The Designtex Group Inc., a Steelcase company, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Portland, Maine-based Slide Works, Inc., which conducts business as Portland Color. The purchase includes Portland Color's lease of its 26,000 square-foot printing facility based in Portland.
Portland Color will become Designtex's Surface Imaging division and Portland Color employees will become Designtex employees, including Andrew Graham, founder of Portland Color. Graham will serve as Designtex's digital surfacing imaging innovation officer.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced The Printed Picture, a website focusing on the history of the printing of pictures, from prehistoric cave markings to digital printing technologies.
The website was created utilizing the content from Richard Benson’s book by the same name, as well as videos drawn from Benson’s private lectures conducted in the exhibition galleries at MoMA. Benson is a renowned printer, accomplished photographer, and former dean of the Yale University School of Art.
HP has unveiled additions to its Scitex portfolio, adding three new printers: the Scitex FB7600, the Scitex XP5500, and the Scitex XP2500.
Three industry suppliers – Phoseon Technology, Integration Technology Limited, and Lumen Dynamics – have partnered to form the UV LED Curing Association.
As I observe the continual, unnerving changes in our modern business environment and try to make sense of it all, one thought constantly comes to mind: We have to manage our business with much more diligence than ever before. As scary as the idea might be, we are all potentially only one poor decision away from going out of business.
The Job: Artist Revere La Noue has dedicated the last three years to producing fine-art prints depicting the rich history and tradition of some of the nation’s most prominent collegiate mascots. In conjunction with the Grand Rapids, Michigan ArtPrize competition – which invites artists worldwide to submit their work to be displayed throughout the downtown area – Western Michigan University (WMU) invited La Noue to use its Graduate Development building as his canvas. La Noue chose to portray WMU’s mascot, the Bronco in large-scale.
Eizo Nanao Technologies announced the ColorEdge CG275W, a 27-inch LCD monitor for prepress, digital photography, graphic design, video editing, post production, and other graphics professionals.
The CG275W features an IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 (16:9 aspect ratio), and reproduces 97% of the Adobe RGB color space. Maximum brightness is 270 cd/m², and it features a contrast ratio of 850:1 and viewing angles are 178°. A built-in calibration sensor for self-calibration is included.
ThinLine Frames from Rose Displays are engineered with a concealed spring that creates the illusion that the graphic blends seamlessly with the frame rail, resulting in a sleek, stylish look. Ideal for fixture mounting, the frame’s structure allows for multiple frames to be hung side-by-side. The thin rails are just ¾-inch wide with the frame sitting ½-inch of off the wall. Custom-cut to exact specifications, ThinLines are available in sizes from 8.5 x 8.5- to 48 x 96-inches.
The Expand MediaWall provides a pop-up curved mural wall to enhance the visibility of graphics. Available in widths from 49 to 159 inches and in a 91-inch height, it features end-panel caps for a clean, finished look and can be backlit with a Duratrans-type graphic in conjunction with the company’s RoloLight Booth Integration system. Graphics can be changed out when needed; recommended thickness for the graphics is 20 to 25 mil.
ImageOne Impact has introduced Clear Grommets designed for use with banners, fabrics, clothes, banner stands, corrugated plastics, and foam board. Available in clear, white and black, the grommets have UV inhibitors for long-term outdoor use and are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. Clear Grommets are also recyclable. The Mano Grommet Hand Press comes with press, die for Clear Grommets, and 250 Clear Grommets. Dies and combo packs are available for SooperAce, Hiker , Fasnap, and Stimpson grommet presses.