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Esko Studio Integrates with KeyShot

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Designed to make packaging previews more realistic.

Esko has enabled integration between its Studio software and Luxion’s KeyShot platform for packaging designers. Engineered to make the physical goods (such as plastics, liquids, metals, and glass) depicted in a 3D packaging preview look more realistic, KeyShot features a drag-and-drop, real-time interface. The system also offers environment and lighting customization.

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Gandy Reveals ‘Widest Textile Printer in the World’

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The Softjet 5000 spans 208 inches.

Gandy Digital has introduced the Softjet 5000, a 209-in. textile printer, reportedly the widest machine of its kind in the world. The machine offers the ability to print simultaneously on multiple rolls of different widths. The Softjet also features an integrated, ultrasonic automatic sewing system, designed to attach new rolls and therefore reduce media waste on roll change-outs. Additional features include an adjustable fabric tension system, an integrated heating drum, and more.

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CET Color Adds Direct-to-Corrugated Printer

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Images up to 492 feet per minute.

CET Color has launched its Direct to Corrugated printer, featuring Kyocera printheads for speeds up to 492 ft/min. The 61.4-in. machine prints on cardboard up to 0.43 in. thick.

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Drupa 2020 Explores Print Innovation

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Packaging, 3D print, and more.

Drupa has released details for its 2020 trade fair taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, June 16-26. The show will focus on technological innovations in the print industry, emphasizing packaging production, functional printing, 3D printing, and industrial printing though forums and events.

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SGIA Members Donate Nearly $40K in Prizes to SkillsUSA Championships

SGIA supplier members have donated nearly $40,000 in prizes for screen printing and graphic imaging–sublimation secondary and post-secondary students and their schools at the 2017 SkillsUSA Championship, held as part of the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (Louisville, Kentucky, June 19–23).

GPA Releases Updated Digital Catalog

GPA proudly announces the release of their updated Digital Product Catalog, which contains an unprecedented collection of substrates for HP Indigo and dry toner presses. Initially previewed at Dscoop Phoenix earlier this year, this new version represents the unique value that GPA provides to the digital printing community, and their commitment to offering distinctive substrates that give print service providers a competitive advantage.

Anti-Graffiti Film from Mactac

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PermaColor window protection in three variations.

Mactac has released PermaColor Anti-Graffiti and Window Protection Films, designed to add durability to graphic images and windows. The line is available in three configurations that are designed to prevent graffiti, scratches, acid-etching gouges, UV light damage, and tagging.

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Project Based Learning from Roland

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Tutorials in technology and software.

Roland DGA has introduced Project Based Learning (PBL) tutorials, interactive lessons designed to offer students in schools, colleges, and other learning environments a better understanding of technology and software. PBL options include step-by-step tutorials for a variety of engineering, art, and design projects, such as cutting decals and customizing smartphone covers.

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Environmental Graphics: Demystifying Medical Marijuana

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Westwind Design Group creates infographic murals for a new cannabis clinic.

When Westwind Design Group purchased their first wide-format printer less than a year ago, they quickly put the machine to work: Their first job was a 54-foot trailer wrap.

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TrueVis SG Series Wins High-Profile EDP Award

Roland DG is delighted to announce that the latest addition to its advanced and versatile TrueVIS printer/cutter range, the TrueVIS SG Series, has won ‘Best Print & Cut Solution’ at the prestigious EDP (European Digital Press) awards. The success of the SG-540 and SG-300 integrated print & cut devices follows that of the TrueVIS VG Series, which won in the same category in 2016.