Pantone has announced Pantone 18-1438 Marsala as the color of the year for 2015. Influences from around the world, including the fashion and entertainment industries, art, popular travel destinations, technology, sports, and more, guided the selection process.
Presto Tape has added to its PaperTac line of adhesive-backed wallcovering papers. PaperTac #328, like #329, is a 6-mil removable and repositionable paper designed for use in surface graphics, wall murals, or in place of traditional wallpaper. #328 is now compatible with solvent and eco-solvent inks as well as UV and latex. According to the company, PaperTac will not peel paint or damage walls.
Drytac has introduced JM63 Fuzion XD roll-to-roll laminator, designed for laminating vehicle wraps, creating window decals, and mounting graphics to substrates. Max. laminating width is 63 in. with a max. laminating speed of 20 ft/min.
Features include top roller with heat assist, nip pressure indicator, fold down front table, “hold-flat” paper in-feed guide, built-in flip-open storage compartments, non-stick silicone rollers, and more.
1. Nashville │ A life-size, digitally printed replica of Taylor Swift’s tour bus is now housed in the Country Music Hall of Fame, which commissioned 12-Point SignWorks (www.12pointsignworks.com) and 1220 Exhibits for the project. The bus was installed two-and-a-half days with 3M Scotchcal Graphic Film with Comply Adhesive IJ35C-20 Matte White. Installers had just two feet of space between the building wall and the bus.
Eight years ago, bluemedia’s president, Jared Smith, had never heard of plagiocephaly. Chances are, most of you reading this right now won’t know what it is either. The term came up in a meeting with a longtime client while discussing vehicle wraps. The customer remarked that a vinyl vehicle wrap like the one he was getting would look “so cool” on his son’s DOC Band. Intrigued, Smith asked what that device was.
The idea for the Find a Cure theme car started with its owner, Trevor Nishihira, who runs the Behind The Wheel auto wheel repair shop in Burlingame, California. An auto enthusiast, Nishihira is also good friends with Shareef Khan, owner of the SS Customs (www.sscamerica.com) a car aesthetic and performance enhancement shop that specializes in vehicle wraps, among other treatments.
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SGIA has released the 2015 Graphic Workshop schedule, which includes two new training classes.
Esko’s newly developed front-end operating system, i-cut Production Console (iPC), is now the common platform for all Kongsberg digital finishing systems. It combines the feature set of the XL-Guide designed, for packaging applications, and i-cut Vision Pro, for cutting and short-run productions. Created for all operations on all Kongsberg tables.
V10 is the latest printer control software from Caldera. Featuring an algorithmic processing, APPE 3.3, and new remote management capabilities within a new interface, the software allows users to streamline their screen to focus only on live tasks, while icons and markers have been standardized throughout, according to the company. Caldera's use of HTML5 provides cross-platform, cross-OS support for remote management via a new module VisualRemote, which provides different levels of off-site access to operators.