Yes, the production and installation aspects of a job are terribly critical – after all, clients are paying you for top-quality work done within their often-unreasonable time constraints.
But just as important in ensuring that a project is produced efficiently and profitably are the various front-end components – estimating, managing inventory, project scheduling – and an assortment of back-end aspects – warehousing, shipping, invoicing, and so on.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group has announced 95 new products, and a new catalog and pricing for 2014. New products include portable displays and exhibit kits in The Exhibitor’s Handbook. And, more than 30 new products have been added to the 2014 SignMakers’ Handbook, including sign stands, slim LED light boxes, towers, and signage frames.
ORBUS EXHIBIT & DISPLAY GROUP
Walls + Forms has introduced a wireless retail kiosk designed for cell-phone and accessories display. Features include a transaction counter, a storage/display counter, small showcase corners, a low-height media counter, an upper signage header section, and a swing gate. 10 x 10-ft kiosk configuration with storage cabinets.
WALLS + FORMS
Enfocus has added PitStop Pro and PitStop Server version 12.1 with new “pocket knife” features. Compatible with Apple's OS X 10.9, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Avery Dennison has added five satin-finish colors – black, white, white pearlescent, carmine red, and bubblegum pink – to its Supreme Wrapping Film line. In 60-in. widths.
Caldera has augmented its Print Standard Verifier tool with the addition of support for G7. The tool, an addition to the company’s EasyMedia Module, is available for users of Caldera GrandRIP+, GrandTex+, VisualRIP+, and VisualTex+.
Exopack Advanced Coatings and five other Sun Capital Partner manufacturing companies – Exopack, Britton Group, Kobusch, PACCOR, and Paragon Print & Packaging – have joined together to create one company identity under the name Coveris. Coveris Advanced Coatings is a manufacturer and distributor of precision coated papers, films, and specialty substrates for imaging, electronics, medical, optical, and security technologies.
FiberMark has announced that conVerd has agreed to a merger with FiberMark North America. conVerd will become a part of FiberMark’s wide- and grand-format inkjet business; FiberMark’s wide format print product line will adopt the conVerd brand name.
We’re just guessing, but governor-elect Jim Paddock of the Placentia Rotary Club (California) must be a big fan of butter. Iconography Studios was asked by the outgoing Rotarian governor to produce several oversized sticks of faux butter – 7-inches square and in various lengths up to 50 inches – as a savory welcoming gift for his replacement.
In early February, Canon Solutions America – the Canon USA subsidiary that combines the components of Canon Business Solutions and Océ North America – celebrated its first anniversary in conjunction with a press briefing in Delray Beach, Florida.