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Bannerville Rushes to 'Fly the W' for Cubs Victory

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Chicago shop churns out more than 11,000 square feet in 24 hours.

After its beloved Cubs ended a 108-year drought, winning their first World Series since 1908, the city of Chicago was ready to celebrate. Hundreds of thousands of fans showed up for the November 4th victory parade, where 278 light pole banners lined the route, proclaiming “#FlytheW.”

The parade took place just over 30 hours after a groundout sealed the Cubs victory in Cleveland. But the banners didn’t appear out of thin air.

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Case Paper Adds Bright White Phoenolux Board

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Distributor reports extreme crack resistance.

Case Paper has been named the exclusive distributor for Phoenolux SBS board for packaging and more. The material features a brightness level of 98, according to the company, and exhibits crack resistance when folded, embossed, or die cut. It is FDA-compliant for food contact.

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Esko Offers 3 Packages for New FDA Regulations

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Food and beverage package printers face workflow shift.

In response to a May 2016 announcement of a new nutrition facts label from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Esko has put together three workflow options for package printers who will face new labeling regulations.

Method 1 is designed for brand owners and printers whose data resides in various systems or in files. Users can create nutritional fact tables (NFTs) from scratch by entering data into templates, which are then centralized for review and approval before being placed into artwork.

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Going Behind the Scenes of the Finishing Process

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Print shops talk post-print as a bottleneck, laser versus knife, and automated versus manual.

Printing a piece of media is far from the last step in a printed project for your client. Depending on dry time, there’s an almost immediate jump to stacking, routing, cutting, trimming, and laminating.

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3M Contest Winners Wrap Musical Instruments

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A live demonstration at SEMA Show.

The winners of 3M’s Wrap2Wrap contest wrapped musical instruments in a live demonstration at the 2016 SEMA Show while a pianist – sitting at a vinyl-wrapped piano – played “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey. Chad Munroe (Get Graphic) and Jeremy Conner (Who Did That!?!) were chosen for their online vehicle wrap submissions earlier in the year.

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Ask the Experts: Expanding Sectors of Print

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What is the potential of industrial, textile, and package printing?

We asked six digital print specialists to respond to the current state of the industry and reveal what we should expect in 2017.

Big Picture: Do you see the industrial printing, packaging, and textiles markets continuing to grow in the next 5 to 10 years?

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SEMA Show Peppered with Car Wraps

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Lexus, Avery Dennison, and more show off vinyl possibilities.

The 2016 SEMA Show was filled with vehicles boasting the potential of vinyl wrapping, with exhibitors from tire vendors to luxury car retailers sporting wrapped cars at their booths. Notable appearances included:

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Roland Plays Part in ‘Window Warriors’ TV Series

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Reality show’s contestants create retail displays.

A new reality TV show on GSN has enlisted Roland DGA as a promotional partner. “Window Warriors,” which premiered earlier this week, pits window display designers against one another in themed contests each week. Contestants will use Roland devices including the Soljet Pro 4 XR-640 printer/cutter, VersaUV LEJ-640 printer, and Camm-1 GS-24 vinyl cutter.

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OKI Tech Center Opens in Texas

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Facility will serve central US, Latin America.

OKI Data Americas has opened a technology solutions center adjacent to its administrative offices in Irving, Texas. The company reports the facility will serve customers and channel partners in the central US and Latin America. OKI hosted a celebration Wednesday where attendees observed printer and workflow demonstrations and participated in discussions with company leadership.

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FESPA, ESMA Launch Industrial Print Conference

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A three-day event in Hamburg, Germany.

FESPA and ESMA have teamed to produce the Industrial Print in Production conference, scheduled for March 7-9 at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. The event, according to a release, “will explore the innovative use of print and related techniques within the production process.”

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