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Presto Tape Reaches Distribution Agreement with Reece Supply

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Removable media comes to South and Southeastern regions.

Reece Supply, a Dallas-based supplier to the sign, screen-printing, and digital imaging industries, will now distribute Presto Tape’s removable and repositionable print media from their facilities in Houston; San Antonio; El Paso, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; New Orleans; Atlanta; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Presto Tape’s offerings, designed for wallcoverings, murals, and P-O-P signage, include the 17-mil CanvasTac and the 7-mil polyester PrestoTex, both recently released in silver and iridescent finishes.

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EFI Offers Free Fiery API

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For creating custom workflow.

EFI has released a free application programming interface (API) for Fiery users. Fiery API will allow PSPs to integrate digital workflow with existing IT framework in order to share data and eliminate job-prep processes. The interface features interactivity with Fiery servers from users’ own platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android; and the program’s architecture allows developers to write commands with simple HTTP methods, according to the company.

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PIA Announces 2015 Premier Print Award Winners

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Winners to be honored in conjunction with Graph Expo.

Printing Industries of America (www.printing.org) has announced the "Benny" winners for its 2015 Premier Print competition. Keep reading on our sister site.

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A Wall Mural Dream

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GMedia prints wall graphics for Civil Rights Movement exhibit.

The National Hellenic Museum needed a fearless team to install this 150-square-foot mural for its “Greek America and the Civil Rights Movement” exhibit. Why fearless? GMedia (www.gmediawraps.com) owner Elmer Martinez nearly plunged over a railing with a 25-foot drop while installing the graphics, printed on Avery MPI 2611 Wall Film with the shop’s Mutoh ValueJet 1624.

Explore other great print projects from our June/July issue:

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Graph Expo 15 Adds Show Floor Features

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New sections will highlight materials, applications, and industrial printing.

Attendees of this year’s Graph Expo (www.graphexpo.com) and co-located CPP Expo (September 13-16, Chicago) can visit 12 different specialty expo floor sections showcasing various ins and outs of the graphics communications industry.

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Ultraflex Adds Smooth Banner Vinyl

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Including superwide availability.

Ultraflex Systems has added SuperPrint Smooth Banner, a 10-oz, front-lit vinyl for indoor, close-viewing graphics. This matte-finish media is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and screen printing; available in up to 126-in. widths.

ULTRAFLEX SYSTEMS
www.ultraflexx.com
 

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Esko’s Suite 14.1 Features SaaS Options

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Comprehensive update also includes software subscriptions.

Esko has released Suite 14.1, an inclusive update of all of its software products. In addition to a single, consolidated platform for customer support, the update includes software as a service (SaaS) and subscription options, which allow for the following:
• Scalability – for example, extra licenses can be made available during peak production times;
• The ability to report software costs as an annual operating expense rather than a capital investment;
• Added security and uptime benefits;

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I Spy Floor Graphics

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D.C. station domination stirs interest for International Spy Museum.

I spy with my little eye something that is… dark, devious, and underfoot.

The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display and is the only public museum in the US dedicated solely to the profession. However, there is a myriad of free museums and historic monuments within the city to choose from. To promote exhibits and events, the International Spy Museum called upon MDB Communications, whose staffers created this mass media advertising promotion.

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Designer Wraps Acquires Paragon Printing and Graphics

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Expands offerings to include apparel and offset printing.

Designer Wraps (www.designerwraps.com), a provider of vehicle wraps based in Millville, New Jersey, has acquired the neighboring apparel and offset print provider, Paragon Printing and Graphics (www.paragon-print.com). Founded in 1923, Paragon expanded into the apparel market over the last several years. This purchase will give Designer Wraps the ability to offer a broader selection of printed apparel and other products. Designer Wraps was founded in 2006 and houses four wide-format machines as well as a design studio and production department.

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Gilman Brothers Extend Infinity Foamboard Line

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Add 3-mm option.

The Gilman Brothers Company has added a thin, 3-mm option to its line of recylable Infinity foamboard. Keep reading on our sister site.

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