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Onyx Reveals Software Version 12.1

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Expanded device support and more.

Onyx Graphics has released the Onyx 12.1 software product line, including Thrive workflow software, ProductionHouse, PosterShop, and RIPCenter. New features include:

• Increased speeds reportedly three times faster than Onyx 12 for halftone processing and data transfer
• Integrated G7 correction, verification, and iterations
• Automation tools, such as enhanced tiling
• Expanded device support, including QR codes in Zünd Cut Center and color devices from Konica Minolta and X-Rite
 

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'Digital Textile Printing: The Future Is Now’

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Top takeaways from AATCC and SGIA’s educational conference.

A sold-out crowd of 130 manufacturers, end users, and researchers gathered for the first “Digital Textile Printing: The Future Is Now” educational conference hosted by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and SGIA in Durham, North Carolina, December 6-7.

Big Picture’s Editor-in-Chief Adrienne Palmer was there; here are some of her top takeaways from the event:

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Mutoh Announces 2017 Wrap Education

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In conjunction with Avery Dennison.

Mutoh has announced the 2017 schedule for its wrap training program, put on in partnership with Avery Dennison. Classes will be hosted by Justin Pate (The Wrap Institute) and John Duever (Vinyl Images). Courses include:

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Big Picture Welcomes New Assistant Editor

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Johnson joins Cincinnati team.

Big Picture and its sister publication, Screen Printing, have welcomed Kelsey Johnson as the new assistant editor. Johnson, a graduate of Purdue University’s human relations and interpersonal communications departments, will join the Cincinnati-based team of editors this week.

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Arlon Partners with Yorston & Associates

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Firm to represent flexible substrate line.

Arlon and Yorston & Associates have announced a partnership in which the latter will represent Arlon’s flexible substrate product line. Yorston, a manufacturing representative and consultant firm for the electrical identity market, will support Arlon’s distributor partners and sales team.

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SwissQprint Offers Quadruple CMYK Models

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Nyala 2, Impala 2 now offered with four CMYK heads.

SwissQprint has made available “4 x 4” versions of its Nyala 2 and Impala 2 flatbed printers. The 4 x 4 models feature four CMYK printheads with optional white or varnish.

The Nyala 2 4 x 4 printer prints at 1076 sq ft/hr in quality mode; 613 sq ft/hr in fine art mode. The flatbed measures 126 x 78.5 in. The Impala 2 flatbed spans 98.5 x 78.5 in.

Both models can be equipped with a roll-to-roll attachment or a board capable of handling media up to 157.5 in. long.
 

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Azon Matrix UV Printer Images Tall Objects

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Maximum thickness reaches 7.8 inches.

Azonprinter’s Azon Matrix UV-LED series offers the capability to print objects up to 7.87 in. tall. Offered in three bed sizes (27.5 x 75 in., 27.5 x 98.5 in., and 47 x 130 in.), the line images onto materials including PET, ABS, polycarbonate, TPU, wood, stone, glass, canvas, ceramic, aluminum, and leather. The company reports a max. resolution of 2880 dpi. Ink is configured with CMYK + dual white + dual clear.

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Cathedral Art Repaired with Printed Glass

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Saint-Gobain Glassolutions fills centuries-old gap.

The Strasbourg Cathedral had been missing a portion of its stained glass artwork since 1683; to celebrate European Heritage Days, artist Véronique Ellena and glassmaker Pierre-Alain Parot collaborated with Saint-Gobain Glassolutions to create a 40-panel, 26-foot-high window. The artwork was imaged using a Dip-Tech glass printer.

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Xaar Launches 3D Centre

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New team will be led by Neil Hopkinson.

Xaar has announced plans to open the Xaar 3D Centre in Nottingham, UK, effective January 2017. The team, which will be led by Neil Hopkinson, will offer 3D printing services and equipment to OEMs, material suppliers, and end users.

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A Stunning Kate Hudson Elevator Wrap

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Ann Taylor ad captures mallgoers' attention.

Nowadays, retailers are having trouble catching shoppers’ attention, but a 3575-square-foot elevator wrap – featuring Kate Hudson, nonetheless – is almost impossible to miss. The graphic, which promotes Ann Taylor’s concession in a New York City Bloomingdale’s, was printed on a Durst 500 by Fusion Imaging (Kaysville, Utah) and installed overnight.

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