Fisher Textiles releases two new fabric lines

November 7th

Fisher Textiles has introduced the Direct Disperse fabric line, for direct dye sublimation printing. These fabrics have a special coating that allow for direct printing onto the fabric and do not require heat transfer paper. The coating chemically reacts with the printer’s ink droplets to keep them in place, allowing for better ink penetration and...

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Fabric lights the market

November 1st

By Lou Dzierzak Businesses operate on a 24-hour clock today. Capturing the attention of customers once the sun goes down requires ingenuity, creativity, and staying abreast of new technologies. Since commerce after dark is too big of a market to ignore, cutting edge technologies are offering new solutions to traditional backlit applications. ORACAL USA, Black...

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Awnings help re-brand historical Chicago landmark

November 1st

By Lou Dzierzak The company. In 2008, Chesterfield Awning Co. will mark its 50th anniversary of servicing customers in the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs with two locations in Chicago and in the southern suburbs. The task. A company involved in re-branding the Marshall Field’s State Street store to reflect Macy’s, the new owner of...

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Evaluating digital color

November 1st

By Jean Dilworth Advances in technology shifted the responsibility for high-quality color reproduction from printers to graphic designers, photographers, and prepress operators. Part of consistent color reproduction is objectively determining what colors you are actually reproducing. Any staff member directly involved in creating the color workflow can learn the skills. Start the learning process by...

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Midwest Sign sponsors ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

November 1st

Midwest Sign and Screen will be a sponsor of ABC’s 100th episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” filmed in Minnesota Aug. 21–27. Teaming with Signs of Perfection, Midwest donated more than 6,000 square feet of banners and other supporting materials, which Signs of Perfection used to create signage for the show. The signage recognized the...

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ORACAL USA appoints new sales team managers

November 1st

ORACAL USA announced the appointment of Ernie Logerquist and Trip Harris to its sales team as territory managers for the southeastern United States. Logerquist joins ORACAL with years of sales success with companies such as Vutek, Durst, Ilford Imaging, Xerox, and Lexjet. He will serve ORACAL distributors and end users in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee,...

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X-Rite acquires Pantone

November 1st

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 contract interiors, and paint industries. Pantone will become a business unit with X-Rite,...

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Fabric Graphics promotes growing marketplace

November 1st

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 Graphics magazine and the Fabric Graphics Association at the Industrial Fabric Association International’s annual Expo. Participants...

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TA Associates invests in Gandinnovations

November 1st

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 countries. The company has headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, with offices...

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Dickson partners with Ernest Green & Son

November 1st

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 industry. The 57-year-old Ernest Green & Son has made a substantial investment in the wide-format...

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