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Konica Minolta Group Introduces Updated Color Care Suite

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Color Care Suite Features FD-Series Spectrodensitometer

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and 3D shape, announces their participation at this year's Graph Expo 2012 alongside sister company Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. with Color Care Suite 2.2 and FD-5BT Spectrodensitometer.

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Best Practices in the Challenging World of 3D P-O-P

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This case study examines the standard operating procedures that help KDM produce complex P-O-P projects successfully.

The execution of a successful 3D P-O-P display campaign takes careful consideration. If any part of the production workflow breaks down, or if any element of the display is slightly off, the result could be quite costly.  At KDM, the majority of a project’s time typically is spent up front, working with the customer on the design, white samples, art creation, and prototyping. The following case study illustrates a typical 3D project. This particular job was recently completed for a national beverage manufacturer. It went something like this:

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Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives for Decals and Labels

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This article talks about adhesives, looks at various polymer chemistries and curing options available, and provides information.

Decals and labels are everywhere—on products in your house, on your car, and around your neighborhood. Graphic designers create eye-catching designs so the labels can do their job to advertise a product or service, explain how to use it or where to get it, or provide safety warnings.

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Fabric Media for UV and Dye-Sub Printing

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Fisher Textiles expands lines of UV- and dye-sub-printable fabrics

Fisher Textiles (www.fishertextiles.com) recently expanded its lines of UV- and dye-sub-printable fabrics. Fisher describes GF 2201 Voile (FR) as a soft, thin, sheer fabric with a high sheen that is excellent for transparent flag and banner applications for retail, sports marketing, and more. It is 1.8 oz/yd2, 122 in. (3099 mm) wide and 100% polyester. It is also flame retardant and passes NFPA 701. ET 600 Poly Duck (FR) is a 7.4-oz. woven fabric that is 68% Repreve recycled polyester and 32% polyester. It is 126 in. (3200 mm) wide.

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Squeegee Sharpeners

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A.W.T. World Trade designed the Sharper-Image line of diamond-wheel squeegee sharpeners

A.W.T. World Trade (www.awt-gpi.com) says it designed the Sharper-Image line of diamond-wheel squeegee sharpeners to offer superior performance and reliability. All models feature an oversized diamond-head cutting wheel that A.W.T. says reduces the number of revolutions needed for honing blades. According to the company, the unique design of the diamond-head wheel helps to minimize the heat buildup that distorts squeegee rubber. Floor models are available in six sizes, ranging from 48-144 in.

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A Screen-Printing Roundup

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MacDougall looks at 2012 as a year of growth for screen printing.

2012 has been an interesting year. Against a backdrop of continued recession in most national economies, rising unemployment, political insanity, and the imminent demise of the world predicted by the Mayans—screen and specialty printers seem to be bucking the trend.

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Large Image Printer

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Screen USA's Truepress Jet W1632UV

The Truepress Jet W1632UV brings new levels of speed and precision to the sign and display industry delivering fast throughput and exceptional print quality. The Truepress Jet W1632UV images on large-size media up to 62.9" x 125.9" and a maximum substrate thickness of 1.9". With high-speed printing of 1,011.8 ft.2 per hour, the best in its class. The use of 12 picoliter micro droplet printheads enables crisp text, fine definition and smooth vignettes, while a maximum apparent resolution of 1,200 dpi ensures photographic quality on printed images.

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Azonprinter Introduces New Printers

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SERIES 2 includes Azon DTS, Azon Tex Pro, and UV TT

Azonprinter will demonstrate its capabilities at Viscom Italia 2012, the leading international exhibition that will offer an in-depth look at the evolution of the visual communication market that will take place from 4 to 6 of October 2012.

 

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Wide-Format UV Flatbed Inkjet Printer

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Inca Digital and Fujifilm launch the Inca Onset S20i.

 

 

Inca Digital Printers and Fujifilm announce the introduction of the Inca Onset S20i wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer, which now offers a range of new productivity and convenience features. The launch of the Onset S20i follows the recent launch of the Onset S40i announced in May. Both machines are supplied by Fujifilm, Inca’s exclusive global distribution partner and the S20i is commercially available from October 2012.

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Orange and Violet Gamut Expansion Inks

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PrinterEvolution’s Evo33 expands with two new ink choices.

PrinterEvolution has introduced two new gamut expansion inks that offer increased color gamut, saturation, color accuracy, warmth, and smoothing. Until now, PrinterEvolution’s Evo33 has been utilizing four channels, though it was originally engineered with six total channels for future developments, according to Greg Lamb, CEO of the company.

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