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Sawgrass Releases Software Updates

Adds personalization features to Virtuoso Print Manager and CreativeStudio.

Sawgrass has released Virtuoso Print Manager 5.0, an update offering faster printing with a customizable Auto Print feature, ColorSure Spot Color Matching Wizard, and better compatibility with desktop graphic programs including Silhouette, Graphtec, and SubliEvo. The software is compatible with SG400, SG800, and VJ 628 printers.


Stahls’ Adds 12 Colors to Foil Line

Metallic heat transfer foil in 26 colors.

Stahls’ has expanded its Heat Transfer Foil line with 12 new colors. Bright Gold, Black, Navy, Maroon, Coral, Kiwi, Silver Pixie Dust, Silver Waterfall, Silver Champagne, Silver Cracked Ice, Silver Scales, and Light Rose have been added to the line, bringing the total number of colors available to 26. The metallic foil is engineered for application on screen printed ink and plastisol transfers or for use alone. Available in 12-in. widths.


Hotronix Introduces Double Sleeve/Leg Platen

Decorates two sleeves or legs simultaneously.

Hotronix has introduced the Double Sleeve/Leg Platen, a heat press platen that enables users to decorate two sleeves or legs simultaneously. A middle section can be used to add small images in the collar area. The platen includes a Quick Slip Lower Platen Protector for loading or threading garments on the platen. Compatible with 16 x 20-in. Hotronix and Maxx heat presses.


GPA Adds Wood Veneer Boards

Made without additives or fillers.

GPA’s new line of Wood Veneer Boards is engineered with real wood, reportedly without additives, fillers, chemical soaking, or steam heating for minimal environmental impact. The inkjet printable, non-adhesive product can be folded, scored, punched, die-cut, stitched, and more. Available in cherry and birch colors in 49-in. widths.


Multipurpose Heat Transfer from Joto

Designed for both light and dark garments.

Joto has introduced the One-4-All multipurpose heat transfer film, featuring a new adhesive and hot-melt coating that allows for application in 5 seconds at 265 F. The company reports the film is applicable on both light and garments, able to be cut into small images and non-continuous parts, provides block-out properties, and is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 class 1-compliant. One-4-All is compatible with a range of textiles and fabrics without causing dye migration, including cotton, cotton-poly blends, 100% polyester, nylon, spandex, and Lycra.


Shop Talk: Taking a Shot at Online Art Theft

In this digital age of rampant bootlegged art, what's a screen printer to do?

boot·leg -'boot'leg/adjective
1. (especially of liquor, computer software, or recordings) made, distributed, or sold illegally.
synonyms: illegal, illicit, unlawful, unauthorized, unlicensed, pirated

And yes, grammar police, there are also verb and noun versions, and even a football play, but they all reference the same thing, more or less. Let’s move on.


Stahls’ Offers Two Fall Classes at New South Daytona Location

Stahls’ is hosting two classes at its new South Daytona, Fla. facility this fall. The new showroom and training center is located at 949 Belville Road, Building D, Unit 3-4.

NPES Applauds David Q. McDowell, 2017 Innovation Excellence Awardee

NPES is pleased to announce that David Q. McDowell has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Innovation Excellence Award. Established as an inaugural award in 2016 by The Franklin Luminaire Awards, this acknowledgement was created to recognize innovators in the graphic communications industry.

Ryonet Offers Roq You Automatic XL Print Stroke Video

Find out how the ROQ YOU Automatic XL can enable you to expand your opportunities along with your print-size capabilities in a new video from Ryonet. You’ll get a quick intro to large-format products and a rundown on the features that make the ROQ YOU XL ideal for the task.
The video shows how the YOU XL can be used for all-over printing on garments, as well as on towels and fabrics, and even boxes and flat stock. You’ll learn how the press’s extra-long print stroke pairs with flexibility and adjustability to make oversized prints easy.

SwissQprint – Ten Years and Counting

The swissQprint name surfaced out of nowhere ten years ago. Today, the brand is a byword for digital printing systems boasting high quality, huge versatility and Swiss reliability. Reto Eicher, Hansjörg Untersander and Roland Fetting laid the foundation for this success story in September 2007. A decade later in 2017, there are now 75 people working at the head office and production base in Switzerland, and 35 spread across three subsidiaries. In addition, there are sales and service partners representing swissQprint in close to 40 countries around the globe.