Big Picture magazine is preparing for change: a bright, bold redesign, launching with the October print and digital edition on October 1, 2014.
With a larger format for ease of navigation and improved readability, the magazine will showcase ideas from wide-format experts with an increase in analytical content that will help readers navigate our changing field.
Inx Digital has introduced H76 high performance UV curable inks, designed specifically for the HP 7500 and HP 7600 printers when using the FB225 ink series. The latest Triangle brand superwide format application is designed for outdoor P-O-P display, transit signage, and packaging applications. Available in six basic colors plus white, light black, and orange; and in 5-liter bottles that can be installed directly into the printer.
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Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has introduced two new window perforated films and three new overlaminates into its digital portfolio.
The MPI Perforated Window Series, including the addition of MPI 3529 and MPI 3729, allows window surfaces to display printed graphics, without completely restricting vision, according to Avery.
MPI 3529 has a matte finish, removable adhesive with opaque/block out capabilities, and a 50/50 ratio; designed for vehicle applications, like transit buses or fleet vehicles.
Paradigm Imaging Group has introduced Colortrac SmartLF SC Xpress Series scanners. The new Series features SingleSensor technology, a Colortrac invention that combines CIS elements and LEDs in a single line for maximum scan accuracy and illumination, according to Paradigm. The new SC Xpress series are capable of speeds up to 12 in./sec in color and 13 in./sec in black and white.
As the official signage and graphics provider of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) we get to be a part of some great events and some big meetings that take place in the race world throughout the year. The NHRA is the governing body of drag racing; with more than 40,000 drivers and millions of fans, it’s a $120 million dollar annual business, and we’ve been their exclusive large-format graphics partner since early 2013.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? We hope not! SGIA Expo 2014, hosted by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, will take place this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 22-24, and the products, technology, networking, education, and ideas should all go back home with you.
“Las Vegas and the SGIA Expo have this in common: Everything goes, and anything is possible,” says Michael Robertson, president and CEO of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). “If it has to do with wide-format imaging, the SGIA is the place to see it.”
STS Inks has now added inks compatible with the Océ Arizona 200/250/350 GT. These RF chip replacement bags are filled with STS Inks’ Premium UV Ink. Available in yellow, white, black, magenta, and cyan; in 1- and 2-liter bags; and with a cartridge capacity of 2-mil.
The Gilman Brothers Company has released MountCor Canvas, a permanent, heat-activated foamboard. Designed for production projects and long-term displays, its temperature makes it safe for all heat-sensitive items including laser copies, inkjet (waterborne, UV, solvent, and latex), and photographic papers, it can also bond digitally printed canvases, heavily textured art papers, and synthetic media, according to Gilman. Features include a translucent, gridded release liner and an air-release technology ensuring bubble-free mounting.
The International Sign Association (ISA) and Roland DGA have released a new white paper, “Dynamic Digital Signage Opportunities for Sign Companies.” The nine-page document, complete with images, charts, and illustrations, examines the digital signage market and includes case studies of sign shops that have incorporated this line of business.
The next time you’re watching a film or television show, focus on the posters on the wall, the books, magazines, and products around the room. They may look like everyday items, but odds are some are impostors, produced on a digital printer.
“Our job is often not about making ‘pretty things’ but about mimicking reality,” says Agnieshka Jane, graphics director for Los Angeles-based HPR Graphics (www.hprgraphics.net), a division of The Hand Prop Room, which specializes in props for the entertainment industry.