With rulings on smokestack emissions, the death penalty, and same-sex marriage handed down in the past few months, the Supreme Court has inflamed passions across the US. Rulings have soothed some and incensed others, with most of us swinging back and forth.
And then there are the social media slayings: thousand-word comments aimed not at informing a friend, but slashing down an enemy. It’s just that, on Facebook, that enemy is also a friend.
This summer, Dilworth Park, on the west side of Philadelphia’s City Hall, finally completed its eight-year, $55-million makeover. Located at Philadelphia’s Centre Square, the 120,557 square feet of green public space feature an interactive fountain that transforms into an ice skating rink in the winter months; lawn space and tree grove seating areas with a café; and events such as festivals, live musical performances, outdoor movie screenings, and happy hour specials – all above a major transit hub.
Mimaki USA has introduced the TS300P-1800 production dye-sublimation printer. The 77-in. roll-to-roll machine is designed for digital textile printing and other applications requiring transfer to rigid surfaces.
The 1440-dpi TS300P images up to 1238 sq ft/hr (4-color mode) or up to 700 sq ft/hr (6-color mode). The machine includes Mimaki’s new Sb410 dye-sublimation inks, designed for stability, and TxLink3 RIP software for textiles, which includes ethernet capabilities and emailed status updates.
Reece Supply, a Dallas-based supplier to the sign, screen-printing, and digital imaging industries, will now distribute Presto Tape’s removable and repositionable print media from their facilities in Houston; San Antonio; El Paso, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; New Orleans; Atlanta; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Presto Tape’s offerings, designed for wallcoverings, murals, and P-O-P signage, include the 17-mil CanvasTac and the 7-mil polyester PrestoTex, both recently released in silver and iridescent finishes.
EFI has released a free application programming interface (API) for Fiery users. Fiery API will allow PSPs to integrate digital workflow with existing IT framework in order to share data and eliminate job-prep processes. The interface features interactivity with Fiery servers from users’ own platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android; and the program’s architecture allows developers to write commands with simple HTTP methods, according to the company.
The National Hellenic Museum needed a fearless team to install this 150-square-foot mural for its “Greek America and the Civil Rights Movement” exhibit. Why fearless? GMedia (www.gmediawraps.com) owner Elmer Martinez nearly plunged over a railing with a 25-foot drop while installing the graphics, printed on Avery MPI 2611 Wall Film with the shop’s Mutoh ValueJet 1624.
Explore other great print projects from our June/July issue:
Attendees of this year’s Graph Expo (www.graphexpo.com) and co-located CPP Expo (September 13-16, Chicago) can visit 12 different specialty expo floor sections showcasing various ins and outs of the graphics communications industry.
Ultraflex Systems has added SuperPrint Smooth Banner, a 10-oz, front-lit vinyl for indoor, close-viewing graphics. This matte-finish media is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and screen printing; available in up to 126-in. widths.
Esko has released Suite 14.1, an inclusive update of all of its software products. In addition to a single, consolidated platform for customer support, the update includes software as a service (SaaS) and subscription options, which allow for the following:
• Scalability – for example, extra licenses can be made available during peak production times;
• The ability to report software costs as an annual operating expense rather than a capital investment;
• Added security and uptime benefits;