Home' New Zealand Printer Magazine : June 2013 Contents 26
NEW ZEALAND suppliers of wide format had little
time for standing around at PacPrint VIIE.
Directors and representatives from Aarque,
Avery Dennison, Blue Print Imaging, Decrastrip,
Fuji lm, Fuji Xerox, Jenrite, Mactac and others spent
the show with clients and manufacturers reps as
well. All reported successes at the show through
sales and contacts made.
Jason Bult, business development director at
Aarque, said, "Like other Kiwi suppliers we grasped
the opportunity to show clients, old and new, the
latest solutions available. They all saw how quickly
the technology keeps advancing and they know the
importance of staying abreast of developments."
Busy time for Kiwi suppliers
Keeping up: Jason Bult from Aarque
Steven Kemp (l) and Craig Simmons from Jenrite
Wide Format PacPrint & VIIE
AARQUE helped man the Roland DG stand with
Darrin Weir, national sales manager for Aarque,
nding himself busy throughout the show. Roland
DG demonstrated its fastest wide format printer, the
PRO 4 XF-640. Conrad Birkett, business development
manager for Roland DG Australasia, who recently
visited clients in New Zealand, says, "What is
signi cant about this machine is that it delivers
quality print at that speed. While it is a production
workhorse, it doesn't lose quality and de nition and
it doesn't lose density. The prints appear rich and
vibrant, even at high speed. The new technologies
combined with the new ink even allow us to do
those speeds on paper stock."
Designed for indoor and outdoor applications
such as for signs, banners, vehicle wraps, window
graphics, POP displays, trade show graphics, posters,
the Roland DG Pro 4 XF-640 has a dual mirrored
CMYK ink con guration. Birkett says this eliminates
banding for consistent colour imaging when
handling large graphic les. He says, "The new heads
handle high levels of ink for added density and rich,
saturated colours. It also has several performance
upgrades and comes with a total of 16 pinch rollers
and a new grit roller system, which ensures awless
The new printer has a redesigned media take
up system and heater. Roland DG says this makes
the most of the productivity by reducing the
amount of time required for printing and drying
graphics during high speed volume production. It
also has a redesigned front loading ink cartridge
which provides ink access while minimising the
functional printer footprint. A latched maintenance
cover protects the print head assembly and opens
automatically at the touch of a button. The company
adds that special media brackets support even the
heaviest media rolls.
AARQUE also had representation on the Epson
stand, which buzzed with new technologies as the
company highlighted its credentials in sign and
display and textiles.
The show saw the SureColor SC-F6000 debut
and the larger SureColor SC-F7000, Epson's rst dye-
sublimation printers, printing at up to 1440x720dpi
for applications such as including soft signage,
sportswear, apparel, accessories, and customised
promotional items like mouse pads and ceramic
With textile printing growing at an increasing
rate, Epson wants to launch the F6000 by August.
Last year, Epson increased its wide format
o ering, unveiling six new wide-format and label
printers, as well as the company's rst UV ink suitable
for uncoated paper and lm label substrates, and a
new print-head. The four/ ve-colour SureColor SC-
S50600 is a 64" roll-fed wide-format printer o ering
speeds up to 50sqm/hr thanks to twin thin lm piezo
print heads and dual ink-sets.
It uses Epson's patented Thin Film MicroPiezo
print heads and pigment based UltraChrome
Eco-Solvent ink technology. It features a high
speed drying system, adjustable multi-stage media
heating, and a super-rigid chassis with advanced
media management and supports production
speeds up to 51.8sqm/hr.
Epson designed the SureColor SC-S30600, a 64"
four-colour (CMYK), eco-solvent roll-fed printer, from
the ground up.
Paul Smith, business development at Aarque,
says print businesses and sign shops can look
forward to getting more for their buck from the
new Epson. He says, "The SC-S30600 can produce a
wide range of applications including posters, signs,
banners, backlit panels and POS materials to vehicle
wraps, interior decorations and exhibition displays.
It supports roll media that enables operators to
print reliably and cost-e ectively on SAV, PVC, clear
lm, photographic paper and a diverse range of
popular banner substrates. It is compatible with rip
software from leading vendors but it also allows
direct printing from Adobe Illustrator without the
need for a rip."
Roland DG res up its fastest printer
Epson buzzes with new ideas
Conrad Birkett, business development manager for Roland DG Australasia, and the Roland DG
PRO 4 XF-640
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