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Nimlok St. Louis Exclusively Serves Local St. Louis Market

Nimlok St. Louis, owned and operated by Xtreme Exhibits, Inc., is proud to serve the Midwest now as the only locally-owned, nationally branded distributorship with a physical presence in the St. Louis marketplace.

Opened in March of 2001 and later approached by Nimlok – a leading manufacturer of portable, modular and custom exhibits – to become a branded Nimlok distributor, Nimlok St. Louis / Xtreme Exhibits was built on the premise of being a business partner rather than a service provider.

NPES, VDMA Release Global Packaging Study

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Expects further print revenue growth.

NPES and VDMA, the Mechanical Industry Association of Germany, have released the “Worldwide Market for Print 2.0: Global Opportunities in Packaging” study. The two companies partnered with The Economist Intelligence Unit to research and analyze the global print packaging market within 26 countries, which account for 80 percent of global GDP and 70 percent of the world population.

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Job Log: A Colossal Mall Wrap

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Action-packed wall vinyl announces a new 5 Wits opening.

The Client 5 Wits

The Player B3 Marketing

Tools & Supplies 3M Controltac Graphic Film IJ180C-10, 3M Scotchcal Ultra-Matte Overlaminate 8915, HP Designjet L28500

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Summa America to Appoint Barry Budwit as VP and General Manager

In April of this year, Summa nv announced it would set up a subsidiary organization, Summa America, to develop its business in the Americas. Summa America is proud to announce that Barry Budwit will be taking on a leading role in developing the organization and business in the America’s, as Vice President and General Manager. 

FESPA Crowns World Wrap Masters Series Winners

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Jonas Sjöström takes top prize.

FESPA has named Swedish freelance wrapper Jonas Sjöström the 2017 FESPA World Wrap Master Series winner. Martynas Bertulis of Ireland was awarded second prize, and South Africa’s Ruan Greef received third place. Finalists were chosen by a panel of judges, including Justin Pate, Ole Solskin, and Kiss Lajos.

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ErgoSoft Updates RIP Software

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Version 15 includes dynamic previews, dithering, and more.

ErgoSoft has released the latest version of its ErgoSoft RIP software. Version 15, designed for environments with multiple printers and computers, includes 64-bit integration, an RGB profile converter, network licensing, and a True Shape Nesting feature for reducing media waste.

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3 Textile Printers from MTex

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Modular machines for producing signage, fashion, and more.

MTex has launched three direct-to-textile printers. Each modular system offers variable droplets ranging from 3 to 24 pL and a max. resolution of 1440 dpi.

The Dragon roll-to-roll printer is designed for producing signage, display graphics, and interior décor. It spans 74.8 in. and features eight printheads for a 4- or 8-color configuration. Images up to 1475 sq ft/hr in 4-color mode at 720 dpi.

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SGIA, AATCC Host Digital Textile Printing Conference

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November 29-30 in North Carolina.

SGIA and AATCC, the Association of Textile, Apparel, and Materials Professionals, will partner to host the second Digital Textile Printing Conference. The event is scheduled for November 29-30 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Over two days, experts will present case studies and discuss solutions-based topics, focusing on the categories of image workflow and design, technology and markets, and sourcing and supply chain.

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Appleton Coated Acquires Spectra Jet

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Transaction to close in late 2017.

Wisconsin-based Appleton Coated, a manufacturer and distributor of paper products, has announced the acquisition of Spectra Jet, a developer and distributor of sublimation transfer papers out of Illinois. The deal is set to close by the end of this year. Both entities will immediately begin promoting the Spectra Jet Silverback3 family of sublimation papers, which Appleton Coated has produced exclusively since 2015.

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GMG Updates ColorServer

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Featuring hot folder-based automation and more.

GMG has released ColorServer 5.0, an update to its color management platform. New features include centrally managed, hot folder-based automation; client-server architecture that allows multiple users to access the platform from any computer in a network; the ability to integrate with most third-party workflow applications; and a Paper Adaption Tool for visually matching to printing conditions or standards. A SmartProfiler tool is optional.

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