Design Tech Products: Digital Printing Equipment and Software

Hybrid Printer
Mutoh’s ValueJet 1617H Hybrid prints on rigid and roll media, saving floor space. UV alternative MP ink is ideal for packaging prototypes, POP displays, indoor and outdoor signage and show graphics. The printer is enhanced by Mutoh’s VSM app for remote printer management, 0.5-in. print height, optional spectrophotometer and ability to print white ink.

Digital UV Inkjet Press
Graphium, a high-speed digital press utilizes Fujifilm Uvijet UV curable ink designed specifically to meet the demands of the packaging market.

Multimedia Production Platform LED Digital Color Printer
The OKI C941dn digital color printer features a five station toner configuration with CMYK plus white and clear spot color. In addition, this LED printer is available with an EFI Fiery XF server.

UV Flatbed Printer
Océ Arizona Series UV flatbed printers can print prototypes and short-run packages directly onto rigid substrates. The printers’ eight ink channels include spot varnish and are available in 4x8- or, 8x10-ft. sizes.

Solvent Printer
The SureColor S70670 utilizes Epson’s dual array MicroPiezo TFP print head to deliver small droplet sizes and fast print speeds. The 64-in. solvent printer uses Epson UltraChrome GSX ink—available in up to 10 colors, including an optional white and silver metallic—which can be used on clear or colored media.

Digital Label System
The iTech AXXIS HS Digital Label System prints and finishes labels. It consists of the iTech AXXIS HS Digital Label Printer, a high-resolution roll-fed CMYK toner print engine, and the iTech AXXIS HS Digital Label Finisher that laminates, die-less cuts, and strips, slits and rewinds finished rolls of labels.

Digital Proofing Software
FlexProof is a proofing solution that predicts the press result and tells users how many colors are need on the digital press.

Color Management Software
With GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler, designers have a color management solution that can easily and quickly achieve considerable quality improvements in digital printing, getting the best out of your press. In just a few steps, designers can match the color results from digital presses to conventional printing processes.

Short-run Digital Label Printer
The EDGE 850 is a low-cost digital solution for in-house label printing on demand. Combining this short run digital label printer with EDGE2Print software, users can print their custom design on die-cut substrates and have the labels ready for immediate application that day.

Inkjet Printing Equipment
Kammann USA has integrated inkjet printing into its existing K1 CNC-2250 container decorating machine. The combination of standard screen printing with drop-on-demand inkjet technology takes advantage of the best features of both processes offering flexible high quality decorating of glass and plastic containers.

Production-level Label Printer
Designed to print labels efficiently and profitably, the Epson SurePress L-4033AW delivers exceptional print quality and accurate color reproduction on a wide variety of standard label substrates. It leverages seven-color inkjet technology with white ink for solid, opaque white printing on materials such as clear film and metallic substrates.

Wide-format Printing System
Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Titan S and HS are true flatbed wide-format printers that feature six colors plus white. Designed for higher volume or fast turnaround jobs, these UV-inkjet printers are ideal for high-value work such as point-of-purchase materials. The ‘flat-to-roll’ option lets users print flexible media up to 3.2-m wide.

Wide-format Printer/Cutter
Featuring low-heat LED lamps, the VersaUV LEC printer/cutters print CMYK, white and clear inks on hundreds of media options, and then contour cut, die-cut, perf-cut and crease graphics for short-run labels and realistic package prototypes. White ink enables printing on clear media, and clear ink creates embossing and varnishing effects.

Digital Label and Packaging Press
The Xeikon 3000 Series of label and packaging presses consists of five press models. All five models are based on full rotary printing technology, with variable repeat length, to ensure that the press speeds are not affected by the label size and/or the number of colors used. In addition, all five models deliver 1200 dpi imaging quality. They are divided into two maximum web widths (20.3-in. and 13-in.) and three top running speeds (63 fpm, 49.2 fpm and 31.5 fpm). Entry-level versions are designed to be field-upgraded to the wider and/or faster specifications.

High-speed Wide-format Inkjet Printer
The Excelagraphix 4200, ultra-high-speed, wide-format inkjet print system features Memjet Waterfall Printhead Technology that delivers print speeds up to 12-in. per second. It prints on a variety of heavy board stocks and over-sized sheets up to 5/8-in. thick x 42-in. wide x 8-ft. long in material thickness.

Digital Production Color Press
The Kodak NexPress digital production color press can give larger CPGs the ability to print short-run digital packaging applications, offering special features such as dimensional printing, gold ink, spot glossing, and red fluorescing inks, in house. NexPress presses support up to 800 different substrates and are modular and easily upgradable for future growth.

Color Label Press and Digital Finishing System
Primera’s CX1200 color label press delivers full-color digital label printing using a high-resolution color laser engine. The FX1200 digital finishing system, an “all-in-one” solution, can cut virtually any size or shape label, rewind and laminate.

Print-and-Cut Devices
The Mimaki CJV Series “Print & Cut” digital inkjet printers are used in conjunction with Mimaki’s media partner Jetcomp for producing high-resolution package prototypes and comps for the packaging design industry. The ES3 inks offer an expanded color gamut with CYMK Lc, Lm, white colors with silver ink for metallic ink effects. These ES3 inks have a low odor property and are environmentally formulated to small design studio use. The CJV units can handle media in various sizes from 30-in. to 64-in. media and is available in four different model widths.

Digital Inkjet Press
The EFI Jetrion 4950LX LED inkjet press prints on a 13.75-in. web and offers high-quality, faster label printing at up to 720x720 dpi. Its advanced curing technology requires less energy and heat, so users can also run flexible packaging and shrink sleeves, as well as thin and difficult labelstocks.

Digital Press
HP offers a comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end solutions for label, folding carton, flexible and corrugated packaging converters, including the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press. Driven by HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Workflow Suite 4.0 and powered by Esko, the press produces high-quality flexible packaging, pressure-sensitive labels and shrink sleeves.

Design Software
Zünd Design Center ZDC is an Adobe Illustrator plug-in for creating dimensional designs. It provides an extensive and continually expanding library of ECMA and FEFCO standards, POP displays, and custom designs. Other features include 3-D visualization and 3-D PDF export for quick and easy customer presentations.

Printing Press
The B1/41 in. format Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press enables brand owners to produce just-in-time mainstream production of folding carton boxes and sleeves, blister cards and micro-flute applications, on virtually any off-the-shelf substrate.