When MGM Resorts International was looking to make a king-sized splash to promote the new “Viva Elvis” Cirque du Soleil show at its recently opened MGM City Center on the Las Vegas Strip, the hotelier turned to local print provider, the National Print Group (NPG) for assistance. The result of the partnership—a 19,200-square-foot building wrap—looms large on the front of the 28-story Harmon Hotel.
Inaugurated on July 23 in Lienz, Austria, this rock-crystal inspired building is home to Durst’s new research facility for inkjet technology. Housing physics and chemistry labs as well as the Durst Phototechnik Lienz development department, the structure comprises more than 8600 square feet of scientific laboratories and nearly 13,000 square feet of offices.
Part of the recent Canon Expo 2010 in New York was this Tsuzuri Project exhibit, a demonstration of how capture and output technology is being used to preserve Japan's cultural heritage by reproducing national treasures. Canon EOS digital SLR cameras are used to capture high-res digital images of folding screens, screen paintings, and other cultural artifacts, which are output in their original size with Canon's imageProGraf wide-format printers, in conjunction with Canon color-management systems. Gold leaf, surface coating, and other finishes are applied where necessary.
The International Sign Association (ISA) will co-locate its 2011 Sign Expo event with the International Reprographic Association (IRgA) annual tradeshow next year at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The 2011 co-location will provide an expanded platform for ISA and IRgA attendees and exhibitors to network, attend expert-led educational sessions, and visit an even more robust tradeshow floor all in one location and at a reduced cost, the ISA announced in its press release.
Roland University has been renamed Roland Academy, a move designed to reinforce Roland DGA’s strong affiliation with other Roland training and education centers worldwide, the company reports.
Here's a sneak peek at our upcoming Industry Roundtable, which will appear in our October issue. Each year, we gather together some of the top consultants in the market to comment on current industry trends and forecast where the market might be in the next 12 months. Our roundtable experts this year include: Marco Boer, consulting partner, I.T.
Dave Merrick launched BIGraphics, Inc. (bigraphicsinc.com) in Nashua, New Hampshire, in 1996 as part of an unplanned midlife career change. “I got laid off in early 1996 as a product manager for desktop printers,” he recounts. “I was in my early 50s, and there wasn’t a lot out there. I went to a franchise show in Boston and ended up buying a turnkey wide-format printing system. My plan was to align myself with retail photofinishers and frame shops in my area and offer to print their customers’ photographs on canvas.
Canon U.S.A. has announced that the Océ North America Wide Format Printing Systems division has been named as a dealer of its imageProGraf large-format printers. As an authorized Canon dealer, Océ Wide Format Printing Systems will begin offering Canon’s lineup of imageProGraf large-format printers and supplies, including the 8-color imageProGraf iPF8000S/ iPF9000S models as well as the 5-color Technical Documents and General Use Series. Later this year, Océ Wide Format Printing Systems will add the 12-color imageProGraf iPF8300, iPF6350, and iPF6300.
Graphics One has launched the GO Kalendar Dual 66, a 66-in. dual heat transfer calendar system.
Offering a dual capability to transfer high-definition, high-quality output imaging for both dye sublimation and direct-to-fabric fixation, the Kalendar Dual 66 features a maximum transfer imaging size of 66-in., a maximum paper size of 66-in., and the ability to accurately and evenly transfer high-quality dye sub images, Graphics One reports. Its 40-second exposure time provides transfer speeds of more than 43-in./minute.
The Wrap Glove from ImageOne Impact is designed to reduce and remove friction when hand-cutting vinyl and during vehicle-wrap installs. The glove’s fibers don’t shed or promote static, and they prevent the transfer of oils or perspiration from the user’s skin. The washable glove can be used to handle both the adhesive and non-adhesive sides of digital media and wrap films.
Price: $19.95 per pair.