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Ace Sign Company goes 'round and 'round for Scheels All Sports Superstore's ferris wheel wrap.

Add ferris wheels to the list of items that can be repurposed as ad space. Ace Sign Company of Springfield, Illinois, recently completed the second of what could become a series of ferris-wheel wraps for one of its clients.

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Avoiding the Curse of the Terrible Towel

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How to improve the customer experience.

On a recent business trip, I stayed in one of the area’s nicer hotels. The lobby was amazing, the staff was very courteous and helpful, and the check-in process was quick and efficient. Once I secured my key, I headed up to my room to unwind. Upon opening the door, I was pleased to find a nice room layout and good-sized flatscreen TV. I kicked off my shoes and went to hang up my clothes in the closet next to the bathroom.

It was at that moment that I saw something out of place: A sopping wet towel was hanging from the shower rod, dripping water onto the bathroom floor.

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Mimaki’s Enhanced JV400-130/160LX Latex Printers

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A new inkset with white and upgraded heaters are two of the improvements.

Mimaki USA has released its Enhanced JV400LX latex printer series. The printers improve upon the company’s previous models with a new inkset with white, upgraded heaters, and more.

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Out-of-Home History for Hollywood

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Martin Charles's work for '42' recaptures Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field and more.

It’s widely accepted that wide-format printing will continue to play a vital role in the future of out-of-home advertising. But that same technology is also being used to recapture its past.

In Hollywood, graphics play a key role in creating the authentic look that make many of today’s movies so believable. Graphic designer Martin Charles, owner of SagaBoy Productions (www.sagaboyproductions.com) and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is one of filmdom’s leading practitioners of this craft.

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Winners of 2013 Golden Image Awards Announced

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SGIA competition recognizes industry-leading excellence across various applications and categories.

SGIA has announced the winners of its 2013 Golden Image Award competition. This year’s entries were evaluated and judged at the 2013 SGIA Expo in Orlando, October 23-25.

The Golden Image competition recognizes industry-leading excellence and covers various categories created by specialty imaging. Each submission was eligible to earn one of four awards:

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Promotion by the Cupful

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Fourth Wall teams with ING Direct for a station-domination project.

Over time, small expenses (and deposits) can add up to lots of money. That was the thought behind ING Direct’s “You Get What You Save For” campaign. Driven by this idea, the company envisioned a unique out-of-home advertising approach: a car made entirely of 100-percent recycled-paper coffee cups that would be part of a station-domination project at Edmonton's LRT Churchill Station in Edmonton, Alberta. ING Direct’s creative agency, john st.

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Kapco Adds New Adhesive Backed Wall Fabric

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Also introduces Adhesive Backed 10-Mil Textured Vinyl Laminate and 3-Mil Embossed Vinyl PSA Laminate.

The new Adhesive Backed Wall Fabric is the latest addition to Kapco Graphic Products’ line of solvent and latex media. The Wall Fabric sticks to any non-porous flat surface, has an ultra removable adhesive that leaves no residue, is reusable, and is repositionable, the company reports. It’s compatible with latex, solvent, and mild-solvent inks; indoor and outdoor applications include windows, doors, sign boards, and more. Available in 36- and 54-in. widths.

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Presto Tape Adds to Wallcoverings Collection

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CanvasTac and Presto Tex are repositionable and removable.

CanvasTac and Presto Tex are the latest additions to Presto Tape’s digitally printable wallcoverings collection. Both materials are repositionable and removable wallcoverings that can be printed with eco-solvent, UV, latex, and aqueous inks. Both materials can be contour cut without any fraying, the company reports.

CanvasTac (8 oz) is a white canvas material with a microsphere adhesive on the backside, designed for lobbies and conference rooms.

Presto Tex (4 oz) is a white polyester fabric designed for wall graphics and advertisements.

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Seal Becomes Part of Acco Brands’ Print Finishing Solutions Business

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“Bringing Seal and GBC together creates an unmatched platform for meeting the needs of our print finishing solutions customers.”

Acco Brands – the Lake Zurich, Illinois-based company whose brands include GBC and other various office and consumer products – has announced that Seal has become part of its Print Finishing Solutions (PFS) business, which is primarily focused on professional-level products sold to the graphics market, including print-for-pay operations and in-plants.

Seal-branded products will be marketed primarily to resellers, while GBC wide-format products will be the direct-to-customer brand, the company reports.

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SGIA Announces its 2013 Product of the Year Winners

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Award winners include output devices, inks, media, and finishing equipment.

At the SGIA Expo in Orlando, the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association (SGIA) announced the winners of its Product of the Year medallions for 2013.

The Product of the Year awards were presented in four categories: Output Device; Inks; Media for Digital Inkjet; and Finishing. Only SGIA-member Expo exhibitors were allowed to enter the competition and products had to be currently available to the marketplace for 2013. Each product was judged based on its perceived value to the specialty imaging community by a group of experts chosen by the association.

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