A week before the biggest football game of the year, New York’s Times Square was transformed into Super Bowl Boulevard – a football-themed spectacle that enticed millions of people to converge on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Waiting to greet them: an illuminated 10-foot-tall sculpture of the Roman numerals XLVIII, fabricated by Ace Sign Company (acesignco.com) of Springfield, Illinois.
Fujifilm North America has launched Uvijet KA ink, a new alternative 4-color CMYK ink (plus white) for the company’s Acuity Series of printers.
The Uvijet KA inks are designed to provide excellent adhesion, scratch resistance, and enhanced tolerance to marks caused by operator fingerprints or traces left by protective films. The third-generation ink developed for the Acuity Series, the new inks have exhibited excellent adhesion to acrylic, aluminum composite materials, fluted polypropylene (Correx), foam core, PETG, and styrene, says the company.
BenQ’s new 24-in. PG2401PT monitor is specifically designed for print shops, graphic designers, color retouchers, and other graphics professionals.
The self-calibrating PG2401PT monitor covers 100% CMYK and 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, reports BenQ, and is designed to take advantage of today’s cloud-based color proofing services, such as Adobe's Creative Cloud and PantoneLive. The monitor is color-certified (G7 and Fogra) and features a 10-bit display panel.
SA International has released PixelBlaster 3.0, the latest version of its modular and scaleable production software. Specifically designed to meet the needs of users in superwide and high-volume production and specialty-printing environments, PixelBlaster 3.0 features a PDF-based RIP, a customer-selected suite of workflow applications; and the ability to standardize color based on industry-accepted profiles including Gracol, Fogra, and Euroscale.
WrapMeUp in Pune, India, created the graphics for 10 wrapped motorcycles – including this one – for India Bike Week (www.indiabikeweek.in), which took place in January of this year, in Goa, India. Built around bikes, bikers, and music, Indian Bike Week drew more than 7000 motorcycle enthusiasts to its second annual event.
WrapMeUp used its HP LP25500 printer with HP Latex inks for output, and also executed the install work on all 10 bikes. WrapMeUp is part of Shree Chintamani Enterprises, a digital-print company based in Pune. Image courtesy of www.team-bhp.com.
Smart-X graphic display board has been introduced by 3A Composites USA. A heavy-duty foam board that is 100-percent recyclable, Smart-X consists of an all-plastic sheet constructed with a moisture-resistant expanded polystyrene core and two layers of UV-resistant solid polystyrene (HIPS). Smart-X can be installed outdoors without experiencing any significant change in color for a period of up to two years, the company reports; in addition, the new board will not delaminate during exterior applications, according to 3A Composites.
Inx Digital has launched its new ESC inkjet ink. An alternative eco-solvent ink, ESC is designed to run on the Epson Stylus GS6000 as well as the Epson SureColor printers.
The new ink features: an improved color gamut, the availability of custom ICC printer profiles, improved Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) resistance, and more. The ink is color and chemically compatible with OEM inks; the yellow color set offers extended two-year durability and no color profiling is required, Inx reports. Applications include outdoor banners, posters, and tradeshow graphics.
The Gilman Brothers Company has announced improvements to three of its product lines: Ryno Board, Duraplast, and Eaglecell. All of the products are compatible with UV inks.
Agfa has launched its new Jeti Titan S and HS flatbed UV-inkjet printers. Both new printers can accommodate 122 x 79-in. rigid media and utilize Ricoh Gen 5 printheads (1280 nozzles, 7-pL droplet size). The Titan S (the “S” stands for “speed”) is equipped with one row of printheads but can be upgraded in the field to two rows, becoming a Titan HS (“high speed”).
Aslan has introduced a new, self-adhesive color film series with 100-mm thickness, designed for exhibitions, shop-fittings, and wall decorations, Aslan CM 100. The film features a low-reflective surface and is flame resistant. A high opacity allows applications on colored surfaces, and the film is removable without leaving residues, reports Aslan. Aslan CM 100 includes 23 colors and is available in 40-in. widths.