PriscoDigital Demonstrates Practical Wide-Format Inkjet Workflows For Commercial and Packaging Printers At Graph Expo ‘14

July 29, 2014

Newark, NJ – August 1, 2014 – PriscoDigital LLC announced today that they would be conducting continuous end-to-end workflow demonstrations on various rigid media, utilizing the newly introduced Kongsberg V24 Automatic Digital finishing system from Esko, HP Scitex FB700 and Caldera Rip. In addition, a flexible media workflow ideally suited for commercial printers utilizing HP’s revolutionary Latex 360 printer and Graphtec roll cutter will be running LIVE at Graph Expo 2014, Booth #3207, Chicago, September 28 – October 1, 2014. Also of particular note is PriscoDigital’s display of workflow automation software, Caldera RIP software, media and other solutions for wide-format inkjet production.

According to Eric Gutwillig, VP of Marketing, “we are striving to demonstrate that integrating wide-format inkjet technologies within a traditional offset manufacturing environment can be easy and seamless. PriscoDigital offers turnkey workflow solutions that allow commercial and packaging printers to capture new business opportunities from within their existing customer base. Wide-format printers can cost-effectively produce diverse applications such as short-run packaging, product mock-ups, point-of-purchase displays or promotional items. Since we are the exclusive channel partner of HP Scitex for high-volume industrial systems within the commercial offset segment and a major Esko and Caldera distributor, we are able to offer our customers leading-edge wide-format technologies.”

PriscoDigital is excited to demonstrate the wide range of products that commercial and packaging printers can produce utilizing state-of-the-art high-speed production equipment and optimized software from HP Scitex, Caldera and Esko. For the demo, prepared files processed through Esko i-Cut suite software are ripped though the Caldera RIP where color management also takes place, and then printed utilizing the HP Scitex FB700. Printed images comprised of intricate shapes will be cut from the media utilizing Esko’s Kongsberg V24 automated digital finishing system. The V24 processes the image files through i-Cut Vision Pro software, which calculates the cutting position information that drives the cutting heads.

For flexible media applications, PriscoDigital will demonstrate HP’s revolutionary Latex inkjet printing technology utilizing the newly introduced Latex 360 print engine. The Latex 360 utilizing 3rd. generation eco-friendly water-based Latex printing technology inkjet printing is within reach of every commercial printer. Latex is a proven print technology with over 19,000 HP Latex print engines installed worldwide. A company can easily integrate the Latex 360 into their existing workflow. With the addition of a Graphtec FC8600 roll cutter, a print service provider has everything required to produce the outdoor and indoor banners, point-of-purchase signage and other displays their customers are asking for. A commercial printer can also expand their product portfolio to offer customers other printed products never dreamed of before.

PriscoDigital is now offering new media options to our customers from Kodak and HP. Kodak is well known as a premier manufacturer of media for a variety of pre-press proofing and high-end inkjet applications. PriscoDigital is also proud to offer the perfect complement our HP Latex printer line, HP Latex Media. Information on the entire assortment of roll media for decal through poster applications will be available at our booth.

About The Products
The HP Scitex FB700 is a hybrid UV six-color wide-format inkjet printing system capable of handling a wide variety of rigid or flexible media up to 98.4” (250 cm) wide. The printer offers high productivity and incredible image quality, with a resolution up to 1200 x 600 dpi and a production speed up to 861 ft2/hour. This extremely economical system has a white ink option, can do double-sided prints, full-bleeds and images with variable gloss levels that will allow you to meet almost any customer demand.

The Kongsberg V24 from EskoArtwork is a flat bed automated cutting and routing system that combines productivity with versatility and precise registration. The V24 for sign and display comes standard with the Kongsberg MultiCUT tool head which combines all tool options with a milling spindle and camera system. It is specifically designed to produce signs, displays and short-run packaging. This gives you the combination you need to finish any media up to 69” x 135” (66” x 120” cutting area) from papers, styrene, PVC and foam boards to the most demanding applications such as acrylics and environmental boards. i-Cut Suite dramatically increases productivity by automating and standardizing preflight, editing and layout of graphic files Caldera GrandRIP+ software is a fast, flexible and powerful production workflow dedicated to wide and super-wide-format print and print-to-cut applications. The GrandRIP+ software platform incorporates the latest developments in color management, spot color support, screening techniques and unique finishing-oriented features such as tiling, nesting, and eyelet positioning, stitching and folding marks. The GrandRIP+ is an excellent companion to our HP Scitex wide-format line.

The HP Latex 360 is a wide-format inkjet printing system utilizing HP’s revolutionary 3rd. generation Latex ink technology. Products for both indoor and outdoor applications may be produced on a single device with minimal environmental impact. The integrated color spectrophotometer allows for custom color calibration and color matching for critical jobs and assures printing consistency. The printer will handle a wide range of flexible paper, plastic and fabric media up to 65” in width.

The Graphtec FC8600 64” roll cutter will deliver up to 600 grams of cutting force at a cutting speed of up to 58.5 in/sec. In addition, it does this while accurately tracking over a 50 ft. length. Graphtec’s proprietary advanced (ARMS) Automatic Registration Mark Sensor system assures perfect contour cutting of pre-printed images.

Remember, you will only be able to see these unique workflows at Prisco’s booth 3207 at Graph Expo 2014, September 28 – October 1, 2014. Join us for these exciting demonstrations and to see the complete offering from PriscoDigital: media, finishing equipment, ink, software and industrial inkjet printers.

About PriscoDigital: Prisco is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of offset pressroom chemistry, coatings, adhesives, blankets, supply items and process control equipment. Headquartered in Newark, NJ, Prisco has provided quality products and superior support services to customers for over a century. The PriscoDigital division focuses on providing complete turnkey wide-format inkjet solutions based upon innovative HP Scitex Industrial Inkjet, Esko and Caldera technologies and backed by the superior service, technical and customer support for which Prisco has always been known. PriscoDigital is the exclusive distributor of HP Scitex industrial high-volume wide-format inkjet systems to the commercial printing market segment.

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