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B&P presents a full spread of display options at this year’s Sign UK and Digital Expo

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April 30, 2007 -- At this year’s Sign UK B&P Graphic Systems is demonstrating a comprehensive range of wide-format ink-jet printers which covers the majority of output requirements and ink types. As well as its own Uniform brand of products, the company is showing machines from Agfa and Gandinnovations, all of which can be used with its TROOP! RIP and materials. Proving to be the most popular family of printers currently on the market, the Uniform series is represented by machines catering for all display requirements with a selection of solutions being demonstrated at the show, along with full details of the company’s entire portfolio. This includes the Grenadier G2, GFX G2, Cadet Plus and Lancer G2 solvent-based machines plus a direct-to-textile option. All are cost-effective roll-fed systems which are suitable for the production of displays, point-of-sale, vehicle graphics and a host of other indoor and outdoor durable applications. The latest addition to the Uniform family is Grenadier UV, which is making its debut at Sign UK and offers roll-fed and flat-bed UV-curable printing at a price point of less than £40,000. Available in CMYK plus white or CMYKLcLm plus white, it has a maximum print width of 1.62 m and outputs at up to 720 dpi. Following on from the success of its Anapurna L and XL machines, Agfa’s newly announced XL2 and M are now available from B&P Graphic Systems. The first of these, the XL2, is a 2.5 m printer which has a maximum resolution of 727 x 800 dpi and outputs high quality results at speeds of up to 29 square m/hour onto rigid and flexible materials in a choice of production modes. This is a six-colour UV-curable system which has an option of white ink and is suitable for interior and exterior signs and displays. The Anapurna M is a high quality yet very low cost UV-curable option with a 1.6 m bed and, again, features the ability to print onto rigid and flexible materials. A six-colour machine with a maximum1440 dpi output, it produces smooth tints with no visible noise. Its poster mode is 14 square m/hour whilst, for photo quality, users can expect 7 square m/hour. The addition of the Gandinnovations Jeti series gives B&P a solid and practical range of roll-fed and UV-curable superwide-format solvent-based and UV-curable solutions. Representing this family of machines at Sign UK is the Jeti 3324 which is available in a choice of ink types, has a true output resolution of 600 dpi and offers fast throughput onto a wide selection of flexible materials. It also comes with a back-lit option which holds precise registration when printing on both sides of the media. The Uniform brand includes the ever popular solvent-based Grenadier family, and on display is the G2, which uses cost-effective bulk ink and is designed to be a production machine with its maximum throughput of 41 square m/hour. This unit has a maximum print width of 1.37 m and offers print-and-cut options plus an automated media feed and take-up system. The Uniform Grenadier GFX G2 is a 2.64 m six-colour machine which has a choice of Uniform solvent inks with water, scratch and UV-resistant output for up to three years. Its maximum resolution of 720 x 720 dpi makes it ideal for signs and graphics being produced for interior and exterior applications, and it is complemented by a heavy duty roll-feed and take up system and high capacity ink delivery. For sign-makers wanting a low-cost option there is the Uniform Cadet Plus which is a 1440 dpi print-and-cut option that benefits from Uniform’s active solvent inks and which can output direct to uncoated and coated vinyls. Available with a maximum width of 1.37 m, this machine can also be used as a stand-alone computerised vinyl cutter. Finally, the Uniform Lancer G2 offers a range of output options up to 1440 x 2880 dpi and can handle media up to 1.08 m. An ideal entry-level solution for sign-makers and bureaux, it is designed for the production of low-cost posters, signs and displays and, again, utilises Uniform’s advanced solvent ink chemistry. To complement its printer family, B&P Graphic Systems includes its renowned TROOP! RIP with all its machines. This easy-to-use software incorporates work-flow paths which utilise drag and drop technology, along with smart nesting options and simple job queuing, and is optimised to work with all Uniform machines, as well as those from Agfa and Gandinnovations.