Ilford has launched its new BioMedia line of media, which includes biodegreable display films, boards, and laminates. All of the BioMedia products are designed to completely break down under anaerobic (no-oxygen) landfill conditions due to an enzyme that accelerates the biodegradation process, the company reports, and meet ASTM D5511 standards; they can also be incinerated without the release of any harmful gases or chemicals.
The new Ilford BioMedia line includes:
Océ has announced that its ColorWave 600 Poster Printer is now available in the US. Specially designed for poster-printing applications, the roll-to-sheet ColorWave 600 uses Océ’s TonerPearls solid toner (CMYK) and CrystalPoint imaging technology to produce instantly dry, water-resistant prints that are cut to size.
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas (KMSA) – the wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings USA focused upon industrial measurement of color and light – has launched a new corporate website to better serve its customers.
As another avenue to express his art, photographer JR developed “Inside Out,” a participatory art project that challenges people to capture untold stories from people around the world through their own black-and-white photos. They then upload their images to the organization’s website, and these images are made into posters and sent back to their creators to be displayed in their own communities.
In preparation for rugby’s biggest showcase this past fall, the Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand’s Auckland Tourism, Events, and Economic Development agency commissioned a 13,400-square-foot building wrap to adorn the Tower Building in Auckland’s downtown area. The “World’s Here to Play” graphic, designed by branding agency Ogilvy, was produced by Auckland’s Omnigraphics, utilizing its EFI Vutek 3360 solvent printer to output onto Contra Vision Performance see-through perforated window film.
The Job Being deemed “America’s number-one” after six American Solar Challenge wins just wasn’t glory enough for the University of Michigan’s (UM) Solar Car Team. So, it set out to conquer foreign soil last fall and entered the Veolia World Solar Challenge Australia. To increase its chances of winning the 1800-mile race through the Outback’s Stuart Highway, the UM team attempted to make its eleventh custom car – the Quantum – its lightest vehicle yet. To do this, the team skipped the paint job and instead opted for a wrap.
Grapo Technologies, the Czech Republic-based manufacturer of wide-format hybrid and flatbed UV printers, has announced its acquisition by a group of private investors. The company will be re-named SigmaJet; Branislav Oravec, previously sales and marketing director of Grapo Technologies, has been appointed the new SigmaJet CEO.
HP has issued a call for entries for its HP Print Excellence Awards, a new worldwide competition honoring graphic-arts printing that has been produced on HP Designjet, Scitex, Indigo, and Inkjet Web Press systems.
An international panel of print experts will select winners in16 categories of wide-format graphics, commercial print, and label and packaging applications. In addition to evaluating print quality, the HP Print Excellence Awards also will recognize innovative examples of environmentally responsible printing. The awards are free to enter.
Inca Digital has launched its second Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAS 2012), which recognizes the power of digital print and showcases the creativity and ingenuity of Inca customers around the world.
Last spring, Emerging Terrain solicited submissions from artists all over the world for artwork themed “the inter-relatedness between land use, food, and agriculture” to hang on the exterior of 13 silos that comprise a vacant grain elevator near downtown Omaha, Nebraska.