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Flexcon Adds Jetbond 42178 Vinyl

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The overlaminate vinyl is resistant to scratches and fingerprints.

Flexcon has added Jetbond 42178 to its product line. Jetbond 42178 is a 4.0-mil hard clear gloss overlaminate vinyl, coated with a permanent adhesive that bonds to printed surfaces.

Jetbond 42178 is backed with a 42-lb poly-coated one-side, white kraft release liner. Designed for digitally-printed graphics that require enhancement, a glossy finish, and general protection, like scratches and fingerprints, according to Flexcon.

Available in 54-in. widths.

FLEXCON
www.flexcon.com
 

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New Straight Fiber from 3M Graphics

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Two new straight fibers added to 3M’s Wrap Film Series 1080.

3M Graphics has added two new straight fibers to its Wrap Film Series 1080: 3M Wrap Film 1080-SF12 Straight Fiber Black and 3M Wrap Film 1080-SF201 Straight Fiber Anthracite. Including carbon fiber, brushed metal, matte, satin, gloss, and now straight fiber options, the Film Series 1080 is available in 57 finishes, textures, and colors.

The straight fiber films are avail be in 60-in. widths, and are designed for vehicle wraps.

3M COMMERCIAL GRAPHICS
www.3Mgraphics.com
 

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Roland DGA’s New VersaExpress RF-640 Inkjet Printer

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The wide-format printer features continuous printing and iPad printer control.

Roland DGA has introduced the VersaExpress RF-640, a 64-in. inkjet printer.

The new printer features: a top speed of 521.9 sq ft/hr; mirrored printhead configuration (CMYK); Eco-Sol Max 2 inks; variable-dot function (seven different dot sizes); resolutions up to 1400 dpi; and the ability to accommodate roll media up to 110 lbs.

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Iconography Studios Wraps Trash Bins for ESPN in Los Angeles

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Plus, more wide-format stories from around the globe.

1. Los Angeles │ Iconography Studios (www.iconographystudios.net) is no stranger to working with ESPN. In the past, the print shop has produced signs for multiple events and even wrapped golf carts for the annual ESPYs awards show. Their latest project for ESPN: wrapping trash/recycling bins with Los Angeles sports-themed graphics.

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Robin Donovan Joins The Big Picture as Editor-in-Chief

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“Her experience as an editor in the signage field and in one of the key end-user markets for digital printing technology gives her a unique, very well-rounded perspective on the industry.”

ST Media Group International, a Cincinnati-based publisher of information products for the signage and graphics, packaging, and design fields, has promoted Robin Donovan to editor-in-chief of The Big Picture, the leading publication for the digital-printing industry.

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ISA Market Monitor Shows Industry Growth into 2015

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New quarterly report assesses four market sectors and their impact on sign supply and manufacturing.

The International Sign Association’s initial ISA Sign Industry Market Monitor, sponsored by the National Association of Sign Supply Distributors (NASSD), shows anticipated growth in wide-format printers, dynamic digital signage, electronic signage, and wayfinding signage throughout 2014 and into 2015. The Market Monitor compiles data and assesses key drivers of change in the market, according to ISA.

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Hiring Outside the Core

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What positions beyond the core could expand your shop's reliability and capabilities?

Last February, our small digital printing company completed its 20th year in business. Over the years, we have ranged in staff size from four employees when we started to a peak of 45 in 2007, right before the “Great Recession” began. During the recession, our staffing numbers dropped to roughly half of what they were at our high point. Like many print shops, we are grateful to have survived what bordered on an economic depression.

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It’s All An Illusion

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Merritt Graphics helps Pretty Pool Covers create stylish mesh pool covers.

In typical post-Labor Day fashion, in-ground pool owners no longer have the luxury of lying out in the sun and jumping into chlorinated water to cool off. Instead, they have to bring out the tarp that covers the pool so that bugs, leaves, animals, and the like don’t find a home over the colder months.

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Esko Introduces Suite 14

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A collection of new and updated software for sign and display makers.

Esko has added Esko Suite 14, a collection of new and updated software designed for brand owners, pre-media houses, converters, sign and display producers, and commercial printers.

Esko focused on five key trends in packaging preproduction during the development of Suite 14:
• Increasing importance of workflow automation;
• The use of smart templates to handle package variations;
• Quality as the most important driver;
• A more task-focused software user interface to drive increased efficiency; and

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New WipeOut Laminate from Drytac

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The hard-coat laminate can be written on and erased.

Drytac has introduced WipeOut, a dry-erase, hard-coat laminate with a chemical- and scratch-resistant gloss surface. All of the graphic – including the printed areas – can be written on and erased. WipeOut also prevents ghosting or staining from ink, and its anti-graffiti properties allow for removal of most permanent markers with rubbing alcohol, according to Drytac.

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