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InPrint USA Launches Industrial Inkjet Conference

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Inaugural event opens in Chicago, May 2018.

InPrint USA, a tradeshow dedicated to industrial printing technologies that launched its first edition in Orlando, Florida, last year, has announced the inaugural Industrial Inkjet Conference. The event is scheduled for May 1-2, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Attendees will explore the role of inkjet in manufacturing, including both opportunities and challenges.

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Inside Output: Automation Is Certain

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Automation advances in 2017 can help your shop be more profitable.

It was first stated by Christopher Bullock in 1716, then by Daniel Defoe in 1726. But, it was most famously written by Benjamin Franklin in 1789: “… In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I would posit an additional certainty in our industry. As historically exemplified by the market for billboard printing and more recently, vehicle graphics, it’s certain that prices will fall.

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Aslan Expands Metallic Film Line

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Rose gold shade added to MetalEffect series.

Aslan has expanded its MetalEffect Aslan CA 23 series of high-gloss metallic-effect films, adding a rose gold option. The self-adhesive polyester film has metallic shading on both sides, designed for glass applications as well as window displays, P-O-P merchandising, and interior décor.

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GBC Unveils Catena Laminator

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Laminates and mounts graphics up to 27 inches wide.

GBC has added the Catena 65 laminator, equipped with AutoSpeed and programmable presets, a pivoting table, AutoGrip aluminium shafts, and a new open design. The machine is compatible with thermal roll or pressure-sensitive films up to 27 in. wide, and mounts to boards up to .25 in. thick. Temperature is adjustable up to 302 F. Variable speeds range from 1 to 8.5 ft/min. Additional features include programmable presets, removable shaft hooks, a redesigned control panel, a rear stop button, and an optional rewind kit.

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The Novus Textura High-Speed Dye Sub Printer

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Featuring an anti-crash printhead carriage and more.

M&R and Novus have launched the Novus Textura 1800, a dye sub machine designed for unattended printing at speeds up to 1500 sq ft/hr. The 71-in. printer is capable of printing patterns at full width. Features include an anti-crash printhead carriage with a self-cleaning, self-wiping system; and integrated unwind/rewind mechanism for paper rolls up to 441 lbs; and more.

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EFI's ‘Must See’ Portfolio of New Automation and Production Innovations at Print 17

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has earned the most honors in the Print/Graph Expo tradeshow’s Must See ’Ems competition for the 7th consecutive year, and the company’s Print 17 booth at McCormick Place is packed with award-winning EFI™ Productivity Suite workflow technologies.

Enfocus PitStop and Switch Prove Popular at Print 17

Day one of Print 17 was a great success for the Enfocus team, and the number of demos and leads for its PitStop and Switch solutions surpassed expectations.

“We’ve had a great start to the show,” explains Wim Fransen, Managing Director, Enfocus. “We have a big team out here in Chicago, including some key integration partners and our product team from Belgium. We exceeded our expectations for demos and have some very nice leads already.

Print of the Irish

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Digitally printed graphics add the finishing touch to a new waiting room.

Sláinte Chiropractic was in search of the perfect Irish touch for the practice’s waiting room. The solution? Happy-go-lucky wall graphics printed by SpeedPro Imaging Jax West. SpeedPro imaged the graphics with their HP Latex 370 onto Oracal 3641 vinyl, finishing with Oraguard 210 matte laminate.

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Get RIP'ed: New Software to Consider

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Ten workflow systems to get your shop in shape.

As more and more print shops come to fruition, and the ability to digitally print just about anything becomes easier, competing in the current market can be tough. You have to find what product choices and application offerings work best for your shop, all while delivering the greatest output at the fastest speed.

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