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Xpedx to Exclusively Distribute Adder Products

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Agreement includes retail displays and print media.

Adder America has announced an agreement with xpedx, a Veritiv company, to exclusively distribute Adder’s line of retail displays and supplementary print media – AdderMedia – in the US.

“AdderMedia products are an excellent addition to our wide format portfolio,” says Chris Olson, director of category management, Veritiv, in a press release. “This agreement reflects Veritiv’s commitment to providing our customers with the most comprehensive offering of wide format media and equipment available.”

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It’s Right to Be Rigid

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A range of rigid substrates designed for direct digital printing with wide-format technologies from 40-plus companies.

You’re firm with your staff on the details of an important project. You aren’t flexible with client-demanded deadlines. Why not have rigid media? This year’s choices include applications for fine art, interior décor, outdoor signage, and indoor displays, custom color options, and even heat-activated adhesives.

Above, these products were put to work with projects using materials from 3A Composites, to Hexacomb, and Encore.

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Red Carpet Rollout

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O23 creates graphics for 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

France’s annual Cannes Film Festival ushered in more than just new movies and red carpet celebrities this year. Wide-format printing made a splash at hotels and meeting rooms near the venue, as well as the famed Palais des Festivals in Cannes, where the 15-day festival is held each year. To welcome guests to the festival, print-service provider O23 created a 25 x 32.5-meter version of the 2014 festival poster using its HP Scitex XL1500 latex printer with UV inks.

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Canon Adds to imageProGraf Line

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New printers and scanners for technical drawings, signs.

Canon has added six new models to its imageProGraf line: the 36-in. iPF785 and iPF780 models; the 24-in. iPF685 and iPF680 models; and two large-format imaging systems, the iPF785 MFP M40 and iPF780 MFP M40. Designed for faster printing and lower operational expense, the machines are intended for GIS Graphics, technical drawings, renderings, signs, and posters. These devices offer faster printing speeds and lower operation costs as compared to their predecessors, the company reports.

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Inx Digital Commercially Launches Triangle Brand ESC Ink

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An alternative to eco-solvents for Epson’s Stylus GS6000.

ESC inkjet ink from Inx Digital, released earlier this year, is now commercially available. The alternative eco-solvent ink for wide-format applications is the latest to join the Triangle brand roster of products and is designed to run on the Epson Stylus GS6000.

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Mitigating Risk for Stunning Seamless Wraps

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Know your limitations and educate the customer.

Since the first vehicle was completely covered in decal material, buyers have wanted more – more color, more resolution, more finishes, more textures, and just more options. The industry has listened, and today, there are a record number of options for a vehicle wrap. These options include many cool materials like leather, alligator skin, super gloss, super matte, and even tinted chrome.

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Take a Look in the Mirror

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A refresh for The Big Picture – and a challenge for print providers.

“You – yes you – are Time’s person of the year.” In December 2006, this headline made history. Time editors decided that their annual awardee was not a lofty politician or grimy go-getter, but its readers themselves.

The choice stuck, generating a whirlwind of controversy. Yet, even now, I remember that choice not as a terrible cop-out, as critics claimed, but a bold, brilliant move.

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Inkjet Education at International Woodworking Fair

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InfoTrends sessions showcase new digital printing market.

Digital printing has mingled with countless industry fields at an ever-growing rate, and shows no signs of slowing down. Business owners understand that it’s not only survival depending on adaptability – expansion is just as critical. Growth in today’s market requires staying up-to-date with emerging technology, and incorporating it into the everyday business plan. Even the realm of carpentry is expanding its market with the help of digital print.

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Flexcon Adds ShimmerCal Mixed Disco to Glitter Film Line

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Designed for sticker and decal, retail, P-O-P displays, and more.

Flexcon has expanded its ShimmerCal product line with the introduction of ShimmerCal Mixed Disco, a glitter film. Designed for sticker and decal, retail, P-O-P displays, and event graphic applications, ShimmerCal V 240 Mixed Disco is a 2.4-mil rigid clear vinyl with a permanent pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive filled with metallic flakes. The film is backed with a 90-lb. moisture-stable polycoated layflat release liner, is thermally diecuttable, and is compatible with solvent and UV inks.

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Xara Adds Xara Designer Pro X10

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An extended version of Photo and Graphic Designer v10.

Xara has added Xara Designer Pro X10, an all-in-one creative software that provides tools for a range of graphic design tasks that would normally require three or more separate programs: illustration, photo editing, web graphics, advanced page layout (desktop publishing & PDF), websites and more, according to Xara.

Features include:
• A new publishing technique called Supersites, providing instant navigation between print documents and websites;

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