In winning Fespa Digital’s “Digital Man Competition,” London-based Blink Giant Media went above and beyond, literally, the expectations of the competition.
The Digital Man campaign encouraged a “digital revolution” by challenging entrants to photograph or film themselves wearing a Digital Man mask – the Digital Man being Fespa’s cool, sunglass-wearing icon for digital print – while adjacent to an impressive wide-format print, and to upload the footage to the Digital Man social-media outlets.
Objet Ltd. has announced that it has printed a full-size folding stool that is able to support more than 220 pounds. The stool was printed in a single print job using the company’s ABS-like Digital Material (RGD5160-DM), which was jetted as a composite material via the Objet Connex multi-material 3D printer.
The folding stool, which sits 19 inches off the ground, has similar high dimensional stability, thermal resistance, and toughness as ABS-grade engineering plastics, Objet reports, enabling it to repeatedly sustain the weight of a person.
Roland DGA has announced its website home page redesign, with an updated navigation layout to simplify the search for product information, support services, and the online store.
Marabu North America has introduced its new website, www.marabu-northamerica.com, coinciding with this year’s official name change from Clearstar LP and the acquisition of Autoroll Print Technologies.
The website fully integrates the Marabu brand and is designed to provide customers with a knowledge base about the company and the printing industry, as well as an opportunity to research printing solutions.
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SeeFile Software has introduced the fifth generation of its Web-based digital asset management (DAM) solution. New SeeFile 5 features include: smart filters based on dates, approval and comments to improve production; easy navigation in different folders and collections; quick annotations on images and multi-page PDFs to improve collaboration and reviewing; approval of projects and jobs; ability to invite guests by e-mail to preview content; and transfer large files without the need to install a client application.
DaVinci Technologies has debuted PhotoFab Ultra, an 8-mil matte, white, 100-percent polyester fabric with a removable adhesive. Compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV-curable, and latex inks, PhotoFab Ultra is intended to be used as a decal or graphic on most interior flat, smooth, clean surfaces. Because of its water-resistant coating, the company reports, it can also be used for three-season outdoor promotional applications including: vehicles, bus shelters, sandwich boards, doors, and windows. Available in three widths: 30, 54, and 60 in.
Graphics One has launched the GO Rio Pro 54, a 54-inch dye-sublimation transfer printer. Specifically designed and optimized for the dye-sublimation market, the water-based, 4-color Rio Pro 54 features: Intelligent Interweaving printing technology to eliminate banding; top speeds of 400 sq ft/hr; high-definition print resolutions of up to 1440 dpi; an integrated media takeup system; and a Wasatch SoftRIP for Rio.
A professional photographer specializing in surfing and water photography, Sean Davey spends his Hawaiian winters photographing world-renowned surfers, while focusing on turtles, dolphins, and fish during the summer months. Davey made the leap from successful freelance magazine photographer – landing 120 covers during his career – to an artist who prints and markets his own work.
The Traxx truck-frame system is a quick-change, anodized-aluminum (T6) truck-side billboard system that’s designed to be installed on box trucks or trailers, allowing for banners to be easily replaced and re-used. Traxx, the company reports, is ideal for frequently rotating marketing campaigns like seasonal products, semi-annual sales, and events.
HP has introduced a new upgrade package for the HP Scitex XP2300 printer. The Scitex XP2300 now offers new billboard print modes for printing directly on inexpensive banner materials, which could previously be used only with solvent technologies. With these print modes, designed for HP Specialty Billboard Scitex Inks, customers can achieve a glossy or matte finish using one ink and reduce the time spent switching inks between print jobs, HP reports.