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Catering to the Fashionista

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NS Plakat finds a new niche market.

One of the first established digital print operations in Serbia, NS Plakat (nsplakat.rs) is well-known for its P-O-P and advertising work. Now, the European firm has found a new niche market: fashion collections. General manager Đorđe Mihalački says his shop utilizes its Durst Rho 750 to produce fashion pieces designed by his wife, and these are then promoted and sold online via a website and Facebook. “The collections include a large range of designer handbags and carriers, and anything from belts to mobile phone covers and wall-clock designs,” says Mihalački.

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European Sign Expo 2013 Acquires Screenmedia Expo

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Screenmedia Expo 2013 will no longer be a standalone event.

The European Sign Expo 2013, a digital out-of-home media show, has acquired Screenmedia Expo, a signage event, and will integrate at ExCeL London, June 25-27, 2013. The three-day event will be co-located with FESPA 2013. Screenmedia Expo will no longer be a standalone event at Earls Court in May 2013.

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Graphics One Introduces GO MiniMax Contour Cutter

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New 16-in. vinyl contour cutter can be used stand-alone or as print-and-cut solution.

Graphics One has launched the GO MiniMax, a 16-in. desktop vinyl contour cutter. Designed to perform as a stand-alone cutter or as a full print-and-cut solution with OKI and Graphics One LED transfer printers, it features a steel cutting blade, an optical laser sensor system to detect registration marks, and a 3-meter media-tracking system for accurate contour cuts.

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MMT Acquires Spectacular Design Group

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“Experiential media is on an upward trajectory, limited only by imagination and resources.”

Graphic production and design company Metromedia Technologies (MMT) has acquired Spectacular Design Group (SDG).

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The Art of Dining Out

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Cool Culinaria utilizes wide-format-print technologies to produce its collection of vintage menus and cocktail art.

In the late 19th century, dining out became the new “in.” The Second Industrial Revolution was spurring unprecedented economic growth for companies and individuals, and the rise in travel due to new railways and steamships helped create a higher demand for restaurants throughout America and Europe.

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NAPIM Convention Will Take Place April 6-9

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Ink manufacturers and suppliers to gather in Bonita Springs, Florida.

The National Association of Print Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) will host its 97th Annual Convention April 6 - 9, 2013. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida, assembles ink-manufacturing executives and suppliers throughout the industry.

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SAi Has New Logo and Re-launched Website

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Thinksai.com offers a refreshed look and feel.

SAi International (thinksai.com) showcased its new logo and re-launched company website. The company’s new logo features a hub design that “highlights SAi as a central force that has many moving parts that interact with outside forces, and is an essential part to a constantly evolving industry,” reports SAi. The new website – thinksai.com – offers up a refreshed look and feel, enhanced functionality, in-depth information on SAi’s portfolio, details on key sectors served by SAi, informative videos and tutorials, and more.

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Ilford Previews New Product and Technology

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Ilford Omnijet Trans and Ilford Omnijet NanoSolvent.

Ilford (ilford.com) previewed one new product and one new technology for the sign and display market within its Omnijet family: Ilford Omnijet Trans and Ilford Omnijet NanoSolvent.

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Esko Showcases Automation Engine 12

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Also available as a standalone product.

Esko (esko.com) showcased full details of Automation Engine 12 for prepress workflow automation, a major component of its Suite 12 software for the packaging, label, signmaking, and display industries (launched at drupa 2012). Also available as a standalone product, Automation Engine 12 is engineered to provide full workflow automation for jobs that combine multiple printing techniques, integrating interactive applications, RIPs, and Web tools.

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MCT Inc. Debuts the MasterCut MultiTech Cutting System

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The system is designed specifically for digitally printed or dye-sublimated textile graphics and soft signage.

MCT Inc. (mc3t.com) debuted the MasterCut MultiTech cutting system, manufactured by UK-based Blackman & White (blackmanandwhite.com; MCT is the US distributor). Designed specifically for digitally printed or dye-sublimated textile graphics and soft signage, the MasterCut MultiTech features: an industrial-class CO2 liquid-cooled laser; rack-and-pinion drive system; auxiliary head with dual tangential tool positions; camera vision registration system; and more. In three cutting widths (82-, 126-, and 197-in.) and three cutting lengths (126-, 197-, and 394-in.); custom sizes available.

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