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Issue 78| Week 1 - November 2010

 
ANTALIS CELEBRATES MUNKEN AND THE NEW CURIOUS COLLECTION
Antalis South Africa hosted a breakfast at Moyo Zoo Lake to launch the Curious Collection 2010, inspired by Li Edelkoort and celebrated the third journal - The Munken Book of Creation. This unique and beautiful book is dedicated to "Creatives" and tracks the creative process and hopes to inspire creatives with ideas to use this paper and remind them to specify and print as many jobs on Munken as possible in order to win an Apple Mac or an iPad.
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PRINT SHIELD ANTI-GRAFFITI A WINNER
Seal Print Shield Anti-Graffiti, a specialty pressure-sensitive laminating film, has won the 2010 SGIA Product of the Year in the Finishing-Laminates, Adhesives, Films and Coatings category. Each entry was evaluated and judged by industry leaders based on its perceived value to the digital imaging community, and was showcased in the Golden Image Gallery at the expo in Las Vegas.
FOODSTUFF LABELLING AND ADVERTISING LAWS ENFORCEABLE SOON
Many of the newly proposed by-law restrictions will affect foodstuff advertising. No longer will billboards be able to tell you that X and Y are 'healthy, nutritious' options without food manufacturing companies backing their claims with substantive evidence from an appropriate body.
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ANTALIS SOUTH AFRICA GOES GREEN WITH HEXACOMB
Antalis South Africa launched Hexacomb at Visual Communication Africa as an environmentally friendly alternative for different printing requirements. Hexacomb is suitable for print applications such as point-of-purchase (POP) displays, interior signage, exhibits, kiosks, framing, mounting, specialty print market, direct digital printing, direct screen printing, and painting. It is also suitable for building direct digital printing POP displays, interior signage, exhibits, kiosks, mounting and painting. Hexacomb (a registered trade mark) Naturally Rigid Graphic Board is 100% paper-based, made from renewable resources (a minimum of 20% recycled fibre content) and is 100% recyclable to provide the perfect blend of printing performance and environmental stewardship.
LINEAR DISPLAY RANGE RETURNS

Sources have revealed that the much sought-after Linear Range has been discovered and released. The eagerly anticipated modular display system is known for its innovative design and ease-of-use.

NESCHEN ADDS NEW FABRICS
Neschen has added new fabrics to its range with the addition of 'DYEtex flag 110 B1' and 'DYEtex display 220 B1' to complement the VARItex decoframe 250 B1 CA launched at Fespa. The resultant flags, banners and other display systems are durable and as equally suitable for outdoor use as they are within commercial and retail premises.
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THIS WEEK'S CREATIVE QUOTE

Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration.

~ Aaron Russell

ADVANTAGE LIES WITH CISCO DIGITAL SIGNS

A network-based digital signage application, Cisco Digital Signs provide an innovative way to enhance customer experiences, facilitating companywide communications, training and a boost to sales.

GRAFFITI HANDLES AIRSIDE ADVERTISING

Vehicle branding specialists Graffiti recently installed 30 branded safety handles in each of its 35 airside passenger busses at OR Tambo, Durban International and Cape Town International Airports.

BILLBOARDS BRING COSTA RICA TO LIFE

To make people consider Costa Rica as a holiday destination, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo decided to remind people about what was right in front of them.

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OUTDOOR CAMPAIGN OPENS DOORS FOR MERCEDES-BENZ

The luxury car brand's outdoor advertising campaign hit streets and shopping mall parking lots recently, playing on the SLS AMG's distinctive "gullwing" design feature.

QUANTUM TAXIS JOIN THE WORLD OF CHAMPIONS

The best camera angles is the message wrapped around fifty quantum taxis travelling SA's national and main roads. The wraps feature well-known soccer legends captured from the best possible angles.

POWERADE TEAMS UP WITH TLC

Booked by The MediaShop, Powerade's new promotion generates awareness of the hydration benefits of the drink to gym goers and sports people while they are on the gym floor and in need of liquid refreshment.

LEVI'S EMBRACES THE FEMALE FORM
To increase awareness and advertise the launch of its Curve ID range, Levi Strauss South Africa (LSSA) has made use of digital ad screens in 17 top end malls nationwide. LSSA partnered with creative force King James, Dare Media and Primall Media to introduce the campaign to South Africa as part of the Levi's Global Women's Initiative.
MACTAC AWARDED VISCOM PRIZE

MACtac has won the Prize for Sustainable Development awarded by VISCOM-SIGNAL "ETIQ" France. The Grand Prize trophy was presented to MACtac Europe during the VISCOM fair in Paris on September 21. 

PREGIS ANNOUNCES FALCONBOARD MOUNT

Falconboard Mount from Pregis is made from post-consumer recycled fibre and can be used as a non-petroleum-based display board. The company says Falconboard Mount provides a rigid support structure, and the cell structure is not visible.

KFC PUTS TOUCH SCREENS TO THE TEST
KFC outlets in Nuneaton and Cannock in the UK are testing miniature projection systems that offer touch screen technology in the restaurants' tables and walls. The systems were created by Light Blue Optics, a company founded by Cambridge University students about six years ago.
DIGITAL SIGNAGE IS CHANGING

Digital signage came into its own at the height of the economic downturn. As a powerful and cost effective solution, it ensured its security as a successful advertising medium. 

NOVENTRI LAUNCHES ECO-FLIGHT BOARD

The Eco-Flight Board provides hotels, airports, conference centres, convention centres, and other venues located near airports a direct feed of flight departures that are displayed on LCD screens for easy viewing.

MOERSE COOL STUFF

NIKON COOLPIX EXTREME: AN ALL-WEATHER CONCEPT
Water- and shockproof digital cameras are trendy this spring. The Nikon eXtreme is an appealing concept of camera for all kinds of weather.

CAMERA CUBE LEVEL
Here is a useful accessory for your DSLR camera, to make sure you get that perfect shot, the Camera Cube Level. The Camera Cube Level is a mini spirit level for your DSLR, which fits on the flash mount on top of your camera, you will then be able to see when the camera is perfectly level.

LAPTOP SLEEVE
This is a very cool way to cover your laptop, made of heavy duty vinyl and padded with 1/4 fabric backed foam with a classic cool design that will get your friends asking how you got that. It's also custom made for different types of laptop to fit best.

SLEEPING WITH YOUR iPOD?
Is there an activity left where we dont use our favorite gadget? We use it all the time, so why dont we just sleep with it too? This is now possible with the iPod Touch bedding set. This way you never have to miss your favorite Apple interface.

FUNNY SIGNS OF THE WEEK

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