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Philly Fanatics

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“They wanted to have the biggest and best party vehicle in the tailgate lot – so big that the vehicle barely squeezed through our shop door.”

The Job For many, the act of pre-game tailgating encompasses a laundry list of favorite to-dos: talking sports, eating great foods, drinking cold beer, and enjoying fun friends. Most fans find satisfaction by tailgating the old-fashioned way: lifting up their tailgates and turning their trunks into kitchens, mini-bars, and dining rooms. For one crew of Philadelphia fanatics, however, not just any vehicle would do.

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Adobe Releases CS6 Product Line

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Also debuts new Creative Cloud offering.

Adobe Systems has announced its Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) product line as well as the subscription-based Adobe Creative Cloud.

The company’s new CS6 releases include 14 CS6 applications and four Creative Suites – Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, and the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.

New Photoshop CS6 features include:

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Objet 3D Prints Large-Scale 3D Replica of Fenway Park to Celebrate Ballpark’s Anniversary

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Also: Objet announces it will merge with Stratasys.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boston’s Fenway Park, Objet Ltd. – which is merging with Stratasys Ltd. (see story below) – has unveiled a large-scale, 3D-printed replica of the celebrated ballpark. Designed in 3D software, using blueprints and up-to-date images, the 3 x 5-foot replica captures the details of Fenway – from the Green Monster and Pesky Pole to the exact number of lights and the infamous red Ted Williams seat in right field.

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Agfa to Hold New Jersey Wide-Format Open House

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Demonstrations will include several print systems, inks, media, and software.

Agfa has announced that it will be holding two free Open House Technology demos at its New Jersey Technology Center Tuesday May 22 and Wednesday May 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Demonstrations of printing systems will include the Anapurna M2540 FB UV-curable flatbed, the HP Designjet L26500, and the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 and SureColor S30671. Attendees can also learn about Agfa Graphics' inks and other production technologies associated with inkjet printing, such as color management tools, web portals and more.

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Palram Announces New Polycarbonate Line

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Line 44 brings a broad range of product capabilities.

Palram Americas has added a new polycarbonate line, Line 44, to its roster. The new line will add the ability to produce optical, security, and containment-grade products, and sheets or coils up to 104-in.-wide untrimmed, the company reports. Capabilities of this latest addition include up to 15-mm-thick general-purpose polycarbonate sheet, co-extruded UV (one or two sides), sign-grade sheets and coils, clear, whites and colors, fire-rated sheets and high optics sheets.

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Corel Releases CorelDraw Graphics Suite X6

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Suite includes Website Creator X6 for building and managing websites.

Corel has announced CorelDraw Graphics Suite X6, the latest version of the company’s flagship graphics suite. New features in X6 include:
• Advanced OpenType support – OpenType typography features contextual and stylistic alternates, ligatures, ornaments, and swash variants;
• Native 64-bit and enhanced multi-core support processes files and images up to 50% faster than X5;
• Custom-built Color Harmony tools to collectively modify and analyze colors and hues for complementary color schemes;

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Date Set for ‘Sneak Peek’ Event at American Sign Museum

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June 2 at museum's new Cincinnati facility.

The American Sign Museum, based in Cincinnati, has scheduled a public “sneak preview” of its new facility on June 2. Now based in a 42,000-square-foot former parachute factory in Cincinnati’s Camp Washington area, the new museum will feature:

* 19,300 square feet of exhibit space;
* 3800 cataloged items;
* 28-foot-high ceilings to accommodate large signs;
* a working neon shop;
* event space for up to 800 people;
* signmaking archives, and more.

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HP Announces New White Ink and More for Scitex FB7500/FB7600

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Also introduces the Hostert Automatic Loader and SmartStream Production Analyzer for Scitex, plus new Indigo models.

In a pre-Drupa event held in Tel Aviv, Israel, this past March, HP introduced a score of new digital printing systems and technology modifications, including a new white ink and White Ink Kit plus Automatic Loader for its HP Scitex FB7500/7600 flatbeds, as well as the HP SmartStream Production Analyzer and the first 29-inch-format HP Indigo press.

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North Plains Acquires Xinet

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Xinet will now be a North Plains company and no longer exist as a standalone entity.

North Plains, the provider of digital asset management (DAM), has announced that it has acquired Xinet, the workflow management software company. Both companies have singularly focused on addressing the challenges in rich media workflows.

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Danaher Corporation to Acquire X-Rite

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X-Rite will remain a standalone company, becomes part of Danaher’s Product ID group.

Danaher Corporation – the Washington DC-based manufacturer that acquired Esko in 2011 – has agreed to acquire X-Rite, Inc. The transaction is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2012.

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