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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.


ColorGate at FESPA 2017

Industrial Inkjet Reality Showroom: RIP & Printing Software, Color Management and Industrial Printing Solutions

At Fespa 2017, taking place from 08th – 12th May 2017 in Hamburg, ColorGATE will present its comprehensive solution portfolio for Commercial and Industrial Printing as well as selected Color Management Solutions at booth B1U-B40, Hamburg Messe, Messeplatz 1.

ColorGATE solutions can be experienced at FESPA 2017. Thanks to the support of partners, there will be a dedicated Industrial Inkjet Reality Showroom.

Summa Undergoes Company Restructuring

Adds focus on US dealings, and more.

Summa has announced plans for a company-wide restructuring. Its Seattle-based division, which manufactures signmaking, vehicle wrap, and outdoor advertising products in the Americas, will change its name to Airmark, starting August 1, 2017. Airmark will continue to sell, promote, service, and support the Summa product range under a new dealer agreement with Summa NV, the company’s Belgian branch.


Fine Art and Print: The Ultimate Party

How a hush-hush event is blurring the line between fine art and wide-format printing.

It’s 7 o’clock. The first of October. The sun’s just set, leaving behind a purple-hued sky, barely visible between the high-rises that dot Chicago’s Near West Side. You’re seated in a luxury coach destined for a mysterious location. You don’t know the people around you or what to expect when you arrive at your destination, but you know you’re in for a good time. After all, you were lucky enough to score an invite to this super-secret, lavish birthday party thrown every few years.


Encore Releases New Website

Optimized for mobile devices.

Encore Products, a manufacturer of foamboard products, has launched a new, redesigned website. The updated site is designed to provide easy access to the company’s product offerings (including literature and applications), sustainability practices, and sales representatives. The site is optimized for mobile devices and now offers a regularly updated “News & Events” section.