In 2011, with the release of the Galaxy Note, Samsung was widely credited with inventing the phablet. What’s a phablet? Let’s say you plugged your iPhone 5 and your iPad Air into the same charger at night. You wake up in the morning and find a newborn iPhone 6 Plus with its 5.5-inch screen lovingly looking you in the eye. A phablet looks like it could be the offspring of mischief between these two electronic devices. It’s a cross between a smartphone and a tablet.
The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has announced that Graph Expo 16 (www.graphexpo.com) will take place September 25-28, 2016, in Orlando's Orange County Convention Center.
“We see Orlando as an ideal destination to maintain and expand our current US audience, and also build our international contingent of attendees, particularly from Latin America,” says Ralph Nappi, GASC president.
DscoopX welcomed members of the HP user group to a sold-out, if snowy, show outside Washington, D.C. March 5-7. The 10th annual conference brought packaging front and center with the Packaging Brand Event and subsequent Packaging Renaissance, two sets of sessions focused on this emerging market.
“Printing’s death has been greatly exaggerated,” Thomas Quinlan said at EFI’s Connect user conference in January. The RR Donnelley executive had plenty on his mind that day. Even as he was being peppered by questions about the behemoth’s mergers and acquisitions for 2015, Donnelley was brokering a deal, finalized in early February, to acquire Courier Corp., a publicly held book printer.
Bordeaux Digital PrintInk has released a white paper entitled “What’s so great about my UV printer?” on the advantages and potential of UV ink technology. The report addresses new digital print capabilities that UV ink technology enables, such as the ability to print on a variety of substrates.
The House of Representatives voted in early February to approve a permanent extension of section 179, a tax code that, since 2010, has allowed businesses to write off up to $500,000 in capital purchases such as printing equipment. The legislation has been rolled through a series of nine temporary extensions and expansions since 2003, but a permanent solution has never been approved. Thus, the deduction level has reverted to $25,000 for the 2015 tax year. The vote will now move through the Senate and then to President Obama for approval.
ISA International Sign Expo is shaping up to have the most exciting tradeshow floor in the sign and visual communications industry once again.
ISA International Sign Expo 2015 will be April 8-11 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Durst will host Durst Digital Days, a three-day open house from April 14-16 at Durst Phototechnik in Brixen, Italy. The event will focus on advancements in label and package printing, including low-migration inks and laser finishing, and feature Durst’s Tau 330 UV inkjet digital label press.
Rollsroller has announced the addition of storage trays to its Flatbed Applicator, a worktable designed for mounting digital print, as well as pre-masking, laminating, and cutting. The Flatbed Applicator also includes an LED table, a pneumatically controlled roller, which automatically adjusts for substrates up to 2.4 in. thick, a cutting mat, and two roll holders (on a glide beam and at the table’s end). Available in five sizes up to 64 in.
Onyx Graphics has announced version 11.1.2 for its range of software, featuring integrated access to HP’s WallArt application. Users of Onyx Thrive, Textile Edition, and RIPCenter software packages will now be able to expand into wallcoverings and interior décor applications with new features for design and customization, including a one-step HP WallArt button in Onyx RIP-Queue.
In addition, HP latex series users can now access a WallArt interface powered by Onyx Connect JDF technology, which connects a PSP’s workflow to Onyx production software.