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Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Introduces New Display Products, New Exhibitors’ Handbook Catalog and New Pricing

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is proud to announce the addition of 88 new portable and modular displays and several new exhibit lines to its extensive offering of tradeshow, exhibit and display products in its new 2017 catalog, The Exhibitors’ Handbook.

EFI Connect 2017

Artificial intelligence, running successful companies, single-pass technology, and more.

EFI hosted its 17th annual user conference, Connect, in January at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. With customers, dealers, and press from 37 nations, this was the largest Connect conference yet.

Special sessions included fireside chat keynotes with EFI CEO Guy Gecht, Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson, and Quad/Graphics CEO Joel Quadracci.

Some highlights:


Decals Turn Shipping Container into Studio

Canadian design company upcycles old container into new space.

Upcycled design company Re4m transformed an old shipping container into a studio; all they needed was a little branding. The arrows for the decal were printed by SpeedPro Imaging Ottawa with a Roland Soljet Pro 4 XR-640 onto Avery MPI 2900 Gloss White vinyl; the letters were cut from Avery HP 700 Opaque film.


Sleek Window Prints Announce Restaurant Opening

A Portland print shop defies a weather delay.

Image Media completed this 19-window, 625-square-foot install in time for the opening of Can Font, a new Portland, Oregon, restaurant, despite a weather delay. The graphics were printed on MagicLee Stick-2 via the shop’s Mutoh ValueJet 1624 printer, and laminated with a Seal machine with Mactac Permacolor Lustre Laminate.


That’s a Wrap: A Few of My Favorite Things

FunkeeFish creates car wrap with mashup of images.

Jon Dawson, incoming head of design at Funkeefish, had no time to waste the day he started his brand-new job. The Essex, England-based shop was down to the wire for the deadline of the Avery Dennison Wrap Like a King competition, and they needed a graphic plan.


Fastsigns Named Number One on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises of 2017

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it was selected as the number one pick for Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises of 2017. This is the second consecutive year that the brand has received this industry top honor.

Xerox and EFI Partner to Give Customers Best in Class Digital Front Ends

Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Electronics For Imaging (EFI) (Nasdaq: EFII) today announced a strategic partnership to bring to market a next generation digital front end (DFE) to drive Xerox digital production presses. The agreement includes the sale of Xerox’s FreeFlow® Print Server (FFPS) DFE business to EFI. Under the terms of the deal, EFI will continue to produce and support FFPS so current customers do not experience interruptions in sales or service.

AGL Releases Patriot Laminator

Designed for UV, latex, and solvent prints.

Advanced Greig Laminators (AGL) has announced the 62-in. Patriot laminator, designed to address silvering and poor laminate adhesion while laminating up to 30 ft/min. AGL reports the Patriot features a swing-up table with webbing diagrams, top-heated nip roller up to 320 degrees F, six emergency stop function switches, swing out shafts, silicone covered pull rolls, variable speed control, and 10-in.-diameter unwind/rewind capacity.


Interactive OOH Displays Turn Heads

OBIE winners for the Video and Interactive category.

This year’s OBIE winners and finalists in the Video and Interactive category put their imaginations to work, developing smile-activated vending machines, touch-screen games in airplane window displays, screens that transform shadows into Disney characters, and more.

Silver OBIE: The Bait Ball Ballet Interactive Experience
Creative agency: Chemistry Club
Advertiser: Monterey Bay Aquarium


Mutoh Expands 2017 Training Program Schedule

More than 50 classes offered throughout the year.

Mutoh has announced that it will expand the amount of training courses offered in 2017. Opportunities include: