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Digi Sign Fair overview. Covering sectors such as outdoor advertising, engraving, digital printing, displays, electric signage, graphic imaging industry to more, the International Digital Printing and Advertising Technologies, Materials and Services Trade Fair takes place annually. Next year, the Digi Sign Africa fair will be held from 9 to 11 January 2018 in Cairo International Convention Center, Egypt, reaching its 11th edition.

Digi Sign Africa is an opportunity not only on a regional level, but also for industry related worldwide businesses. As an exhibitor in Digi Sign, you’ll get the opportunity to meet new partners and potential buyers, reach new markets, introduce innovative products and technologies, and keep track of the industrial trends to more.
As a visitor in Digi Sign, the trade fair in Cairo is the source to discover and evaluate the latest technologies, locate new sources of supply, develop beneficial business relationships and expand the network of professionals in the market of Egypt and North Africa, all in one place.

artisJet at Digi Sign 2018. Digi Sign 2018 will set the start of 2018 exhibitions series that artisJet will be part of. At the 2018 edition, artisJet’s LED UV technology will be showcased by its partner, CMYK Print Solutions. During the 3 days of Digi Sign Africa fair, CMYK Print Solutions will display two of the re-known artisJet LED UV printing systems: artis 3000U A3+ LED UV printer and artis 5000U A2+ LED UV production printer.

If you want to know more about artisJet direct to substrate LED UV printing solutions and see the printers in action, we invite you to visit CMYK Print Solutions in Booth B2, Cairo International Convention Center, Egypt, Digi Sign Africa 2018. Stay connected to artisJet Facebook event page for Digi Sign Africa 2018 updates.

WHAT IS VARNISH?

Varnish ink allows you to enhance and protect the quality of the printed image, artwork, text or logo. It’s mainly clear and can be applied either before or after the printing work.

Varnish is considered to be one of the best methods available to enhance the appearance of a printed substrate. You can see the difference once you apply the UV varnish ink and you can add profits to your bottom line.

Direct varnish ink printing offers vibrancy and dramatic colour effect, creating a lasting impression and making your printed applications production more likely to be retained.
Its use brings value in every aspect of the printing industry. Varnish is basically clear ink and can give glossy, satin or matte printing finishes. You can add varnish to the printing area for shiny effect or to highlight specific areas of a printed piece by adding depth to a logo or image.

APPLICATIONS OF DIRECT VARNISH PRINTING

The glossy varnish offers a smooth, shiny and glossy surface of the printed substrate. In the sunshine, the surface reflects light and that is why the printed media has the very bright and lustrous color. A glossy varnish increases the saturation and depth of colors while improving image contrast and adding anti-scratch features.

Moreover, it provides excellent protective quality as well as a raised touchable effect as the 3D embossed effect and Braille tactile effect, often used in direct to signage printing.

A matte varnish is the most popular finish used for printing different products such as wood frames, wood packaging and many more. Using a matte varnish in the case of imagery printing tends to soften the image, giving it a vintage matte look as well as a lush tactile quality to the printing surface.

ARTISJET DIGITAL LED UV VARNISH PRINTING BENEFITS

Varnish can be printed first, as a base for the CMYK colors to ensure color performance and even raised effect. Also, it can be applied after the artwork colors were printed to provide a glossy look or vintage matte finish, depending on what result you aim for.

Believe it or not, varnishing makes easy to clean and handle a LED UV digitally printed image. To sustain this idea, find out that varnishing can offer durable prints by making them water resistant prints. Being able to splash water on a varnish printed item can add value for customers because this way they have the possibility to print applications such as direct LED UV signage printing that can last longer even outdoors.

By varnish printing, the colors appear noticeably richer and vibrant and add the benefit of the fast drying of print on the production line due to LED UV drying process.
Another important feature for varnish printing is that the varnishing is typically cost effective.

No matter the effect you aim to achieve from varnish printing, you have to take advantage of the features from this type of printing and incorporate it to your business. From luxury cardboard / metal / wood packaging to wooden boards used as indoor decorations or multiple types of substrates used as outdoor and indoor signage, as well as direct LED UV printing on phone cases or electronic gadgets and many more, varnish printing with artisJet offers multiple possibilities for your printing business and for your customers.

As usual, C!Print Madrid presented new business outcomes and opportunities to the visual communication and personalization sectors. At this year’s event, there were different types of visitors: from companies specialized in object customization to printing and signage companies, as well as visiting companies specialized in interior design / indoor decoration.

artisJet direct to substrate printing solutions and systems. The visitors have shown high interest in the print on demand solutions that artisJet has to offer. From the A4 and A3+ products on display, to the entire range of artisJet printing systems and technologies, the features that raised more interest and attention among the visitors were the better price than other European and worldwide brands, combined with the high quality printing results.

The price component. Pricing is a fundamental aspect when choosing the right LED UV printer. In setting prices, the company that provides the printer will take into account the manufacturing cost, the price at which it could acquire the goods, the market place, competition, market condition, brand, and, of course, the quality of product.
Therefore, regarding the price component, the visitors were attracted also by the price of artisJet consumables. Furthermore, the quality of the prints and the possibility to print 3D effect in different layers amazed the visitors.
Generally speaking, the customers were looking for applications and media such as promotional items, souvenirs and phone case printing. At a first glance, the customers appreciated the physical aspect of the displayed printer models (artis 2100U and artis 3000U), in terms of design and architecture. With artisJet brand they’ve found a better product – price rapport. The best printer is not the most expensive one.

C!Print Madrid was very well visited during all three days and has proven to be once again the biggest of its kind in Spain.

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During the four days-event in Belgrade, Serbia, artisJet showcased two of its re-known direct to substrate LED UV printers, artis 2100U A4 LED UV printer and artis 3000U A3+ LED UV printer.

Besides bringing several already-printed items, artisJet highlighted once again the multitude of possibilities that its LED UV technology has to offer for on demand printing businesses and industry: phone case printing made of acrylic, TPU or leather, as well as PVC cards, customized pen printing and other office stationery, wooden items, book covers etc.

artis printers and media versatility. artis 2100U impressed through its ergonomic design yet both high speed and high resolution printing for an A4 LED UV format printer. Visitors have shown high interest in printer’s capabilities for business card, VDP cards, name badges printing, fridge magnets and other small items.

Moreover, according to the expert jury of the 39th International Trade Fair of Graphic Arts, Paper and Creative Industry – Grafima, artisJet team was awarded the Silver Medal for samples production, especially PVC cards.
Most of the visitors come from industrial printing or souvenir printing domains, but some of the features of artisJet printers which raised more interest and attention among visitors, were the embossed printed samples or varnish printing samples (Braille printing, textured printing on phone cases, glossy effect on PVC cards etc.).

Custom bottle printing. Although artis 3000U printer does not have yet a rotary attachment device (currently available only for artis BR U1800 LED UV model), it still can easily print on square-shaped bottles made of glass or any substrate. The artisJet team made a bottle printing demonstration, while the visitors tested the durability and anti-scratching features of the instant-drying printing results and vivid color output.

Complete printing solutions. In addition to visitors’ high interest in LED UV printing and artisJet LED UV technology, they were happy to find that artisJet can offer blank materials, printing jigs on demand for any kind of media, in order to create a complete printing solution for their requirements.

About the event. COPI’S – Communication art print image sign is a business to business exhibition for printing and advertising industry in Bulgaria. The 6th edition of the trade show is a 3 day event (2 – 4 October, which will be held at Inter Expo Center in Sofia, Bulgaria.

COPI’S 2017 edition will put on display the latest trends, news, and technologies in several categories: graphic design, advertising, digital printing, publishing, consumables, photography, visual communications, signage, innovative arts, promotional souvenirs and gifts, office stationery, textile printing to more. It is an event from where you have a lot to choose.

artisJet at the trade show. One of the best ways to identify business opportunities is to be part of this kind of industry-oriented events. As usual, artis printers and its technologies will be represented by artisJet’s partner in Bulgaria, MRP Trade.

MRP Trade will showcase artisJet’s ergonomic servo driven A4 LED UV printer, artis 2100U. In Stand B8 | Hall 2, you will discover a smart printer characterized by simplified operation, increased printing quality and versatile printing capabilities (golf balls printing, small signage printing, Braille printing, 3D embossed effect, varnish print, to more) all combined for a minimal operational cost.

Learn the facts in Stand B8 | Hall 2 | Inter Expo Center | Sofia, Bulgaria. The event is on the roll already, so hurry up to discover more about the best direct to substrate printing products in the upcoming two days.

Here’s a bonus: you will have the opportunity to achieve more information about artisJet DTG technology and how to direct print on light or dark textiles with minimum investment yet with bright and lasting color results.

Event’s background. The International Graphic, Paper and Creative Industry Fair – Grafima, has been present for decades on the list of major European exhibitions. This year, Grafima has reached its 39th edition, gathering various industry professionals from Serbia and the whole world (16 countries, 810 total participants).

More colors mean more life. Under the slogan “More Colors”, Grafima presents products, services, technical and technological achievements ranging from graphic industry, packaging and advertising materials to advanced technologies, printers (hardware and software), machine industry and IT equipment.

artisJet at Grafima 2017. With one of its technical support based in Europe (Serbia), artisJet aims to help its customers and future connections to reach the best online and offline product information and to discover the most valuable printing business ideas, directions and solutions.
At the event, you will discover a dedicated team whose key objective is to make a positive difference by providing suitable business solutions and reliable products to be integrated into complex workflows.

Visit artisJet in booth 4010, Belgrade Fair, starting 27 to 30 September. During these 4 days of Grafima fair, artisJet will demonstrate once again the printing capabilities of its eco-friendly LED UV technology, through its re-known LED UV platforms: artis 2100U A4 LED UV printer and artis 3000U A3+ LED UV printer.

But this is not all. You will get insights of how this technology works and understand its capabilities; you will find both small format direct to substrate flatbed printing solutions and high productivity solutions for quantity printing; you will see the high quality output on a multitude of substrates, in any size and shape (wood packaging printing, indoor decorations, personalized phone covers, custom promotional items, pvc cards printing, signage printing etc.) with special effects: Braille production, 3D embossed and textured prints, glossy effect, matte finishes to more.

Join artisJet in Belgrade Fair, Serbia, starting tomorrow, 27 September, in booth 4010. Keep track of the event and updates on artisJet Facebook page event.

Throwback. C!Print Madrid 2016 was the third edition of the event, establishing itself as the reference event for both exhibitors or active professionals of the printing industry, and visitors with high interest in personalization businesses, creative print and others.

There was a real growth of 22% of additional exhibitors regarding the 2015 edition, and the numbers speak for themselves, according to event’s report.

C!Print Madrid 2017. Tomorrow marks the start of the fourth edition in Madrid, where you will discover a broad range of activities from different exhibitors in all sectors: 3D printing, digital printing, textile printing, printed applications, printing business solutions, consumables, creative design, direct to substrate printing to more.

Direct to substrate printing innovation with artisJet. If you are in a continuous searching for direct to substrate LED UV printing solutions, during the 3 days at C!Print Madrid (26 - 28 September), you will discover simple but full printing solutions to start, develop or enhancing a business for customized items, gifts and on demand printing.
What can you print with artisJet LED UV printers? Visit artisJet’s Spanish partners in booth E289 and booth A250, to discover two of the artisJet printing systems that will enhance your workflow: artis 2100U A4 LED UV printer - small in size, but great for printing a large variety of applications; and artis 3000U, the well-known A3+ LED UV production platform with a high definition output on plastics of any thickness due to the anti-static module.

For more information and updates, follow artisJet events page on Facebook and check the exhibition’s official website. See you in Madrid!

artisJet has recently launched its DTG printers portfolio newcomer, artis 3060T A3+ DTG printer.

artis 3060T stands out not just as a printer for large scale production, but also for those who are looking for ideas to start-up a business, introducing a variety of new opportunities and sales.

artis 3060T is a one-stop business opportunity, offering a ton of ideas for textile printing startups. From brick and mortar stores to shopping mall businesses, everyone can benefit from artis 3060T printing possibilities.

HOW IS ARTIS 3060T DTG PRINTER DIFFERENT FROM COMPETITORS?

Starting from the desktop size and ergonomic design platform till its printing valuable output, artis 3060T printer is part of artisJet’s DTG product line. How’s that outstanding?

artisJet owns the hottest direct to garment technology in the industry. artisJet’s DTG product line is being used by everyone from home based businesses, to retail stores, screen printers, embroiders, all the way to large online and onsite businesses which produce thousands of shirts per day. And artis 3060T A3+ DTG printer makes no exception.

artisJet’s new addition can print on both light and dark garments, and various textile substrates such as cushions, towels, jeans, baby clothes, cotton tote bags, cotton socks and many more.

SIMPLY A RELIABLE PRINTER.

On different specialty forums, you can find business owners saying they are continually receiving requests for printed garments, other than T-shirts, but it is a service they do not provide.

artis 3060T is artisJet’s digital direct printing solution and recommendation in this direction. It’s suitable and reliable when it comes to print on demand with lower costs not just for the business runners, but also for the end consumer. This way you know for sure you will expand your services and increase profits.

SMALL JOBS OR HIGHER PRODUCTION?

With the help of artisRIP software and by setting it up at a 1440 x 720 dpi resolution, 70% color ink limit for a dark color T-shirt, and a 24 x 29.5 cm size artwork, you will have the final result within 12 – 15 minutes print time.

artis 3060T DTG Printer is great for small jobs. With an ink cost of less than 20 cents per shirt (standard print size on light shirts) and speeds of 60 to 80 seconds for a standard size image, you can get great production. You can hook more than one machine to a single computer (optional software) for higher production.

With 6 ink channels and a Refillable Continuous Ink Supply System, artis 3060T opens up volume opportunity, increased sales and loyalty among customers who need customized objects regularly.

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FIDGET SPINNERS – WHAT ARE THEY?

Fidget spinners are small devices that can rotate between the user’s fingers. For sure fidget spinners are the hit toy-gadget of the year. These addictive stress-relieving toys spin in your hand for up to two minutes or even more, promising an easy operation with one hand. But that is not what artisJet sees important for these spinning gadgets.

The fidget spinners come in various colors, sizes, and designs. And this is where artisJet comes in action. Why the customers have to buy already customized fidget spinners when they can get a very own personalized spinning toy with the designs they choose?

artisJet launched new ideas on the fidget spinners printing. artisjet LED UV printers are capable of direct printing on any kind of fidget spinners substrates: plastic fidget spinners, metal fidget spinners, and any materials they may be made of. It can print also on the ring fidget, therefore on the whole hand spinner toy.

HOW TO PRINT ON FIDGET SPINNERS?

In order to ensure an easy-to-follow printing process on fidget spinners, artisJet created custom made printing jig that allows printing 24 fidget spinners at one pass within few minutes. The jig can be used for a portrait format printing on artis 3000U A3+ LED UV printer, but at the same it can be used in a landscape format on artis 5000U A2+ LED UV printer.

It’s your choice how would you like to print. Just make the adjustments with artisJet RIP software and hit print. Demonstrating features of the artisRIP software are made in such a way so you can easily understand how to use it.

WHAT KIND OF DESIGNS CAN BE PRINTED ON FIDGET SPINNERS?

The designs can be printed on the full spinner toy, perfectly covering all of its round edges. The resulted prints are of high quality, with a gradient color output, rainbow color, high precision image printing and anything else you have in mind.

Let’s take printing on a white plastic fidget spinner as an example. What you have to do? After making all the settings in artisRIP software, the first step is printing the colors. After the colors have been printed, a layer of varnish printing is required. Besides acting like a protective layer, the varnish printing enhances the printed colors by giving an extra glossy and lustrous look.

You can customize fidget spinners as desired and deliver the designs in the smoothest way with vibrant fun colors for premium look and feel.

Any creative personalized fidget spinners can be printed. If you have any more creative pictures to print or if you want to create unique, custom made funny items for your customers too, artisJet digital LED UV direct printing solution on fidget spinners is a really great and strong idea for personalization businesses and a catchy custom made solutions for customers, as the fidget spinners are so trendy nowadays.

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WHAT IS ARTISJET ROTARY ATTACHMENT?

The artisJet rotary attachment was already introduced in a previous article. artisJet’s cylindrical device is a custom designed attachment for artis BR U1800 A3+ LED UV system, due to the printer’s maximum height adjustment up to 170 mm. The rotary device effectively fits the working area and is attached to the printer’s flatbed. The cylindrical device ensures printing on a multitude of bottle substrate materials and sizes: aluminum, plastic, metal, glass, opaque, transparent, small bottles or wine bottles, any type of bottle that you need to customize by digital LED UV direct printing.

From a technical point of view, the rotary attachment has a simple design, which makes it easy to handle and user-friendly. What makes the bottle media rotate on the device? The artisJet rotary attachment is made of 3 major parts: silicone rollers (1), distance bars (2), and installation ports (3).

Preparation before printing: print principle and key points.
Print on cylindrical products directly with the rotary attachment by rotating the bottles through fixing the rotary jig on the working table. The print area should be regular subjects and the printing area should be the highest point of the bottle. Install the rotary jig correctly as instructed by artisJet user menu.

HOW TO INSTALL THE ROTARY ATTACHMENT?

There are 4 silicone rollers on the rotary attachment. These silicone rollers are the ones that drive the substrates to be printed through the friction force.

The four silicone rollers are fixed through the screw holes (4). It can be easily adjusted for different positions (5), depending on the bottle diameter. All four silicone rollers shall evenly reach the flatbed and rotate smoothly as the flatbed moves (6).

Custom LED UV rotary printing with artis BR U1800 accommodates cylindrical objects with a maximum print bottle diameter of 8 cm (3.15 inches) and a maximum printable bottle length of 32 cm (12.6 inches). Therefore, the distance bar it is for different sizes of bottles and it can be adjusted based on each bottle length for printing on demand: small (7), medium (8) or big (9), up to 32 cm in length.

The installation port is applied for the right installation of the rotary attachment. The first step is to adjust the position of the rotary attachment by fixing the four rollers through different screw holes (5). Second step implies moving the printer’s flatbed back and forth after fixing the rotary attachment in order to ensure that all four rollers rotate smoothly. If not, the rotary attachment shall be adjusted to ensure this (6).

How to be sure the rotation will be smooth? Put the media on the rollers and ensure the line at the highest point of the media shall be distanced about 5 mm away from the back center line of the ink pump (11). This is necessary to follow in order to avoid ink spray from the print head when printing on the arc of the bottles (10).

The artisJet rotary attachment is installed. The only thing that needs to be done is to set the software for the design of choice and start the print job of the first bottle with artisJet digital LED UV direct printing solutions.

Watch this video for 360 degree full cylinder printing on small plastic bottle, using the artisJet rotary attachment custom made for artis BR U18700 A3+ LED UV printer.