Ricoh has announced that a new IDC MarketScape names the company a global leader in high-speed inkjet. Its InfoPrint 5000 and its RICOH Pro VC60000 production print platforms have served as the foundation for a massive global footprint bolstered significantly by Ricoh's proven software and its services strategy. The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2016 Vendor Assessment highlights this foundation, and support for a wide range of solutions and applications, as Ricoh's successful strengths.
Building upon the recently released RMG MAX series of new cutting edge LED panel technology solutions, RMG® has announced an addition to the product line with the release and immediate availability of the new 1.2mm pixel pitch LED display. This new product is believed to be one of the world's narrowest front serviceable P1.2mm pixel displays available anywhere.
SGIA is partnering with Empire Screen Printing to host the ninth annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference (December 8; Onalaska, Wisconsin), providing the Wisconsin business community with a direct business-to-business exchange of sustainability experiences, challenges, tools, solutions and ideas.
Inkjet Technology, Inc. (ITI) is introducing their latest 3.2-meter, dual production mode textile printer—the ITI3200-TXK. This newest model comes configured with Kyocera KJ4B high-speed production print heads and is available in a 2 or 4 Kyocera print head configuration for speeds up to 2,195 sqft/hr. The Kyocera heads complement our existing ITI3200-TXR printer configured with Ricoh Gen5 heads (speeds up to 1,300 sqft/hr.) that was just released at the 2016 SGIA Expo and is now shipping.
The ITI3200-TXK is identical in size, format, and build specifications to its sister model—except that this new printer incorporates an advanced media handling system in the rear of the printer to accommodate both transfer paper and direct-to-fabric media.
This Kyocera model utilizes the same ITI specially developed OEM ink formulation that can be used for both of these dual production applications. An optional internal bottom-mounted heater is available for direct-to-fabric applications. The ITI3200-TXK comes standard with an internal vacuum system to securely hold down transfer paper, especially thin paper, and prevent cockling.
The printer also comes standard with an ink collection gutter assembly to handle direct-to-fabric printing on polyester or mesh-type textiles.
Both the new Kyocera model and the Ricoh Gen5 model offers customers multiple price points with printhead configuration options that relate to end user budget considerations and application requirements. Textile shops will definitely benefit from ITI’s textile printers utilizing dual production media modes, saving the expense and space of owning two separate printers.
CorpComm Expo (CCE) has announced that Craig Park, Principal of The Sextant Group, will present a seminar at 1 p.m. on the second day of the November 15-16, 2016 event at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The presentation by Park, entitled “Internet of Things: AV/IT Benefits for Whole Campus and Enterprise,” will go beyond the onslaught of mobile devices to help attendees discover the systems that have the ability to enhance transformative organizational and operational efficiencies.
On October 27, 2016, Millersville University (Millersville, Pennsylvania) will host the Girls Career Choices in Engineering & Technology Seminar, an event providing information and encouragement to junior and senior female high school students who have expressed an interest in pursuing a technical or engineering-related career. Attendees of this seminar will meet women in technical businesses and industries, learn about engineering and technology careers, engage with professors in engineering-related fields, and talk with current students enrolled in technology programs.
Kett Tool Company introduces the KL-2020 14-Gauge Nibbler, a lightweight, wrench-free nibbler featuring a rotating head for easier operation. The KL-2020 boasts a unique die design that allows for unmatched maneuverability in cutting sheet metal.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced that two Océ Arizona series printer models received the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association (SGIA) Product of the Year Award. The prestigious honor, presented during the 2016 SGIA Expo, preceded the Océ Arizona 1280 XT’s recent recognition by Printing News in their 2016 Readers’ Choice Top Product Awards, in the Output Device: Wide-Format Flatbed Inkjet Printers (24-inches +) category.
CorpComm Expo (CCE) announces that Jennifer Arani, Digital Signage Coordinator for Farmers Insurance will present a seminar at 1 p.m. on the second day of the Novembe 15-16, 2016 event at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The presentation by Arani, entitled “Building Corporate Messages for Digital Signage: A Step-by-Step Workshop,” will be a hands-on opportunity for attendees to get a back to basics review of copywriting for digital signage followed by an interactive collaboration and brainstorming session designed to help attendees write their own multi-message campaign.