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After the Wrap Hits the Road

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Corrective actions for your shop post vehicle wrap.

You might think that once a happy wrap customer pays you in full and heads out of your shop, that your work is officially done. While I agree that you have usually fulfilled your duties at that point, every once in a while you might get an urgent follow-up call from a distressed customer, telling you, “Something is just not right with the wrap.”

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Canon USA Announces New Executive Leadership Appointments

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Adachi named chairman and CEO; Ishizuka named president and COO.

Canon USA has announced the appointment of Joe Adachi as the company's new chairman and CEO, effective April 1. Adachi has served as president and CEO of Canon USA since 2005, overseeing Canon's operations in the Americas; he will maintain his current responsibilities as CEO.

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Sunset Etching SD and Sunset Textured SD Décor Papers from LexJet

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Designed for production printing of fine art décor.

LexJet has added two new inkjet décor papers to its product line: Sunset Etching SD and Sunset Textured SD. Both papers are designed to replicate the quality of the company’s Sunset Cotton Etching and Sunset Textured Fine Art papers, which are geared toward custom high-end reproductions, while offering the production capabilities for longer runs of décor prints, the company reports. They are compatible with aqueous inkjet printers.

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Onyx Graphics Announces Enhanced Suite of Professional Services

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Personalized, custom, on-site workflow and color-management consulting, plus customized Web-based learning.

Onyx Graphics has announced an expansion of its product offerings in the Professional Services market. The company will now offer personalized, custom, on-site workflow and color-management consulting based on its color expertise from 25 years in the wide-format color RIP market.
Specific services include:

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X-Rite Launches Free ColorTrue Mobile Color-Management App

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Also: Becomes exclusive distributor of ColorCert Software for color consistency in packaging production.

X-Rite has launched a free ColorTrue App for Apple iOS and Google Android platforms.

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Child's Play

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Project Print Management wraps a gymnasium's exterior to create an oasis for learning and play.

The courtyard welcoming children, parents, and teachers to the entrance of William Morris Primary School in the London Borough of Merton once resembled a warehouse building, with a large, uninviting red brick wall – the gymnasium – as the main focal point. Most local residents didn’t even know the grade school existed.

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Deciphering the New Rules for Repair Costs

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The IRS has issued final regulations addressing whether a cost is a deductible repair or a capital expenditure.

Since the very inception of the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS and businesses – including print service providers – have been at odds over whether expenditures made are currently deductible, or whether they must be capitalized and recovered through depreciation over time. Now, after seven years of drafts and proposed rules, the IRS has issued final regulations addressing whether a cost is a deductible repair or a capital expenditure.

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New CorelDraw Graphics Suite X7 from Corel

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Redesigned user interface, customizable workspaces, enhanced Fill options, and more.

Corel has introduced CorelDraw Graphics Suite X7, the latest version of its flagship graphics suite.

CorelDraw X7 features multi-core and native 64-bit support (allowing users to run multiple applications and process large files) as well as a redesigned and customizable user interface, plus enhanced fill capabilities.

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Let’s Get Physical

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Rainier Industries produces thousands of square feet of graphics for the University of Utah's football center.

In sync with the preparation of the University of Utah football team’s third season of competition in the Pac-12 conference, the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center – a 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art training facility – was constructed.

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CMA Imaging Adds Gal’art Solvent Papers

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Also: Gracol 2013 compliant proofing paper, CMA ProofPaper.

CMA Imaging has expanded its gal’art range of solvent papers. The papers include:

Fine Art Textured, a 300-gsm textured, bright-white fine-art paper. Available in 53-in. widths.

Smooth Matte, a 210-gsm high-white matte paper with no sheen. Available in 53-and 60-in. widths.

PhotoCard Satine, a 330-gsm heavyweight card stock. Available in 30-, 53-, and 60-in. widths.

Canvas Matte & Satin, a 300- and 400-gsm poly-cotton blend stretchable canvas. Available in 60-in. widths.

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