As I observe the continual, unnerving changes in our modern business environment and try to make sense of it all, one thought constantly comes to mind: We have to manage our business with much more diligence than ever before. As scary as the idea might be, we are all potentially only one poor decision away from going out of business.
The Job: Artist Revere La Noue has dedicated the last three years to producing fine-art prints depicting the rich history and tradition of some of the nation’s most prominent collegiate mascots. In conjunction with the Grand Rapids, Michigan ArtPrize competition – which invites artists worldwide to submit their work to be displayed throughout the downtown area – Western Michigan University (WMU) invited La Noue to use its Graduate Development building as his canvas. La Noue chose to portray WMU’s mascot, the Bronco in large-scale.
Eizo Nanao Technologies announced the ColorEdge CG275W, a 27-inch LCD monitor for prepress, digital photography, graphic design, video editing, post production, and other graphics professionals.
The CG275W features an IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 (16:9 aspect ratio), and reproduces 97% of the Adobe RGB color space. Maximum brightness is 270 cd/m², and it features a contrast ratio of 850:1 and viewing angles are 178°. A built-in calibration sensor for self-calibration is included.
ThinLine Frames from Rose Displays are engineered with a concealed spring that creates the illusion that the graphic blends seamlessly with the frame rail, resulting in a sleek, stylish look. Ideal for fixture mounting, the frame’s structure allows for multiple frames to be hung side-by-side. The thin rails are just ¾-inch wide with the frame sitting ½-inch of off the wall. Custom-cut to exact specifications, ThinLines are available in sizes from 8.5 x 8.5- to 48 x 96-inches.
The Expand MediaWall provides a pop-up curved mural wall to enhance the visibility of graphics. Available in widths from 49 to 159 inches and in a 91-inch height, it features end-panel caps for a clean, finished look and can be backlit with a Duratrans-type graphic in conjunction with the company’s RoloLight Booth Integration system. Graphics can be changed out when needed; recommended thickness for the graphics is 20 to 25 mil.
ImageOne Impact has introduced Clear Grommets designed for use with banners, fabrics, clothes, banner stands, corrugated plastics, and foam board. Available in clear, white and black, the grommets have UV inhibitors for long-term outdoor use and are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. Clear Grommets are also recyclable. The Mano Grommet Hand Press comes with press, die for Clear Grommets, and 250 Clear Grommets. Dies and combo packs are available for SooperAce, Hiker , Fasnap, and Stimpson grommet presses.
Palram Americas has announced Palight Premium foamed PVC sheets with a protective film release liner on both sides of the product as an optional offering. The double-sided film offers added protection for both sides of the sheet to protect against surface abrasion during transit to the shop, the company reports.
Available in 3- and 6-mm thicknesses as 4 x 8-ft sheets; custom sizes are also available. Palram continues to offer Palight Premium without film and with film on one side.
Avery Dennison has launched Supreme Wrapping Film, an opaque-film product line that features the company’s Easy Apply RS technology and is designed to provide a paint-like finish. Available in a variety of finishes and textures including gloss, matte, and metallic, colors included orange, red, lime green, matte black, and eight metallic colors including gold, silver, and bright blue, among others.
The Double Sided Flag Sign by Vista System is an outdoor display with a triangular shape designed to offer increased visibility for passing traffic. The display utilizes Vista’s modular curved frame technology (MCFT) to provide a three-dimensional, curved-face design. The display consists of three Vista Light extrusions, two aluminum end caps (top and bottom), two polycarbonate inserts used as background for the graphic inserts, and two square supporting profiles for internal stabilization. Offered in a variety of sizes ranging up to 8-feet high x 4-feet wide.
Ideal for tradeshows, job fairs, showrooms, retail sales floors, or any other application that wants to add video and audio to the ad message, Display2Go’s LCD TV Stand with Graphic Holder can accommodate 32- and 42-inch LCD displays weighing less than 70 pounds. The extruded aluminum stand – measuring 74 x 30 x 16 inches (h x w x d) – features a satin silver metallic anodized finish, comes with locking casters, and is available with or without a tilt mount for the TV.