The redesigned 2700HC Laminating/Mounting machine from Banner American Products features hot and cold lamination with heated rollers, release liner take up, and an adjustable feed table guide. The machine can accommodate digital and offset output up to 24-in. wide and ¼-in. thick. The standard 3-in. core adapters allow it to handle 1- and 3- in. core thermal films and 3-in. core pressure-sensitive films. Its “heat assist” mode selects a heat level best to increase adhesion and speed for slow-curing pressure sensitive films.
Four Pees has introduced the latest iteration of its PrintFactory large-format production suite, version 4.1. The new PrintFactory features:
OnOne Software’s new Perfect Resize 7 is based on Genuine Fractals’ algorithms for enlarging images to any size or resolution necessary while maintaining fine image details, the company reports. Ideal for creating poster or wall-sized prints, as well as enlarging cropped photos, Perfect Resize allows for the resizing of images up to 800% and beyond. It can be launched directly from the desktop as a standalone application or from within Photoshop (as well as Lightroom or Aperture in the Professional Edition).
Neschen Americas has added EnviroScape Mural Plus to its conVerd presented by Neschen line of environmentally responsible media products; this represents Neschen’s first foray into the wallcoverings market.
Danaher Corporation, the Washington DC-based manufacturer whose products span various industries, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EskoArtwork from Axcel for a purchase price of approximately $470 million. Upon closing, the business will become a part of Danaher’s Product Identification platform. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first half of 2011.
Students can now apply to enter the annual Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, which acknowledges innovative imaging work from secondary and post-secondary schools.
The competition honors former editor of Screen Printing magazine, Tom Frecska, who passed away in May 2009 after suffering a sudden heart attack at the age of 42.
interlinkONE, Inc., the provider of Web-based marketing software solutions, has announced that its chief marketing officer, Jason Pinto, will be delivering an educational session entitled "Bringing 2-D to Life: Understanding QR Codes and Other Interactive Display Technologies" on Wednesday, January 26 at the 2011 Signage and Graphics Summit being held January 26-28, 2011, at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida. The summit will offer three days of education and networking for high-volume sign companies, screenprinters, and digital print shops.
More than just “icing on the cake” for a graphics job, laminates and protective films also can be the key ingredient when it comes to a print’s durability. Plus, a laminate can add to the graphic’s aesthetic – providing a texture and visual feel that really pulls the viewer’s eye. Add in other qualities like enhanced slip-resistance for floor graphics and an anti-graffiti agent for public venues and it’s all but impossible to ignore how critical laminates are in today’s wide-format world.
If you think there’s nothing new in the area of color management, think again. Researchers and vendors continue to be hard at work developing new products, standards, and technologies to get color under control. In some respects, the idea of attaining perfect color control is an unattainable goal: Color, after all, will always be somewhat subjective, as we know every human eye sees color a bit differently.
What happens in Vegas definitely no longer stays in Vegas, certainly not when it comes to the digital-print marketplace.