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Padres Hall of Fame Exhibit a Grand Slam

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Backlit graphics depict legendary Padres players.

Chérie Morgan, principal of Morgan Design, had a vision for the new San Diego Padres Hall of Fame: 8-foot-tall displays of legendary Padres rising seamlessly, glowing, from the floor. It didn’t take the team at Artisan Colour (Scottsdale, Arizona) long to recognize that direct-to-substrate UV printing and carefully gradated white ink could turn that visualization into a reality.

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Ricoh Acquires Avanti Computer Systems

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Looks to cover end-to-end printing workflow.

Ricoh has announced the acquisition of Avanti Computer Systems, a supplier of Print MIS software. Having acquired MarcomCentral in 2014, Ricoh aims to supplement its web-to-print, marketing asset management, and variable-data offerings, and provide workflow capabilities from end to end.

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Paradigm Introduces New Large-Format Scanner

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Engineered for mobile scanning applications.

Paradigm Imaging Group is now distributing the Graphtec DT530 large-format desktop scanner, a 36-in.-wide model with a 600-dpi optical resolution and a 9600-dpi max. resolution. The company reports the scanner is designed for processing photographs, complex maps, GIS, document archiving, and AEC/CAD drawings. The Graphtec DT530 utilizes a Luxios scanning engine, a 48-bit color sensor output, 16-bit gray sensor, and two software packages (Scanning Master Pro Color and Scanning ARTS2), according to Paradigm Imaging.

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Print Takes on Public Service

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2016 OBIE winners mash creativity with social responsibility.

The National Park Foundation’s 2016 ad campaigns urged viewers to “find their park,” securing a Silver OBIE and finalist nod from the OAAA for the two-part effort. Other finalists in the Public Service category addressed issues ranging from animal cruelty to homelessness and celebrity death to bias.

Silver OBIE: Find Your Park Phase II Mash-Ups
Creative agency: GREY New York
Advertiser: The National Park Foundation

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Color-Logic Certifies Mark Andy Digital Press

Color-Logic has announced the certification of Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid presses for use with the Color-Logic process. Discussing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves commented: "The combination of the Mark Andy Hybrid Digital Press and our Process Metallic Color System provides unlimited opportunities for printers and their brand clients to differentiate themselves from their competition.

Specialty Media: Ready to Branch Out?

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Contributors give advice for first-time specialty media producers.

Print shops everywhere are looking to expand their specialty application offerings, and we rounded up seven examples of unique floor graphics, fine art prints, magnetic media applications, and specialty windows. Then, we asked all of our contributors the same question: What would you say to someone who has never produced this specialty application before?

Floor Graphics

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Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Partners with UPS on Carbon Neutral Shipping Program

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is proud to announce that the company has partnered with UPS® to participate in the Carbon Neutral Shipping program. The Carbon Neutral Shipping program is a service offered to businesses by UPS to minimize the impact that shipping has on the environment. Orbus has been part of the program since September of 2015.

Floor and Stair Graphics at Cotton Bowl Stadium

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Primary Color brands a new tradition in Texas football.

For the first-ever Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase, the Dallas Sports Commission asked Primary Color to supply 800 square feet of graphics, most of them featuring the event’s logo to create brand awareness for a new tradition in Texas high school football. Eight teams faced off during the two-day event.

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Bosch Introduces Laser Levelers

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VisiMax technology aids onsite installations.

Bosch has added two new laser levelers to assist with installing applications, such as wall graphics, that require strict vertical, horizontal, and cross lines. The company’s VisiMax technology reportedly monitors the laser’s temperature to maintain both visibility and longevity of the tool.

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Agfa Graphics Adds Digital Imaging Specialist to Serve North Central U.S.

Agfa Graphics has added Todd Murphy as a new Digital Imaging Specialist to serve the North Central region of the United States, including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Murphy will represent the company’s award-winning digital wide-format inkjet systems and software. Murphy has been in the graphic arts industry for more than 25 years. He has held sales and marketing positions at Fujifilm North America Corp., Sericol Inc. and The Chromaline Corp.