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Gilman Brothers Extend Infinity Foamboard Line

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Add 3-mm option.

The Gilman Brothers Company has added a thin, 3-mm option to its line of recylable Infinity foamboard. Keep reading on our sister site.

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"Save the Memory" Restores Photographs

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Ricoh reunites tsunami victims with family keepsakes.

Spearheaded by imaging technology supplier Ricoh, the Save the Memory project has returned over 90,000 photographs to their owners after the pictures were washed away in the record-setting earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country in 2011. The initiative’s searchable database holds 418,721 restored and digitized images, some more than a century old.

Explore other great print projects from our June/July issue:

A Wall Mural Dream

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Visual Magnetics Teams with GSG

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Adds US sales partner.

Visual Magnetics, a manufacturer of magnetic-receptive, printable media, has announced its new US direct sales partner, Graphic Solutions Group (GSG). The Texas-based supplier services the sign, screen-printing, and digital imaging markets in the South-Central US.

“GSG is a key part of our company’s efforts to have a stronger presence in the southern Midwest region of the US,” says Visual Magnetics CEO and President Joe Deetz.
 

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Drupa Cube to Feature New Technologies

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Eleven-day program explores 3D printing, sustainability, and more.

Drupa 2016 (www.drupa.com) will feature the drupa cube, an 11-day conference program designed to connect PSPs with creative agency, marketing, and brand owner clients across vertical markets such as food, consumer goods, interior décor, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

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Ultimaker Upgrades Cura 3D Printing Software

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Integrates hardware, software, and materials.

Ultimaker has released a new version of its free Cura software for use with all of its 3D printers. The upgrade includes a redesigned platform that will allow features to be easily added later, plus a more user-friendly interface with an undo/redo button. Some features that were previously available, including the Bed Leveling and Configuration Wizards, are currently being reengineered, according to the company.

ULTIMAKER
www.ultimaker.com
 

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CADlink Announces UV Version of Digital RIP Software

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Includes features for managing white and clear inks.

CADlink Technology has released a UV edition of its Digital Factory RIP software. The set of features designed for a UV-specific workflow includes:
• Automated underbase support for .pdf and .eps workflows;
• Advanced color management for handling white and clear inks;
• Automated black background feature that blends black artwork into black substrates;
• Support for bitmap and vector files;
• Direct printing capabilities from any design application;
• And support for Mutoh, Mimaki, and Roland printers.

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Concrete Graphics

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Floor graphics transform a basketball court; car show; and food festival.

When you think of Alcatraz Island, aka “The Rock,” typically dangerous criminals, high-security, and isolation come to mind. What you don’t picture is an outdoor basketball competition with some of the best players from around the world. But that’s just what The Red Bull King of the Rock is: a one-on-one basketball tournament with 64 athletes from 23 countries.

Beginning in 2010, Red Bull has produced the first sporting event to be held on “The Rock” since the inmates were relocated more than 50 years ago.

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“Brilliant” Wallcovering from DreamScape

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Features a printable, metallic surface.

DreamScape’s Brilliant adhesive-backed, printable wallcovering media features a metallic surface for creating wall graphics, tradeshow displays, murals, P-O-P displays, and more. Available in 54-in. widths.

DREAMSCAPE
www.dreamscapewalls.com
 

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3M Launches Wrap2Wrap Battle

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Three-month tournament to culminate at 2015 SEMA Show.

3M has announced the second Wrap2Wrap Battle, an east-versus-west competition for graphics installers. Beginning August 3, entrants can submit before and after photographs of a vehicle wrapped with 3M Wrap Series Film 1080. The top entries will advance to the next round, with five knockout rounds leading up to the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 5. Points will be awarded for submitting the requested photos, wrap quality, and overall appeal, plus public votes.

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RTape Adds Metallized Vinyl

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Decorative specialty media.

RTape has introduced VinylEfx Air, a digitally printable film designed to give the appearance of metal in window graphics, P-O-P displays, posters, counter mats, and more. The film is equipped with air-egress, bubble-free technology, and removes cleanly from surfaces, according to the company. Available in 54-in. widths in fine brush silver, matte silver, smooth silver, and smooth gold (custom sizes available upon request).

RTAPE
www.rtape.com
 

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