The Girl Scouts of the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council in Phoenix are saying good-bye to their simple door-to-door sales tactic when selling Thin Mints, Savannahs, Trefoils, and other cookies. Instead, they’re spicing up their marketing strategy by adding a stylishly wrapped Ford Transit Connect with which to make their deliveries.
Lifetime Girl Scout and owner of Arizona-based Bell Signs (bellsignsaz.com) Jennifer Burns, offered to create and install a wrap free of charge. Meanwhile, Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona, donated the Transit Connect.
The Client Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
The Players Printscape Imaging and Graphics (myprintscape.com)
Tools & Supplies Océ CS9060 and CS9064 printers, 3M Controltac Graphic Film IJ180 and 3648 overlam, Océ eco-solvent inks, Seal 64 laminator
Nazdar’s new Lyson TX650 series ink is a digital water-based dye-sublimation ink for transfer applications. Designed to deliver vibrant colors and durability, TX650 series ink can be used for a variety of transfer applications including sportswear garments, soft signage, and home textiles.
Aslan Schwarz has announced Aslan DFP 49, an opaque, white, glossy digital-printing film with pressure adhesive designed for temporary use on short pile carpets. The 4.5-mil, removable PVC film is printable with solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV inks. It must be used in combination with Aslan MP 326 laminate, the company reports.
Ink2Image has announced refillable cartridge kits and inks for the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and 3800 printers. The kits include cartridges with bridge chips, a manual chip resetter, all necessary filling accessories, and nine 8-oz bottles of Ink2Image’s Cave Paint Photochrome V3 or V4 inks, color matched to Epson’s Ultrachrome K3 and K3 Vivid inks.
Price: $575 per cartridge kit; inks are also available separately.
In the world of consumer goods, packaging is often the last key ingredient in an ambitious marketing plan. It’s where the consumer meets the product and makes the split-second decision to buy, or move on.
No surprise, then, that prototyping is a critical step in the product-development cycle. Only by seeing and holding a sample or mockup of a design concept in hand, can companies decide if packaging adequately promotes its appeal or value while also protecting that product.
Rose Displays has introduced the Newbury Collection, a line of durable aluminum frames and frame systems. Designed to reflect the upscale ambiance and style of its namesake, Boston’s famous Newbury Street, the collection includes the Newbury Frame, VersaMount, SwivelMount, MultiSystem, and Stand variations.
The new B-Steam fixation unit from Netherlands-based Setema B.V. is a professional compact and rollable steamer designed for printshops and designers. The roll-to-roll B-Steam features: an onboard steam generator; Setema’s High Steam reflow system for color brightness; a steam temperature range of 100 to 180°C, making it suitable for the fixation of all textile dyes; and dwell times of 2 to 30 minutes. The B-Steam can accommodate media up to 87-in. wide. Production capacity ranges from 984 ft/hr (2-min fixation process) to 66 ft/hr (30-min fixation).
Newly Corporation’s Scanera TopFace Pro provides high-resolution scanning of 3D objects and can scan fabric, wood grains, materials, food, artwork, and more up to 4-in. deep. The TopFace Pro features a large-format 23 x 33-in. scanning bed, a variable light source to bring out shadows and highlights, and a proprietary video circuit that is designed to interpret scanned data and create a realistic replication. Optical resolution is 400 dpi; output resolution is 100-800 dpi.
3M and EFI have launched a new co-branded UV ink for use with the Vutek GS5000r printer from EFI; the ink is covered by the 3M MCS warranty. 3M and EFI have also announced a new co-branded UV ink for use in the Vutek GS2000 and GS3200 printers from EFI; the ink will also be backed by the 3M MCS warranty and will be commercially available in Q2.