The courtyard welcoming children, parents, and teachers to the entrance of William Morris Primary School in the London Borough of Merton once resembled a warehouse building, with a large, uninviting red brick wall – the gymnasium – as the main focal point. Most local residents didn’t even know the grade school existed.
Since the very inception of the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS and businesses – including print service providers – have been at odds over whether expenditures made are currently deductible, or whether they must be capitalized and recovered through depreciation over time. Now, after seven years of drafts and proposed rules, the IRS has issued final regulations addressing whether a cost is a deductible repair or a capital expenditure.
Corel has introduced CorelDraw Graphics Suite X7, the latest version of its flagship graphics suite.
CorelDraw X7 features multi-core and native 64-bit support (allowing users to run multiple applications and process large files) as well as a redesigned and customizable user interface, plus enhanced fill capabilities.
In sync with the preparation of the University of Utah football team’s third season of competition in the Pac-12 conference, the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center – a 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art training facility – was constructed.
CMA Imaging has expanded its gal’art range of solvent papers. The papers include:
Fine Art Textured, a 300-gsm textured, bright-white fine-art paper. Available in 53-in. widths.
Smooth Matte, a 210-gsm high-white matte paper with no sheen. Available in 53-and 60-in. widths.
PhotoCard Satine, a 330-gsm heavyweight card stock. Available in 30-, 53-, and 60-in. widths.
Canvas Matte & Satin, a 300- and 400-gsm poly-cotton blend stretchable canvas. Available in 60-in. widths.
Coveris Advanced Coatings has introduced two new wallcovering products to its Magic line: Pebble and Weave.
Pebble is a 21.3-mil paperbacked textured vinyl wallcovering that’s suitable for solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV-curable inks.
Weave is a 14.5-mil paperbacked textured vinyl wallcovering also suitable for solvent, eco solvent, latex, and UV-curable inks.
Both new products are designed for murals, wallcoverings, P-O-P displays, and decals. Both are available in 24- and 54-in. widths.
Aopen has introduced the eTile, an ultra-thin, multi-purpose and multi-touch PC tile that is engineered for retail environments. Available in 15.6- and 19-in. sizes, and weighing in at just 30-mm thick, the eTile features an Intel Core Processor and can power in-store P-O-S/P-O-P and kiosk environments concurrently and run a full-sized video wall independently, the company reports. It does not require an enclosure or kiosk; it can be used standalone, embedded into a table, or as a surface device.
Yes, the production and installation aspects of a job are terribly critical – after all, clients are paying you for top-quality work done within their often-unreasonable time constraints.
But just as important in ensuring that a project is produced efficiently and profitably are the various front-end components – estimating, managing inventory, project scheduling – and an assortment of back-end aspects – warehousing, shipping, invoicing, and so on.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group has announced 95 new products, and a new catalog and pricing for 2014. New products include portable displays and exhibit kits in The Exhibitor’s Handbook. And, more than 30 new products have been added to the 2014 SignMakers’ Handbook, including sign stands, slim LED light boxes, towers, and signage frames.
ORBUS EXHIBIT & DISPLAY GROUP
Walls + Forms has introduced a wireless retail kiosk designed for cell-phone and accessories display. Features include a transaction counter, a storage/display counter, small showcase corners, a low-height media counter, an upper signage header section, and a swing gate. 10 x 10-ft kiosk configuration with storage cabinets.
WALLS + FORMS