Big Ink Display Graphics (www.inkbig.com), located in Eagan, Minnesota, decided that the best way to gain a close relationship with its clients was through one-on-one meetings. And beer – lots of beer.
In order to do this, the signage and wide-format digital print shop’s sales team opted to bring happy hour straight to their client’s door, calling it Big Ink’s Door to Door Pour.
On land that was once served as Tilles Pumpkin Farm in Melville, New York, Canon invited the industry press to gather in August to explore its new Americas headquarters. Although the facility’s public grand opening had taken place in July with the like of Sen. Charles Schumer and other state and local officials in attendance, this was an opportunity for The Big Picture and others to tour the 700,000-square-foot facility and get a “first draft” on some new products that Canon is releasing.
While the Twin Cities’ Mall of America – home to more than 500 stores – waited on a retailer to occupy vacant shop space, the area needed to be blocked off, preferably with temporary walls adorned with eye-catching graphics. Enter Grafix Shoppe (www.grafixshoppe.com), a digital print business in Eagan, Minnesota, that regularly works with the Mall. The “canvas” that required covering: six 32-foot-high white plasterboard walls.
Nimlok has announced a way to view custom exhibits in 3D via a mobile device or tablet. Users can download an application and scan a QR code to see details and areas of a large-scale. Nimlok will soon be providing the ability to view tailored exhibit concepts, display instructions, and more in 3D, electronically, reports Nimlok.
Lintec has added to its Mistlass Textured Decorative Window Graphics product line with a mirror finish glassine paper liner, compatible with both UV and latex printing, heat-shrinkage resistant, and cuttable with new paper liner. In 60-in. widths.
Marabu North America is now an authorized reseller for Mimaki’s UJF-3042FX and UJF-3042HG printers.
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The guides are to help customers match the right latex-compatible Sihl media to their printer and application. The color-coded guide includes Sihl’s entire latex portfolio, applications, and product match-ups as well as a latex printer overview.
The newest addition to Drytac’s digital print media line is SilkScape, an 8-mil, 99% opaque banner material with a satin matte finish and single-sided print-receptive coating. SilkScape is made of multi-layer white polypropylene and is curl resistant. Designed for retractable banner stands and compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, and UV printers, the new banner media is available in 36-in.-wide rolls.
FiberMark has launched Endura Stick-P 150, its PVC-free alternative to pressure-sensitive vinyl. Endura Stick-P 150 is a bright white, cellulose-based digital print media with a matte finish, manufactured with a permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive. Compatible with latex, eco-solvent, solvent, and UV-curable printers, Endura Stick-P 150 is made with sustainable materials, and contains no phthalates, heavy metals, or harsh chemicals, the company reports. Available in 54- and 60-in. widths.
“Fine-art work is not for the faint of heart,” says Jon Scott, owner of JS Graphics, a custom-print studio located just about five miles from McCormick Place.
In business since 1983, the shop has re-invented itself every three or four years, says Scott, in order to keep the revenues coming in. “We’re graphic artists – we’ve learned to digitize anything, for whatever needs – from offset to inkjet, for any process,” he says. “But fine art is our passion.”