As a business owner, one of your biggest headaches can be trying to manage things that you may not have complete control over, such as the various distribution networks of your business: raw goods suppliers, outsource suppliers, and shipping and logistics providers.
Roland has announced that its Camm-1 GS-24 desktop cutter will now come with a mobile stand. The company also reports that the GS-24’s cutting carriage and blade holder have been redesigned for increased downforce.
Coastal Business Supplies has created the Professional Solutions Department, a four-member support team dedicated to wide-format dye-sublimation and eco-solvent printing technology and applications.
“An increasing number of shops are going to wide format to print larger/allover images and to increase production throughput by multiple image printing,” the company says in a release.
When CR&A Custom was called in to outfit a pediatric treatment room at the White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, they faced strict regulations on what kind of materials could be used in a hospital environment. The shop teamed with HP, using its WallArt design software, Latex 3000 printer, 881 Latex inks, and PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper to comply with the range of environmental standards.
The newly constructed Harley Davidson dealership in Scottsdale, Arizona, is more than just the largest Harley vendor in the world. In addition to its first-floor showroom, the two-story, 150,000-square-foot facility also houses a photo booth with a green screen, an arcade, a tattoo parlor, a wedding chapel complete with a bridal suite, and a bar/patio/barbecue area.
SwissQprint sought the best output produced by its customers in 2015, asking entrants to find “the most original, complex, elaborate, or stunning object that you ever printed on your swissQprint machine.” The company now announces the five winners of its Creative Challenge:
1. “Reception Bikes,” a hotel sign from Schilder Systeme of Oberndorf, Austria;
Barberán has revealed a new website dedicated to its Jetmaster line of digital printers. Site visitors can browse by product or application (including décor, furniture, packaging, wraps, and signage); the page also includes videos and illustrations of various technology features.
SGIA is offering an all-access pass that grants admission to more than 40 educational sessions at this year’s expo in Las Vegas, September 14-16. Programming is organized into four tracks – graphics and sign, garment decoration, business management, and color management and workflow – but attendees can mix and match as they choose. The pass, which is free for SGIA members before August 24, does not include the symposiums, PDAA workshops, Wide Format 101, or OSHA training.
On a Monday, The Meeks Group (Tulsa, Oklahoma) received artwork for a wall wrap for a barrier that would separate the main gaming room of the River Spirit Casino from a new construction zone. The 830 square feet of graphics would serve as a preview of the $365 million expansion and transformation of the resort into the Margaritaville Casino and Resort – and they had to be installed by Friday. By Tuesday, the job was printed on Meeks’ HP Latex 370 onto 3M Scotchcal IJ40 and laminated with 3M Scotchcal 8510.
GSG has announced an acquisition in the works for Cincinnati Sign Supplies. The sign and digital printing supplier will assume the name GSG-Cincinnati after the deal closes on the expected date of June 1. The two companies also share a common history: John Lamb, who founded Texas Sign Supply, Texas Screen Process Supply, and Neo Sign and Screen Supply, all individual companies before they merged to become GSG, also established Cincinnati Sign Supplies.