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OOH Drives Viewers to Mobile

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OBIE finalist 'More Fun on Your Phone' promotes app.

The 2015 OBIE awards, hosted by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, celebrated simple advertising strategies that stirred up genuine feelings in its audience. "These winning campaigns need no explanation," as the awards website put it.

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ISA Sign Expo, Signarama Meeting Will Co-locate in 2016

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Annual meeting of Signarama franchise owners to join ISA in Orlando.

The ISA International Sign Expo will be newly co-located with the annual meeting of Signarama for its 2016 show, hosted April 20-23 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. With the theme “Let’s Get Graphic,” the ISA expo will feature a Dynamic Digital Signage Education Day, as well as networking opportunities for young professionals, national and custom sign companies, and integrated design firms.

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Tucanna Partners with Ultimate TechnoGraphics

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Workflow management meets imposition.

Software providers Tucanna and Ultimate TechnoGraphics have partnered to integrate their respective platforms for an end-to-end workflow. Version 3 of Tucanna’s tFlow Approval workflow management software will incorporate Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Impostrip imposition platform.

“Automating repetitive tasks allows print service providers to gain in profitability and focus on what’s important,” says Julie Watson, executive VP at Ultimate Technographics, in a release.

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Red Bull OOH Takes Over Parking Lot

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This OBIE award winner is a bit more than a billboard.

The 2015 OBIE awards, hosted by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, celebrated simple advertising strategies that stirred up genuine feelings in its audience. "These winning campaigns need no explanation," as the awards website put it.

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PolyOne Adds Thermoforming Sheet

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For weather-resistant signage.

PolyOne has launched UltraTuf SG, a heat- and weather-resistant thermoforming sheet for outdoor signage in harsh environments.

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Apple Files Multicolor 3D Printing Patent

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Printhead options include an articulated arm for simultaneous printing and coloring.

On December 3, Apple filed a patent for full-color 3D printing technology, arousing speculation – as Apple patent filings tend to do – about the company’s plans to develop this technology.

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Caldera Launches TextilePro

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New platform addresses challenges of industrial textile printing.

Caldera has unveiled TextilePro, a software designed for digital printers working with long runs of functional and decorative textiles. The platform’s interface offers quick access to color control features, including design adjustment, creation of custom ink sets, and ink laydown calculations. TextilePro features a Photoshop plug-in for colorizing patterns, and a Tex&Repeat module for repeating designs. Users can also choose the generation method for black output, producing varying depth and texture for a range of purposes.

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Sustainable Printers Make a Choice

Adrienne Palmer
Adrienne Palmer
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Do you go by the (rather expensive) book, or take responsibility into your own hands?

This is part one of a two-part series on sustainable digital printing. To read part two, click here, or visit our digital edition to read the piece in its entirety.

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Printeriors 2016: ‘The Print Hotel’

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To take place alongside FESPA Digital 2016.

Printeriors 2016, a showcase and conference for the interior décor community, has announced a hotel theme for this year’s event, taking place March 8-11 in Amsterdam alongside FESPA Digital 2016.

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Q&A: 3 Ways to Use Varnish

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From wallcoverings to retail, an extra touch can set you apart.

Digital printing and industry experts tackle your top questions, challenges, concerns, and frustrations as 2015 comes to a close:

Q: We recently installed an Agfa Titan with clear varnish. Yet to find the application for it. Any suggestions?

–Robert Lee, VP, Unicorn Graphics, Garden City, New Jersey

A: I think of digitally printed varnish as having three purposes and your Titan can do all three.

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