Epson America has announced a new series of wide-format color printers designed for scalable applications from CAD drawings and GIS maps to corporate graphics and retail posters. The SureColor T-Series, which comprises the Epson Sure Color T3270, T5270, T7270, T5270D, and T7270D, is available in single- and dual-roll models and offers a max. resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi.
The printers feature variable-size ink droplet technology, as well as the company’s PrecisionCore TFP print head and UltraChrome XD pigment ink in five hues – CMYK with both Photo and Matte Black.
Graph Expo 14, branded as a one-stop shop for all things print, is set to take place September 28-October 1 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The event will showcase more than 500 exhibitors, 14 pavilions and specialty show floor sections, 70-plus education sessions, 50-plus co-located industry events, four show floor theaters, three “Ask the Expert” stations, and more.
Flexcon has added Jetbond 42178 to its product line. Jetbond 42178 is a 4.0-mil hard clear gloss overlaminate vinyl, coated with a permanent adhesive that bonds to printed surfaces.
Jetbond 42178 is backed with a 42-lb poly-coated one-side, white kraft release liner. Designed for digitally-printed graphics that require enhancement, a glossy finish, and general protection, like scratches and fingerprints, according to Flexcon.
Available in 54-in. widths.
3M Graphics has added two new straight fibers to its Wrap Film Series 1080: 3M Wrap Film 1080-SF12 Straight Fiber Black and 3M Wrap Film 1080-SF201 Straight Fiber Anthracite. Including carbon fiber, brushed metal, matte, satin, gloss, and now straight fiber options, the Film Series 1080 is available in 57 finishes, textures, and colors.
The straight fiber films are avail be in 60-in. widths, and are designed for vehicle wraps.
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Roland DGA has introduced the VersaExpress RF-640, a 64-in. inkjet printer.
The new printer features: a top speed of 521.9 sq ft/hr; mirrored printhead configuration (CMYK); Eco-Sol Max 2 inks; variable-dot function (seven different dot sizes); resolutions up to 1400 dpi; and the ability to accommodate roll media up to 110 lbs.
1. Los Angeles │ Iconography Studios (www.iconographystudios.net) is no stranger to working with ESPN. In the past, the print shop has produced signs for multiple events and even wrapped golf carts for the annual ESPYs awards show. Their latest project for ESPN: wrapping trash/recycling bins with Los Angeles sports-themed graphics.
ST Media Group International, a Cincinnati-based publisher of information products for the signage and graphics, packaging, and design fields, has promoted Robin Donovan to editor-in-chief of The Big Picture, the leading publication for the digital-printing industry.
The International Sign Association’s initial ISA Sign Industry Market Monitor, sponsored by the National Association of Sign Supply Distributors (NASSD), shows anticipated growth in wide-format printers, dynamic digital signage, electronic signage, and wayfinding signage throughout 2014 and into 2015. The Market Monitor compiles data and assesses key drivers of change in the market, according to ISA.
Last February, our small digital printing company completed its 20th year in business. Over the years, we have ranged in staff size from four employees when we started to a peak of 45 in 2007, right before the “Great Recession” began. During the recession, our staffing numbers dropped to roughly half of what they were at our high point. Like many print shops, we are grateful to have survived what bordered on an economic depression.
In typical post-Labor Day fashion, in-ground pool owners no longer have the luxury of lying out in the sun and jumping into chlorinated water to cool off. Instead, they have to bring out the tarp that covers the pool so that bugs, leaves, animals, and the like don’t find a home over the colder months.