GPA Announces Partnership with Holliston
GPA, McCook, Ill., has entered into a partnership agreement with Holliston, producers of textured cloth substrates for offset, screen printing and HP Indigo presses. This agreement makes GPA the exclusive partner for all HP Indigo compatible products from Holliston, including Pinnacle & Impressions canvas substrates, and puts GPA in a better position to provide new and innovative substrates to its customers.
“We chose to work with GPA because of their technical expertise in the digital market, superior sales and customer service personnel, and expansive distribution network. This new alliance with GPA allows us to deliver printable cloth materials in a professional manner that would not have been possible otherwise,” said Gary Sweeney, Holliston’s senior vice president of operations & business development.
GPA is known in the graphic arts industry for providing unique substrates and backing them up with technical and market expertise. “As we continue to expand our offering of unique media, we are solidifying our reputation as market leaders. Our customers know that when they’re looking for something out of the ordinary or something new to show their clients, we’ll have it. By partnering with Holliston, we’re strengthening our selection of superior substrates for the widest range of printing platforms,” said Greg Kestler, GPA’s director of technical products for pressure sensitive paper and printable films.
GPA now offers Ultra Digital 10 Mil Pinnacle White Cotton Canvas in 12×18″, 13×19″ and 20.5x 29.5″ sheets, and 14 Mil Impressions White Poly-Cotton Canvas in 12×18″ sheets for HP Indigo presses. These sheets are widely used for photo prints, art reproductions, menu covers, luxury good packaging, clothing and accessory hang tags, and in retail and in point-of purchase graphics. GPA remains committed to finding new and innovative way to help their customers grow their business, through strategic partnerships, unique media and knowledge sharing.
Customizable app-controlled sneakers?
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With exclusivity a priority in the sneaker industry, a company called shiftwear wants to launch a shoe completely customizable straight from a smartphone. the lineup of sneakers will be available in three styles – high, medium and low tops. the designated app connects wirelessly to show off high-quality static images as well as animations right on the display area. the moving images do require more energy and that’s why the company is also introducing ‘walk-n-charge’ technology which keeps the shoes powered with every step. Lasting up to 30 days on one battery, the always-on color enabled e-paper flexible display wraps around the sneaker for full 360-degree visibility. it’s also built for all types of weather – made with waterproof materials with soles coated in a durable kevlar fiber.
DRUPA switches to a three-year cycle
DRUPA, the world's leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, will switch to a three-year cycle after 2016.
Rock and Rolling with Wide Format
Printing on a professional instrument is not only possible, but something we have been doing at Kirkwood for several years now. Essentially, the guitar takes a detour in the manufacturing process, and comes into the print shop, gets printed, and then sent back to the factory. This beauty was printed for a custom Studio and the whole rig was about Audrey. The front, the back, and the spine had images from over the years. We had a vision, and helped the customer execute on their dream. The entire process from concept to delivered instrument was in the making for over 2 years. When Kirkwood was approached we took this on to prove that Wide Format is much more than just boards and banners.
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