Ritrama has developed a line of graffiti-resistant laminates designed to protect graphics and signage from tampering and marking. Each of the four options features a permanent adhesive.
4-1685 is a 1-mil gloss clear polyester film designed with high optical clarity. Available in 54-in. widths.
4-1692 and 4-1693 are gloss clear topcoated polyester at 2 and 4 mil, respectively. Each offers chemical, stain, and scratch resistance and is available in 54-in. widths.
Recently, at SGIA Expo 2016, an attendee approached me to congratulate me on my recent promotion to editor-in-chief. Although we had never met in person, Jim White, president of Go Graphix, and I go “way back.” One of my first assignments at Big Picture was to cover a basketball wall mural completed by his shop.
As part of the 2016 Girl Scouts of Orange County STEM Consortium, Roland DGA will hold two days of “Design with Technology” workshops for local Girl Scouts at its headquarters in Irvine, California. Junior and Cadette troop members will have the opportunity to use Camm-1 GS vinyl cutters to decorate backpacks with personalized graphics, MDX series milling machines to build circuit boards, and MPX-90 printers to imprint photos onto metal dog tags.
In a brand-laden and consumer-driven culture, it's not enough for food and beverage labels to simply provide delicious product anymore. These 2016 OBIE Award winners brought another dimension to their brands with a touch of sentiment in the sky.
Silver OBIE: Wake Up
Creative agency: Moroch
Catherine Monson, CEO of Fastsigns, has been elected secretary of the International Franchise Association (IFA). Monson, who was chosen as one of Big Picture’s six Women in Print Award winners earlier this fall, has been active with the IFA as a member of the board and executive committee, chair of the Franchisor Forum, frequent keynoter, and 2009 recipient of the Bonny LeVine award honoring women in franchising. She has helmed Fastsigns since 2009, overseeing more than 630 visual communications franchises worldwide.
When late night talk show host Conan O’Brien returned to San Diego during Comic-Con to host “Conan Con,” his advertising team wanted to make a splash as notable as his celebrity guests – who included stars of the film “Suicide Squad” and hit HBO shows “Silicon Valley” and “Game of Thrones.” Ad agency Above All Media turned to Off the Wall Signs to produce a 36,000-square-foot building wrap promoting the four-day TV event.
OKI Data has expanded the ColorPainter line of wide-format inkjet printers with the E-64s, a 64-in. model featuring low-odor, eco-solvent SX inks. The machine is designed for low- to mid-volume print providers producing applications such as vehicle wraps, backlit displays, and more. Production speeds can reach up to 246 sq ft/hr.
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group held a grand opening yesterday to commemorate both a new textile 124,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and a new logo and mission statement. One hundred customers, staff, affiliates, and community leaders gathered in Yorkville, Illinois, to witness the event.
SGIA has announced its 2017 board of directors, helmed by new Chairman Rich Thompson of Ad Graphics. Additional new members include:
“Project Runway,” an Emmy-nominated reality show on Lifetime, posed a unique challenge to its fashion designer contestants in the episode that airs October 6: The designers created a swimsuit and cover-up design that was printed on the Kornit Allegro roll-to-roll printer. Their designs were then produced overnight by Kornit user Papilio Prints for the runway show the following morning, where the winning design was named to Heidi Klum’s swimwear line.