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3D Printing: Six Simple Truths Behind the Hype

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Believe it or not, 3D printing is still in its infancy. While it may not make sense for your business right now, it can’t hurt to learn more about it.

In the beginning of large-format digital color printing there was hype. Lots of hype. About dazzling new printing capabilities that would lead to billion-dollar opportunities in many different fields. Then reality hit. Some major technical hurdles had to be resolved before any of the optimistic forecasts fueling the hype could be realized.

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New CJV300 Series from Mimaki

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An expansion of the JV300 Series platform.

Mimaki has introduced two inkjet printers and cutters, the 54-in. CJV300-130 and 64-in. CJV300-160 model, which expand on the company’s JV300 Series platform with continuous registration mark detection, designed for uninterrupted cutting; a reformulated silver ink designed for labels, decals and package prototypes; eight ink channels; and up to 10 ink colors. Available with eco-solvent or dye-sublimation inks.

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DreamScape Introduces Suede Wallcovering

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The 70-in. availability is an addition to 54- and 60-in. widths.

DreamScape has announced a new 20-oz. substrate, Suede. This new product is a Type II commercial digital wallcovering. It’s designed for both short-run and high-volume digital production applications.

Available in 54-, 60-, and 70-in. widths. All rolls are delivered on heavy-duty 3-in. cores with no production splices.

DREAMSCAPE
www.dreamscapewalls.com
 

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Inx Digital Adds IOS UV-Cure Inks

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Created to provide more wide-format application options in the P-O-P and packaging markets.

Inx Digital has added a new inkjet ink set, IOS UV-cure CMYKcm and white inks, designed for use with Inca Onset series printers.

IOS inks are both color and chemically compatible and are flexible/adhering.

Part of the Triangle Brands, IOS is supported by the Inx Outdoor Durability and Ink Train warranties.

INX DIGITAL
www.inxdigital.com
 

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Sticky Notes

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One of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s top out-of-home projects.

"Sticky Notes,” a Mazda campaign, was a finalist in the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s automotive, transportation & tourism category. It was executed by Garage Team Mazda creative agency.

The OAAA’s 42 OBIE award winners represent a mix of client types, from the city of Denver to Hostess, but in nearly every category, there are DOOH options popping up everywhere. And, increasingly, these ads are part of a multi-platform campaign.

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Paradigm Imaging Announces Colortrac SmartLF SG Series Scanners

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Three scanner models are available in each size.

Paradigm Imaging Group has added Colortac SmartLF SG series scanners, which are designed for technical drawings and maps. The large-format scanners include CCD technology and feature 1200 dpi optical resolution and the ability to scan monochrome at 13 in./sec at 200 dpi. The scanners also include Colortrac’s SmartWorks Pro software, a “scan-it-once” technology.

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Epson Announces New SpectroProofer Product Line

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Available in late October.

Epson has announced the SpectroProofer-UVS, a new in-line spectrophotometer for its 17-, 24-, and 44-inch Epson Stylus Pro printers. Developed jointly with X-Rite, and driven by RIP technology, the optional SpectroProofers provide automated color management and verification-related tasks in a wide variety of proofing applications, according to Epson.

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Perception Launches New Brand Identity

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Company focuses on ‘American-made’ philosophy.

Perception Wide Format Media has launched its new brand identity, including a new logo, to the printing and wide-format media marketplace. The family-owned company under Worthen Industries specializes in wide-format canvas and fabric manufacturing, and uses American-made materials, including 100-percent post-consumer recycled water bottles.

The company produces coated wall and mural fabrics and wide-format canvases, including PhotoFab Eco; PhotoFab Eco HD; PhotoFab Ultra-PSA backed; Perception Satin, Gloss, and Pearl; PhotoFab HD; and PhotoFAB Ultralite-PSA backed.

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Arlon Graphics Expands Distribution Relationship with Nazdar SourceOne

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Arlon and Nazdar have been in partnership since 1990.

Arlon Graphics has announced the expansion of its distribution partnership with Nazdar SourceOne. Nazdar will now distribute Arlon’s products, including pressure-sensitive cut vinyl, flexible substrates, and print media films for the digital imaging, signage, screen printing, vehicle graphic, and automotive restyling industries, nationwide.

ARLON GRAPHICS
www.arlon.com

NAZDAR SOURCEONE
www.sourceonline.com
 

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We Made It

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And we're bigger, bolder, better.

There’s a problem with making tortillas. The problem is, it’s impossible.

A delicious, homemade corn tortilla has just three ingredients: masa flour, water, and salt. It’s so simple, yet finding the precise water-to-masa ratio is tricky. Too much water, and your dough is gooey, the resulting tortilla thick and unpalatable. Too little, and your tortilla is dry, crumbling apart on the griddle.

How could something so simple be so difficult?

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