SGIA is accepting entries for its 2016 Golden Image Competition, an annual challenge that seeks the year’s best print projects across a range of applications. From building and vehicle wraps to garments and promotional products, all entries will be displayed on the SGIA Expo floor in Las Vegas; winners will be chosen September 13.
Trinity Graphic was called in to update the Mote Marine Laboratory’s fish tank at the Sarasota, Florida airport. The shop’s Matthew Doniger says the wrap, printed on 3M Controltac 180-10 with an HP Latex 3000, was complex: “You can’t wrap a circular graphic the way you’d wrap the side of a truck.”
SA International (SAi) and Touch7 have collaborated to make SAi’s Flexi and PhotoPrint RIP software platforms compatible with Touch7’s extended color gamut files. Designed for photographers, designers, and printers, Touch7 applies color separations within Adobe Creative Cloud; then, the SAi RIP converts the final press profile.
Epson has acquired its longtime partner in digital textile printer development, Robustelli. Keep reading on our sister site.
The University of Derby added a $15-million sports facility last year and called upon MX Display for fabric displays and wall and window graphics to add finishing touches. The shop used a Vutek GS3250LX Pro and Mactac WW 300 for the vinyl components and a Mimaki JV5-320DS for the fabric.
Ultraflex Systems’ new Illumi-Pro UV BL Film is a PVC-free media designed with an enhanced white point for UV-printed backlit images. Featuring a matte finish on one side and a gloss finish on the other, Illumi-Pro is UV-printable on either side. Available in widths ranging from 40 to 86 in.
Agfa Graphics has introduced the Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid printer, featuring air-cooled UV-LED curing. The company reports this alternative method to mercury lamp-curing technology will allow PSPs to image a broader range of media, save energy, and increase productivity.
The Signage Foundation has updated its guidebook, "Best Practices in Regulating Temporary Signs.” Read more on our sister site.
The Client The Hub Sports Bar
The Player Car Wrap City
Tools & Supplies Mutoh ValueJet 1628X printer, Avery Dennison 1005 EZRS film, Avery Dennison DOL 1060 laminate, isopropyl alcohol, Avery Dennison application glove, 3M and Avery Dennison squeegees, Avery Dennison FleXtreme micro-squeegee tucking tools, propane torch, 3M edge-sealing tape, Steinel HL heat gun
A checkered floor was not the right fit for a “true Texas girl,” so Graphic Image Flooring (Minneapolis) teamed with local installer Heritage Floors to bring personality to their female client’s office. The graphic features layers of reclaimed wood and vinyl printed with a Vutek GS3250 onto G-Floor Graphic material from Better Life Technology.