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New Series of Fine Art Boards from Encore

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Canvas, cork, and chalkboard foam boards, plus extreme white for photography.

Encore has introduced its series of Fine Art Boards in canvas, cork, and chalkboard foam boards and extreme white for photography. The new Fine Art Boards are designed for prints, digital artworks, logos, patterns, and reproductions of art and photographs. All can be cut by hand or machine.

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Central National-Gottesman to Acquire Assets of Bradner Central

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CNG’s sixth acquisition of a US paper merchant in the past four years.

Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG) has agreed for its Lindenmeyr Munroe division to acquire the assets of Bradner Central Company, a family-owned paper merchant headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

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Esko Introduces New Kongsberg C Digital Finishing Systems Series

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Kongsberg C60 and C64 features carbon-composite traverse beam and can accommodate an extensive range of applications and substrates.

Esko has introduced the first model in its new Kongsberg C Digital Finishing Systems series, the Kongsberg C64.

The new digital-finishing platform works with 126 x 126-in. substrates and boasts a rigid, carbon-composite traverse beam to ensure precision and support high speed, fast acceleration, high quality creasing, and 3kW milling capabilities, reports Esko. It can accommodate an extensive range of applications and substrates, from paper and textiles to corrugated (up to triple-wall thickness), fluted board, plastics, aluminum composites, and more.

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Anapurna M2500 from Agfa

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New UV printer is designed for sustained higher workloads in indoor and outdoor applications.

Agfa Pitman has introduced the Anapurna M2500, a 98-in.-wide industrial UV inkjet system that supports rigid and roll-to-roll media.

Designed for sustained higher workloads in indoor and outdoor applications, the M2500 features 6 colors (CMYKcm) plus in-line white ink; automated media-registration bar and head-height adjustment; borderless printing capability; and an automatic four-zone vacuum system.

Max. resolution is 720 x 1440 dpi; top speed is 646 sq ft/hr in Express mode (323 sq ft/hr in Production mode). Max. media thickness: 1.77 in.

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VersaCamm VSi Series of Eco-Solvent Printer/Cutters from Roland

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Available in 30-, 54-, and 64-in. models.

Roland DGA has introduced its VersaCamm VSi Series of eco-solvent printer/cutters.

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Creating the World’s Largest Movie Poster

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Macro Art sets a new record with graphic for ‘Boss’ film.

Macro Art in Cambridgeshire, England, has broken its own record for producing the world’s largest movie poster – measuring 3234.31 square meters (more than 34,813 square feet).

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New Webinar Series on Sustainability in Print from SGP

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Webinars will examine sustainability strategies for print providers, suppliers, and print buyers.

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) – the non-profit organization providing sustainability certification to the printing industry – has announced the launch of a three-part webinar series designed to help companies develop effective strategies for embracing sustainability in print.

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New Sharpcut Flatbed Cutter System from Colex

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Features interchangeable tool-head station, vision-registration system, more.

Colex (colex.com) has introduced its Sharpcut Flatbed Cutter System. Designed for finishing complex digital display graphics, the 5 x 10-ft Sharpcut offers a Triple Interchangeable Tool-Head station as well as a six-zone vacuum system. The Sharpcut package includes a Fixed Knife, Oscillating Knife (14,000 strokes/min), and Router (1- or 3-HP available); other tools include the Universal Drawing Tool, V-cut Knife for 90-degree folds, Coroplast Knife, Creasing Wheel, and the Universal Single Edge Knife for Sintra up to 6mm.

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SAi Updates EnRoute

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New import filters, added nesting options, new textures.

SA International has made available SAi EnRoute 5.1. The update includes more than two dozen new productivity-enhancing features and improvements, including new import filters (including support for Caldera digital registration and contour cut as well as improved Onyx XML import); additional nesting options for the Automatic Toolpath Processing option; and new Parametric Textures. Version 5.1 is a free download to EnRoute 5 users.

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Matan’s New Superwide Barak 8QW

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White ink plus an inline finishing system are feature highlights on new superwide UV printer.

Matan Digital Printers (matanprinters.com) has launched the Barak 8QW, its newest superwide hybrid UV printer.

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