Graph Expo's Innovation Gallery Will Feature 'Art of Inkjets'

Automotive artist Hugo Prado will sign prints

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An "Innovation Gallery" in the Wide-Format Pavilion of the Graph Expo? 2003 Conference and show Sept. 28-Oct. 1 in Chicago will spotlight the growing range of sellable products that can be created on wide-format inkjets, including decorated textiles, vehicle wraps, displays, and fine-art reproductions.

As the show's Wide-Format Pavilion organizer Sonia O'Donnell points out, "Business opportunity and artistic expression are closely linked in the world of wide-format digital inkjet printing."

The Innovation Galley is being assembled in partnership with Chicago-based museum curator Jeanne Long.

Hugo Prado, a Peruvian-born artist who specializes in automotive art, will be on hand to sign copies of a poster of his painting, The Last Corvette Dale Raced. The 22- x 28-in poster reproduces a painting Prado created of a Corvette driven by the late Dale Earnhardt. Reproductions will be output on Intelicoat Magic? media on a VUTEk UltraVu 2360 inkjet printer. Prado will be in the Gallery from 10 am to noon and from 2 pm to 4 pm on the first three days of the show: Sept. 28-Oct. 30.

The Big Picture magazine is one of the sponsors of the Wide Format Pavilion and will also be exhibiting at Graph Expo. (Graph Expo:

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