X-Rite and Pantone have unveiled PantoneLive, a cloud-based color service that provides instant access to essential brand color standards.
PantoneLive is the first service under the Pantone Digital Business Unit, a newly created division of X-Rite that combines Pantone’s color authority and expertise and X-Rite’s color science and technology leadership. Pantone became a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite in 2007.
Sappi Fine Paper North America has released The Standard Volume 5, a guide to designing for print. The latest volume focuses on how special effects can make the printed page offer a more dimensional, tactile, and interactive experience. Intended to be inspirational, The Standard “demonstrates how using printing techniques can serve as a creative tool to make images … more powerful and impactful,” says Sappi.
Mimaki has announced two new printers, including a latex machine that is the company’s first foray into environmentally friendly latex ink.
From March 22-24, the 66th annual Sign Expo hosted by the International Sign Association (ISA) will be back in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. The exhibit hall floor will showcase the breadth of the sign and graphics industry, with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services.
Fisher Textiles has introduced a range of new fabrics to its product roster and launched a new Colored Paper program.
GF 7176 Supreme Knit is an 8.2-oz warp knit 2-bar fabric that’s 100% polyester and compatible with UV and dye-sub printing. Flame-retardant, it passes NFPA 701, has been tested for ASTM E84, and meets Class A, Flame Spread Index 25 or less and Smoke Developed Index 450 or less. Applications: photographic backdrops, geometric displays, tradeshow exhibits. 192-in. widths.
Epson America has introduced its SureColor S30670 solvent printer, a new 64-in., 4-color (CMYK) printer that utilizes a new print engine with Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP printhead, and new Epson UltraChrome GS2 solvent-based ink technology.
We all know that we wouldn’t be here without the masterful craftsmanship of our installers – they are a shop’s unsung heroes. But because their work comes at the tail-end of the job, they’re frequently forced to right all of the wrongs that have occurred along the way.
FedEx Office reports that it is deploying new grand-format inkjet printing devices to its centralized productions centers across the country for producing rigid signs, banners, posters, point-of-purchase materials, oversized prints, and more. And, the company reports, it’s expanding its workforce by hiring more team members.
Most people arrive at digital fine-art printing as an opportunity to reproduce their own work, or develop new revenue streams for their large-format capabilities. Al Marco brings a unique perspective and requirements. As the owner of Marco Fine Arts, he’s been meshing his print craft with the fine-art market and museums for nearly 30 years. Before digital printing was even on the horizon, he mastered fine-art silkscreening to reproduce exacting copies and limited run series.
In the four years since David Hay and Brandon Stapper began knocking on doors around San Diego to drum up business for 858 Graphics, their start-up has blossomed into a successful business, despite the economy.