Global Imaging will now distribute the Klieverik line of heat-transfer calendars for dye sublimation. The deal marks Global’s entry into the dye-sub market.
“Dye Sublimation printing is going to emerge as a growing market in the U.S. as it has proven to be over the past several years in Europe,” says Greg Lamb, CEO, Global Imaging.
Canon USA has released two new media for use with its imageProGraf wide-format printers: Premium Glossy Paper 2 and Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2. Both papers are 280-gsm, and are available in roll sizes of 17-, 24-, 36-, and 42-in. wide.
Premium Glossy Paper 2 is a heavyweight glossy media for a variety of applications including photographic, graphic arts, and signage. The paper offers a high whiteness factor through the use of ultra white pulp that makes the media less susceptible to light illuminant changes.
Inca Digital Printers has launched its Inca Onset S40 printer. Positioned between the company’s flagship Inca Onset and the Onset S20, the new Onset S40 features new Fujifilm Dimatix Sapphire QS-256 MEMS printheads, with jetting accuracy resulting in prints with tighter fine text, as well as smoother prints, Inca reports. The S40 prints at up to 5059 sq ft/hr (with automation), offers a 63 x 123-in. print area, and can accommodate media up to 2-in. thick.
EskoArtwork is partnering with ZN Production Company/Re-board and Neenah Paper to present an open house to identify innovative and creative ways to create value before and after print for wide-format as well as narrow-format print projects. The event will be held June 9, 2011 at the EskoArtwork Demo Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Girl Scouts of the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council in Phoenix are saying good-bye to their simple door-to-door sales tactic when selling Thin Mints, Savannahs, Trefoils, and other cookies. Instead, they’re spicing up their marketing strategy by adding a stylishly wrapped Ford Transit Connect with which to make their deliveries.
Lifetime Girl Scout and owner of Arizona-based Bell Signs (bellsignsaz.com) Jennifer Burns, offered to create and install a wrap free of charge. Meanwhile, Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, donated the Transit Connect.
The Client Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
The Players Printscape Imaging and Graphics (myprintscape.com)
Tools & Supplies Océ CS9060 and CS9064 printers, 3M Controltac Graphic Film IJ180 and 3648 overlam, Océ eco-solvent inks, Seal 64 laminator
Nazdar’s new Lyson TX650 series ink is a digital water-based dye-sublimation ink for transfer applications. Designed to deliver vibrant colors and durability, TX650 series ink can be used for a variety of transfer applications including sportswear garments, soft signage, and home textiles.
Aslan Schwarz has announced Aslan DFP 49, an opaque, white, glossy digital-printing film with pressure adhesive designed for temporary use on short pile carpets. The 4.5-mil, removable PVC film is printable with solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV inks. It must be used in combination with Aslan MP 326 laminate, the company reports.
Ink2Image has announced refillable cartridge kits and inks for the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and 3800 printers. The kits include cartridges with bridge chips, a manual chip resetter, all necessary filling accessories, and nine 8-oz bottles of Ink2Image’s Cave Paint Photochrome V3 or V4 inks, color matched to Epson’s Ultrachrome K3 and K3 Vivid inks.
Price: $575 per cartridge kit; inks are also available separately.
In the world of consumer goods, packaging is often the last key ingredient in an ambitious marketing plan. It’s where the consumer meets the product and makes the split-second decision to buy, or move on.
No surprise, then, that prototyping is a critical step in the product-development cycle. Only by seeing and holding a sample or mockup of a design concept in hand, can companies decide if packaging adequately promotes its appeal or value while also protecting that product.