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Mapping the Maize

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Graphics come to life in mazes measuring dozens of acres.

Dusty Rigby talks about his work in terms that dwarf most notions of grand-format imaging: “The average is about eight to 10 acres; a few are as large as 25 acres,” he says. “The biggest we did was about 80 acres.” He’s talking about corn mazes.

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SID Signs Extends Line of Laser Engravers

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Distributed by Paradigm Imaging Group.

Paradigm Imaging Group has announced the SID XL 2513 Laser Engraver from SID Signs. Designed to increase productivity, the engraver features a CO2 150-W laser and an open 96 x 52-in. flatbed cutting area, designed for easy handling. It also includes a steel strip belt and ball screw transmission, ensuring X/Y positional accuracy of 0.01 mm, according to the company. Handles acrylic (up to 1 in.), wood (up to 0.5 in.), aluminum bond, glass, and some metals, at a max. speed of 12 in./sec.

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Cleveland Graphics Survive Stampede

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Branding withstands flock of collectible shoe enthusiasts.

Kyrie Irving fans were dying to walk in the Cavaliers point guard’s shoes when they attended an exclusive release of his signature Nikes at Quicken Loans Arena. Central Graphics used Mactac Rebel RB599R with Permacolor LUV laminate and Imagin StreetRap film with PermaFlex overlaminate to create temporary floor and window graphics that could withstand eager feet and cold temperatures.

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Roll Media Report: In My Time of Dyeing

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Roland's new Texart dye-sub products.

Texart Sublimation Transfer Paper, for use with Roland’s new Texart RT-640 dye-sublimation printer and Texart SBL3 inks, is designed with high ink release for high-resolution sublimated apparel, décor, tradeshow signage, personalized items, and more. The 95-gsm paper dries quickly, according to the company, allowing for immediate winding on the take-up reel. Available in 64-in. widths.

 

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Wrapping up Childhood Cancer

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Personalized guitar encourages a young cancer fighter.

Local artists signed this guitar, wrapped by BSG Wraps, after performing at a childhood cancer charity event for 12-year-old Sammy Rangel, who has been battling tumors since 2007. The guitar was given to Sammy and features graphics printed with an HP Designjet L25500 on Avery MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS vinyl and 1460 gloss overlaminate.

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Memjet Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against HP

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Claims concern the company’s page-wide waterfall technology.

Memjet has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard (HP), claiming that the manufacturer has copied Memjet’s page-wide waterfall printhead technology, protected under a series of eight patents. According to a Memjet release, HP has employed this technology in its Pro X generation of office printers, the T-Series commercial presses, and PageWide XL series, and intends to use the technology in its future wide-format and 3D offerings.

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Step by Step: Air Superiority

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How the right vehicle graphics help Motocross legend Jeremy McGrath really fly.

If you're at all interested in Motocross or Supercross, then you've heard of Jeremy McGrath. Like Jordan and basketball or Ali and boxing, McGrath's name is synonymous with "legend" in the ultra-competitive motorcycle racing world. And with good reason. A seven-time AMA Supercross Champion, "Showtime," as he's called, helped spawn the sport of freestyle motocross, where riders one-up each other with jumps and stunts to impress judges for points.

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Content Is Still King

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New trends and best practices for dynamic signage.

We’ve all seen it: Terrible dynamic signage; screens thrown up with nonsense content that annoys shoppers and wastes marketing dollars.

Regardless of what brands want to communicate or sell, if there hasn’t been true consideration of how the design works to achieve that, then it’s just a bunch of flat screens with nothing much to say. Content really is the make-or-break factor for successful dynamic signage projects. Simply throwing up screens with thoughtless content is a terrible waste of your client’s money.

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Three New Media from Orafol Americas

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Including safety, eco-friendly, and glow-in-the-dark films.

Orafol Americas has added three films to its Oracal and Orajet lines:
• Oracal 820 Safety Vinyl, a 2-mil, 5-year film that can only be removed in small pieces, for tamper-evident applications. Available in white gloss and matte;
• Oracal 1740 Eco Print, a 3.5-mil, 2-year film for short- to medium-term outdoor applications. Available in white and transparent;

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