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PrintFactory Go Launched

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Customized output folders allow for print-to-cut production workflow.

PrintFactory Go, from Four Pees, is a stand-alone correction and production prep tool for wide-format print work. Usable with any RIP technology, PrintFactory Go offers a collection of pre-production tools designed to save time and reduce error and waste.

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Wasatch Releases SoftRIP 6.8

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Offers enhanced custom inkset support and more.

The latest edition of Wasatch SoftRIP, version 6.8, offers a variety of newly introduced features, including a new Separations mode, Press and Calibration Curves, enhanced custom inkset support, improved handling of PDF files that involve transparency, and more.

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Onyx Announces X10.1 Production RIP

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Includes a feature that makes it a support tool for G7 process.

Onyx Graphics has announced v X10.1 of its production RIP products: Onyx ProductionHouse, PosterShop,,and RIPCenter.

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LexJet and Expand Partner

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Many stands certified for LexJet inkjet media.

LexJet is now distributing 10 different Expand banner stands, and has certified many of the stands for these LexJet inkjet media: LexJet 5.5-mil Matte Opaque Display Film and LexJet Satin Light Block Polyester (7- or 9-mil).

LEXJET
www.lexjet.com

EXPAND
www.expandmedia.com
 

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Global Distributes Klieverik

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Marks Global’s entry into the dye-sub market.

Global Imaging will now distribute the Klieverik line of heat-transfer calendars for dye sublimation. The deal marks Global’s entry into the dye-sub market.

“Dye Sublimation printing is going to emerge as a growing market in the U.S. as it has proven to be over the past several years in Europe,” says Greg Lamb, CEO, Global Imaging.

GLOBAL IMAGING
www.globalimaginginc.com

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New Media from Canon

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Plus: PosterArtist software now has the capability to support 64-bit operating systems.

Canon USA has released two new media for use with its imageProGraf wide-format printers: Premium Glossy Paper 2 and Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2. Both papers are 280-gsm, and are available in roll sizes of 17-, 24-, 36-, and 42-in. wide.

Premium Glossy Paper 2 is a heavyweight glossy media for a variety of applications including photographic, graphic arts, and signage. The paper offers a high whiteness factor through the use of ultra white pulp that makes the media less susceptible to light illuminant changes.

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Inca Digital's Onset S40

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Prints at up to 5059 sq ft/hr and offers a 63 x 123-inch print area.

Inca Digital Printers has launched its Inca Onset S40 printer. Positioned between the company’s flagship Inca Onset and the Onset S20, the new Onset S40 features new Fujifilm Dimatix Sapphire QS-256 MEMS printheads, with jetting accuracy resulting in prints with tighter fine text, as well as smoother prints, Inca reports. The S40 prints at up to 5059 sq ft/hr (with automation), offers a 63 x 123-in. print area, and can accommodate media up to 2-in. thick.

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EskoArtwork Hosts Open House in Wisconsin

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June event will show attendees how to create value before and after the print.

EskoArtwork is partnering with ZN Production Company/Re-board and Neenah Paper to present an open house to identify innovative and creative ways to create value before and after print for wide-format as well as narrow-format print projects. The event will be held June 9, 2011 at the EskoArtwork Demo Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Cookie Cargo

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Bell Signs Arizona Spices Up a Ford Transit Connect for the Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts of the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council in Phoenix are saying good-bye to their simple door-to-door sales tactic when selling Thin Mints, Savannahs, Trefoils, and other cookies. Instead, they’re spicing up their marketing strategy by adding a stylishly wrapped Ford Transit Connect with which to make their deliveries.

Lifetime Girl Scout and owner of Arizona-based Bell Signs (bellsignsaz.com) Jennifer Burns, offered to create and install a wrap free of charge. Meanwhile, Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, donated the Transit Connect.

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Printing Penguins

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Printscape Imaging and Graphics visually enhances home of Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Client Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh

The Players Printscape Imaging and Graphics (myprintscape.com)

Tools & Supplies Océ CS9060 and CS9064 printers, 3M Controltac Graphic Film IJ180 and 3648 overlam, Océ eco-solvent inks, Seal 64 laminator

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