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KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group Achieves G7 Master Printer Certification

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“Reiterating our commitment to achieving the highest quality standards in the printing industry.”

Cincinnati-based KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group has announced that it has achieved the level of G7 Master Printer Qualification by IDEAlliance.

By meeting the G7 methodology, reports KDM, its customers are assured of predictable and consistent color matching across its multiple printing presses. Customers also benefit from reductions in platemaking costs, make-ready time, and in consumable waste, KDM points out.

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New Manufacturing Facility and Head Office for Inca Digital

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Company’s new Cambridge facility allows for future growth.

Inca Digital has opened a new manufacturing facility and head office in Cambridge, England. The company's move to new, larger premises increases the floor area of its facilities to 63,173 square feet, and also brings a more efficient manufacturing process under one roof and increases overall production capacity, the company reports. The new site also provides larger and improved support, training, clean-room, and storage facilities with scope for future growth.

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Value Vinyls’ Rio Event Mesh

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For use at major events and concerts.

Value Vinyls has introduced Rio 6-oz. Event Mesh, a new mesh developed to be used at major events and concerts. Compatible with UV and solvent inks, Rio Event Mesh meets NFPA-701 test standards for applications where additional fire code jurisdiction is required. The mesh features 70% openness for maximum audio clarity in front of speakers. Also, the vivid white helps to create graphics that can be seen clearly from afar, Value Vinyls reports. Available in 126- and 196-in. rolls.

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The Cure for Media Madness

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Nearly 150 sources of vinyl, paper, films, and self-adhesives.

Today, just about anything can be printed upon. But, as cool as printing on “media” like water might be, doing so doesn’t necessarily result in the most useful marketing medium. Despite the rapid advancements in technology, the classic rollfed media options still tend to be king. And to be a truly successful print shop, you had better have quite the inventory of such media to back up your array of print equipment.

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Color Reflections: Custom Fabrication Masters

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"Firms sell their clients on crazy ideas and come to us to ask: ‘How the heck can we build this?’ And, we make it happen.”

Established in Las Vegas in August of 1995, Color Reflections began as a full-service photo lab. After purchasing a Durst Lambda in 1997, Color Reflections entered the digital age and never looked back. “From that point on, everything was based in digital. Today, we’re a 100-percent digital shop,” says Joe Casellano, Color Reflections’ president. The company now occupies a 25,000-sqaure foot facility, employs 55, and runs two shifts, operating nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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SGIA Expo 2012 To-Do List

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Make the most of your tradeshow experience while in Las Vegas.

Back in Vegas after last year’s New Orleans soirée, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) will take over Sin City in 2012 with its annual SGIA Expo, held October 18–20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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That’s a Lot of Love

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Big Ink outputs world's largest greeting card for CaringBridge.

The Job As a 24/7 “caring” social network, CaringBridge serves as an online community that allows people to stay connected during illness or traumatic life circumstances. With more than 323,000 personal sites created on CaringBridge, it has helped 43 million visitors share and receive support. To honor its 15th anniversary, CaringBridge wanted to celebrate in a big way while doing what it does best – spreading the love. The idea: create the world’s largest greeting card while also setting the record for the most signatures on a card.

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Focused on Fabrics

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Dye Into Print continues to stay one step ahead of its clients’ dye-sub needs.

Many print service providers first dally with fabric printing as a lucrative new application for their digital equipment and expertise. Dye Into Print, however, began as a digital experiment by a company already successful in textile printing, and that has made all the difference.

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The Training Track

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Hit the classroom – real or virtual – to learn new skills and refine existing practices.

Print providers are continually looking for an edge over the competition. And while many shops might seek out relatively common advantages such as additional machinery, larger staffs, and the dreaded low-balling on prices, the successful print provider also is sure to integrate a steady mix of education and training programs into his or her operation.

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School Advertising Takeover

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School Media outputs graphics to help schools earn money.

School Media, a niche marketing company with in-house print capabilities, offers high schools across the country the opportunity to sell advertising on its lockers and walls to earn additional funds for the school’s needs. Profits go to hiring more teachers, purchasing more books and computers, and the support of special school programs. With a strict set of regulations, School Media enforces a policy of positive, practical messaging that encourages healthy, active lifestyles to its target market: students.

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