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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?