Television shows take audiences to some exciting places, and one of the best places to be these days is HBO’s “The Newsroom.” This hot new show starring Jeff Daniels was created by screenwriter, producer and playwright Aaron Sorkin, whose Academy and Emmy award-winning work includes “The Social Network,” “A Few Good Men,” “The West Wing” and “Moneyball.”
Demonstrating its steadfast commitment to promoting education in the graphic arts industry, Esko has donated multiple seats of industry-leading Studio and ArtiosCAD technology to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. This donation, marking Esko's first gift to a design college, underscores the pivotal role graphic designers play in package and brand development.
Northwest Graphic Supply Co. of Minneapolis, MN, announced the retirement of Robert (Bob) Becker. Bob is retiring on August 31, 2012, after 38 years as a salesman, then sales manager at Northwest. During that time, Bob became a reference for many loyal customers, vendors, and fellow employees.
The graphics industry wishes Bob well in his retirement. Many will miss his expertise and helpful nature.
As in previous years, the IMI Europe Annual Ink Jet Conference will offer the most up to date information in the industry. Join us for:
· Market updates – leading consultants will discuss and analyse emerging markets and trends
· Find out about the latest technology developments, from printheads and inks to coatings
· Learn more about emerging markets for ink jet, like China and India
· Come to understand the issues the industry faces, like achieving high print quality for single pass
HP (www.hp.com) says its HP Scitex FB7600 offers quick ROI by creating more opportunities for digital printing. The UV inkjet printer supports imaging resolutions up to 600 dpi and a maximum print speed of 5382 sq ft/hr (500 sq m/r) or 95 full-size (65 x 126-in., 1650 x 3200-mm) sheets/hr. The six-color (CYMKLcLm) system accommodates media up to 1 in. (25 mm) thick, including foam PVC, PVC sheets, polystyrene (HIPS), fluted polypropylene, polycarbonate, polyethylene, synthetic paper, SAV, paper, foamboard, corrugated cardboard, and others.
MHM’s aluminum honeycomb platens, available from Hirsch Int’l (www.hic.us), are engineered for light weight and to offer durability and effective heat dissipation. According to Hirsch, the platens feature high-tech construction that ensures extreme flatness with none of the warping that can occur with traditional platens. the honeycomb platens come with mounting brackets and are designed to work with an automatic release button, a standard feature on MHM screen-printing equipment.
Drytac’s (www.drytac.com) new MHL High Gloss Silver is a thermal, metallic base film that’s designed to mimic the look of metallic inks or foil stamping when white inks are partially or totally knocked out. The company says the film is compatible with most flatbed
UV inkjet printers. MHL High Gloss Silver is a 1.5-mil film that can be applied using a heated roller laminator and, after it is applied, printed to achieve
a variety of effects.
Kapco (www.kapco.com) recently unveiled four substrates. The 8-mil Microporous Gloss Polypropylene Film is a white, inkjet-printable, recyclable product designed for water resistance and with a microporous coating that’s engineered for quick drying. It’s available in an adhesive-backed version. Rolls are 100 ft (30.5) long and come in widths of 36, 42, 50, and 60 in. (914, 1067, 1270, and 1524 mm).