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November '12

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PRINTER-CUTTER BUNDLES Paradigm Imaging Group, Costa Mesa, Calif., adds printer-cutter bundles from leading manufacturers to its portfolio. Combining "best of breed" technology from two leaders in the indus- try, Paradigm Imaging Group offers printer-cutter bundles from Graphtec and Mutoh. Graphtec's FC8000 series cutting plotters combined with Mutoh's ValueJet eco-solvent printers create a print and cut combination that is durable, reliable and user-friendly. This winning combo provides the perfect print and cut workflow, allowing for simultaneous printing and cutting of multiple jobs. "The ability to offer a print and cut solution from two of the industry leaders allows us to strategi- cally move into a growing segment of the market. Paradigm Imaging Group will continue to provide innovative solutions from quality manufacturers to answer the needs of the wide format community," says Randy Geesman, President of Paradigm Imaging Group. For information, visit www.para- digmdisplaysolutions.com. TWO-SIDED, PRINTABLE MAGNET Magnum Magnetics Corporation, Marietta, Ohio announces the release of DigiMag Duplex two-sided printable magnet material, featuring a high-quality printable matte white polypropylene surface on both sides. DigiMag Duplex offers smooth feeding, superb ink adhesion and image quality, and can be easily perforated or die cut. This innovative prod- uct was created by Magnum Magnetics employees Cameron Fouss and Ritch Lefevre. Fouss says he was inspired to create DigiMag Duplex while in an airport book store. "The store had magnet and postcard displays next to each other. I wanted to create a product that was printable on both sides, yet still magnetic. Currently, the only option is to cover the picture on the post card with a magnet, or deal with a black magnetic surface on the back, which will not show print." DigiMag Duplex is perfect for many applications, including direct mail campaigns, post cards, save-the-date magnets, greeting cards, graduation invites, and even sports cards. For information, call 800-258-0991 or visit www.magnummagnetics.com. LED BACKLIGHT Lumex, Palatine, Ill., announces the global launch of its first-in-the-industry QuantumBrite Shapeable LED Backlight. With the new shapeable LED backlight, holes can be cut into the backlight in virtually any shape (for example, to allow space for a switch or other component on the circuit board). This combination of flexible and shapeable LED backlight technology is unique in the industry and opens the door to a broad new range of LED backlight applications completely customizable in any shape, size or color on both flat and curved surfaces. The new backlight technology provides a brightness of up to 20 cd/m2, making the tech- nology ideal for applications where non-jarring, natural, soothing lighting is required. The ultra- thin QuantumBrite LED backlight viewing area has a profile height of just 0.125mm, up to 97 percent thinner than traditional LED backlight technology and up to 79 percent thinner than alternative flex- ible LED backlight options. For information, call 800-278-5666 or visit www.lumex.com. PORTABLE PAVEMENT SIGN PavementSigns.com, Bristol, R.I., introduces a portable pavement sign is engineered for outdoor use and is commonly found near the entrances of food establishments, retail stores, and service locations. Each is outfitted with durable construction and roll- ing wheels, so relocating the unit within high traffic areas is a snap. Users frequently con- vey messages regarding sale events, daily menu specials, and newly added services. No matter what information is exhibited, it will get noticed as a result of the towering design, which stands over five feet high. Even though the sandwich board is large, it can be wheeled inside at the end of the day to avoid vandalism and theft. This pavement sign fits up to (2) 28" x 44" inserts back to back. This way, bi-directional advertisements can be created quickly. A series of retaining tabs keeps paneling in place yet allows for straightforward updates. For information, visit PavementSigns.com. CNC ROUTER Techno CNC Routers, New Hyde Park, N.Y., introduce the new HD Mini Series CNC Router, an affordable precision cutting system. Developed by a team of engineers using global state-of-the- art manufacturing techniques, the HD-Mini is a heavy-duty machine that is an affordable CNC work platform. Ideal for any size shop requir- ing a compact machine to run small routing jobs or to be used as an educational tool. The HD-Mini features ball screw drives on all three axes and is controlled using a Techno easy-to-use hand-held micro stepper controller. The controller can run G-Code or dxf file formats. Techno's HD Mini CNC Router also features brushless micro- stepper motors and controls and a 2 HP HSD high-frequency collet spindle. For information, visit www.technocnc.com or call 800-819-3366. DIGITAL LABEL PRESS iSys Label, Calgary, introduces the EDGE 850 desktop digital label press. The EDGE 850 is the perfect low-cost solution for in-house printing on demand. This short run label printer is suitable for all sorts of applications whether it be custom water bottle labels or stickers for a special event. Users can print their custom design on die-cut substrates and have the labels ready for immedi- ate application that day. There is no need for second stage or finishing because labels printed on the EDGE 850 are durable, lightfast, water resistant and scratch proof—so users can literally "print, peel and apply." For information, visit www. isis-label.com or call 866-415-4797. SDG SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS • November 2012 • 89

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