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From the Editor: Going for the Three

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Going above and beyond client expectations can only benefit your shop.

Last month, I attended my first-ever NBA game in Phoenix while in town for Dscoop 2017. The Phoenix Suns played the Charlotte Hornets. While most patrons at the basketball game could tell you who started, the best players on both teams, and what the final score was, I can’t recall much from the on-court action. What really grabbed my attention was the amount of wide-format graphics that engulfed the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

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Canon CSA Colorado 1640 Demonstration at ReproMAX Conference

Canon Solutions America will demonstrate their newest large format system—the Océ Colorado 1640 printer, powered by UVgel technology —at the ReproMAX Spring Conference at Lynn Imaging/Monster Color on April 10 in Lexington, Kentucky. This will be the first industry demonstration of the revolutionary UVgel technology on the North American continent.

ColorGATE at InPrint 2017 for the First Time in Orlando, USA

At the InPrint Industrial Print Show, taking place for the first time in the USA from April 25th - April 27th 2017, ColorGATE presents Industrial Printing Software and Color Management Solutions for Industrial Digital Printing at booth 1635, Orange County Convention Center Orlando.

Mactac Engineers New Adhesive

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Self-wetting technology works to enable haze-free installation.

The new Permacolor ColorTrans CT2500 film from Mactac features the company’s self-wetting removable silicone adhesive. The self-wetting technology is designed to offer installers an optically clear application of face-mounted images without haze, according to Mactac.

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ITNH to Demonstrate with 2 Mimaki Printers at ISA International Sign Expo

ITNH, Inc. will be exhibiting at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 19-22, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Flatbed Printers on Display:

The Greener Side of Retail Printing

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Is the industry beginning to embrace the cost of sustainable production?

“More for the money.” Isn’t that what everyone wants? We chose this as the overarching theme to describe this year’s trends in retail and P-O-P printing because in today’s landscape, retailers want it all: fast, cheap, unique, and memorable. (You can read all about it in our March issue.) Another one to add to the list is eco-friendly.

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INX’s Color Perfection on Tap at Craft Brewers Conference

Craft beer’s popularity keeps increasing and the role of can design can make or break a brand. Brewing and brewery restaurant professionals looking for answers at the Craft Brewers Conference, April 11-13 in Washington D.C., will be encouraged to learn about INX Color Perfection™, a new approach to color management INX International Ink Co. (booth 3649) will introduce.

Budget Inks for Mutoh Printers

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Introducing the Eco-U Ultra line.

Budget Inks has added Mutoh Eco-U Ultra inks for Mutoh ValueJet printers. The company says its inks can be changed out for OEM inks one color at a time, without the need to flush the lines.

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Pack Print International 2017 to Feature "Packaging & Printing 4.0" Pavilion

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017, Southeast Asia’s premier exhibition for the packaging and printing industries, returns to Bangkok, Thailand from September 20 – 23, 2017. The event will be jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association and is modeled after the No.1 global trade fairs in their respective sectors – drupa and interpack - organized by Messe Düsseldorf in Germany.

IMI Europe Announces New Date and Location for Digital Print Europe Event

IMI Europe announces new date and location for its Digital Print Europe event. The event will be held at the Novotel Barcelona City Hotel, Barcelona, Spain from 18-21 September 2017, built around its strategic Digital Printing Conference event, with supporting events including a Mergers & Acquisitions module, Market Reports Live modules, and a new version of the Inkjet Academy.