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Snoop Dogg’s imagination runs wild with 17 wall murals from Gamut Media.

When Phillip Yu started Gamut Media (Brea, California) in his parents’ garage in 2009 with a Roland inkjet printer, a couple of PCs, and a friend, he never imagined he’d be producing 10,000 square feet of graphics for Snoop Dogg’s private recording studio just six years later.

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Van Straaten Reveals 16-Foot Dye-Sublimation Fabrics

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Three textiles developed with Heytex.

Van Straaten has launched three 16.4-ft-wide textiles for dye-sublimation printing, developed in tandem with Heytex and positioned for usage on the forthcoming Durst Rhotex 500. The materials reportedly contain no heavy metals or PVC and are REACH compliant, B1 certified, and foldable. The selection includes:

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Epson Rolls out 44-Inch SureColor P10000

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9-color display and photographic printing.

Epson has released the SureColor P10000, a 44-in. wide-format printer for producing display graphics and fine art photography. Positioned as a more compact version of the 66-in. P20000 released earlier this year, the machine employs the same 8000-nozzle, 10-channel PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead for droplets as small as 3.5 pL and has a max. resolution of 2400 x 1200 dpi.

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Lady Gaga Plays Vinyl-Wrapped Piano at Academy Awards

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Icon Image Graphics produces gloss white performance piece.

Even those who didn’t watch the 2016 Academy Awards probably heard of the event’s highlights: Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-awaited award for best actor, host Chris Rock’s daughters selling Girl Scout cookies to the star-studded audience, and Lady Gaga’s delivery of “Til it Happens to You,” nominated for Best Original Song. What most of us don’t know is that the piano from which the recording artist gave her moving performance was wrapped in 3M vinyl.

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Onyx and Enfocus Develop Switch Configurator

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Bridges business automation and print workflow software.

Onyx Graphics and Enfocus have partnered to develop the Onyx Switch Configurator, an extension of Onyx Thrive workflow software that will incorporate capabilities of the Enfocus Switch automation platform. Features include new customizable job settings such as media selections, copies, print marks, and job ticket information; greater bleed control; and more accurate grommet placement.

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Inx Digital Debuts New UV-Curable Inks

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Additions to the Triangle, Prodigy, and Evolve lines.

Inx Digital is launching several new UV-curable inks. New Triangle alternative inks include GSP and GRR, designed for high-speed consistency on the EFI Vutek GS series of hybrid and roll-to-roll printers. Other additions include an extended gamut stretchable ink for “traditionally difficult plastics,” according to the company; an ink set specially designed for synthetic leather applications; and ink options for printing on textiles, glass, metal, corrugated packaging, and film applications.

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Satin and Luster Papers from Red River

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Suited for non-reflective photography in up to 44-in. widths.

Red River Paper’s selection of wide-format media for photographic inkjet printing includes satin and luster finishes, best for prints where little reflection is desired such as portraits and landscapes. This finish is also more resistant to handling. Wide-format offerings include:

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Keynoter for Roland User Conference Announced

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ImagiNation 2016 precedes ISA Expo in Orlando.

Roland has announced that motivational speaker Dr. Chip Bell will keynote at the company’s imagiNation 2016 user conference in April. The company says Bell is an expert on customer loyalty and service innovation whose work has appeared in more than 400 journal and magazine articles and seven books.

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Arlon Looks to Canadian Market with Distribution Partnership

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All Graphic Supplies signs agreement.

Arlon and All Graphic Supplies have reached a distribution agreement. All Graphic Supplies will market Arlon’s offerings of print media, cut graphics, and vehicle wrapping films from its six locations across Canada.

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Global Graphics Updates Harlequin RIP

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Features include more control for variable data printing.

Global Graphics has released version 11 of its Harlequin RIP software for inkjet printing. Two editions are available:

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