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DaVinci Technologies Offers New Magnetic Receptive Print Media

DaVinci Technologies has announced the availability of 3 new magnetic receptive print media products. Signetics Select, Signetics LTX, and Signetics Duo offer effortless installation across a wide variety of applications including menu boards, retail POP, POS graphics, directories, and decorative wall graphics. Signetics Select is a cost-effective magnetic receptive media option. Available roll sizes include 54” x 165′, 60” x 165′ and 74” x 165′.

Zünd Adds Router with Automatic Tool Changer

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Offers heavy-duty power for rigid materials.

The new RM-L router from Zünd offers 3.6 kW of power and 0.7 Nm of torque for processing heavy-duty materials such as acrylics, polycarbonates, Dibond, Forex, MDF, Plexiglas, and more. The machine features a water-cooled spindle, a dust extraction system, routing depth up to 1.97 in., as well as a minimal quantity lubrication system designed to minimize friction and extend bit life. An intelligent surface compensation system works to determine the thickness of the material and account for inconsistencies.

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‘The Galley’ Wrap Makes a Splash in Seattle

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WrapJax pulls out all the stops for food truck graphics.

Nowadays, you’ll find a food truck, or several, in almost any neighborhood that calls itself “hip.” It’s a trend that many vehicle wrappers celebrate as food truck entrepreneurs seek to brand their rolling businesses. But not all of them sport designs that are quite as attention-grabbing as “The Galley” from WrapJax of Seattle.

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It’s Wise to Specialize: Innovative Graphics

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Finding a niche application may be the answer your shop is looking for. You just need the right materials.

The cat’s out of the bag: Printers have gotten faster, have become easier to use, and have grown more affordable.

But technological advancements in digital printing haven’t always spelled out good news for top-notch PSPs: If anyone can push a few buttons and make money off the outcome, how can you differentiate yourself from your competition?

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Haters Gonna Hate, Wrappers Gonna Wrap

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Colorful vehicle wrap grabs onlookers' attention, for better or for worse.

They say any publicity is good publicity, but for some, bad PR can be tough to stomach. That wasn’t the case for Mike Hysong, who found the “haters” of his eccentric Corvette wrap to be simply amusing – and productive. His YouTube channel, Street Speed 717, saw a jump in 40,000 subscribers in just two weeks after the wrap was installed, and his video making fun of the naysayers was one of his most-viewed.

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EFI Announces Superwide Vutek Models

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Offering 138- and 196-inch models.

EFI revealed two superwide UV-LED roll-to-roll printers at its annual Connect user conference last week in Las Vegas. The 138-in. Vutek 3r and 196-in. Vutek 5r feature proprietary 7-pL UltraDrop technology, inline finishing, and more.

The Vutek 3r prints up to 3715 sq ft/hr while the 5r model images up to 4896 sq ft/hr. Both offer a max. resolution of 1200 dpi with a standard CMYK configuration (cmk + white optional). A variety of white ink printing modes enable multilayer printing up to five layers.

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3D-Printed Forest Critters Win Silver OBIE

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Award-winning print for street furniture, subway stations, and more.

The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development’s “It’s Time” campaign encouraged tourists to visit Montana through bus wraps, subway station windows, and even 3D-printed forest animals attached to semi-trucks, obtaining a Silver OBIE. The OAAA awarded three additional campaigns finalist nods for the Transportation, Travel, and Tourism category.

Silver OBIE: It’s Time
Creative agencies: MercuryCSC, Intersection
Advertiser: Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

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Wall Décor Celebrates Basquiat Art

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Celebrity-marked fashion launch calls for digital graphics.

Fashion label Alice + Olivia debuted its Basquiat X collection at a launch party in New York last November. Proceeds from the collection, which is based on the work of late neo-impressionist artist Jean-Michael Basquiat, benefit the Council of Fashion Designers of America, an initiative supporting young talent in the field.

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Massivit 3D to Show How 3D Printing is Transforming Retail and Advertising Applications at EuroShop

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies today announced that it will use EuroShop (5-9th March – Hall 3, Stand E72) to demonstrate how its 3D printing technology is transforming the way high-level marketing, advertising and themed projects are created.

Memjet-Powered Inkjet Solutions Create New Opportunities for Packaging Suppliers and Manufacturers

In the competitive e-commerce marketplace, manufacturers and retailers are increasingly looking for ways to improve their customers’ experiences. Today, these businesses have found a powerful customer-relations tool in an unlikely place: the package that holds and ships the product. To satisfy this demand for packaging that performs, manufacturers and packaging suppliers are turning to Memjet’s inkjet technology. Using Memjet powered solutions, these businesses can easily create highly customized, customer-centered packaging on demand.