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ITI Releases High-Speed Textile Printer

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Images to transfer paper and directly to fabric.

Inkjet Technology, Inc. (ITI) has added a high-speed model of its 126-in. TX3200 textile printer. The new TXK version is configured with two or four Kyocera KJ4B printheads for speeds up to 2195 sq ft/hr; its sister machine features Ricoh Gen5 heads for speeds up to 1300 sq ft/hr.

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New Kurabo Scanner Controls Light Intensity

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Distributed by Paradigm Imaging.

Paradigm Imaging Group is now distributing the Kurabo KK-IS-A1FW Plus wide-format flatbed scanner, a 24 x 36-in. model with an 800-dpi optical resolution and a 1600-dpi max. resolution. Dpi is adjustable by increments of 1 within the range of 50 to 1600. Applications include museum art, textiles, and delicate documents.

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Taking Billboards to the Next Level

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11 OBIE Award winners push past traditional advertising.

It seems that the 2016 OBIE Award winners in the Individual Execution: Billboard category had something to prove: Billboards can be so much more than a boring rectangle on the side of the highway.

Gold OBIE: Race Day Set Up
Creative agency: Moroch
Advertiser: McDonald's

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Konica Minolta to Distribute EFI’s Cloud-Based Packages

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3 print workflow products round out portfolio.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions is adding cloud-based workflow packages to the portfolio of products it currently resells for EFI. Three print workflow offerings based on EFI’s PrintSmith Vision MIS, Digital StoreFront, and Pace software platforms will be available: the PrintSmith Bundle, the Premium Pace Bundle, and the Enterprise Pace Bundle for Konica Minolta. Capabilities include integrated job submission, estimating, accounting, scheduling, and EFI Fiery color management integration.

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SGIA’s Nuss Represents Women in Technology

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Millersville University hosts ‘Girls Career Choices in Engineering & Technology.’

Millersville University (Millersville, Pennsylvania) is hosting a seminar for junior and senior female high school students interested in careers in technology and engineering. The October 27 event will feature a panel of women professionals, including Erin Nuss, SGIA associate manager of education.
Other panelists are:

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Ritrama Opens $85-Million South Carolina Facility

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Media manufacturer expects operations to begin 2017 Q4.

Ritrama has invested $85 million in a new 350,000-square-foot facility in Moore, South Carolina. The plant will feature advanced robotics and an automated storage and retrieval system, and, according to a release, will create 150 new jobs. It will serve as the company’s North American headquarters, with distribution to North, South, and Central America.

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3M Adds to Portfolio of Reflective Wrapping Film

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Featuring high conformability and heat-activated ‘healing.’

3M has released Scotchlite Print Wrap Film 780mC-10R, a reflective film for vehicle wrapping designed with high conformability. The company reports that the material can be “healed” with heat in the event that bruising or dark spots occur during installation. The film features micro Comply Adhesive with non-visible air release channels. 3M says the reflectivity offers wider viewing angles that disperse light over a greater surface area than its previous reflective films.

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GPA Adds New ‘Toner Talks’ Video

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Business Development Manager Craig Surette discusses versioning.

GPA has added a new video to its Toner Talks series featuring Business Development Manager Craig Surette. He focuses on “the power of versioning,” says a release, “using the example of regionalized restaurant menus. The case study shows a large national chain restaurant menu printed on a synthetic substrate using an iGen press.

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Essentra Adds Banner Hem Tape

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Designed to eliminate need to stitch or weld.

Essentra Specialty Tapes has introduced Duraco BHT Banner Hem Tape. The double-sided adhesive is weather-resistant and is said to eliminate the need for stitching or welding on the edges of vinyl, mesh, or fabric signs and banners. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor usage, according to the company, and features added durability for applications such as pole banners in windy areas. It is offered in 1-, 1.5-, and 2-in. widths.

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Modular Graphics Market Cheese Experience

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Ich&Kar turns to magnetic media for French Cheese Board design.

“‘Think outside of the box’ is the motto that motivates all Ich&Kar projects,” says Helena Ichbiah of the French design duo Ich&Kar. So, when the company was asked to travel to New York for their first interior design project, they were ready for a challenge that was out of their ordinary.

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