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BSGA: Building Wraps Could Void Insurance

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A potential obstacle to watch out for.

The British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) has raised a new issue that could affect providers of building and scaffolding wraps: After installing a standard PVC banner wrap on a building, a BSGA member company was informed that the building’s insurers would no longer insure the structure, citing that the material used did not have the proper LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certificate.

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Wasatch Updates SoftRIP Platform

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Features include barcode printing and expanded file support.

Wasatch has added new features to its SoftRIP platform. Among them are:

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Caldera Reveals Version 11 RIP Software

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Features include APPE 4 and ‘True Bleed’ function.

Caldera has launched version 11 of its RIP software platform. Version 11 incorporates the newest version of Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 4) and is compatible with macOS Sierra.

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Wide-Format Flatbed Scanner from Kurabo

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Distributed by Paradigm Imaging Group.

Paradigm Imaging Group has announced the K-IS-A0FW Arch E Single CCD Sensor scanner from Kurabo, a 36 x 48-in. flatbed scanner for scanning museum art, textiles, and delicate documents. The machine is designed to protect valuable originals by keeping them stationary during the imaging process. It is equipped with a Dual White LED system for forward and backward scanning; the light intensity can be controlled individually, enabling 3D effects by emphasizing shadows of textured images.

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STS Inks Adds Products for Mimaki UV Printers

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LF-140 UV inks exhibit scratch and chemical resistance.

STS Inks announces the LF-140 UV ink series, designed for Mimaki UV printers. The company says the series exhibits high scratch and chemical resistance and is compatible with materials such as acrylic, aluminum, and styrene. Available in 200- and 600-mL cartridges, the inks are offered in CMYKcm + white.

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SwissQprint Opens Chicago Branch

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US team establishes headquarters.

The US subsidiary of Swiss printer manufacturer swissQprint has established a home base in Chicago. The subsidiary was established in October 2015, but the team of six had not previously worked from a single location. The group will offer machine demonstrations, printing tests, technical advice and maintenance, consumables, and spare parts for the company’s Nyala 2 and Impala 2 UV inkjet printers.

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Roland DGA Reveals New President

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VP of Sales and Marketing Andrew Oransky assumes new role.

Roland DGA has announced that Andrew Oransky has been promoted to president of the company. Oransky has served as director of marketing and product management and VP of sales and marketing for the company.

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Chalkboard Films from Drytac

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Featuring permanent and removable options.

Drytac’s ChalkMate film is available in two options: ReTac ChalkMate, featuring a removable adhesive, and ChalkMate Permanent. Both 5-mil PVC films can be UV printed and are compatible with standard or liquid chalk markers. Each is available in 31- and 60-in. widths.

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Automotive OOH Ads Leverage Mixed Media

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Time-old billboards bolstered by digital signage.

The 2016 OBIE Award winners filled every standard expectation for OOH advertising and then went a step further. The top entries in the Automotive category showed two things: 1. A billboard is only as good as the mind behind it, and 2. There's no statement like colorful digital signage on a busy street corner.

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Color Profiling Tool from Mimaki

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MPM3 software works with RasterLink6 RIP.

Mimaki has released Mimaki Profile Master 3 (MPM3), a color profile creation and editing tool compatible with the company’s RasterLink6 RIP software. The program’s new features include:

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