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Sleek Window Prints Announce Restaurant Opening

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A Portland print shop defies a weather delay.

Image Media completed this 19-window, 625-square-foot install in time for the opening of Can Font, a new Portland, Oregon, restaurant, despite a weather delay. The graphics were printed on MagicLee Stick-2 via the shop’s Mutoh ValueJet 1624 printer, and laminated with a Seal machine with Mactac Permacolor Lustre Laminate.

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That’s a Wrap: A Few of My Favorite Things

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FunkeeFish creates car wrap with mashup of images.

Jon Dawson, incoming head of design at Funkeefish, had no time to waste the day he started his brand-new job. The Essex, England-based shop was down to the wire for the deadline of the Avery Dennison Wrap Like a King competition, and they needed a graphic plan.

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Fastsigns Named Number One on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises of 2017

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it was selected as the number one pick for Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises of 2017. This is the second consecutive year that the brand has received this industry top honor.

Xerox and EFI Partner to Give Customers Best in Class Digital Front Ends

Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Electronics For Imaging (EFI) (Nasdaq: EFII) today announced a strategic partnership to bring to market a next generation digital front end (DFE) to drive Xerox digital production presses. The agreement includes the sale of Xerox’s FreeFlow® Print Server (FFPS) DFE business to EFI. Under the terms of the deal, EFI will continue to produce and support FFPS so current customers do not experience interruptions in sales or service.

AGL Releases Patriot Laminator

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Designed for UV, latex, and solvent prints.

Advanced Greig Laminators (AGL) has announced the 62-in. Patriot laminator, designed to address silvering and poor laminate adhesion while laminating up to 30 ft/min. AGL reports the Patriot features a swing-up table with webbing diagrams, top-heated nip roller up to 320 degrees F, six emergency stop function switches, swing out shafts, silicone covered pull rolls, variable speed control, and 10-in.-diameter unwind/rewind capacity.

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Interactive OOH Displays Turn Heads

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OBIE winners for the Video and Interactive category.

This year’s OBIE winners and finalists in the Video and Interactive category put their imaginations to work, developing smile-activated vending machines, touch-screen games in airplane window displays, screens that transform shadows into Disney characters, and more.

Silver OBIE: The Bait Ball Ballet Interactive Experience
Creative agency: Chemistry Club
Advertiser: Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Mutoh Expands 2017 Training Program Schedule

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More than 50 classes offered throughout the year.

Mutoh has announced that it will expand the amount of training courses offered in 2017. Opportunities include:

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Roland Expands VersaWorks Compatibility

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Dual RIP software now available for new models.

Roland’s VersaWorks Dual RIP and print management software is now available for an expanded number of Roland printer models. Additions to the list include:

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Howe Named ‘Window Warriors’ Winner

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Visual merchandising reality show utilizes digital printing.

The inaugural season of “Window Warriors” has concluded with the crowning of Timothy Howe. The reality TV series on GSN pitted eight designers against one another to create elaborate retail window displays.

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Onyx Graphics Welcomes Guy Werstler as Territory Sales Manager

Onyx Graphics is pleased to welcome the newest addition to the ONYX Americas Sales team, Guy Werstler. As the new Territory Sales Manager for the western North America and Latin America regions, Guy is responsible for providing sales and business development throughout these territories, within this new role.