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December '14

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18 • December 2014 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Circle Graphics Acquires Mammoth Media Longmont, Colorado-based print service provider Circle Graphics announces that it has acquired Boston-based Mammoth Media, a grand- format printing company focused on the transit market. Circle Graphics is the world's largest producer of grand-format digital graphics, the company says, and the firm has manufacturing facilities in Longmont and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The purchase of Mammoth Media now gives it an East Coast manufacturing presence and gives it the ability to offer transit-specific capabilities to its more than 12,000 customers worldwide. Mutoh Announces G7 Certifications Phoenix, Arizona-based large-format print manufacturer Mutoh America announces that it has received IDEAlliance G7 certification for its G7 Calibrator software; and G7 wide format digital print certification for two of its Value-Jet printers, the VJ1624 and the VJ1638X. Orbus Partners with Nonprofits, Releases Show Guide Orbus Exhibit & Display Group and Knoxville, Tennessee- based Graphic Creations were recently partners in helping produce individualized banners to honor Medal of Honor recipients. Woodridge, Illinois-based Orbus donated 30 retractable banner stands, and the banners were displayed during the Medal of Honor 151st Anniversary Convention held Sept. 10-13 in Knoxville. The banners honored 80 living recipients of the Medal of Honor who served from World War II up to the present time. In other Orbus news, the company announces its recent support of Piedmont Graphics Inc., a North Carolina- based producer of promotional graphics, displays and products. The companies teamed up in a recent open house event in support of Tuesday's Children, a nonprofit that supports families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. On Sept. 11, 2014, Piedmont Graphics hosted 51 guests at their Promo Show, including 14 vendors—one of which was Orbus. It was the first time Piedmont had tied fundraising efforts in with its Promo Show. The company says it expects to donate about $5,000 raised at that event to Tuesday's Children. Finally, Orbus announces a new rental exhibit program and more than 100 rental display ideas in its new catalog: "The Exhibitors' Handbook Rental." Epson Sponsors Nature's Best Photo Awards Long Beach, California-based printer manufacturer Epson announces that for the third straight year, it has sponsored the "Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition." Epson was the official inkjet printer and paper partner for the ongoing print exhibition. Winning entries have been on display since Oct. 24 on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The photos on display where taken by some of the world's most prestigious photographers. The Smithsonian exhibition features winners chosen from more than 20,000 entries from photographers in 50 countries. The images—all printed using Epson's printing technology—are displayed as large-format prints ranging in size from 2' x 3' to nearly 4' x 6'. For more information on the contest visit www. NaturesBestPhotography.com. HP Introduces Mobile App for Large-Format Printing HP announces its new Latex Mobile Application, a smartphone app that allows customers to remotely monitor their printers, track job status and receive printer alerts. The app, which will be free to download to smartphones in January and for tablets by mid-2015 from Google Play and the Apple App Store, offers remote monitoring for HP Latex 310, 330 and 360 Printers, including job information, print status and alerts. Grand prize winning photo by Tin Man Lee. (Courtesy Nature's Best Photography)

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