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Nominations Accepted for Positively Print Award

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Winner recognized at Graph Expo 2016.

The seventh annual Positively Print award program is now open for nominations. Co-sponsored by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) and Two Sides North America, the program “is intended to encourage companies involved in print to devote part of their ongoing advertising and promotional campaigns to a generic advocacy of print as a communications media,” according to its website.

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EFI Acquires Rialco Color Products Developer

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Looks to expand industrial inkjet capabilities.

EFI has acquired Rialco (Bradford, UK), a European supplier of dye powders and color products for the digital print and industrial manufacturing industries. The company looks to grow its understanding and support of the industrial inkjet market, including that of dye-sublimation printing, which Smithers Pira forecasts will grow as much as 18.4 percent annually through 2021.

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Coveris Launches Digitally Printable Gift Wrap

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WrapIt features a luster surface.

Coveris Advanced Coatings has added WrapIt, a digitally printable paper for creating personalized gift wrap. Featuring a luster finish, the 5.8-mil paper is printable with solvent, UV, and latex printers. Available in 54-in. widths.

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Flame-Wrapped Chevys Cheer up Sick Children

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WBC Graphics supports Give Kids the World.

WBC Graphics, based outside of Orlando, Florida, recently worked on a project with emergency services training company Training Division to design, produce, and install three vehicles for the nonprofit Give Kids the World, an organization that helps children with life-threatening diseases. The wrapped vehicles – a 2014 Chevy Camaro, a 1967 Chevy Camaro, and a Chevy Silverado 2500 – are used to transport children to medical appointments.

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Monadnock Adds Weather-Resistant Poster Media

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Envi Ultraform Backlit Poster for indoor and outdoor applications.

Monadnock Paper Mills has added Envi Ultraform Backlit Poster, a weather-resistant printable paper for indoor and outdoor applications including bus shelters, backlit signage, and retail and entertainment displays. Envi Ultraform contains 10% post-consumer waste recycled fiber, according to the company. The paper is UV- and latex-printable and available in 50-in. widths.

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Signs of the Times Names Robin Donovan New Editor-in-Chief

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Succeeds Wade Swormstedt, who will be leading a new signage foundation.

ST Media Group International Inc. announces the appointment of Robin Donovan to editor-in-chief of Signs of the Times, the leading information source for sign professionals for more than 110 years. Robin will rejoin the company’s flagship brand, taking the helm from Wade Swormstedt, who has led Signs of the Times since 1991 and is leaving to become the executive director of the new Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI).

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Drupa: Digital Exhibits Highest Growth Among Print Processes

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Global Trends report reveals leader in imaging trends.

Drupa has announced in its third Global Trends report that, out of 14 print processes studied, digital imaging technologies are growing the fastest at an average annual rate of 28 percent. The report is based on a survey of approximately 750 printers across the globe; drupa says the aura of its findings is cautiously optimistic.

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Fujifilm Launches Acuity Select 20 UV Flatbed Series

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The next generation of the Acuity Advance Select printers.

Fujifilm has released the Acuity Select 20 series of UV flatbed inkjet printers for mid-volume productions of graphic display, fine art, and photographic applications. Engineered to replace the Acuity Advance Select line of printers, the 20 series images up to 362 sq ft/hr on materials up to 2 in. thick and 98 in. wide. Users can choose from four, six, or eight ink channels, including the option for LcLm.

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