FESPA (www.fespa.com) has announced that it will commemorate its 10-year anniversary by returning to the Amsterdam RAI for its 2016 event, March 8-11. The event will include the co-located FESPA Fabric, Printeriors, and European Sign Expo shows.
The Amsterdam RAI will be noticeably different to FESPA attendees who last visited in 2009, with a new congress center, eateries, and nearby hotels.
SGIA (www.sgia.org) will host a Totally T-Shirts Workshop at its Fairfax, Virginia, facility from March 30-April 3. Charlie Taublieb of Taublieb Consulting (www.taubliebconsulting.com) will lead presentations and interactive demonstrations on advanced screen-making techniques, artwork and separations, press setup and registration, high-end shirt treatments, and print troubleshooting.
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Madeira has added a wide range of colors to its Classic Rayon line of embroidery thread. A total of 44 new colors have been added to Madeira’s 40-weight thread; 23 to the 60-weight thread; and 12 to the 12-weight thread. (A few low-performing colors, including specialty ombre and multi-colored threads, have been discontinued.)
In addition, 30-weight thread will now be available in 1100-yard mini snap cones.
Verseidag (www.seemeeus.com) has introduced Mesh Solution B3135, a PVC-coated lightweight printable mesh designed to offer excellent print quality with crisp imaging results. The mesh is compatible with solvent, UV, and latex inks, and is available in widths of 126 and 196 in.
International Coatings Company has introduced a reformulated version of its 717 Jet Black non-phthalate, plastisol screen-printing ink. Now known as 717 Ultimate Black., the redesigned ink is intended to improve opacity and penetration into fine-mesh fabrics. The ink is fast-flashing and low-tack, according to the company.
International print and cross-media tradeshow drupa 2016 (www.drupa.com) will feature the drupa innovation park (dip), made up of six theme parks across a variety of industry trends and topics. First introduced at drupa 2004, the dip will cover more than 32,000 square feet in Hall 7.0 at the Düsseldorf, Germany, show from May 31-June 10.
“In line with the strategic restructuring of drupa 2016 and its focus on highlight topics, the dip will give visitors a chance to get insights into the technologies of the future,” says Sabine Geldermann, drupa director.
Ritrama has announced three new wallcovering materials, designed for covering a variety of surfaces:
Ri-Jet Deco Wall 50 is a 2-mil, gloss white, cast vinyl film with a reported outdoor durability of 5 years. With an extra-permanent adhesive and extreme conformability, it is designed for unconventional raised surfaces such as rough brick and deep grouting. Available in 60-in.-wide rolls.
GSG has released Meadowbrook Poly Glitter, a selection of polyester glitter flakes that can be mixed with colored plastisol inks, used with a clear topcoat, or sprinkled over adhesive or printed ink before curing. Sold in 1-lb bags in 12 standard colors: Bordeaux, Canadian Blue, Chrome Silver, Dark Gold, Emerald Green, Fire Red, Golden Orange, Gunmetal, Light Copper, Light Purple, Regal Red, and Western Blue. Custom colors can also be ordered.
HP and KBA today announced plans to develop a high speed, high volume, 110-inch -wide (2.8 meter) simplex inkjet web press for pre-printing of corrugated top liner. This solution will be called the HP T1100 Simplex Color Inkjet Web Press and will enable corrugators to combine many individual jobs together on a roll or across rolls for short, mid or long runs. Unlike traditional analog pre-print, every box can be different.
Nazdar SourceOne has announced the availability of PVC-free ImageStar Silicone Textile inks for screen printing on performance and smooth polyester fabrics. Designed for use on athletic apparel, especially 100% polyester, the inks are highly elastic and durable, with excellent heat resistance and open time in the screen, according to the company. Available in quarts and gallons.