M&R has announced its acquisition of Novus Imaging, a New Hampshire-based manufacturer of digital printing equipment whose portfolio includes the large-format Ultra flatbed LED printer, Synergia hybrid UV printer, and more. The companies aim to combine M&R’s “size, manufacturing capacity, and worldwide sales and service network” with Novus’s large-format experience, according to a release. Novus and M&R products will be on display at booth 1968 at the ISA Sign Expo, April 20-22 in Las Vegas.
Sustainability and responsibility have always been key at Fed By Threads. The Tucson, Arizona, custom decorator has dedicated itself to providing American-made, earth-friendly apparel, while at the same time helping to feed the hungry and supporting non-sweatshop manufacturing – even as it’s gone through a number of shifts in its business model.
Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, will previewing the company’s 3D UV-cure inkjet printer prototype in the Mimaki USA booth 3569, at the upcoming International Sign Expo, April 20-22, in Las Vegas.
M&R has revealed the VictoryOne automatic oval screen printing press, developed in partnership with Hanglory Group of Shenzen, China. The machine is available in 6-station modules ranging from 22 stations/6 colors to 64 stations/24 colors. Small platens offer a max. image area of 16.5 x 27.5 in.; large platens span an image area of 21.5 x 27.5 in. Features include a servo-driven indexer and servo-drive printheads. Standalone Sechuan quartz flash-cure units, designed specifically for the press, are available.
Ritrama’s new Easy Application Solutions series of monomeric vinyls is designed for medium- and long-term graphic applications such as window displays, billboards, P-O-P displays, and more.
Ri-Dot is available in glossy clear or matte white and features a drop coat technique designed to prevent air bubbles forming upon installation. Ritrama reports installers can apply and remove graphics without prior experience. The 4-mil film is eco-solvent- and latex-printable.
Workhorse has introduced the Plug-N-Go Express flash curing unit for its Freedom Express and Sabre automatic presses. The unit offers a curing area of 15 x 16 in. and is designed to be plugged into the printhead and controlled by a master control panel.
The press will automatically sense the Plug-N-Go and shut off the printhead without operator intervention.
Fisher Textiles has released DD 4444 Revolution, a 125-in. fabric for frontlit SEG applications, as well as banners, exhibit graphics, photographic backdrops, and retail advertising. The material is flame-retardant and treated for UV-curable, direct, and transfer sublimation printing.
Hirsch Solutions has introduced two optional accessories for the Seit Performa 500 laser unit designed to expand a garment decorator’s product offerings. A rotating spindle attachment allows for cylindrical objects such as mugs, bottles, and other conical shapes to be engraved, while a T-slot bench attachment with a grooved surface allows objects such as pens to more easily be placed and etched.
The new Cube automatic pretreatment machine from Brother DTG includes an electric system with a max. spray area of 16 x 20 in. The machine is engineered to spray pretreatment fluid consistently on shirts that will be DTG printed and to prevent mist from escaping into the shop with a fully enclosed design. A single-spray nozzle controls the length and amount of fluid dispensed while a triple-coated frame is designed to hinder corrosion over time. The Cube measures 20 x 29.5 x 23 in.
Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that Robert Fricke of CAI, Inc. has been honored with the 2016 William D. Schaeffer Award. The William D. Schaeffer Award recognizes an individual’s focus on advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry.