Canon has released the Océ Arizona 1200 UV flatbed printer series for mid-volume print providers. The series is available in three modular configurations – the 1240, 1260, and 1280 offering four, six, and eight ink channels, respectively – and two sizes: The GT printers accept boards up to 2 in. thick and up to 4 x 8 ft, while the XT printers accept boards up to 8 x 10 ft (or two 4 x 8-ft boards).
This year’s Expo was an eye-opening reminder of how pervasive imaging technology has become: In medicine, the company hopes its tiny endoscopes will enable direct visualization of hard-to-see anatomies within the human body. And in space, Canon is developing optics for a pioneering telescope that will allow astronomers to see further into the galaxy than ever before.
Epson has added the P20000 to its SureColor line of wide-format digital printers. The 64-in. model is designed for printing fine art and photography, featuring a reformulated 9-color UltraChrome Pro ink set with four-level gray technology. The P20000 also leverages dedicated Photo Black and Matte Black ink channels, as well as Resin Encapsulation Technology for improved gloss uniformity, contrast ratio, and clarity.
The annual Graphics of the Americas Expo will host a special showcase of Epson's Digital Couture project, a runway show featuring high-end fashion printed on the company's SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printers. Keep reading on our sister site.
Contra Vision provided a 237 x 35-foot projection surface to supplement artistic performances held at Media City Salford last July to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I’s outbreak. The media was designed to allow visibility within the building while showcasing digital imagery of the war to the outdoor audience of 5000.
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Mohawk, a manufacturer of digitally printable specialty substrates, has expanded its wide-format inkjet product offerings from six to 112 items spanning 32 product lines. Among the additions are backlit, light-blocking, black polyester, adhesive, and tear-resistant materials. Ink compatibilities include aqueous, Memjet, solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV-curable.
The company has also launched a new online Digital Product Selector for product searching by media or ink type.
EFI has created Imaging of Things, an online community for EFI customers to exchange ideas and applications. Users, including ad agencies, marketers, brand owners, and designers in addition to EFI customers, can post images and videos of their digitally printed work on the forum-style website.
A little more than five years ago, Marco Foster went to the doctor for a headache and discovered he had a brain tumor. Today, he is both a lucky survivor and a supporter of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois (BIA), a nonprofit supporting individuals, as well as their families and healthcare professionals, who are affected by brain injuries.
For Foster’s fifth annual fundraiser for the BIA last December, he chose a Grinch theme and turned to digital signage provider Mevato to add an interactive social media element.
The University of Notre Dame celebrated alumnus Frank Hering’s early 1900s campaign for the founding of Mother’s Day by commissioning this CNC-routed floating display, featuring a 41 x 50-foot heart and 29 x 21-foot “ND” logo. Graphics provider Agio Imaging printed the display on a total of 52 1-inch-thick Gatorplast panels.
SGIA’s annual Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition has opened for entries. Named for the late editor of Screen Printing magazine, a sister publication to Big Picture, the competition celebrates the projects of graphic arts students at the secondary and post-secondary levels across a variety of specialty imaging categories. Entries must be:
• Submitted on behalf of student printers by graphics instructors who hold an SGIA educational membership;
• Produced during the 2015-16 school year;
• And submitted by June 30.