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Capturing Cultures Through the Eye of America

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Dennis Manarchy's artistic journey, with a 35-foot camera.

Creative professionals are always on the quest to achieve one thing: perfection. Renowned photographer Dennis Manarchy dreamed of creating that perfect picture. To accomplish this lofty goal, Manarchy devoted 10 years to hand-building a 35-foot-long camera.

Manarchy’s first attempt at creating such a massive camera was inspired by the Italian translation of the word, “camera,” which is “room.” He put a lens on the door of a small pantry in his home, and, over time, the room-camera evolved into the massive camera prototype it is today.

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Graphics One Launches GO EcoMax 44 Printer

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Engineered for apparel transfers plus wide-format indoor and outdoor applications.

Graphics One has introduced the GO EcoMax 44 printer, a 44-in. rollfed system designed to use the upgraded formulation of Sepiax water-based resin inks. Engineered for apparel transfers (and GO OT Stretch Transfer Film) as well as wide-format indoor and outdoor applications, the 4-color EcoMax 44 features an Epson MicroPiezo TFP printhead with Variable-Sized Droplet Technology, a top speed of 100 sq ft/hr, and resolutions up to 2880 dpi. Maximum media thickness is 1.5 mm.

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Big Cigs

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Oversized cigarette packs made from Stora Enso Re-board take over Paris.

“Tobacco kills” is the message the Paris-based League Against Cancer wanted to get out in its Operation Tueurs Payeurs (“Paying Killers”) – a street marketing campaign calling for a compulsory levy on the tobacco industry. The League worked with CQFD Communication Agency (studiocqfd.com) and Northern Design (northerndp.com) to create 15 oversized faux cigarette packs with the “tobacco kills” message and prompted the public to sign a petition on the campaign’s website.

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Seiko’s Lightfastness Study

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New white paper addresses various wide-format printer inks.

Seiko Instruments USA (SIU) has published a white paper addressing the lightfastness of various wide-format printer inks, including its own ColorPainter low-solvent GX inks and ColorPainter HAPs-Free IX inks.

The white paper also includes comparisons of  print metrics such as color gamut, gloss levels, print-to-print color consistency, print speeds, ink usage, printhead replacement rates, and overall running costs.

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On Demand Conference Announces Full Program Schedule

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New tracks focus on content creation, content delivery, marketing technology, and social and mobile business.

The annual On Demand Conference taking place June 13-14 at the Jacob Javits Concention Center in New York has announced its full conference program schedule, which will arm attendees with the knowledge and tools required to navigate "The Business of Content." Produced by Questex Media Group in conjunction with InfoTrends, the show will include more than 30 sessions featuring speakers from top brands, media, and consultants.

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Sigmajet Expands into US

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Opens new office in Washington DC.

Sigmajet, the Czech Republic manufacturer of wide-format hybrid and flatbed UV printers, has announced the expansion of its business with the opening of a new US office. The new office will be based in Washington DC and will serve as the headquarters for the company’s US operations and its North American client base.

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InteliCoat Technologies’ Magic UV Cure Product Line

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Six new media options available.

InteliCoat has introduced Magic UV Cure, a new line of UV media. The Magic UV Cure product line includes six media options available in 36-, 50-, and 54-in. widths.

• PB10UV Polyethylene Banner is ideal for short-term indoor and outdoor promotional banners where a smooth, uniform base material is required. Its polyethylene base gives PB10UV a high level of water-resistance and light blocking opacity allowing it to be printed on both sides.

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Vomela Group Acquires Pratt Corporation

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“Allowing us to serve our growing retail customer base with added capability, capacity and insight into retail markets.”

The Vomela Group has completed the acquisition of the business and assets of Indianapolis-based Pratt Corporation, the provider of store décor and P-O-P programs for national retailers.

"Bringing the Pratt business into the Vomela family of companies, will allow us to serve our growing retail customer base with added capability, capacity and insight into retail markets", says Mark Auth, president of Vomela.

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Roland DGA Launches Rental Program for US Customers

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Program is designed for start-up businesses and for shops with short-term needs.

Roland DGA has announced a new rental program for its VersaCamm, VersaArt, and VersaStudio printer models.

Available to customers in the United States only, the rental program offers one-year and three-year options at monthly rates. Warranty coverage is included in the monthly payment for the life of the rental, covering parts and labor, with the exception of consumables.

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Protecting Your Company

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Keeping your company's proprietary information safe.

A few weeks ago, one of our facilities experienced a break-in by burglars. Fortunately, the would-be thieves triggered our alarm, and they were scared off. As a result, they were not able to actually steal anything and we had zero losses. I’m guessing that many of you have probably experienced theft of one form or another in the course of your business. Like us, you have then had to figure out how to prevent something similar from happening in the future.

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