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Brett Martin to Exhibit Market Leading Range of Sheet Substrates at FESPA 2017


Brett Martin is showcasing its market leading Foamalux Foam PVC and Marlon FS Polycarbonate, Marpet-g FS PETg and Marcryl Acrylic Transparent Sheet ranges at FESPA 2017 (Stand B7 G22, 8th – 12th May, Hamburg). The international wide format digital print event will provide the plastic sheet manufacturer an opportunity to demonstrate the end use capabilities of its plastic sheets in the print and display sector.

Bus Wrap Makes Public Transit Cool Again

Dream Design duo wins Miami contest.

In an effort to popularize public transportation in the area, the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works launched the Transit Loves the Arts competition in the fall of 2016. More than 200 wrap designers and artists drew up plans for full bus wraps that would celebrate the spirit of Miami and attract the eye of tourists.


Mutoh to Introduce A2-Size Flatbed LED UV Printer and Two Dye Sublimation Printers at FESPA 2017

Wide-format digital printer manufacturer MUTOH will present its extensive portfolio of professional large format printer and roll cutter equipment at Fespa Hamburg 2017 (Hall A1 - Stand A15).

New products on display will be the ValueJet 626UF A2 size 6-colour direct-to-object LED UV printer for specialty/industrial applications, the ValueJet 1604WX 64” (162 cm) wide budget dye sublimation printer and the all new ValueJet 1948WX, a four heads 75” (191 cm) wide industrial high speed sublimation printer.

MeasureColor’s Mobile Device and App

Color management from users’ smartphones.

MeasureColor has released its Mobile device and app duo. The device captures surface color data with a dedicated light source and then displays the data on the smartphone app, which is compatible with operating systems dating back to iPhone 5, iPad 3rd generation, and Android 5.0. The USB-charged device features a tri-stimulus XYZ sensor, full-spectrum white LEDs, and patented and patent-pending color algorithms in CIE Lab, LCH, sRGB, HEX, and more color formats.


Fastsigns Seeks Franchisees at Idealliance Experience Annual Conference

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor of more than 650 locations worldwide, announced today that it is seeking franchisees at the upcoming Idealliance Experience Annual Conference held in Tucson, Arizona from May 3 to 5. FASTSIGNS is a sponsor of the annual conference, which serves as a platform for the visual communications and media industry to showcase the latest trends and best practices in the field.

WallCork at FESPA 2017


See Meevo's Special Products WallCork at FESPA 2017 8-12 May 2017 at stand B6-C110 Hamburg. WallCork is an innovative product that aims o be anew solution on personalized wall decoration. This material is available in the versions WallCork Natural and WallCork White and was developed to get better results when printed with Latex technology.

At FESPA 2017, we will introduce novelty within the Latex Collection - WallCork. Besides the texture characteristics and the printing capacity, the cork has also an extensive list of qualities which we highlight:

Textured Overlaminates from 3M

Five new décor options added.

3M has launched the Décor Overlaminate 8600 Series with five new textured cast vinyl patterns. Classic Linen, Knit, White Fir, Riverbed, and Plaster add texture to digitally printed wallcoverings and utilize a protective matte finish, according to 3M. The company reports adding texture does not affect image quality due to the design first being printed on a base film and then layered with the embossed overlaminate. Available in 60-in. rolls.


DaVinci Technologies Launches New Redesigned Website

DaVinci Technologies, a distributor and manufacturer of wide format print media has unveiled a completely redesigned website. The new website offers a variety of enhancements including secure browsing (HTTPS) and improvements to speed and design. Customers will instantly notice changes to the layout, design, menus, navigation, search function as well as the ecommerce section of the website. During the planning phases, customer and employee feedback was used to make improvements.

SGIA at Smithers Pira’s Digital Print Week

Experts lead a number of presentations.

SGIA has announced three of its members will lead presentations at Smithers Pira’s Digital Print Week in Atlanta. The week consists of 3D Printing for Industrial Applications on June 5, Digital Print for Packaging (DPP) held June 6-7, and Digital Textile Printing US on June 8-9. SGIA is a DPP sponsor.


Understanding Print Buyers

How and why to categorize print buyers into three categories.

As our print industry has transitioned from craftsmen analyzing tight, rosette dot patterns on paper to machines executing pixels across omnichannels, we’ve all needed to change in order to stay relevant. Throughout the years, printers have often vented to me: “Print buyers just don’t know what they’re doing today,” or “They aren’t like they used to be.” In my defense of the print buyer community, print salespersons aren’t like they used to be either.