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On the Green

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Titleist PGA trailer wrap using Epson and Avery technologies, by Image Options.

Image Options in Foothill Ranch, California, utilized its Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer with UltraChrome GS solvent inks to produce the output for this 32 x 12-foot trailer for Titleist golf balls in preparation for the 2011 PGA Tour. It took the company nine hours to output the job onto 869 feet of Avery MPI 1005 Supercast vinyl, followed by an Avery 1360 gloss overlam. Decal Technologies wrapped the trailer in a day.

IMAGE OPTIONS
www.imageoptions.net 
 

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Making an Entrance

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Altitude Color Technologies creates building wrap for Prada in Vegas.

The Client Prada

The Player Altitude Color Technologies (altitudecolor.com)

Tools & Supplies EFI Vutek UltraVu 2360, HP Scitex XL 1500, Caldera RIP, 3M IJ3552C media and 3M 3519/8914 overlam, INX Triangle Inks, AGL 64i laminator

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New Versions of Twist and ES, from Dalim Software

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Twist 6.3 provides a fully automated PDF "comparison" workflow.

Dalim Software has released its latest version of Twist, the company’s workflow engine, and ES, its streamlined customer-facing environment.

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Inx Digital Introduces PDQ Inks

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Solvent pigmented inks designed for superwide-format printing systems.

Inx Digital has debuted its Triangle PDQ inks, mild-solvent pigmented inks designed for superwide-format printing systems utilizing Spectra, Xaar, and Ricoh printheads. The low-odor, cyclohexanone-free inks can adhere to various vinyl and banner stocks including PVC-based substrates such as self-adhesive vinyl. The CMKY inks work best for shorter ad campaigns and offer up to one-year outdoor durability, INX reports. Available in 1-liter bottles.

INX DIGITAL
inxdigital.com
 

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3M's New Metal Finishes for 1080 Film

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Brush finishes for Scotchprint Wrap Film Series.

3M has announced new brush finishes for its Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080. Metal finishing options include brushed aluminum, brushed titanium, brushed steel, brushed steel blue, and brushed gold. These pressure-activated, 3.5-mil cast films are designed to provide dimensional stability and durability without the need for an overlaminate. The films feature non-visible air-release channels and 60-in. widths. Scotchprint wrap films are also available in carbon fiber and four matte colors – black, white, silver, and military green.

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Moab Debuts Lasal Exhibition Luster 300 Paper

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A heavyweight, archival exhibition-quality luster paper.

Moab has launched Lasal Exhibition Luster 300, a heavyweight (300-gsm), archival exhibition-quality luster paper, designed for use with all inkjet printers. The new paper replaces the company’s Photo Luster 270 paper and features a new coating designed to produce an extra-wide color gamut and an improved scratch-resistance, enhanced stiffness, reduced curl, and increased opacity.

Available in rolls (17-, 24-, and 44-in. wide) and in sheets (4x6-, 5x7-, 8.5 x 11-, 11x17-, and 13 x 19-in., plus A2 and A4).

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Xanita Launches X-Board Lite

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An expanded honeycomb core with print-receptive laminate.

Xanita has introduced X-Board Lite, comprising an expanded honeycomb core pressed between a print-receptive laminate. The substrate is directly printable on both sides using UV-curable and solvent inks; once printed, X-Board can be mitre-cut, folded or curved, and shape cut, and is suitable for flat-panel or three-dimensional applications. It’s designed to be laminated, veneered, pressed with decorative foils, painted, or upholstered.

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Finding Solvent Success

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A narrowing of choices when it comes to solvent printers.

It’s getting more and more difficult to track down a printer that utilizes solvent inks. As a result of a combination of factors – the onrushing surge of UV technologies coupled with green/sustainable aspirations, to name two – solvent-machine options are much more limited today than they were a few years ago.

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High-Fashion Fabrics

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Dyenamix's digitally printed textiles grace fashion runways, Broadway stages, and other venues.

In the high-profile worlds of fashion, theatre, and entertainment, Dyenamix (dyenamix.com) is not a name that’s instantly recognizable – except to those in the know. This New York City specialist in custom fabric and textiles produces the material for the latest designs and costumes seen on Broadway and in the movies.

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Livening up the Luxor

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The National Print Group's work for a Vegas icon.

The National Print Group (TNPG)  has partnered with Vegas hotspots like the Flamingo Casino, MGM Grand, and the Luxor to create building wraps and other large projects for more than 18 years.

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