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Roland Offers Creative Media Maker

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Cloud-based design and workflow software.

Roland has launched the InClix Creative Media Maker, a web-based design and workflow management system for sign professionals. The software offers access to royalty-paid, high-resolution graphics, photos, and videos from any web browser.

Additional features include prebuilt design templates, integrated client proofing, a drag-and-drop interface, in-browser design tools, an in-app marketplace, team collaboration, PDF generation, and more.
 

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Agfa Adds to Jeti Line

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Mira and Ceres printers join family.

Agfa Graphics has expanded its Jeti family, adding two new printers. The Jeti Mira HS LED 106-in. flatbed printer images at speeds up to 2486 sq ft/hr and features “Print and Prepare” mode for loading one side of the table while the other prints. The moving-gantry machine offers CMYKcm + white with optional primer or varnish. Features include 3D Lens technology, dockable roll-to-roll system, air-cooled UV LED lights, and optional built-in camera.

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From the Editor: A Journey Without a Map

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In the world of autism, community and innovation must go hand in hand.

Eight years ago this October, doctors confirmed that my son, Sam, is on the autism spectrum. Coming just a few weeks after we celebrated Sam’s sixth birthday, it was news that my wife and I had long suspected and feared, ending months of uncertainty while raising an infinite number of concerns that we had not yet summoned the courage to contemplate. Where would he go to school? What support would he need? And most of all, what would his future look like after his schooldays were over?

We discovered, as every affected family must, that autism comes with no blueprint.

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Transfer Express Offers Free August Webinar on Pricing Custom Apparel

Pricing custom-printed apparel can be a challenge, especially if you’re new to apparel decorating. “How to Price Your Custom Apparel,” a free August webinar from Transfer Express looks at what goes into successful pricing.
 
The online, interactive class explores various factors that affect pricing. It also discusses how pricing fits into your marketing strategy and the psychology of pricing to increase sales. You’ll get a base model formula for pricing and learn tests for determining your optimal selling price.
 

International Coatings Adds Ink for Dark Garments

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No underbase required.

International Coatings has launched the 6100 Super Opaque Series of direct print plastisol ink. The non-ghosting 6100 series is phthalate-free and designed for application on dark garments without use of an underbase. The ink can also be printed on light garments with a higher mesh count or reduced for soft-hand, opaque prints. The 6100 Super Opaque Series is engineered as a low-build, low-tack, smooth ink for automatic and manual presses.

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Digital Decorating Class Hosted by Mind’s Eye Graphics

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Presentations from Aaron Montgomery and Greg Kitson.

Mind’s Eye Graphics, a print shop out of Decatur, Indiana, will host the “How to Make Money with Digital Decorating” two-day class October 6-7. Mind’s Eye owner Greg Kitson will lead the class with industry veteran Aaron Montgomery. Attendees can expect classroom and hands-on education, with the event aimed at new business owners or current businesses looking to expand operations.

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GAERF Announces 2017 Student Design Competition Winners

The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) announces the winners of the GAERF 2017 Student Design Competition. The annual contest, now in its ninth year and themed for 2017 “MAGnify!”, challenged students from secondary and post-secondary institutions to combine their critical thinking and creativity with cutting-edge technology to design and produce a printed magazine ad, featuring a product of their choice and linked to digital media, to demonstrate the essential role that print plays in today's multichannel media mix.

Global Imaging Welcomes Industry Veteran David Debandi to Sales Force

Global Imaging is pleased to announce that it has hired David DeBandi as South East Territory Sales Manager.
 
DeBandi is a seasoned print professional who has over 25 years of industry experience and is an accomplished capital equipment sales professional, strategic developer and business manager. Prior to his appointment, he was Regional Sales Manager for Prisco Digital, responsible for managing the entire wide format digital equipment portfolio. He has also been in management roles for such established industry brands as Agfa, CreoScitex and Pitman.

It's a Small World in the Print Industry

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Coincidence is a funny reminder that the best part of the job is the people.

I recently had a “full circle” moment with a fellow I had never met before – or so I thought. But it turns out our paths had almost crossed any number of times. This phenomenon probably happens to people in many occupations, but I know from experience that in the graphic trades, it happens all the time.

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5 New Fabrics from Fisher Textiles

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Brushed Knit, Casino Suede, and more.

Fisher Textiles has launched five new printable fabric media. All products listed are flame-retardant.

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