Hexis has debuted its new line of green products, Naturally, which includes a latex printing film and a gloss overlaminate. HXL300WG2 is a latex film with a gloss finish coated with a gray pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive and is suitable for solvent inkjet printers and Mutoh Bio inks and HP Latex inks. The 4-mil film is PVC free, with no plasticizers and includes a HexPress liner. PL300CG2 is a glossy latex laminate with pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive made for use with HXL300WG2; the 1-mil film is also PVC free.
Tape Technologies has added Styletech Digitally Printable Textured Wallpaper to its line of vinyl media. Designed for both commercial and residential, indoor applications, texture styles include: Van Gogh, Pachyderm, Stucco, and Vertical Emboss. Textured Wallpaper is available in 20.75-in. wide x 98-ft long rolls.
Mutoh has announced new additions to its ValueJet line-up: the ValueJet 1324-54 and ValueJet 1624-64 eco-solvent printers, replacing the previous ValueJet 1304-54 and 1614-64 models.
Océ has announced the new Arizona 360 GT and Arizona 360 XT flatbed UV printer models, with enhancements over their 350 GT predecessors. Both are 4-color printers offering an Express Mode print speed of up to 377 sq ft/hr and a new High Definition print mode for fine feature reproduction, including the ability to print text as small as 2-point size (for technical and industrial applications such as printing on lenticular lenses and membrane panels).
Agfa Graphics has announced Open House Technology Demos, showcasing an assortment of its UV, solvent, latex, and aqueous compatible wide-format printing systems along with display graphics, inks, software, and more. The open house events are being held at Pitman, an Agfa company, demo facilities in City of Industry, California, and Wilmington, Massachusetts, Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 from 10:00am-4:00pm.
ST Books, a division of ST Media Group International, has released The Graphic Installers Handbook, by Rob Ivers.
In this 128-page how-to book, Ivers – a 30-year veteran in graphics installs and the certification director for the Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA) – shares his stories, tips, tricks, and techniques on the successful art of vehicle-graphics installation. The information is geared toward the beginner as well as the professional.
Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) has announced that it will launch a West Coast distribution center in the third quarter of the 2011 fiscal year. Expected to open by August 1, the new 130,000-square-foot facility in San Leandro, California, will be designed to provide users of HP Indigo, Kodak Nexpress, Xerox iGen, Xeikon, EFI Jetrion, RapidX. and other digital presses with rapid access to MGX digital-ready stocks.
Fujifilm North America has launched its “Onset Challenge” website, which comprises information on the Inca Onset series of printers and also provides users with an ROI calculator for the Onset machines. Printed samples and a contest to win a Fujifilm 3D digital camera are also available on the site.
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Merisel, Inc. operating under its Coloredge New York • Los Angeles brand, has been awarded “Business Turnaround of the Year” by the American Business Awards. The American Business Awards, part of The Stevie Awards program, honors the achievements and contributions of US-based businesses and their employees. The distinction of “Business Turnaround of the Year” is awarded to the company that showed significant operational and financial improvement in 2010 over 2009.
Gerber Scientific, Inc. and Vector Capital Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which funds affiliated with Vector will acquire Gerber Scientific. Vector Capital, based in San Francisco, is a global private-equity firm specializing in spinouts, buyouts, and recapitalizations of established technology businesses. Among Vector's notable investments are Corel, Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Certara, LanDesk, Precise Software, Printronix, RAE Systems, SafeNet, Savi Technology, Trafficmaster, WatchGuard Technologies, and WinZip.