Alexandra Gramatikas’s business started with a winning idea. While attending University of Central Florida’s (UCF’s) MBA program, Alex entered her business plan for custom printed button covers in UCF’s entrepreneur competition, and took first place.
As part of her award, Alex’s company, Altr, received a space in the university’s “incubator.” Soon, Alex moved Altr’s production in-house with the purchase of a Roland VersaUV LEF-series bechtop UV printer. “We saw the LEF perform at SGIA– it was doing the same thing as printers that cost a lot more money."
Monday, July 24, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1528)/Comments (0)/
The digital revolution has its sights on a new challenge, and decorating three-dimensional objects offers no shortage of puzzles or possibilities.
Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1535)/Comments (0)/
“A decade ago, hardly anyone had heard of the game of cornhole. Now it’s everywhere,” said Shane Back, co-owner of AJJ Enterprises in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shane and three friends sold their first customized cornhole set online in 2005.
The concept proved extremely popular, and AJJ Enterprises soon moved its business out of a garage and into a small warehouse. They also began using digital printing. “At first we were outsourcing, then I realized, hey, I could just buy a printer,” said Shane. “I got a Roland – the same kind our local shop had – and we’ve never looked back.”
Monday, July 17, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1510)/Comments (0)/
Splunk, an operational intelligence company based in San Francisco, came to architectural design firm Nichols Booth Architects looking to transform their basement into an underground cave. Nichols partnered with Designtex to curate and produce imagery that would complement the stone-like furniture that filled the space.
Friday, July 14, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1452)/Comments (0)/
High-speed industrial inkjet technology is expanding into décor applications including laminate flooring, furniture, doors, wallpaper, and more.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1480)/Comments (0)/
In "A Healthy Wrappetite," Associate Editor Kiersten Wones dives into five food truck wraps created by Buffalo, New York-based Streamline Designs. All featured truck graphics were printed on a Roland Soljet Pro 4 XR-640, wrapped with 3M Controltac IJ180Cv3, and laminated with 3M Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8518.
Thursday, July 6, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1568)/Comments (0)/
The unique advantages of UV-LED printing are extensive: the ability to print on a wide variety of materials, both treated and untreated, including PVC, PET, ABS, acrylic, wood, glass, ceramics, boards, metals, soft fabrics, and leathers.
Thursday, June 29, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1583)/Comments (0)/
With 70 years of experience, Vomela has provided graphic installations and signage for some of the biggest names in the sports and entertainment industry. Although each project offers its own unique sense of accomplishment, nothing quite matches the privilege of working with your hometown team—in this case, the Minnesota Vikings football team. And being in Minnesota, this story owes much to a heavy winter snow storm.
Monday, June 26, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1683)/Comments (0)/
Part of taking care of your customers is service after the sale, so consider copying these tips, courtesy of Arlon Graphics, and putting them on your shop’s letterhead, or maybe a refrigerator magnet, and handing them out to your wrap customers.
Friday, June 23, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1627)/Comments (0)/
Are you unsure of what type of calendered film to use for different types of projects? Have you ever asked yourself, “which film should I use, monomeric or polymeric?”
If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, keep reading. By the end of this article you will have a clear understanding of calendered film. Additionally, you will also know when to use each type.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1723)/Comments (0)/