. Klieverik does not vary.”
Starleaton also supplies
Zund, and a G3 cutting system demonstrating cutting textile rolls up to 3.2 m wide; a Zünd D3 dual-beam cutting system and the Over Cutter Camera (OCC) were also on display.
Acuity Ultra prints
400sqm an hour
Fujifilm has blasted into the ultra high speed world with its new Acuity Ultra 5044, which is capable of producing more than 400sqm an hour of sellable billboard mode print.
The new printer has dual CMYK heads and can print white. Speaking to Print21 at the
show Ashley Playford, national digital manager at Fujifilm, said, “Acuity has always been known for its flexibility, and now has blistering speed added to the mix.
“The ability of the Acuity Ultra to print at top quality on a wide range of substrates makes it stand out,” he said.
On the Fujifilm stand were myriad examples of what Playford was indicating, with wallpapers, acoustic wall coverings, soft signage, and the high end Duratrans type work for backlit cosmetics POS, all produced on the new Acuity Ultra.
Playford said, “The new Acuity Ultra is a volume machine, and printers with a need for serious levels of output and who want
to operate in varied applications will benefit from it.”
Mutoh reorients
Mutoh is offering a new resin based ink, MP31, which for a water-based ink offers long outdoor life, two phrases that ANZ GM Russell Cavenagh said “did not usually go together”, but in this case do. MP31 is designed to show the characteristic of the substrate it is printed on, and will says Cavenagh “literally print on anything, which opens up new markets for users.”
On the stand was the new flatbed UV PerformanceJet 2508 the name marking a departure for Mutoh from its standard ValueJet moniker. The new flatbed comes with a 2540x1250mm bed, its four heads scalable up to six with white, varnish and CMYK. It is able to print more than 50sqm an hour, text sizes as low as 5pt.
Mutoh has both direct to garment and dye sublimation systems, its ValueJet 1948WX was printing125sqm/ph.
Ricoh brings new
flatbed, r/r, DTG
Ricoh’s new Pro TF6250 UV flatbed printer is a smaller version of its first flatbed launched last year, at 2.5 x 1.3m. Graham Kennedy at Ricoh said, “It leverages our powerful print heads with drop on demand technology to deliver versatility and productivity in equal measure.”
The latest addition to Ricoh’s large format printing portfolio for sign and display applications is the new Pro L5100 Latex Series, which comes in two formats: CMYK x two and CMYK plus white. The three Gen 5 printheads will pump out 46sqm an hour.
The direct to garment range has been expanded with the new Ri1000, which uses a magnetic system on the platen for ultra quick loading. It comes in CMYK plus white. It is launching here later in the year.
Top End-to-end solutions: John Buitenkamp (l)
and Cleiton Schneider from Starleaton on the Klieverik stand
Above New phase: Russell Cavenagh, Mutoh, with the PerformanceJet UV flatbed launched at Fespa
Above right Blistering speed: Ashley Playford, Fujifilm, with the new Acuity Ultra
Right Versatility and productivity: the new Ricoh TF6250 UV flatbed
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