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Enfocus Software Releases Switch 13

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With new web-based interface.

Enfocus Software has released the newest version of its job automation software, Switch 13. The update features a web-based interface that allows users to connect to the server through most web browsers; the interface has also been redesigned with new file handling tools to allow faster speeds and universal access to workflow information.

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From the Editor: Weather Report

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Different industries handle the unpredictable in their own way.

It is rainy. Not some gentle mist or a pleasant sprinkle. Really coming down in ways The Weather Channel typically presents as apocalyptic. They missed this one.

They say rain is something you can get used to; a Vancouverite once told me she couldn’t sleep soundly without the patter of raindrops against her window. But here in Cincinnati, rain is a scourge, something that creates black sludge from winter snowfalls and muddy boot prints each spring and fall.

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A Right to Bear Arms... with Style

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Printed camouflage vinyl kits add garnish to hunting gear.

Hunting enthusiasts can add a little flair to their gear with waterproof, matte vinyl GunSkins. The company ships roughly 600 DIY kits each month, printed by wholesale camouflage graphics producer OverWraps with an HP Scitex LX850 latex printer onto Orajet 3951RA film with Oraguard 290 Premium Cast PVC laminate.

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Spoonflower Announces $25 Million Textile Investment

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On-demand fabric printer nabs investment, plans product expansion.

Spoonflower (Durham, North Carolina) has accepted a $25 million minority investment from North Bridge Growth Equity. The company plans to expand its home goods and apparel product lines, as well as its international customer base, with the cash infusion.

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Onyx Graphics Releases Onyx 12 Software

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With 64-bit speeds and new finishing features.

Onyx Graphics has announced Onyx 12, an update to its line of software products including Onyx Thrive workflow software, Onyx ProductionHouse, Onyx PosterShop, and Onyx RIPCenter. Featuring a 64-bit platform, version 12 offers speeds reportedly twice as fast as the preceding version. Onyx has redesigned its user interface with an interactive, customizable job list and live previews that display job edits as they are made, a feature designed to eliminate guesswork and proof reprints.

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Amazing Facts Top Out-of-Home Awards

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Seattle Aquarium outdoor advertising charms viewers.

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.

The "Amazing Facts" campaign, designed by agency Copacino+Fujikado, touched the hearts of viewers with endearing facts about sea creatures, and won the Best of Show award in the Entertainment category.

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Analyzing the Income Statement

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These details will help you make better business decisions.

Undoubtedly, every business in America reviews their sales at some level. But are you getting the most out of your sales analysis, or is it a mundane process? Let’s examine your income statement and cover some approaches to evaluating your key accounts, and how you might look at your sales results differently.

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Roll Media Report: Let Us Cling Together

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Reusable window clings from Valloy.

Reusable window cling films offer PSPs the opportunity to create temporary displays without using adhesive for quick installation and a clean surface after removal. Valloy's offerings include a white, 6.5-mil polypropylene film; a white, 6.2-mil PET film; and a clear, 6.2-mil PET film. Bubble-free and printable with UV, latex, and eco-solvent inks, the window clings are designed for indoor and outdoor applications. Available in 50- and 54-in. widths.

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New Heat Transfer Material and Mask from Roland DGA

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Eco-solvent printable.

Roland DGA has added HeatSoft Plus heat transfer material (HTM3) and polyester transfer mask (PTM2) for printing image transfers for T-shirts, sports apparel, and accessories. The eco-solvent-printable polyurethane HTM3 is designed to stretch and weed easily, and is compatible with cotton, polyester, poly-blend, spandex, Lycra, and leather materials. It is reportedly durable up to 50 wash cycles and is CPSIA-certified for use on products for infants and children.

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Mapping the Maize

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Graphics come to life in mazes measuring dozens of acres.

Dusty Rigby talks about his work in terms that dwarf most notions of grand-format imaging: “The average is about eight to 10 acres; a few are as large as 25 acres,” he says. “The biggest we did was about 80 acres.” He’s talking about corn mazes.

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