PriscoDigital to Feature Live Demos of Wide-Format Inkjet Workflows at GRAPH EXPO
NEWARK, N.J.—August 11, 2015—PriscoDigital LLC has announced that live continuous end-to-end workflow demonstrations will be conducted at booth# 3607 on various rigid media, utilizing the newly-introduced HP Scitex FB750 (first time in Chicago), the ultra-fast Kongsberg XP24 Automatic Digital finishing system from Esko and Caldera Rip. In addition, an innovative flexible media workflow utilizing HP’s Latex 360 printer and Graphtec roll cutter will also be running. In addition, PriscoDigital is proud to exhibit Ricoh's latest color production printer, the Ricoh Pro C7110X. Also of particular note is PriscoDigital’s roll-out of additional consulting and training services designed to enhance your business which include G7 master printer consulting and applications training services. Information on PriscoDigital’s workflow automation software, media and other solutions that can optimize wide-format inkjet production will also be provided.
According to Eric Gutwillig, vice president of marketing, "we are striving to demonstrate that integrating wide-format inkjet technologies within a traditional offset 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."
He continued, "Wide-format printers 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 high-volume industrial systems within the commercial offset segment and a major Esko and Caldera distributor, we are able to offer our customers leading-edge wide-format technologies."
PriscoDigital is excited to demonstrate the wide range of products that print service providers, commercial printers, packaging printers and others can produce utilizing high-speed production equipment and optimized software from HP Scitex, Caldera and Esko. For the demo, prepared files processed through Esko i-Cut suite software are ripped though the Caldera RIP where color management also takes place, and then printed utilizing the HP Scitex FB750. Printed images comprised of intricate shapes will be cut from the media utilizing Esko’s Kongsberg XP24 automated digital finishing system. The XP24 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 HP’s Latex inkjet printing technology utilizing the Latex 360 print engine. The Latex 360 utilizing third-generation eco-friendly water-based Latex printing technology inkjet printing is within reach of every commercial printer. Latex is a proven print technology with over 19,000 HP Latex print engines installed worldwide. A company can easily integrate the Latex 360 into their existing workflow. With the addition of a Graphtec FC8600 roll cutter, a print service provider has everything required to produce the outdoor and indoor banners, point-of-purchase signage and other displays their customers are asking for. A print service provider can also expand their product portfolio to offer customers other printed products never-before dreamed of..
PriscoDigital is now offering new media options to our customers from Kodak and HP. Kodak is well known as a premier manufacturer of media for a variety of prepress proofing and high-end inkjet applications. PriscoDigital is also proud to offer the perfect complement, its HP Latex printer line, HP Latex Media. Information on the entire assortment of roll media for decal through poster applications will be available at the PriscoDigital booth.
About the Products
The new HP Scitex FB750 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 with enhanced image quality, with a resolution up to 1,200x600 dpi and a production speed up to 915 ft2/hour (Billboard). This extremely economical system has a white ink option, can do double-sided prints, full-bleeds and images with variable gloss levels that will allow you to meet almost any customer demand. This new FB750 offers multi-image, mutli-size printing capability of up to four sheets at the same time with full-bleed. It also offers a new tabletop roll holder for flexible media that enables easy, fast and efficient short-run printing.
The Kongsberg XP24 from Esko is one of the fastest digital finishing systems on the market, helping to turn short-run POP / POS display work and corrugated packaging into profitable, value added jobs, and allowing printers to offer their customers on-demand production with just-in-time delivery. With a maximum working area of 87x126" and a maximum speed of 66" ips (inches per second), the XP series can convert a wide range of board, sheet and roll materials from papers, styrene, PVC, corrugated and foam boards to the most demanding applications such as acrylics and environmental boards. The system is driven by the i-Cut Suite of software that 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 Latex 360 is a wide-format inkjet printing system utilizing HP’s revolutionary third-generation Latex ink technology. Products for both indoor and outdoor applications may be produced on a single device with minimal environmental impact. The integrated color spectrophotometer allows for custom color calibration and color matching for critical jobs and assures printing consistency. The printer will handle a wide range of flexible paper, plastic and fabric media up to 65" in width.
The Ricoh Pro C7110X is capable of producing 90 commercial print quality color pages per minute at up to 1,200x4,800 dpi resolution. The printer is unique in its ability to print on an almost an unlimited variety of media; clear film, textured stock, synthetics, envelopes and conventional papers. The optional fifth color station, banner printing capability (e.g. for tri-fold pamphlets, etc.) and sophisticated finishing options make this machine the most versatile on the market.
Visitors will only be able to see these workflows at PriscoDigital’s booth 3607 at GRAPH EXPO 15 in Chicago, Sept.13-16, 2015, where the company will provide demonstrations and a complete offering from PriscoDigital: media, finishing equipment, ink, software and industrial inkjet printers.
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, New Jersey, Prisco has provided quality products and superior support services to customers for over a century. The PriscoDigital division focuses on providing complete turnkey digital printing solutions based upon innovative technologies from industry leaders and backed by the superior service, technical and customer support for which Prisco has always been known. PriscoDigtal is proud to be an HP Scitex Graphic Specialist for wide-format inkjet solutions.