September 14, 2018 – During photokina, September 26-29 in Cologne, Germany, Imaging Solutions, the leading manufacturer of high-speed photobook and automated canvas stretching/framing machines, is demonstrating a new fastFrame high-speed automated canvas stretching/framing machine, debuting a larger FastFrame machine, and introducing an updated version of its sophisticated Viesus image enhancement software.
The new fastFrame 600SA being demonstrated will automatically process the full range of rectangular and square canvas frame sizes from 200×200 mm to 610×610 mm (8×8” to 24×24”) with a panel thickness from 15-40mm (0.6-1.6”) and a minimum panel width of 25mm (1”). The machine automatically adjusts for different frame sizes so no format plates are required and setup changes are instantaneous. Frame and canvas insertion can be manual or automated, giving a production throughput of up to 180 frames/hr.
For larger frame sizes, the new fastFrame1200+being introduced will automatically stretch and staple rectangular and square frame sizes from 300x200mm (12×8”) to 121.9×121.9 cm (48×48”), with a panel thickness from 17-50mm (0.66-2.0”) and a minimum panel width of 25mm (1”). The machine can stretch and staple a canvas print in approximately 30 seconds for a production speed up to 80 frames/hr.
Viesus, an automated image enhancement solution that can be integrated into digital image production workflow, is being continuously updated to integrate into the latest production software to provide rapid adjustments to photo images, producing the highest quality output for consumers and professionals alike.
In mid-2018, Imaging Solutions AG was acquired by Anthony Pieters, a long-time photo imaging industry executive, who is the new Chief Executive Officer. “As an independent company, our goal is to create the highest precision equipment to meet the evolving requirements of the entire photo imaging industry,” he stated. “We will continue to provide the equipment, service, and support for high-speed manufacturing of photo prints and personalized gifts and décor.” He recently completed a three-continent tour to visit customers and learn about their current needs and discuss their future production challenges.