EFI has announced plans for a 250,000-square-foot facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire, to house its US Inkjet business. The building is scheduled to be completed in early 2018.
The face of out-of-home (OOH) advertising is constantly changing. When the OBIE Awards – named after the ancient Egyptian Obelisk, a tall stone structure that was used to publicize laws and treaties, and possibly the first form of advertising – began 74 years ago, it’s safe to say full bus wraps and digital billboards were not among the winners.
Novus Imaging has announced PrintFlow, a customizable, web-to-print user interface. PrintFlow is free for Novus equipment operators, but can be configured to work with other printing equipment, as well.
PrintFlow is being released in two phases for a variety of applications: Phase I will focus on yard signs and similar offerings, while Phase II will include banners and soft signage.
The potential for print service providers in the realm of out-of-home advertising goes far beyond the billboard – although for the judges of the OBIE Awards, creativity of content is valued just as much as the creativity of the medium. The winners across the Business & Technology category boast floor and stair graphics, bus wraps, and more.
Best of Show: Made this with Adobe Creative Cloud
Creative agencies: MRY, Colossal Media
Durst and Global Imaging have signed a distribution deal. Global Imaging will offer the Rho 312R, Rho 512R, Rho P10 250, Rho P10 250HS, Rhotex 322, and Rhotex 500 inkjet printers.
The British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) has raised a new issue that could affect providers of building and scaffolding wraps: After installing a standard PVC banner wrap on a building, a BSGA member company was informed that the building’s insurers would no longer insure the structure, citing that the material used did not have the proper LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certificate.
Wasatch has added new features to its SoftRIP platform. Among them are:
Caldera has launched version 11 of its RIP software platform. Version 11 incorporates the newest version of Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 4) and is compatible with macOS Sierra.
Paradigm Imaging Group has announced the K-IS-A0FW Arch E Single CCD Sensor scanner from Kurabo, a 36 x 48-in. flatbed scanner for scanning museum art, textiles, and delicate documents. The machine is designed to protect valuable originals by keeping them stationary during the imaging process. It is equipped with a Dual White LED system for forward and backward scanning; the light intensity can be controlled individually, enabling 3D effects by emphasizing shadows of textured images.
STS Inks announces the LF-140 UV ink series, designed for Mimaki UV printers. The company says the series exhibits high scratch and chemical resistance and is compatible with materials such as acrylic, aluminum, and styrene. Available in 200- and 600-mL cartridges, the inks are offered in CMYKcm + white.