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Mimaki USA Partners with Coldenhove Papier

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A distribution deal for the Jetcol transfer media line.

Mimaki USA has announced a distribution agreement with Coldenhove Papier, a supplier of sublimation transfer paper. Beginning in the summer of 2017, select Mimaki dealers will distribute the company’s Jetcol portfolio, including the Jetcol HTR, Jetcol HS, and Jetcol TA lines. The materials are compatible with the Mimaki TS Series of dye sublimation printers, according to a release.

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New Website from Texture Plus

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Includes an updated checkout process.

Texture Plus, producer of wall panels for commercial and residential applications, has released an updated version of its website. The full website redesign includes a sidebar with filters to better sift through products; updated product pages; and a streamlined purchase process for simpler checkout.

Texture Plus wall panels are available in 24-inch sheets.
 

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Application Tape from Orafol

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Engineered for pre-masking contour-cut graphics.

Oratape MT80P application tape from Orafol is designed for pre-masking printed graphics without the edge curling. Orafol reports the tape is durable over six months and is PVC-based and transparent for aligning sections and laminating wide-format graphics. Oratape utilizes a grid pattern on the liner for precise cutting of sections. Available in 24- and 48-in. widths.

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Digital Media Students Visit Cushing

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Chicago upperclassmen get a taste of wide-format.

Juniors in the Digital Media Program at Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School (BOYCP) spent a day touring Chicago’s Cushing print and display graphics company last week . The 22 students observed real day-to-day processes from file setup to flatbed printing and more, and then gathered in the conference room to interact with the shop’s employees.

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Fresh Flowers Bring Print to Life in London

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PressOn replicates 'A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase' painting with thousands of buds.

“We handle projects that many people might shy away from,” says Nigel Webster, managing director of PressOn. Producing the blueprint for a five-day installation that would both hold and irrigate 26,500 real flowers was one such challenge for the Chatham, England-based print shop.

The 20 x 15-foot replica of a 17th-century Dutch painting was commissioned by the Flower Council of Holland to promote the Dutch Flowers exhibition at London’s National Gallery.

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IDEC Launches New Website

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New features include mobile-friendly layout, blog, and more.

International Display & Exhibit Corporation (IDEC) has redesigned its website to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. The new website was designed to be easier to navigate, with the homepage offering four points of entry, according to the company. It is mobile-friendly and keyword-searchable, and features case studies, downloadable guides, e-books, a blog page, and social media links.

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New PVC Sheet from Palram

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Featuring a recycled foam core.

Palram Americas has launched Palboard, a new multilayer PVC sheet composed of aluminum composite panels and a recycled foam PVC core. Palram reports the product is structurally strong, lightweight, and resistant to dents, scratches, fire, and chemicals.

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GMG Focuses on Color Management and Automation at ISA Sign Expo 2017

Two of the most important things sign print providers look for are automation to produce materials as quickly as possible to feed their digital inkjet printers, and color management to assure that artwork matches corporate brand colors, as well as other materials at the point of purchase. GMG (www.gmgcolor.com), the leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, will demonstrate its color management tools for wide format and automated workflows at booth #603, during the ISA Sign Expo, April 19-22.

Agfa Graphics Demos Workflow Automation Software at ISA 2017

Wide-format printer service providers looking to print more jobs with less effort, fewer mistakes and consistent output across multiple devices, will want to check out the newest release of Agfa Graphics automated workflow, Asanti 3.0, at the company's booth (#1350) at ISA Sign Expo 2017. The show is being held April 20-22, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mactac Refines Industry-Leading Permacolor Mounting Films Line

Mactac®, an industry leader in the development of high quality mounting and laminating films, has refined its line of PERMACOLOR® Mounting Films to better help customers solve challenges quickly and confidently.

Now more streamlined, the product line still features the full gamut of mounting films customers know and expect from Mactac – but, delivers faster, easier access to the right solution, right away.