For Art Along the Schinkel – an outdoor exhibition adjacent to the Schinkel Canal in Amsterdam, Holland – artist Natasha Rosling, known for her large, brightly colored artwork, created a digital collage titled Shift using images she had sliced, layered, and manipulated in Photoshop.
London-based Blink Digital Media executed the output via its HP Scitex XP5300 UV printer, onto Seemee Frontlit Standard FR B7641 banner material. Rosling then cut the panels and sewed the seams to allow Blink to run the cables through to install.
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has added AC Canvas Glossy to its Northern Lights product line. A traditional, acrylic, gesso-coated canvas built upon a 65%-polyester, 35%-cotton base fabric with a high-gloss shine, AC Canvas Glossy is compatible with latex, solvent, and UV-cure print technologies. It can be stretched and framed with no cracking, making it a good choice for gicleé art reproduction, store signage, or home/office décor, the company reports. Available in 54-,
60-, and 76-in. widths.
LexJet has announced its new Large Format Graphics Sales & Application Guides, hardbound, three-ring binder media product books. The Aqueous guide details more than 50 aqueous inkjet media compatible with the latest printers from Canon, Epson, and HP. The SUV guide includes more than 50 inkjet media compatible with solvent, low-solvent, UV-curable, and latex printers. Both guides also discuss media-laminate combinations.
As a consumer, you might hate to see it, but as anyone running a business knows, direct marketing can have a positive influence on sales.
And, direct and personalized printed mail continues to be a large part of the pie when it comes to direct marketing. According to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), although most forms of traditional direct marketing remain stagnant or below peak levels, direct-mail expenditures grew nearly five percent in 2011 versus 2010 – reaching just over $50 billion overall.
They’re cropping up everywhere, it seems: attention-grabbing LCD displays, panels, and systems that are shouting for attention wherever consumers meet products and services.
To help you in your scanner quest, here’s a sampling of products from manufacturers offering professional-grade scanners. We’ve included four types of scanners here: large-format sheetfed units capable of handling originals 24 inches and wider; flatbed and desktop models (up to tabloid-sized) that can handle prints/positives as well as slides/transparencies; high-end film scanners specifically geared to handle slides and transparencies; and specialty scanners including overhead scanners, drum scanners, vertical flatbeds, and hybrid units.
Scanners, you could argue, are the Rodney Dangerfield of the modern digital print shop. When compared to the shop’s other technologies and tools, they “don’t get no respect.”
KDM P-O-P Solutions Group has announced the acquisition of Georgia-based American Digital Communications (ADC). ADC specializes in providing digital printing, finishing, kit-packing, and delivering customized P-O-P materials to several retail industry segments including quick-serve restaurants, convenience stores, and home improvement retailers.
Graphic Systems Group LLC (GSG) has completed the acquisition of eye2eye Digital, a New York City-based boutique creative-imaging studio specializing in retouching, computer graphic imaging, Web design, and photo studio services. Eye2eye CEO and founder Carmine Corinella has been named GSG’s new director of retouching at CGI Studios.
OnOne’s new Perfect Photo Suite 6 is an integrated suite of seven products designed to solve common imaging problems. Suite 6 includes:
• Perfect Effects 3 (formerly PhotoTools), which provides more than 300 photographic and creative effects – all of which can be stacked, blended, and combined;
• Perfect Portrait 1, a new product designed for retouching;
• Perfect Mask 5, featuring Automatic Background Removal;
• Perfect Layers 2, for creating and editing multi-layered files directly from Lightroom or Aperture;