So you’re coming to Vegas for the ISA Expo April 4-6, 2013. The show is at Mandalay Bay, which is a great venue. First, it’s one of the newer hotels, is nicely decorated, has a great conventions space, and – unlike the Las Vegas Convention Center – there’s plenty of free parking. Most importantly for me it is five minutes from our shop, Pictographics. Mandalay is the last hotel/casino at the far South end of “The Strip.” From here, it is simply too far to walk to a lot of the other points of interest on the strip.
If you’ve been pondering an expansion of print capabilities or upgrade to your equipment, it may be time to make your move.
Across the board, makers and marketers of large-format digital print systems are offering a variety of incentives to help you add one of their printers. Instant rebates, lucrative trade-ins, and bundles on everything from software to training – it’s the expected mix of enticements to make digital print technology more attractive to discerning buyers.
Not one student at Springfield Central High School in Massachusetts can say they didn’t see the signs pointing them to graduation because, thanks to Go Graphix, the signs were all around them.
The director of the high school’s Magnet Program contacted Go Graphix (www.gographix.com) to design, print, and install wall murals that would blanket the school with important motivational messages, such as ways to graduate or images of school spirit.
The International Sign Association (ISA) has formed a strategic alliance with the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) to create a “BIG Wide Format Pavilion” at the upcoming Print 13 show this year. The Print 13 event takes place September 8-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
LexJet has introduced the latest product in its Sunset Canvas Line: Sunset Production Matte Canvas. A bright-white, water-resistant 100% polyester matte with the look and feel of a traditional 2-over-1 weave, the new canvas can be used for various art and décor applications. It’s designed to work with Sunset Gloss Coating and Sunset Satin Coating, either sprayed or rolled on. Compatible with aqueous inksets. Available in 24-, 36-, 44- and 60-in. widths; in 60-ft rolls.
For this year’s Super Bowl XLVII, held in New Orleans, local print provider Crystal Clear Imaging (CCI, www.ccimaging.net) teamed up with Sport Graphics of Indianapolis (www.sportg.com) for the extravaganza’s wide-format needs.
Flexcon has expanded its WallDeco product line with the introduction of WallDeco 6778 and WallDeco 6783.
WallDeco 6778 is a 6-mil lightweight, polycoated white fabric film with a woven texture. The tight weave of the fabric allows for crisp, sharp color, reports Flexcon. It can be printed via solvent and UV inkjet, UV and conventional offset, and UV and solvent screen. In 54-in. widths.
Onyx Graphics has announced that the latest versions of its print workflow and RIP software packages now include support for the Windows 8 operating system. The support is available in version 1.2.5 of Onyx Thrive print workflow software and version X10.2.5 of Onyx ProductionHouse, Onyx PosterShop, and Onyx RIPCenter RIP software packages.
Ilford has announced the availability of OmniJet NanoSolvent Premium Photo Papers, the first products to utilize the the company’s new NanoSolvent layer technology (which it previewed last year at SGIA Expo).
EPS-Doublet has acquired Denver’s Think Big Solutions.
Think Big Solutions will be incorporated into the existing EPS-Doublet print and manufacturing facilities located in northeast Denver.