Global Graphics has launched its first partner program, the Harlequin Partner Network, to maximize the value of the Harlequin RIP while creating a framework for third-party vendors to develop and integrate their products more efficiently, according to the company.
Initial members include Pageflex, Color-Logic, Ultimate TechnoGraphics, Hamillroad Software, Bodoni Systems, Dynagram, and Alwan. Global Graphics expects the network to expand to include vendors of products used in newsprint and publishing, direct mail, packaging, and wide-format graphics:
Meadows Publishing Solutions has added DesignMerge Pro and AutoPrice for Adobe Creative Cloud 2014, supporting both Apple and Windows platforms.
DesignMerge Pro outputs variable data printing formats from any Adobe InDesign document. The product is compatible with systems offered by all major digital print manufacturers, including Canon, Fujifilm, Kodak, and Konica Minolta, according to the company.
AutoPrice is designed for linking text and graphics in any type of database to Adobe InDesign documents.
Paradigm Imaging Group has introduced its Flex MFP System, including the new SC Xpress scanner from Paradigm.
Its features include:
• Colortrac SC Flex Xpress MFP Systems with SingleSensor technology;
• Adjustable-height stand;
• ScanOnce for scanning and copying workflow;
• Firefly: Colortrac's high-speed USB3 interface;
• Clearview dual LED illumination;
• And Winsync: Windows driver technology
Available in 25, 36, and 42 in.
EFI has added a line of printing systems for ceramic tile printing, including electronics, an engineered ink system, EFI ceramic ink sets, automatic printhead cleaning technology, a color management system, and more.
“Use Even Less; High-Efficiency Toilets,” a Denver Water campaign, won gold and silver award in the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s business and technology category. It was executed by creative agency Sukle Advertising and Design.
The OAAA’s 42 OBIE award winners represent a mix of client types, from the city of Denver to Hostess, but in nearly every category, there are DOOH options popping up everywhere. And, increasingly, these ads are part of a multi-platform campaign.
Approximately 100 EFI DirectSmile cross-media customers attended EFI’s first DirectSmile user conference August 27-28 in Berlin. Print providers, advertising agencies, and marketing service providers from 15 countries on three continents met to share ideas, find inspiration, and get insights for the development of their cross-media business, according to the company, as well as share feedback on the current and future development of the DirectSmile software.
Digitl Ink has announced its addition of DigiSub Ink, a dye-sublimation ink solution for printers using Epson printhead technology. Features include resistance to scratch, abrasion, cracking, peeling, and fading. Available in bulk.
If you’re attending SGIA Expo 2014 in October, you know you’re headed to Vegas, Baby! One of the coolest vacation destinations in the world! But there’s more to Las Vegas than the bright lights and casinos.
Have you ever thought about getting off the Strip? Maybe even heading a bit out of town to see the sights instead of the neon? The show ends at 4:30 p.m. Friday, so why not extend your trip to the weekend, rent a car, and make it an adventure?
“Twinkie Tease & Reveal,” a Hostess advertising campaign, won a silver award in the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s billboard category and was a finalist among food and beverage entrants. It was executed by creatives at Bernstein-Rein Advertising.
Many applications in today’s world of wide-format printing are accustomed to taking a serious beating. Floor, window, and wall graphics; vehicle wraps; and signage run the risk of damage from exposure to the elements, such as heat, sun, or heavy rain during a storm; human error like car accidents; and things you just can’t stop, like constant foot traffic over a floor graphic. So, it’s clear lamination is a necessary component to the final touches of a project, ensuring the printed graphics are visible and casualty free.