HP has added Premium Poster Paper, a digitally printable media for creating posters, P-O-P displays, indoor and outdoor signage, and transit shelter graphics. The 9-mil paper is compatible with all HP Latex inks, as well as some eco-solvent and UV-curable inks, the company reports. It is designed to produce a wide color gamut, deep blacks, and bright whites. Premium Poster Paper is recyclable and available in up to 60-in. widths, plus custom sizes.
San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel received a scare with this chilling décor, sponsored by AMC’s apocalyptic series “The Walking Dead” for the Comic-Con International convention this past July. In partnership with out-of-home agency Above All Media, Off the Wall Signs (Las Vegas) produced 3500 square feet of wall, floor, and elevator graphics featuring the cast – human or otherwise – of the hit show to promote its return to television this fall.
Digital print provider Cushing has been selected from more than 100 entries as a finalist in the 2015 Loyola Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. The Chicago-based business was founded in 1929 as a provider of blueprints.
The awards, which recognize business success, multigenerational family involvement, and innovation, are presented by the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business.
Esko has released ArtiosCAD 14.1.1, the newest version of the company’s packaging and display design software. The update features Canvas File, a master design template that allows users to design all the components of a project at once, and then separate them according to process or substrate. Relevant parts of a project can then be sent to a graphic designer, printer, or cutter. Any edits to these separate files are then reflected in the master template.
Let’s go back to one of our media sourcelists from 1997: “Dozens of companies now offer inkjet media in widths 24 inches and greater” (July 1997, pg. 90). Purchasing from a third-party media manufacturer was often the exception, rather than the rule, but, our author continued, “the list is sure to grow.” And grow it has, not only in quantity, but also in diversity.
Epson has added Legacy Papers, a line of media for professional-quality photographic prints. The papers, which are designed to produce high-density blacks, a wide color gamut, and high image permanence, include:
• Legacy Platine, a cotton fiber paper with a bright OBA-free, satin finish;
• Legacy Fibre, a cotton fiber paper with a bright OBA-free, matte finish;
The 2015 OBIE awards, hosted by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, celebrated simple advertising strategies that stirred up genuine feelings in its audience. "These winning campaigns need no explanation," as the awards website put it.
The atrium at the Brussels headquarters of Belgian bank Beobank was sunlight-filled and vast enough to make an impression, but was lacking just one thing: a statement piece. So, photography lab J.J. Micheli teamed with artist Yves Ullens to produce these striking centerpieces, dubbed “Crescend’O,” to ornament the space.
Drupa 2016 has revealed plans for 3D fab+print, a segment of the mega-show solely dedicated to 3D printing. The German Engineering Federation’s (VDMA) Additive Manufacturing workgroup will sponsor a series of presentations; exhibitors will include HP, Leapfrog, Mimaki, Roland, Ricoh, Xerox, Stratasys, and Massivit 3D Printing.
A 5000-square-foot print exhibition will open at the Smithsonian Saturday, October 24, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards. More than 100 photographs chosen from 500,000-plus submissions over the past 20 years are printed on a 44-inch Epson SureColor P9000 printer onto Epson Professional Papers, ranging in size from 2 to 5 feet.