Companies implement sustainable practices

July 1st

By Lou Dzierzak The Oscar-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” has brought environmental issues into the forefront of international debate. Behind the scenes, company by company, and project by project, the printing industry is addressing its impact on Mother Nature. Juan Hernandez, sales manager for Dickson Coatings USA, offers, “In the last few years the world...

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Printed kites promote theme park anniversary celebration

July 1st

By Lou Dzierzak The event. An anniversary celebration at the DisneySea resort in Tokyo, Japan, needed carefully coordinated promotion materials. The company. In addition to creating high performance fabric kites, Kiteman Productions in Kissimmee, Fla. is a show performance company. Kiteman manages shows in theme parks like DisneySea in Tokyo and Universal Studios in Osaka,...

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Proper equipment positioning increases shop efficiency

July 1st

Workflow demystified: From start to finish. By Vince Cahill Like other manufacturers, printers of textiles want to see jobs moving smoothly and quickly in a steady stream through their facilities, with only interruptions for scheduled preventive maintenance. When an operation can efficiently move materials and inventory in and out the door with error-free production, timely...

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Using water-based inks for fabric printing

July 1st

One of the most exciting aspects of digital printing on fabric is the incredibly wide array of markets in which they can be applied. By David Clark Digital fabric printing has rapidly evolved over the last few years. There have been many trendsetters who have discovered this process and have applied it to a wide...

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Fabric graphics create enticing exhibits

July 1st

Is it any wonder than an exhibit and graphic design that will grab your audience’s eye is foremost on every exhibitor’s mind? By Candy Adams As a veteran exhibit manager who has been managing trade show exhibits for longer than I’d like to admit, the biggest change I’ve seen in the exhibit industry is the...

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Trade show design tips

July 1st

By Marti Naughton Image Make sure your booth graphics are attractive and understandable in three seconds or less. Select a strong, dynamic image with good contrast for visibilty. Think billboard not brochure. The image should have good resolution and be sharp when blown up. Make sure the image projects the essence of your company. Use...

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Creating crowd-stopping trade-show graphics

July 1st

By Marti Naughton Is bigger better? When it comes to trade show graphics, the answer is a big yes. Big idea. Big image. Big type. Why? Trade show booths are a form of environmental graphics. People read and see and interact with them differently than they do printed graphics. At a trade show, people are...

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Fusion Imaging experiences Olympic-sized growth

July 1st

By Jill C. Lafferty How does an Olympic athlete top winning a gold medal? You might ask a similar question of Fusion Imaging Inc., Kaysville, Utah. After providing fabric graphics for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the torch relay for the 2006 Summer Olympics in Athens, how does the company continue...

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