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Onyx Adds Support for Windows 8

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Also adds support for the Roland Soljet Pro4 XR-640 large-format printer/cutter.

Onyx Graphics has announced that the latest versions of its print workflow and RIP software packages now include support for the Windows 8 operating system. The support is available in version 1.2.5 of Onyx Thrive print workflow software and version X10.2.5 of Onyx ProductionHouse, Onyx PosterShop, and Onyx RIPCenter RIP software packages.

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Ilford Debuts OmniJet NanoSolvent Photo Papers

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And licenses Kodak MatchPrint inkjet proofing media.

Ilford has announced the availability of OmniJet NanoSolvent Premium Photo Papers, the first products to utilize the the company’s new NanoSolvent layer technology (which it previewed last year at SGIA Expo).

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Think Big Solutions Acquired by EPS-Doublet

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“Projects today require a multi-channel strategy with a higher level of customization and personalization than ever before.”

EPS-Doublet has acquired Denver’s Think Big Solutions.

Think Big Solutions will be incorporated into the existing EPS-Doublet print and manufacturing facilities located in northeast Denver.

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American Sign Museum Hosts Third Annual Online Auction

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The auction opens for bids March 16 at noon PST and closes April 6 at 3 p.m. PST at the ISA Sign Expo.

The American Sign Museum will be hosting its annual Online Auction to benefit the Museum’s operating budget. Donations of products, equipment, gift certificates, and/or services are welcome for the 2013 Auction.

The Online Auction will open for bidding on Saturday, March 16 at noon PST and close on the last day of the ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas at 3 p.m. PST on Saturday, April 6. Bidders will be able to bid on items at the American Sign Museum’s booth, #3321.

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Aurora Specialty Textiles Adds to Line of Sublimation Fabrics

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Sub-Suede and Universal Knit 400 FR.

Two new style additions to the Northern Lights Printable Textile Collection are Sub-Suede and Universal Knit 400 FR.

Sub-Suede, a polyester suede, is compatible with both dye-sublimation transfer printing and dye-sublimation direct printing. Applications include display graphics, gaming-table covers, and more. Available in rolls, 59 in. x 150 ft.

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Designer Karim Rashid: ‘Adding Emotion and Meaning to a Flat World’

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Also at Heimtexil: HP announces a new print solution for wallcoverings.

At Heimtexil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles held in Frankfurt, Germany this January, designer Karim Rashid (karimrashid.com) partnered with HP “to bring the possibilities of digital printing to life” in the HP Lounge. Rashid designed a lounge where everything – floor, furniture, and walls – was custom printed using HP Latex print technologies.

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Roland DG Opens Manufacturing Facility in Thailand

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New Bangkok center is company’s first manufacturing site outside of Japan.

Roland DG Corp., parent company of US-based Roland DGA, has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility based in Bangkok, Thailand, for the company’s digital printing equipment. It is the company’s first manufacturing center located outside of Japan.

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Shooting for Perfection

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Go Graphix shoots (and scores) with a project for The Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Client: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The Players: 42 Design Fab (www.42designfab.com), Go Graphix (www.go-graphix.com)

Tools & Supplies: HP Designjet L25500 printer, 3M Controltac IJ180-CV3 vinyl, R-Tape 5-mil overlaminate, Royal Sovereign laminator

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Master Magnetics Introduces New Material

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Both front and back surfaces of FlexIron attract magnets.

Master Magnetics (www.magnetsource.com) showcased its FlexIron, a flexible, ferrous material that attracts magnets (flexible and ceramic). Both front and back surfaces attract magnets; it can be drilled or cut with scissors, knife, dye, or punch. Standard width is 24 in., but other sizes are available.

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Mutoh America Introduces its ValueJet 2638

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The company's ValueJet 1624W textile/sublimation printer is also new.

Mutoh America (www.mutoh.com) unveiled its ValueJet 2638, a 104-in. staggered dual-head eco-solvent printer. The ValueJet 2638 offers a top speed of 1168 sq ft/hr (at 360 x 360 dpi) and a maximum resolution of 1440 dpi; it’s available with 4 or 7 colors. Other features include: Intelligent Interweave (i²) print technology to eliminate banding; the ValueJet Status Monitor app for remote-printer monitoring; a ColorVerify process control system (ColorVerify Pro-capable).

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