Plaskolite, Inc., the Columbus, Ohio-based manufacturer of acrylic sheet products, has acquired the extruded sheet business of Pexco LLC.
Part of Odyssey Investment Partners and based in Atlanta with 10 plants in the United States and Mexico, Pexco designs and fabricates custom extruded parts and components to manufacturers and end-users for a range of applications, including aerospace, retail, traffic safety, medical, lighting, fence industries, and more. Its extruded sheet business is based in Columbia, South Carolina.
Ariva, part of paper manufacturer Domtar Corporation, has introduced a new portfolio of branded wide-format print media.
Indianapolis-based Panther Graphics is looking to spice up the holiday season by giving away six free vinyl vehicle wraps through a promotion on the company’s Facebook page (facebook.com/panthergraphics).
Vision Integrated Graphics Group has announced it will convert the name of Point Imaging, which it acquired in March of this year, to Vision Integrated Graphics Group effective January 1, 2013.
“Since the acquisition, we have streamlined processes, added staff, made capital equipment investments, and upgraded internal IT systems,” says Doug Powell, CEO/president of Vision Integrated Graphics. “The name change continues to improve our overall branding and creates better internal efficiencies and support for our customer base.”
Pantone has announced Pantone 17-5641 Emerald – a “lively, radiant, lush green” – as 2013’s color of the year.
FESPA has announced that it will partner with the European Sign Federation (ESF) to run a new event – the European Sign Expo, which will take place alongside FESPA in London next year, June 25-27, 2013. The European Sign Expo will complement FESPA’s focus on printed signage and graphics, offering visitors a focused sign event in which to explore channel lettering, signage systems, illuminated displays, digital signage, and more.
KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group, a provider of retail solutions at the point-of-purchase, has bought the assets of Digital Flexo Services, LLC in Norcross, Georgia.
Digital Flexo Services is a small-format digital printing company with flexographic printing and finishing capabilities. DFS specializes in the manufacturing of sheet and roll labels, IRC labels (Instant Redeemable Coupons), decals, window clings, and providing specialty promotional products such as custom temporary body tattoos.
HP has issued a call for entries for its 2013 Sign & Display Print Excellence Awards. The new awards program is designed to formally recognize HP customers on a worldwide basis for best-in-class large-format graphics that have been produced on HP Scitex and Designjet systems. Winners will be selected in categories ranging from vehicle graphics to retail and point-of-purchase applications, as well as special recognition for environmentally responsible printing.
No, digitizing files hasn’t completely gone the way of the dodo. There are still those clients that will provide you with photographs, slides, and other types of artwork that need to be scanned. Plus, some jobs just lend themselves to utilizing new scans. Perhaps a history-focused project involving photos or slides that have resided in a shoe box for the better part of 20 years or more, or maybe it’s a case where a fine artist or photographer needs his work scanned for the first time (or was never happy with the scans he had produced a few years ago).
Why be “vanilla” when it comes to display options when you can offer something exciting for your client? That seems to be the message this year in looking at the various display systems across the marketplace.
Yes, traditional displays – popup tradeshow units, banner stands, etc. – are still available and always in demand. But if you want your customer’s message to stand out in the crowd, you need to be able to provide some more intriguing possibilities.