Alien Skin Software’s Eye Candy 7 is now available. The newest version of the company’s graphic-design-effects plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Eye Candy 7 introduces a redesigned user interface that lets users quickly browse through al of its effects via icons and instant previews. Effects adapt to the size of the artwork, so presets can be used without modification, the company reports.
In addition, Eye Candy 7 adds new Lightning, Electrify, and Cloud Effects. In all, there are more than 1000 presets to handle a variety of design situations.
Digital Graphic Systems (DGS) now offers its Boarders line of accessories designed to ease the assembly and construction of P-O-P displays, tradeshow booths, and other applications made from structural “honeycomb” cardboard such as Falconboard. The Boarders system comprises: U-shape trim; L-shape and H-shape profile connectors; and plastic screws; X- and T-shape connectors will soon be available, the company reports.
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* Inca Onset ‘Accelerator’ option: Inca Digital Printers has announced a new “Accelerator” option, designed to deliver increased productivity for its new range of Onset UV flatbeds. The increase in print throughput is dependent on the particular Onset model, as well as the number of print passes, Inca reports. The maximum throughput of the Onset S40i with automation has been increased 20% – from 470 sqm/hr (94 beds/hr) to 560 sqm/hr (112 beds/hr), it reports. www.incadigital.com
New Prime Seal by Drytac is designed to enables printing and coating of hard-to-stick surfaces. Capable of being applied by hand or with a roll coater, Prime Seal promotes the adhesion of inks while also enhancing the color density and clarity of the colors printed, reports Drytac. Compatible with digital UV inks as well as traditional screenprinting, Prime Seal can also be used to stabilize inks after they are printed.
SA International (SAi) has introduced SAi Flexi Cloud and SAi PhotoPrint Cloud, – Web-based tools designed to bring Internet-based capability to the company’s brands, while adding new functions.
Accessible via a Cloud Web Window that sits on a user’s desktop display, SAi Flexi Cloud and SAi PhotoPrint Cloud offer three tools that enable users to enjoy greater versatility across production and job tracking, wherever they’re working, including:
3M has introduces seven colors to its 3M Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080. The new colors include: Satin White 1080-S10; Satin Pearl White 1080-SP10; Matte Royal Purple 1080-M38; Matte Red 1080-M13; Matte Yellow 1080-M15; Matte Apple Green 1080-M196; and Chrome 1080-SE420. As with all the Series 1080 films, the new colors are slideable, repositionable, removable, and boast non-visible air release channels. Available in 48-in. rolls.
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On average, NBC’s hit television show The Voice rakes in about 15 million viewers an episode. While the talented contestants or the star-studded cast of judges – including Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton – may be reason enough for all of the hype, the power of the show’s superwide marketing campaigns shouldn’t go unrecognized.
1. China - FESPA has announced that it is expanding its event portfolio in Asia, launching FESPA China (www.fespa.com/china) in 2013, in partnership with the China Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association (CSGIA), FESPA’s associate member in China. The new event is geared around digital wide-format and screen printing, and will take place November 18-20, 2013, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.
“Man, I really like Vegas,” said Elvis, and the International Sign Association (ISA) apparently agrees with that sentiment. For the 16th time, it’s back to Sin City for the International Sign Expo – held April 3-6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas – where members of the sign industry will come together to network, create new business opps, and check out the latest technology.
The justices of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., may have life tenure, but that’s not true for the actual building in which they work.
After a chunk of marble fell 100 feet and broke into pieces onto the stairs leading to the entrance in 2005, the interior of the structure was in need of some serious repair. Over the course of seven years, deterioration also occurred due to weather, age, and nature. By 2012, it was determined that a full restoration was needed.