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    MGI Receives 2018 “Oscar of Packaging” Award for AlphaJET from Emballages Magazine

    Paris All4Pack Demonstration of First Integrated B1 Inkjet Printing & Embellishment Press Earns Grand Prix Honor

    MELBOURNE, FL USA (November 26th, 2018)
    Emballages Magazine, the leading European packaging and label industry journal, has announced that MGI has been awarded the 2018 “Oscar of Packaging Award” by a committee of industry experts for the technology innovations of the AlphaJET® B1 inkjet printing & embellishment press. Emballages Magazine is published by the international InfoPro Digital group of media companies that also produce the famed LuxePack conferences around the world. ...

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    Posted on 10-29-2018 05:06 PM


    Sydney, Australia, 23 October 2018
    – Canon Australia has today unveiled its smallest and lightest Mini Photo Printer, the perfect accessory for those who enjoy snapping and sharing treasured moments with family and friends. From occasions like birthdays and weddings, to special memories at holidays and backyard barbeques, the Canon Mini Photo Printer enables users to create mementos of their favourite shots and save them from a ‘digital death’. Photos can be printed directly from smartphones, tablets, or social media apps to the Mini Photo Printer via Bluetooth, using the Canon Mini Print app. ...
    Posted on 10-29-2018 04:48 PM

    Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced results from an extensive security test of Konica Minolta’s bizhub line of multifunction printers (MFPs) against hacking attempts. The tests, conducted by NTT DATA Services, an internationally respected IT services provider, concluded that the printers are well-fortified against security breaches. ...
    Posted on 10-29-2018 04:46 PM

    To Our Valued Customers:

    UniNet is aware of the recent communication from Oki entitled “Consumer Warning”. UniNet values the Intellectual Property rights of its own inventors and of other companies. While we previously had utilized Oki-based engines in two versions of our transfer printers, it should be noted that the iColor 500 has since been replaced by the newer iColor 550 which is NOT based on Oki technology. This new model is capable of faster speeds and higher quality as compared to the C711 series, which is now 8 year old technology. ...
    Posted on 10-29-2018 04:41 PM

    TOKYO, October 26, 2018 - Ricoh today announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy LAC Corporation (hereafter “LAC“), a company with unique inkjet technology that supports printing on three-dimensional surfaces e.g. on the sides of cars, trucks, aircraft and even tyres and glass bottles. This acquisitiorn is aimed at strengthening Ricoh's industrial printing business, which is one of its three growth strategies. The transfer of the shares is scheduled to complete on October 31, 2018.

    Founded in 1983, LAC has unique technology that can discharge high-viscosity ink from a maximum of 100mm enabling printing ...
    Posted on 10-29-2018 04:30 PM

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    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w140/forums/200/rickpics/DionWeisler.jpgThe OEM’s top man has explained how the recent purchase of the British print services dealer was “a defensive measure.”

    "HP’s £380 million ($490.4 million/€430 million) acquisition of the company was given official confirmation to proceed from the European Commission’s regulators this week, and the OEM is hoping the deal will give it an opportunity to “disrupt the $55 billion (€48.2 billion) A3 copier market and build on its printing strategy.” ...
    Posted on 10-29-2018 04:23 PM
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    LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced the availability of Lexmark Cloud Services, a suite of cloud solutions designed to help businesses remove the IT burden of managing their printing infrastructure, and help partners save time and money by managing their customers' devices remotely.

    "According to a June 2018 Gartner report, How the Cloud Office Duopoly Affects Wider IT Strategies, '…By 2021, more than 70 percent ...
    Posted on 10-29-2018 04:19 PM

    MELVILLE, N.Y., October 22, 2018 – Canon Information and Imaging Solutions (CIIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., demonstrates how artificial intelligence and workflow automation can aid customers in taking the next step towards the future of business at Oracle OpenWorld 2018 in Moscone South, booth #3013, from October 22-25. CIIS executives and CIIS Solutions Partners are on hand to discuss how expertise in imaging and emerging technologies, along with partner relationships, can be leveraged to enable businesses to take greater control of their processes. ...
    Posted on 10-29-2018 04:16 PM

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2018 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of printing solutions, today announced the new WorkForce® Pro WF-C500R Printer Series, powered by PrecisionCore®. With Epson’s innovative Replaceable Ink Pack System, the WF-C579R and the WF-C529R offer low color printing costs. Extra high-capacity ink packs can deliver enough ink to print up to 50,000 ISO pages black/20,000 ISO color before changing the packs1. Affordable high-yield color printing solutions helps minimize workflow interventions for busy workgroups, these compact printers offer speeds of 24 ISO ppm (black/color) and produce fast professional quality prints with up to a 1,330 maximum sheet capacity with optional trays. ...
    Posted on 10-22-2018 11:15 AM

    Konica Minolta has unveiled more details on its Dot Freeze Technology® (DFT) that has overcome one of the fundamental challenges of inkjet printing – uncontrolled ink dot movement that reduces print quality and workable materials.

    The patented DFT technology uniquely self-freezes ink drops immediately upon contact with the material. A rapid change in temperature turns high-flowing inks from a printhead nozzle into a low-flowing, immobile ink droplet when it hits the material so the challenge of mottling of colours and of printing on to porous materials is eliminated. ...
    Posted on 10-22-2018 11:09 AM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w155/forums/200/rickpics/OKIphoneapp.jpgEgham, Surrey, 18th October 2018 – OKI Europe Ltd today announced the launch of its new smartphone app, the ‘OKI AR Showroom’ at VISCOM Italia. This innovation enables customers to visualise OKI’s devices as well as high impact visual communications materials in their own environments through the use of Augmented Reality (AR).

    Designed for retailers, the app is free to use and language agnostic, ensuring retailers in any country can benefit from its use. AR technology projects images onto the screen of a smartphone or tablet when the device is in camera mode. With augmented reality in the retail market projected to be worth USD 7951.2 million by 2023*, the technology is rapidly being adopted by retailers to provide an immersive, real-time, in-store experience for consumers without them having to leave their home or workplace. ...
    Posted on 10-22-2018 11:07 AM

    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- (SGIA EXPO, Booth #3601)Ricoh USA, Inc. today unveiled two new wide-format latex printers that provide the reliability and segment-leading print speeds needed to meet modern demands for fast turns. The RICOH Pro L5130/L5160 print up to 473.6 ft2/hr, with curing technology that leaves output ready for finishing as soon as it comes off the printer. Printers seeking to produce a broad range of output and drive greater productivity will immediately benefit from the printers' automated maintenance features and durable design. These next-generation Ricoh roll-to-roll latex printers, leveraging Ricoh's GREENGUARD-certified latex inks and industry leading printheads, will be showcased October 18-20 at Ricoh's SGIA EXPO booth 3601.

    "From hospitality to hospitals, many industries are starting to more fully embrace wide format. When we designed the RICOH Pro L5130/L5160 series, we were engineering a platform specifically to equip printers to reliably excel at meeting ...
    Posted on 10-22-2018 11:05 AM

    LAS VEGAS (SGIA Expo, Booth #1414) – Oct. 18, 2018 – Epson today announced a new Direct-to-Garment (DTG) pretreatment solution for polyester garments available for Epson’s DTG solutions – the SureColor® F2000 and F2100. The easy-to-use solution keeps with the traditional DTG workflow, while greatly expanding revenue opportunities to include industries that primarily feature 100 percent polyester garments, such as team sports apparel, activewear, imitation silk and leather, and accessories.

    “To date, the direct-to-garment industry has been limited to printing on 100 percent cotton or cotton-polyester blends,” said Timothy Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “This new polyester pretreatment ...

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