Roland has launched InClix Creative Media Maker, a cloud-based content creation and workflow platform designed for graphics and signage providers. InClix features integrated, royalty-paid, high-resolution photos, graphics, and videos, and a drag-and-drop user interface. Workflow management capabilities allow integrated client proofing and real-time group communication.
A number of subscription options are also available.
HP has announced the HP Latex 300 Print and Cut Series. The platform integrates the 54-in. Latex 315 or 64-in. Latex 335 printer models with a cutting device offering speeds up to 44 in./sec. Users can print and cut at the same time from separate machines while workflow is managed from one place, using the company’s FlexiPrint and Cut RIP. The HP Barcode enables unattended cutting.
The series is also compatible with the HP Signage Suite, a cloud-based platform with web-based apps.
Dip-Tech’s NEra-D series of ceramic glass printers is designed to print a range of applications, including single-color dots and lines for the industrial market as well as photorealistic images for the decorative sector, without changing ink tanks. The series is offered in four models with a max. glass size of 130 x 240 in. and up to 12 ink channels. Resolution reaches up to 1410 dpi with variable droplets as small as 10 pL. Max. glass thickness is 0.75 in.
Roland DGA will conduct a free webinar on Tuesday, May 2, 1-1:30 p.m. The live webcast, titled “Vehicle Wraps: Ask the Expert,” will feature a Q&A session with Matt Richart, owner of Digital EFX Wraps in Louisville, Kentucky, and host of Roland DGA’s Born-to-Wrap workshops.
Cyrious has added the ProductionApp to its Control workflow platform. The mobile app can be accessed from a phone or tablet and includes features such as a time clock, online job boards, and job site photos.
The company has also added a customizable appearance function to its e-commerce platform, enabling customers to match the site to their brand.
Arlon has introduced SLX Cast Wrap, a gloss white, repositionable cast film. The material features Flite Technology, designed to be repositionable until firm pressure is applied, to aid the solo installer. Available in up to 60-in. widths.
Rollsroller’s new Youlifter electrical lifter for improving shop ergonomics is offered in three models: the 120P, 90IE, and 60E. The 120P model can lift up to 264 lbs with a max. lifting height of 55 in.
Philadelphia-based photographer, artist, and designer Julia Blaukopf was tasked with redesigning a magical treescape-inspired bedroom after the previous wallpaper began to bubble. Blaukopf teamed with Presto Tape to fashion an enchanted 200-square-foot layered photograph wallcovering on Presto’s WallFab adhesive canvas with an HP Latex 360 printer.
Esko (www.esko.com) announces that Abbott-Action has invested in two Esko Kongsberg C64 finishing tables—including the 10,000th built by Esko Kongsberg—as part of its effort to build an automated production ecosystem, partly based on Esko solutions. When complete, it will allow customers to participate in a seamless, connected experience from quote request to delivery.
Some 20,000 sign guys and gals gathered for the first day of the 2017 ISA Sign Expo last week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The rows of red and black carpets were as familiar as ever, but something was different this year. As we spoke to dozens of shop owners, industry suppliers, and global thought leaders, it became clear that it’s the sign guys and gals themselves who are beginning to change.