Ultraflex Systems has added SuperPrint Smooth Banner, a 10-oz, front-lit vinyl for indoor, close-viewing graphics. This matte-finish media is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and screen printing; available in up to 126-in. widths.
Esko has released Suite 14.1, an inclusive update of all of its software products. In addition to a single, consolidated platform for customer support, the update includes software as a service (SaaS) and subscription options, which allow for the following:
• Scalability – for example, extra licenses can be made available during peak production times;
• The ability to report software costs as an annual operating expense rather than a capital investment;
• Added security and uptime benefits;
I spy with my little eye something that is… dark, devious, and underfoot.
The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display and is the only public museum in the US dedicated solely to the profession. However, there is a myriad of free museums and historic monuments within the city to choose from. To promote exhibits and events, the International Spy Museum called upon MDB Communications, whose staffers created this mass media advertising promotion.
Designer Wraps (www.designerwraps.com), a provider of vehicle wraps based in Millville, New Jersey, has acquired the neighboring apparel and offset print provider, Paragon Printing and Graphics (www.paragon-print.com). Founded in 1923, Paragon expanded into the apparel market over the last several years. This purchase will give Designer Wraps the ability to offer a broader selection of printed apparel and other products. Designer Wraps was founded in 2006 and houses four wide-format machines as well as a design studio and production department.
The Gilman Brothers Company has added a thin, 3-mm option to its line of recylable Infinity foamboard. Keep reading on our sister site.
Spearheaded by imaging technology supplier Ricoh, the Save the Memory project has returned over 90,000 photographs to their owners after the pictures were washed away in the record-setting earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country in 2011. The initiative’s searchable database holds 418,721 restored and digitized images, some more than a century old.
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Visual Magnetics, a manufacturer of magnetic-receptive, printable media, has announced its new US direct sales partner, Graphic Solutions Group (GSG). The Texas-based supplier services the sign, screen-printing, and digital imaging markets in the South-Central US.
“GSG is a key part of our company’s efforts to have a stronger presence in the southern Midwest region of the US,” says Visual Magnetics CEO and President Joe Deetz.
Drupa 2016 (www.drupa.com) will feature the drupa cube, an 11-day conference program designed to connect PSPs with creative agency, marketing, and brand owner clients across vertical markets such as food, consumer goods, interior décor, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
Ultimaker has released a new version of its free Cura software for use with all of its 3D printers. The upgrade includes a redesigned platform that will allow features to be easily added later, plus a more user-friendly interface with an undo/redo button. Some features that were previously available, including the Bed Leveling and Configuration Wizards, are currently being reengineered, according to the company.
CADlink Technology has released a UV edition of its Digital Factory RIP software. The set of features designed for a UV-specific workflow includes:
• Automated underbase support for .pdf and .eps workflows;
• Advanced color management for handling white and clear inks;
• Automated black background feature that blends black artwork into black substrates;
• Support for bitmap and vector files;
• Direct printing capabilities from any design application;
• And support for Mutoh, Mimaki, and Roland printers.