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EFI Acquires Escada Systems – Extending Its Offering for the Corrugated Packaging Market

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) announced today the acquisition of Escada Systems (Escada), a leading provider of Corrugator Control systems for the packaging market. Based in the United Kingdom and with operations also in the United States, privately held Escada brings a strong reputation for innovation and vast experience in helping packaging companies to achieve greater productivity, quality and profitability.

ColorServer 5.0 from GMG

New features for improving productivity and processing safety.

GMG has unveiled an update for its ColorServer color management tool. ColorServer 5.0 features centrally managed, hot folder-based automation; automatic color conversion; GMG MX Technology; a new client-server architecture accessible by multiple users in the same network; optional integration with third-party workflow applications; a Paper Adaptation Tool; and more. An optional SmartProfiler tool is also available.


Flexible, Thermally Conductive Adhesive

Creative Materials introduces 127-31.

Creative Materials has unveiled 127-31, a flexible, one-component epoxy adhesive. The thermally conductive adhesive is electrically insulating, thermally stable up to 617 degrees F, and chemical-resistant. 127-31 can be used as an adhesive, encapsulant, and potting compound with pot life up to four days at room temperature. Applications include printed circuit board fabrication, power management, advanced materials composites, LED attachment, and heat sink bonding.


GSG’s Vortex Emulsion Remover

Doubles as a degreaser.

GSG has unveiled Vortex emulsion remover, designed to dissolve in water and degrease the mesh as it disbands stencils. The company reports Vortex includes additives that enable the product to penetrate water-resistant and other difficult-to-remove emulsions and films. Available in qt, gal, and 5-gal quantities.


Mastering High-Density Inks

Back by popular demand, the noted trainer and consultant Charlie Taublieb shares his secrets for HD success.

Screen Printing presents a refreshed take on Charlie Taublieb's popular 2014 article on high-definition special-effect printing.


Transfer Express Offers Free Webinar

Being aware of common mistakes and knowing how to steer clear of them saves time and cuts costs, boosting heat transfer printing quality and profits. The free Transfer Express October webinar focuses on eight pitfalls every shop should be aware of and shares tips and tricks for avoiding them.
The interactive online session covers topics from the role of heat press TLC in successful transfer application to specific issues like scorching. You’ll also learn strategies for placement on difficult items and ways to keep lumps and bumps from impacting prints.

Gilman Brothers Welcomes Andrew Cwalinski as Midwest Business Development Leader

The Gilman Brothers Company is proud to welcome Andrew Cwalinski as the company’s newest Business Development Leader. Cwalinski’s concentration and focus will be Mid-West and Canada where he will be working directly with distributors, wide format printers, retailers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers to drive new business opportunities.

Inx International Wins 2017 Ohio Business Award

John Hrdlick, Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer for INX, and Ryan Ketterer, Lebanon General Manager, accept the 2017 Industrial Business of the Year award from Lebanon, Ohio Mayor Amy Brewer, at the annual Chamber of Commerce awards dinner on Sept. 28.

Screen Printing Hosts ‘How to Make Money with DTG’ Webinar

Expert perspectives presented November 7.

Screen Printing magazine will present a webinar on direct-to-garment printing on November 7 at 2 p.m. The “How to Make Money with DTG” hour-long presentation, sponsored by Anajet and Nazdar SourceOne, will take a deep dive into direct-to-garment inkjet printing, with three industry experts and Screen Printing authors sharing practical advice and proven strategies.

The webinar will include three sections:


Hirsch Reveals Seit Performa 500 Add-Ons

Laser preview and barcoding options added.

Hirsch has announced two optional accessories for its Seit Performa 500 laser cutter designed to expand applications for apparel decorators, trophy shops, and more. Users can add a preview feature, engineered with a laser beam to show the artwork before it’s etched, allowing operators to locate the center of the design and confirm its dimensions. A new worksheet function designed to enter job information via barcode is also available.