Domtar Corporation, the North American paper manufacturer and distributor, has signed an agreement to acquire Xerox's paper and print media products business in the United States and Canada. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.
Corel has announced its 2013 CorelDraw International Design Contest. The competition allows designers and other users around the world to submit work they created using CorelDraw and Corel Photo-Paint X6 in six categories. Deadline is June 30, 2013.
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.
Bordeaux Digital PrintInk has partnered with InkonDemand.com to launch a bulk-ink solution for the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer. The solution uses Bordeaux Mix & Match Eco Solvent ink and includes an automated chip emulator system that can replace original Epson chips, Bordeaux reports..
Mutoh America has announced its new line of ValueCut cutting plotters. The ValueCut roster comprises three models: ValueCut 600 (30.3-in. media width, 24-in. cut width); ValueCut 1300 (62.7-in. media width, 52-in. cut width); and ValueCut 1800 (74.8-in. media width, 72-in. cut width).
The American Sign Museum’s annual Online Auction, offering products, services, and equipment, begins March 16. The 2013 edition of the auction will close April 6 at 6 p.m. EST; attendees of the ISA Expo in Las Vegas will be able to enter last-minute bids at the museum’s exhibit booth (#3321).
Items up for bid include:
• Business, estimating, and design software;
• Printers and cutters/plotters;
• Adhesives and tapes;
• Vinyl and print media;
• Banners and banner components;
Adobe reports that it will no longer be offering boxed copies of its Creative Suite product. As noted on its website, at the Adobe Creative Suite FAQ page, Adobe indicates:
“As Adobe continues to focus on delivering world-class innovation through Creative Cloud and digital fulfillment, we will be phasing out shrink-wrapped, boxed versions of Creative Suite. Electronic downloads for Creative Suite products will continue to be available – as they are today– from both Adobe.com as well as reseller and retail partners.”
More than 2000 digital print professionals gathered at “Dscoop8: Spark,” the 2013 annual gathering of Dscoop, the Digital Solutions Cooperative (dscoop.org), which comprises graphic-arts business owners and technical professionals who use HP equipment – including Scitex as well as Indigo – and related solutions.
After 14 years in operation, the world’s largest rotating and revolving globe – Eartha, weighing in at 3 tons and measuring nearly 42 feet in diameter – was in need of some mechanical restoration and a visual facelift.
Installed at the Maine headquarters of the DeLorme personal satellite tracking company, Eartha simulates the Earth’s real movements, rotating on its axis at 23.5 degrees. But its graphic panels were fading and peeling.
The new Paparazzi Premium Matte Paper is an 8-mil, 210-gsm constructed premium paper designed for high-resolution, full-color printing with Roland Eco-Sol Max and Eco-Sol Max 2 inks. The new paper boasts high-opacity, white point characteristics, and a barrier coating that maximizes ink saturation for a wider color gamut without cockling, the company reports.