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Avery Dennison Adds New Chrome Films

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The new films are Conform Blue Chrome, Conform Gold Chrome, and Conform Black Chrome.

Avery Dennison has added Conform Blue Chrome, Conform Gold Chrome, and Conform Black Chrome to its Conform Chrome Accent Film offering. The new films feature a mirror-like finish and are designed for vehicle wraps and features such as side-view mirrors, striping, and door handles, reports Avery. Conform Blue, Gold, and Black Chrome films are available in 48-in. roll widths.

AVERY DENNISON GRAPHICS
www.graphics.averydennison.com
 

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Canon’s New imageProGraf iPF6400S and iPF8400S Printers

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Also: the Niagra printer.

Canon USA has expanded its imageProGraf large-format S-Series printers, adding the 24-in. iPF6400S and 44-in. iPF8400S printers – both of which now offer enhanced print-management and color-control capabilities.

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Packaging Corporation of America to Acquire Boise Inc.

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Boise corporate umbrella includes its Hexacomb and Falconboard brands.

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), the producer of packaging and containerboard solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Boise Inc., the Idaho-based packaging-products and paper manufacturer whose divisions include Hexacomb (which makes Falconboard), Boise, and Tharco. The transaction is expected to close Q4 2013.

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Fujifilm Tech Summit: Examining the Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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"The pressure points are such that all of this work will eventually be digital.”

With economic conditions in the US gradually improving, print executives who forestalled capital investments through the depths of the recession are increasingly analyzing their long-term technology decisions. In August, Fujifilm North America hosted leaders from 32 printing companies at its training and demonstration center in Kansas City, Kansas, for a two-day Tech Summit that examined the analog-to-digital adoption rates in wide-format and the strategies companies are using to adapt to changing customer demands.

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Papergraphics: Chrome-Wrapped Double-Decker Bus in London

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Plus, more wide-format stories from around the globe.

1. London │ If you attended FESPA 2013, you might have seen this chrome-wrapped bus traveling the streets of London as it made its way to the Excel London Exhibition and Conference Centre. The double-decker bus was installed at the show by Papergraphics (www.paper-graphics.com) using Hexis Chrome Cast silver chrome gloss; original artwork was sourced from artist Insa (www.insaland.com).

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Esko Announces ArtiosCAD Enterprise

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The structural packaging design software is now available worldwide.

Esko has announced the worldwide availability of its ArtiosCAD Enterprise, the latest release of its structural packaging design software. With ArtiosCAD Enterprise, all assets are stored in a centralized but private database in the cloud; it enables on-line collaboration between design groups, CAD and graphic designers, suppliers, brand owners and production. The scalable solution features online dashboards, project management, online Web-based design request forms, and more.

ESKO
www.esko.com

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Media Roll Call

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More than 100 sources of rollfed paper, film, vinyl, plastics, and self-adhesives.

The right media can make or break a job. Period. Knowing this, many print providers will stick with a stable of tried-and-true solutions – media that have been tested and output successfully on their machines.

Other shops, however, are ready, willing, and unafraid to explore new media worlds and, like the explorers of long ago, search for something different, perhaps something exotic and unexpected.

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Delving into the Lamination Landscape

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Five manufacturer representatives talk lamination, plus nearly 30 sources of laminators.

In recent years, plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures, and anything that can change a person’s appearance and help him or her find the “fountain of youth” have been on the rise. Chin lifts, tummy tucks, lip injections and other similar medical initiatives are at the top of the to-do list for many people. No one, it seems, wants to appear to grow old, and everyone wants to look better than their best.

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A Package Deal

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Digital package printing holds distinct opportunities and challenges.

If you’ve been evaluating potential profit-center additions for your wide-format digital press, you might need to look no further than packaging prototypes and short-run packaging.

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Esko to Acquire Cape Systems

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Cape Pack palletization team and software products will be integrated into Esko’s organization.

Esko has announced its intent to purchase Cape Systems, a provider of software solutions for packaging design, pallet-load optimization, and supply-chain profitability. Cape’s products and staff will be integrated into Esko’s portfolio and organization, Esko reports. The transaction is expected to close in late September.

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