The combination of PVC and Velcro was not working for shaved ice company Kona Ice as their Florence, Kentucky-based business expanded across the continent. With dozens of rotating flavors, the network of mobile vendors needed a new system of daily signage – one that could stand up to an army of sticky-fingered and sugar-laden customers.
Roland DGA has added a version of its Rolandprintstudio RIP software designed for Mac OS X. The program offers 64-bit processing capabilities and renders artwork via the Adobe PDF Print Engine for a more straightforward workflow. Users can also RIP, print, and cut on two devices simultaneously.
SGIA has announced its new president and CEO, Ford Bowers of Miller Zell. Bowers will replace Michael Robertson, who announced his intent to retire after 33 years with the association this past June. As VP of operations at Miller Zell and general manager of the Miller Zell Graphic Center, Bowers helped the company transition to primarily digital print production, as well as to obtain several certifications from the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership and G7.
Mimaki USA has expanded its UJF Series line with the UJF-7151 UV-LED flatbed, designed to help screen printers and pad printers make the switch to digital applications, including short runs for awards and recognition or promotional items, as well as industrial applications. To this end, the printer accommodates media up to 28 x 20 in. and up to 6 in. thick.
If America is a melting pot, then its airports are where the simmer starts. Walk through any concourse and you’ll find a medley of travelers; a mixture of races, classes, nationalities, genders, and ages. In other words, it’s a textbook environment to gauge the responses of a variety of consumers. Because there’s such a broad audience and a naturally busy atmosphere, it’s easy to see why digital signage is so prominent. As travelers, we already arrive as consumers; we’ve paid to be there.
The 2015 OBIE awards, hosted by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, celebrated simple advertising strategies that stirred up genuine feelings in its audience. "These winning campaigns need no explanation," as the awards website put it.
Nazdar has released two sets of printer-specific UV inks: the 702 series for the Océ Arizona printers using IJC256 inks, and the 703 series for Fujifilm Acuity machines running KI Series inks. The products are designed to eliminate the need to flush the lines or adjust color profiles. In addition, users can switch from OEM to Nazdar inks one color at a time.
Massivit 3D has reached an agreement with Newark, New Jersey-based PriscoDigital to distribute its Massivit 1800 3D printer and accompanying Dimengel gel application system to the US and Canada. The machine can reportedly print objects nearly 6 x 5 x 4 feet in size.
Cyrious Software has added the CalendarApp feature to its Control business management system, version 5.7. Accessible via mobile and desktop browsers, the application allows users to add meetings and tasks to personal and shared calendars; integration with the Control software also enables access to order, estimate, and customer information. The application also displays phone numbers and email addresses as links that can be accessed with one click.
Wrap Artist owner Jamie Mullican was taken aback when this tour bus arrived sanded down to bare metal, but the surface passed an adhesion test. Printed on 3M Controltac IJ180-CV3 vinyl with 8518 laminate on an HP Latex 260 printer, the design blends multiple logos, navigating countless rivets and moldings. Mullican was recently named a winner in 3M's Wrap2Wrap car wrapping competition at the 2015 SEMA Show.