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Tim Dean becomes Agfa Pitman's Newest Packaging Specialist

Agfa Graphics announced today that Tim Dean has been appointed Packaging Specialist for the mid-west region of the United States.

Tim is a printing industry veteran, having started his career as an offset pressman for the Nielsen Lithograph Company. He worked as a technical sales representative for both Taussig Graphic Supply and xpedx before joining The Pitman Company.

Tim has worked at Agfa Pitman as an account manager helping customers navigate increasing business challenges and meet their business goals.

Black, White and Red All Over

Once again, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions kept track of our favorite projects on social media from February to share with you.

HP Showcases Broad Sign & Display Portfolio at ISA International Sign Expo 2015

In booth 624 at ISA International Sign Expo 2015, HP will demonstrate its broad portfolio of large-format graphics solutions, including the HP Latex 3000 Printer and HP Latex 300 Printer series. The HP Latex 3000 Printer offers high-volume print service providers (PSPs) increased production capacity to meet tight deadlines, producing 830 ft2/hr (77 m2/hr) of indoor applications and 1,290 ft2/hr (120 m2/hr) of outdoor applications.

ISA International Sign Expo 2015 Tradeshow Floor Sells Out

Four weeks before the ISA International Sign Expo 2015’s tradeshow opens, it already is completely sold out. In all, the tradeshow floor will approach 215,000 net square feet, making it the largest show floor in ISA history. The largest previous show was in 2013 at just over 202,000 net square feet.

Horn of Plenty

Arno Coenen's delectable images stretch 40 meters above shoppers, residents, and commuters at the new Markthal Rotterdam.

Markthal Rotterdam is an all-in-one shopping, working, and living space that sits underneath a 40-meter-high arch made of natural stone and glass windows, covering an area the size of two large soccer fields.

“Horn of Plenty” by artist Arno Coenen features images of oversized produce that line the interior walls of the mixed-use development. Designed by Rotterdam architectural firm MVRDV with property developer Provast and architect Winy Maas, the indoor market opened last October in the Netherlands.


Enfocus Releases Connect 13

New features increase management capabilities.

Enfocus Software has released the newest version of Connect job delivery software, designed to facilitate quality control and consistency between printers and designers. New features for version 13, intended to increase control for PSPs, include the ability to specify delivery rules based on file type, a simplified XML job ticket format, a new task bar, and more.


Recap: EFI Connect 2015

Thomas Quinlan declares print is not dead.

The buzz phrase from EFI Connect this year was “best of suite,” used to describe the company’s strategy to bundle its software modularly, launching updates in single waves rather than one-offs, and featuring a comprehensive portfolio for print and packaging, a modular suite of products and components, and a scalable platform. While it’s clear this will ease upgrades for new customers and help them expand into new sectors as need be, not all current users were sold.


Perception Introduces First Repositionable Wall Graphic Fabric Made of 100% Recycled Water Bottles

Perception Wide Format Media, a brand of Worthen Industries, recently released the industry’s first repositionable wall graphic fabric made of 100% recycled water bottles (PCR). The fabric is laminated with a water-based repositionable adhesive and a stay flat liner making it an ideal product for in-home graphics, decals (stainless steel appliances), wall murals and POP retail graphics.

Mimaki USA Launches Print with Compassion at ISA Expo

Educational sessions will create materials for donation while teaching print basics.

Mimaki USA will debut Print with Compassion (, an educational program where beginners can learn print basics while giving back to the community, at the ISA Expo this April 9-10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The 60- to 90-minute hands-on training sessions will teach each step of the digital print process; the materials created – such as pencil cases for a day care, wall graphics for a food closet, or customized stickers for police officers to give to children – will then be donated to local charities.


Graph Expo 15 and CPP Expo Housing Now Open

Housing for GRAPH EXPO 15 and co-located CPP EXPO is now open, the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has announced. GRAPH EXPO 15-the year's largest and most inclusive graphic communications exhibition and conference for the Americas, and CPP EXPO-the premiere annual tradeshow for the converting and package printing industries, will take place September 13 - 16, 2015, in Chicago's McCormick Place.