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Roland Plays Part in ‘Window Warriors’ TV Series

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Reality show’s contestants create retail displays.

A new reality TV show on GSN has enlisted Roland DGA as a promotional partner. “Window Warriors,” which premiered earlier this week, pits window display designers against one another in themed contests each week. Contestants will use Roland devices including the Soljet Pro 4 XR-640 printer/cutter, VersaUV LEJ-640 printer, and Camm-1 GS-24 vinyl cutter.

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OKI Tech Center Opens in Texas

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Facility will serve central US, Latin America.

OKI Data Americas has opened a technology solutions center adjacent to its administrative offices in Irving, Texas. The company reports the facility will serve customers and channel partners in the central US and Latin America. OKI hosted a celebration Wednesday where attendees observed printer and workflow demonstrations and participated in discussions with company leadership.

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FESPA, ESMA Launch Industrial Print Conference

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A three-day event in Hamburg, Germany.

FESPA and ESMA have teamed to produce the Industrial Print in Production conference, scheduled for March 7-9 at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. The event, according to a release, “will explore the innovative use of print and related techniques within the production process.”

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Ask the Experts: The State of Wide Format

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'The market continues to redefine itself.'

We asked six digital print specialists to respond to the current state of the industry and reveal what we should expect in 2017.

Big Picture: What’s your quick assessment of the state of wide-format printing going into 2017?

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Kornit, Fashion Institute Continue Collaboration

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Allegro-printed textiles used for fashion design contest.

Kornit Digital and the Fashion Institute of Technology have expanded their third annual partnership challenging design students to work with printed textiles. In the first stage of the collaboration, textile/surface design students created original designs that were printed on a Kornit Allegro printer.

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3M Reveals Print Wrap Film with Comply Adhesive

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Plus, clear and metallic options.

3M’s new Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-10 features Comply Adhesive with micro technology for wrapping vehicles, boats, walls, and more. 3M reports the film offers advanced slideability and initial tack for improved handling and repositioning, as well as stretchability up to 130% without primer.

The launch also features IJ180mC-114 (clear) and IJ180mC-120 (metallic) wrap films for accents and more.

The series is offered in 48-, 54-, and 60-in. widths, and is backed by the 3M MCS Warranty.
 

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SAi Granted New HP Latex Certification

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Compatible with 300 series printer additions.

HP has certified SA International’s (SAi) Flexi and FlexiPrint software for use on its new series of latex printers, including the 315, 335, 365, and 375 models. HP-certified drivers in FlexiPrint HP Basic, Premium, and Sign-Pro editions are now available; the Basic version comes standard with the 315 and 335 models.

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High Schooler Rocks the Parking Lot with Spirited Car Wrap

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A dad turns to SpeedPro Silver Spring to make a statement.

A proud father, looking to make a statement with a gift to his son, commissioned this Gonzaga College High School-themed wrap from SpeedPro Imaging Silver Spring. The graphics were printed on a Roland Soljet Pro III XJ-640 onto Avery MPI 1005 supercast film and laminated with Avery DOL 1060 Gloss overlaminate.

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From the Editor: A Shifting Industry

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How will 2017 affect your print shop? It's up to you.

The end of 2016 brings many changes for our country. A fairly small election has finally wrapped up. And, there’s a large modification to a long-standing labor law that will affect businesses starting December 1. According to the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, the Fair Labor Standards Act guarantees a minimum wage for all hours worked during the workweek and overtime premium pay of not less than one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

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Luxury Packaging Laminates from Case Paper

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Featuring silver and rainbow finishes.

Case Paper has added Sonata Rainbow and Sonata Silver, a pair of laminates for luxury packaging, displays, and more. The PET film is available in 16 and 18 pt, with widths up to 57 in. Custom sizes and tints are also available. It is UV- and solvent-printable.

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