Big Picture and its sister publication, Screen Printing, have welcomed Kelsey Johnson as the new assistant editor. Johnson, a graduate of Purdue University’s human relations and interpersonal communications departments, will join the Cincinnati-based team of editors this week.
Arlon and Yorston & Associates have announced a partnership in which the latter will represent Arlon’s flexible substrate product line. Yorston, a manufacturing representative and consultant firm for the electrical identity market, will support Arlon’s distributor partners and sales team.
SwissQprint has made available “4 x 4” versions of its Nyala 2 and Impala 2 flatbed printers. The 4 x 4 models feature four CMYK printheads with optional white or varnish.
The Nyala 2 4 x 4 printer prints at 1076 sq ft/hr in quality mode; 613 sq ft/hr in fine art mode. The flatbed measures 126 x 78.5 in. The Impala 2 flatbed spans 98.5 x 78.5 in.
Both models can be equipped with a roll-to-roll attachment or a board capable of handling media up to 157.5 in. long.
Azonprinter’s Azon Matrix UV-LED series offers the capability to print objects up to 7.87 in. tall. Offered in three bed sizes (27.5 x 75 in., 27.5 x 98.5 in., and 47 x 130 in.), the line images onto materials including PET, ABS, polycarbonate, TPU, wood, stone, glass, canvas, ceramic, aluminum, and leather. The company reports a max. resolution of 2880 dpi. Ink is configured with CMYK + dual white + dual clear.
The Strasbourg Cathedral had been missing a portion of its stained glass artwork since 1683; to celebrate European Heritage Days, artist Véronique Ellena and glassmaker Pierre-Alain Parot collaborated with Saint-Gobain Glassolutions to create a 40-panel, 26-foot-high window. The artwork was imaged using a Dip-Tech glass printer.
Xaar has announced plans to open the Xaar 3D Centre in Nottingham, UK, effective January 2017. The team, which will be led by Neil Hopkinson, will offer 3D printing services and equipment to OEMs, material suppliers, and end users.
Nowadays, retailers are having trouble catching shoppers’ attention, but a 3575-square-foot elevator wrap – featuring Kate Hudson, nonetheless – is almost impossible to miss. The graphic, which promotes Ann Taylor’s concession in a New York City Bloomingdale’s, was printed on a Durst 500 by Fusion Imaging (Kaysville, Utah) and installed overnight.
We asked six digital print specialists to respond to the current state of the industry and reveal what we should expect in 2017.
Spotify's 2015 ad campaign took content down to the neighborhood level, a strategy that combined the best of personalization and mass public appeal. Other finalists in the Media category of the 2016 OBIE Awards aimed at the personal level, too, from jibes at the "Walk of Shame" to giant "Orange Is the New Black" characters right in the middle of Times Square.
Silver OBIE: Year in Music
Creative agencies: Stinkdigital, Colossal Media
CET Color and Foster have partnered to display and demo Foster equipment at the CET Color showroom in Atlanta. The company’s On-a-Roll lifters, a Keencut SteelTrak vertical cutter, and a bench-mounted Keencut Evolution-E2 cutter will be displayed.