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1. New York City │ Nonprofit Portraits of Hope has continued its work with hospitalized and disadvantaged children through a project with Mactac and New York City Laundromats. More than 200 children and youth in local elementary schools and hospitals painted the symbols of the organization – the outline of flowers and geometric shapes – which were then printed by Imagic (www.imagic.la) onto 10 rolls of Imagin JT5529BFD bubble-free adhesive vinyl, 10 rolls of Imagin JT5529, three rolls of Imagin JT5999, one roll of Imagin EMR328, and one roll of Imagin PF6500, all donated by Mactac.
2. Washington, D.C. │Apple Visual Graphics (www.applevisualgraphics.com) has partnered with Greenpeace for its Inside Out Project, supporting immigration reform. The printed images placed on the Capitol Lawn showed portraits of immigrants living in the United States and their supporters. Apple Visual printed the black and white banners via its EFI Vutek GS3250 printer onto Eco-Flex 4-oz. mesh vinyl.
3. Ireland │ Irish Distillers called upon Smurfit Kappa (www.smurfitkappa.com) to design and produce an in-store display for its one-liter Absolut Vodka bottle. Smurfit printed graphics on 16mm Re-board via an Inca Onset S40i flatbed UV inkjet printer for the displays and added built-in colored LED strip lighting and a touch screen for the company’s phone and tablet app.
4. Ontario│ The third largest municipal force in Canada, Peel Regional Police, has installed front- and back-of-house digital signage into five divisions and up to eight community stations to enhance internal communication and public relations. The digital signage, called PRP TV, includes bulletins containing internal content that’s broadcast to officers in staff-only areas; alternate content is displayed on screens installed in public areas with building and community relations information.
5. Washington │ Seattle-based SuperGraphics (www.supergraphics.com) is back to work on the largest digital graphic in the world. The print shop created the 100,000 square feet of graphics for the south end of Boeing’s Everett plant in 2006, but now it’s time for a refresh. The new graphic is in the works, with the first panel containing images of the tail of a 747 and 737 Next Generation aircraft, with more aircraft images to come.