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Graphics Fit for a Rap King

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New York's Apple Visual Graphics offers Roc Nation a graphic's makeover.

The Client Roc Nation

The Players Apple Visual Graphics

Tools & Supplies Mimaki JV33, Mimaki ES3 Eco-Solvent inks, Sihl Smart Canvas Matte 3482, OnOne Software Perfect Resize 7

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Panoply Finance Launched

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New company specializes in financing programs for wide- and grand-format printers.

Panoply Finance, a sister company of Global Imaging and Global Garage, has launched. The new business specializes in financing programs for wide- and grand-format printers.

“We only lease in the wide- and grand-format industry and really understand the value and life cycle of grand-format equipment. This allows us to recommend the best lease structure for our customers based on their needs and long-term goals,” says Christene Mallory, Panoply’s director of financial services.

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Social Media: Why Make the Journey?

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How social media can benefit your print shop.

While the specific reasons for businesses to engage in social media marketing differ depending upon whether a company is in the business-to-business (B-to-B) or business-to-consumer (B-to-C) space, large or small, the basic goals are similar. If we were to boil these down to their core essence, the three primary motivators for engaging in social media are to build brand awareness, to nurture relationships, and build brand loyalty. These all lead to the main goal, which is ultimately to drive sales.

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Connect 2011: Previewing EFI’s Newest Innovations

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EFI holds its 12th annual Connect Users Conference before and during ISA Expo.

In Las Vegas, just before and during ISA Expo, EFI held its 12th annual Connect
Users Conference at the Wynn hotel. In addition to a broad array of educational
sessions, user group meetings, speakers, and exhibitors, the 1000 conference
attendees were able to see demonstrations and test drive in the lab area the latest
EFI products before their official release.

For print providers working in wide format, one of the highlights was the
introduction of the EFI Vutek GS3250LX, a new production-level UV printer utilizing

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Down Under Makeover

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Vision Isle brings Australia to Oakland Zoo.

When Oakland Zoo’s Wild Australia exhibit kicked off last summer, guests were brought down under without ever stepping foot outside of California, with live animals straight from the Outback and the melodic tunes of Didgeridoo music. To celebrate the additions of several Australian wallaroo and emu, Oakland Zoo created a 3.5-acre Wild Australia exhibit surrounding its railroad tracks – inviting guests to hop on the Outback Express and be immersed in all things Oz.

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Roland's VersaUV LEF-12 'Benchtop' Flatbed UV Printer

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For printing three-dimensional objects.

Roland has announced the VersaUV LEF-12 “benchtop” flatbed UV printer that’s built for three-dimensional objects.

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New Line of Green Products from Hexis: Naturally

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Also adds line of cast vinyls.

Hexis has debuted its new line of green products, Naturally, which includes a latex printing film and a gloss overlaminate. HXL300WG2 is a latex film with a gloss finish coated with a gray pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive and is suitable for solvent inkjet printers and Mutoh Bio inks and HP Latex inks. The 4-mil film is PVC free, with no plasticizers and includes a HexPress liner. PL300CG2 is a glossy latex laminate with pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive made for use with HXL300WG2; the 1-mil film is also PVC free.

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Tape Technologies Adds to Wallpaper Lines

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Including New Styletech Digitally Printable Textured Wallpaper.

Tape Technologies has added Styletech Digitally Printable Textured Wallpaper to its line of vinyl media. Designed for both commercial and residential, indoor applications, texture styles include: Van Gogh, Pachyderm, Stucco, and Vertical Emboss. Textured Wallpaper is available in 20.75-in. wide x 98-ft long rolls.

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Mutoh Adds ValueJet 1324-54 and ValueJet 1624-64 to Lineup

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Eco-solvent printers feature new printheads, improved print speeds.

Mutoh has announced new additions to its ValueJet line-up: the ValueJet 1324-54 and ValueJet 1624-64 eco-solvent printers, replacing the previous ValueJet 1304-54 and 1614-64 models.

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Arizona 360 GT and Arizona 360 XT Flatbeds from Océ

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New printers offer Express and High Definition print modes.

Océ has announced the new Arizona 360 GT and Arizona 360 XT flatbed UV printer models, with enhancements over their 350 GT predecessors. Both are 4-color printers offering an Express Mode print speed of up to 377 sq ft/hr and a new High Definition print mode for fine feature reproduction, including the ability to print text as small as 2-point size (for technical and industrial applications such as printing on lenticular lenses and membrane panels).

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