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Cushing Named Finalist for Family Business Award

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Chicago digital print provider celebrated by Loyola University.

Digital print provider Cushing has been selected from more than 100 entries as a finalist in the 2015 Loyola Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. The Chicago-based business was founded in 1929 as a provider of blueprints.

The awards, which recognize business success, multigenerational family involvement, and innovation, are presented by the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business.

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Esko Updates ArtiosCAD Software

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New workflow features for multifaceted jobs.

Esko has released ArtiosCAD 14.1.1, the newest version of the company’s packaging and display design software. The update features Canvas File, a master design template that allows users to design all the components of a project at once, and then separate them according to process or substrate. Relevant parts of a project can then be sent to a graphic designer, printer, or cutter. Any edits to these separate files are then reflected in the master template.

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Rock 'n' Roll Media

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As media offerings have grown more versatile, you and your customers have new factors to consider when shopping for substrates.

Let’s go back to one of our media sourcelists from 1997: “Dozens of companies now offer inkjet media in widths 24 inches and greater” (July 1997, p. 90). Purchasing from a third-party media manufacturer was often the exception, rather than the rule, but, our author continued, “the list is sure to grow.” And grow it has, not only in quantity, but also in diversity.

“Printers now have a variety of products to consider, suitable for different timeframes and niche applications,” says Nazdar SourceOne’s Judy Heft.

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Epson Adds Legacy Paper Media

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For saleable photographic prints.

Epson has added Legacy Papers, a line of media for professional-quality photographic prints. The papers, which are designed to produce high-density blacks, a wide color gamut, and high image permanence, include:
Legacy Platine, a cotton fiber paper with a bright OBA-free, satin finish;
Legacy Fibre, a cotton fiber paper with a bright OBA-free, matte finish;

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Wisconsin Veterans Make OOH Personal

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OBIE runner-up says 'every soldier is a story.'

The 2015 OBIE awards, hosted by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, celebrated simple advertising strategies that stirred up genuine feelings in its audience. "These winning campaigns need no explanation," as the awards website put it.

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Dye Sublimation Makes a Statement

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Belgian bank's atrium wows visitors with art printed on metal columns.

The atrium at the Brussels headquarters of Belgian bank Beobank was sunlight-filled and vast enough to make an impression, but was lacking just one thing: a statement piece. So, photography lab J.J. Micheli teamed with artist Yves Ullens to produce these striking centerpieces, dubbed “Crescend’O,” to ornament the space.

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Drupa 2016 Explores 3D Printing

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Co-located 3D fab+print to offer demos and education.

Drupa 2016 has revealed plans for 3D fab+print, a segment of the mega-show solely dedicated to 3D printing. The German Engineering Federation’s (VDMA) Additive Manufacturing workgroup will sponsor a series of presentations; exhibitors will include HP, Leapfrog, Mimaki, Roland, Ricoh, Xerox, Stratasys, and Massivit 3D Printing.

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Large-Format Photography Graces Smithsonian

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Print exhibit features 20 years of Nature’s Best Photography.

A 5000-square-foot print exhibition will open at the Smithsonian Saturday, October 24, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards. More than 100 photographs chosen from 500,000-plus submissions over the past 20 years are printed on a 44-inch Epson SureColor P9000 printer onto Epson Professional Papers, ranging in size from 2 to 5 feet.

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Gilman Brothers Adds Recyclable Display Board

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For hot and cold mounting; screen and digital printing.

Gilman Brothers has added EagleCell, a 100% recyclable honeycomb board designed to be lightweight, rigid, and resistant to damage. Intended for constructing applications such as exhibits, P-O-P displays, and interior and tradeshow signage, the board offers a high white point and is suitable for hot or cold mounting, and screen or digital printing. Available in thicknesses from ¼ to 2 in.; sizes from 48 x 96-in. widths (custom sizes available); and white/kraft/white or white/white/white color combinations.

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Avery Dennison Selects Regional Wrap Kings

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Seven car wrap installers will compete at SEMA Show.

Avery Dennison has announced the seven regional winners of its Wrap Like a King vehicle graphics installation contest, featuring car wraps crafted using the company’s Supreme Wrapping Film, Conform Chrome, and digital Supercast vinyl. Chosen from 173 entries from around the world, the winners will travel to Las Vegas November 3-6 to compete at the 2015 SEMA Show. They include:
Designer Wraps, Millville, New Jersey;

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