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Direct-to-garment printer from Mutoh

The ValueJet 405GT from Mutoh America, Inc., prints t-shirts and other apparel at 1200dpi resolution for maximum detail. It features a wide print area but a tabletop footprint, and five ink color capability including white. The MSRP is $19,995 and it is available through authorized Mutoh resellers.



New Duets Direct facility

Gemini Inc. is manufacturing it’s Duets Direct ADA and engraved signage substrate in a new climate-controlled environment designed to eliminate risk of dust, debris or other contaminants reaching the substrate. The Duets Direct product line includes DuetsTactiles for ADA and appliqué, Laser, Laser XT, Laser XT Reverse, and DuetsContours 020” gauge for flexible substrate engraving.



A chrome film that lasts 10 years outdoors

The new Chrome sign vinyl from Real Gold Inc. is designed to cut, weed and apply easily, and has a 10-year exterior use warranty. Use it on boats, vehicles and other exterior graphics. Chrome is available in 15-in. punched and 24-in. unpunched, and is sold by the yard. Thermal, latex and solvent printable material is coming soon. Request a free sample by email at info@realgoldinc.com, or order online.



New paint for window splashes

Window Splash Paints were developed by a sign painter and are formulated specifically for painting on glass. WSP acrylic latex fluorescent paints are designed to brush on smoothly, last longer and be far brighter than temperas. WSP’s fresh EZ-pour ½-pint, pint and quart bottles are affordably priced and starter kits are available.



AXYZ enhances the capabilities of Digital Finishers

AXYZ International’s new Trident machine is equipped with a powerful router and two precision knives. The 10hp router cuts non-ferrous metals, acrylic, wood and composites. The oscillating knife slices soft or hard foam and the tangential knife cuts the harder and heavier materials, such as card stock, corrugates and most laminates. This system is designed to allow smaller enterprises to handle projects that traditionally required two or more machines, additional space and operators.



Free whitepaper update on LED signage

LED message display components are getting lighter smaller and faster all the time. This whitepaper from Cirrus LED is developed to help sign manufacturers to understand and take advantage of the latest changes, and to anticipate what’s coming.

Gemini releases new, expanded plaque catalog

The expanded 56-page plaque catalog and price list from Gemini Inc. offers prices effective through October 2015. Square post side and back mounts are now included, and you can request estimates online.



SMART-X graphic display board by 3A Composites USA

SMART-X is a heavy-duty yet lightweight foam board that is 100 percent recyclable. It’s an all-plastic sheet that is constructed with a moisture-resistant expanded polystyrene core and two layers of UV-resistant solid polystyrene. It accepts direct digital printing, cuts easily and can be used indoors or out.



Flexi gets new finishing tools

SAi has added several new finishing tools to its Flexi RIP software. Users can now add grommet, fold and stitch marks and bleeds to banners. The new QR Code Creator automatically converts text into a QR code. Codes for web-links, email addresses, phone numbers and SMS messages are generated without the need for designers to download QR code images and add to designs.



New from Roland DGA

Roland DGA has a list of new products and developments that you can learn more about on their website, including price reductions of up to $3000 on the VersaCAMM SP-300i and SP-540i wide-format printers/cutters the new Texart RT-640 64-in. dye-sublimation transfer printer featuring a choice of four- or eight-color ink configurations; the new monoFab series, including the ARM-10 3D printer and the SRM-20 3D milling machine; white paper, Dynamic Digital Signage Opportunities for Sign Companies, a white paper; and the work of the winners of its recent Creative Awards Contest.



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