Inca Digital has announced the winners of its Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAs) 2014. The awards – designed to “celebrate the creative and remarkable products and effects that can be achieved by companies using Inca printers” – were announced in Munich, Germany, during FESPA, at a reception hosted by Inca and Fujifilm.
Canon USA has launched its Océ Arizona 6100 Series, a new flatbed-printer platform comprising the 6-color Océ Arizona 6160 XTS and the 7-color Océ Arizona 6170 XTS.
Unisource Worldwide and xpedx have announced that they have chosen the name Veritiv for the distribution-solutions company that will be created upon completion of their merger. The new corporate name, the companies report, is derived from the roots of three words: “verity,” meaning true, and “active” and “connective.”
The companies officially announced their merger in January of this year (see that report here).
1. Amsterdam│ A full-size, 3D-printed house is under construction and is set to be completed within three years. The firm Dus Architects is using an industrial-scale KamerMaker (Room Builder) 3D printer to produce plastic parts that are locked together to form walls, floors, and furniture. The house will have 13 separate rooms, with lightweight concrete providing structural support and insulation.
Onyx has added a textile edition to its Onyx 11 software (see full report in Jan/Feb 2014 issue). The software features ChromaBoost technology, allowing the user to achieve bright, more saturated colors, Onyx Step & Repeat that creates edge-to-edge fabric and wallcovering designs from one repeatable image, the Colorways tool that creates patterns in multiple colors from one file, and more.
Passengers on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) traveling by the future site of the Central Subway in Chinatown Station may be used to viewing construction – but from the half block of Washington to Clay streets, the landscape briefly changes to something much more appealing.
Herculite now offers its Bantex HP-certified digital media for HP latex inks in 10-oz sizes. Available in one-sided, two-sided, and two-sided curl-free offerings. Designed for banner stands and free-hanging applications.
Avery Dennison has introduced three new colors to its Supreme Wrapping film line: Awesome Orchid Satin, Matte Khaki, and Khaki Satin. The Supreme Wrapping Films are geared toward interior and exterior accents for vehicles, P-O-P signage, and architectural installations. In 60-in. widths.
Bordeaux Digital PrintInk has introduced a smart cartridge solution for Epson SureColor S printer. It enables users to view and monitor the ink level in every color channel at any time and receive real-time ink changing alerts when the ink level is low, according to Bordeaux. Developed in partnership with InkonDemand.com, the Smart Cartridge System is equipped with an automated chip emulator system and is recommended for use with Bordeaux's Fuze Eco SC inks. Offered in CMYK and flush.
Printing franchisor Speedpro Imaging has been acquired by investment firms Fairfield-Maxwell and Mountain Ridge Capital, and Boris Katsnelson, founder and managing partner at Mountain Ridge Capital. Katsnelson will serve as president of the company, while Speedpro founder Blair Gran will become chairman.
Speedpro indicates that it will implement a strategy focused on maximizing studio sales “by providing franchisees best-in-class tools to grow their businesses.” The team at the Speedpro corporate office will remain in place.