Cameron Advertising Displays, Toronto, has announced the acquisition of Schawk Cactus Imaging, also Toronto-based. Effective immediately, both companies will integrate under the Cameron nameplate.
“Our company is uniquely positioned to provide a comprehensive range of both analogue and digital print solutions such as retail signage, fleet graphics, billboards, banners, packing, fulfillment etc. for a broad range of new and existing customers around the world,” says Bob Deveau, president of Cameron Advertising Displays.
BBI Display Systems and its amphibious and portable billboards partnered with Vincent Printing Company and Media Solutions to produce a floating billboard commissioned by the California Department of Boating and Waterways (CADBW). The CADBW was looking for a way to reach the private boater demographic, and decided that a floating billboard was the perfect solution.
Tempe, Arizona-based bluemedia was chosen by the NFL to transform a park into a 50-yard flag football stadium for a national television event—the EA Sports Madden 11 Pigskin Pro-Am—staged prior to the Football Hall of Fame Game on NBC.
The Signage and Graphics Summit has announced that print providers can sign up to become an SGS Insider and save $200 on the registration fees for the upcoming Summit event in Tampa, Florida, January 26-28.
The Client: Marshall University
The Player: OAI, Inc. (oai-beyondordinary.com)
Arlon has launched Series 3220L (Luster) and Series 3220S (Satin) overlaminates, which will be added to the company’s current Series 3220 cast overlaminate line. These multipurpose, 2-mil cast-vinyl laminates are recommended for vehicle wraps and for any type of outdoor digitally printed signage. Arlon reports a 7-year outdoor durability.
Available in 30-, 36-, 48-, 54-, and 60-in. roll widths.
Sihl has announced the addition of Sihl 3183, a 7-mil satin photo paper designed for printing with most inkjet technologies.
When evaluating a wide-format printer, too many users neglect to factor ink into the output equation. Yet, inks can play a significant role when it comes to quality of the final image as well as the production costs.
A lot of thought goes into the concept and design of your client’s graphics, and then even more effort is expended in ensuring that the idea is executed with “visual oomph” onto the media of their choice. But the project doesn’t end when the ink is dry, of course. In order to maximize its impact with the intended audience, consideration has to be given as to where and how the graphic will be displayed. After all, you wouldn’t hang a Monet with masking tape. So why display a high-quality digital image in a similarly careless manner?
There was a time when all tradeshow booths and exhibits were built of metal and wood, painted wall panels hung with vinyl banners.
That’s changing, thanks in part to some pioneering work in digital dye-sublimation printing undertaken by Fabric Images Inc. (fabricimages.com) of Elgin, Illinois.