IJ Technologies has developed Gloss Tyvek, a water-resistant media aimed at digital providers using aqueous pigment inks. This new addition to the company’s Black Diamond line of media features a high-gloss finish, excellent handling characteristics, and rapid dry time, the company reports. In addition, Gloss Tyvek is recyclable (at centers that recycle flexible high-density polyethylene or HDPE products).
MultiCam has introduced its Digital Express high-speed digital registration, routing, and knife cutting system.
Banner American Products has launched its new Easy-Lam green laminator, a 27-in. roll unit that’s been engineered to provide energy savings. The laminator features a standby mode that brings the thermostat down from a laminating temperature of 300 F to 150 F while the machine is not being used, resulting in an energy savings of more than 50%, the company reports (the machine returns to a laminating temperature of 300 F within 7 minutes.). In addition, a one-hour automatic shutoff of the machine results in further energy savings when the machine is not in use.
Colortrac has announced two new scanner models to its SmartLF Gx+ (the “LF” indicates large format) lineup: the SmartLF Gx+ 28 and the Gx+ 42. Colortrac began shipping the SmartLF Gx+ 56 scanner earlier this year.
Canon U.S.A. has introduced PosterArtist 2009, an easy-to-use poster-creation application for its Canon imageProGraf series of large format printers. The new PosterArtist 2009 provides the tools necessary to “create design-savvy posters without the need for a graphic-design specialist,” Canon says. New features include:
• Improved Auto Design: Assists in creating personalized posters by creating numerous template design options based on user inputs including image selection, color themes, text and more.
When the newly launched HockeyStickPutters company wanted to display its product – golf putters shaped like hockey sticks – in retail stores, the company's owner called on Renze Display, which specializes in point-of-purchase displays and large-format event graphics.
The owner of the startup company, which has licensing contracts with several professional and college hockey teams, wanted 12 P-O-P displays that would be placed in a limited number of high-end golf pro shops.
Four Pees has acquired PerfectProof's ProofMaster and PrintFactory software-related activities. Under the terms of the agreement, Four Pees acquires the ProofMaster brand and the ProofMaster and PrintFactory dealer network.
Four Pees started representing PerfectProof as a sales agency in France and Italy since 2007. It now takes over the distribution agreement with developer Aurelon and will provide sales, marketing and support to the entire worldwide channel and user base.
The Printing Industries of America has announced that its 2009 Color Management Conference (printing.org/color) will take place December 6-8 in Phoenix, at the Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.
What better place is there than Florida to capitalize on the surfing industry? Jacksonville Beach, Florida-based print provider Atlantic Imaging has mastered this particular market niche, working with corporate-level marketers for many of the large manufacturers in the surf-accessories industry. In most cases, surf goods are sold at small, independently owned surf shops peppered around Florida but because Atlantic Imaging has established its rep with the right folks, P-O-P orders come directly from the major surf brands.
Artisan Colour in Scottsdale, Arizona, has acquired Mighty Imaging in Phoenix. As a result of the acquisition, Artisan will create a new Display Graphics and Print division.