Clear Focus Imaging has introduced two new perforated window films for P-O-P and retail window applications.
24-Vue is a 5.5-mil 70/30 vinyl film for use on glass, acrylic, and other clear substrates. It features Do-Alliner, a liner compatible with UV, latex, solvent, and eco-solvent printing, and a clear, removable, pressure-sensitive adhesive for interior or exterior mounting. Permits two-way visibility in varying lighting conditions and in short-term applications, the company reports.
The Gilman Brothers Company, a foamboard manufacturer, has recently partnered with cutting system supplier Zünd. The Gilman Brothers will now house a Zünd G3-2500 Cutter at its Connecticut headquarters. The company will be able to test the cutter on a variety of materials and products, while Zünd will use their facility for demonstrations for existing and potential clients.
Teens turned to Watchfire Signs (www.watchfiresigns.com) this spring for help with a high schooler’s ultimate romantic moment: asking a girl to the prom. This “promposal” was broadcast on the company’s 19mm digital billboard using Ignite OA software – how could she refuse?
Need a jaw replacement in 2015? You’re in trouble. Today’s replacements are designed only to restore mobility, not to alleviate pain. Unlike a knee replacement, a new jaw may or may not actually feel better. And it certainly won’t have a normal range of motion. So far, the complex, two-part movement of the jaw has proven difficult to replicate.
Companies that go out of business today rarely do so for a lack of sales. More often, they don’t survive because they don’t manage their cash.
With so many different methods to examine a business, we spend too little time on the most obvious information at our disposal – our financial statements. So, how can you use information from your balance sheet to help identify strengths and weaknesses of your business?
Novus Imaging’s Pictora is a 24-in. UV printer that processes media up to 2 in. thick at a rate of up to 220 boards/hr. Designed for directional and P-O-P signage, packaging, photography, interior décor, and fine art applications, Pictora features CMYK, orange, and gray inks – as well as optional white and clear – and grayscale inkjet technology with 10, 20, or 30 pL droplet sizes. Also includes a board rejection system to prevent printhead strikes and a barcode reader that automatically coordinates double-side printing.
Roland DGA has launched the 64-in. Texart RT-640 dye-sublimation printer for creating sportswear, décor, P-O-P displays, tradeshow graphics, promotional products, and more. The 4- or 8-color printer features a feed adjuster and 110-lb take-up system for increased stability, as well as the ErgoSoft Roland Edition Textile RIP and an ink switching system for unattended printing (4-color configuration only). The Roland Printer Assist iPad app for remote management is also available.
Esko has added a range of tools for its Kongsberg XN, Kongsberg V, and Kongsberg XL series of digital finishing systems. New tools include a psaligraphy knife for detailing paper and folding carton; a 60-mm perforation wheel that creates tear and crease-assist perforations in corrugated boards up to 4 mm thick; and a braille tool, compatible with most rigid materials.
In March of 2011, I wrote an article about vehicle wrap designs that cause issues in alignment, making the install nearly impossible to get right. Since then, I have experienced a few more pitfalls that aren’t necessarily common sense, but small details that can cause a vehicle wrap project to lose margin, add frustration, and cause delays. Here’s how to steer clear of these situations.
EFI has upgraded its Digital StoreFront web-to-print and e-commerce platform. Version 8 features expanded variable data, as well as real-time, bi-directional integration and data sharing with EFI MIS/ERP and EFI Fiery digital print workflows. The added Enterprise Model is designed as a “one-stop” process, where clients use one interface to access multiple subsidiaries of the same organization; incorporate content partners such as copywriters, photographers, and graphic designers; estimate shipping costs; and more.