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Inkjet expands its reach

Sep 1, 2006 12:00 AM


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Many “traditional” commercial printing vendors are expanding their reach with inkjet acquisitions and partnerships. Examples include Dotrix (Agfa), Inca (Screen USA), Sericol (Fuji), Scitex Vision (HP) and VUTEk (EFI). In addition to SGIA, most of these vendors are participating in Graph Expo's Wide Format Pavilion. (See www.gasc.org.)

Earlier this year, Sun Chemical Digital announced it has placed a prototype FastJet high-speed printer at Jardin Corrugated Cases in Ely, England. It can produce up to 6000m2 board printed in four colors with a spot varnish at a resolution of 300 dpi. The targeted market is transport boxes with display function. Developed with Inca Digital Printers, the single-pass printer has 480 printheads fixed in stationary arrays and uses SunJet UV inks.

At SGIA this month, Sun will highlight Streamline digital inks for solvent and aqueous wide- and super-wide-format digital printers.

See www.sunchemical.com.