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SwissQprint: New Products in US Showroom

The swissQprint Chicago showroom now features the latest developments in wide format inkjet printing. The new Impala LED and Nyala LED high-end printers and Rob, the loading/unloading robot are ready for demonstrations and sampling.

From the Editor: Worldwide Print

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A trip to Europe showcases the wide-format industry's global reach.

While planning my travel to Hamburg, Germany, for FESPA 2017, I decided to take full advantage of the overseas location and extend my trip. I began my three-week European adventure in Milan and went on to Lake Como and Rome.

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Blockout Display Film from HP

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Compatible with latex and aqueous printers.

HP has released the Everyday Blockout Display Film, constructed with three layers of polyester and polypropylene for rigid durability. The heavyweight matte film features quick-dry coating and a light-blocking opaque layer. HP reports the film is REACH-compliant and recyclable. Compatible with latex and aqueous inks, the film is designed for applications including banner stand graphics, tradeshow and event displays, P-O-P and retail displays, and more.

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The Learning Is Easy at the 2017 SGIA Expo

The 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10–12) is more than a technological wonderland for the printing industry. It’s the place to learn the latest about what’s moving the industry forward — and how to make the most of it to move your career and your business forward.

Women in Print Winners Speak at SGIA Expo

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A panel of female leaders discuss the role of women in the industry.

SGIA’s Women in Print Alliance will host the Women in Print Winners Panel Discussion at the 2017 SGIA Expo in New Orleans. On October 11 at 2:30 p.m., winners of the Big Picture Women in Print Awards will discuss the role of women in the print industry and share insight from their own journeys to success. The panel will be led by Fawn Germer, an experienced work-life balance speaker.

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Kernow Coatings Releases Metalik Film

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Designed for packaging, P-O-P, and more.

Kernow Coatings has launched the Metalik line of metallic adhesive films, available in silver, gold, and rose gold. Metalik Cut & Print is a double-sided polyester film with removable adhesive. Kernow reports the film can be wet-applied with clean removability from most surfaces. Applications include double-sided displays, P-O-P promotions, window displays, and more.

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How I Got the Job: James Swanson

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Screaming Images’ principal on printing his passions, working in Sin City, and how his punk rock lifestyle taught him how to stand out in the business world.

Q. Tell us about your day job.

A: My day job is pretty cool. I own a printing company that has grown over the years to one of the biggest and best shops in Las Vegas. The folks we work for are all awesome, and the niches we work in are some of my favorite things: sports, bands, festivals, casinos, beer. What more could a guy ask for?

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Kernow Coatings Expands Operations

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European branch opens in Belgium.

Kernow Coatings has opened a new branch to support the company’s growth in the European market. Kernow Coatings Europe is now operating out of a new distribution center in Gent, Belgium, with a dedicated sales office and customer service team. Kernow reports the new location will better serve the company’s customer base in Belgium, Holland, Northern Germany, Northern France, and more.

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Heavy Knit Media from A. Berger

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Three fabrics for banners and more.

A. Berger has released the 100-percent polyester heavy knit media family, distributed through Media One. The 4489 Twilight media is compatible with UV-curable, water-based, and latex inks and is available in rolls up to 199 in. The 4450 Celtic fabric is designed for crease and fray resistance, with one matte side and one semi-gloss side. The media is compatible with UV, latex, and dye sublimation printers, and rolls are available in widths up to 126 in.

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Building Wrap Brightens Dreary Neighborhood

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An artist and PSP partner to wrap a building in color.

Artist Julia Gruner collaborated with KWOM graphix in Overath, Germany, to produce a 4300-square-foot installation as part of the “new talents – biennale cologne” arts festival in Cologne. The graphic was crafted as a protest against the bleakness of local postwar architecture, according to Gruner’s website; the design was created by photographing a mix of paints in an old french-fry tray. KWOM used Durst Rho 512R and HP Latex 260 printers to image WrapTheFloor Aslan DFP 47 material, and no laminate was required.

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