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October '14

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • October 2014 • 113 HIGH-PERFORMANCE SCANNER Paradigm Imaging Group, Costa Mesa, California, introduces the SmartLF SC Xpress scanners with SingleSensor technology and faster speed. Colortrac introduces new SmartLF SC Xpress Series scanners to boost performance and provide a reliable as well as affordable scanning solution with a fast return on investment. The new superfast Series comes with proven SingleSensor technology, a Colortrac invention that combines CIS elements and LEDs in a single line for maximum scan accuracy and optimal illumination. SingleSensor combines the best features of CCD and staggered CIS scanner design in a single-line sensor array that requires virtually no routine maintenance by users, and provides exceptional color and dimensional accuracy, at high definition resolution and ultra fast scan speeds. The new SC Xpress series are capable of speeds up to 12 inches per second in color and 13 inches per second in black and white. For information, visit www.paradigmimaging.com. SCREEN PRINTER Systematic Automation, Farmington, Connecticut introduces a screen printer that is ideal for nearly all flat and cylindrical screen printing applications. The Model F1 can produce up to 3,600 cycles per hour and its clamshell style offers easy access to parts for quick loading and unloading. This screen printer is designed with a pneumatic air operation that cannot overload or burnout. Not only is the F1 designed to run quiet and smooth, there are numerous other key features about the F1 that set it apart from its competition. It has a near perfect flat aluminum tooling plate base which makes it ideal for preci- sion screen printing with an end product that is flawless every time. The F1 is exceptionally easy to operate which makes it ideal for startup operations and its versatility, by making use of integrated accessories, means this press will continue to be a shop workhorse for many, many jobs to come. For information, visit www.systauto.com. PLAQUE CATALOG Gemini Incorporated, Cannon Falls, Minnesota, announces the publication of its new Professional Plaques Catalog. The expanded 56-page price list is Gemini's most comprehensive plaque catalog to date with prices effective through October 2015 A new improved feature to the price list this year are separate pric- ing tables and de- scriptions for cast and architectural precision-tooled plaques. Gemini precision-tooled plaques are available up to 40" x 64" in aluminum, bronze or brass. Gemini cast plaques are available up to 96" in diameter in bronze and even greater dimensions for aluminum castings. Also new in the catalog this year is the addition of Square Post Side and Back Mounts. These square posts are designed to pro- vide a free-standing plaque mount for either single or double-sided plaques. The posts are made of steel and are available in 2" x 2", 3" x 3" or 4" x 4" dimensions, and can accommodate plaques over 900 square inches. A complete mounting system, the posts include hardware necessary for install. Assembly requires only common hand tools and can be done at the job site. For information, visit www.gemini- plaques.com. STAND-OFF HARDWARE JDS Industries, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has the hardware to create attractive and effective architectural signage. The stand-offs and mounting fixtures are available in multiple finishes and sizes. They can be used with a variety of signage materials to create a layered design for signs to be mounted onto a wall. These stand-offs are both beautiful and durable, and provide an elegant touch that turns signs into décor. They are stocked in all 14 nationwide JDS warehouses. For information visit www. jdsindustries.com. HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOTO PAPERS Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, California, introduces three new resin-coated photo papers optimized for HP Latex Printers that speed up production and offer unsurpassed photo quality: HP Profes- sional Gloss Photo Paper, HP Professional Satin Photo Paper, and HP Everyday Satin Photo Paper. The new photo papers are instant-dry, durable and scratch-resistant for trouble-free printing of photography, retail displays, corporate and home décor, posters and other applications that demand quality and durability. The bright-white finish of each photo paper provides a high dynamic range and a wide color gamut for color-critical, detailed images. They are also FSC-certified1, a worldwide standard that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests. For informa- tion and to find a re-seller near you, contact HP's licensing partner, Brand Management Group at www.globalBMG.com/hp. DISPLAY GRAPHIC FILM Kodak and Brand Management Group, Sarasota, Florida, an- nounce the availability of an inkjet film designed for display graphics: KODAK Premium Rapid- Dry White Film, Matte / 5 mil. The new film is perfect for displays that require opacity. Light shining from behind does not detract from the graphics due to a back coating that blocks the light, providing full opacity. KODAK Premium Rapid-Dry White Film, Matte / 5 mil is a lay-flat water-resistant poly- ester with a bright-white printable surface that maximizes color fidelity and accuracy. Compatible with dye and pigmented inks, it won't smudge or show fingerprints, and is also scratch- and abrasion-resistant. It can be laminated using thermal and pressure-sensitive films, but does not require lamination for short-term applications. For information, visit www.kodak.com. 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