It seems that the 2016 OBIE Award winners in the Individual Execution: Billboard category had something to prove: Billboards can be so much more than a boring rectangle on the side of the highway.
Gold OBIE: Race Day Set Up
Creative agency: Moroch
Konica Minolta Business Solutions is adding cloud-based workflow packages to the portfolio of products it currently resells for EFI. Three print workflow offerings based on EFI’s PrintSmith Vision MIS, Digital StoreFront, and Pace software platforms will be available: the PrintSmith Bundle, the Premium Pace Bundle, and the Enterprise Pace Bundle for Konica Minolta. Capabilities include integrated job submission, estimating, accounting, scheduling, and EFI Fiery color management integration.
Millersville University (Millersville, Pennsylvania) is hosting a seminar for junior and senior female high school students interested in careers in technology and engineering. The October 27 event will feature a panel of women professionals, including Erin Nuss, SGIA associate manager of education.
Other panelists are:
Ritrama has invested $85 million in a new 350,000-square-foot facility in Moore, South Carolina. The plant will feature advanced robotics and an automated storage and retrieval system, and, according to a release, will create 150 new jobs. It will serve as the company’s North American headquarters, with distribution to North, South, and Central America.
3M has released Scotchlite Print Wrap Film 780mC-10R, a reflective film for vehicle wrapping designed with high conformability. The company reports that the material can be “healed” with heat in the event that bruising or dark spots occur during installation. The film features micro Comply Adhesive with non-visible air release channels. 3M says the reflectivity offers wider viewing angles that disperse light over a greater surface area than its previous reflective films.
GPA has added a new video to its Toner Talks series featuring Business Development Manager Craig Surette. He focuses on “the power of versioning,” says a release, “using the example of regionalized restaurant menus. The case study shows a large national chain restaurant menu printed on a synthetic substrate using an iGen press.
Essentra Specialty Tapes has introduced Duraco BHT Banner Hem Tape. The double-sided adhesive is weather-resistant and is said to eliminate the need for stitching or welding on the edges of vinyl, mesh, or fabric signs and banners. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor usage, according to the company, and features added durability for applications such as pole banners in windy areas. It is offered in 1-, 1.5-, and 2-in. widths.
“‘Think outside of the box’ is the motto that motivates all Ich&Kar projects,” says Helena Ichbiah of the French design duo Ich&Kar. So, when the company was asked to travel to New York for their first interior design project, they were ready for a challenge that was out of their ordinary.
Mactac’s new PermaColor PermaTrans is an optically clear, pressure-sensitive adhesive film for second-surface mounting. The film is designed to eliminate silvering over printed materials. It features a polyester-release liner on each side and is reportedly resistant to water, detergents, alcohol, and some aliphatic solvents.
STS Inks has added a line of Mild Solvent inks for the Seiko ColorPainter H-74S and H-104S inkjet printers. The inks are designed for faster drying and are available in CMYKcm, gray, and light gray. They are delivered in 1500-mL bags for bulk usage.