Martine Padilla has been named the new executive director of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices.
At our shop, we outsource about 10 percent of our vehicle-wrap installs. Yes, for the most part we rely upon our in-house install crew of about 30 installers around the country – after all, they’ve all but spoiled us with their record-setting speed and quality work. But there are some instances when it just makes more sense to outsource and use a subcontractor.
Exopack Advanced Coatings has added Magic Sleek, a 9.6-mil pre-pasted wallcovering. The wallcovering is reinforced with polymer and designed for murals, P-O-P displays, and decals using UV and latex inks. The wallcovering has a bright white, ultra-smooth, matte printable surface and is fiber-based. Available in 24- and 54-in. widths.
Exopack has also added water-based cartridges to the Magic Ink line for Canon iPF 8400 printers. Available in black, gray, matte black, photo gray, blue, cyan, green, magenta, photo cyan, photo magenta, red, and yellow.
Hahnemühle Fine Art has introduced Canvas Metallic 350 gsm to its Canvas Fine Art line. The bright white, poly-cotton, fine-art inkjet canvas features a silver and pearlescent gloss, high density for dark colors, and large color gamut, the company reports.
Canvas Metallic 350 gsm is designed for the Hahnemühle Gallerie Wrap System. Available in 25 sheets and in 17-, 24-, 44-, and 60-in. rolls.
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3M Commercial Graphics has introduced 3M Scotchcal Perforated Window Film IJ67, a removable film designed for short-term promotional first-surface window applications. The 5.9 mil vinyl film has a pressure-sensitive adhesive and a 40% die-perforated pattern that allows a full image to be seen on the outside of a window, while allowing viewing through retail and non-regulated vehicle windows from the inside, according to 3M.
The old maxim about brick-and-mortar retail stores is, “location, location, location.” That same saying holds true when it comes to digital electronic signage – where and how you place dynamic signage can make or break its effectiveness.
What’s the most watched musical event of the year? The Grammys? Nope. The Country Music Awards? Wrong. The MTV Video Music Awards? Sorry. The answer: the halftime show at the Super Bowl. Last year, more than 100.5 million people in the US viewed the performance.
Love Your Melon, a non-profit, cancer-fighting charity, will be spreading its message and donating hats to children undergoing cancer treatment via a 16-stop bus tour across the Eastern United States.
To help the charity gain visual awareness on the tour, print shop Vomela (www.vomela.com) of St. Paul, Minnesota, designed and manufactured a bus wrap with Love Your Melon’s logo and social media outlets. The wrap was then installed by United Application Standards Group (UASG, www.uasg.org).
Fujifilm North America has introduced XMF Remote 9.5, the latest version of its online print job management system.
Part of Fujifilm’s XMF Workflow and Production Management Suite, XMF Remote allows print companies and print buyers to directly submit and approve jobs for printing. Once approved in XMF Remote, jobs are sent to XMF Workflow for automatic print production.
MultiCam has announced that its new 4th-generation CNC knife option is now available on a wide range of the company’s cutting platforms.
Its 2014 CNC knife boasts a variety of features, including:
• Fully programmable, 360-degree servo rotational capabilities;
• It’s mounted on a precision THK bearing assembly;
• A compact design that’s available in either a single- or dual-knife configuration;
• Optional cutting heads including oscillating, drag, kiss-cut, pizza wheel, creasing and bevel.