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OKI Data Infotech Releases Largest ColorPainter Model

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H3-104s offers 8-color eco-solvent ink set.

OKI Data Infotech has expanded its ColorPainter line of inkjet printers with the 104-in. H3-104s. The largest ColorPainter model offered, the H3-104s is designed for high productivity, and prints at speeds up to 609 sq ft/hr. The machine’s low-odor, eco-solvent ink set is reportedly durable up to 3 years outdoors, and features 8 colors, including gray and light gray, for improved monochrome printing and color gradations.

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Roll Media Report: (Don't) Love Your Curls

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Herculite's digital banner media features a 5-year guarantee against edge curl.

Bantex 10-oz Blackback Curl Free banner media from Herculite Graphic Products comes with a 5-year guarantee against edge curl and is flame retardant. The one-sided product features a black back for reduced glare. Available in 36-, 54-, and 72-in. widths and compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV-curable, and latex inks.

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In My Time of Dyeing

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A Legacy in Vinyl

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Arizona graduating class donates 876-square-foot wall wrap.

The 2014 graduating class of Liberty High School ensured a lasting legacy with this 876-square-foot seamless wall wrap, which covers door frames, crash bars, mortar joints, and rough cinder block. Graphics provider Azpro printed the wrap on 3M Scotchcal IJ8624 graphic film with 3M 8524 laminate via an HP Latex 3000 printer.

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Magnetic Receptive Media from Ultraflex

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A lightweight, changeable option.

Ultraflex Systems has introduced the lightweight XMR Magnetic Receptive Media for frequently changed applications such as retail and restaurant graphics. XMR features a neutral white point and high durability; it does not require lamination, according to the company. Available in 74-in. widths.

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HP Expands Scitex Line with New Industrial and Corrugated Models

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Plus, additions to the FB550 and FB750.

HP has announced several new and modified printers for its Scitex line:

The HP Scitex 11000 Industrial Press is designed for cost-effective short runs on a variety of media, from fiber-based textiles to rigid plastics. The 63-in. press features Smart Coat ink layer technology, intended for surface flexibility and durability without an additional overcoat. Prints up to 6997 sq ft/hr in 6 colors.

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Repackaging RIPs

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Today’s RIP suppliers are promising software that is scalable, affordable, and bundled with MIS, ERP, and workflow management functions.

Have you seen a runner selecting shoes? It’s a mystical process, guided by a salesperson/guru, who carefully examines the foot, the stride, wear on previous soles, etc. And it ends with a glowing athlete holding a new pair of treads.

Today’s software developers are trying to make buying a RIP something like that. They know that RIPs are “fit it and forget it” shoes, and so they’re spiffing them up with new features for a perfect fit.

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Tucanna Updates tFlow Workflow Software

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Version 3 enables customization and variable data support.

Tucanna has released version 3 of its tFlow workflow software, with new features including:
• A customizable interface;
• Variable data support, including barcodes, and Rest API for bi-directional communication with other software systems;
• Configurable, independent workflows, order histories, and job histories;
• And an updated messaging center.
 

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Interactive Advertising Brings Golf to Citygoers

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OBIE award finalist pushes the limits of OOH.

The 2015 OBIE awards, hosted by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, celebrated simple advertising strategies that stirred up genuine feelings in its audience. "These winning campaigns need no explanation," as the awards website put it.

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Entrepreneur Makes 3D Printing Personal

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Homemade printer outputs custom décor and branding.

Startup and 3D design firm Drawn offers custom signage, furniture, and décor printed using file deposit material technology, which molds plastic heated to 230 C with a homemade printer engineered by entrepreneur and designer Sylvain Charpiot.

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A Right to Bear Arms... with Style

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Mactac Adds Products for Wall Décor

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Permanent and removable options.

Mactac has released two decorative products for its Imagin media line: Imagin DecoMural and Imagin DecoFresco. Digitally printable with UV, latex, and solvent processes, both products are intended for use on accent walls, wall murals, upscale signage, and other decorative applications. The two new offerings are designed with an adhesive designed to eliminate water-activated installation required by traditional wallpaper.

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