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Mohawk Adds Adhesive Media

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Metallic and non-skid varieties available.

Mohawk has released two adhesive media lines. Metalik Pressure Sensitive is a film available with a permanent or removable adhesive backing and includes gold, rose gold, and silver options. Both varieties feature a solvent-based adhesive engineered for wet or dry application and a smooth finish with a mirror-like effect, according to the company.

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Wall-to-Wall Guerrilla Girl Graphics

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Baltimore Museum of Art exhibit displays 48 wide-format protest posters.

It was only fitting that the print provider for the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Guerrilla Girls exhibit be a woman-owned business. So, they called on Christine Walsh, president of Alpha Graphics and a longtime partner of the museum. Walsh donated panels and installation time for one of the five walls of the exhibit, featuring 48 provocative posters designed by the Guerrilla Girls to use humor to call attention to the marginalization of female artists.

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SGIA Webinar Addresses Industry Trends

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Print industry highlights and analysis on October 31.

SGIA will present a webinar titled “SGIA Industry Reports: Highlights and Analysis” on October 31 at 2 p.m. SGIA’s Olga Dorokhina will outline key takeaways from SGIA’s 2017 industry surveys, including trends and conditions across sectors in the print industry. Attendees will have access to the full reports during the hour-long webinar.

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3M Live Wrap Competition at SEMA

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Twelve teams will face off and wrap McLaren 570S cars.

3M will host a live wrap competition at booth #12145 at SEMA 2017 in Las Vegas. Twelve teams will compete over the course of two days, wrapping two McLaren 570S models with 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 and Knifeless Tape. Show attendees are invited to watch the competition October 31 and November 1, and to cast votes for their favorite design at the booth on November 2.

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SGIA, Roland Host Dye Sublimation Workshop

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This November in Irvine, California.

SGIA has announced Operation Sublimation, Mission: Wide-Format Graphics, a hands-on workshop covering trends in banners, soft signage, and interior applications. The event will be hosted by Roland DGA November 1-3 in Irvine, California, and guided by Jonathan Read (Media One) and Michael Sanders (Pacific Coast Fabrics).

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The Women in Print Awards: Sheryl McHugh

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Design Type's president and founder has taken her shop from typesetting business to full-service print provider.

Sheryl McHugh
Founder, President
Design Type, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Hires and trains interns from local high schools and universities interested in print and design post-graduation

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Wallpen Printer Images Directly on Walls

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Compatible substrates include plaster, wallpaper, wood, and more.

Wallpen has launched its inaugural printer, a UV machine designed to print on walls and other vertical surfaces. The Xaar 128-powered, 4-color printer is compatible with plaster, wallpaper, wood, stone, plastic, tiles, glass, metal, and concrete, using a laser to adjust for surface imperfections, according to a release.

Wallpen can print at any width on walls between 63 and 150 in. tall. Production speeds reach 43 sq ft/hr at a resolution of 370 x 600 dpi.

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Wrap Sheet: An RV Renovation

Kelsey Johnson
Kelsey Johnson
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Brandvizion refreshes a recreational vehicle with 500 square feet of graphics.

“Our specialty is customers that wait until the last minute for huge jobs and then come to us to save the day,” laughs Myles Proseus, an installer/printer/jack-of-all-trades at Chantilly, Virginia’s Brandvizion. The brand and communications company has saved the day for more than a few clients, printing onto any substrate imaginable, from surfboards and antique pine boards to rusty steel plates and ceiling tiles.

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Back-to-School Graphics at Xavier University

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KDM revamps Student Success Center.

Xavier University students were welcomed back to campus this fall with a redesigned Student Success Center, complete with window, door, wall, and column graphics. KDM P.O.P.’s retail division printed over 2000 square feet of branding with an EFI Vutek HS100 Pro.

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