Every January, when Hilti North America, the maker of industrial power tools headquartered in Tulsa, hosts its annual sales meeting in that city, one of the first calls it makes is to local print provider, The Meeks Group. This year, Hilti wanted to ratchet it up a notch when it came to graphics for the event, asking Meeks to create a large, 3D floor graphic that would simulate a virtual hole in the center of the Double Tree Hotel, across the street from the show’s venue.
Epson America has expanded its line of proofing media for the packaging and prototyping market with the introduction of MetallicProof Film paper.
Designed specifically for use with the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 with UltraChrome HDR White Ink, the new MetallicProof Film is designed to give packaging designers and prepress houses a print solution to produce contract proofs, mock-ups, and prototypes.
Roland DGA has introduced two products to the company’s media line: a new eco-solvent Static Cling media and ESM-LBV2 Light-Weight Banner vinyl. Both products are compatible with Roland’s Eco-Sol Max inks, including White and Metallic Silver.
The new SteamJet Fabric Finisher from Jacquard InkJet Fabric System is a low-pressure, short-run production steamer for fixing disperse dyes. The finisher uses highly efficient steam cycles to yield good color “bloom,” penetration, and superior lightfastness, reports the manufacturer.
Agfa Graphics has introduced the flatbed/roll-to-roll Anapurna M 2050, a UV-curable machine that combines the white-ink capabilities of the Anapurna Mw with the additional speed of the Anapurna M2. It also adds Agfa’s M-series G2 inks, which are designed for applications on the latest rigid and roll materials that require more flexibility.
Optima Imaging (optima-imaging.com) in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, received Highly Commended honors in the recent Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEA), the first-ever print competition sponsored by Inca Digital Printers earlier this year. Optima was commended for its work in both the Décor and the Product Decoration & Specialty Products categories.
Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative), an independent community of graphic-arts business owners and technical professionals who use HP equipment, will host a digital finishing webinar on Tuesday, August 31, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
A free webinar, “Graphic Innovations: Challenging Signage & Graphics Applications,” will be presented by the Signage and Graphics Summit ON September 23, at 2:00 p.m. EST.
In the 60-minute discussion, five leading print providers and sign companies will share their case studies of particularly demanding projects—how they got the job, what the client required, the challenges in executing the job, how the requirements were satisfied, and why the job was extraordinary.
This year’s FESPA Mexico 2010, taking place August 26-28, 2010 in Mexico City, is set to be the biggest FESPA Mexico show to date, show officials report, with a 40-percent increase in exhibitor floor space, and a significant number of international exhibitors. The theme for FESPA Mexico 2010 will be ‘Revolution,’ as Mexico celebrates both the 200th anniversary of its independence as well as the 100th anniversary of its Revolution this year.
The Wrap Glove from ImageOne Impact is designed to reduce and remove friction when hand-cutting vinyl and during vehicle-wrap installs. The glove’s fibers don’t shed or promote static, and they prevent the transfer of oils or perspiration from the user’s skin. The washable glove can be used to handle both the adhesive and non-adhesive sides of digital media and wrap films.
Price: $19.95 per pair.