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Gloss Paper

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Kapco Graphic Products

Kapco Graphic Products (www.kapco.com) added an 8-mil, gloss paper for solvent and latex printers to its line of media. According to Kapco, the new product is engineered to handle high ink saturation without cockling. The material is compatible with OEM, solvent, and latex inks, and it's available in 165-ft (50-m) rolls in widths of 36, 54, and 60 in. (914, 1372, and 1524 mm).

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Production Software

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Onyx Graphics

Onyx Graphics (www.onyxgfx.com) has announced that its software packages are compatible with a recently released metallic-ink swatch book. The ReferenceGuide - Metallic Edition was developed by Color Concepts Europe and is currently compatible only with ONYX Thrive print-workflow software, as well as ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop, and ONYX RIPCenter software.

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Perspectives on UV LED Curing

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This roundtable discussion focuses on UV inkjet printing and the emergence and impact of UV LED technology.

Technology changes many industries eventually. Though UV curing has been in the printing industry for more than 20 years, LED curing technology for UV printers is a modern technological twist in digital imaging. For a new technology to take hold, users have to feel a compelling need to accept it.

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Diving into Digital Workflows

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Key features to consider when assessing workflow-management software and its role in digital imaging.

Graphics printers have been very aggressive in investing in digital imaging technology; however, many have forgotten that once capacity has been increased on the back end, print providers need to be able to handle their work efficiently from design to print to cut.

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Creating Artwork for DTG

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Optimize your apparel designs for digital direct-to-garment printing.

Digital printers designed for producing quality graphics on T-shirts have reached a new level in quality and ease of use. This newer decoration method has its own challenges. There are particular styles of artwork that fit well with the digital process; however, many decorators quickly find out that clients don’t always provide artwork that is easy to deal with and make friendly for these digital printers. Most of the time, a few simple adjustments to the artwork can be made so that the work meets the approval of the client and the shop.

 

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ONYX Graphics Workflow Software

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Compatible with metallic ink Swatch BookReferenceGuide – Metallic Edition by Color Concepts Europe

ONYX Graphics, Inc., announced that its software packages are compatible with a recently released metallic ink swatch book. The ReferenceGuide - Metallic Edition was developed by Color Concepts Europe and is currently compatible only with ONYX Thrive print workflow software; and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software.

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Agfa Ceases Development of M-Press

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The company will continue to sell through its existing M-Press inventory and support the installed M-Press base.

Agfa reports that it is ceasing development of its current M-Press platform. Doing so, says the company, will enable it to focus on and develop a new technology and strategy that will address the industrial-printing market served by the M-Press as well as the graphics markets served by Agfa’s Anapurna and Jeti lines.

The company will continue to sell through its existing M-Press inventory and support the installed M-Press base.

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IT Supplies Expands Operations with the Acquisition of Inkjet Art

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This expands IT Supplies distibutor lines and services.

Rolling Meadows, IL-based IT Supplies Inc, recently acquired Inkjet Art, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. This new alliance establishes IT Supplies as a distributor serving the creative, graphics and photographic community in the U.S.

Inkjet Art, well-known for their Museum Digital Fine Art, Illuminata Art and Canvas, as well as the Micro-Ceramic line of photo paper, will now offer their product range and complimentary solutions through a dedicated Inkjet Art Division at IT Supplies.

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SID Neutrino Open House May 29 - 31 in Miami

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Signs International Distributor to show its new SID Neutrino and SID Neutrino label printers.

Signs International Distributor is hosting a SID Neutrino Open House event at its Miami, Florida, headquarters, May 29-31.

The company will be showcasing its new SID Neutrino and SID Neutrino Label printers. Both printers made their debut at the recent ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas.

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GPI to Host Business Expo for Graphics Companies

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GPI's Business Expo for companies that manufacture and sell engineered graphics will take place in Denver, CO on September 23-24, 2013.

The National Association of Graphic & Product Identification Manufacturers, Inc. (GPI) announced that the only Business Expo specifically developed for companies that manufacture and sell engineered graphics, product identification, and related products will take place at the Colorado Downtown Sheraton, in Denver, CO, on September 23 - 24, 2013.

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