Grimco Inc., a national leader in wholesale sign supply distribution, has announced its acquisition of 360 Digital Imaging Solutions, Inc., based in San Diego, California. “Grimco is excited to welcome the employees, customers, and suppliers of 360 Digital Imaging Solutions,” says Keith Pittillo, Executive Vice President of Grimco. “This acquisition better positions us to assist our customers in Southern California.
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) announces the availability of the fourth version of Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 4), Adobe’s high-speed, high-fidelity print platform used by the leading print equipment manufacturers and running in more than 150,000 print operations around the world. As the fastest and most reliable PDF rendering technology, APPE 4 will deliver new performance efficiencies and breakthrough color features to extend Adobe’s market-leading print technology. APPE 4 will enable printers to increase workflow efficiency and capitalize on the profit potential of new innovations.
The ISA Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report shows all four sectors growing above the historical trend, an outlook that is on par with the previous quarter. The ISA Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report covers the second quarter of 2016 and forecasts into 2017. It assesses four segments—printing, electric/digital signage, and architectural signage—and related economic factors. In general, it shows growth for both the U.S. economy—gaining steam in 2017 and 2018—and a relatively stable global outlook.
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that the fourth annual “Wrap Like a King” Challenge will run July 1 through September 30, 2016. With the addition of Australia and New Zealand, wrap installers from 44 countries across the globe can submit commercial or color change wrap projects to be judged to win prize packages worth a total of $25,000. Over 170 installers entered the Challenge last year, and more are expected to compete in 2016.
Competition often brings out the best efforts and results from professionals, and the same can be said about collaboration. This year, both will be emphasized for graphics installers of 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080. The 2016 Wrap2Wrap contest features two online rounds, with the top two finalists joining forces to perform live wrap installations on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
AXYZ International, a global leader in CNC router manufacturing, announces that its Los Angeles office has relocated to Anaheim, Calif.
KeyedIn® Solutions, an innovator in aPaaS and SaaS-based business solutions, announced a celebration of the tenth anniversary of KeyedIn Sign – a Cloud ERP software solution built exclusively for the sign industry.
Ideal Tape announces product approval per the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements and the US Coast Guard.
Imprintables Warehouse introduces DuraSol™ 7-mil Static Cling, which comes in clear and white. It is a printable, self-clinging vinyl film that provides a lasting, strong hold without edge curl and also can be removed and reapplied. It is recommended for use with eco-solvent, solvent, UV-curable, and latex inkjet printers.
InfoTrends is pleased to announce a new study entitled Best Practices of High-Performance Print Sales Organizations. This study will identify the best sales practices used by companies of all sizes in the U.S. and Western Europe (France, Germany, U.K.), assess future challenges, and provide recommendations for sustainable sales growth.
Starting July 2016, Heat Transfer Warehouse is launching a new Web site. All products on the new site will remain the same, but they will be easier to find. There will be better search and shopping capabilities as the customer can decide if they want to shop by brand, color, or type of product.
Fisher Textiles, a leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing, has added a semi-glossy artist print canvas, style GF 4395, to its lineup for Solvent, Latex and UV printing. GF 4395 Semi-Glossy Art Canvas has a specially designed top coat that provides a wide color gamut and offers consistent photo quality imaging.