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Océ North America Division Becomes Canon imageProGraf Dealer

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Océ Wide Format Printing Systems will begin offering imageProGraf iPF8000S/ iPF9000S models, others.

Canon U.S.A. has announced that the Océ North America Wide Format Printing Systems division has been named as a dealer of its imageProGraf large-format printers. As an authorized Canon dealer, Océ Wide Format Printing Systems will begin offering Canon’s lineup of imageProGraf large-format printers and supplies, including the 8-color imageProGraf iPF8000S/ iPF9000S models as well as the 5-color Technical Documents and General Use Series. Later this year, Océ Wide Format Printing Systems will add the 12-color imageProGraf iPF8300, iPF6350, and iPF6300.

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Graphics One GO Kalender Dual 66 Heat-Transfer System

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High-definition heat transfer system.

Graphics One has launched the GO Kalendar Dual 66, a 66-in. dual heat transfer calendar system.
Offering a dual capability to transfer high-definition, high-quality output imaging for both dye sublimation and direct-to-fabric fixation, the Kalendar Dual 66 features a maximum transfer imaging size of 66-in., a maximum paper size of 66-in., and the ability to accurately and evenly transfer high-quality dye sub images, Graphics One reports. Its 40-second exposure time provides transfer speeds of more than 43-in./minute.

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ImageOne Impact's Wrap Glove

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New glove to reduce static and remove friction.

The Wrap Glove from ImageOne Impact is designed to reduce and remove friction when hand-cutting vinyl and during vehicle-wrap installs. The glove’s fibers don’t shed or promote static, and they prevent the transfer of oils or perspiration from the user’s skin. The washable glove can be used to handle both the adhesive and non-adhesive sides of digital media and wrap films.
Price: $19.95 per pair.

IMAGEONE IMPACT
www.image1impact.com
 

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SGIA Expo: Wide Format in the Desert

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Las Vegas event takes place October 13-15, and will feature new Expert Advice Zones and much more. Visit The Big Picture magazine at booth 3479.

The Specialty Graphics and Imaging Association Expo (SGIA, sgia.org) is betting on a successful event as it gets set to roll the dice at the SGIA Expo 2010, October 12-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Okay, it’s not actually that much of a long shot--if last year’s event in New Orleans is any indicator, SGIA can expect upwards of 14,000 participants for the tradeshow which, to date, has slated more than 365 exhibitors and will showcase some of the newest technology available in the wide-format marketplace.

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A Cut Above

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How five shops have benefited by investing in cutters and routers

Many wide-format jobs aren’t finished when the ink is on the substrate. Applications from point-of-purchase displays to signage to window stickers often call for cutting out custom shapes. To meet those demands, many print providers now include routers or cutters among their finishing tools.

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Opportunities for Learning

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The marketplace offers a variety of training and education sources for your operation.

The old Chinese proverb relates, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. But teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

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The Money of Color

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Getting the best color for your money.

We spend a lot of money on printers and ink, so why can’t the color just magically come out correct every time? It sure would be nice if it did. I know we all have experienced this magical accurate color at some point, usually the first day you install a new printer. So what changes? Why can’t the red I got yesterday just come out as the same red today? Why does it all have to be so difficult?

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Legislative Updates from Around the World

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An update of environmental and safety issues for your area.

If you’re not staying up to date on environmental and safety issues in your area/region, you’re missing out on an opportunity to help your company. Establishing and maintaining a working knowledge base of environmental compliance and health-and-safety-related rules and regulatory updates can aid you in establishing a best-practices scenario for your operation while avoiding potential costly penalties. Plus, you’ll put your company in better position to market itself as a green or sustainable operation to incoming clients.

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PACA's Stock Image Conference

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See what the image conference is all about.

Looking to track down the latest trends in stock imagery? Or simply hobknob with some of the top companies providing stock art?
 

You might want to check out the 15th Annual International Conference of PACA (the Picture Archive Council of America), which will take place in New York City in mid-October. The weekend event will offer informative sessions, international networking opportunities, and solutions to the issues that affect stock-photography industry.
 

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A Theatrical Timeline

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The Old Globe Theatre comes to life.

When the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego received a grant to create an exhibit showcasing its 75-year history, designer Llance Bower jumped at the chance, creating a visual timeline featuring iconic theatrical illustrations hand drawn by costume designer Anna Oliver.

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