Ellis Studios upgrades inkjet capability
AURORA, Canada—Ellis Studios has replaced an inkjet printer with a faster production printer—an Inca Spyder V printer. The Spyder V printer, with a print area of 126˝x 63˝ on substrates as thick as 1.18˝, has an Inca-designed printhead array to achieve a faster throughput than the Spyder 320 printers. Print speed is up to 1,001 ft2/hr. in production mode with a maximum speed of 1,399 ft2/hr.
"The Inca Spyder V had exceptional quality and speed, and we knew we'd receive outstanding service," commented Brian North, Ellis Studios president. "The machine is a bit more expensive than some others we looked at, but it was obviously a well-made machine, built for production." He notes that although Ellis Studios bought the press as a CMYK printer, the company can expand to six colors in the future.
Ellis Studios' new Inca Spyder V printer (from left: Brian North, president, Paul Real, prepress and design, and Philip North, digital operations)
Océ North America joins PPC
TRUMBULL, Conn.—Océ North America has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) as an associate member.
Océ offers digital printing and cutting solutions to streamline the production of high-quality packaging prototypes. "We look forward to sharing these tools with the PPC membership to help them compete more effectively and successfully in the marketplace," says Randy Paar, product manager, Wide Format Printing Systems Division of Océ North America.
Digital Printer becomes GRACoL-certified
HAINBURG, Germany—CGS Publishing Technologies International played an integral role in GLS Companies becoming the first GRACoL-certified digital printer. Earlier this year, the HP Indigo 5000, 5500, and 7000 became the first digital presses to receive GRACoL certification from the IDEAlliance. The certification was achieved with ORIS Press Matcher Pro color management software and ORIS PearlDIGITAL 170 proofing paper.