Image Options of Foothill Ranch, California, has acquired the assets of ICP West, also located in Foothill Ranch. Image Options reports it has signed a new long-term lease on the former ICP West 50,000-square-foot facility and will consolidate its existing digital facility into the building by July.
Viscom Düsseldorf 2011, an international trade fair for visual communication, technology, and design, will take over the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre October 13-15. The event will feature exhibitors ranging from advertising technology, light advertising, wide-format digital printing, textile finishing, and newer segments of digital signage and individual printing and design. Last year, the fair welcomed a 70-percent increase in attendees and is expecting similar success for 2011.
You can have a name, but not necessarily an identity. Just ask Jenn David Connolly, owner and founder of Jenn David Design (jenndavid.com) in San Diego, who recently completed a comprehensive and defining identity for Los Angeles-based Manna Culinary Corporation’s food truck, Clean Street Food.
ViaMaris Partners, Israel-based creators of environmentally sensitive consumer products, has launched Remakes (remakes.biz), a line of eco-friendly placemats made from reclaimed billboards and movie posters.
Remakes receives used billboards on an opportunistic basis from a variety of sources to then be repurposed into eco-chic placemats. Many companies are eager to offer up the used media in order to save on inconvenient disposal costs, Remakes reports.
PrintFactory Go, from Four Pees, is a stand-alone correction and production prep tool for wide-format print work. Usable with any RIP technology, PrintFactory Go offers a collection of pre-production tools designed to save time and reduce error and waste.
The latest edition of Wasatch SoftRIP, version 6.8, offers a variety of newly introduced features, including a new Separations mode, Press and Calibration Curves, enhanced custom inkset support, improved handling of PDF files that involve transparency, and more.
Onyx Graphics has announced v X10.1 of its production RIP products: Onyx ProductionHouse, PosterShop,,and RIPCenter.
LexJet is now distributing 10 different Expand banner stands, and has certified many of the stands for these LexJet inkjet media: LexJet 5.5-mil Matte Opaque Display Film and LexJet Satin Light Block Polyester (7- or 9-mil).
Global Imaging will now distribute the Klieverik line of heat-transfer calendars for dye sublimation. The deal marks Global’s entry into the dye-sub market.
“Dye Sublimation printing is going to emerge as a growing market in the U.S. as it has proven to be over the past several years in Europe,” says Greg Lamb, CEO, Global Imaging.
Canon USA has released two new media for use with its imageProGraf wide-format printers: Premium Glossy Paper 2 and Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2. Both papers are 280-gsm, and are available in roll sizes of 17-, 24-, 36-, and 42-in. wide.
Premium Glossy Paper 2 is a heavyweight glossy media for a variety of applications including photographic, graphic arts, and signage. The paper offers a high whiteness factor through the use of ultra white pulp that makes the media less susceptible to light illuminant changes.