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New 24-in. Dye-Sublimation Machine from Sawgrass

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In collaboration with Mutoh ValueJet technology.

Sawgrass Technologies has added a 24-in. dye-sublimation printer to its Virtuoso line, reportedly the first machine of its size manufactured specifically for the dye-sublimation process. Keep reading on our sister site.

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Happy Walls, Happy Halls

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French students get a lift with lively wall graphics from Sapphire Signs.

Sign shop Sapphire Signs (www.sapphiresigns.co.uk) lined nearly 50 meters of hallway at the French Lycée Charles de Gaulle with cheery wall graphics, printed on their Agfa Anapurna M2050. The crew created more than 100 square meters of graphics, cutting them onsite to work around doors, windows, and corners.

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Kiian Digital Adds Ricoh-Compatible Inks

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For transfer and direct-to-textile printing.

Kiian Digital has introduced a range of Digistar inks for printers assembled with Ricoh Gen5 printheads. The additions include:

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SGIA Releases Industry Benchmarking Report

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A look into the worlds of signage and graphics, installation, and garment decoration.

SGIA (www.sgia.org) has released its 2015 Industry Survey, consisting of five member-exclusive reports: Graphics and Sign, Garment Decoration, Graphics Installation, Industrial Imaging, and Suppliers, Manufacturers, and Distributors. Conducted between January 1 and February 28, 2015, the study shows sales growth between 16 and 20 percent for the graphics and sign, garment, and installation communities.

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5 Social Media Tips for Small Businesses

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Jay Busselle talks content, conversation, and community.

We visited the NBM Show in Indianapolis this June where Jay Busselle, Idea Custom Solutions, offered his social media expertise for PSPs. Here are five takeaways from the educational session to spark your social engagement:

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Xerox Adds Wide-Format Performance Package

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For the IJP 2000 printer.

Xerox has added a performance package for photo correcting and scanning to its 42-in. IJP 2000 inkjet printer. Find out more on our sister site.

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Direct-to-Garment Popular for Decorators

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SGIA industry report reveals must-have equipment, and more.

SGIA studied the state of the garment decoration industry and found a growing B2B sector; a drive for DTG equipment; and more. Keep reading on our sister site.

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Graphics Installation Industry Update from SGIA

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Installers report confidence in the economy – and in vehicle wraps.

SGIA (www.sgia.org) has released its 2015 benchmarking report for graphics installers, a survey composed of 46 installation companies. Twenty-eight percent of these companies also provide printing services, and the median amount of time spent in business is nearly 17 years.

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Kornit Digital Adds Allegro Textile Printer

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Printed fabric in a single-step process.

Kornit Digital has added the 70.8-in. Allegro roll-to-roll textile printing system to its product lineup. The 7-color Allegro prints on a variety of textiles, including woven and knitted fabric, as well as natural, synthetic, protein-based, and blended fibers. Kornit’s NeoPigment process is designed to eliminate the need for pre- or post-treatment of fabric, as well as to reduce wasted material. The NeoPigment ink set is 100% biodegradable, according to the company.

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Acerbo's Arcade Wraps

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Auto shop prints from scratch for restored pinball machines.

The team at Acerbo’s Auto Trim and Lettering (www.acerbos.com) designed and produced a wrap for this restored pinball machine from scratch without ever touching the game itself. The graphics were printed on Orajet 3165 Gloss Rapid Air calendered vinyl with Oraguard 210 Gloss overlaminate on a 54-inch Roland VersaCamm.

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