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From the Editor: Elaborate and Listen

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As technology continues to evolve, how can your print shop's graphics grab (and keep) people's attention?

It seems every month I talk about creativity and innovation. How are you improving your print shop? How are you adapting your processes? How is your shop changing with the times?

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Exploring, Inc. Announces New Business Development Leader

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GCI Graphics’ parent company welcomes Tyler Alexander.

Exploring, Inc., the parent company of GCI Graphics, has announced Tyler Alexander will now lead business development efforts for the entire line of products for the Exploring family of companies. Exploring services include custom fabrication at ID3, custom props and more at Chisel 3D, Atlantis Waterjet Cutting Services, Brumark flooring, and Shelmarc Carpets.

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SGIA Expo T-Shirt Proceeds to Benefit Lower Ninth Ward

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Specialty imaging community supports lowernine.org.

Proceeds from sales of the 2017 SGIA Expo T-shirt will benefit lowernine.org, an organization dedicated to rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward, a New Orleans neighborhood rendered completely uninhabitable after Hurricane Katrina. Lowernine.org has completed 85 full rebuild projects benefiting more than 170 people to date.

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Mimaki USA to Showcase UCJV Series Cut-And-Print Devices at SGIA 2017

At the upcoming Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) annual exhibition, scheduled for October 10-12 in New Orleans, Mimaki USA will be demonstrating a number of new products against the backdrop of the Mimaki Microfactory. Visitors are invited to stop by the Mimaki USA main booth 1231 to explore the following:

MS Printing Launches Impres Soft Signage System

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Featuring end-to-end integration and direct or transfer imaging.

MS Printing’s new Impres Soft Signage System integrates the company’s digital inkjet technology with Caldera RIP software and JK Group dye sub inks. Applications for the 70.9- and 126-in.

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14-Foot-Tall Portrait Displays the 'Face of Canada'

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A wide-format fabric installation in the Royal Ontario Museum.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto installed "Robert Young's 'Face of Canada,'" The Canada 150 Commemorative Edition in the museum’s Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court. Part of the "Young World Faces" collection, the 14 x 10-foot textile artwork features the photograph of a Canadian citizen with the country’s flag painted across her face. EFI printed the portrait onto A. Berger Lighttex fabric with a Vutek FabriVu 3240.

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Emmy-Worthy Vehicle Wraps

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Big Picture columnist Sino Tour installs Audi wraps for 3 Emmy commercials.

If you were one of the 11.4 million viewers of this year’s Emmy Awards, you likely caught a glimpse of Big Picture columnist Sino Tour’s wrap work. Icon Image Graphics installed two Audi car wraps for the company’s “Orchestra” campaign, printing onto 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 using “an unorthodox method” to ensure color consistency with Audi’s custom color Glacier White.

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3M Décor Overlaminate 8600 Series to be Featured at SGIA

Embossed with a unique texture, the 3M™ Décor Overlaminate 8600 Series will enhance the look and feel of a space, while also adding a protective finish to indoor walls. The distinct patterns, designed to safeguard underlying graphics, are printed on a base film — a flat surface for superior image quality – then layered with the embossed overlaminate. With matte finishes in Classic Linen, Knit, White Fir, Riverbed and Plaster, these graphic films are a great way to create a memorable brand experience.

Onyx Graphics to Showcase Award-Winning Onyx Hub Software at SGIA

At the upcoming Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Expo (SGIA), visitors to the Onyx Graphics booth 2435 can experience the award-winning ONYX Hub business intelligence tool, designed to help print service providers make better business decisions. Trending data will be previewed giving users an understanding of what is happening in their print shop over time and how to better understand costs. SGIA will be held October 10-12 in New Orleans.

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group at SGIA

Visit the Orbus booth, #3451 at the 2017 SGIA Expo to learn about the largest range of exhibit & display products at your fingertips. Learn more about what Orbus did to double its display graphic print capability and how this positively impacts you! Visit www.orbus.com for more information on our extensive display solutions and how we can help build your business.