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New Banner Media from Magic

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For indoor and outdoor applications.

Magic has released TB2 banner media, an updated version of its TB9 product. The TB2 media features Tyvek base material; water-, fade-, and scratch-resistant coating; and a matte finish. The 11-mil banner material is engineered for ink adhesion and black density for indoor and short-term outdoor applications. Magic reports the textured, opaque white media can be grommeted and welded. Available in widths up to 60 in.

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GMG Launches ProofMedia

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Engineered for fade resistance.

GMG has introduced two lines of proof media, ProofMedia premium and ProofMedia studio, with a new coating designed for fade resistance on premium applications. ProofMedia premium is designed for reliable color referencing for high-end contract proofing. The ProofMedia studio line is engineered to show what a final print will look like in terms of color appearance, paper weight, surface texture, and more.

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Wrapping Randy’s Donuts

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CRA Custom gives a unique Californian landmark a vinyl makeover.

Inglewood, California’s historic Randy’s Donuts presented a unique wrapping challenge in the form of a gigantic doughnut. “You can’t just stick vinyl to it,” says Masoud Rad, COO of CR&A Custom. So the fabric printing company turned one-stop shop put their garment industry background to work for the installation of a 2500-square-foot curved wrap promoting Disney’s “Zootopia” onto Randy’s famous doughnut structure.

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FESPA 2017: Dare to Print Different

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The five-day event proved the textiles market is where your digital print shop needs to be.

More than 20,000 attendees traveled to FESPA 2017 in Hamburg, Germany, May 8-12, to take part in the world’s largest wide-format event. With 700 digital print manufacturers from 139 countries exhibiting at the tradeshow, attendees (10 percent from Asia) needed ample time to walk the halls, so much that the majority of visitors spent more than two days at the event.

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Environmental Graphics: Transforming 25 Libraries

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Wall and ceiling graphics make reading more fun in Baltimore.

When Dave Gimbel bought the Signs by Tomorrow franchise in Alexandria in 2002, most of their work was cut vinyl, banners, and run-of-the-mill signage. But they quickly faced the question: “What would set us apart from Kinko’s, FedEx, and everybody that bought a printer?” Gimbel says. They decided to diversify, and today about 20 percent of their work falls in the environmental graphics sector.

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EFI Launches Reggiani Renoir Flexy Textile Printer

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Designed to image a variety of fabrics.

EFI’s new Reggiani Renoir Flexy textile printer spans 73 in. and offers the company’s Dynaplast fabric adhesion system for printing on a variety of textiles, including knits, woven material, and low- and high-stretch fabric. The Dynaplast system features adjustable temperature and pressure. Users can choose from five types of inks – reactive, acid, disperse direct, disperse sublimation, and textile pigment – for applications such as apparel and accessories, home textiles, sportswear, and footwear.

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New Qres Printer Revealed

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Featuring up to four rows of printheads.

Qres Technologies has launched the Q200, featuring up to 32 printheads and as many as eight ink channels. The 80.7 x 128-in. UV printer is compatible with a number of irregular materials up to 3.94 in. thick, such as wood, plastic, stone, ceramic, and more. Max. resolution is 2880 dpi, and users can upgrade the standard CMYK configuration to include white, varnish, spot colors, or light colors.

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Clemson Print Shop Receives Innovator Award

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Student-run PSP recognized at national conference.

Campus Banner + Design, a student-run PSP located on Clemson University’s campus in South Carolina, has received the In-Plant Innovator Award at the In-Plant Innovators Conference in Washington, D.C. Established in 2007, the full-service design and production facility is staffed by students from various degree programs.

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3M Announces the Chance to Win a Trip to Las Vegas for Members of The Core

At the core of every business model is the drive and desire to stay ahead of the competition and keep customers coming back for more. To help graphics manufacturers stay apprised of advanced technology, trends and newly introduced products, The Core from 3M is a one-stop resource for securing a necessary competitive edge. Launched in 2016, The Core ensures its members are the first to know about the latest 3M products to hit the market and offers tips and tricks from 3M experts on the best installation practices to maximize results.

SGIA Awards $20,000 in Scholarships

SGIA is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the SGIA Scholarship: