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Printable Fabric

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Drytac

The EarthSmart line from Drytac (www.drytac.com) just grew with the addition of Panda Print, a bamboo-fiber fabric that’s compatible with aqueous, eco-solvent, and UV inkjet printers. Drytac reports that Panda Print is 99.6 % biodegradable and certified to be free of harmful chemicals certified to be free of harmful chemicals by the European REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) and Oeko Tex Standard 100 requirements.

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Wide-Format Flatbed UV Inkjet Printer

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FUJIFILM North America

FUJIFILM North America Corp. recently unveiled the Acuity Advance HS-X2 wide-format UV inkjet printer. It supports a maximum print area of 98 x 120 in. (2489 x 3048 mm), comes standard with a a dual zoning system with independent vacuum control, prints at speeds of more than 700 sq ft/hr in the new Express mode, and uses Fujifilm’s Uvijet ink with Micro-V dispersion technology. According to Fujifilm, the Advance HS-X2 is so versatile an operator can prepare rigid material on the flatbed while the roll-media option prints.
 

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Lexjet Redesigns Website

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Company recently relaunched site with new features

After conducting a year-long survey on its previous Website, Lexjet created LexJet 2.0, a redesigned site. According to LexJet, the site offers improved navigation, streamlined ordering, and enhanced product-search capabilities. LexJet reports that after the June 1, 2010 launch, online sales have increased by 100% for its line of wide-format inkjet equipment and digital-imaging supplies.

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FLEXcon and Reflexite Team Up

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Companies will create pressure-sensitive, retroreflective products for vehicles

FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive-film solutions, and Reflexite, a manufacturer of microprismatic technologies, have decided to work together to create pressure-sensitive retroreflective products for truck and trailer, school bus, and fleet safety graphics for police, fire, and emergency service vehicles. Reflective solutions help save lives by increasing visibility and recognition.

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Roland Names Winner of YouTube Video Contest

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Grand prize a year’s supply of Roland inks

In June, Roland DGA announced the winner the company’s YouTube video titled, “Why I Use Roland Inks.” Steve Coy of Wynalda Litho, Belmont, MI, won the grand prize. Coy’s video features members of his entire family in personality-packed comment segments. The prize earned Coy a year’s supply of Roland inks valued at $5,000.

The first place award for the most-viewed video went to Kimberly Korb of Wrap City Graphics, Hopkins, MN. Rich Voss of Sign Pro, Owatonna, MN won the honorable mention title. Roland gave both $1,000.

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EskoArtwork Moves North American Headquarters

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Company calls new facility a showplace for the direction of graphics communication and packaging

EskoArtwork has relocated from Vandalia, OH, to a new 30,000-sq-ft facility in Miamisburg, OH. The facility houses the company’s software support group, customer training and demo center, marketing and business development, human resources, finance, and administration. The EskoArtwork had run out of space in its previous facility and plans on continued growth in the new location. The other offices in the U.S., including those in Ludlow, MA; Bensalem, PA; and Lake Geneva, WI; will remain unaffected by the move.

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Avery Dennison Rings Closing Bell of N.Y.S.E.

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Part of company's 75th anniversary celebration

On June 2, 2010, Avery Dennison Corporation celebrated its 75th anniversary as a company by having company CEO Dean Scarborough ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Neschen Opens Training Center

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Facility supplies equipment, demo space

Elkridge, MD-based Neschen Americas, provider of print and finishing solutions, recently established a Training & Education Center with presentation equipment for teaching aids. The center comprises laminators, laminates, media products, and large-formal printers. Teachers can create customized space layouts for student simulations. The facility includes a workroom, conference room, and expandable classroom for lectures, hands-on demos, and brainstorming sessions.

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EskoArtwork Relocates HQ

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Company now operates from Miamisburg, OH

EskoArtwork has relocated from Vandalia, OH, to a new 30,000 sq ft facility in Miamisburg, OH. The facility houses the company’s software support group, customer training and demo center, marketing and business development, human resources, finance, and administration. The EskoArtwork had run out of space in its previous facility and plans on continued growth in the new location. The other offices in the U.S., including those in Ludlow, MA; Bensalem, PA; and Lake Geneva, WI; will remain unaffected by the move.

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Roland Announces Winner of YouTube Contest

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Top prize is one-year supply of ink

In June, Roland DGA announced the winner the company’s YouTube video, titled, “Why I Use Roland Inks.” Steve Coy of Wynalda Litho, Belmont, MI, won the grand prize. Coy’s video features members of his entire family in personality-packed comment segments. The prize earned Coy a one-year supply of Roland inks valued at $5000.

The first place award for the most-viewed video went to Kimberly Korb of Wrap City Graphics, Hopkins, MN. Rich Voss of Sign Pro, Owatonna, MN, won honorable mention. Roland gave both $1000.

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