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OKI Data Offers Upgrade for ColorPainter M-64s

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For new and existing units.

OKI Data Americas has released a firmware upgrade for its ColorPainter M-64s wide-format printer. Complimentary for existing users and included in all new machines, the upgrade’s features include:

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Epicomm and Idealliance Plan Merger

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Vote moves to association members.

The respective boards of Idealliance and Epicomm have approved a proposed merger of the two associations. Each body of members, totaling more than 3000 companies in the graphic communications industry, now has the opportunity to vote in favor of the move; voting is expected to be completed by the end of February.

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Orbus Adds 175 Portable, Modular Displays

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From fabric banners to charging stations.

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group has released its 2016 Exhibitor’s Handbook with 175 new portable and modular displays, as well as a selection of new exhibit lines.

Highlighted additions include:

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Wallcoverings Association Honors Al Rothschild

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MDC president receives Justin Allman Award.

The Wallcoverings Association (WA) has chosen Al Rothschild, president of MDC Wallcoverings, for the Justin Allman Award. It’s “presented each year to a leader whose long-lasting contributions have helped to shape the future of the wallcoverings industry,” according to a release. The award was established in 1946 in honor of the founder of the Wallcoverings Wholesalers Association, an earlier adaptation of the WA.

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HP Opens North American Inkspiration Awards

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Inaugural contest will showcase creative printing at Dscoop San Antonio.

HP has launched its inaugural competition designed to showcase creative work produced on the company’s digital printers. The North American Inkspiration award winners will be presented at Dscoop San Antonio, April 14-16. Categories include commercial printing, labels and packaging, and large-format applications. Judges include:

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New Océ Arizona UV Flatbed Series

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For mid-volume digital print production.

Canon has released the Océ Arizona 1200 UV flatbed printer series for mid-volume print providers. The series is available in three modular configurations – the 1240, 1260, and 1280 offering four, six, and eight ink channels, respectively – and two sizes: The GT printers accept boards up to 2 in. thick and up to 4 x 8 ft, while the XT printers accept boards up to 8 x 10 ft (or two 4 x 8-ft boards).

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Canon’s 2015 Expo: Futuristic and Invitation-Only

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Every five years, Canon unleashes its research and development gurus for a combination of science fair, museum, and theme park.

This year’s Expo was an eye-opening reminder of how pervasive imaging technology has become: In medicine, the company hopes its tiny endoscopes will enable direct visualization of hard-to-see anatomies within the human body. And in space, Canon is developing optics for a pioneering telescope that will allow astronomers to see further into the galaxy than ever before.

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Epson Launches Fine Art Photographic Printer

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A new 64-in. SureColor with four-level gray scale.

Epson has added the P20000 to its SureColor line of wide-format digital printers. The 64-in. model is designed for printing fine art and photography, featuring a reformulated 9-color UltraChrome Pro ink set with four-level gray technology. The P20000 also leverages dedicated Photo Black and Matte Black ink channels, as well as Resin Encapsulation Technology for improved gloss uniformity, contrast ratio, and clarity.

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Epson's Digital Couture Travels to GOA Expo

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Digitally printed fashion on display in Miami.

The annual Graphics of the Americas Expo will host a special showcase of Epson's Digital Couture project, a runway show featuring high-end fashion printed on the company's SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printers. Keep reading on our sister site.

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Contra Vision Two-Way Media Displays World War I Tribute

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Projection surface extends more than 200 feet.

Contra Vision provided a 237 x 35-foot projection surface to supplement artistic performances held at Media City Salford last July to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I’s outbreak. The media was designed to allow visibility within the building while showcasing digital imagery of the war to the outdoor audience of 5000.

Check out more great print projects from our November/December issue:

Floating Graphics Commemorate Mother's Day

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