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AC Canvas Glossy Media from Aurora

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Designed for gicleé art reproduction, store signage, or home/office décor.

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has added AC Canvas Glossy to its Northern Lights product line. A traditional, acrylic, gesso-coated canvas built upon a 65%-polyester, 35%-cotton base fabric with a high-gloss shine, AC Canvas Glossy is compatible with latex, solvent, and UV-cure print technologies. It can be stretched and framed with no cracking, making it a good choice for gicleé art reproduction, store signage, or home/office décor, the company reports. Available in 54-,
60-, and 76-in. widths.

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LexJet’s Large Format Graphics Sales & Application Guides

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The guide includes printed and non-printed samples.

LexJet has announced its new Large Format Graphics Sales & Application Guides, hardbound, three-ring binder media product books. The Aqueous guide details more than 50 aqueous inkjet media compatible with the latest printers from Canon, Epson, and HP. The SUV guide includes more than 50 inkjet media compatible with solvent, low-solvent, UV-curable, and latex printers. Both guides also discuss media-laminate combinations.

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The On-Demand Option

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High-speed presses for direct-marketing output.

As a consumer, you might hate to see it, but as anyone running a business knows, direct marketing can have a positive influence on sales.

And, direct and personalized printed mail continues to be a large part of the pie when it comes to direct marketing. According to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), although most forms of traditional direct marketing remain stagnant or below peak levels, direct-mail expenditures grew nearly five percent in 2011 versus 2010 – reaching just over $50 billion overall.

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Making the Leap into Electronic Digital Signage

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Is this dynamic medium the next horizon for print service providers? Here are four print shops that have experienced varying degrees of success with electronic digital signage and display work.

They’re cropping up everywhere, it seems: attention-grabbing LCD displays, panels, and systems that are shouting for attention wherever consumers meet products and services.

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Scanner Options Aplenty: Large Format and More

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A sampling of products from manufacturers offering professional-grade scanners.

To help you in your scanner quest, here’s a sampling of products from manufacturers offering professional-grade scanners. We’ve included four types of scanners here: large-format sheetfed units capable of handling originals 24 inches and wider; flatbed and desktop models (up to tabloid-sized) that can handle prints/positives as well as slides/transparencies; high-end film scanners specifically geared to handle slides and transparencies; and specialty scanners including overhead scanners, drum scanners, vertical flatbeds, and hybrid units.

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Scanning for a New Life in Print

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How large-format scanners are driving new demand for print services.

Scanners, you could argue, are the Rodney Dangerfield of the modern digital print shop. When compared to the shop’s other technologies and tools, they “don’t get no respect.”

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KDM P-O-P Solutions Group Acquires American Digital Communications

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American Digital Communications will retain its current location, company name, and structure.

KDM P-O-P Solutions Group has announced the acquisition of Georgia-based American Digital Communications (ADC). ADC specializes in providing digital printing, finishing, kit-packing, and delivering customized P-O-P materials to several retail industry segments including quick-serve restaurants, convenience stores, and home improvement retailers.

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GSG Acquires Eye2Eye Digital

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“We have now evolved into a leading full-service marketing implementation agency.”

Graphic Systems Group LLC (GSG) has completed the acquisition of eye2eye Digital, a New York City-based boutique creative-imaging studio specializing in retouching, computer graphic imaging, Web design, and photo studio services. Eye2eye CEO and founder Carmine Corinella has been named GSG’s new director of retouching at CGI Studios.

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Perfect Photo Suite 6 from OnOne

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Featuring seven products designed to solve common imaging problems.

OnOne’s new Perfect Photo Suite 6 is an integrated suite of seven products designed to solve common imaging problems. Suite 6 includes:
• Perfect Effects 3 (formerly PhotoTools), which provides more than 300 photographic and creative effects – all of which can be stacked, blended, and combined;
• Perfect Portrait 1, a new product designed for retouching;
• Perfect Mask 5, featuring Automatic Background Removal;
• Perfect Layers 2, for creating and editing multi-layered files directly from Lightroom or Aperture;

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FDC Introduces 7104 Series Premium Cast Media

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The company has also debuted a perforated calendered vinyl film.

FDC Graphic Films has announced the availability of 7104 series, a premium cast print media with a permanent clear adhesive. Designed for printing permanent graphics, signage, and decals requiring long term durability with conformability, the new 7104 series is available in two finishes: Gloss Clear and Gloss White. This product is an addition to the 7102 series premium cast print media, which features a permanent gray adhesive.

Available in six roll sizes, ranging from 30 to 60 in., and 2-mil thick.

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