MacTac has partnered with Nazdar SourceOne to present a series of four training sessions designed to educate customers and installers on digital media and proper installation techniques. The “Application Nation” seminars kick off April 21-22 in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional trainings planned in Pennsauken, New Jersey (June), Cincinnati, Ohio (August), and Los Angeles, California (November). Exact dates for upcoming sessions will be announced soon. Register online at theapplicationnation.com.
OAI, Inc. in Tampa has acquired the assets of Rose Poster Printing, based in Miami.
In business for more than 50 years, Rose Poster offers wide-format digital as well as screen printing for national ad campaigns, transit, and retail applications. Clients have included Bacardi, Macy’s department stores, Continental Airlines, and others.
Cyrious Software, the producer of business and management software, will hold its User Conference, CyrCon 2010, for current users on April 7, 2010 in Orlando, the day prior to the annual ISA Sign Expo.
Inca Digital is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of the Inca Digital Excellence Awards—IDEAs, for short—to recognize the creative products created using Inca printers.
“Ten years is a landmark which could not have been achieved without the support of our innovative customers,” says Linda Bell, Inca Digital CEO. “We're proud of what we've achieved, and to mark the anniversary we're giving our customers the chance to feel proud, too, by winning an IDEA.”
The American Wrap Star 2010 vehicle-wrap competition will take place April 8-10 at the ISA Expo in Orlando.
Presented and organized by Digital Designware and ISA, and sponsored by ST Media Group International (parent company of The Big Picture) as well as 3M, HP, and others, the event will feature 128 competitors and eight Chevrolet Aveo sedans. Over the course of three days, the contestants will match their wrap skills against each other in timed competitions that will factor in quality as well as speed.
Grimco has acquired Signs and Blanks (SABI), the Akron, Ohio-based traffic-sign company that manufactures aluminum blanks. SABI has been a major supplier to Grimco for aluminum products the company uses in manufacturing.
The Signs and Blanks facility has been transitioned into Grimco Akron, OH.
Fujifilm North America Corporation has announced that Fujifilm Sericol U.S.A. will join its Graphic Systems Division effective April 1, 2010. The integration of the Fujifilm Sericol business into the Graphic Systems Division will facilitate greater collaboration, enhance best practices, and further improve services to Fujifilm’s customers, the company reports.
Banners are a popular product for print providers. Unfortunately, a lot of the material used for banners isn’t eco-friendly, and the products that are “green” can’t just be dropped off at the local supermarket for recycling, like aluminum cans or plastic bottles. They have to be taken to certain recycling plants. Some print providers are taking a proactive approach to facilitate banner recycling.
You can implement sustainability initiatives until the cows come home, but if only upper-level management is involved, those initiatives are likely going to fall flat.
To get all its employees involved, Point Imaging initiated a program called, “Going
Green with Caffeine.”