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Specialty Media: Ready to Branch Out?

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Contributors give advice for first-time specialty media producers.

Print shops everywhere are looking to expand their specialty application offerings, so we rounded up seven examples of unique floor graphics, fine art prints, magnetic media applications, and specialty windows. Then, we asked all of our contributors the same question: What would you say to someone who has never produced this specialty application before?

Floor Graphics

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Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Partners with UPS on Carbon Neutral Shipping Program

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is proud to announce that the company has partnered with UPS® to participate in the Carbon Neutral Shipping program. The Carbon Neutral Shipping program is a service offered to businesses by UPS to minimize the impact that shipping has on the environment. Orbus has been part of the program since September of 2015.

Floor and Stair Graphics at Cotton Bowl Stadium

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Primary Color brands a new tradition in Texas football.

For the first-ever Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase, the Dallas Sports Commission asked Primary Color to supply 800 square feet of graphics, most of them featuring the event’s logo to create brand awareness for a new tradition in Texas high school football. Eight teams faced off during the two-day event.

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Bosch Introduces Laser Levelers

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VisiMax technology aids onsite installations.

Bosch has added two new laser levelers to assist with installing applications, such as wall graphics, that require strict vertical, horizontal, and cross lines. The company’s VisiMax technology reportedly monitors the laser’s temperature to maintain both visibility and longevity of the tool.

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Agfa Graphics Adds Digital Imaging Specialist to Serve North Central U.S.

Agfa Graphics has added Todd Murphy as a new Digital Imaging Specialist to serve the North Central region of the United States, including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Murphy will represent the company’s award-winning digital wide-format inkjet systems and software. Murphy has been in the graphic arts industry for more than 25 years. He has held sales and marketing positions at Fujifilm North America Corp., Sericol Inc. and The Chromaline Corp.

Xaar, Xerox Reach Partnership

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An agreement for bulk piezoelectric printheads.

Xaar has announced a new agreement with Xerox to develop bulk piezoelectric inkjet printheads.

“Continued investment in technology and product development, together with strategic partnerships, are key elements of our 2020 vision,” says Doug Edwards, Xaar CEO.
 

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New Online Design Center from PolyOne

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Company also announces launch of SurfaceChoice brand.

PolyOne has launched SurfaceChoice Films Design Center, an online tool that houses 50-plus images of varied film patterns and effects, from wood grain to embossed. The Design Center is engineered for users to easily filter by category, color family, or a combination of options.

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Dip-Tech Introduces New Pattern Catalog

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Includes range of patterns for digital glass printing.

Dip-Tech has released the Dip-Tech Pattern Catalog, featuring 100 copyright-free vector patterns for digital glass printing. The patterns, which can be used for decorative applications or to create shade or privacy, are divided into five categories: oriental, abstract, organic, geometric, and fusion. The package includes a digital PDF flip catalog with an “atlas” of the different pattern layouts and an Adobe Illustrator swatch album. Designs can be scaled to any size and are compatible with CMix or digital mix colors.

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Sustainability: The Future for Print Shops?

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Why more and more print shops are making the move to green in 2016.

Wherever you are in the world, you are most likely keeping an eye on the weather. Is it going to be windy today, or is the meteorologist forecasting heavy rain? Maybe it’s finally time to break out that scarf you’ve had in storage all summer. Or, maybe it’s a scorcher, and you need an extra layer of sunblock. These days, it’s typically the latter.

If you’ve been paying attention to annual weather reports the last few years, you probably have noticed an alarming trend: Things are getting hotter. Much hotter.

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Guy Gecht to Receive Prestigious Industry Influencer Award

Printing Industries of New England - PINE will be hosting its 10th annual Industry Awards Gala on April 5th at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA. The evening is a celebration of print and graphic communications and will be highlighted by the presentation of the prestigious PINE Industry Influencer Award to Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI.