Wide Format Systems:
An Independent Technical Evaluation
Recorded April 30, 2014.
This webinar was recorded from a live event and is available to you 24/7.
Abhay Sharma, Professor, Graphic Communications, Ryerson University
IDEAlliance recently conducted an independent third party technical evaluation of commercial roll to roll and flatbed, wide and grand format inkjet printing systems for the display graphics, signage and POP industries. In this seminar, attendees will learn the results of the study and discover what it means to be “state-of-the-art” as it relates to wide format signage printing. Twenty four different system configurations were submitted by eleven leading manufacturers. The results of the study are designed to support buyers and service providers to make informed buying decisions about the world’s leading wide format inkjet systems.
The study provides independent, un-biased, sound technical data on system performance and capabilities. Devices studied used light or eco solvent inks, UV-curable inks or latex ink. Media used ranges from card stock to cast or calendared vinyl to rigid media including Coroplast. Viewing distances for these products range from point-of-purchase to greater distances for street signs, banners and billboards. Testing was coordinated via Ryerson University, Toronto and California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly). Each attendee will receive a free printed version of the study results report to evaluate the participating systems’ relevance to their specific business requirements and priorities.
You will learn:
The extent of the color gamut of each printing system
The accuracy of the supplier’s color management system
The uniformity of the printer across a wide area
How stable a system is, over time
The maximum deviation between image centers
The volume of ink usage
The practical speed of the systems
The density loss during abrasion
The light fastness and outdoor durability
System configuration price
This session is for:
Business Owners, Executives, and Technology Managers involved with improving consistent quality of wide/grand format printing.
Member $39 / Non-Member $49
Registration includes copy of Inkjet RoundUP Study Results Report, $39 value
Professor, Graphic Communications, Ryerson University
Abhay Sharma has a BS in Imaging Sciences from the University of Westminster, UK and a PhD in Physics from King's College, London. He worked as a research scientist for FujiFilm Electronic Imaging, UK before moving to Western Michigan University. Dr Sharma is now a Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.