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February '18

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • February 2018 • 17 Roland DG's 'Creative Centre Experience Day' Hailed a Success The UK division of Roland DG, a Japanese-based manufacturer of wide- format printers, cutters and engraving devices, recently staged what it called a "Creative Centre Experience Day" at its Clevedon facility outside Bristol. The event was free and allowed visitors to freely wander through the Creative Centre, which is what the company calls the inspirational hub of Roland DG UK. Educational classes were held throughout the day that focused on all aspects of print—from hardware and software updates to the latest applications, and from design all the way through to finishing. The company says that the feed- back from attendees has been very positive. Ultra Violet is Pantone's Color of the Year Carlstadt, New Jersey-based Pantone, a provider of professional color standards for designers, announces its 2018 color of the year: Ultra Violet 18-3838. "We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination," writes Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in making the announcement. "It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. "From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come." The announcement goes on to reference Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, noting how they "brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of Western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality." Adds Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone: "The Pantone color of the year has come to mean so much more than 'what's trending' in the world of design; it's truly a reflection of what's needed in our world today." NanoLumens Awarded Six New Patents Atlanta-based NanoLumens, makers of custom-built indoor and outdoor LED dis- plays for a variety of markets, announces that it has been awarded six new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The new patents cover a broad range of areas surrounding the company's trade- marked Nixel technology, it says. The new patents bring the total number of patents the company has to 28, it says, with more than two dozen applications still pending. SDG Need nancing options? Whether you are buying or selling – we offer fast financing for a fast world. 877-786-5327 | print@directcapital.com directcapital.com/SDGmag Visit us in booth 117 at the NBM Arlington show! FINANCING AS ESSENTIAL AS INK. © 2017 CIT Group Inc. All rights reserved. CIT and Direct Capital and their logos are registered trademarks of CIT Group Inc. CIT Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of CIT Group Inc. Direct Capital is a Division of CIT Bank, N.A. Not all applicants will qualify for nancing. All nance programs and rates are subject to nal approval by Direct Capital, and are subject to change at any time without notice. Speed and performance subject to applicant's local connectivity and other factors outside of Direct Capital's control.

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