The American Sign Museum’s fourth annual Online Auction will open on April 1 and will close April 26 at 3:00 pm EST. This year’s fundraising event includes sign products, equipment, and services, as well as a selection of consumer goods. All proceeds benefit the American Sign Museum’s acquisition and sign-restoration fund; the Museum is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation.
Here’s hoping Mother Nature is done throwing the Polar Vortex in all of our faces by the end of April. But in case winter just won’t go away, we have sunny skies, warmth, and palm trees awaiting us down south, because it’s back to Orlando April 23-26 for the 2014 edition of the ISA Expo.
Jeffrey J. Clarke has been named CEO of Eastman Kodak Company. He also joins the company’s Board of Directors.
Roland DGA has announced the launch of its imagiNation 2014 end-user conference, a one-day event designed to inspire, educate, and empower Roland inkjet printer owners and operators. The conference will be co-located with the SGIA Expo, on October 21, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Wadjet AG, an international manufacturer of wide-format digital printers based in Switzerland, has announced the start of operations of its North American subsidiary, Wadjet America, Inc. Earlier this year, Mantel Digital AG spun off its wide format digital printer manufacturing business into Wadjet AG, a separate, standalone company.
Mark Bric Display has added fabric panels to its IsoFrame line. The fabric panel is a thin silicone edge that is bent around the fabric graphics, allowing the section to be inserted into a groove on IsoFrame posts and beams. 10-ft IsoFrame sections can be connected to create a continuous wall of any length; fabric-panel sections can be intermixed with traditional panels.
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Herculite products Bantex 13oz 2S and Bantex Curl Free 13oz 2S are now HP-certified. The two-sided 100%-blockout banner media are intended for P-O-P applications where edge curl is a concern.
Canon USA has announced its new SE Series imageProGraf lineup, comprising the 6-color 44-in. iPF8400SE printer and 24-in. iPF6400SE printer.
The new printers are designed for the poster and infographics markets, and feature a 6-color Lucia EX pigment inkset – CMYK + matte black + red – that has been engineered to allow for a color-gamut expansion beyond Canon’s 8-color models in the yellow to red regions, the company reports – particularly useful in producing eye-catching posters. The Lucia EX inks boast added durability and scratch-resistance.
At the recent Dscoop9 conference in Orlando, HP launched a new member benefit designed to help grow business: the “Tell Your Story Sales Program.
The program’s sales kit includes four detailed guides, a marketing roadmap and more than 100 components needed for a customer event, from the planning stage through sales conversion and lead tracking – including event invitations, PowerPoint presentations, sample files, videos, case studies, and signage.
When white ink emerged as an option on a new generation of wide-format digital presses, early adopters embraced the technology as a way of differentiating themselves from competitors. As they’ve explored its applications, new opportunities have emerged, creatively and commercially, putting bright and colorful graphics and effects where doing so just wasn’t feasible or cost-effective before.