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New INX International Ink Co. Expansion in Charlotte Impacts Production on Four Continents

Having completed a $4 million expansion at its Charlotte, NC facility last year, INX International Ink Co. recently concluded finishing touches connected to the project. Company officials indicate Charlotte set a new production record in 2016, and are hopeful 2017 will be another record-breaker now that staff has acclimated to the new space.

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer for Xaar

Xaar plc ("Xaar", "the Group" or "the Company"), the digital inkjet printing technology Group headquartered in Cambridge, UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lily Liu as Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Director of the Board from Tuesday 2 May 2017.

Roland Announces Car Wrapping Workshop Schedule

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Led by the team from Digital EFX Wraps.

Roland’s Born-to-Wrap workshop schedule for 2017 features two choices for beginner and intermediate-level vehicle wrappers. “Wrap Basics and Beyond” is a two-day workshop designed to provide a general overview of car wrapping. “Wrap Business and Design” focuses on operational and marketing considerations for vehicle wrap businesses. Both are led by the team at Digital EFX Wraps at various spots across the country. The schedule for the “Wrap Basics” class includes:

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A Truck Wrap Fit for Carrot Top

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Comedian promotes ice cream in wrapped truck.

GeckoWraps was commissioned to produce a temporary wrap worthy of a promotion for Uber Ice Cream featuring comedian Carrot Top, who delivered ice cream around Las Vegas in a food truck. The wrap was printed with a Mutoh ValueJet 1624 onto Avery MPI 2611 film and laminated with Avery DOL 1360.

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DaVinci Technologies Offers New Magnetic Receptive Print Media

DaVinci Technologies has announced the availability of 3 new magnetic receptive print media products. Signetics Select, Signetics LTX, and Signetics Duo offer effortless installation across a wide variety of applications including menu boards, retail POP, POS graphics, directories, and decorative wall graphics. Signetics Select is a cost-effective magnetic receptive media option. Available roll sizes include 54” x 165′, 60” x 165′ and 74” x 165′.

Zünd Adds Router with Automatic Tool Changer

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Offers heavy-duty power for rigid materials.

The new RM-L router from Zünd offers 3.6 kW of power and 0.7 Nm of torque for processing heavy-duty materials such as acrylics, polycarbonates, Dibond, Forex, MDF, Plexiglas, and more. The machine features a water-cooled spindle, a dust extraction system, routing depth up to 1.97 in., as well as a minimal quantity lubrication system designed to minimize friction and extend bit life. An intelligent surface compensation system works to determine the thickness of the material and account for inconsistencies.

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‘The Galley’ Wrap Makes a Splash in Seattle

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WrapJax pulls out all the stops for food truck graphics.

Nowadays, you’ll find a food truck, or several, in almost any neighborhood that calls itself “hip.” It’s a trend that many vehicle wrappers celebrate as food truck entrepreneurs seek to brand their rolling businesses. But not all of them sport designs that are quite as attention-grabbing as “The Galley” from WrapJax of Seattle.

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It’s Wise to Specialize: Innovative Graphics

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Finding a niche application may be the answer your shop is looking for. You just need the right materials.

The cat’s out of the bag: Printers have gotten faster, have become easier to use, and have grown more affordable.

But technological advancements in digital printing haven’t always spelled out good news for top-notch PSPs: If anyone can push a few buttons and make money off the outcome, how can you differentiate yourself from your competition?

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Haters Gonna Hate, Wrappers Gonna Wrap

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Colorful vehicle wrap grabs onlookers' attention, for better or for worse.

They say any publicity is good publicity, but for some, bad PR can be tough to stomach. That wasn’t the case for Mike Hysong, who found the “haters” of his eccentric Corvette wrap to be simply amusing – and productive. His YouTube channel, Street Speed 717, saw a jump in 40,000 subscribers in just two weeks after the wrap was installed, and his video making fun of the naysayers was one of his most-viewed.

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EFI Announces Superwide Vutek Models

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Offering 138- and 196-inch models.

EFI revealed two superwide UV-LED roll-to-roll printers at its annual Connect user conference last week in Las Vegas. The 138-in. Vutek 3r and 196-in. Vutek 5r feature proprietary 7-pL UltraDrop technology, inline finishing, and more.

The Vutek 3r prints up to 3715 sq ft/hr while the 5r model images up to 4896 sq ft/hr. Both offer a max. resolution of 1200 dpi with a standard CMYK configuration (cmk + white optional). A variety of white ink printing modes enable multilayer printing up to five layers.

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