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IDEAlliance Releases Results of Wide/Grand-Format Inkjet System Study

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‘Inkjet RoundUp Report” evaluates 24 systems for color control, ink consumption, repeatability, print speed, and other factors.

The IDEAlliance – the industry association identifying best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media workflows – has released its “IDEAlliance Inkjet RoundUp” report.

Billed as “an independent third party technical evaluation of leading commercial roll to roll and flatbed, wide and grand format inkjet printing systems for the display graphics, signage, and P-O-P industries,” the report provides evaluations on 24 systems configurations submitted by 11 different suppliers.

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Welcoming the Holidays in Manhattan

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KDM P.O.P. Solutions helps M&M’s Red and his fellow characters bring joy to Times Square.

When M&M’s Red isn’t busy partying or belting out, “I would do anything for love (but I won’t do that)!” he’s helping usher in the holidays in New York’s Time Square.

Just in time for the season, KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group (kdmpop.com) finalized the creation and installation of this spectacular window-graphic display featuring Red and his fellow M&M’s characters for M&M’s World in Manhattan.

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Radiant Orchid Wins Color of the Year

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Pantone chooses a color that blooms amongst the rest for 2014.

Pantone has announced Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid – a “captivating, magical, enigmatic purple” – as the color of the year for 2014.

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Screen USA Event Showcases Truepress Jet W3200UV

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Also the Truepress JetSX and Truepress Jet L350UV.

At Screen USA’s Media Day this past October, which took place just prior to SGIA Expo, the company showcased new hardware and initiated some discussions on where the industry as a whole is headed in the future.

Held at Screen’s Demonstration Center in Rolling Meadow, Illinois, the event brought together a few dozen representatives of the trade press and industry analysts, as well as executives and representatives from Screen USA, Inca Digital Printers, and Dainippon Screen in Japan.

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Wynit Distribution Announces Exclusive Partnership with Ink Mill Corporation

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Wynit will offer Ink Mill digital ink solutions for Mimaki, Mutoh, and Roland printers.

Wynit Distribution, a national distributor of wide-format printing products as well as consumer electronics, photo, security, and outdoor leisure and adventure industries, has announced an exclusive relationship with Ink Mill Corporation, the manufacturer of digital inkjet inks.

Under the new agreement, Wynit Distribution will exclusively offer Ink Mill digital ink solutions to authorized resellers in the United States and Canada.

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Graphic Finishing Partners Introduces Gfp 855DH Laminator

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Dual-heat laminator for mounting, laminating, and encapsulating.

Graphic Finishing Partners has introduced the Gfp 855DH, a dual-heat laminator for mounting, laminating, and encapsulating.

The new machine features dual-heated rollers that can be controlled independently to temperatures up to 266 degrees (ensuring max. adhesion to paper substrates, the company reports). It’s capable of encapsulating paper output up to 55-in. wide using low-melt films (from 1.5- to 10-mil); laminating using PSA cold films; and mounting boards up to 4 x 8 ft., Available with a motorized rear rewind option.

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Samurai V-Cut II from Digital Graphic Systems

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Digital flatbed cutter features new heavy-duty cutting head.

Digital Graphic Systems has introduced the Samurai V-Cut II, its fourth generation of digital flatbed cutters.

Features include: a new heavy-duty cutting head with independent tool motion servo motors (six motors total), new vacuum table system and design; automatic tool-depth sensor; and more. Max. cutting area is 63 in.; max. cutting thickness is 2.3 in.; max. cutting diameter is ¼-in.; max. motion speed is 1000 mm/sec.

Options include Kase-Vision camera-registration system.

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Drytac Debuts Giclée Coater 44

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Also: ViziPrint Impress window film.

Drytac has introduced the Giclée Coater 44, a compact, water-based flood coater designed for fine-art, canvas, giclée, and photo-print producers. The Giclée Coater 44 accepts cut sheet prints of inkjet canvas or fine-art paper right from the printer without any hardware adjustments or changeovers, according to Drytac.

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New Series of Fine Art Boards from Encore

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Canvas, cork, and chalkboard foam boards, plus extreme white for photography.

Encore has introduced its series of Fine Art Boards in canvas, cork, and chalkboard foam boards and extreme white for photography. The new Fine Art Boards are designed for prints, digital artworks, logos, patterns, and reproductions of art and photographs. All can be cut by hand or machine.

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Central National-Gottesman to Acquire Assets of Bradner Central

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CNG’s sixth acquisition of a US paper merchant in the past four years.

Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG) has agreed for its Lindenmeyr Munroe division to acquire the assets of Bradner Central Company, a family-owned paper merchant headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

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