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GPA Announces Plans for Dscoop Phoenix

GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, announces their plans for Dscoop Phoenix, taking place from March 1-4 in Phoenix, Ariz. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with GPA’s passionate experts to learn more about their innovative substrates and resources that are redefining the boundaries of print at their booth, #611.

FESPA Seeks Census Participation

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Annual research survey opens.

FESPA has opened the second edition of its Print Census, aiming to gain insight into industry trends, challenges and opportunities for printers, and more. FESPA reports it will explore six trends that emerged from the 2014/2015 survey, including optimism, customer demands, changing product mix, digital technology as a change enabler, textile print growth, and the future of sign and display. The survey will also draw research on the topic of sustainability.

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Global Inkjet Systems Co-Founder Passes Away

Jim Brotton, Global Inkjet Systems Co-Founder and Director, has passed away aged 69. Jim died on Saturday, 4th February 2017.

Jim co-founded Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) as Technical Director with Nick Geddes, Managing Director, in November 2006. His expertise in electronics, alongside his Cambridge-based network of contacts and dedication to his work and colleagues, were instrumental in helping GIS achieve its 10 years of innovation and continued success in the industrial inkjet market today.

Digital Print Unleashes Lion Photo

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Maryland-based photographer experiments with new wide-format concept.

Staring a South African Kalahari lion in the face isn’t an experience one easily forgets, so this photo seemed like the perfect opportunity for Lester Picker to test his new open-frame (glassless) concept. The 44 x 44-inch canvas was printed via an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 onto Moab Entrada and finished with Moab Desert Varnish.

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GlassPrint 2017 Scheduled for November

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Conference hosted in Germany.

ESMA has announced that the seventh edition of the GlassPrint conference and exhibition will take place November 29-30 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The glass decoration event, hosted at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, includes keynotes, forums, and an exhibition area covering topics such as flat and hollow glass decoration, inks, and digital and screen printing equipment and supplies.

Presentations in the inkjet field include:

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Wrapping Under Construction

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Signarama of Walpole wraps trailer for zoo.

It took three days for the Signarama of Walpole crew to wrap this 50-foot trailer for Zoo New England – not because they were slow, but because it was still under construction. Add 15 hours of print time on 3M IJ180Cv3 on their HP Latex 310 plus a three-hour round trip and you get one time-intensive job.

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New Laminating Film from Orafol

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For protecting UV printed graphics.

Orafol has released Oraguard 215DU Laminating Film. The company reports the film utilizes a bonding adhesive specially formulated for UV printed graphics designed to eliminate silvering.

Available in matte and gloss in 54- and 60-in. widths.
 

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FESPA Now an Annual Event

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Replaces FESPA Digital with full-sized expo.

FESPA has announced that it will combine its biennial expo for screen, textile, and wide-format digital printing with its annual FESPA Digital show to create one annual event.

Neil Felton, CEO, says in a release that visitors and exhibitors indicated “they would prefer to see FESPA present one annual event, embracing both digital and analog products and applications to reflect the diversity of their businesses.”

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Wrap Insanity: 6 Vinyl Pros

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Vehicle wraps that make a statement on the pavement.

When done right, vehicle wraps can be the perfect advertisement. They have an immediate visual impact, convey professionalism and personality, and – the best part – they go everywhere your customer goes. And they’re not just for businesses anymore; custom, high-end work for personal vehicles is gradually becoming a bigger part of the market.

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SGIA Sponsors Packaging Conference

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Digital Print for Packaging US held in Atlanta this June.

SGIA has signed on as a sponsor for Smithers Pira’s Digital Print for Packaging US 2017 (DPP) conference. Scheduled for June 6-7 in Atlanta, DPP attendees include brand owners, converters, printing equipment suppliers, and packaging designers.

SGIA’s president and CEO, Ford Bowers, has also joined the conference’s advisory board.

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