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New Display Stand Series Announced by Paradigm

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Configured for single- or double-sided graphics.

Paradigm Display Solutions has released a new series of Fabrilyte Extend Tubular display stands, available with single- or double-sided graphic configurations. The company reports the tubular, pop-up display stands are portable and can be assembled in under 5 min. Available in sizes up to 60 in. wide and 138 in. high.

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Dietzgen Launches PaperTyger Line

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Available in three styles.

Dietzgen has announced the launch of its PaperTyger wide-format product line.

PaperTyger laminated paper is engineered for a wide range of applications and print technologies, and available in 4.5, 6.5, and 9 mil.

PaperTyger Clear Vu is a durable, translucent paper available in 3.5- or 6-mil thicknesses.

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Orafol Expands Oracal Color Family

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Three colors added to cast series.

Orafol has launched the Oracal 970RA Unique Colors cast series, designed in collaboration with Will Castro Designs. Sunset Shift, Black Galactic Gold, and Matte Imperial Red join the 970RA family, which includes Pearl Symphony, Amethyst, Avocado, Aquamarine, Ultramarine Violet, Cranberry, Green Blue, Turquoise Lavender, Aubergine Bronze, and Pearl Green.

Orafol reports that the series offers paint-like finish, conformability, and RapidAir technology. All colors are available in 60-in widths.
 

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Flexcon Announces New President

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Lavon Winkler named head of North American division.

Flexcon, which specializes in adhesive coating and laminates, has announced Lavon Winkler as the company’s president. The company hired Winkler to fuel the company’s growth, develop career and succession planning, grow revenue, and work with emerging technologies, according to a release. Flexcon CEO Neil McDonough adds that the company plans to explore lean manufacturing processes under Winkler’s expertise.

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A Fiery Wrap for Disaster Relief Agency

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Caskey Group rebrands fleet of field vehicles.

Jason Martin, VP of creative at Caskey Group, has seen wide-format printing come a long way in the 15 years since he first operated an inkjet printer in his dining room. His York, Pennsylvania company offers offset, small-format digital, and screen printing, as well as embroidery, marketing, and photography services, but its 10-person wide-format division has seen rapid growth in recent years.

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Grimco and Alpha Imaging Technologies Merge

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Whole sign supply company acquires distributor.

Grimco has announced its acquisition of Alpha Imaging Technologies, a distributor of wide-format printing equipment and supplies out of Boston. Wholesale sign supply company Grimco aims for the move to bring the company a stronger presence in the Northeast. Grimco President Keith Pittillo says in a release that the company “welcomes” the current Alpha Imaging staff and suppliers.

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Colter & Peterson Moves Headquarters

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New location 9000 square feet larger.

Colter & Peterson, paper cutter and paper handling equipment distributor, has moved its corporate headquarters. The new 25,000-square-foot site is located 10 miles from the original Peterson office in nearby West Caldwell, New Jersey. The company reports that the new location is 9000 square feet larger and offers more amenities for customers and employees, such as a 3000-square-foot showroom, and new offices, machinery, and storage areas. An open house is scheduled for the spring.

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Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Introduces New Display Products, New Exhibitors’ Handbook Catalog and New Pricing

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is proud to announce the addition of 88 new portable and modular displays and several new exhibit lines to its extensive offering of tradeshow, exhibit and display products in its new 2017 catalog, The Exhibitors’ Handbook.

EFI Connect 2017

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Artificial intelligence, running successful companies, single-pass technology, and more.

EFI hosted its 17th annual user conference, Connect, in January at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. With customers, dealers, and press from 37 nations, this was the largest Connect conference yet.

Special sessions included fireside chat keynotes with EFI CEO Guy Gecht, Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson, and Quad/Graphics CEO Joel Quadracci.

Some highlights:

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Decals Turn Shipping Container into Studio

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Canadian design company upcycles old container into new space.

Upcycled design company Re4m transformed an old shipping container into a studio; all they needed was a little branding. The arrows for the decal were printed by SpeedPro Imaging Ottawa with a Roland Soljet Pro 4 XR-640 onto Avery MPI 2900 Gloss White vinyl; the letters were cut from Avery HP 700 Opaque film.

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