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SGIA Expo 2009

(December 2009) posted on Tue Nov 24, 2009

Innovation on Display in New Orleans


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Infiniti Digital Equipment, Inc. added the Infiniti FY3360A digital printer equipped with eight Spectra Nova 256 LQ printheads. It supports imaging resoltions up to 720 dpi, offers pre-heating and drying, and offers a maximum printing width of 125 in.
Inkcups Now demonstrated its new Harmony ink dispenser. It features hermetically sealable, solvent-resistant canisters that hold up to 2.5 l of ink or thinner, as well as ink-flow adjustment, motorized mixing, self-sealing nozzles, a digital scale, and more. Models are available for 12 or 16 canisters.

Insta Graphic Systems promoted its lines of digitally controlled manual clamshell and automatic swing-away heat presses, as well as heat systems for caps, a label-placement solution, and machine parts and accessories.

Interchange promoted the brands it distributes, including Kornit Digital and Kornit’s 931DS and 932DS, and Dane pre-press equipment, including screen-washing/coating equipment.

International Coatings focused on its new Sentri line of soft-hand reducers. The product group includes 3816 Sentri Clear, which can be mixed with finished colors or color concentrates (phthalate-free version available); 3817 PF Sentri Black, a phthalate-free reducer that’s formulated to look and feel like a water-based print and work with fine mesh counts; and 3818 PF Sentri Curable Reducer, a viscosity modifier designed to extend yield when used as an additive and improve hand.



ITW Trans Tech emphasized its InDecs SPM Modules, billed as an industrial inkjet printer that images at resolutions up to 360 dpi (900 dpi apparent), uses ColorBond UV inks (CMYK+White+Clear), and prints at speeds of 10 in./sec or more. It features an inline UV curing system and accepts an optional QuickFix tooling tray, vacuum table, or custom add-ons.

KIWO Inc. gave visitors a look at its two-step water-reducible reclamation system. Step one uses Dual Strip to remove ink (Plastisol and UV) and stencil simultaneously, and step two uses KIWOCLEAN concentrated ink wash to remove ink stains. Dual Strip is designed without solvents, and both products are in concentrated formats.

Kornit Digital unveiled the Kornit 921 Breeze, billed as an entry-level printer for direct-to-garment printing light and dark apparel. An automatic pre-treatment system is integrated into the machine. The printer uses a proprietary pigmented ink and the Kornit QuickP RIP.


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