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Semi-Automatic Cutter from Kala

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Reads automatic stop marks.

Kala has released the KalaXY 1650, a 65-in. semi-automatic cutter. The machine reads automatic stop marks that stop cutting to allow a manual change of blade position. Kala reports it is accurate within 1 mm. Users can program longitudinal trimming via an LCD control panel and can choose from three modes. It also features 3-in. self-locking roll shafts that allow users to transfer rolls directly from laminator to cutter.

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Colter & Peterson Reveals Microcut Cutter Control System

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Electrical control package compatible with most guillotine cutters.

Colter & Peterson has updated its Microcut Cutter Control System, a retrofit electrical control package compatible with most guillotine paper cutters ranging in size from 20 to 150 in. New features include increased standardization and reduced components for simplified ordering and installation. The machine is said to be accurate within 1/64 in.

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Managing Your Distribution Chain

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Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with your suppliers leads to a successful workflow.

As a business owner, one of your biggest headaches can be trying to manage things that you may not have complete control over, such as the various distribution networks of your business: raw goods suppliers, outsource suppliers, and shipping and logistics providers.

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Roland Offers Stand for Camm-1 GS-24 Cutter

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Users can choose between desktop and mobile setup.

Roland has announced that its Camm-1 GS-24 desktop cutter will now come with a mobile stand. The company also reports that the GS-24’s cutting carriage and blade holder have been redesigned for increased downforce.

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Coastal Business Forms Wide-Format Support Team

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Four specialists offer resources for expanding decorators.

Coastal Business Supplies has created the Professional Solutions Department, a four-member support team dedicated to wide-format dye-sublimation and eco-solvent printing technology and applications.

“An increasing number of shops are going to wide format to print larger/allover images and to increase production throughput by multiple image printing,” the company says in a release.

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Wall Graphics Create Cheerful Hospital Environment

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CR&A Custom transforms pediatric space in Los Angeles.

When CR&A Custom was called in to outfit a pediatric treatment room at the White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, they faced strict regulations on what kind of materials could be used in a hospital environment. The shop teamed with HP, using its WallArt design software, Latex 3000 printer, 881 Latex inks, and PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper to comply with the range of environmental standards.

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Highway 85 Creative Prints Everything but the Motorcycle

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Arizona shop outfits world's largest Harley Davidson dealer.

The newly constructed Harley Davidson dealership in Scottsdale, Arizona, is more than just the largest Harley vendor in the world. In addition to its first-floor showroom, the two-story, 150,000-square-foot facility also houses a photo booth with a green screen, an arcade, a tattoo parlor, a wedding chapel complete with a bridal suite, and a bar/patio/barbecue area.

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SwissQprint Announces Creative Challenge Winners

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Schilder Systeme’s hotel signage claims top spot.

SwissQprint sought the best output produced by its customers in 2015, asking entrants to find “the most original, complex, elaborate, or stunning object that you ever printed on your swissQprint machine.” The company now announces the five winners of its Creative Challenge:

1. “Reception Bikes,” a hotel sign from Schilder Systeme of Oberndorf, Austria;

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Barberán Dedicates New Website to Digital Printing Products

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Features Jetmaster printer series.

Barberán has revealed a new website dedicated to its Jetmaster line of digital printers. Site visitors can browse by product or application (including décor, furniture, packaging, wraps, and signage); the page also includes videos and illustrations of various technology features.

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All-Access Education Pass Available for 2016 SGIA Expo

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Free before August 24.

SGIA is offering an all-access pass that grants admission to more than 40 educational sessions at this year’s expo in Las Vegas, September 14-16. Programming is organized into four tracks – graphics and sign, garment decoration, business management, and color management and workflow – but attendees can mix and match as they choose. The pass, which is free for SGIA members before August 24, does not include the symposiums, PDAA workshops, Wide Format 101, or OSHA training.

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