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Five-story wrap dresses up parking structure

March 1, 2009

By Abbie Yarger The project. To create and hang a five-story wrap to dress up Orlando’s Dynetech Centre parking structure. “The parking structure had a raw, unfinished appearance that the facility manager wanted to hide with sophisticated artwork,” Ivan Bermudez, a graphic designer for the project, says. The 30-story center on the outskirts of the …

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Graphics One launches “Xtreme” dye sub inks

Graphics One LLC (GO), Burbank, Calif., launched GO Xtreme Dye Sub Inks featuring “Xtreme color, eco and dots.” GO Xtreme inks offer a new level of dye sublimation printing with superior vibrant colors with true blacks, and, according to the company, are one of the first environmentally friendly dye sub inks that meet and exceed …

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Heat transfer paper made for inkjet printers

AW Specialty Papers, Elk Grove Village, Ill., released a new heat transfer paper made especially for inkjet printers. Neenah Image Clip for Inkjet is designed for garment decoration without a background polymer “window.” This transfer solution is suitable for any inkjet printer and is designed for applications in which the details are too fine for …

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Monitor mount designed for portable trade show displays

ExpoDisplays, a national designer and manufacturer of trade show exhibits, custom interior environments and graphics, introduced SpiderMount, a monitor mount that brings audiovisual needs to portable trade show displays. SpiderMount connects VIZIO 22-inch flat screen monitors to ExpoDisplays’ Evolution pop-up display. The patent-pending design requires no alterations to the pop-up and no additional components, weighs …

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Software provides accurate print job estimates

Wasatch’s latest RIP and Print management software, SoftRIP Version 6.5, includes a Cost Estimator that provides an accurate estimate of every print job before the production process is started, including costs for media, inks, and any additional post-production charges. Results can be exported to a database or directly to a web page. Version 6.5 includes …

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Digital print film enhances Sunbrella Graphics System

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics’ new thermal digital print film is an enhancement for its Sunbrella Graphics System (SGS). SGS Thermal Digital Print film is a flexible urethane film that can be digitally printed on most solvent, eco-solvent and UV printers and then applied to Sunbrella and other Glen Raven fabrics. It is designed for use …

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Ultraflex stocks fine European looped carpet

Ultraflex Systems Inc., Randolph, N.J., now stocks an enhanced fine European looped carpet called UltraCarpet Extra, suited for indoor, digitally-printed carpet or floor mats. The white, tufted, pile carpet is made for solvent, eco-solvent and UV inkjet printing. Ink will not scratch off, drying time is minimal and it is an earth-friendly product. SOURCE Ultraflex …

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Welding tools feature ergonomic, tapered handles

The new Forsthoff S-line of hand-held, electronic, hot air welding tools from Abbeon Cal Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif., features ergonomic, tapered handles for comfort, with temperature control knobs and power switches conveniently placed at the base of the handles. The motors have an increased carbon life span of more than 1,500 hours. SOURCE Forsthoff

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Nilit launches line of recycled yarns

Israel-based Nilit Ltd., a global manufacturer of nylon fibers, has launched a line of recycled yarns produced from a combination of Nilit polymers and polymer waste. According to the company, the development is a breakthrough in yarn engineering and production, as the process involves shortened energy-consuming stages, such as evaporation and reduced pollution. Nilit, which …

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Wasatch introduces hybrid screening

Wasatch Computer Technology Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, announces advances in inkjet color separation with its Precision Rosette/Stochastic Hybrid screening, which eliminates the fourth screen or yellow moiré. Wasatch SoftRIP SP users can print yellows and flesh tones without concern about moiré or changing screen angles. Prints made with these separations exhibit the rosette structure …