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3M Expands 1080 Film Series

Adds 10 colors to collection.

3M has added 10 new colors to its Wrap Film Series 1080 family of wrap vinyl. New colors include Satin Thundercloud, Satin Vampire Red, Satin Caramel Luster, Gloss Lipstick Red, Gloss Black Cherry, Gloss Wicked, and Gloss Plum Explosion. Additionally, color-shifting options include Gloss Flip Deep Space, Satin Flip Volcanic Flare, and Gloss Flip Psychedelic.


250 Years Memorialized with Wall Display

SpeedPro Imaging Piscataway creates 900-square-foot timeline.

This 20 x 4.5-foot timeline, constructed to celebrate Rutgers University’s 250th anniversary, was reverse printed onto clear DuraVinyl 463, backed with white Avery Dennison MPI 2120, and back-mounted to 3/16-inch acrylic with 1-inch standoffs. SpeedPro Imaging Piscataway used a Roland Soljet Pro III XJ-640 printer.


A&J Visual Solutions Adds Massivit 3D Products

Including Massivit 1800 printer and Dimengel material.

A&J Visual Solutions, a large-format PSP, has signed a distribution agreement with Massivit 3D. A&J will sell and support Massivit 3D printing solutions in New York and New Jersey, including the Massivit 1800 3D printer and Dimengel print material. The distributor will also have a Massivit 1800 unit installed for customer demonstrations.


Mimaki USA Showcases Microfactory at International Sign Expo 2017

At the upcoming International Sign Expo, Mimaki USA will host demonstrations and offer tutorials on utilizing existing digital technologies to get in on the ground floor of the rapidly growing on-demand manufacturing market. Visitors are invited to the Mimaki booth 3569 to see how digital print and print/cut; software, converting and finishing technologies can come together to deliver sellable products. The International Sign Expo will be held April 20-22 in Las Vegas.

SwissQprint Now in Germany

Last autumn's announcement by swissQprint has become fact: a new German subsidiary began operations on 1 April 2017 and from now on will be distributing and servicing the Swiss large format printers in Germany. The place of business is in Kerpen, near Cologne.

swissQprint has a subsidiary in Germany as of 1 April 2017. A 12-member team under the management of Wolfgang Tropartz has taken over all activities related to swissQprint from the former distributor Sihl Direct, who decided last year to withdraw from this partnership for strategic reasons.

Xaar’s 3D Centre Opens in England

Specializing in High Speed Sintering technology.

Xaar hosted an official opening event for its new 3D Centre on the Nottingham Science Park in England on March 29. More than 30 guests were given a tour of the new facility, which specializes in global services of High Speed Sintering technology. (High Speed Sintering utilizes inkjet printheads and infrared heaters to produce 3D products layer by layer, and shows promise of having a higher speed and lower cost than other 3D printing processes.)


Leading Retailers Call on SGIA Sustainability Expert to Address Visual Design

Marci Kinter, Vice President, Government & Business Information, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) addressed sustainability concerns in visual design and how SGP-certified printers can help them reach their sustainability goals at the first Visual Impact dinner yesterday.

Positively Print Awards Now Accepting Nominations

Designed to recognize effective and sustainable print campaigns.

The eighth annual Positively Print award program is now open for nominations. Sponsored by the Graphic Arts Show Company and Two Sides North America, the program “is designed to recognize print advocacy campaigns that promote the enduring power and sustainability of print in today's multichannel media mix,” according to a release.


A Rusty Truck Wrap

B-Zign Terneuzen transforms Arlon Toxic Green truck into something a little more rustic.

A Dodge Ram owner had been flaunting an award-winning Arlon Toxic Green truck wrap for a few years when he decided it was time for a change. The owner returned to Netherlands-based B-Zign Terneuzen, the shop that had originally wrapped the truck inside and out, for a new look. One brainstorming session later, the rust idea was born.

The "before" picture.


SAi Announces Nationwide Training Workshops on Flexi and EnRoute Software

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced details of its latest nationwide education and training workshops covering two of its most popular software solutions.