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Artisan Colour Acquires Mighty Imaging

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Creates new Display Graphics division.

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.

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Winning Websites

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Bettering your online presence can pay off.

Often a print provider's first customer contact point, your website has the potential to have a deep impact on sales. And in a challenging economy like the one we currently reside in, your site becomes even more critical to your profitability. Because of its innate ability to reach a worldwide group of customer prospects, your website is the most cost-effective means of advertising and promotion you have. And if you've previously considered sales leads from your website to be "icing on the cake," now might be the time to re-evaluate that marketing recipe.

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Braum's Refreshes its Walls

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In-House printing creates delicious P-O-P results

When Braum's Ice Cream sought to add more Fresh Market stores to its already hefty roster – which includes 285 stores across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Kansas – a novel look for the newly added units was required. Lucky for Braum's, this only meant putting in a call to its long-time in-house printing facility run by Rick Stafford.

To add a little colorful flavor to the walls of about 20 new Braum's stores, Stafford and crew was tasked with adding two wall graphics per store, one for each dining room and one for each package area.

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FESPA World Wide Survey Results Available

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Increases scope and reach of other FESPA surveys.

FESPA has completed its first World Wide Survey, a research initiative among the global digital wide format print community. The web-based research was conducted in partnership with InfoTrends, a graphic arts industry research and consulting firm, and gathered data from more than 340 respondents in more than 50 countries. This survey significantly increases the scope and territorial reach of the research compared to FESPA’s previous Wide Survey, conducted in 2007 and provides insight on market changes.

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ISA International Sign Expo Recap

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Association calls expo huge success despite recession.

The International Sign Association (ISA) is calling its 2009 International Sign Expo its best show ever, despite facing what are daunting economic odds. Nearly 18,000 participants from 92 countries met at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for the expo. The exhibit hall featured 500 companies, staffing nearly 1,600 exhibit booths.

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A Flatbed for Na Pali

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Digital Color One and an art buyer get creative.

The Client: Aaron Chang Gallery
The Players: Digital One Color (d1color.com)
The Tools: Durst Rho 600 Pictor, Zund L-2500 digital cutting system, Spartech Tuf-Glas

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A Pirates Score Remembered

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A classic Pirates/Yankees game is enshrined in this P-O-P installation

It’s not everyday you get to work on a project that has a special connection to the city your company is based in. For Pittsburgh-based Filmet, however, that opportunity came last summer when it took on the task of re-creating a small-scale scoreboard from the Pittsburgh Pirates' victorious final game of the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees.

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Implementing Best Practices

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Employee-owned O'Neil Printing puts its greenest foot forward

Ten years ago, using a computer to operate your print shop became more of a necessity than a luxury. Is running a green operation the next must-have for a successful business? With the increasing focus on environmental sustainability, it might not be long before going green is just as critical to business survival as “going digital” was almost a decade ago.

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Artsy and Hip

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The Geisha House lets in the light in this P-O-P series installation

Sometimes, P-O-P graphics are capable of more than purely selling products. In the case of The Geisha House restaurant, graphics produced by Zing Graphics of Santa Fe Springs, California, express the restaurant's artsy, hip Japanese-inspired atmosphere without a single printed word.

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GMG Releases ColorProof o5

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Features intuitive user interface

GMG has announced ColorProof o5, the latest in the company's color-accuracy and proofing technology offerings. Main features include a more intuitive user interface and new tools for quality assurance. Specific additions include:

• Workflow Overview, which provides a graphic representation of the complete system, including every job, for quick management and troubleshooting.

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