MACtac teams with VASM

November 1, 2007  |  Graphics

MACtac Graphic Products has signed Value Added Sales and Marketing Inc. (VASM) of Sanford, Fla., to represent its line of graphics products, including IMAGin digital media, Permacolor mounting adhesives and overlaminates, MACmark sign vinyls, and MACscreen print media in the southeast. VASM represen…
Deciding to buy or lease equipment

November 1, 2007  |  Feature, Graphics

The advantages of buying or leasing major equipment purchases. By Vince Cahill When a business owner makes a capital equipment purchase, the decision to buy or lease may be as complicated as selecting which piece of equipment to buy. Some owners prefer to pay cash and would not miss the liquidity th…
Dickson partners with Ernest Green & Son

November 1, 2007  |  Graphics

Dickson announced a partnership with Ernest Green & Son. Ernest Green & Son distributes Dickson Coatings’ premium PVC banners and its Evergreen line of eco-friendly fabrics. Ernest Green & Son is Canada’s largest independent national distributor to the graphic communication i…
KAPCO offers new backlit film

November 1, 2007  |  Graphics

KAPCO Graphic Products has added a water-resistant, 5 mil front print backlit film to its solvent media product line. The single-sided solvent printable media is applicable for indoor and outdoor light box and backlit signage applications. Compatible with OEM and mild solvent inks and printers, the …
TA Associates invests in Gandinnovations

November 1, 2007  |  Graphics

TA Associates, a leading growth private equity and buyout firm, announced that it has completed a significant minority investment in Gandinnovations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Gandinnovations has a worldwide installed base of more than 1,000 printers, operating in more than 50 cou…
Astrup Co. offers Vivitex line of printable fabrics

November 1, 2007  |  Graphics

The Astrup Co. now offers Vivitex, Glen Raven’s line of printable fabrics. Specifically designed for use on solvent-based printers, the Vivitex line features five different weights and constructions for use in sign and banner applications. Vivitex is the new brand name for Glen Raven’s g…
Fabric Graphics promotes growing marketplace

November 1, 2007  |  Graphics

Two fall events provided opportunities for Fabric Graphics magazine to promote the growing marketplace for digitally printing on fabric. IFAI’s Fabric Graphics Symposium Five companies presented on site demonstrations for participants of the Fabric Graphics Symposium sponsored by Fabric Graphi…
US Sublimation introduces 2 new printers at IFAI Expo

November 1, 2007  |  Graphics

Two new Velotex printers introduced at the IFAI Expo in Las Vegas feature a patented system of synchronized cylinders for controlled media feeding and a unique built-in heat fixation module that, based on the ink used, either sublimates or cures the color on the fabric as it exits the printer unit. …
X-Rite acquires Pantone

November 1, 2007  |  Graphics

X-Rite, a global provider of computer-based color measuring and matching systems, has agreed to purchase Pantone Inc. for $180 million. Pantone, based in Carlstadt, N.J., sells its color matching system to the design, graphic arts, digital technology, fashion, home, plastics, architecture and contra…
Digital imaging bundle improves color fidelity and image control

November 1, 2007  |  Graphics

Pantone Inc. and onOne Software Inc. have introduced a new digital imaging bundle that improves the color fidelity and image control for design projects. The bundle includes PANTONE® hueyPRO, a member of Pantone’s huey family of display calibration products, and onOne Software’s Genu…