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MX Display Revamps $15-Million Sports Facility

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Vinyl and fabric graphics come together for university branding.

The University of Derby added a $15-million sports facility last year and called upon MX Display for fabric displays and wall and window graphics to add finishing touches. The shop used a Vutek GS3250LX Pro and Mactac WW 300 for the vinyl components and a Mimaki JV5-320DS for the fabric.

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UV Backlit Film from Ultraflex

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PVC-free substrate is printable on both sides.

Ultraflex Systems’ new Illumi-Pro UV BL Film is a PVC-free media designed with an enhanced white point for UV-printed backlit images. Featuring a matte finish on one side and a gloss finish on the other, Illumi-Pro is UV-printable on either side. Available in widths ranging from 40 to 86 in.

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Agfa Anapurna Addition Features Air-Cooled UV-LED Curing

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Agfa Graphics reveals new H2500i LED hybrid system.

Agfa Graphics has introduced the Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid printer, featuring air-cooled UV-LED curing. The company reports this alternative method to mercury lamp-curing technology will allow PSPs to image a broader range of media, save energy, and increase productivity.

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New Tips on Temporary Signage Laws

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The Signage Foundation updates guidebook.

The Signage Foundation has updated its guidebook, "Best Practices in Regulating Temporary Signs.” Read more on our sister site.

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Car Wrap City Takes on Tricky Hummer Wrap

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Uneven terrain challenges Texas shop.

The Client The Hub Sports Bar

The Player Car Wrap City

Tools & Supplies Mutoh ValueJet 1628X printer, Avery Dennison 1005 EZRS film, Avery Dennison DOL 1060 laminate, isopropyl alcohol, Avery Dennison application glove, 3M and Avery Dennison squeegees, Avery Dennison FleXtreme micro-squeegee tucking tools, propane torch, 3M edge-sealing tape, Steinel HL heat gun

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Floor Graphic Brings Texas Flair

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Graphic Image Flooring revamps an outdated office.

A checkered floor was not the right fit for a “true Texas girl,” so Graphic Image Flooring (Minneapolis) teamed with local installer Heritage Floors to bring personality to their female client’s office. The graphic features layers of reclaimed wood and vinyl printed with a Vutek GS3250 onto G-Floor Graphic material from Better Life Technology.

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Zünd America Webshop Opens

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Online storefront offers company consumables.

Zünd has launched the Zünd America webshop, an online interface available to North American customers for browsing and ordering consumables for the company’s digital finishing equipment. The site features an interactive tool selector designed to help users find products based on material specifications.

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EFI Acquires Optitex

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Targets fast fashion market through textile design software.

EFI has acquired Optitex, a developer of 3D design software for the textile and fashion industry. The company’s capabilities include a 3D digital apparel simulation and 2D patternmaking software.

Optitex will now be housed in EFI’s Productivity Software business unit, continuing to operate from its offices in the US, Italy, India, Hong Kong, and Israel. CEO Asaf Landau will stay on as general manager.
 

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Dip-Tech Seeks Industry Standard for Ceramic Color

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The Dip-Cmix Color Guide establishes baseline for glass printing.

Dip-Tech has announced the Dip-Cmix Ceramic Premix Color Guide, developed as an industry standard for matching color in glass printing. Similarly to Pantone and RAL color guides, this swatchbook assigns a numerical code to each shade so that parties across the supply chain can discuss color consistently.

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13 Digitally Printed Wallcoverings

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A baker's dozen of projects that will inform and inspire.

It’s tough to pin down a pattern in the realm of digitally printed wall décor: Increasingly, the trend is that almost anyone – designers and artists, digital print shops, and analog printers who decide to make the switch – can do just about anything. As machines and media become simpler to operate and install, there’s a fear that the role of the print shop middleman may decline.

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