The recently concluded Delhi-edition of Media Expo 2017 witnessed a whole lot of technology players with their latest innovations in wide-format printers of which, not many were the new launches. But the Show created history by bringing forth the most advanced technology meant to boost the country’s signage industry under one roof. We, at Sign & POP World met some of the giants to bring you a list of the feature-rich demonstration as follows:
Fujifilm boasts of its Acuity, Sold 50 UV machines in two years
Fujifilm sold its Acuity EY to a Delhi-based PSP – Promos, which took a lot of pain in exploring the options and doing comparative study on the printers available in the market before zeroing in. “We made our mind to purchase this printer after a lot of considerations. In fact, we did proper evaluation of the applications versatility of FujiFilm’s Acuity EY, after which we got convinced that this was the one, we must add to our portfolio for enhanced productivity and usage resourcefulness,” said Shashank Kaul of Promos. He informed that the company was set up in 2002 by Sunil Kaul and Vivek Kaushik.
Kaul looks very excited with the latest enhancement in his company’s portfolio. “As of now, we are mainly in to flex printing. The new printer would enable us to access other media also. Our clientele includes many corporates where quality, productivity and turnaround time are important factors, and need extra care when being addressed. We have developed a good customer base and to retain and grow the same, we have to remain updated,” he added.
The crowd-puller for Fujifilm this year was its Acuity EY flatbed printer, which according to the company, happens to be the most selling brand under the Fujifilm banner. “In the last two and half years, we have sold 50 UV printing machines in India, of which, 40 is Acuity. We put it on display following the popular demand of our PSPs to whom it has been proved to be a cynosure,” said Pradipta Chowdhury, Senior Product Manager – WFIJ, FujiFilm’s Graphic Art Division. Besides, Acuity, the technology giant also displayed its ‘Made in India’ wide-format printer – Vybrant, which was launched last year.
Epson increases thrust on its PrecisionCore MicroTFP
Epson’s professional production printers SureColor SC-P10070 and SCP20070 are based on its Advanced PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead technology that is designed to yield high speed of up to 17.5 sqm/h with accurate dot placement for stand-out visuals. The other printer from the banner was its SureColor SC-S series which was launched last year. Along with the UV LED flatbed printers, there was also a direct to object printer besides a photo printing machine.
Mimaki focuses on high-specifications multi-tasking machine
Mimaki highlighted JV300 – 130/160, its wide format inkjet printer meant for solvent/water-based sublimation inks. The printer provides both high productivity and high image quality using Mimaki’s original MAPS3 technology which reduces banding by thinning out the dots. The technology giant also showcased its entry model CJV150 series. It’s a high-specification multi-tasking machine encompassing inkjet printer, cutter with silver ink. The series, which can deliver a wide range of applications, features eco-solvent inks in a variety of colours that include silver.
Apsom puts forth Roland’s latest printers
The centre of attention at Roland was VersaUV LEF 300, direct-to-object flatbed printer, which was displayed to demonstrating its capabilities on a vast array of materials including the 3D items of thickness of up to 3.94 inches. The company, however, stressed the highlights of its TrueVIS SG/VG series of printers/cutter along with Soljet EJ-640 enabling high volume production with low running cost and Versa Express RF-640 that delivers photorealistic imaging at up to 1,440dpi with pint speeds up to 521 sqft per hour.
Negi showcases its range of wide format printers
Negi Sign Systems showcased its Negijet Starfire 3300 Plus, a solvent printer which is ideal for any sign maker as it offers high quality and high performance especially for Outdoor Signage. Negijet UVR-3200, the 3.2 m wide roll to roll printer comes equipped with the most advanced Kyocera printheads featuring 3.5 PL ink droplet size and 2656 nozzles or Ricoh Gen5 printheads featuring 7 PL ink droplet size and 1280 nozzles, which enable it to reach a speed of up to 73 sqm/h or 42 sqm/h, while its advanced inkjet control technology keeps the printed image in high quality.
Angel shows its trust on Laser Cutter along with wide format
While Angel India’s newly launched Angel 1325 metal and nonmetal laser cutting machine was the crowd puller, the company also showcased MidasJet MJ-F9060-R4 UV flatbed printer that comes equipped with Ricoh Gen4 internal heating industrial micro Piezo printhead. Featuring ignition frequency 30kHz and variable droplet printing (7pl—35pl), which can print high resolution images of 600×2400 dpi, the printer aimed at facilitating huge advantage for those PSPs, who deal in outdoor advertising, personalised gifts, and other industries.
Canon focuses on its CAD and GIS solution
Canon highlighted its ImagePROGRAF ipf671. Designed for high quality results in efficient time, the machine is an ideal solution for CAD and GIS. Featuring five-colour dye and pigment ink system, ipf671 is rather a compact machine that takes less space than usual. It can print 24-inches (A1+) sizes, which makes it suitable for CAD and GIS.
Osram makes the signage impressive with its backlit Solution
Osram showcased a wide array of signage lighting solution for optimal homogenous backlighting facilitating full glow resulting in an impressive signage and presentation. The precise control of shades of white and the virtually limitless selection of colours are major advantages for the design of modern LED backlighting solutions and illuminated signage. The displayed range from Osram comprises advance and basic series of LED modules for varied applications, besides separately highlighting the modules for edge-lighting applications.