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Explorer - May

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Wide Format Around the Globe

1. Brazil – For a self-promo campaign, print company Art Center (www.artcenter.com.br) produced and delivered pizzas to their ad clients. But these weren’t your run-of-the-mill pizzas: Art Center printed faux toppings directly onto 400 pre-treated pizza crusts, and then output custom-designed boxes with the message, “We also print on paper.” The shop used its Inca Onset S20 and Spyder 320 printers for the output, which included wraps for delivery cars.

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Taking the Fine-Art Plunge

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Four companies embracing fine art and artists.

“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together,” said John Ruskin, the leading English art critic of the Victorian era.

Similarly, fine-art printing involves the hand, the head, and the heart as well, but also the scanner or camera, the printer, the media, the laminate, and the right team for the job.

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Rock-n-Rollfeds

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The venerable rollfed printer remains a critical output tool.

Rock-and-roll music came about in large part because the right technology was in place to allow it to happen. The electric guitar had been developed, along with the amplifier and the microphone, coupled with the advent of the 45-rpm record. Without these technologies in place, rock-and-roll (aka “rock-n-roll”) might never have happened.

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Agfa Ceases Development of M-Press

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The company will continue to sell through its existing M-Press inventory and support the installed M-Press base.

Agfa reports that it is ceasing development of its current M-Press platform. Doing so, says the company, will enable it to focus on and develop a new technology and strategy that will address the industrial-printing market served by the M-Press as well as the graphics markets served by Agfa’s Anapurna and Jeti lines.

The company will continue to sell through its existing M-Press inventory and support the installed M-Press base.

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The Incredibly Important Install Bay

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Tips on how to make an efficient install area.

In Arizona, our shop is fortunate enough to have pretty nice weather all year long – but even with our near-perfect climate, we can't install outdoors. So we were forced to build a functioning install bay to provide the space, the tools, and the environment that suits the needs of our craft.

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Becoming Graphically Fit

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Apple Visual Graphics wraps 18 shipping containers for Reebok's CrossFit campaign.

For the global launch of “The Sport Fitness” Reebok CrossFit campaign, Apple Visual Graphics (www.applevisualgraphics.com) wrapped 18 shipping containers in Red Hook, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Over the course of six weeks, the containers were shipped to nine major international cities: New York, Mexico, Delhi, London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Barcelona, and Moscow.

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Get in the Game

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Largeprinting.com creates wall, window, and floor graphics for The College Basketball Experience.

March Madness may be over, but America’s love for college basketball lasts all year, especially at The College Basketball Experience located at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The 41,500- square-foot building that opened last October features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as well as interactive stations where fans can practice rebounding, passing, three-point shooting, free-throw shooting, and, of course, slam dunking – all as if they were part of an actual NCAA game.

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IT Supplies Acquires Inkjet Art

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Combined organizations will operate under the IT Supplies brand and website.

IT Supplies Inc. has acquired Inkjet Art, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Inkjet Art will now offer its product range – including Museum Digital Fine Art, Illuminata Art and Canvas, the Micro-Ceramic line of photo paper, and more – through a dedicated Inkjet Art Division at IT Supplies.

“Inkjet Art is a perfect fit for us. We are thrilled with this expansion, and our team is ready to listen and serve, while never losing site on the importance of each and every customer; long-standing or brand new,” says Greg Lahart, president and founder of IT Supplies.

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SID Neutrino Open House May 29-31 in Miami

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Signs International Distributor to showcase its new SID Neutrino and SID Neutrino Label printers.

Signs International Distributor is hosting a SID Neutrino Open House event at its Miami, Florida, headquarters, May 29-31.

The company will be showcasing its new SID Neutrino and SID Neutrino Label printers. Both printers made their debut at the recent ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas

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