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Both MV Photo Labs & Archival Supplies and Yuen Lui Studios integrated wide format printers into their photo labs with great success. Learn more in First Hand Experience, the final part in our series on digital photo labs. Look for a full feature article in the July print issue of Digital Output.

Drupa is in full swing as we enter the second week of the international trade show. We've included a roundup of exciting announcements below. Please look for a more comprehensive overview in the July print issue of Digital Output. 

Review our full, interactive digital version of Digital Output magazine's June issue. To view click here.  

[ Volume X Issue 23 ]   [ June 6, 2008 ]

 exclusive editorial  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing

Print Industry Convenes for drupa  
For four years the industry—from players in digital and offset printing, to packaging, superwide and grand format, substrates, document composition, workflow, and finishing—has held its breath for what’s known as the "Olympics" of print and media. The event continues through June 11, 2008 and is certainly delivering. Hype dates back earlier to this year’s ON DEMAND and ISA events, when key vendors teased us with promises for an exciting drupa. According to Messe Düsseldorf, the show touts 1,971 exhibitors from 52 countries with an anticipated 400,000 visitors... more >> 

First Hand Experience
Manhattan’s MV Photo Labs & Archival Supplies recently purchased a Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100 printer. "We got it because we’re now offering digital services at the lab and wanted to include output with that," states Jason Knobloch, printer, MV Photo Labs & Archival Supplies. The lab enjoys the printer’s two user-serviceable printheads. "For instance," explains Knobloch, "if you come to the end of the printhead’s life span in another printer, you have to either send it back to be refurbished or replace the printer. With the imagePROGRAF iPF8100 printer... more >>

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A Cut Above the Rest
Vinyl-based substrates are continually prevalent in large format graphics. Despite growing interest in alternative textile media, vinyl is a staple product, largely due to emerging applications. Vehicle graphics, for example, continue to push vinyl growth within the graphic arts. "It makes sense for a lot of sign manufacturers, because it’s something that they’re inherently familiar with. We’re talking about taking sticky material and putting it on something... more >>

Substrates Galore
Large format hardware creates a variety of opportunities for photo labs. The option of creating extra large photos is a sell point, but the ability to print on a wide range of substrates is also enticing to the everyday consumer. "It’s amazing what labs are printing on these days—glass, doors, fabric—and they’re highly durable prints that can handle abuse from people and weather," states Michael White, sales manager, Agfa. One trend in large format printing is... more >> 


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