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CET Color and PrintLat Sign Distribution Agreement

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Producer of wide-format printers and routers expands its reach into Latin America.

CET Color has signed an agreement with PrintLat to distribute the former company’s line of wide-format UV digital printers and routers into the Latin American market.

“CET Color is becoming quite a force in the UV wide-format digital printing market,” says David Pachon, president of PrintLat. “Our partnership with them will enable us to expand our offering and round out our portfolio of products. CET Color will assist us in providing innovative print solutions to companies while lowering their cost of ownership.”

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Paradigm Imaging Enters Distribution Agreement with SID Signs

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“…Becoming a single source for multiple solutions in the large-format market -- from input to output.”

Paradigm Imaging Group, the supplier of large-format scanning and printing solutions, tradeshow displays, and graphics, has been appointed distributor for SID Signs International Distributor Corporation in North America. Based in Miami, SID Signs is a provider of wide-format printers and related products, including UV, solvent, and eco-solvent printers, as well as cutting plotters, routers, laminators, consumables, and more.

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X-Rite Adds Locations for Fundamentals of Color and Appearance Seminars

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Events in 13 cities teach principles of color measurement.

X-Rite has nearly doubled the locations this spring where it will be offering its Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA) one-day seminar that instructs on how to evaluate and approve colors. The seminars are geared toward pre-media and digital pressroom personnel as well as manufacturing specifiers, quality-control and assurance professionals, lab technicians, parts suppliers, and others.

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SGP Opens 45-Day Public Comment Period for Revised Certification Criteria

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Comment period closes February 4, 2011.

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) has opened the public comment period for a revised Certification Criteria document. The SGP Partnership periodically reviews and expands the Criteria document in order to address new sustainability issues and key changes in the graphic-communications industry, the organization reports.

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Heidelberg USA to Distribute EFI Vutek GS Printers

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“Commercial printers are looking for ways to…offer their clients more diversified products and services.”

EFI and Heidelberg USA have announced a new agreement under which Heidelberg will distribute the Vutek GS series of superwide digital printers to the commercial print market in the US. Under the agreement, Heidelberg will distribute EFI’s Vutek GS2000, GS3200, and GS5000r as well as the inks, parts, consumables, accessories, and upgrades related to these printers. Heidelberg will also provide customer and technical support for the Vutek GS series of printers including installation and training.

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Nashakele Debuts the AfriJet Printer

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"We're considering international investors to expedite production and global distribution.”

Nashakele Distribution, a South African signage supplier, created a stir at the Sign Africa Expo in Johannesburg last fall with its introduction of the 4-color AfriJet, an infrared flatbed. Billed as “the first outdoor printer to be conceptualized and assembled in South Africa,” the AfriJet features, quick-drying infrared-cured light-solvent inks (alcohol-based), infrared lamps, Epson DX5 heads in a dual-head configuration, a top resolution of 1440 dpi, and a standard production print speed of approximately 269 square feet/hour (538 square feet/hour in draft mode).

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EskoArtwork Announces WebCenter 10

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Features management capabilities for all project-related digital assets.

EskoArtwork has announced WebCenter 10, a new version of its online collaboration and approval tool for the print-supply and packaging chain.

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New Accessories for Rose Displays’ ZipLines

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ZipLine Mounting Plate and ZipLine Poles.

Rose Displays has introduced two accessories for its ZipLines: ZipLine Mounting Plate and ZipLine Poles.

With the new Mounting Plate, ZipLines can be hung from any plaster ceiling, allowing ZipLine adjustable cables to be used with most store ceilings, whether standard grid or flat.

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Banner American Introduces MightyLam 2700HC Redesign

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Features hot and cold lamination with heated rollers.

The redesigned 2700HC Laminating/Mounting machine from Banner American Products features hot and cold lamination with heated rollers, release liner take up, and an adjustable feed table guide. The machine can accommodate digital and offset output up to 24-in. wide and ¼-in. thick. The standard 3-in. core adapters allow it to handle 1- and 3- in. core thermal films and 3-in. core pressure-sensitive films. Its “heat assist” mode selects a heat level best to increase adhesion and speed for slow-curing pressure sensitive films.

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Four Pees’ PrintFactory 4.1 Debuts

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Features advanced automation and integration through JDF.

Four Pees has introduced the latest iteration of its PrintFactory large-format production suite, version 4.1. The new PrintFactory features:

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