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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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Fastsigns Expands in Europe

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Opening 16 new locations in Malta, Italy, and Greece.

Fastsigns International has announced an agreement with Famalco Group, a property development company, to open 16 new centers in Malta, Italy, and Greece over the next several years. Fastsigns says it aims to strengthen its worldwide presence with the move.

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Apogee Exhibits to Distribute Nimlok Products

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New York-based company joins dealer network.

Nimlok has announced that Macedon, New York-based Apogee Exhibits has joined the company’s dealer network. Apogee Exhibits brings experience providing exhibit and display solutions for the medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and biotech industries.

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GPA Releases Wide Format Catalog

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Including a suggested usage guide.

GPA has released the Wide Format Catalog, a new tool for customers utilizing roll-to-roll and flatbed printers. The resource includes nearly 120 wide-format products, divided into eight sections: Concept Media Solutions, papers, styrene boards, banner materials, fabrics, magnets, and specialty. The catalog also features a suggested usage guide for Concept products.

The catalog can be requested by emailing customerservice@askgpa.com.

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SGIA Offers Color Management Boot Camp

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Three-day training workshop in Fairfax, Virginia.

SGIA will host the Color Management Boot Camp training workshop November 14-16 at SGIA’s Digital Imaging Lab in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Huntsman Textile Effects Extends Partnership with Viyellatex

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Huntsman to continue supplying dyes and chemicals to sustainable apparel provider.

Huntsman Textile Effects has extended its partnership with Viyellatex Group, a Bangladesh-based provider of sustainable apparel, for another two years. Huntsman will continue its role as preferred and sole provider of dyes, chemicals, and dye auxiliaries, and will support Viyellatex mills with streamlining and optimizing processes, training technical staff, and making recommendations to improve yield and productivity.

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Catherine Monson Receives Distinguished Women Award

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Fastsigns CEO honored by Northwood University.

Catherine Monson, Fastsigns CEO and 2016 Women in Print Award winner, has been named a 2017 Distinguished Women Award recipient. Presented by Northwood University, the award “honors role models by recognizing the enormous contributions women make to communities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public and private sector services worldwide,” according to a release.

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