EFI and Nazdar have entered into an agreement in which Nazdar will manufacture EFI’s Vutek and Inkware solvent inks. The inks will continue to use Vutek and Inkware current formulations, and will offer the same warranty coverage.
Mutoh has launched its new RJ-900 printer, a 4-color (CYMK) compact unit specifically engineered for dye sublimation. The RJ 900 offers a maximum print width up to 42 inches and print resolutions up to 2880 dpi; top speed is 426 square feet/hour in draft mode (115 in production mode). As with the 1618A, the new RJ 900 integrates Mutoh’s Intelligent Interweaving (I²) technology.
International Graphics Inc. (IGI), parent company R Tape Corporation and Custom Extrusion Technologies, has named Bud Philbrook as the company’s new president and CEO. He most recently served as president and CEO of Atlantis Plastics Inc.
Philbrook comes to IGI with more than 30 years of experience in senior leadership positions with Plassein International Corp. (where he was president, CEO and director), Huhtamaki Packaging Worldwide (where he was group VP, consumer packaging, Americas), and Van Leer Flexibles (where he served as president).
Lowen Corporation has launched Lowen Certified, a training and certification program for vehicle wraps and related digital graphics, and has opened a 19,000-square-foot state-of-the art Training and Certification Center at the company’s headquarters in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Installers can pursue any of five designations:
• Vehicle Wrap Installation Professional;
• Fleet Graphics Installation Professional;
• Rough Wall Installation Professional;
• On Premise Graphics Installer; and
X-Rite has announced a new, streamlined and high-end profile-creation software portfolio, consolidating various product options within its ProfileMaker 5 and MonacoProfiler product families .
The new X-Rite solutions include:
The upcoming SGIA Expo—held in New Orleans, October 7-9—will include five awards competitions. Print providers, manufacturers/suppliers, and others allied to the field are encouraged to submit their best work/product or nominate their colleagues for these awards that showcase innovative imaging and technologies.
“SGIA award competitions honor technological advancements and innovative ideas that are moving the specialty-imaging industry forward,” says Michael Robertson, SGIA president and CEO.
This year’s SGIA competitions include: