Shepherd Color Co. and Shepherd Chemical Co. form legal entity

March 1st

The Shepherd Color Co. and The Shepherd Chemical Co., Cincinnati, Ohio., have jointly formed a legal entity, Shepherd Europe Ltd., to serve as an only representative for Reach pre-registration and registration of its non-European manufactured products. This new service company is backed with proficiency in Reach compliance and expertise in the pigment and chemical industries....

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Reusable bags carry custom messages

March 1st

By Jill Lafferty The canvas tote has been around forever, but convincing consumers to carry it anywhere but the beach has been a challenge. Until now. A worldwide movement to ban the plastic shopping bag is creating new opportunities for reusable shopping bags, in particular well-designed, custom-printed bags. “I saw this trend probably seven or...

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Ribbon provides wayfinding with an aviation theme

March 1st

By Janet Preus The project. Imperial War Museum, Duxford Airspace, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom. The company. Architen Landrell Associates Ltd. Designed by Fraser Randall. The task. The project was charged with providing wayfinding, to guide visitors around the museum space, while seamlessly tying in the aviation theme. The challenge. The design needed to be fluid, dramatic,...

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Freudenberg Evolon to demonstrate printing substrate at FESPA 2008

March 1st

Freudenberg Evolon will be demonstrating its Evolon printing substrate on stand H21 at FESPA Digital Printing Europe 2008. Evolon is an environmentally friendly media, designed for a multitude of indoor and outdoor printing applications, that include signs, graphics and other digital printing projects.

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NECPA announces 2008 officers

March 1st

North East Canvas Products Association announces its 2008 officers. Serving as president, first vice president, and second vice president, respectively, are David Randa, owner and co-president of ViewPoint Sign & Awning in Marlboro, Mass.; Tonya Ricketts, owner and president of The Canvas Lady in Warwick, R.I.; and Scott Massey, owner and president of Awning Cleaning...

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Astrup president retires

March 1st

The Astrup Co., Cleveland, Ohio, announces the retirement of Jeffrey W. Kirk, Astrup president and chief operations officer of the newly created distribution division of Glen Raven. Kirk, a fourth-generation member of the founding Astrup family, served more than 32 years with the company. He was named president and secretary in 1999. In October 2005,...

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Designtex appoints co-creative leaders

March 1st

Design and product development company, Designtex, New York, NY, announces that Rich Morrow and Kimberle Frost have been appointed co-creative leaders. Morrow joined Designtex in the fall of 2003. After becoming executive creative director in 2006, Morrow played a key role in the launch of more than 200 new products during the past two years....

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Road Rage Designs expands

March 1st

Chicago, Ill. based Road Rage Designs enters the large-format printing and building wrap markets with the purchase of the HP DesignJet 10000s, a super-wide durable signage printer, from Grimco Inc. In October 2007 Road Rage installed more vehicle wraps in one month than in all of 2006. “Road Rage has experienced tremendous growth, and with...

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Huntsman and Brückner cooperate to offer comprehensive consulting

March 1st

Huntsman Textile Effects and the Brückner Group will cooperate more intensively in product development and customer service. The aim of the alliance is to offer more comprehensive consulting in the field of machinery technology, process engineering, and dye/textile auxiliary recipes. Huntsman Textile Effects offers a broad range of textile chemicals and dyes to improve the...

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Colortech Direct expands production with Spitfire

March 1st

Colortech Direct, Houston, Texas, formerly known as Colortech Printing, has now expanded its production capabilities to include signage, banners, vehicle graphics and more, since the recent addition of the Mutoh Spitfire Extreme Printer. The first Spitfire Extreme to be installed in the U.S. has produced high output for Colortech Direct. Colortech has been in the...

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