Sign & Digital Graphics

January '19

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12 • January 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S 3M Expands the Qualified Printers and Inks on its MCS Warranty St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M announces that HP's 882 and 872 Latex inks have completed the compa- ny's certification process, and the inks will now be included on the list of qualified printers and co-branded inks for 3M's MCS warranty. 3M says the move expands the warranty-backed solution set for graphics manufacturers with HP Latex R1000 Plus and R2000 Plus Printers. For brand-owners, this means that they will receive up to a 7-year vertical warranty on this new solution. The 3M MCS warranty for these inks is available worldwide. 3M says its MCS warranty is recognized as the industry's most comprehensive finished graphics war- ranty, providing non-prorated protection for the intended life of each graphic including fading, cracking, peeling, blistering, discoloration and many other aspects of graphic performance. The warranty will be available on inks labeled as a 3M MCS Warranty Component starting February 2019. Graphics manufacturers globally that are using a 3M co-branded ink and are eligible to offer the 3M MCS warranty can register and receive their personalized "Certificate of 3M MCS Warranty" online. To register or to get further information, visit Coastal Enterprises Announces Redesigned Website Orange, California-based Coastal Enterprises, manufacturers of Precision Board HDU used in the signage and tooling industries, announces that it has completely upgraded and streamlined its website to make the visitor experience "fast and fruitful." "We know that time is money," says Chuck Miller, company president, "so we simplified the home page with buttons for the most popular Precision Board HDU applications— tooling and signage." He adds, "now you can quickly access resources and find what you need faster." While the look of the website is more modern and updated, the company says, the same content is there, including speeds and feeds info, training videos on use of their companion products (primer, adhesives, coatings, etc.), how-to's, FAQs, and the Precision Board blog. New features include resource pages for tooling/industrial, signage/theming and other; easy access to the most popular content on the home page; and a quick menu bar at the bottom with links to the company's PBLT and PBHT info pages. Gilman Brothers Honored at Connecticut Family Business Awards Gilman, Connecticut-based foam board manufacturer The Gilman Brothers Co. was recently honored at the Hartford Business Journal 2018 Connecticut Family Business Awards, a distinction recognizing the achievements of the state's top family–owned companies. At the recent awards dinner, Gilman Brothers placed fourth in a field of 60 in the category for com- panies with more than 75 employees. Company president Evan Gilman, grandson of company founder Nathan Gilman, was on hand to accept the award, accompanied by members and friends of the Gilman family. In addition to the awards event, winners were recognized in a special sec- tion of the Hartford Business Journal. "It's a testament to the company's vision, mission and purpose," says Evan Gil- man, President. "Our team is strong, focused and excited for the future. We are all humbled and honored by this award." Canon Printers Now Flexi Software-Compatible Melville, New York-based Canon U.S.A., the U.S. arm of Tokyo-based Canon Global, announces that its imagePROGRAF TX and PRO Series printer lineups are now fully compatible with Flexi software from Salt Lake City-based SAi (SA International). The company says the announcement regarding the PRO Series represents the addition of the 60-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 large-format printer to those devices which can be used with SAi software, helping provide color continuity for signage and pay-for-print operations. Users of the imagePROGRAF TX Series, typically used for CAD applications, can add versatility to their devices by producing signage, posters and infographics through FLEXI software, expanding options for producing quality in-house applica- tions, the company says. Canon imagePROGRAF PRO and TX Series devices can now be used with Flexi Subscription; FlexiSIGN&PRINT; and FlexiPRINT software.

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