ImageOne Impact has announced the Pressure On Demand Steamer 2.0, a system for applying and removing vehicle wrap film, paint protection film, and window tint film, as well as pre- and post-cleaning. ImageOne reports the steam softens the material, eliminating pitfalls such as broken glue, stretch marks, silvering, whitening of chrome films, and tiny particles getting underneath the film. The system also delivers steam at a reduced temperature for installer and material safety.
Nick Caminiti of Exotic Graphix was named the champion of Avery Dennison’s annual Wrap Like a King challenge at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Caminiti – the contest’s first winner to hail from Australia – used Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film Diamond Silver with DOL 1460 overlaminate for his 1960s-inspired “Toxic Rat” design, installed on the interior and exterior of a 1930 Ford Tudor.
Caldera has launched StreamLive, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) package for tracking production and creating custom workflows. The platform tracks jobs in real time via customized job tickets and folders. File submission and storage can be automated for an unlimited number of jobs. StreamLive generates reports and automatically sends emails for specific triggers or output needs, such as job tickets, delivery notes, and production sheets. The program can also be integrated with the Caldera RIP suite and WebShop web-to-print package.
Roland is presenting “Specialty Color Workflows in CorelDraw,” a free webinar, on Tuesday, November 15, 1-1:30 p.m. EST. Roland DGA Application Specialist Garrett Smawley will share tips and tricks on creating specialty color effects using gradients, tints, and textures; using gloss and white ink to build dimensional effects; and creating CutContour and PerfCutContour paths.
We’re hearing more and more often that, with the capabilities of today’s digital printing technology, almost anyone can produce a passable graphic. Fine art printing, however, may be one of the few niches left where a keen eye makes an enormous difference.
Tony Bonanno is a New Mexico-based photographer who’s spent the last 15 years taking his knowledge of the art of photography and applying it to the art of digital imaging – a specialty that has grown increasingly reputable.
Are you printing for out-of-home advertising agencies? Perhaps you should be, because the opportunities for creative applications of wide format range from transit ads to pop-up campaigns that can go anywhere. The OAAA even has an awards category for "out there" campaigns: Individual Execution: Street Furniture/Transit/Alternative. Browse the 2016 winners below.
Silver OBIE: Ride the Kraken
Creative agencies: Dead As We Know It, C2C Outdoor
Advertiser: Proximo Spirits
The modification to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) passed in May has been called into question by the US House of Representatives. The motion for a six-month delay of the executive order, which would double the salary threshold of employees eligible for overtime pay, was passed by the House in September and will move to the Senate; members will return from recess after the presidential election.
Print Planet, a peer-to-peer communications network for business- and production specific-information, and Enfocus have teamed to develop a white paper focused on automation in wide-format print production workflow. The free report, “A Tale of Two Cities: The Past, Present, and Future of Workflow Automation,” was penned by industry analyst Richard Romano and compares two “cities” of printing: wide format and commercial. Questions considered in the paper include:
GPA has opened the doors of its new headquarters in McCook, Illinois. The facility, which is more than twice the size of the company’s previous home base just down the street, has been built as a “more collaborative environment,” according to a release.
Heidelberg USA has launched Heidelberg Connect, a customer resource center offering press releases, educational videos, white papers, product guides, blog posts, and more. Customers can also download a free companion app for iPhone and Android.