TAGGED: WHITE INK

The icing on the ink-jet cake: white and clear inks

The icing on the ink-jet cake: white and clear inksFEATURE: When white ink first came to market in UV-curable machines back in 2004, there were as many doubters as there were those with positive thoughts about the benefits this addition to the palette could bring.

Why is snow white and how can I print it?

Why is snow white and how can I print it?

OPINION: As I was taking pictures of my children playing in the snow over the recent festive period I found myself asking, 'Why is snow white?' and, come to think of it, if I print the photos, 'What is white ink?' So first of all I asked my children about the snow, as it seemed the most obvious thing to do.

Fastsigns franchise looks to EFI to boost flat-bed productivity

Fastsigns franchise looks to EFI to boost flat-bed productivity

NEWS: A Fastsigns franchise based in Gladstone, Missouri has added a 1.6m hybrid H1625 UV-LED engine from EFI.

Digital printing swatch book released by Mohawk Paper

Digital printing swatch book released by Mohawk Paper

NEWS: Mohawk Paper has released a new swatch book of its premium papers for digital printing, incorporating eco-friendly substrates.

Bomapi bottles make an impression with Pixartprinting

Bomapi bottles make an impression with Pixartprinting

NEWS: Bomapi, a Sicilian artisan liquor maker, has turned to Pixartprinting to create customised prints for its special offers and limited edition bottles.

Ricoh's wide-format latex engine now 'commercially available' in Europe

Ricoh's wide-format latex engine now 'commercially available' in Europe

NEWS: Ricoh has announced that its Pro L4100 latex wide-format machine series is commercially available throughout the European market.

The Larger Profile successfully beta tests Screen Truepress Jet W3200 flat-bed

The Larger Profile successfully beta tests Screen Truepress Jet W3200 flat-bed

NEWS: The Larger Profile has completed a beta testing programme for the Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV flat-bed printer.

German court rules patent elements 'invalid' in Durst and EFI tussle

German court rules patent elements 'invalid' in Durst and EFI tussle

NEWS: A German intellectual property court has found parts of Durst's white ink patent at the centre of the case 'invalid'.

'High opacity' white added to Inca Onset S40i

'High opacity' white added to Inca Onset S40i

NEWS: The flat-bed Inca Onset S40i, sold globally in an exclusive agreement through Fujifilm, can now be supplied with two white channels for the production of back-lit and double-sided display work.

Fujifilm announces Acuity Advance Select HS 5000 series launch for FESPA

Fujifilm announces Acuity Advance Select HS 5000 series launch for FESPA

NEWS: Fujifilm has unveiled the latest additions to its Acuity Advance Select family, promising higher productivity and application versatility, launching at FESPA.

Screen launches 'fastest' Truepress Jet L350UV label press

Screen launches 'fastest' Truepress Jet L350UV label press

NEWS: Screen Europe has announced the commercial launch of its Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press, first shown at drupa 2012.

Canon launches new Océ Arizona 600 series at FESPA 2013

Canon launches new Océ Arizona 600 series at FESPA 2013

NEWS: The new Océ Arizona 600 series of UV-curable flat-bed printers will make their world-wide début at FESPA 2013 next week, Canon has announced.

Twin HP machines boost business at Carrick Signs

Twin HP machines boost business at Carrick Signs

NEWS: Carrick Signs says its investment in two HP Scitex FB500 printers has helped it increase throughput by 150 percent, as well as boosting its revenue.

Mimaki UJV500-160 gets European launch at FESPA 2013

Mimaki UJV500-160 gets European launch at FESPA 2013

NEWS: Mimaki has announced a further addition to its line-up of launches at FESPA 2013, in the shape of the UJV500-160 UV-LED machine.

Agfa promises 'ultimate production flexibility' with :Jeti TitanX launch

Agfa promises 'ultimate production flexibility' with :Jeti TitanX launch

NEWS: Agfa Graphics is set to showcase a new model in the :Jeti Titan series of UV-curable printers with the launch of the 3.1 x 2m :Jeti TitanX at FESPA 2013.

YPS heads to Harrogate with trade-in offer on new kit

YPS heads to Harrogate with trade-in offer on new kit

NEWS: Your Print Specialists (YPS) reports that it has taken out its largest show presence to date with a stand exceeding 70sq m at next week's North Print and Pack.

Mutoh to début new printers and cutters at FESPA 2013

Mutoh to début new printers and cutters at FESPA 2013

NEWS: FESPA 2013 will provide the stage for the unveiling of three new wide-format printers and a 'new generation' of cutting plotters from Mutoh.

New website for GPT as Mimaki white ink arrives

New website for GPT as Mimaki white ink arrives

NEWS: GPT has launched a new interactive website, designed to be a 'one-stop shop' for wide-format print houses.

Hybrid welcomes arrival of white latex ink for Mimaki JV400

NEWS: Mimaki has announced the release of its 'much anticipated' white ink for the JV400-130LX and JV400-160LX latex printers.

Display Signs opts for HP Scitex FB700 via CWE Solutions

Display Signs opts for HP Scitex FB700 via CWE Solutions

NEWS: Display Signs has upgraded from an older UV-curable wide-format printer to the 2.5m flat-bed HP Scitex FB700 via City and West End Solutions.

A wide-format retrospective: 2012 in context

A wide-format retrospective: 2012 in context

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul reflects on the year just passed and looks ahead to 2013, debating what platforms could be of interest to wide-format print houses looking to invest this year.

Four new models added to Fujifilm Acuity Advance Select range

Four new models added to Fujifilm Acuity Advance Select range

NEWS: Fujifilm has added four new models to the recently-launched Acuity Advance Select series with four, six or eight independent ink channels in two flat-bed sizes.

Wincanton Print makes a racing start in display production with :Anapurna M2050

Wincanton Print makes a racing start in display production with :Anapurna M2050

NEWS: West Country litho print house Wincanton Print has invested in an Agfa :Anapurna M2050 in an effort to 'broaden the appeal of the company'.

Roland adds white and metallic silver capability to SolJet Pro4 XR-640

Roland adds white and metallic silver capability to SolJet Pro4 XR-640

NEWS: Roland has added white and metallic silver inks to its Eco-Sol Max2 range for use with its 'flagship' SolJet Pro4 XR-640, which will begin shipping immediately.

Scitex engines help Image Factory phase out screen

NEWS: Chippenham-based Image Factory has invested in a Scitex FB7600 flat-bed from HP to move more graphics jobs across from screen printing processes.

CGS launches 'turnkey' Oris Flex Pack Web proofing solution

CGS launches 'turnkey' Oris Flex Pack Web proofing solution

NEWS: Following its début at the Packaging Innovations show last month, the ORIS Flex Pack // Web contract proofing solution has been officially launched by CGS Publishing Technologies.

Fujifilm launches Acuity Advance Select at SGIA Expo

Fujifilm launches Acuity Advance Select at SGIA Expo

NEWS: Fujifilm has launched the latest addition to its Acuity family of wide-format UV-curable printers at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.

SignsDisplay.com installs UK's first Agfa :Jeti Titan

SignsDisplay.com installs UK's first Agfa :Jeti Titan

NEWS: Hull printer SignsDisplay.com has become to first UK PSP to take delivery of an Agfa :Jeti Titan UV-curable printer.

Light black ink on Roland SolJet 'opens up new applications'

Light black ink on Roland SolJet 'opens up new applications'

NEWS: Roland DG has announced the launch of the 64" (1.7m) SolJet Pro4 XR-640, which it claims is the 'most advanced' print-and-cut machine in the industry.

Mimaki to release new grand-format printer in autumn

Mimaki to release new grand-format printer in autumn

NEWS: Mimaki has announced it will bring to market a new grand-format UV-curable printer this autumn, the Mimaki JFX500-2131.

Is white ink capability really such a big deal?

Is white ink capability really such a big deal?

FEATURE: Océ's Jeff Edwards explains why it's important to understand white ink's potential despite its limitations.

Discovery Days to show 'something new' from printMax

Discovery Days to show 'something new' from printMax

NEWS: Roland dealer printMax is to host three Discovery Days in partnership with the manufacturer.

Czech label convertor moves into digital with EFI Jetrion

Czech label convertor moves into digital with EFI Jetrion

NEWS: EFI has confirmed it signed a deal for a Jetrion 4900 UV ink-jet press to Czech Republic-based label convertor KZK at drupa.

Screen goes both wide and narrow with drupa launches

Screen goes both wide and narrow with drupa launches

NEWS: Two machines from Screen have made their international debut at drupa: the wide-format Truepress Jet W1632UV, and the Truepress Jet L350UV UV ink-jet label printing system.

Latest Mimaki printers and applications on show at drupa

Latest Mimaki printers and applications on show at drupa

NEWS: Mimaki will demonstrate its latest printer developments and applications at drupa next month, including the new Mimaki JFX500-2131 UV-LED flat-bed.

Epson to unveil latest SurePress label printer at drupa

Epson to unveil latest SurePress label printer at drupa

NEWS: Epson has announced its new SurePress ink-jet digital label press will be shown for the first time at drupa next month.

New Signs By Tomorrow franchise opens

NEWS: USA-based Signs By Tomorrow has opened a new franchise in Texas, owned by Kevin and Cheryl Engle.

Roland Forum gains 'record numbers' at Sign and Digital UK

Roland Forum gains 'record numbers' at Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: Roland DG (UK) says its informal, café-style stand at Sign and Digital UK 'paid dividends' with record numbers of new members signing up to the Roland Forum online community.

White ink added to VersaStudio and VersaCamm

White ink added to VersaStudio and VersaCamm

NEWS: Roland DG (UK) has added a new white ink configuration to its VersaStudio BN-20 and VersaCamm VS Series machines.

FESPA Digital 'massive success' for Mimaki

FESPA Digital 'massive success' for Mimaki

NEWS: Mimaki has described its presence at FESPA Digital as 'a massive success', with the launch of its printers with white latex ink causing 'a stir'.

HP adds white ink and automation to Scitex flat-beds

HP adds white ink and automation to Scitex flat-beds

NEWS: HP has announced a new white ink for its Scitex FB7500 and FB7600 wide-format machines, plus operations software and automated loading.

Glendining Signs expands with direct-to-substrate Scitex

NEWS: Robert Horne has sold an HP Scitex FB500 direct-to-substrate wide-format printer to Reading-based Glendining Signs. 

Turning down the heat: alternative inks

Turning down the heat: alternative inks

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at latex ink technologies and alternatives likely to come on-stream.

Mimaki reveals first white latex ink in host of wide-format developments

Mimaki reveals first white latex ink in host of wide-format developments

NEWS: Mimaki has unveiled new latex inks, including the first white latex ink on the market.

New desktop UV printer from Mimaki gives wider scope to product decoration

New desktop UV printer from Mimaki gives wider scope to product decoration

NEWS: Mimaki has announced a new desktop LED UV printer, the UJF-3042HG, will make its debut at FESPA Digital.

Mimaki to present value-added print kit at promotional products show

NEWS: Mimaki will show how its UJF-3042FX UV flat-bed printer can be used for value-added printing at the PSI Trade Show 2012.

Mimaki distributors look ahead to Trophex 2012 with personalisation solutions

NEWS: Hybrid Services will be exhibiting with authorised reseller Lineker Machines at Trophex 2012, taking place in Birmingham, UK in January.

Building bridges to the future: wide-format and sign-making educational resources

Building bridges to the future: wide-format and sign-making educational resources

FEATURE: Nick Smith looks at some of the UK institutions supporting wide-format print and sign-making educational schemes.

Anglia Labels expands capabilities with new HP Indigo ws4500 press

Anglia Labels expands capabilities with new HP Indigo ws4500 press

NEWS: Label manufacturer and print solutions provider Anglia Labels has installed a new HP Indigo ws4500 press at its facilities in Suffolk, UK.

HP Indigo 5500 ups John Dollin's digital output

HP Indigo 5500 ups John Dollin's digital output

NEWS: Whitchurch, Hampshire-based printing company John Dollin has replaced an old digital printer with a new HP Indigo 5500 press.

Brothers combine Resources to create print company

Brothers combine Resources to create print company

NEWS: Brothers Darren and Lance Britnell have begun a new print enterprise together in High Wycombe, UK.

Making the most of non-printed areas

Making the most of non-printed areas

FEATURE: How much thought is put into the ink usage during the branding and design process?

Screen adds Roland UV-curable printer to wide-format range

Screen adds Roland UV-curable printer to wide-format range

NEWS: Roland DG and Screen UK have announced a partnership which sees the Roland VersaUV LEJ-640 UV-curable wide-format printer incorporated into Screen's product range.

Gifts and giveaways: promotional and personalised items

Gifts and giveaways: promotional and personalised items

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at how digital processes have brought value to the promotional goods sector.

Probo/Sign 'expecting sales boost' after second Durst installation

Probo/Sign 'expecting sales boost' after second Durst installation

NEWS: Probo/Sign has invested in a Durst Rho 1000L wide-format printer, a year after its purchase of a Durst Rho 500R.

Atech to distribute Gandy Digital's Pred8tor

Atech to distribute Gandy Digital's Pred8tor

NEWS: Atech has been appointed by Gandy Digital as its exclusive distributor for the UV-curable flat-bed Pred8tor machine in the UK and Ireland.

Sepiax sees 'wide cross-section of applications' with new white ink

Sepiax sees 'wide cross-section of applications' with new white ink

NEWS: Sepiax Ink Technology says its newly released resin-based white ink, part of the Aquares range, is suitable for a number of applications.

Roland expands promotional printing machine offering

Roland expands promotional printing machine offering

NEWS: Roland has released a compact UV-curable printer suitable for promotional items as well as labels, photographs, logos and industrial marking applications.

EFI introduces 'cool curing' VUTEk

EFI introduces 'cool curing' VUTEk

NEWS: EFI has announced a new addition to its superwide-format VUTEk digital ink-jet printer range, which incorporates 'cool cure' LED technology.

Millharbour Digital 'halves' production times following investment

Millharbour Digital 'halves' production times following investment

NEWS: Potters Bar-based digital print supplier Millharbour Digital has reduced its production times by 50 percent following the purchase of an Acuity Advance HD 2545W.

New Agfa :Anapurna integrates 'all the best features' of predecessor

New Agfa :Anapurna integrates 'all the best features' of predecessor

NEWS: Agfa Graphics will demonstrate its latest industrial wide-format :Anapurna machine at Sign and Digital UK, which it says includes 'all the best features' of its predecessor, the M2050.

Exclusive: Five new Mimaki products to be unveiled at Sign and Digital UK

Exclusive: Five new Mimaki products to be unveiled at Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: A total of five Mimaki product launches will take place on the stand of distributor Hybrid Services at next month's Sign and Digital UK.

HolloGraphics sees white with VersaCamm

HolloGraphics sees white with VersaCamm

NEWS: Winchester-based HolloGraphics has commented on its recent purchase of a Roland VersaCamm VS-640 and its ability to print with white ink.

A white Christmas

A white Christmas

FEATURE: Sometimes I find it a little hard to believe that white ink has only been with us for a few years.

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