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NUR Macroprinters To Showcase New Products At FESPA 2002

Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

LOD, Israel, June 3-- NUR Macroprinters Ltd. a world-leading manufacturer of wide and super wide format digital printing systems and consumables, will be showcasing a number of recently announced wide format printing systems, as well as consumable inks and media at the upcoming FESPA 2002 exhibition, June 4 - 8, 2002 at the IFEMA Exhibition Centre in Madrid, Spain. "FESPA 2002 is the most important international event for screen printing and wide format digital print industry. We are excited to be giving FESPA 2002 attendees the opportunity to see the newest models in NUR Macroprinters' growing line of production-oriented digital printers. We are featuring the NUR Fresco HiQ 8C series of 8-color digital production presses, which makes its European debut, the NUR FabriGraph DS1500 printer for textile applications, and the NUR Salsa Ultima 3200 photorealistic printer equipped with the new inks and software," said Nachum Korman, president of NUR Europe. "Of particular interest to screen printers is the new 8-color printing capabilities that make the NUR Fresco HiQ, our popular digital production press, even more versatile. It now can produce super high quality display graphics, in addition to outputting fast turnaround, digital production jobs such as fleet graphics, banners, and mesh applications. We believe the NUR Fresco has been and continues to be the best in its class," Korman observed. The NUR Fresco HiQ 8C presses combine the photorealistic quality attributes of NUR Macroprinters' NUR Salsa Ultima machines -- delivering apparent resolutions up to 720 dpi -- and the high speed and productivity of the NUR Fresco production presses with print speeds of up to 80 sq. meters per hour. This winning combination delivers the smooth images with low granularity and excellent light- to mid-tone transitions required for photorealistic imaging at production speeds. With the NUR Fresco HiQ 8C presses, screen printers no longer have to compromise between image quality and speed when printing applications like point-of-purchase materials, transit ads and similar high quality display materials that are intended for up-close viewing. There are two new NUR Fresco HiQ 8C models available: the NUR Fresco HiQ 8C 3200 that prints in widths up to 3.2 meters and the 1800 capable of print widths to 1.8 meters. List prices for the machines are US$459,000 and US$329,000 respectively. They will be available for shipment in the third quarter of 2002 following beta testing. An 8-colour upgrade kit for NUR Fresco models currently in the field will also be available, priced at US$60,000. "Also of interest to screen printers is our NUR FabriGraph series printers provide optimal productivity and quality levels for screen printers who focus on textile applications. Significantly, it also opens up new business opportunities to wide-format print service providers not currently equipped to produce textile signage." In addition to the new machines being displayed at FESPA 2002, NUR Macroprinters will host a private, invitation-only, technology preview of a new digital flatbed printer currently under development. It is designed to print on a wide variety of both rigid and flexible materials including corrugated board, fluted polypropylene, PVC, glass, polycarbonate and standard rolled media. The new machine, being shown in prototype form, will eliminate the extra steps involved in lamination and cutting/trimming processes common to other traditional methods of applying graphics to rigid surfaces. "The technology preview of the flatbed press sends a clear signal to the market that we recognize the need to print on both rigid and flexible materials. It demonstrates the enormous progress we are making in developing and bringing to market a digital flatbed press for production environments," said Erez Shachar, president and CEO of NUR Macroprinters Ltd. "Our objective is to ensure we provide a solution which, like other NUR Macroprinters' products, meets and exceeds our customers demands and expectations in terms of quality, productivity, and above all reliability."




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