In what many considered the most divisive election in modern times, American voters have spoken: Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as America’s 45th president in January and the Republican Party will maintain majority control of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Also of interest is what the election results will likely mean for people who make their livings working in the graphic arts industry. To gain some perspective both from what it means for printing companies, as well as for industry suppliers, Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, and Mark Nuzzaco, government affairs director at NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, weighed in. “The immediate response is that our country now needs to come together. It’s important that everyone gets behind our government,” notes Makin, who cites the need for laws and regulations that are pro-business and that drive the economy forward. “As so goes a strong economy, so goes a strong printing industry. [Trump and the Republican Party have] a huge task, but also a huge opportunity to drive an agenda.” click Read More below for more of the story
Avery Dennison today announced the addition of CMYK ink printing capabilities to its TrafficJet 1638 Printer, providing users an even greater range of flexibility and functionality to the reflective digital sign printing system for traffic and work zone applications. The TrafficJet 1638 is now capable of printing CMYK inks and TrafficJet spot inks at the same time. This enhancement will allow the addition of custom graphics or logos to traffic signs and the ability to create commercial signs on both reflective and vinyl graphics media.
“Continuous improvement is key to staying ahead of the curve. The addition of CMYK functionality to the TrafficJet 1638 printer provides significant value to what is already the reflective industry’s most cost-effective traffic sign printing system,” said John Peck, global technical product manager at Avery Dennison. “We are excited about the ongoing evolution in our industry already underway with digital printing, and we’re proud to remain at the forefront with additions like this that continue to enhance the technology.”
The newly-added Mutoh Eco Ultra CMYK inks with overlay will provide a life expectancy similar to that already available in the Graphics industry. The TrafficJet spot inks continue to carry the same warranty period of the underlying reflective sheeting when combined with Avery Dennison clear overlay film, and are designed to meet a variety of industry standards for reflectivity and durability. In order to facilitate this improvement, Avery Dennison has teamed with SAi, developer of the Mutoh Edition FlexiPrint DX, to provide a driver update to newer software versions. Customers looking to upgrade a current TrafficJet 1638 Printer are encouraged to contact their Avery Dennison sales representative for details.
TrafficJet is a complete inkjet printing system for traffic safety and reflective sign producers as well as government agencies that produce or purchase signage. Avery Dennison is the only eco-solvent inkjet system provider offering a complete 10 and 12-year warrantied, cost-effective, highly flexible inkjet printing solution with equipment, ink and reflective sheeting for both permanent and work zone signage. For more information, visit reflectives.averydennison.com/TrafficJet.
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