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WP&B Sponsors Elise Beuke

We are proud to be one of the sponsors of Elise Beuke, who is part of the US Team at the World Rowing Junior Championship in Rio de Janeiro on August 5-9. Elise has been on a rowing team for the past year and will compete in the women’s double sculls. We wish Elise the best of luck! Additional information regarding the event can be found here.

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WP&B helps Wieden+Kennedy realize their vision for their Stitched exhibit

Recently, Wieden+Kennedy used Gigapan technology to create a gigapixel image of the Nike Foamposite One “Sharpie” and Penny 6 pack shoes. Usually this photographic process is used to create gigapixel shots of city landscapes and outer space. Wieden+Kennedy wanted to show the incredible detail and resolution that can be achieved using this technology. There are 4,972 individual images that were stitched together to make the final image.

We used the high resolution HP Latex 360 printer to print panels and install them on Wieden+Kennedy’s 16’10” x 34’5” gallery wall. The amount of detail captured and represented in the print are unlike anything printed at this size. The following is a time lapse movie of the installation.

 

 

“Big moments are often made by many smaller ones” is the driving conceptual force behind the show and the thread connecting the labor intensive Gigapan process to Hardaway’s storied career. The show is an example of how dedication to combining craft and technology can lead to innovative, beautiful experiences. We are proud to work with Wieden+Kennedy on this project. For additional information please follow the links to Wieden+Kennedy and Gigapan.


Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day our offices will be closed on Friday – Sunday, July 3 – 5. We hope you and your families enjoy the holiday.

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WP&B Installs New HP Latex 360

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WP&B is excited to announce its recent acquisition of an HP Latex 360. With the HP Latex 360, we are improving our large format color imaging with the following capabilities:

  • The HP Latex 360 has a new print optimizer that provides a higher quality image and improves print speed.
  • With the new curing system and onboard calibration we now have a larger variety of media that we can print on including mesh and textiles.
  • The printer has a built in spectrophotometer which provides improved color consistency.

Please use the contact form to request additional information or receive a sample print for your next project!


WP&B Working With Nibs and Greens

We have been working with Nibs and Greens on package labeling. This is a two step process wherein we print their packing information on high quality label material and then kiss-cut each label on our Zünd digital cutter. The labels are available in both clear and opaque. Here are two images of their labels on their products.

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Use the contact form to learn more about this process and make certain to check out Nibs and Green’s products on their website http://www.nibsandgreens.com.


New Océ and Canon Large Format Devices

Both Canon and Océ recently introduced new large format devices. For Canon the new large format inkjet devices include two new printer only devices (the iPF670 and iPF770) and one new multifunction, copier/printer/scanner device (the iPF770 MFP M40). Océ also recently introduced a mid-range copier/printer/scanner (the PlotWave 500) that works well in a busy office environment. For more information please view our equipment page or contact Jeff Morin at our office.

 

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Happy Holidays

We wish you a happy holiday season and prosperous new year. The following is our holiday schedule:

Monday & Tuesday, December 22 & 23 – normal business hours
Wednesday, December 24 – 7:30 to noon
Thursday & Friday, December 25 & 26 – closed

Monday & Tuesday, December 29 & 30 – normal business hours
Wednesday, December 31 – 7:30 to noon
Thursday & Friday, January 1 & 2 – closed

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WP&B Working With Become Co.

We have been working with Paul Williams of Become Company on some great applications for his clients. Here, Become Company had us print directly onto aluminum panels which they then mounted onto a wood frame. This is for a Formula 1 race in Austin Texas.

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Formula 1 Race Signs


WP&B Featured In Printing Industries of America

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In the upcoming issue of Printing Industries of America magazine WP&B president, Neil Humphrey, is quoted in the article Dimensional Inkjet: Advances are Driving Dimensional Print Differentiation. The article discusses dimensional and multi-layered printing and it’s appeal in the market place. With these unique capabilities, WP&B is able to offer our customers more creative and distinct ways to present their work. We have attached the full article here.


HP WallArt – Digital Décor Layout Tool

In our last post we discussed the growing popularity of digital décor. As a followup, we would like to introduce an exciting service offered by WP&B and Hewlett-Packard. The service is called HP WallArt and it provides a unique tool that helps you design and order customized wall decoration for residential, retail, and commercial environments. Please view the following video for a preview.

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FAQ

What should the resolution for my image or graphic be?

Resolution should be set at 300 dpi. Image quality is very important in how graphics will reproduce. FYI, Graphics pulled from the internet tend to be 72 dpi and reproduce very poorly. Avoid using those graphics because they will look pixelated when printed. Read More

Do you prefer RGB or CMYK?

If possible, save all graphics in CMYK mode.  RGB do not typically print as true to color as CMYK.... Read More

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