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The Sheepherders and the Shepherds

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Which one are you when it comes to running your business?

While hiking with a youth group in the high plains of Wyoming this past summer, we ran into a group of ranchers who were moving a large herd of sheep into another range for grazing. The several hundred sheep, all running about in a rather chaotic manner, were being pushed forward by five sheepherders on horses and four dogs.

As we watched, several in our group commented about the number of sheep that seemed to be heading in no particular direction at all. The sheepherders and the dogs had to work continuously to keep the herd moving more or less in the correct direction.

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The Whys and Wherefores of Interior Décor

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Why your shop should consider printed interior-decoration opportunities.

Düsseldorf, Germany isn’t a location I would typically refer to as my ideal vacation spot in November. After all, I’m used to temperatures in the mid-50s and sunny skies at that time of the year here in Vegas.

Yet this is just what I’m considering. Why? Because the Printed Interior Decoration (PID) conference (www.printedinteriordecoration.org) takes place there, November 26-27 this year.

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Reviving School Spirit

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Tri-State Sign Association with a trio of its members produce and install a high-school band's trailer wrap.

After Southmoore High School in Moore, Oklahoma, had its band trailer destroyed when severe tornadoes hit the area last spring, a local dealer came forward to donate a 53-foot replacement.

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Canon Solutions America Hosts Anniversary Event

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“This event helped celebrate the unique relationship our company shares with each of its customers as we continue our goal to meet their every need in the evolving market.”

In early February, Canon Solutions America – the Canon USA subsidiary that combines the components of Canon Business Solutions and Océ North America – celebrated its first anniversary in conjunction with a press briefing in Delray Beach, Florida.

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SpongeBob Gets ‘Tanked’

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Acrylic Tank Manufacturing and Identity Brand create and wrap a Toyota Highlander SUV into a SpongeBob-themed fish tank.

The Clients: Toyota, Nickelodeon

The Players: Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM, www.acrylicaquariums.com), Identity Brand (www.identitybrand.net)

Tools & Supplies: Roland VersaCamm VS-640, Roland inks, 3M 1080 Series wrap film, 3M finishing kit, Seal laminator

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Hytex Re-Engineers Bright White Digital

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The wallcovering is for use in digital printing and wide-format digital mural output.

Hytex has re-engineered its Bright White Digital wallcovering for use in digital printing and wide-format digital mural output. A recycled nonwoven, the acoustrical fabric is made from 100% recycled polyester and high-strength waterproof fibers. Flammability rating: NFPA 265 and UBC 8-2. Available in 54- to 140-in. widths.

HYTEX
www.hytex.com
 

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New Canvas and Backlit Media from HP

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HP Premium Satin Canvas, HP Everyday Satin Canvas, and HP Backlit Polyester Film.

HP has added several new canvas and backlit media for its HP latex printers.

HP Premium Satin Canvas features a bright-white base and large color gamut. The canvas is scratch- and crack-resistant, and designed for fine-art and photographic reproductions, including stretching for gallery wraps and mounted applications. In 30-, 36-, 54-, and 60-in. widths.

HP Everyday Satin Canvas is a semi-matte, slightly textured canvas designed for production-oriented décor and display work. Available in 30-, 36-, 54-, and 60-in. widths.

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Fisher Textiles’ GF 4834 Luxury Banner

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The fabric is for dye-sublimation and UV-curable printing.

The GF 4834 Luxury Banner for dye-sublimation and UV-curable printing is the newest fabric from Fisher Textiles. The 5.9-oz, bright-white satin warp-knit fabric features a medium-level sheen and passes NFPA 701 flame requirements. Applications include soft signage, high-end displays, and retail advertising applications. Available in 62- and 125-in. widths.

FISHER TEXTILES
www.fishertextiles.com
 

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New Supreme Wrapping Film Colors from Avery

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Black, white, white pearlescent, carmine red, and bubblegum pink have been added.

Avery Dennison has added five satin-finish colors – black, white, white pearlescent, carmine red, and bubblegum pink – to its Supreme Wrapping Film line, which now comprises 78 opaque cast films in gloss, matte and brushed metallic, matte, pearlescent, carbon fiber, conform chrome, and satin colors. All of the films feature Easy Apply RS technology and no overlaminate is required before installation, reports Avery. The Supreme Wrapping Films are geared toward interior and exterior accents for vehicles, P-O-P signage, and architectural installations. In 60-in. widths.

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Mutoh Launches ValueJet 1638X, 1638WX

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New models are company's fastest in the ValueJet line.

Mutoh America has introduced two new ValueJet models: the 1638X and the 1638WX.

The ValueJet 1638X is a 64-inch eco-solvent printer, replacing the company’s ValueJet 1638 model. Available with CMYKcmk or CMYK x 2 inksets, the 1638X features staggered dual printheads and a top speed of 1012 sq ft/hr, making it the company’s fastest ValueJet model. Max resolution is 1440 dpi.

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