When John Jennings, board chairman of the BC Cancer Foundation in British Columbia, Canada, wanted to support The Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers this past summer, he simply drew a straight line between his cause and his own personal car, a BMW 535Xi. The fact that he knew the owner of Ampco Grafifx, Dann Konkin, supplied the final element in creating a vivid pink car wrap that would garner attention for the cause.
The Arts Council of Long Beach, California, along with the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency and Downtown Long Beach Associates, were looking to improve the North Pine area of the city. “North Pine has traditionally not received the same resources as the rest of downtown, and we are committed to change that,” says Long Beach Council member Robert Garcia.
Inkjet International was tapped by CBS Outdoor to produce a wallscape for eHarmo¬ny.com, the popular online dating website, as the company celebrated its 10th anni¬versary. The ad appeared in New York City’s Times Square beginning in mid-August and supported eHarmony’s new advertising campaign, “Love Begins Here.”
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Arlon has launched Series 3220L (Luster) and Series 3220S (Satin) overlaminates, which will be added to the company’s current Series 3220 cast overlaminate line. These multipurpose, 2-mil cast-vinyl laminates are recommended for vehicle wraps and for any type of outdoor digitally printed signage. Arlon reports a 7-year outdoor durability.
Available in 30-, 36-, 48-, 54-, and 60-in. roll widths.
Fisher Textiles has added three new fabrics to its Enviro-Tex Plus fabrics line for dye sublimation and UV printing.
The new Enviro-Tex Plus styles include: ETP 9372 Reclaim Soft Knit (FR), ETP 9373 Reclaim Heavy Knit (FR), and ETP 9374 Reclaim Open Knit (FR). All are eco-friendly and are made from 100% Repreve yarn and 100% post consumer waste; Repreve yarns meet Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for recycled products.
Roland DGA has introduced the 54-in. VersaUV LEC-540 UV-LED wide-format inkjet printer/cutter. Based on the company’s existing VersaUV technology, the LEC-540 prints CMYK + white + clear and can contour-cut substrates up to 1-mm (0.04-in.) thick.
Italy-based Ferrania Technologies has decided to phase out its USA operations. Ferrania USA, headquartered in Weatherford, Oklahoma, supported US and export sales and marketing for the company’s OptiJet inkjet media and Solaris photographic-film and camera brands as well as private-label brands throughout North America.
Cylix, Inc. (The Peep Squirrel People) has purchased the assets of Technical Image Products in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
With the acquisition of TIP’s equipment, Cylix is expanding its product line to include printed drafting sheets (vellum and mylar) as well as Technical Image Products’ line of custom-printed bags for banners, signs, clothing, and counter bags.
Dscoop, the Digital Solutions Cooperative, has announced a free webinar focusing on wide-format output.
Titled, “Wide-Format Market Developments and Growth Opportunities,” the webinar will be presented by Tim Greene of InfoTrends and will discuss the latest wide-format-graphics market developments, including production technologies (solvent, UV, Latex) and how they are developing. The webinar will examine wide-format graphics print volume by application, and illustrate growth areas as well as growing vertical markets.