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Digital Textile Printing Study Forecasts Rapid Growth

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InfoTrends projects a 34 percent CAGR to 2019.

InfoTrends’ newly released “2014-2019 Digital Textile Forecast” predicts swift expansion for the digital textile printing industry, which the market research company has defined to include garment, décor, and industrial applications.

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Houdini's Transit Tricks

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Backlit, water-filled tank dares commuters to hold their breath.

To promote the History Channel’s “Houdini,” Atomic Props created an interactive backlit tank that filled with water while viewers attempted to hold their breath for three minutes. The double-sided image of Houdini was printed on Plexiglas acrylic sheets with a Vutek GS by Imagine Express; branding was also printed on Plexiglas.

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Ultraflex Releases Media for Backlit Soft Signage

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Coated for a wide color gamut.

Ultraflex Systems has added VorTex Backlit Optimum D270 for backlit soft signage, a woven polyester designed and coated to hold a wide, high-resolution color gamut. Compatible with direct dispersion, latex, UV, and dye-sublimation technologies, and available in up to 126-in. widths

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Kenneth Cole Campaign Challenges Viewers

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OBIE award winner encourages good deeds.

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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Roll Media Report: Born in the USA

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Coveris' new matte paper is recyclable and locally manufactured.

Made in the US from 100% post-consumer waste, this 14-mil, bright white PCW Matte Paper from Coveris Advanced Coatings provides a smooth, digitally printable surface with high ink saturation for color-dense photographic and indoor promotional graphics, such as signage, P-O-P displays, posters, and more. Designed to be fast-drying and easily laminated for high-volume production; available in 36- and 42-in. widths.

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SpeedPro Imaging Moves to Denver

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New headquarters offer training and technical support center.

SpeedPro Imaging, a network of franchised print providers, has announced the relocation of its headquarters from Phoenix to Denver. The new facility will offer training and technical support to its franchisees, who currently total 117 across 30 states; nearly a third of these opened in the last three years. The company plans to continue expanding, with a goal of opening 20 to 25 studios annually, reaching more than 200 by the year 2020.

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Enfocus Software Releases Switch 13

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With new web-based interface.

Enfocus Software has released the newest version of its job automation software, Switch 13. The update features a web-based interface that allows users to connect to the server through most web browsers; the interface has also been redesigned with new file handling tools to allow faster speeds and universal access to workflow information.

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From the Editor: Weather Report

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Different industries handle the unpredictable in their own way.

It is rainy. Not some gentle mist or a pleasant sprinkle. Really coming down in ways The Weather Channel typically presents as apocalyptic. They missed this one.

They say rain is something you can get used to; a Vancouverite once told me she couldn’t sleep soundly without the patter of raindrops against her window. But here in Cincinnati, rain is a scourge, something that creates black sludge from winter snowfalls and muddy boot prints each spring and fall.

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A Right to Bear Arms... with Style

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Printed camouflage vinyl kits add garnish to hunting gear.

Hunting enthusiasts can add a little flair to their gear with waterproof, matte vinyl GunSkins. The company ships roughly 600 DIY kits each month, printed by wholesale camouflage graphics producer OverWraps with an HP Scitex LX850 latex printer onto Orajet 3951RA film with Oraguard 290 Premium Cast PVC laminate.

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Spoonflower Announces $25 Million Textile Investment

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On-demand fabric printer nabs investment, plans product expansion.

Spoonflower (Durham, North Carolina) has accepted a $25 million minority investment from North Bridge Growth Equity. The company plans to expand its home goods and apparel product lines, as well as its international customer base, with the cash infusion.

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