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1st public appearance of newly merged DES & CyraChrome the highlight of Visual Impact

Thursday, 14 September 2006
By Print 21 Online Article

Marking the first public showing of the dominant digital proofing and colour management company, visitors to the show will be able to judge the breadth of the product range formed by the merger – announced on Print21Online

Combining the two company’s strengths in signage and visual imaging, the new DES is demonstrating an industry-leading range of integrated digital imaging solutions.

“It’s fair to say that no other company can supply such a broad portfolio of products taking in aqueous, solvent and UV solutions,” said Michael Laird, director of DES and former managing director of CyraChrome. “We have the ability to address the needs of all levels of the industry, from the entry level shop on the corner up to the large professional industrial companies.”

Signage and screen printing was always a strength of CyraChrome – but it’s firepower has moved up a level because of the joint forces of DES.

New HP Designjet debuts at Visual Impact

For those attending the expo at Darling Harbour this week, they will also get the chance to check out the launch of a number of new presses, including the latest superwide machine from HP. The Designjet 10000s is capable of printing in super-wide formats of up to 2.6 metres and will be featured on the stand of Starleaton.

Gary Smith, director of Starleaton, says the new HP Designjet 10000s is a low-solvent printer that can boast great diversity at a competitive price.

“At 2.6 metres media width, it is at the serious end of industrial superwide format printing, but will also take two 1270mm media rolls side-by-side for increased productivity,” says Smith, who claims the press is also capable of outputting at speeds of up to 29.9 m2 per hour at stunning resolutions.

Meanwhile, the Agfa stand will host the launch of the Anapurna range of UV wide-format printers into the region, developed for the industrial signage market. The Anapurna XL model will be shown and it is a hybrid roll-to-roll/flat-bed printing system for indoor and outdoor signs and displays.

Along with the smaller Anapurna L model, the XL is tailored for high-volume industrial printing applications for flexible and rigid media using UV-curable ink. Maximum print width is 250 cm for Anapurna XL and 160 cm for the Anapurna L. The dual-mode system on both systems enables printing of two half-sized media simultaneously.

Graphic arts distributor Anitech will be showcasing another major player in the industrial signage space, the Jeti 5024 UV roll-to-roll grand-format printer that is capable of printing at 5.1 meters wide.

Gandinnovations, the manufacturer of the machine, claims the Jeti 5024 is designed for speed and features resolution of up to 1200 dpi. The machine prints on a wide range of media types such as reinforced vinyl, pressure sensitive vinyl, canvas, fabrics, mesh and paper.

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