Fashion label Alice + Olivia debuted its Basquiat X collection at a launch party in New York last November. Proceeds from the collection, which is based on the work of late neo-impressionist artist Jean-Michael Basquiat, benefit the Council of Fashion Designers of America, an initiative supporting young talent in the field.
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies today announced that it will use EuroShop (5-9th March – Hall 3, Stand E72) to demonstrate how its 3D printing technology is transforming the way high-level marketing, advertising and themed projects are created.
In the competitive e-commerce marketplace, manufacturers and retailers are increasingly looking for ways to improve their customers’ experiences. Today, these businesses have found a powerful customer-relations tool in an unlikely place: the package that holds and ships the product. To satisfy this demand for packaging that performs, manufacturers and packaging suppliers are turning to Memjet’s inkjet technology. Using Memjet powered solutions, these businesses can easily create highly customized, customer-centered packaging on demand.
3M has announced the launch of Envision Print Wrap Film 480mC, with two versions available for UV/solvent and UV/latex printers. The film features Comply Adhesive, micro technology, improved liner release, and the capability to stretch 150%. The company reports it is engineered without PVC, phthalate, chlorine, or halogens. Available in 48-in. and 54-in. widths.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it has signed 63 franchise agreements in 2016 with new and existing franchisees in the U.S., Canada and U.K. In the third quarter alone, the brand inked 22 new agreements, including 13 locations in western and midwestern states, such as California, Florida, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and Washington.
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, photographer Emmanuel Verjans teamed with Labo JJ Micheli to produce Waterloo XXL, a series of panoramas as large as 32.5 x 6 feet.
Chérie Morgan, principal of Morgan Design, had a vision for the new San Diego Padres Hall of Fame: 8-foot-tall displays of legendary Padres rising seamlessly, glowing, from the floor. It didn’t take the team at Artisan Colour (Scottsdale, Arizona) long to recognize that direct-to-substrate UV printing and carefully gradated white ink could turn that visualization into a reality.
Ricoh has announced the acquisition of Avanti Computer Systems, a supplier of Print MIS software. Having acquired MarcomCentral in 2014, Ricoh aims to supplement its web-to-print, marketing asset management, and variable-data offerings, and provide workflow capabilities from end to end.
Paradigm Imaging Group is now distributing the Graphtec DT530 large-format desktop scanner, a 36-in.-wide model with a 600-dpi optical resolution and a 9600-dpi max. resolution. The company reports the scanner is designed for processing photographs, complex maps, GIS, document archiving, and AEC/CAD drawings. The Graphtec DT530 utilizes a Luxios scanning engine, a 48-bit color sensor output, 16-bit gray sensor, and two software packages (Scanning Master Pro Color and Scanning ARTS2), according to Paradigm Imaging.
The National Park Foundation’s 2016 ad campaigns urged viewers to “find their park,” securing a Silver OBIE and finalist nod from the OAAA for the two-part effort. Other finalists in the Public Service category addressed issues ranging from animal cruelty to homelessness and celebrity death to bias.
Silver OBIE: Find Your Park Phase II Mash-Ups
Creative agency: GREY New York
Advertiser: The National Park Foundation