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December '14

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16 • December 2014 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Avery Dennison Announces Wrap Contest Winners Mentor, Ohio-based graphic films manufacturer Avery Dennison announces the winners of its 2014 "Wrap Like a King" challenge. Metro Signs Inc./Metro Wrapz won the Judge's Choice Award grand prize for its "Tramontana R – Kicks N Whipz" creation. The winner of the Fan Favorite Award for "Full Wrap on the Dodge Viper" was Scott Bechtel of Dallas-area based Car Wrap City. Both winners received a paid trip to the recent SGIA show in Las Vegas where they were presented with their trophies. More than $15,000 in prizes was given away to participants and voters. Six professional judges narrowed the entries down to 32 finalists, and then ranked the eligible entries in four different categories to come up with the Judges' Choice Award. Four rounds of public voting by the general public determined the winner of the Fan Favorite Award. The Wrap Like a King contest is put on by Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions with supporting sponsors West Coast Customs and Croftgate USA. Sign Works Installs First Anapurna M3200 Bensenville, Illinois-based print service provider Sign Works Inc. has become the first firm in North America to install an Anapurna M3200 RTR wide format printer from Agfa Graphics. The 126- inch, six-color roll-to-roll system is designed for flexible media print- ing suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Built specifically for heavy 24/7 workloads, the system can accommodate a variety of materials, including fabric, canvas, vinyl, plastic film, paper and polyester, including 100% PE eco-friendly. "The speed of the Anapurna M3200 RTR compared to what we currently have on our 120-inch wide roll printers has helped us increase production and offer increased print quality on fab- rics and wallpaper," says Greg Janowiak, Sign Works' president. "Installation of the Anapurna M3200 RTR went very smoothly, along with training. It was an easy learning curve for our operators." West-Camp Press Installs Third EFI Printer Wide-format printer manufacturer EFI, Fremont, California, announces that West-Camp Press, Westerville, Ohio, has expanded its superwide-format inkjet production capabili- ties with the purchase of an EFI VUTEk GS3250LX Pro print- er, the third VUTEk printer the firm installed this year. According to West-Camp CEO Ed Evans, "We were looking for the throughput and the high quality UltraDrop Technology provides, but when we saw the capabilities we could gain with EFI's 'Cool Cure LED' we got very excited. LED has turned out to be one of the biggest advantages the equipment offers, next to the high quality we get from UltraDrop technology." In related EFI news The Garvey Group, a fully integrat- ed national team of experts in the packaging, entertain- ment, outdoor and retail display markets, has added a new EFI inkjet press to its suburban Milwaukee production facil- ity. The Niles, Illinois-based company acquired a 3.2-meter EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro UV inkjet press in order to broaden its production capabilities in the premium-quality, point-of- purchase, transit and outdoor graphics markets for its retail clients and other national brands. SunDance Marketing Purchases HP Latex 3000 Orlando, Florida-based SunDance Marketing Solutions expands its large-format portfolio with the purchase of an HP Latex 3000 Printer. SunDance had long been an HP Indigo customer, so HP was a natural choice when it came to buying a new piece of wide-format equipment, the company says. SunDance notes several factors influencing its purchase, including the printer's double-sided printing capabilities, faster speeds and reduced costs, but says most attractive was its ability to print on a broad range of substrates. "We are thrilled about the new possibilities the HP Latex 3000 Printer brings and are confident the printer will deliver on its promise," says JohnHenry Ruggieri, director of operations for SunDance. SunDance made its purchase at Graph Expo 2014, held Sept. 28–Oct. 1 in Chicago.

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