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How custom-wrapped DOC Bands are rounding out medical treatment for babies with plagiocephaly.

Eight years ago, bluemedia’s president, Jared Smith, had never heard of plagiocephaly. Chances are, most of you reading this right now won’t know what it is either. The term came up in a meeting with a longtime client while discussing vehicle wraps. The customer remarked that a vinyl vehicle wrap like the one he was getting would look “so cool” on his son’s DOC Band. Intrigued, Smith asked what that device was.

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Coming Together for a Cure

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SS Customs and Behind the Wheel team up to support the Find a Cure project.

The idea for the Find a Cure theme car started with its owner, Trevor Nishihira, who runs the Behind The Wheel auto wheel repair shop in Burlingame, California. An auto enthusiast, Nishihira is also good friends with Shareef Khan, owner of the SS Customs (www.sscamerica.com) a car aesthetic and performance enhancement shop that specializes in vehicle wraps, among other treatments.

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On Display

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The top five display options of 2014.

Whether your client has their own booth at a trade show, is in need of clever business promotions, or just wants something that screams “Look at me!” displays are the way to go. Make that innovative, unique, and eye-catching displays. Here, we provide you with just that: some of the latest and greatest display options in the marketplace, from 3D signage to displays in a bag to custom banners. We give you the basics and the company contacts to find the display or display system that will be just right for you and your client.

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SGIA Looks Ahead to 2015 Graphic Workshops

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Community favorites and new arrivals announced for 2015.

SGIA has released the 2015 Graphic Workshop schedule, which includes two new training classes.

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Esko launches i-cut Production Console Operating Platform

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Designed for Kongsberg digital finishing systems.

Esko’s newly developed front-end operating system, i-cut Production Console (iPC), is now the common platform for all Kongsberg digital finishing systems. It combines the feature set of the XL-Guide designed, for packaging applications, and i-cut Vision Pro, for cutting and short-run productions. Created for all operations on all Kongsberg tables.

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Caldera Adds Latest Printer Control Software V10

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The 10th edition focuses on productivity, connectivity, and modernity.

V10 is the latest printer control software from Caldera. Featuring an algorithmic processing, APPE 3.3, and new remote management capabilities within a new interface, the software allows users to streamline their screen to focus only on live tasks, while icons and markers have been standardized throughout, according to the company. Caldera's use of HTML5 provides cross-platform, cross-OS support for remote management via a new module VisualRemote, which provides different levels of off-site access to operators.

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National Guild of Professional Paperhangers Rebrands

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The now Wallcovering Installers Association bridges tradition and innovation.

The National Guild of Professional Paperhangers (NGPP) announced its rebranding at the beginning of November, on the eve of its 40th anniversary. Now named the Wallcovering Installers Association (WIA) (www.wallcoveringinstallers.org), it plans to continue in the tradition of the NGPP, as well as acknowledge that the industry continues to change with the times, according to a release.

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Fine to Be Free: FreeBee Wraps

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Beefree Media wraps fleet for rides around Miami Beach.

The business idea was straightforward: buy a fleet of small electric vehicles, use them to offer free rides around Miami Beach, and wrap the vehicles in advertising to cover expenses and make some money. Thus Freebee was born; it began offering rides to passersby in early 2012.

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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Vehicles that are doing more than getting you from A to B.

Whether it’s via plane, train, or automobile, we live in a world of constant travel and transportation. And if you’re not getting picked up or driving a vehicle, you’re sure to pass one on the street, see one in the sky, or even grab a bite to eat from one. According to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), advertising on vehicles boosts brand-name recognition 15 times more than any other form of advertising, and it reaches more than 95 percent of Americans.

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Drupa Global Trends Report Tracks Economic and Market Developments

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Print companies around the world share insight on the market’s future.

Drupa has released its Global Trends Report, the first of a series of reports that will track economic and market developments in the global print industry over the period leading to drupa 2016. The 35-page report features data from print companies around the world.

Some of the report’s findings are below:

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