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Issue 75 | Week 21 - October 2010

 
Antalis
DON'T MISS THE 8TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF DAY
The annual Charity Golf Day for the sign and print industries will be hosted once again by Practical Publishing at the Glendower Golf Course on Thursday, 20 October. 
DIGITAL SIGNAGE PART OF THE FURNITURE
The Antalis team was ready to tackle the 5550 local and international guests who visited the Visual Communications Africa show, held at the Sandton Convention Centre, over three frenetic days in September.
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AFRICA 2010 MARKED MANY FIRSTS FOR
ANTALIS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD
Retailers increasingly need to find better ways to connect with customers and the use of digital media is becoming more and more prevalent. Using open frame integrator versions of the VideoFlyer digital posters, Digital View have been able to offer furniture manufacturers opportunities to quickly integrate screens into their furniture designs and even build interactive product showcases using buttons, barcode scanners and motion detectors. 
FESPA AMERICAS 2011 GETS INTO SHAPE
FESPA Americas, taking place in 2011 from February 24-26 at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, is shaping up to offer printers a multi-dimensional visitor programme.
VISTA SYSTEM WELCOMES TRAVELLERS
Vista System's flexible and easy to update Sign Frames were recently installed at the new Lebombo Pedestrian Border Post at Komatiepoort, South Africa.
 WONSA
THIS WEEK'S CREATIVE QUOTE

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

~Herm Albright

XANITA SUPPORTS FLOWER SHOW
The 2010 Kirstenbosch South Africa exhibit at the world's most famous garden show, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, incorporated sustainable Xanita materials in its display. 
DIRECT COLOR SYSTEMS LAUNCHES INKMARK
Manufacturer of direct to substrate small format printers, Direct Color Systems (DCS), has introduced a line of coated substrates that simultaneously accept DCS's MultiSolve dye and clear inks in one pass.
NATIONAL FLAG & BRANDING SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
National Flag & Branding, with the help of Vanish stain remover, has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for the Biggest T-Shirt.
FUTURE OF DIGITAL SIGNAGE IN TRANSIT
It appears mobile digital signage is beginning to pique the interest of media professionals and is picking up momentum. That's quite understandable. Not only are passengers generally 'trapped' in close proximity to the digital sign until the train, subway or bus comes to a halt, but also the size of the audience involved is hard to ignore. 
FLOATING BILLBOARDS GIVE FLUGTAG SERIES WINGS
Innovative floating billboards were featured along the coasts of Miami and Los Angeles recently to promote the Red Bull Flugtag series. The unique informative billboards, coupled with custom props, are claimed to have successfully captured the attention of beach crowds and coastal audiences near the event location.
WEWIN-DISPLAY LAUNCHES FABRIC WALL FRAMES
This fabric back wall has a unique design to attract attention, letting your display/exhibition become the sole focus. Curved, straight or concave types are available in various sizes or to suit your requirements.
WIDEOPEN CAMPAIGN TAKES ON NEW DIMENSION
Since October 1st, Wideopen Platform has brought the message 'Don’t just watch movies, experience them in 3D'. The media rollout has been based on Ster-Kinekor’s 3D site openings, and will be phased in accordingly over the next six months.
 Viscom Africa

MOERSE COOL STUFF: NEW & IMPROVED

HTML5 SHOWCASE: 48 POTENTIAL FLASH-KILLING DEMOS

So you’ve heard all rumors about HTML5 would take over Adobe Flash. While most web community argues that it’s possible or not, you must be wandering what makes HTML5 so powerful that even giant company Apple wants to use it to replace Flash.

SCANNER CLEVERLY DISGUISED AS A BOOK

What do you get if you cross a scanner with a book? Well, erm, one of these I guess. This idea seems a little bizarre, but it is definitely unique and actually makes a rather bland looking scanner look slightly more impressive. A scanner has been modified to appear like a book, and charted his progress on his own website.

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