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Cyrious Software Hosts User Conference in Orlando

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CyrCon 2010 to be held prior to ISA Expo.

Cyrious Software, the producer of business and management software, will hold its User Conference, CyrCon 2010, for current users on April 7, 2010 in Orlando, the day prior to the annual ISA Sign Expo.

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Inca Digital Launches Digital Excellence Awards Program

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Company celebrates 10 years of digital printer development by honoring the best of Inca digital print.

Inca Digital is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of the Inca Digital Excellence Awards—IDEAs, for short—to recognize the creative products created using Inca printers.

“Ten years is a landmark which could not have been achieved without the support of our innovative customers,” says Linda Bell, Inca Digital CEO. “We're proud of what we've achieved, and to mark the anniversary we're giving our customers the chance to feel proud, too, by winning an IDEA.”

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American Wrap Star Vehicle-Wrap Competition at ISA

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Five-round event in Orlando will feature 128 competitors.

The American Wrap Star 2010 vehicle-wrap competition will take place April 8-10 at the ISA Expo in Orlando.

Presented and organized by Digital Designware and ISA, and sponsored by ST Media Group International (parent company of The Big Picture) as well as 3M, HP, and others, the event will feature 128 competitors and eight Chevrolet Aveo sedans. Over the course of three days, the contestants will match their wrap skills against each other in timed competitions that will factor in quality as well as speed.

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Grimco Acquires Signs and Blanks

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Acquisition will “provide our aluminum customers with a competitive advantage for years to come.”

Grimco has acquired Signs and Blanks (SABI), the Akron, Ohio-based traffic-sign company that manufactures aluminum blanks. SABI has been a major supplier to Grimco for aluminum products the company uses in manufacturing.

The Signs and Blanks facility has been transitioned into Grimco Akron, OH.

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Fujifilm Sericol USA to Join Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America Corp

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“Too strengthen our presence and to take full advantage of synergies…”

Fujifilm North America Corporation has announced that Fujifilm Sericol U.S.A. will join its Graphic Systems Division effective April 1, 2010. The integration of the Fujifilm Sericol business into the Graphic Systems Division will facilitate greater collaboration, enhance best practices, and further improve services to Fujifilm’s customers, the company reports.

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Ramping Up Banner Recycling

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Print providers encourage clients to repurpose banners

Banners are a popular product for print providers. Unfortunately, a lot of the material used for banners isn’t eco-friendly, and the products that are “green” can’t just be dropped off at the local supermarket for recycling, like aluminum cans or plastic bottles. They have to be taken to certain recycling plants. Some print providers are taking a proactive approach to facilitate banner recycling.

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Getting Everyone Involved in Sustainability

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Going "green" is a team effort

You can implement sustainability initiatives until the cows come home, but if only upper-level management is involved, those initiatives are likely going to fall flat.
To get all its employees involved, Point Imaging initiated a program called, “Going
Green with Caffeine.”

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SUSTAINABILITY: MAKING YOUR MARK

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Five shops report that ‘going green’ continues to have both challenges and rewards.

Sustainability continues to be a hot buzz word not only in our marketplace, but in all aspects of consumer buying and corporate marketing, as well. And while the din of the economic downturn may have muted the push for “going green” to some degree, the push is still there. The question becomes: To what extent do you and your company approach sustainability internally as well as externally with clients—and in what specific ways?

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Protecting Your Images

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Laminates and graphics protection from more than 75 sources.

They are to graphics as an offensive line is to a star quarterback, a pit crew is to a championship car driver, or even a caddy is to a golfer: Remove them from the equation, and you can be mired in mediocrity or—even worse—inadequacy. They are laminates and protective films, and while proper use to the casual observer can make a project’s graphics shine as the star, insiders know that what you don’t see might just be the project’s MVP.

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