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Mutoh Renovates Website

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User-friendly updates made to Mutoh.com.

Mutoh America has launched its renovated website to offer simpler navigation to users. Along with a new layout, the site now provides updated product information, including features and downloadable spec sheets.

“Our goal was to not just create a great site, but build a tool that can help empower large-format print professionals in a positive way,” says Mutoh marketing manager Kimber Johnson.

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Conference Set for College-based Print Providers

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Event will take place April 17-21 in Dallas.

The Association of College & University Printers (ACUP) is actively seeking new membership registration for the first time in its history. The 46-year-old institution, which became an official non-profit organization in 2010, represents print providers in US higher-education institutions as well as those in international colleges and universities. Executive director Tom Tozier says the group anticipates 300 to 500 new active members in the first year.

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Turning Fine Art into Printed Gold

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How to transfer and print images to a variety of surfaces.

Digital Alchemy is the title of printmaker Bonny Pierce Lhotka’s new book. Her latest volume takes the reader step-by-step through more than a dozen projects, providing detailed information on how to transfer and print images to a variety of surfaces using techniques Lhotka has spent years developing. Just a few of the book’s topics and projects include:
• Transfer images to metal, wood, plastic, and other materials that will not feed through an inkjet printer;
• Print directly on metal;

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Laramie Rosenfeld Wins World Sign Spinning Championships

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Ray Rivera places second, Mike Wright places third in 2011 competition.

The 2011 World Sign Spinning Championships were held February 18-19 in Hollywood, California, where more than 60 of the fastest and most talented sign spinners vied for the “World’s Best” title. Laramie Rosenfeld spun away with the title of 2011 World Sign Spinning Champion, followed by last year’s winner, Ray Rivera, who placed second, and Mike Wright, who placed third.

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LexJet Enhances, Simplifies PSA Laminate Line

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Three product categories include Performance, Elite, and Specialty lines.

LexJet has enhanced and simplified its line of PSA laminates and backers, arranging them into three basic products categories: Performance, Elite, and Specialty.
• Performance: an economically priced line of laminates and backers; most products in this category feature the same adhesives and base materials as the Elite line.
• Specialty: this product line features warranted, durable laminates “that meet all the demands of specialty applications, including floor, carpet, vehicle wrap, optically clear, and dry-erase,” LexJet reports.

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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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