Mutoh has partnered with CarWraps Inc. to offer a series of Vehicle Graphic Design Training webinars.
Todd LaBrie, vehicle-wrap veteran and professional graphic designer, will provide lessons in four different classes. These are set up on a weekly basis; classes are held at two different times each week to accommodate various time zones and schedules. Each class is one hour in duration and covers new subjects and topics taking students from beginning to advanced Vehicle Wrap Design techniques using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
When Iron-Man Triathletes arrived on the island of Kailua-Kona for their annual competition, Albert Boyce, owner of Coffees of Hawaii (coffeesofhawaii.com), knew he couldn’t miss the opportunity to market to this energy-craving, coffee-guzzling crowd. His small business, located on the neighboring island of Molokai, couldn’t afford an official sponsorship, so he took a more guerilla approach: sea floor graphics.
Epson has launched a new series of hot press and cold press fine-art papers: Signature Worthy, created for use with Epson printers and inks. Designed to deliver richer blacks, smoother tonal transitions, and an expanded color gamut, the Signature Worthy line comprises four papers in all: Hot Press Bright, Cold Press Bright, Hot Press Natural, and Cold Press Natural papers.
Océ has introduced its new Océ ProCut digital cutting solutions, which comprise a range of ProCut Digital Cutting Tables, ProCut Software, and pre- and post-installation service and support. The ProCut digital cutting solutions are automated finishing systems that can be used to optimize basic trimming tasks for rigid substrates such as hard and soft foam board, plastic material, acrylic and styrene, and flexible media including paper, film, vinyl and fabric.
Diazit Company has developed a 32-in. HD LCD standalone display with an automatic shoeshine station at its base. The display-and-shoeshine combination is available in four configurations:
• With an LCD screen and a built-in media player that works in conjunction with a Compact Flash smart card for JPEG, MPEG or DIVX files for full color still images or video with sound;
• With an A2 Tri-Motion scroll;
• With an18 x 24-in. backlit scroll; and
• With a single static frame sign.
Wacom has released the Intuos4, a new version of the company's professional pen tablet.
When considering the various products and services we can offer our customers, most, if not all, of us utilize some outside help in the form of specialized vendors or subcontractors. One of the more difficult challenges in business is deciding when to stop spending your money on an outside service and move the work in-house.
EFI (efi.com) has introduced two new UV printers: the 3.2-meter hybrid Vutek GS3200 and the 5-meter roll-to-roll Vutek GS5000r. Both printers are due to ship in Q2 2009, the company reports.
GMI and Catalina Graphic Films have released a new Mojave Digital Media line of solvent-print media, for use with eco-solvent, solvent, and UV-based inkjet printers. The new line offers films designed especially for vehicle-wrap, window, wall, and floor graphics, as well as backlit media, magnetics, reflectives, translucents, banner media, and vinyls for P.O.P. displays, exhibits, and decals. Polyester, calendered, cast, and polypropylene overlaminates are also available. All media use “green” water-based adhesives.