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Buying a Printer: Financial Incentives

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Vendors have assembled packages to help your shop expand its capabilities.

If you’ve been pondering an expansion of print capabilities or upgrade to your equipment, it may be time to make your move.

Across the board, makers and marketers of large-format digital print systems are offering a variety of incentives to help you add one of their printers. Instant rebates, lucrative trade-ins, and bundles on everything from software to training – it’s the expected mix of enticements to make digital print technology more attractive to discerning buyers.

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Giving, and Getting, the Message

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Go Graphix's wall murals motivate high school students.

Not one student at Springfield Central High School in Massachusetts can say they didn’t see the signs pointing them to graduation because, thanks to Go Graphix, the signs were all around them.

The director of the high school’s Magnet Program contacted Go Graphix (www.gographix.com) to design, print, and install wall murals that would blanket the school with important motivational messages, such as ways to graduate or images of school spirit.

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ISA to Sponsor ‘BIG Wide Format Pavilion’ at Print 13

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“A comprehensive mix of applications, education, best practices, equipment, software, and research for display, sign, and photo imaging print output of all sizes.”

The International Sign Association (ISA) has formed a strategic alliance with the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) to create a “BIG Wide Format Pavilion” at the upcoming Print 13 show this year. The Print 13 event takes place September 8-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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LexJet Adds Sunset Production Matte Canvas

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The latest product is designed to work with Sunset Gloss Coating and Sunset Satin Coating.

LexJet has introduced the latest product in its Sunset Canvas Line: Sunset Production Matte Canvas. A bright-white, water-resistant 100% polyester matte with the look and feel of a traditional 2-over-1 weave, the new canvas can be used for various art and décor applications. It’s designed to work with Sunset Gloss Coating and Sunset Satin Coating, either sprayed or rolled on. Compatible with aqueous inksets. Available in 24-, 36-, 44- and 60-in. widths; in 60-ft rolls.

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An Output Blitz

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Crystal Clear Imaging and Sport Graphics team up for this year's Super Bowl's wide-format needs.

For this year’s Super Bowl XLVII, held in New Orleans, local print provider Crystal Clear Imaging (CCI, www.ccimaging.net) teamed up with Sport Graphics of Indianapolis (www.sportg.com) for the extravaganza’s wide-format needs.

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Flexcon Expands WallDeco Line

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WallDeco 6778 and WallDeco 6783, for interior, longer-term, large-format wall-graphics.

Flexcon has expanded its WallDeco product line with the introduction of WallDeco 6778 and WallDeco 6783.

WallDeco 6778 is a 6-mil lightweight, polycoated white fabric film with a woven texture. The tight weave of the fabric allows for crisp, sharp color, reports Flexcon. It can be printed via solvent and UV inkjet, UV and conventional offset, and UV and solvent screen. In 54-in. widths.

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Onyx Adds Support for Windows 8

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Also adds support for the Roland Soljet Pro4 XR-640 large-format printer/cutter.

Onyx Graphics has announced that the latest versions of its print workflow and RIP software packages now include support for the Windows 8 operating system. The support is available in version 1.2.5 of Onyx Thrive print workflow software and version X10.2.5 of Onyx ProductionHouse, Onyx PosterShop, and Onyx RIPCenter RIP software packages.

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Ilford Debuts OmniJet NanoSolvent Photo Papers

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And licenses Kodak MatchPrint inkjet proofing media.

Ilford has announced the availability of OmniJet NanoSolvent Premium Photo Papers, the first products to utilize the the company’s new NanoSolvent layer technology (which it previewed last year at SGIA Expo).

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Think Big Solutions Acquired by EPS-Doublet

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“Projects today require a multi-channel strategy with a higher level of customization and personalization than ever before.”

EPS-Doublet has acquired Denver’s Think Big Solutions.

Think Big Solutions will be incorporated into the existing EPS-Doublet print and manufacturing facilities located in northeast Denver.

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American Sign Museum Hosts Third Annual Online Auction

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The auction opens for bids March 16 at noon PST and closes April 6 at 3 p.m. PST at the ISA Sign Expo.

The American Sign Museum will be hosting its annual Online Auction to benefit the Museum’s operating budget. Donations of products, equipment, gift certificates, and/or services are welcome for the 2013 Auction.

The Online Auction will open for bidding on Saturday, March 16 at noon PST and close on the last day of the ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas at 3 p.m. PST on Saturday, April 6. Bidders will be able to bid on items at the American Sign Museum’s booth, #3321.

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