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EFI Compiles Digital Textile Apparel Ecosystem

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A reimagined workflow for fast fashion.

EFI has launched the Digital Textile Apparel Ecosystem, an end-to-end workflow for creating fast fashion. The system includes the following components:

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Onyx Offers Spectrophotometer Support

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New integration for Konica Minolta device.

Onyx Graphics and Konica Minolta have launched integrated support for the Autoscan Spectrophotometer FD-9. Onyx 12.1 software now supports the Konica Minolta device, offering color calibrations, chart reading, and profiling.

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Metropole Set to Transform its Service Offering with the First Dual Massivit 3D Printing Installation in France

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies today announced that one of the largest French out of home (OOH) and digital print providers, METROPOLE, has purchased two Massivit 1800 3D Printers in order to extend its applications offering, win new business and strengthen its competitive edge.

New ‘Simple Walls’ Dimensional Panels

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Available in 13 colors.

Pulp Art Surfaces has released a new product line, Simple Walls PAS 201 Common Brick dimensional faux brick panels for indoor wall décor. The panels can be printed or hung unembellished. The company reports the material is made from 100% recycled cardboard, newsprint, and wood chips, and are available in 13 colors. Panels measure 26.38 x 47.25 in., including finger joints.
 

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Drupa: ‘Print Got Its Mojo Back’

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A preview of the fourth annual Global Trends report.

Drupa has revealed a preview of its fourth Global Trends report featuring research based on a survey of roughly 850 printers and 300 suppliers across the global print industry.

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Rogers Company Crafts Towers of Change

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Digital print transforms the Cleveland Public Library.

The premise of the George Gund Foundation’s Changing Minds initiative is simple: To change the perception of public schools in Cleveland. But the construction of the movement’s photographic exhibit at the Cleveland Public Library’s downtown branch was anything but simple for local Nimlok distributor The Rogers Company.

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SwissQprint in Japan

 

There have been irregularities in a division of the Japanese company Lukio CO., LTD that is unrelated to swissQprint. As a result, Lukio has ceased its operational activities and released the entire workforce. swissQprint regrets the unexpected end of a formerly good cooperation.

Behind the Scenes with Justin Pate: Vehicles

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Live workshop tips for car wrapping.

Read about Justin Pate's tips from the same workshop about wrapping windows, walls, and floors here.

Wrap expert Justin Pate led a two-day workshop at Cincinnati’s own Vivid Wraps in February. Co-hosted by Avery Dennison and Mutoh, the workshop is part of a nationwide series for PSPs, wrap installers, car detailers, and more.

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Maintaining a Stellar Staff

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How to hold onto your star employees and keep them happy.

Many years ago, while I was in graduate school (no, I’m not disclosing how many years), one of our professors asked us to identify the most valuable asset to a business. The range of answers from the students was predictable – cash, current assets, equipment, buildings, etc. He then surprised us by saying we were all wrong. The most valuable assets you will find in your place of business are not even on the company balance sheet – they’re the employees.

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3M’s 2017 Training Schedule Released

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Programs offered around the country.

3M has released the schedule for its 2017 testing and training programs. The company reports it has developed courses for installers at all levels through its Advanced Installation Training course and Certified Graphics Installation Company, Preferred Graphics, and Endorsed Installer for 3M Knifeless Tape and Architectural Surfaces accreditation programs.

Events scheduled at 3M’s Application Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, include:

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