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Océ produces new Colorado for SAV
Océ has launched the Colorado 1650 roll-to-roll printer, expanding the application capabilities of its growing UVgel wide-format family.
The Océ Colorado 1650 comes with flexible ink and Océ FLXfinish, enabling a gloss and matt finish regardless of the type of media (substrate) used. It has the same productivity and image quality as the 1640, printing at 159sqm an hour and 1800dpi.
Dale Hawkins, marketing manager at Océ ANZ said,
“The new Colorado 1650 is designed for print business that are working with a lot of SAV, the flexible ink in particular supporting that media.”
The 1650 is a four-colour, 1.6m-wide device which makes use of the exclusive Océ UVgel ink technology. It joins the Colorado 1640 launched two years ago, and differs from it in having a more flexible version of its UVgel ink, which the company says increases the ‘stretchability’ to 85 per cent compared with 15 per cent on the 1640. Océ says this opens up additional applications such as soft signage, vinyls, canvas.
The new Colorado 1650
also has a new curing system, FLXfinish LED, which enables users to automatically switch between matt and gloss finish without changing inks or substrate. Océ says this is aimed at high quality indoor and high impact indoor/outdoor applications respectively.
According to Océ the four- colour configuration of the Colorado with UVgel inks can achieve the same colour range as rival technologies that require additional inks and spot colours.
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EFI launches new flatbed UV Pro 30F
According to Daniel Aloi, senior regional sales manager, speaking at Fespa, the strength of EFI
is in the scope of its solutions. “We are focused on the whole ecosystem. We are not looking
to sell a box. We work right from the Web2Print digital storefront, through the MIS, printing and finishing,” he said.
At the show EFI launched the Pro 30 F flatbed printer, which builds on its first flatbed, the 24F; comes with dual CMYK printheads; and can print materials up to 10cm thick. Aloi said, “We wanted to be able to print onto wood, metal, stone, and glass, to give our customers a great proposition to take to market.”
EFI was also highlighting its 32r series, which will be at PrintEx in August.
This can print 207sqm an hour, with its Ricoh Gen 5 printheads operating at 635dpi in seven-picolitre droplets.
Its LED system is low power enabling printing onto heat sensitive substrates.
Aloi said EFI is also developing its IQ cloud based services, and its Market Direct cross media and ecommerce platform.
Epson introduces
Photos clockwise from far left
Flexible ink: Dale Hawkins, Océ, with the new Colorado 1650
Whole eco-system: Daniel Aloi, EFI
New bulk ink system: Epson SureColor S80600L
Double sided printing: Roland DG Texart
Roland shows innovation
Shown on the Roland stand was its latest technological innovation; the TrueVIS VG2 Series, the next generation of Roland DG printer/cutters.
The VG2-640 (1625mm) and VG2-540 (1371mm) feature
40 enhancements, which the company says will set the new industry standard in wide format print.
TrueVIS VG2 includes new TR2 ink, new Orange ink for a wide colour gamut and colour matching capabilities, six-hour outgassing for high-quality same-day finishing, and an enhanced workflow powered by VersaWorks 6 rip software.
The Roland booth also featured the new VersaUV LEF2- 200, which includes premium finishes such as simulated embossing, onto an array of rigid and flexible materials, up to 100 mm thick.
Roland’s latest addition to the Texart dye-sublimation range, the RT-640M makes it possible to print directly onto polyester-and dye-sub paper with the same device, using the same ink and rip. It is currently being reviewed for release here.
bulk ink SureColor
Epson launched two new SureColor S-Series signage printers, the SC-S60600L and the SC-S80600L, which come with bulk ink systems for high volume printing.
The new 64-inch SureColor printers launched at Fespa are an extension of the award-winning SureColor S Series printer range and will, says Epson, offer high productivity customers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
The new L Series SureColors have the bulk ink system on the floor with a pump action sending the ink to the printheads. Richard Barrow, product manager at Epson said, “The new printers are aimed to provide print service providers who have a high throughput
with less operator activity. This means a longer running period, resulting in less user intervention and reduced downtime.
“We opted for pump action as it provides consistency of ink into the printer. It is also better for the operator.”
The pouches are complemented by Epson’s UltraChrome GS3 eco-solvent inks which have key environmental certifications, GreenGuard Gold and AgBB.

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