The newest version of GMG’s OpenColor color management software offers the ability to create separation profiles that can be exported to other applications, including GMG ColorProof, packaging editors, and Adobe Photoshop.
The 2.0.4 update also features GMG ColorPlugin, which allows these profiles to be imported directly into Photoshop via the user’s desktop rather than in a server-based environment. The plug-in is offered in Standard and Pro options; ColorPlugin Pro enables custom profiling.
Fisher Textiles has added GF 6088 MoJo to its line of dye-sublimation fabrics. The material is engineered for improved light dispersion for backlit applications. It is wrinkle resistant, slightly stretchable, and flame retardant. Offered in 125-in. widths.
Kala has announced the Starter HR line of heat-ready laminators, featuring a heat-assisted top roller. Positioned as an entry-level option for small sign and print shops, the Starter HR models offer three pressure levels. The series handles simultaneous mounting and laminating of a single side; colored backgrounds; and mounting on boards up to 2 in. thick. Available in 43-, 55-, and 63-in. widths.
It took a village to deliver the unforgettable experience that architects in Delft, The Netherlands, dreamed of as they designed a 230 x 360-foot vaulted ceiling for the town’s new train station. Print provider MakeCover worked with Geerdes Design, Mecanoo architects, and virtual reality and game designer Candy Games to visualize and produce a series of graphics based on historical maps of the area from the 1870s.
Health and wellness center Cratos in West Des Moines, Iowa, commissioned the design, production, and installation of 1000 square feet of wall graphics from nearby Tiny Mammoth Graphics. After printing the work on their Epson SureColor S70670 on DreamScape vinyl and a full day of installation, the Tiny Mammoth team was sure the job was perfect. But even the best of us occasionally make mistakes, and it was the shop’s CFO who noticed an ironic mishap: Graphics that spelled “Sucess.”
Coveris Advanced Coatings has added Renew to its Magic line of inkjet media. Renew is a non-woven PET banner made from recycled plastic bottles. It features a textured, matte surface. Applications include signage hung from ceilings, fences, and scaffolding. Available in 54- and 60-in. widths.
I was fortunate, early in my career, to work for an editor who was an exceptionally strong mentor – a recognized expert in printing who not only taught me a lot about publishing, but also instilled a passion for an industry I scarcely knew existed. It didn’t strike me as the least bit unusual that my role model happened to be female.
“I want the people of the community to realize that The Jones Center is not just for me, but for everybody,” Bernice Jones said in 1995 when she opened the facility in Springdale, Arkansas. Today, the 220,000-square-foot center houses an ice arena, basketball court, indoor track, two swimming pools, and more. When the recreational pool was rebranded last September, all parties involved wanted to not only make the community feel welcome at the center, but also make them part and parcel of its character.
Vanguard Digital Printing Systems has added the VK300D UV flatbed printer, designed for high production on rigid and flexible substrates up to 61 x 123 in. and up to 4 in. thick. It features a 2656-nozzle Kyocera printhead with droplet sizes ranging from 4 to 12 pL; print speeds reach up to 40 boards/hr (production mode).
OKI Data and partner Neopost USA have taken notice of the craft brewing industry, developing a platform for printing customized keg collars. The bundle includes the four-color HD-CX1600 or five-color HD-CX1700 digital production printer and pre-cut media for 5- and 6.5-inch keg collars, allowing craft brewers to print the legally required packaging (and other promotional items) on demand. Neopost demonstrated the technology this week at the BrewExpo America tradeshow in Philadelphia.