SGIA has released the 2015 Graphic Workshop schedule, which includes two new training classes.
Esko’s newly developed front-end operating system, i-cut Production Console (iPC), is now the common platform for all Kongsberg digital finishing systems. It combines the feature set of the XL-Guide designed, for packaging applications, and i-cut Vision Pro, for cutting and short-run productions. Created for all operations on all Kongsberg tables.
V10 is the latest printer control software from Caldera. Featuring an algorithmic processing, APPE 3.3, and new remote management capabilities within a new interface, the software allows users to streamline their screen to focus only on live tasks, while icons and markers have been standardized throughout, according to the company. Caldera's use of HTML5 provides cross-platform, cross-OS support for remote management via a new module VisualRemote, which provides different levels of off-site access to operators.
The National Guild of Professional Paperhangers (NGPP) announced its rebranding at the beginning of November, on the eve of its 40th anniversary. Now named the Wallcovering Installers Association (WIA) (www.wallcoveringinstallers.org), it plans to continue in the tradition of the NGPP, as well as acknowledge that the industry continues to change with the times, according to a release.
The business idea was straightforward: buy a fleet of small electric vehicles, use them to offer free rides around Miami Beach, and wrap the vehicles in advertising to cover expenses and make some money. Thus Freebee was born; it began offering rides to passersby in early 2012.
Whether it’s via plane, train, or automobile, we live in a world of constant travel and transportation. And if you’re not getting picked up or driving a vehicle, you’re sure to pass one on the street, see one in the sky, or even grab a bite to eat from one. According to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), advertising on vehicles boosts brand-name recognition 15 times more than any other form of advertising, and it reaches more than 95 percent of Americans.
Drupa has released its Global Trends Report, the first of a series of reports that will track economic and market developments in the global print industry over the period leading to drupa 2016. The 35-page report features data from print companies around the world.
Some of the report’s findings are below:
1. New York City │ Nonprofit Portraits of Hope has continued its work with hospitalized and disadvantaged children through a project with Mactac and New York City Laundromats.
The Gilman Brothers Company has launched Infinity, a styrene-faced foamboard, and Infinity Easel.
Adding to Gilman’s new ColorOne White Point Management System, the ultra-smooth Infinity surface eliminates pre-production cleaning and preparation. The foamboard maintains its color under any light source, and is compatible with solvent, UV, and latex inks. The foam is also recyclable, features 3D forming characteristics, and is manufactured using 100 percent USA-produced raw materials.
Xcel Products has added to its XMR line of wide-format magnetic-receptive media with XMR v2.0.
The magnetic media is designed for no edge chipping; a brighter, more neutral white; a washable surface; and stiffness and durability for high-traffic environments.
Available in rolls up to 74 in.