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14-Foot-Tall Portrait Displays the 'Face of Canada'

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A wide-format fabric installation in the Royal Ontario Museum.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto installed "Face of Canada," The Canada 150 Commemorative Edition by Robert Young in the museum’s Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court. Part of the "Young World Faces" collection, the 14 x 10-foot textile artwork features the photograph of a Canadian citizen with the country’s flag painted across her face. EFI printed the portrait onto A. Berger Lighttex fabric with a Vutek FabriVu 3240.

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Emmy-Worthy Vehicle Wraps

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Big Picture columnist Sino Tour installs Audi wraps for 3 Emmy commercials.

If you were one of the 11.4 million viewers of this year’s Emmy Awards, you likely caught a glimpse of Big Picture columnist Sino Tour’s wrap work. Icon Image Graphics installed two Audi car wraps for the company’s “Orchestra” campaign, printing onto 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 using “an unorthodox method” to ensure color consistency with Audi’s custom color Glacier White.

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3M Décor Overlaminate 8600 Series to be Featured at SGIA

Embossed with a unique texture, the 3M™ Décor Overlaminate 8600 Series will enhance the look and feel of a space, while also adding a protective finish to indoor walls. The distinct patterns, designed to safeguard underlying graphics, are printed on a base film — a flat surface for superior image quality – then layered with the embossed overlaminate. With matte finishes in Classic Linen, Knit, White Fir, Riverbed and Plaster, these graphic films are a great way to create a memorable brand experience.

Onyx Graphics to Showcase Award-Winning Onyx Hub Software at SGIA

At the upcoming Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Expo (SGIA), visitors to the Onyx Graphics booth 2435 can experience the award-winning ONYX Hub business intelligence tool, designed to help print service providers make better business decisions. Trending data will be previewed giving users an understanding of what is happening in their print shop over time and how to better understand costs. SGIA will be held October 10-12 in New Orleans.

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group at SGIA

Visit the Orbus booth, #3451 at the 2017 SGIA Expo to learn about the largest range of exhibit & display products at your fingertips. Learn more about what Orbus did to double its display graphic print capability and how this positively impacts you! Visit www.orbus.com for more information on our extensive display solutions and how we can help build your business.

A San Diego Patio Takeover

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Vinyl wraps transform the Tin Fish Gaslamp restaurant.

When the 2017 DistribuTech conference came to town, technology company Leidos took over the Tin Fish Gaslamp restaurant across the street from the expo. Sign Distinction was called in to rebrand the patio with wall and table wraps, using the shop’s HP Designjet L25500 to print onto Avery Dennison MPI 2611 and 1105.

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Zünd Adds Laser Cut-and-Seal System

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Designed for finishing polyester fabric applications.

Zünd’s LM 100W laser cutting system is designed to cut polyester fabric and seal the edges in one step. Engineered for producers of soft signage applications, the module features an air-cooled CO2 100-W Class 1 laser with a processing speed of 144 ft/min. Protective glasses are not required for use of the fully enclosed system.

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Epson Launches New SureColor Dye Sub Printer

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Designed for medium- to large-volume textile and apparel imaging.

Epson’s new SureColor F9370 dye sub printer spans 64 in. and offers production speeds up to 1169 sq ft/hr. The machine is designed for medium- to large-volume production transfer printing, with features such as an integrated fabric wiping system and roll-to-roll media support for lightweight transfer papers. Media handling functions include automatic paper tensional control and support for heavier media rolls, as well as paper as thin as 40 gsm.

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JetView Latex Low Tack Window Film at SGIA Expo

Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. has just released a new film to their JetView™ Latex line of films. This film is a low tack window film that can be lit from either direction. “Front-lit, backlit or sunlight, this material will allow you to have a vibrant message visible in your store windows. It offers lay flat properties and polyester base means that it can withstand the heat of a sunlit window without warping” states Rebecca Fuhrman, Market Development Manager

New Inks and UV Developments on the Table for Nazdar Ink Technologies at SGIA Expo

Nazdar Ink Technologies will be a key exhibitor at SGIA Expo, taking place from October 10th to 12th, 2017 in New Orleans, LA, USA. The event, bringing together professionals from across the specialty and wide-format printing markets, is a fixture on the US trade show calendar but welcomes delegates from around the world.

Stationed at distributor Nazdar SourceOne's booth, #1545, the leading alternative ink brand will focus on its latest products: Nazdar 2800 Series graphic screen ink; and Nazdar 203 Series, 730 Series, and 705 Series inkjet inks.