The non-profit Fresh Artists organization (freshartists.org) has found a way to teach children to become philanthropists. Children (grades K-12) donate their artwork to corporations across the country and, in return, these organizations make a donation to Fresh Artists, which uses the contributions to purchase art supplies for inner-city art teachers.
Ahlstrom has added to its range of Silco Flat release papers for pressure-sensitive-adhesive (PSA) graphics with the addition of newly developed products for large-format applications and for plotter-cut films.
The Helsinki, Finland-based company has introduced:
* Ahlstrom Silco Flat Premium, for demanding graphic applications. It boasts an increased top and backside smoothness to enhance the vinyl film glossiness as well as a backside moisture barrier.
Roland DGA has announced that, effective January 1, 2013, Rick Scrimger, formerly vice president of sales and marketing of Roland DGA, will replace current Roland DGA president Dave Goward, who has been appointed president of worldwide sales and an executive officer for Roland DG.
The new year brings a new location for Inkcups Now Corp. (ICN) corporate offices, main production, and main warehouse. As of January 1, 2013, ICN will be located at the 26,000 square foot building in Danvers, Massachusetts. The new location is only a mile from the previous building, and except for the street address, all contact information will be the same.
Plaskolite, Inc., the Columbus, Ohio-based manufacturer of acrylic sheet products, has acquired the extruded sheet business of Pexco LLC.
Part of Odyssey Investment Partners and based in Atlanta with 10 plants in the United States and Mexico, Pexco designs and fabricates custom extruded parts and components to manufacturers and end-users for a range of applications, including aerospace, retail, traffic safety, medical, lighting, fence industries, and more. Its extruded sheet business is based in Columbia, South Carolina.
Ariva, part of paper manufacturer Domtar Corporation, has introduced a new portfolio of branded wide-format print media.
Indianapolis-based Panther Graphics is looking to spice up the holiday season by giving away six free vinyl vehicle wraps through a promotion on the company’s Facebook page (facebook.com/panthergraphics).
Vision Integrated Graphics Group has announced it will convert the name of Point Imaging, which it acquired in March of this year, to Vision Integrated Graphics Group effective January 1, 2013.
“Since the acquisition, we have streamlined processes, added staff, made capital equipment investments, and upgraded internal IT systems,” says Doug Powell, CEO/president of Vision Integrated Graphics. “The name change continues to improve our overall branding and creates better internal efficiencies and support for our customer base.”
Pantone has announced Pantone 17-5641 Emerald – a “lively, radiant, lush green” – as 2013’s color of the year.
FESPA has announced that it will partner with the European Sign Federation (ESF) to run a new event – the European Sign Expo, which will take place alongside FESPA in London next year, June 25-27, 2013. The European Sign Expo will complement FESPA’s focus on printed signage and graphics, offering visitors a focused sign event in which to explore channel lettering, signage systems, illuminated displays, digital signage, and more.