InVinci Surfaces is offering Muse, a PVC-free polyester canvas featuring a repositionable adhesive backing. Muse is offered in silver, black, white, and iridescent gold, and is printable with solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV inks. It measures 15 mil thick and is classified as Type II for medium-duty wallcoverings. According to inVinci, the canvas is rip, wrinkle, and stretch resistant, and will not damage paint or walls upon removal. Available in 54-in. widths.
Detroit-based Digital Print Specialties wanted to wow passersby at the Interior Design Show in Toronto. This 8 x 20-foot removable graphic was printed on PrestoTex Gold Iridescent wallcovering film with the shop’s HP Latex 360. Installation took just an hour and a half.
Roland has redesigned its corporate website with the goal of providing more content, mobile friendliness, and visual appeal. New navigational features include a “Help Me Choose” option that allows users to find product information based on what they want to do with their business. The new site also includes an “Industries” section featuring educational content and a “Showcase” section with customer success stories. Visitors can find a “Roland TV” video library, as well.
Until now, the 3D printers at ISA, Graph Expo, and SGIA have been box-like devices that slowly print small models and doodads. That’s about to change, as larger, faster, more versatile 3D-printing devices will make it practical to offer 3D-printing services.
Before determining what types of services to offer, you must first understand that 3D printing isn’t really about “printing.”
Roland has introduced two fluorescent dye-sublimation inks for its Texart XT-640 and RT-640 wide-format printers. The pink and yellow inks are designed to expand color gamuts for applications such as sportswear, fashion, soft signage, décor, promotional merchandise, and more.
Roland has also developed the Roland DG Fluor Color Library swatch palette, compatible with Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw.
The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has announced the details for Graph Expo and Print shows through 2019. Print 17 will be held September 10-14, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Graph Expo 18 will remain in Chicago, September 30 to October 3; Graph Expo 19 will return to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, September 22-25.
Drupa has announced that its mega-tradeshow serving the printing industry will resume its traditional four-year cycle. The decision to break from last year’s plans to establish a three-year cycle is in response to “numerous demands voiced by exhibiting industry players,” the company reports in a release.
Drupa 2020 is scheduled for June 23 through July 3 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
GPA has launched the 2016 Print & Design Contest, the 11th edition of the annual competition recognizing creative print work that utilizes the company’s substrates.
Entries must be from a job completed on a qualified GPA substrate within the past year. Contestants can choose from any of six categories:
Esko has announced its 2016 users’ conference, EskoWorld, will travel to Orlando, Florida, June 21-23. Featuring more than 75 educational sessions, the event will be held at the Omni Orlando Resort. Topics will cover digital flexo, commercial print, digital finishing, packaging, structural design, 3D design, and brand management. Attendees can also receive training, meet one-on-one with product experts, and network with more than 500 other Esko users.
Xaar and Ricoh have divulged a partnership to continue developing thin film piezo printhead technology. Xaar reports that its 1201 GS2p5 printhead is the first beneficiary of the move, but that collaboration will lead to a broader range of printheads and improved technology for both companies.