The new Riso ME9450 cut-sheet digital duplicator.
The Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 wide-format printer.
The Casemaking XXL System from On Demand Machinery.
Cut-sheet Digital Duplicator
The new Riso ME9450 is a fully automatic cut-sheet digital duplicator, producing two-color documents in a single pass at rates of up to 150 pages per minute. It features advanced workflow capabilities to reduce prepress and makeready times by up to 50 percent over more traditional two-color processes. The Riso ME9450 boasts true 600 dpi image quality, and produces sharp, clear images of even fine lines and small characters. Swappable color cylinders provide more than 70 available colors and the ME9450 accommodates a variety of paper types. The ENERGY STAR-compliant digital duplicator has no heating elements, and uses one-sixth the power of a toner-based system, resulting in money savings. —us.riso.com
PRISMAsync Remote Manager is a multi-engine scheduler and remote management console from Canon U.S.A. This Web-based tool gives managers and operators the ability to run PRISMAsync controller-driven digital presses from a remote location. Operators can upload jobs, edit job properties and manipulate digital press queues from separate workstations to maximize efficiency. The scheduler also provides a clear visual guide of the jobs scheduled for up to five presses, allowing operators to plan production schedules one shift ahead for added efficiency. To help achieve non-stop productivity, upcoming interventions are color coded so operators can load media and toner and unload print output before a press stops. —www.usa.canon.com
Xanté has introduced a new feed system for the ILUMINA Heavyweight Champion digital production press. This production feed system provides easy changeovers for a variety of media substrates, including extremely thick card stocks (up to 500 gsm/24-pt.), textured stocks, paper bags, pre-diecut/perforated blanks and more. Users can expand their printing services to include product packaging, POP displays, table tents, book covers, presentation folders, magnetic media, oversized banners and sheet sizes from 3x5˝ up to 13x52˝. The feeder can feed up to 3,500 sheets of 20-lb. bond. —www.xante.com
Better Workflow Software
To address the shift towards shorter runs and more diverse products, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Div., has released XMF Workflow v6.1 and the Web portal system XMF Remote v10.1. XMF Workflow v6.1 not only includes the Adobe PDF Print Engine 3 (APPE3), it is also the first workflow system to incorporate Mercury RIP architecture, a technology for high-speed operation developed by Adobe. Load balancing by processing each page of a single job simultaneously during rendering results in higher processing speeds. In addition, XMF Remote v10.1 is designed for utilization in a range of environments through various improvements, including complete compatibility with HTML 5. —www.fujifilmgraphics.com
Gold-plated Print Head
The Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 is a high-speed wide-format inkjet printer that incorporates a gold-plated print head and uses Eco-Sol MAX 2 inks. Roland Intelligent Pass Control adds control over dot placement. The RF-640 can reach speeds of 521.9 square feet per hour, saving up to 20 percent on ink compared to previous models. The Roland Ink Switching System allows for continuous, unattended printing, utilizing a backup cartridge that automatically releases ink to the printer when the primary cartridge is depleted. Additional features include front-loading ink cartridges, media loading levers at the front and back of the printer, and media brackets, allowing for easier loading of heavy media rolls. The Spot Color Replacement Tool allows users to convert a Pantone spot color to CMYK. —www.rolanddg.com
Four Digital Print Engines
Building on its strategic relationship with Ricoh, Heidelberg USA has introduced four digital print engines. The new five-color Linoprint CV accommodates format sizes up to 13x27.5˝ at 90 ppm across a range of substrates, from structured papers and coated media to 14-pt. board. The Linoprint CP can produce advertising and presentation materials at speeds to 130 ppm, as well as high-quality personalized print products, bound books, brochures and short-run packaging. In response to demand from in-plants and smaller printers, Heidelberg is also marketing the entry-level Linoprint CM, designed to supplement color production in smaller shops, along with the Linoprint CE, which enables small shops to transition to an upgraded platform at lower volumes and lower cost with no loss in quality. —www.heidelberg.com
Hard Cover Binder
The Casemaking XXL System, from On Demand Machinery, produces library-quality hard cover photo books, turned-edge binders, game boards, children’s books, menus and padded binders up to 4˝ thick. It can produce up to 200 covers per hour from wallet to tabloid size (max. size: 22.75x46.75˝ open). The entire ODM casemaking line is both self-adjusting and simple to operate. A built-in light box increases accuracy when aligning pre-printed covers. Just center the title on the scribed line, and the type lines up perfectly on the spine. —www.ODMachinery.com
Auto Cutting Plotter
Agfa Graphics has added an automatic cutting plotter to its Anapurna and Jeti wide-format printer portfolio. With cutting speeds of up to 102 meters per minute, Acorta’s advanced technologies include an auto recognition system that localizes the printed objects and the position of the reference points on the cutting table, as well as the substrate’s height, to avoid manual setup of the job parameters. In addition, 40 vacuum zones are automatically activated where and when needed to increase accuracy and stability. —www.agfagraphics.com