One Day. One Event. One Nation United Under CMYK


The Printerverse, June 6, 2023 - Print Media Centr announces the launch of Print Across America. Join us on October 25, 2023 to create a unified celebration of print by facilitating, fostering, and supporting open house events at print and sign shops and in-plants from coast to coast.

The Print Across America mission is to share the power of print as a viable and effective sales, marketing, and communication channel at the local level by inviting customers and prospects, university, high school, and technical program students and faculty to open house events. This initiative creates community engagement, provides education about printed products, cultivates new business opportunities, and contributes to workforce development.

Participation in Print Across America is free! The official Print Across America logo, icons, and files for marketing materials, social media and electronic communications, apparel production, signage templates, and more are posted at and are available to download. A store to purchase swag and open house materials is in development.

"Print Across America gives print, sign shops, and in-plants a unique opportunity to open their doors and show guests the cool and amazing things we can create with print, the printing technology that makes it possible, and meet the people who make it all happen," said Deborah Corn, Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse at Print Media Centr, and the founder of Print Across America.

"Participants can host an event for an hour or host an all-day event that includes design classes, a career fair, presentations about what is new in print... and more. I will share ideas for the open house events and help promote all of them - I may even attend a few!"

Printers who are members of our industry organization partners will be included in the "Find an Open House by You" directory, enabling interested attendees to locate their local open house events easily. Non-members can pay a small fee to be listed on the open house directory.

"The National Print and Sign Owners Association (NPSOA) is encouraging our 400+ members to open their doors and participate in this unique national event," said Nathaniel Grant, Chairman of NPSOA and President of GAM Graphics and Marketing.

Additional associations committed to promoting and participating in Print Across America include The Print and Graphic Communications Association (PGCA), Printing Industries of New England (PINE), the Graphic Media Alliance (GMA), the Florida Graphics Alliance (FGA), Printing Industries of MidWest (PiM), Printing Graphics Association of MidAtlantic (PGAMA), the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA), In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), International Sign Association (ISA), and the Graphics Communications Education Association (GCEA) with more joining every day.

In conjunction with Print Across America, Print Media Centr will produce a 10-hour online conference celebrating International Print Day on October 25, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. The free conference will feature industry experts from around the world and is open for everyone to join.

America's Print Show, in partnership with the Graphic Media Alliance, is planning an exclusive event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio to celebrate Print Across America, International Print Day, and kick off the countdown to APS2024 on May 8th and 9th in Cleveland.

"APS shares the vision of industry unity with Print Across America. We are pleased to support this initiative and participate in the online conference for International Print Day" said Jim Cunningham, President of Americas Print Show. "We will join the online broadcast live from our APS2024 launch event with Graphics Media Alliance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and provide an exciting preview of our upcoming show in May. Anyone who wishes to join us in Cleveland on October 25th can reach out to me, or to Andrew Schall, President of GMA. We look forward to this unique celebration of print and celebrating the printing community that makes it all possible."

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Print Across America promises to be an exhilarating celebration of print, connecting industry professionals, enthusiasts, and communities nationwide. Join us on October 25, 2023, and be a part of this momentous occasion!

The XR healthcare market is projected to reach $9.5B by 2028. On June 29, join our annual Healthcare Forum as we host 40+ speakers, and 800+ attendees.

Apple showcases its Vision Pro headset with a medical app during WWDC

Although still a small market ($1.8B in 2021), health-focused XR has shown potential in treating a range of conditions, from phobias to chronic pain.

Already, XR is helping treat patients. One of the most successful areas has been post-traumatic stress disorder (the Veterans Health Administration was an early adopter) and has also been used to reduce pain and anxiety without medication. XR has become an important educational tool, allowing students to practice procedures and prepare for high-risk scenarios (surgeons trained with XR have shown significantly fewer errors than traditional training methods.) And, VRARA Member UCF, has implemented XR for nurses over the past year. And, Arizona State replaces all intro biology labs with VR labs.

On June 29, in the annual Healthcare Forum will have 40+ speakers, 800+ attendees from Microsoft, Bloomberg, Magic Leap, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Merck, Thermo Fisher, Harvard, Compal, Edwards, Pacific Neurocenter, Canon, MIT, NYU, CAE, Sony, Intel, TAMP (with doctors from US, Europe, Brazil, Nigeria, India), and many others.





Author:VR/AR Association

FESPA Global Print Expo and the co-located European Sign Expo are set to run from May 23rd to 26th with a number of launches planned

The annual FESPA Global Print Expo and the co-located European Sign Expo are often the events of choice for major hardware launches. 


Taking place this year in Messe Munich, and the show is set to be no different with a number of manufacturers already detailing their plans for the event.

Epson, Hall A2 Stand B50


Epson will launch its SureColor F2200 direct-to-garment printer


Epson will launch its SureColor F2200 direct-to-garment printer 


Epson will be launching a brand-new product on its stand at FESPA in the form of the SureColor F2200. 


The direct-to-garment printer tailored for medium-volume printing is described as a significant upgrade to its SureColor F2100 large-format printer and is ideal for startup companies needing high levels of flexibility and accuracy, with fast turnaround times.


Able to produce complex designs on a range of garments, the new machine uses Epson’s advanced PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead technology for faster printing and data processing speeds.


According to Epson, this results in a 25% productivity increase compared to the F2100. Enhancing this flexibility further is Epson’s bundled GarmentCreator 2 software. 


A number of user-friendly features have been included from a transparent lid and internal light to an intuitive 43” touchscreen and automatic carriage height adjustment. 


The F2200 also uses new UltraChrome DG2 Ink Pouches instead of cartridges which are 800ml compared to 600ml and offer lower change frequency and reduced wastage.


“Although the DTG market has become challenging due to direct-to-film technology, this development offers new and medium-volume businesses a highly cost-effective and flexible option that delivers outstanding quality and can be easily scaled to meet future needs,” says Heather Kendle, manager of product management, commercial and industrial at Epson Europe.
Inkcups Europe, Hall A1 Stand A70


Inkcups, will launch the new Helix ONE benchtop cylindrical printer


Inkcups, will launch the new Helix ONE benchtop cylindrical printer


Supplier and manufacturer of inkjet printing equipment, Inkcups, will be using its presence at FESPA to launch the new Helix ONE benchtop cylindrical printer which is said to encompass patented Helix technology in a more compact benchtop design.


Over its 22-year history, Inkcups has grown from cutting its teeth in pad printing equipment to include digital and inkjet offerings such as growing its flagship range of cylindrical inkjet printers, the UV flatbed ‘X’ series, and its ArtPrep software. 


As well as the launch of the Helix ONE benchtop printer, Inkcups will showcase its Double Helix cylindrical inkjet printer which features two print fixtures for double the production volume. It will also show the X5-T flatbed UV digital printer, the 2200-PS two-colour pad printing machine, and its ArtPrep software.


“It’s a really exciting time for Inkcups Europe as we continue to increase our reach, expand our customer base, and grow our team across the continent,” says Bobby Grauf, managing director of Inkcups, adding: “So we’re looking forward to a fantastic FESPA where we can connect with the European industry in person. 


“Visitors should head over to our booth so we can show you what’s new with Inkcups, including the brand-new machine and a host of advancements to our flagship Helix cylindrical inkjet printers.”


Durst Group, Hall A2 Stand A10


Durst is offering a shuttle service to its headquarters in Brixen, Italy to show its entire P5 large-format portfolio


Durst is offering a shuttle service to its headquarters in Brixen, Italy to show its entire P5 large-format portfolio


Manufacturer of digital printing and production solutions, Durst, will be presenting a ‘360 Production Excellence’ concept at the event.


The company will do so by showcasing its new and integrated systems and solutions for fully automated, sustainable, and cost-effective large-format print production.


With the industry currently focused on automation, sustainability, and profitability, Durst says its offering at FESPA will align with these.


Launching at the show will be what Durst describes as the fastest roll-to-roll printer to date and the company will also showcase its water-based and UV-LED portfolio of ink systems as well Durst Group’s Service division presenting offerings for customer support.


In addition to the stand demonstrations, Durst is also organising a shuttle service to its headquarters in Brixen, Italy for visitors to view its entire P5 large-format portfolio, as well as other segment solutions in label and flexible packaging, textile, wallpaper, and ceramic tiles at the Durst Customer Experience Centre.


Visitors can also see the P5 500 in action at Escher Digitaldruck, one hour from the exhibition.


Mimaki Europe, Hall B1 Stand B10 


Mimaki will show its newly launched TxF150-75 direct-to-film machine alongside its other solutions


Mimaki will show its newly launched TxF150-75 direct-to-film machine alongside its other solutions 


Returning to FESPA Global Print Expo as a gold sponsor, Mimaki Europe will be displaying its portfolio of flagship printers and cutters including the newly launched TxF150-75 direct-to-film machine, the 330 series, and the entry-level 100 series.


Launched at Printwear and Promotion LIVE! in February, the TxF150-75 will see its international debut at FESPA, offering an easy and affordable process for decorating apparel.


The manufacturer will also showcase its advanced UV flatbed printers aimed at industrial printers in the UJF-6042 MkII e and the larger JFX600-2513. In the sublimation sphere, Mimaki will also demonstrate its TS100-1600 and TS330-1600 models.


With this year’s event theme being ‘New Perspectives’, Mimaki will be focusing its offerings around the theme of sustainability and reinstating the company’s commitment to it. 


The manufacturer will also be collaborating with creative and eco-conscious industry members such as Dutch surrealist Rik Lina with the main artwork for the booth being Lina’s “Fascinated Rainforest” which is based on the artist’s own travels in the rainforests of Saba.


Returning will be the popular customer gallery which promises to include a host of applications by Mimaki’s customers.


Fujifilm, Hall A1 Stand B10 


Fujifilm launched the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED at FESPA 2022 as part of its ‘New Blueprint for Wide Format’ concept


Fujifilm launched the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED at FESPA 2022 as part of its ‘New Blueprint for Wide Format’ concept


FESPA 2022 saw Fujifilm make a big impact with its ‘New Blueprint for Wide Format’ concept where it launched the Acuity Prime flatbed and the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED. 


This year, the manufacturer will use its presence to present developments to its existing Acuity models as well as reveal a new machine in the portfolio. Fujifilm will also offer more details on its partnership with industrial manufacturer, Barberan to bring single-pass inkjet to the sign and display industry.


At FESPA 2023, Fujifilm’s stand will consist of six display bays across 500m2 with four showcasing printers launched at FESPA 2022. One will highlight FESPA’s relationship with Barberan and the final bay used to unveil a brand-new machine in the Acuity line-up.


David Burton, business director of Fujifilm Wide Format Inkjet Systems, says: “We can’t wait to, once again, showcase our Acuity wide-format printers, which offer value for money, reliability, and stability.


“FESPA 2023 offers the perfect platform to highlight the sales success and the technical improvements we’ve made to the existing range over the last 12 months, while also looking ahead at what’s to come, with the unveiling of an all-new machine on the stand and a lot more detail about our exciting partnership with Barberan.”


Xeikon, Hall B2 Stand A20


Xeikon’s Wall Deco Suite will be running live to show digital printing on a range of non-woven substrates


Xeikon’s Wall Deco Suite will be running live to show digital printing on a range of non-woven substrates


Xeikon will be on hand at FESPA to show its end-to-end digital solutions for sustainable growth through over 30 different applications.


The manufacturer will demonstrate its full digital print portfolio to show the versatility of digital print technology, namely how it gives printers higher levels of automation and allows for more sustainability.


With plenty of applications for visitors to get their hands on, Xeikon’s booth will be full of digital print samples and products covering a range of sectors from printing, marketing communications, speciality applications, and interior decoration. Labels and point-of-sale solutions will also be demonstrated.


The latest version of Xeikon’s Wall Deco Suite will be running live on-site to show digital printing on a range of non-woven substrates from partners Ahlstrom and Lahnpaper. This end-to-end inline solution will feature a jumbo unwinder, web cleaning unit, and Xeikon’s CX500 digital press. This will be followed by a water-based varnishing module and a slitting and waste removal unit before a wallpaper rewinder.


“Wall decoration is one of the many segments where Xeikon technology excels,” explains Dimitri Van Gaever, market segment director for Graphic Arts at Xeikon. “Whether it’s for wallpapers or full-scale murals with individual designs, patterns, or photos, the uptake of digital technology continues to grow due to the endless opportunities to revolutionise the status quo.


“But of course, Xeikon’s mission goes beyond wall decoration. We want to show customers in all our markets how they can overcome challenges, expand their scope, and move towards fully automated production.”


Soyang Technologies, Hall A2 Stand D66


Soyang Technologies will showcase its range of wide- and superwide-format media, and hardware from Josero
Soyang Technologies will showcase its range of wide- and superwide-format media, and hardware from Josero 


Over in Hall A2, Stand D66 and supplier and manufacturer Soyang Technologies will be on hand to speak with visitors about its range of wide-format and superwide-format media and hardware as well as supporting partners around the event.


Fujifilm, Mimaki, Meevo, Inktec, Comagrav, and Bubblefree will all be using Soyang’s media to support their live demonstrations. 


Following its acquisition of Josero, Soyang will be demonstrating its own range of media and surface coverings as well as supplier Josero’s range of wide- and superwide-format print production hardware solutions.


Mark Mashiter, managing director of Soyang Europe, says: “Our tailored customer product tours will allow visitors to see the products most important to them and witness how these solutions perform when used in combination with leading technology offered by our partners. 


“We look forward to speaking with as many attendees as possible at FESPA 2023.”


Soyang is encouraging visitors interested in the products on show to arrange a customer product tour in advance of the event by contacting the company directly.


Author: printmonthly

Flagship printer enables production of a wide variety of applications tuned to the Swiss market; sole provider of inline clear coat in Switzerland

Londonderry, NEW HAMPSHIRE, May 25, 2023Electronics For Imaging, Inc., today reported that Swiss-based printing firm Richnerstutz AG has acquired the 100th EFI™ VUTEk® Qr Series printer to add new capabilities and capacity to its successful display graphics business. The company acquired the VUTEk Q5r superwide roll-to-roll LED printer with EFI’s UltraClear Coat to replace its 13-year-old VUTEk GS5000r roll-to-roll printer and is the only company in Switzerland to offer inline protective clear coat for self-adhesive vinyl, truck side curtains and other outdoor projects the company is producing in high volumes.


“We were looking for a machine that would enable a wide variety of applications not limited to a specific vertical because our market in Switzerland is relatively small and we do not export,” said André Stutz, the company’s co-owner. “We serve a wide range of printing needs, including vehicle applications, tradeshow graphics, building signage, construction façades, soft signage for a variety of uses, unique architectural applications, interior décor, and so much more. Our work is highly visible in public squares, major metropolitan spaces, airports, businesses small and large, event venues – all over Switzerland. The VUTEk Q5r will be our flagship printer, and we are looking forward to using this new technology to seize new opportunities to serve our customers.”


The EFI VUTEk Qr Series printers, available in 5- and 3-meter models, are designed to enable operators to go beyond printing to provide a complete print-to-finished graphic workflow – from RIP to finished product – all on the same platform. The printers handle a wide variety of flexible substrates with 300% better media utilization, only requiring 16 inches (40 cm) of media to load a new roll and print up to 1,200 true dpi. The VUTEk Q5r printer features a production speed up to 7,233 square feet (672 square meters) per hour.


Both printers are offered with CMYK plus optional LC, LM, LK, white and clear inks with the option to run white and clear together. The clear ink, EFI’s UltraClear Coat, can be used for decorative applications as well as for a final protective coating. UltraClear Coat prints inline, simultaneously with the image, saving time versus using a separate offline coating system, and can achieve a gloss or matte finish.


Stutz also noted that being the first in Switzerland to offer inline protective clear coat is a tremendous competitive advantage, especially for the outdoor applications for which it is so well-known. “In addition to the clear coat,” he added, “we were impressed by the EFI VUTEk Q5r’s efficient inline finishing, both X-cutting and Y-slitting, together with the automatic double-sided printing and ID Backprint for printing customer information on the back side of the media in black or white. These functions make our production more efficient and less costly, further improving our ability to lead the Swiss market in display graphics production.”


“We’re excited to be extending our long-term relationship with such an outstanding company as Richnerstutz,” said Ken Hanulec, EFI Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, “known throughout Switzerland as an innovative provider of high-quality, wide-format printing services for both indoor and outdoor applications. We also are pleased to be seeing them at FESPA, where I’m sure they will find even more inspiration to extend their product portfolio.”


For more information about the EFI VUTEk Q5r roll-to-roll LED printer and other products and services from EFI, visit


To schedule one-on-one meetings with EFI experts during the FESPA, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 



Source: EFI

New ‘We make work, work’ brand campaign spotlights company’s full suite of offerings that help clients overcome today’s workplace challenges.

Xerox Holdings Corporation launched a new advertising campaign, “We make work, work.” The company’s most significant brand and demand generation initiative in recent history, the new campaign demonstrates Xerox’s deep understanding of its clients’ pain points and the workflow solutions they require to succeed in today’s dynamic hybrid workplace.

“Today’s workers — from the enterprise to the mid-market, and across verticals — are under new stress from the demands of the modern workplace. Whether that’s driven by an uncertain economy, an explosion of unstructured data, or the expectation of doing more with less, employees need solutions that can help them overcome these challenges,” said Steve Bandrowczak, CEO at Xerox.

“Companies must take advantage of technology and automation to improve the productivity and engagement of their employees. Delivering these solutions and enabling the digital transformation journeys of our clients is Xerox’s top priority on the road ahead.”

The ‘We make work, work’ campaign emphasizes Xerox’s commitment to supporting clients in the hybrid environment undergoing digital transformations, while simultaneously building on the historical strength of the company’s workplace solutions.
Starting today, the campaign will launch across the US with video on digital and streaming services, as well as podcasts, print and digital ads in the New York Times, supplemented by regional out-of-home across the New York City metropolitan area, including in LaGuardia, JFK and the Nasdaq Tower.

“Xerox remains a household name as the leading provider of print technology, yet some aren’t aware of our full breadth of workplace technology offerings, most notably the next generation of business decision-makers,” said Deena LaMarque Piquion, chief marketing officer at Xerox. “Through this campaign, we’ll work to redefine the Xerox brand and showcase the entire suite of our modern-day workplace solutions: IT and digital services, security, software, advanced automation, AI and AR solutions, and of course, print.”

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