When it comes to RIPs and workflow, you have many, many choices. And while it’s certainly helpful in considering any shop tool or supply to drill down into its specs and specific features, it’s also critical to look at how that tool’s use might be changing.
Nimlok, the custom and custom-modular division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, has launched its website’s redesign. Features include a new look and feel, a more user-friendly interface, and a variety of enhanced resources including new custom and portable exhibit portfolios, says Nimlok.
Xaar has launched its Xaar 1002 GS6 printhead for UV applications. The printhead has been developed for labels, laminates, packaging, and more, and features 1000 Optimized Geometry nozzles for high-resolution text and images with smooth tones, according to Xaar.
Piedmont Plastics has introduced its Piedmont Sign Grade (PSG) product line, aimed at the signage and graphics marketplace. The new line includes AluPoly aluminum composite material, Print Tuff printable polypropylene and SupraFlex banner material (in three types: Horizon front lit, Breeze mesh, and Eclipse two-sided blockout).
Paradigm Display Solutions has launched a new eCommerce Facebook store where print providers can browse products, purchase, manage orders, and redeem gift certificates, plus share favorite products with peers. Product categories have been organized and streamlined to simplify the search process.
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3A Composite’s graphic-display website is now compatible with all Web-enabled devices. The new features include product samples via an online shopping cart, plus the ability to locate distributors, interactively select graphic display board project solutions, and comment on the latest application blog posts, reports 3A Composites.
Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals are back at it, with entertaining billboards to promote the team’s upcoming season and kick-start a push for tickets. Last year, dual billboards on Interstate 35 showed player James Shields on one billboard pitching across the highway to teammate Salvador Perez on another billboard.
For this year’s “Be Royal” campaign, the billboard shows Royals left fielder Alex Gordon sliding head first into a base, and tearing apart the billboard behind him as he does so.
Zevrix Solutions’ Output Factory Server 1.0.10 is a feature update to its tool that automates printing, exporting, and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. The new version lets users create large-format JPEG images that exceed the file-size limitations imposed by InDesign, the company reports; in addition, users can now embed a document's color profile to preserve the original image color values in exported TIFF and JPEG files.
In early March, Agfa Graphics held its first-ever North American Red Carpet customer event at the company’s new Canadian competence center in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. At the event, Agfa customers and representatives of the press were introduced to two new Agfa printers – the Jeti Titan S and HS – and were able to experience its array of wide-format inkjet solutions consisting of printers, UV inks, media, workflow software, and finishing.
Epson America has introduced Metallic Photo Paper Luster and Metallic Photo Paper Glossy. Both new papers are made with a resin-coated base and are designed to provide rich color gamut, sharpness, and depth. Available in sheets and in rolls (16-, 24-, and 36-in.).