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Tom Frecska, Editor of 'Screen Printing' Magazine, Passes Away

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Talented editor, exceptional individual.

It is with deep sadness that we must share the tragic news that Tom Frecska, editor of Screen Printing magazine, passed away on May 21 after suffering a sudden heart attack. He was just 42 years old.

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Gandi Restructuring

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Court appoints BDO Dunwoody monitor.

Gandinnovations has been granted protection from its creditors under Canada’s Companies’ Credits Arrangement Act (CCAA), allowing it to “restructure its affairs.” BDO Dunwoody Limited, an accounting-service firm headquartered in Toronto, has been appointed Monitor of Gandi under the agreement.

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Monster Truck Jamboree

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KDM helps promote ticket sales with its Inca Columbia Turbo Plus flatbed.

The Promotion Company in Indianapolis produces nearly 30 family and motorsports events across the country every year. To promote ticket sales to its 2008 Four Wheel Jamboree Nationals Monster Truck event, sponsored by Pepsi, the company chose to use point-of-purchase and P-O-P specialist KDM POP Solutions Group in Cincinnati.

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UV Universe

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Surveying your UV machine options.

UV offers a range of advantages when it comes to producing wide-format graphics, including but not limited to: the ability to print onto a broad range of media and substrates, few environmental issues, and increased productivity and image durability.

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Indoor Alternatives

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Dominant branding from Portland Color.

The images in this New York City Stride Rite store pull double duty: They’re incorporated into the retailer’s fixtures and they serve as the store’s dominant branding. Portland Color utilized an HP FB6100 flatbed and HP UV-curable inks with its magnetic signage system, printing to thin metallic media that can be applied to a magnetic receptor. The 40 x 80-inch images, designed to appeal to shoe-buying moms and dads, can be swapped out by store employees for seasonal marketing.

PORTLAND COLOR
www.portlandcolor.com
 

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A Faux Reality

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In Ireland, an “aesthetic alternative” building wrap.

What you see is not what you will get with this building wrap in Dublin, Ireland. Construction on this development is expected to take two years, so Cover-Up Limited (www.coverup.ie) created this aesthetic alternative that depicts not only the building’s completed exterior, but also shows people in meetings, looking out of the windows, and standing on balconies. Cover-Up output the wrap on an HP Scitex XL1500 superwide onto Vuflex Eash Mesh using HP Scitex Inks. The front and back sections were joined with high-frequency welding.

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Two New Printers from WP Digital

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Virtu RS35 and Virtu RR50.

WP Digital, the former unit of Spühl AG (now a part of Wifag Polytype), has released two new Virtu printers: the Virtu RS35 and Virtu RR50.

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Chromaticity Support Tools for EFI inkjet RIPs

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Including 80 online training modules.

Chromaticity has debuted a suite of tools, programs, and learning modules to coincide with the launch of EFI’s Colorproof XF and Fiery XF v 4.0.

The new tool set – “C4” (for Chromaticity Color Certification Center) – features a robust offering of automated training, installation, and technical-support programs for the family of EFI inkjet RIPs, including 80 online training modules.

CHROMATICITY
chromaticity.com

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IJ Technologies’ Gloss Tyvek

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New media is water-resistant.

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).

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MultiCam’s New Digital Express

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High-speed digital registration, routing, and knife cutting system.

MultiCam has introduced its Digital Express high-speed digital registration, routing, and knife cutting system.

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