Sign & Digital Graphics

October '17

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • October 2017 • 17 Esko Donates Kongsberg Cutting Tables to University Ghent, Belgium-based Esko, a maker of finishing equipment and developer of workflow software (with U.S. headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio), recently donated two Kongsberg digital cutting tables, plus all the tooling, training, software, delivery and installation, to Cal Poly's Graphics Communication Dept. in San Luis Obispo, California. According to the company, the approximate value of the two machines as they are configured is about $185,000. The cutting tables will allow students to continue to explore finishing and packaging technologies both in the classroom and in graphic communication clubs, it says. "Our new Esko iCut allows us to cut materials like never before," says graphic communication professor Colleen Twomey. "Thin paper to thick plastic and foam core — not a problem for our iCut table! What Esko enables (us) to do is apply a hands-on experience with state-of-the-art software and hardware that allows students to create amazing work. What was once a 2D world is now a 3D interactive world!" The cutting tables, the Kongsberg XE and the Kongsberg X24, are able to accurately cut a variety of materials such as corrugated, folding carton, solid board, foam, coating blankets, wood and a variety of plastics from digital design documents. The Kongsberg XE table is designed for high-quality, fast, short-run production of folding cartons. The Kongsberg X24 table specializes in producing packaging, signs and displays; it also includes a designer PC table, monitor, mouse and keyboard. SpeedPro Imaging Adds HP Printer to Startup Package Denver-based SpeedPro Imaging, a large-format graphics franchise com- pany, announces the addition of the HP FB550 UV flatbed printer to its newly updated and more robust franchise startup package. According to SpeedPro, the addition of the HP FB550 emphasizes its commit- ment to allowing its franchise owners to provide the best services and products to their customers. The franchisor says it's emphasizing the printer's features such as high-quality applications; improved high density photo print modes and high white opacity; multi-image, multi-size capability; and tabletop roll holder. It says the FB550 offers increased efficiency; reduced labor and material costs; and unique product opportunities with the ability to print on a wide range of substrates. SDG SERIES IT'S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3, 4. Your source for Principal LED BRIGHTER. EASY TO USE. RELIABLE. COST EFFECTIVE. QM3 200 LM/FT QM2 150 LM/FT QM1 110 LM/FT QM4 260 LM/FT NEW om Choose from 4 styles to suit any channel letter application.

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