Avery Dennison has announced the seven regional winners of its Wrap Like a King vehicle graphics installation contest, featuring car wraps crafted using the company’s Supreme Wrapping Film, Conform Chrome, and digital Supercast vinyl. Chosen from 173 entries from around the world, the winners will travel to Las Vegas November 3-6 to compete at the 2015 SEMA Show. They include:
• Designer Wraps, Millville, New Jersey;
At the close of each fiscal year, one of the most important tasks for a shop is analyzing the current year and planning for the coming year. Typically, many of us wait until late November or December to begin this process. However, starting now and identifying some specific areas of focus will kickstart a more thorough and effective approach, helping you begin the new year in a more organized manner.
Nimlok has released a catalog featuring its product offerings that are designed to have longer lifecycles and a lower impact on the environment. The brochure includes details for more than 50 modular exhibits, including 10 x 10-, 10 x 20-, and 20 x 20-foot options.
OKI Data has completed its acquisition of the wide-format sector of Seiko I Infotech, affecting the companies’ subsidiaries across Europe and the US. A press release from OKI Data states that the company anticipates a 6 percent CAGR for the wide-format printing industry, “driven by accelerated on-demand printing needs, particularly in the retail and distribution industries.” The deal includes a range of wide-format inkjet printers, LED graphic plotters, and related development resources.
What a difference a few years can make. As early as 2012, the growth potential of the print industry beyond the depths of the Great Recession was still in question. Clients large and small were closing their doors for good, already reduced marketing budgets were strained to their limit, and a demand for more economical yet greener printing began to take hold. In the Phoenix market, hard choices were being made – adapt by generating shorter runs, using newer materials, venturing out into new sectors, and engaging new clients, or slowly but surely run out of steam, and ink.
Bordeaux has added a 1-L bag option to its range of “plug-and-print” inks designed for the Mutoh ValueJet printer series. Also available in 440-mL bags, the inks come with a dedicated chip for installation without the help of a technician.
Konica Minolta has opened the IJ Textile Europe Demonstration and Training Centre in Como, Italy, a $5.7-million site dedicated to hands-on education for consumers of the growing textile printing market. The center employs three of the company’s new Nassenger textile printers: the Nassenger SP-1, a high-productivity, single-pass system; the high-speed Nassenger 10; and the medium-speed Nassenger 8.
Ritrama has added Cyberkrome Silver to its line of self-adhesive, printable cast vinyl films. Part of the company’s Ri-Wrap Range, the adhesive features micro-channel AirFlow technology for fast application without air bubbles or wrinkles; there is also no need to perforate the film, according to the company. Scratch-resistant and available in 60-in. widths, the Cyberkrome line also includes red, gold, green, and blue.
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FDC Graphic Films has added the 9304 Series of heat transfer films to its Thermal Advantage line. The polyurethane film is intended for application on 100% cotton, 100% polyester, and poly/cotton blends, with a transfer mask at a temperature of 300 F. The matte white media is available in up to 54-in. widths.
From November 4-6, the wide-format and digital printing community will gather 20,000 strong at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center for SGIA Expo 2015. With focused zones and tracks, specialized training, and sessions by “dream team” experts, attendees will find a host of useful information and opportunities to increase their skills, not to mention the chance to meet with more than 500 vendors on the tradeshow floor. This year’s setting means an expo that promises “specialty imaging with Southern charm.”