Xaar has released the Xaar 1003 family of industrial inkjet printheads. The series is an evolution of the 1001 and 1002 lines; the 1003 heads now include the XaarGuard, designed to improve nozzle plate protection and extend maintenance-free usage.
Not surprisingly, as part of an overall greener working environment that encompasses better environmental principles and a reduced carbon footprint, every machine and process has its ups and downs. Businesses wanting to accommodate as many eco-aware and recognized systems as possible within their workplace need to take every element of production into account.
All eyes in Westminster, London’s Leicester Square were on blowUp media when the team arrived to install two 2800-square-foot building wraps on the Coventry Street corner. The wraps were commissioned as a temporary façade for 18 months during construction of LSQLondon, a 109,000-square-foot retail and office space. A prominent entertainment district, Leicester Square was the subject of a $22-million renovation in 2012, and the orchestrators of LSQLondon were not about to spoil its newfound elegance.
ISA has teamed with InfoTrends and MCT Technologies to release a white paper on finishing technologies: “Wide-Format Cutting Devices: An Overview for Sign & Graphics Companies.” The report stresses the importance of PSPs devoting the same resources to their postpress capabilities as they do to the rest of their workflow, saying “Finishing is not an option, but a must for digital printing to march forward.”
British artist David Anthony Hall often designs his large-format photographic prints to bring positive energy to buildings like hospitals and hospices, but his work was also well-suited for a collaboration with sculptor Paul Vanstone for the Royal Horticultural Society’s exclusive Chelsea Flower Show in London.
Printed by Landor UK, Phototex’ European distributor, and laminated with Marabu ClearShield liquid laminate, the backdrop spans nearly 650 square feet.
The title of World Wrap Master has been awarded to Jim Miller, owner of Miller Decals, at the FESPA Digital expo in Amsterdam. Miller advanced to the final stage of the global competition after winning the European leg over 27 other competitors.
Mimaki has launched the TS500P-3200, a 129-in. dye-sublimation printer designed for superwide textile markets such as home furnishings, hospitality fabrics, and retail signage. Possible applications include curtains, upholstery, bed linens (a king-size bedspread measures 120 x 120 in.), soft signage, and backlit P-O-P displays.
Interactive design agency Monster Media developed this animated storefront display to promote the launch of Puma’s PwrCool thermo-regulating athletic gear. The interactive video wall consisted of nine 46-inch digital displays linked together to provide a life-size story of the technology’s development.
Magic has released two new UV-printable dry erase films: Ritetac Hi, featuring a permanent adhesive, and Ritetac Lo, featuring a removable adhesive. Possible applications for the 7.5-mil films include calendars, schedules, brainstorms, sports analysis, and menus for walls or tabletops. The line offers a low-gloss finish and is available in up to 54-in. widths.
Attendees of the Dscoop conference in San Antonio April 14-16 will have the opportunity to explore finishing technologies from nearly 20 exhibitors as part of the Dscoop Solutions Showcase.