Optima Imaging (www.optima-imaging.com) in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, received Highly Commended honors in the recent Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEA), the first-ever print competition sponsored by Inca Digital Printers earlier this year. Optima was commended for its work in both the Décor and the Product Decoration & Specialty Products categories.
Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative), an independent community of graphic-arts business owners and technical professionals who use HP equipment, will host a digital finishing webinar on Tuesday, August 31, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
A free webinar, “Graphic Innovations: Challenging Signage & Graphics Applications,” will be presented by the Signage and Graphics Summit ON September 23, at 2:00 p.m. EST.
In the 60-minute discussion, five leading print providers and sign companies will share their case studies of particularly demanding projects—how they got the job, what the client required, the challenges in executing the job, how the requirements were satisfied, and why the job was extraordinary.
This year’s FESPA Mexico 2010, taking place August 26-28, 2010 in Mexico City, is set to be the biggest FESPA Mexico show to date, show officials report, with a 40-percent increase in exhibitor floor space, and a significant number of international exhibitors. The theme for FESPA Mexico 2010 will be ‘Revolution,’ as Mexico celebrates both the 200th anniversary of its independence as well as the 100th anniversary of its Revolution this year.
The Wrap Glove from ImageOne Impact is designed to reduce and remove friction when hand-cutting vinyl and during vehicle-wrap installs. The glove’s fibers don’t shed or promote static, and they prevent the transfer of oils or perspiration from the user’s skin. The washable glove can be used to handle both the adhesive and non-adhesive sides of digital media and wrap films.
Price: $19.95 per pair.
Artgrafix has introduced its line of Polar Pouch Boards for fast and easy mounting and laminating. Self-stick boards with overlaminate film sheets, the Polar Pouch Boards are designed to combine the benefits of conventional pouch boards with the advantages of cold pressure-sensitive adhesives.
The Polar Pouch Boards are available in three substrate-dependent styles:
• Foam: made from 3/16-in.-thick white foam board, for framing prints and interior displays; in sizes from 9 x 12 to 24 x 36 in., and with matte or glossy overlaminates.
Durst Image Technology has introduced its Rhotex 320, an “industrial” inkjet printer designed for the textile/soft signage markets, as well as the Rho 750 UV printer.
As part of Avery Dennison North America’s national Give Back to Schools program, the company gifted the Adolph S. Ochs School & Academy in New York City with $125,000 worth of school supplies, and set a Guinness World Record doing so—donating more than 8500 pounds of supplies in a 24-hour period, which shattered the previous record of 1102 pounds and 5 ounces.
Pantone reports that it is inviting end users to participate in a public beta test of its Color Manager software. Once the beta test is complete, testers will automatically receive the final version of the software.
Color Manager is a desktop application for the Macintosh operating system designed to provide the assurance and confidence to use the latest Pantone colors accurately.
Key features of Color Manager include:
• Automatically updates all Pantone Color Libraries.
• Uses Pantone Plus Color Bridge values.
The Information Management Institute’s IMI Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2010 will take place September 8-9, 2010, in Baltimore.