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Mimaki and ITNH Celebrate a Successful, 16-Year Partnership

This year, ITNH, Inc., a leading provider of industrial inkjet printers, ink and media, is celebrating its 16th anniversary since partnering with Mimaki USA. ITNH’s relationship with Mimaki started in 2001 with the Mimaki JV4-160, a large format, roll-to-roll printer. ITNH was already an established nationwide distributor when a Mimaki salesman sent Managing Partner Michael Terlizzi the model to try for a test run.

Onyx Graphics Releases Onyx 12.2 Software

Onyx Graphics, Inc. today released ONYX 12.2 software, the latest version of the company’s wide format print workflow and RIP products.

ONYX 12.2 software features improved RIP and data transfer processing speeds, new multi-roll functionality, job scaling and rotation, and cut workflow enhancements. ONYX 12.2 software is available for the full ONYX software product line including ONYX Thrive workflow software; and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software.

Highlights of ONYX 12.2 software

Fastsigns Named One of the Fastest-Growing Franchises in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it has been ranked number 16 by the Dallas Business Journal on its annual North Texas Fastest-Growing Franchises list.

SGIA Supports Next Generation of Printers at SkillsUSA Competition

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) members and staff welcomed 40 secondary and post-secondary students to the graphic imaging–sublimation and screen printing competitions at last week’s 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). Students represented 35 schools from around the US.

SGIA has been involved with the SkillsUSA competition since 2012. In addition to setting up and judging the competition, SGIA members provided over $74,000 in prizes for the student winners and their schools.

ColorMetrix.com Has a Brand New Look

We've been working on big improvements to ColorMetrix.com!

We've listed some of the highlights below but please check it out for yourself and let us know how we did. As always, we value and appreciate your feedback and suggestions.

NEW WEBSITE FEATURES 

A CLEAR FOCUS ON COLOR TECHNOLOGY
It doesn't matter if you are a small shop with one printer or a massive global enterprise with thousands of devices that would benefit from color monitoring. Our solutions scale to your specific needs. 

Extreme Vinyl: Keys to Creativity

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It’s easy to forget to keep the most important part of your company alive.

“I will master something, then the creativity will come.” – Japanese proverb.

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All in Print China 2018 Online Exhibitor Registration Open

Exhibitor applications for All in Print China 2018, 7th China International Exhibition for All Printing Technology & Equipment, are now available online at www.allinprint.com. With 9 halls and over 1 million square feet of exhibit space, the 2018 staging will be on a grander scale than in the past. Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, the Printing Technology Association of China and the China Academy of Printing Technology, the event will be held from October 24- 28, 2018 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC).

Summa Opens Customer Experience Center

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Beverly, Massachusetts, hub opens in August.

Summa America, a subsidiary of Summa NV, will open its new Customer Service Center in Beverly, Massachusetts, in August. The facility will display the company’s roll and flatbed finishing systems and serve as Summa America’s central distribution center, technical training facility, and dealer service hub. Following a company restructure announced in April, Summa aims to expand its reach in the American market.

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The Third Annual Think Conference

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Inkjet event scheduled for October 9-11.

Canon has announced the third annual Think conference, created by the Think independent community of Canon production print customers. Registration for the October 9-11 event in Boca Raton, Florida, is now open to Canon inkjet customers and interested buyers. The conference is expected to draw a crowd of over 400 inkjet industry members.

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Food Truck Wraps: Healthy Scratch

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Vinyl graphics prove mobile cuisine can fit into a balanced diet.

In "A Healthy Wrappetite," Associate Editor Kiersten Feuchter dives into five food truck wraps created by Buffalo, New York-based Streamline Designs. All featured truck graphics were printed on a Roland Soljet Pro 4 XR-640, wrapped with 3M Controltac IJ180Cv3, and laminated with 3M Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8518.

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