Mutoh has been showing off a new A2 industrial printer, the ValueJet 626UF, at this week’s Fespa show. This is a flatbed printer that’s designed to print graphics to a range of objects from bottles and boxes to small parts. This could include short run production, personalized gifts and awards as well as prototypes. Continue reading “Mutoh to launch A2 industrial printer”
Formlabs has announced two new devices, Form Wash and Form Cure, to complement the Form 2 SLA 3D printers. These offer automated washing and post-curing, which should help bring materials printed on the Formlabs’ printers to maximum mechanical properties. Continue reading “Formlabs launches Wash and Cure”
HP used the Interpack show in Dusseldorf, Germany, to announce a number of new packaging solutions for both corrugated and flexible packaging. Continue reading “HP announces several new packaging solutions”
Heidelberg has published its Q4 and end of year figures for last year showing its best quarterly sales and result since 2008, albeit based on preliminary figures. This means that Heidelberg has achieved its stated objective for the year as a whole, indicating that its strategic move to embrace digital technology is paying off. Continue reading “Heidelberg hits sales targets”
Earlier this year I went to a conference, organised by IMI Europe, where some of the practical considerations in developing an inkjet printing system were discussed. This included a presentation by Nick Campbell, project development manager for Inca Digital, who talked about the difficulties in developing a single pass press.
Agfa will be bringing an LED version of its Jeti Tauro wide format printer to next week’s Fespa show. Agfa has been steadily updating its printers to use LED curing so it’s hardly a surprise. Continue reading “Agfa to launch LED Jeti Tauro”