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Fixing the Cracks in the Justice System

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The United States Supreme Court gets a full-building fabric wrap during restoration.

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.

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Seriously Transparent

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BP Graphics covers Capital Metro buses with x-ray-inspired graphics.

Looking to remind the community you serve that you’re an open book when it comes to funds and spending? You might consider how Capital Metro – the Austin, Texas transit authority – took on the challenge. To help ensure its constituency and knowing that every dollar Capital Metro spends can be easily tracked on its website, the transit authority chose to go “seriously transparent” with bus graphics that exposed more than ever before.

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Kid Rock’s Camo Hideout

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Meteor Print has the unique job of wrapping the musician's home in the woods.

There are many ways to define success as a print service provider, but perhaps nothing says you’ve made it until a celebrity knocks on your door for graphics. When Meteor Print (www.meteorprint.com) received word that musician Kid Rock was looking for wide-format graphics work, they knew this would be no ordinary project.

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BYOB Goes Ultra

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MetroMedia Technologies wraps 'the Hangar's' five-level rotunda.

In Dallas, locals often refer to it as “the Hangar” – the American Airlines Center entertainment arena is home to not only professional basketball and hockey teams, but also serves as a major site for the city’s concerts and other entertainment.

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Adobe HQ Becomes a Graphics Showcase

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Ultimate Image Printing covers 40,000 square feet of graphics for Adobe's new headquarters.

When Adobe Systems announced its new digital marketing headquarters in Lehi, Utah, it triggered more than just the anticipation for 200 high-paying jobs moving into the local economy. It meant an urgent need for a ton of printed graphics – more than 40,000 square feet of graphics to be exact.

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Make This Year’s ISA Expo a Food Adventure

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Hit up these seven off- 'the-strip' eateries while at ISA Expo 2013.

So you’re coming to Vegas for the ISA Expo April 4-6, 2013. The show is at Mandalay Bay, which is a great venue. First, it’s one of the newer hotels, is nicely decorated, has a great conventions space, and – unlike the Las Vegas Convention Center – there’s plenty of free parking. Most importantly for me it is five minutes from our shop, Pictographics. Mandalay is the last hotel/casino at the far South end of “The Strip.” From here, it is simply too far to walk to a lot of the other points of interest on the strip.

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Buying a Printer: Financial Incentives

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Vendors have assembled packages to help your shop expand its capabilities.

If you’ve been pondering an expansion of print capabilities or upgrade to your equipment, it may be time to make your move.

Across the board, makers and marketers of large-format digital print systems are offering a variety of incentives to help you add one of their printers. Instant rebates, lucrative trade-ins, and bundles on everything from software to training – it’s the expected mix of enticements to make digital print technology more attractive to discerning buyers.

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Giving, and Getting, the Message

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Go Graphix's wall murals motivate high school students.

Not one student at Springfield Central High School in Massachusetts can say they didn’t see the signs pointing them to graduation because, thanks to Go Graphix, the signs were all around them.

The director of the high school’s Magnet Program contacted Go Graphix (www.gographix.com) to design, print, and install wall murals that would blanket the school with important motivational messages, such as ways to graduate or images of school spirit.

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ISA to Sponsor ‘BIG Wide Format Pavilion’ at Print 13

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“A comprehensive mix of applications, education, best practices, equipment, software, and research for display, sign, and photo imaging print output of all sizes.”

The International Sign Association (ISA) has formed a strategic alliance with the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) to create a “BIG Wide Format Pavilion” at the upcoming Print 13 show this year. The Print 13 event takes place September 8-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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LexJet Adds Sunset Production Matte Canvas

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The latest product is designed to work with Sunset Gloss Coating and Sunset Satin Coating.

LexJet has introduced the latest product in its Sunset Canvas Line: Sunset Production Matte Canvas. A bright-white, water-resistant 100% polyester matte with the look and feel of a traditional 2-over-1 weave, the new canvas can be used for various art and décor applications. It’s designed to work with Sunset Gloss Coating and Sunset Satin Coating, either sprayed or rolled on. Compatible with aqueous inksets. Available in 24-, 36-, 44- and 60-in. widths; in 60-ft rolls.

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