In a time where technology such as iPod nanos, smart phones, and GPS devices can easily fit in your front pocket, it’s difficult to imagine the necessity for a computer bigger than your home desktop, let alone the length of a swimming pool.
Since 2004, photographer Don Hamerman (www.hamerman.com) has searched a youth ballpark near his Stamford, Connecticut, home for discarded baseballs. He’s transformed more than 100 of these into a photographic series titled My Found Baseballs. In some cases, the resultant photos look like anything but baseballs – showing the usual pristine orbs now adorned with moss and mold, shorn of cover, and sometimes deteriorated beyond recognition.
Exposure 5 is the new version of Alien Skin Software’s photography-effects software. The software enables users to achieve accurate film simulation, using a wide range of creative effects in a simple interface, reports Alien Skin.
Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve probably heard a lot of recent news about 3D printing – also referred to as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing. In fact, if you believe the hype, even sliced bread has now taken a back seat to 3D printing. Soon, you’ll no longer have to go to the store to buy the widget you need; instead, you’ll be able to simply print it with that 3D printer sitting on your kitchen counter next to the coffee maker. Some pundits are calling this capability a spark for the next industrial revolution.
LexJet has been named the exclusive North American distributor of GAPP Engineering's Canvas Stretch Master and Studio Canvas Master.
The Canvas Stretch Master can wrap up to 60 canvas prints/hr and requires only a 120-psi air compressor to run it.
The Studio Canvas Master can be either bench- or wall-mounted and can wrap up to 35 canvas prints/hr, the company reports.
Heytex has introduced Digitex Eclipse, a one-side, foam-coated blockout fabric with black backside for printing with UV and latex inks. Applications include wallcoverings, ceiling suspensions, displays, projection surfaces, and more. Available in widths up to 16 ft.
Photo Tex has introduced two new versions of its Photo Tex adhesive fabric media: Photo Tex (OPA) Opaque and Photo Tex (EX). Photo Tex (OPA) Opaque is a 95% blockout material for water-based, UV, and latex inks. Available in 36-, 42-, and 60-in widths. Photo Tex (EX) is a 50% stronger adhesive than regular Photo Tex. Designed for textured surfaces, eggshell paints, outdoor events, and fabric and clothing; it’s available in 42- and 54-in. rolls.
Bayer Material Science has introduced its new generation of engineered polycarbonate sheet products for signage: Makrolon LD and Makrolon SL. Makrolon LD helps to deliver uniform light diffusion and eliminates hot spotting for LED signage, including channel letters. Makrolon SL is an enhanced UV-resistant product with weatherability and impact strength; applications include flat and formed sign faces.
Graphics One has launched the GO EcoColor PC36 Print-and-Cut, a 36-in. eco-solvent printer with an integrated contour cutting system. Designed for applications such as garment decoration, transfers, decals, labels, and outdoor signage, the 4-color EcoColor PC36 utilizes EcoColor eco-solvent inks. It features a top resolution of 1440 dpi and print speeds up to 95 sq ft/hr; on the cut side, it offers cutting speeds up to 24 in./sec and up to 800 grams of cutting force. List price: $11,995, including software and more.
RTape’s 54-in. VinylEfx metalized vinyl print media is designed for P-O-P displays, tradeshow graphics, retail posters, museum graphics, and wall graphics. VinylEfx is available in Matte Silver, Fine Brush Silver, Smooth Silver, and Smooth Gold.
It’s compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, and latex inks, UV-curable inkjet inks, and UV-curable screen print inks. The media will adhere to a variety of standard metal and plastic sign substrates and smooth painted walls, RTape reports. In 54-in. rolls.