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The Oldham Group Announces US Distribution Agreement with InkTec

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Will market, install, and support Jetrix UV printers.

The Oldham Group has signed a master agreement with InkTec Corporation to market, install, and support the Jetrix product line of UV printers in the US, including the Jetrix 2513 and Jetrix 3015 UV flatbeds.

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Fast, Even Standing Still

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Artist Jeff Koons’ BMW LeMans 'Art Car.'

Auto racing, aficionados would say, isn’t just a sport—it’s an art. There may be no better proof of this than BMW’s 17th “Art Car,” a beautiful rolling masterpiece created by artist Jeff Koons for this year’s 24 Hours of LeMans, the famous endurance race held in France. Designed to evoke power and emotion, the vehicle wrap seems to be bursting with energy—even when standing still.

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Expand Header Accessory for Expand PodiumCase

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Adjustable height up to 97 inches.

Expand Media has introduced an Expand Header Kit for its Expand PodiumCase. The new Header accessory easily attaches to the PodiumCase table top and is geared toward point-of-purchase, in-store sampling, or temporary information-desk applications. The telescopic poles enable an adjustable height up to 97-in. tall. The graphic is fastened to the top and bottom profiles with Velcro. The company notes that the graphic panel for the header should preferably be printed with a thin, non-curl print material.

EXPAND MEDIA

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Fisher Textiles’ GF 1480 Poplin

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New fabric for dye-sub and UV is a 120-inch woven that's 100% polyester

Fisher Textiles has added GF 1480 Poplin (FR) to its Grand Format fabric line for dye-sublimation and UV printing. Previously only available in 60- and 72-in. widths, GF 1480 is a 120-in., 4.4-oz woven that is 100% polyester. GF 1480 is flame-retardant and passes the NFPA 701 test; applications include apparel, banners, table covers, and tradeshow exhibits.
FISHER TEXTILES
www.fishertextiles.com
 

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Timeless Varnish from Breathing Color

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Features high gloss, rapid drying, and resistance to scuffing and image fading.

Breathing Color has announced Timeless, a water-based, non-yellowing varnish that has been developed to enhance fine-art and photographic prints produced on digital inkjet printers. The varnish requires no mixing and can be applied by hand or HVLP sprayer. It features a high, clear gloss, is rapid drying, and is resistant to scuffing and image fading; prints using the varnish can be displayed without glass, the company reports.
Price: $19.95/pint; $89.95/gallon.

BREATHING COLOR
www.breathingcolor.com
 

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FDC Graphic Films' 7504 Series

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13-ounce, printable promotional banner media.

FDC Graphic Films has made available its new 7504 Series indoor/outdoor banner, a 13-oz printable promotional banner. Designed to accept eco-solvent and solvent-based inkjet inks, the 7504 banner is available in gloss and matte white in 38- and 54-in.-width rolls. It features high tear strength, minimal curl, and fire resistance, passing the NFPA 701 fire-resistant certification.
FDC GRAPHIC FILMS
www.fdcfilms.com
 

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New Lyson Inks for Mimaki Printers

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High-intensity, high-gloss colors.

Nazdar has introduced its new Lyson 133 Series digital inks for Mimaki JV33 and CJV printers, and Lyson 155 Series digital inks for Mimaki JV5 printers.
The solvent inks feature high-intensity, high-gloss colors with adhesion and flexibility to most media, plus improved resistance to UV degradation and color fading. The inks are available in 440-ml cartridges or 1-liter bottles.

NAZDAR
www.nazdar.com
 

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Alien Skin Debuts Exposure 3 Plug-in for Photoshop

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New presets include aged film and funky toy camera effects.

Alien Skin Software has announced Exposure 3, the new version of its photography-effects plug-in for Adobe Photoshop.
Designed to provide accurate film simulation and a wide range of creative effects in a simple interface, Exposure boasts a range of new features, including:
• 64-bit support for Photoshop CS5 on both Macintosh and Windows;
• Tight Lightroom integration that does not require Photoshop – it now works in Lightroom 2;
• Aging effects and vintage films such as Technicolor and old Kodachrome;

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ACDSee Photo Manager 12 Software

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New Online Mode connects users to free, 2-GB account on acdseeonline.com.

ACD Systems has released ACDSee Photo Manager 12, the latest version of the company’s image-management software.

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Conference Program Announced for NSREC Signage Event

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Slate of experts will present research in four key topic areas, Cincinnati, October 13-14.

The second annual National Signage Research and Education Conference (NSREC), to be held October 13-14, 2010 in Cincinnati, will bring together well-known presenters and panelists to present research on four key topic areas affecting signage: science, technology, art/advertising, and regulation.

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