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An Oven-Roasted Shelter

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“We used a lot of different materials for this job, which was a challenge. And all had to last through freezing conditions and potential vandalism.”

The Client Caribou Coffee

The Players Pixelwerx (pixelwerx.net), Colle+McVoy (collemcvoy.com), CBS Outdoor (cbsoutdoor.com)

Tools & Supplies Epson Stylus Pro GS6000, Epson UltraChrome solvent inks, Sihl 3686 TriSolv PrimeArt paper, Herculite Bantex Blackout scrim banner, 50/50 Northlight Color Perf, InteliCoat Magic SCF-7, Onyx ProductionHouse X10 RIP

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Fisher Textiles’ New Satin Fabric

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Designed for banners, roll-up banner stands, tradeshow exhibits, and more.

Fisher Textiles has added GF 2328 Satin (FR) to its line of Grand Format fabrics for dye-sublimation, UV, and latex printing. GF 2328 Satin is a high sheen satin fabric that is lightweight (3.8-oz) and 100% polyester. GF 2328 Satin is flame retardant and passes the NFPA 701 test, the company reports. Applications include banners, roll-up banner stands, tradeshow exhibits, and more.

Available in 79- and 120-in. widths.

FISHER TEXTILES
fishertextiles.com
 

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Three New Media from Neschen

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SolvoPrint Nolite 165, Nolite 360, and PP Banner 210 added to its printable media

Neschen has added SolvoPrint Nolite 165, Nolite 360, and PP Banner 210 to its line of digital inkjet-printable media. All of the media feature a scratch-resistant inkjet coating, a matte finish, and are suited for P-O-P displays, retail signage, and tradeshow graphics.

SolvoPrint Nolite 165 is designed for solvent, eco-solvent, and UV-curable inks. The 6.5-mil media features a backing that provides 100% opacity and lay-flat capability to eliminate edge curl. Suitable for indoor and short-term outdoor use, Nolite 165 is available in 36-in. widths.

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Roland Debuts Backlit Films

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Available throughout North and South America.

Roland DGA has introduced two new media for its VersaCamm, VersaArt, and SolJet Pro III printers and printer/cutters: Glossy Backlit Film (ESM-GBF) and Matte Backlit Film (ESM-MBF). Both are premium 8-mil translucent polyester, fast-drying films featuring a Dmax rating of 2.2, and are designed to produce vivid, high-density backlit images.

Available throughout North and South America (except Brazil) in 100-ft roll lengths and 54- or 60-in. widths.

ROLAND DGA
rolanddga.com
 

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Finding a Business-Software Solution

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More than 40 solutions for the management side of your shop.

Behind every great graphic is a skilled print shop, and behind every skilled print shop is an array of productivity-enhancing tools. In addition to the often flashy wide-format printers and other state-of-the-art hardware exists the slightly less-glamorous (but equally as essential) side of a shop’s toolbox: business and management software that helps bring jobs in and get them out.

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Bringing 2D to Life

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QR Codes add interactive elements to wide-format graphics.

When we look around at the worlds of marketing and communications, I’m sure we all agree: Things are changing fast, and the immediacy of the message is no longer just an option – it’s a requirement. People want their information, and they want it now.

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Doing the Big D

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Metro Media Technologies and AT&T team up for Super Bowl XLV.

As host city to Super Bowl XLV this past February, Dallas encouraged local businesses – including communications giant AT&T, whose corporate headquarters are in Dallas – to show their support of the epic sporting event through signage and outdoor advertising displays.

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Spaceship Earth

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Banner Creations specializes in Earth Balloons, utilizes Mimaki JV-4 dye-sub printer.

When David Knutson first dreamed up the idea of a portable, inflatable classroom shaped like the Earth, in which children could learn about their world from the inside, out – literally – he spent more than 500 painstaking hours hand-painting the artwork for the 22-foot-tall balloons.

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An Architectural Homage

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Service Point creates a graphic-display tribute to Yale University dean.

It’s no small honor to be recognized by the Yale University School of Architecture. So when the school set out to pay tribute to its former dean – renowned British architect James Stirling – with a special exhibit of his work, an extraordinary group of professionals came together. The curator was from London, there was a local graphic designer, and the Yale Exhibits department and School of Architecture students were involved. Also in the mix: the graphics’ printer and install team from Service Point in nearby Woburn, Massachusetts, led by Mike Hughes.

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Nazdar SourceOne Kicks Off Passport to Performance Tour

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Educational tour will comprise open houses, webinars, and a printer sweepstakes.

Nazdar SourceOne is launching its Passport to Performance educational tour, which has been created to provide print shops with critical information on topics such as buying a wide-format digital printer, financial considerations when making capital purchases, workflow improvements, and more.

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