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SwissQprint Offers Quadruple CMYK Models

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Nyala 2, Impala 2 now offered with four CMYK heads.

SwissQprint has made available “4 x 4” versions of its Nyala 2 and Impala 2 flatbed printers. The 4 x 4 models feature four CMYK printheads with optional white or varnish.

The Nyala 2 4 x 4 printer prints at 1076 sq ft/hr in quality mode; 613 sq ft/hr in fine art mode. The flatbed measures 126 x 78.5 in. The Impala 2 flatbed spans 98.5 x 78.5 in.

Both models can be equipped with a roll-to-roll attachment or a board capable of handling media up to 157.5 in. long.
 

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Azon Matrix UV Printer Images Tall Objects

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Maximum thickness reaches 7.8 inches.

Azonprinter’s Azon Matrix UV-LED series offers the capability to print objects up to 7.87 in. tall. Offered in three bed sizes (27.5 x 75 in., 27.5 x 98.5 in., and 47 x 130 in.), the line images onto materials including PET, ABS, polycarbonate, TPU, wood, stone, glass, canvas, ceramic, aluminum, and leather. The company reports a max. resolution of 2880 dpi. Ink is configured with CMYK + dual white + dual clear.

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Cathedral Art Repaired with Printed Glass

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Saint-Gobain Glassolutions fills centuries-old gap.

The Strasbourg Cathedral had been missing a portion of its stained glass artwork since 1683; to celebrate European Heritage Days, artist Véronique Ellena and glassmaker Pierre-Alain Parot collaborated with Saint-Gobain Glassolutions to create a 40-panel, 26-foot-high window. The artwork was imaged using a Dip-Tech glass printer.

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Xaar Launches 3D Centre

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New team will be led by Neil Hopkinson.

Xaar has announced plans to open the Xaar 3D Centre in Nottingham, UK, effective January 2017. The team, which will be led by Neil Hopkinson, will offer 3D printing services and equipment to OEMs, material suppliers, and end users.

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A Stunning Kate Hudson Elevator Wrap

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Ann Taylor ad captures mallgoers' attention.

Nowadays, retailers are having trouble catching shoppers’ attention, but a 3575-square-foot elevator wrap – featuring Kate Hudson, nonetheless – is almost impossible to miss. The graphic, which promotes Ann Taylor’s concession in a New York City Bloomingdale’s, was printed on a Durst 500 by Fusion Imaging (Kaysville, Utah) and installed overnight.

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Ask the Experts: Standing Out in a Crowded Market

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Could a new application or strategy boost your shop?

We asked six digital print specialists to respond to the current state of the industry and reveal what we should expect in 2017.

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Spotify Campaign Personalized to Each Neighborhood

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Plus, more OBIE winners from the Media category.

Spotify's 2015 ad campaign took content down to the neighborhood level, a strategy that combined the best of personalization and mass public appeal. Other finalists in the Media category of the 2016 OBIE Awards aimed at the personal level, too, from jibes at the "Walk of Shame" to giant "Orange Is the New Black" characters right in the middle of Times Square.

Silver OBIE: Year in Music
Creative agencies: Stinkdigital, Colossal Media
Advertiser: Spotify

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CET Color, Foster Partner at Atlanta Showroom

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Lifters and cutters available for demonstration.

CET Color and Foster have partnered to display and demo Foster equipment at the CET Color showroom in Atlanta. The company’s On-a-Roll lifters, a Keencut SteelTrak vertical cutter, and a bench-mounted Keencut Evolution-E2 cutter will be displayed.

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Ask the Experts: Profiting from Print

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Is there any one application that will give shops the biggest bang for their buck?

We asked six digital print specialists to respond to the current state of the industry and reveal what we should expect in 2017.

Big Picture: What do you think is the most profitable application in the market today, and why?

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Mimaki Expands Kebab Options

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For printing on cylindrical objects.

Mimaki has announced two new Kebab options for its UJF-7151 plus and UJF MkII Series UV-LED printers. The attachment is designed to print on cylindrical objects such as stainless steel tumblers, bottles, cans, vases, packaging, candle holders, and more.

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