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PriscoDigital to Show Real-World Wide-Format Inkjet Workflows at GRAPH EXPO

August 17, 2012
NEWARK, NJ—August 20, 2012—PriscoDigital announced that it will be conducting continuous end-to-end workflow demonstrations on various rigid media, utilizing the new Kongsberg XN automatic cutting system from Esko. This will be the first time the XN system will be demonstrated at a major trade show in North America. In addition, a flexible media workflow ideally suited for commercial printers will also be running live at GRAPH EXPO 2012 in Booth #201.

According to Eric Gutwillig, vp of marketing, “We are striving to demonstrate that integrating wide format inkjet technologies within a traditional offset printing manufacturing environment can be easy and seamless. PriscoDigital offers turnkey workflow solutions that allow commercial and packaging printers to capture new business opportunities from within their existing customer base.

“Inkjet systems can cost-effectively produce diverse applications such as short-run packaging, product mock-ups, point-of-purchase displays or promotional items. Since we are the exclusive channel partner of HP Scitex for the large industrial systems within the commercial offset segment, we are able to offer our customers leading-edge wide format technologies,” added Gutwillig.

PriscoDigital is excited to demonstrate the wide range of products that commercial and packaging printers can produce utilizing state-of-the-art high speed production equipment and optimized software from HP Scitex, Caldera and EskoArtwork. For the demo, prepared files are processed through EskoArtwork i-cut suite software, ripped though the Caldera RIP, where color management also takes place and then printed utilizing the HP Scitex FB700.

Printed images comprised of intricate shapes will be cut from the media utilizing Esko’s Kongsberg XN automated cutting system. The XN processes the image files through i-cut Vision Pro software which calculates the cutting position information that drives the cutting heads.

For flexible media applications, PriscoDigital will demonstrate the HP Designjet L28500 latex inkjet system. This economical system proves that versatile eco-friendly inkjet printing is within easy reach of every commercial printer.

Keep profitable business in-house
A company can easily integrate the L28500 into its existing workflow and produce the outdoor and indoor banners, point-of-purchase signage and other displays their customers are asking for. A commercial printer can even expand their product portfolio to offer customers other printed products never dreamed of before.

About The Products
The HP Scitex FB700 is a hybrid UV six-color wide format inkjet printing system capable of handling a wide variety of rigid or flexible media up to 98.4˝ (250 cm) wide. The printer offers high productivity and incredible image quality, with a resolution up to 1,200x600 dpi and a production speed up to 861 ft2/hour. This economical system has a white ink option, can do double-sided prints, full- bleeds and images with variable gloss levels which will allow you to meet almost any customer demand.

The Kongsberg XN from EskoArtwork is a flat bed automated cutting and routing system that combines productivity with versatility and precise registration. The XN comes standard with multiple cutting and routing tools specifically designed to produce signs, displays and short-run packaging. This gives you the combination you need to finish any media up to 69x135˝ (63.7x120˝ cutting area) from papers, styrene, PVC and foam boards to the most demanding applications such as acrylics and environmental boards. i-cut Suite dramatically increases productivity by automating and standardizing preflight, editing and layout of graphic files

Caldera GrandRIP+ software is a fast, flexible and powerful production workflow dedicated to wide and super-wide format print and print-to-cut applications. The GrandRIP+ software platform incorporates the latest developments in color management, spot color support, screening techniques and unique finishing-oriented features such as tiling, nesting, and eyelet positioning, stitching and folding marks. The GrandRIP+ is an excellent companion to our HP Scitex wide format line.

The HP Designjet L28500 is a wide format inkjet printing system utilizing HP’s revolutionary Latex ink technology. Products for both indoor and outdoor applications may be produced on a single device with minimal environmental impact. The printer will handle a wide range of flexible paper, plastic and fabric media up to 104” in width.

Remember, you will only be able to see this unique workflow at Prisco’s booth 201 at Graph Expo 2012, South Hall, October 7-10, 2012. Join us for these exciting demonstrations and to see the complete offering from PriscoDigital: media, finishing equipment, ink, software and industrial inkjet printers.

About PriscoDigital
Prisco is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of offset pressroom chemistry, coatings, adhesives, blankets, supply items and process control equipment. Headquartered in Newark, NJ, Prisco has provided quality products and superior support services to customers for over a century. The PriscoDigital division focuses on providing complete turn-key wide format inkjet solutions based upon innovative HP Scitex Industrial Inkjet technologies and backed by the superior service, technical and customer support that Prisco has always been known for. PriscoDigital is the exclusive distributor of HP Scitex Industrial Wide Format Inkjet Systems to the commercial printing market segment and the exclusive distributor of Hostert automation technology in North America.

Source: PriscoDigital.

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