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Alien Skin Software Announces Availability of Exposure 6

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Now includes Bokeh functionality, an updated image-processing engine, enhanced user interface, and more.

Alien Skin Software has announced Exposure 6, the latest version of its photography-effects software designed to provide the creative tools of a traditional photographic darkroom to the world of digital – such as the look of discontinued films, printing techniques, and borders and textures.

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Perception Wide Format Media Introduces PhotoFab Eco

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The wall graphic fabric is produced from recycled water bottles.

Perception Wide Format Media, a brand of Worthen Industries, has introduced PhotoFab Eco, a 100%-recycled repositionable and removable wall graphic fabric, made from recycled water bottles.

PhotoFab Eco wall graphic fabric is designed for walls, displays, and cabinets, and glass, metal, and plastic surfaces. Its proprietary coating technology eliminates edge fray during cutting, according to Perception, and is available in 30-, 54-, and 60-in. widths. 

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Gandy Launches New Sl8te True Flatbeds and Hybrids

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Also introduces enhancements to its Pred8tor and Domin8tor printer models.

Gandy Digital has launched its new, entry-level Sl8te Hybrid and Flatbed UV printer models. Both models feature Ricoh Gen 4, 6-pL printheads; 4 or 6 colors plus inline white and clear varnish; a new high-density UV ink; dual UV lamps; a Crash Sensor for printhead protection (as well as for printed substrates); edge-to-edge printing capabilities; and more. Top resolution is 1200 dpi on both models. SAi PhotoPrint RIP is standard.

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Catalina Graphic Films Adds Enviro-Cling

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The media is a 7.5-mil recyclable static-cling vinyl.

Catalina Graphic Films has announced Enviro-Cling, a 7.5-mil recyclable and eco-friendly static cling vinyl in clear or white as part of its Hi-Stat Static Cling brand within the Mojave Digital Media family. Enviro-Cling is made using renewable resources and manufactured using a plant-based plasticizer, Catalina reports.

The media requires no adhesive, adheres to most smooth, polished surfaces, and is easily removable. It is compatible with eco-solvent, solvent, latex, UV-curable, and screen printing.

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Inca Digital Introduces Onset R40i UV Flatbed

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New machine features the company’s Onset Scalable Architecture platform.

Inca Digital has announced the launch of its Inca Onset R40i UV flatbed. This latest addition to the Inca Onset series – positioned between the company’s Onset Q40i and Onset S40i – utilizes Fujifilm Dimatix Spectra printheads, delivers a 14-pL drop size, and is based on the company’s Onset Scalable Architecture platform.

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EFI and AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Join Events

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EFI Connect will be held concurrently with the AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Executive Leadership Summit in 2015.

EFI has announced that its annual EFI Connect event will be held concurrently with the AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Executive Leadership Summit (formerly the AMSP Winter Conference and NAPL Top Management Conference) in 2015. The joint 2015 conferences will be held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

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The Queen of Country Gets Her Diamonds

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Icon Image Graphics wraps instruments for country musician Miranda Lambert.

Icon Image Graphics is getting pretty comfortable wrapping instruments for high-profile musicians at high-profile televised events, from the Grammy Awards (see our May 2013 issue) to “American Idol.”

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Top Wallpaper Trends

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Kaleidoscopic patterns, tongue-in-cheek designs, bright geometrics, and others are topping the list, reports Flavor Paper.

“Wallpaper is headed in a number of new directions, but remains rooted in the past with many of today’s trends being cyclical returns to yesteryear’s big hits,” says Jon Sherman with Flavor Paper.

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‘Wohlers Report:’ 3D Printing and Additive-Manufacturing Industry Exceeds $3 Billion

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“The industry is experiencing change that we have not seen in 20+ years.”

The market for 3D printing, consisting of all products and services worldwide, grew to $3.07 billion last year, according to a new report from Wohlers Associates Inc.

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.9 percent is the highest in 17 years, according to the report; the growth of worldwide revenues over the past 26 years has averaged 27 percent, and the CAGR for the past three years (2011–2013) was 32.3 percent.

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Graphics One Launches GO X-24 Printer/Cutter

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Designed for applications such as textile transfers, stickers, car decals, posters, and more.

Graphics One has launched its GO X-24 printer/cutter, a 24-in. all-in-one print and cut unit. The machine features printing speeds up to 60 sq ft/hr, a cutting speed of up to 12 in./sec, cutting force up to 800GF, 8 colors, and prints up to 1440 dpi. The GO X-24 is flexible for desktop or can be mounted. The system includes FlexiSign 10.5 software, four 220 cc CMYK eco-solvent ink cartridges, and stand. Designed for applications such as textile transfers, stickers, car decals, posters, and more. MSRP is $9495.

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