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.
Onyx Graphics has announced the availability of its PrepEdge Pro software, a professional job-preparation tool designed specifically for large-format workflows.
PrepEdge Pro addresses all job-preparation issues prior to print processing and includes features specific to large-format prep such as: one-click grommet placement; size, crop and positioning tools; bleed and fold tools; complex tiling and template tools; fast contour cut path generation; and a raster image-to-vector tool.
Budget-Inks now offers Seiko 64s OEM replacement digital printing inks. budget-inks.com
Supermodels on billboards are nothing new; in fact, the larger-than-life graphics are the seemingly perfect stage for such larger-than-life celebs. But a supermodel like, say, Heidi Klum driving a billboard? That’s something you don’t see every day.
The people of Los Angeles County—specifically those shopping at The Grove on March 3—saw exactly that, as part of a mobile billboard campaign launched by Glendale, California-based Citi-Mobile to promote Victoria’s Secret’s new Perfect One full-coverage bra.
In Seattle, Rainier Industries created interior environmental graphics and graphic displays for Gene Juarez, a high-end salon/spa with multiple locations. For the partition walls between the shampoo stations and lobby, Rainier (rainier.com) relied on its 60-inch HP Designjet Z6100 printer, outputting the client-provided black-and-white image onto HP 10-mil Gloss Photo Paper. The graphics were then laminated to 3/8-inch acrylic with a stainless-steel frame and installed by Rainier technicians.
The Specialty Printing & Imaging Technology Show (SGIA) is an annual convention and expo that features demonstrations of products for the sign industry such as new substrates, inks, technologies, processes, and new opportunities to save and make money. From P-O-P, signs, and decals to wide-format inkjet printing and T-shirts, the future of specialty graphic imaging can be seen at this show. (SGIA: www.sgia.org)
Aimed toward professional photographers, graphic designers, photo labs, and service bureaus, PhotoPlus Expo features exhibitors for those in the photographic and imaging industries. More than 100 seminars are offered on topics focusing on innovations in digital imaging products and techniques as well as photography. (PhotoPlus Expo: www.photoplusexpo.com)