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Entrepreneur Makes 3D Printing Personal

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Homemade printer outputs custom décor and branding.

Startup and 3D design firm Drawn offers custom signage, furniture, and décor printed using file deposit material technology, which molds plastic heated to 230 C with a homemade printer engineered by entrepreneur and designer Sylvain Charpiot.

Check out other great print projects from our August issue:

A Right to Bear Arms... with Style

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Mactac Adds Products for Wall Décor

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Permanent and removable options.

Mactac has released two decorative products for its Imagin media line: Imagin DecoMural and Imagin DecoFresco. Digitally printable with UV, latex, and solvent processes, both products are intended for use on accent walls, wall murals, upscale signage, and other decorative applications. The two new offerings are designed with an adhesive designed to eliminate water-activated installation required by traditional wallpaper.

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SGIA to Sponsor Specialty Imaging Students

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Five scholars will receive $2000.

Five talented specialty imaging students will receive $2000 scholarships from the SGIA Education Committee. Keep reading on our sister site.

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Avery Dennison Adds Wrap Film for Recreational Vehicles

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Designed with long-term durability.

Avery Dennison has added SC900 RV Easy Apply vehicle wrap film for long-term use (up to 12 years) on recreational vehicles. The film features the company’s Easy Apply air egress adhesive technology, which guards against air bubbles during installation. SC900 RV can be installed in a wide range of temperatures, according to the company, from 40 to 90 F, and will adhere to a variety of surfaces including painted metals and smooth fiberglass.

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Roll Media Report: Brilliant Disguise

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Kapco's new adhesive vinyl is textured for a canvas effect.

Textured to look like canvas, Kapco Graphic Products' Sol/6CanvasPVC is an adhesive-backed, 6-mil matte white vinyl engineered for outdoor signage (up to 3 years unprinted), P-O-P graphics, and tradeshow displays. It features an 88-lb polycoated liner and is compatible with latex, solvent, and UV-cure inks. Available in 54-in. widths.

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Mimaki Releases Original Goods Package System

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Includes tabletop printer, cutting plotter, and ArtiosCAD software.

Mimaki has announced the North American release of its Original Goods Package System (OGPS), an equipment bundle designed for on-demand package printing and prototyping. The OGPS includes the company’s UJF-6042 UV-LED tabletop printer, CFL-605RT compact cutting plotter, and, newly developed by Esko, ArtiosCAD DS software.

The 24-in. UJF-6042 printer is capable of printing on plastics, metal, wood, leather, and glass up to 6 in. thick. It is available with white and clear inks.

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In Memoriam: Paolo Capano

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Inx Digital Italy mourns managing director.

Paolo Capano, managing director of Inx Digital Italy, has passed unexpectedly at the age of 50. Capano’s textile company Anteprima, established in 1997, became a distributor of Inx’ Triangle products in 2002 before being acquired by the company in 2010.

“He was a devoted husband and father, loved by everyone who knew him,” says Rick Clendenning, president and CEO of Inx International. “His passion for his work and dedication to his customers and colleagues were unmatched by anyone.”

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Printing the Impossible

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“Upcycling” takes on new meaning with these unheard-of substrates.

Print shop Unicorn Graphics set out to do what seemed unattainable: Print on any imaginable substrate. Starting with a portrait printed on nearly 10,000 screw heads, they have since tackled peanut shells, golf tees, bread, and more.

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Epicomm Forecasts Gradual Industry Growth

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Plus, half of survey participants look to improve marketing strategies.

Epicomm’s State of the Industry Report, 13th edition, indicates a slight but positive growth for the printing industry. The survey of 174 printers, mailers, and marketing service providers (more than half of whom provide wide-format printing) reviewed sales data for the first half of 2015 and showed a 1.3 percent gain – a similar pace to the 2.4 percent growth seen in 2014.

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EFI Releases Midmarket Productivity Suite

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Featuring end-to-end workflows.

EFI has launched the Midmarket Productivity Suite, a modular collection of end-to-end business and production workflows. EFI’s Pace software serves as the core MIS in which 17 workflows are based, including features for marketing, ecommerce, web-to-print, scheduling, shop floor data collection, fulfillment, warehousing, and shipping. The suite directly integrates with EFI’s JDF-enabled Fiery digital front end. Available to new and existing EFI Pace MIS users.

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