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International Coatings Debuts New Website

International Coatings is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website, iccink.com.
 
The new site is designed to improve aesthetics and mobile responsiveness, and simplify navigation through International Coatings' product range.
 
Here are just some of the new improvements we have implemented:
 

Sustainable Screen Printing: TS Designs

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A solar energy system, Rehance production process, and focus on locally sourced cotton are just a few of the ways this North Carolina shop lowers its environmental impact.

“It really boils down to January 1, 1994,” says Eric Henry, president of TS Designs. That day, the North American Free Trade Agreement was ratified and things began to change for the Burlington, North Carolina-based T-shirt shop – along with countless other businesses, large and small, that were impacted as brands moved manufacturing overseas. Within two years, TS Designs had laid off 80 percent of its staff.

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Ryonet Reveals Riley Hopkins 300 Manual Press

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Includes anti-flip plate, two-point roller gates, and more.

Ryonet has released the Riley Hopkins 300 manual press, available in: six-color/four-station, four-color/four-station, and eight-color/six-station configurations.

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CAD-Cut Transfer Vinyl from Stahls’

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Two new varieties.

Stahls’ has added CAD-Cut Silicone Dye-Block heat transfer vinyl, designed to hinder dye migration upon application to sublimated polyester, activewear, natural fiber, and blended substrates. The CPSIA-compliant transfer is engineered with a silicone feel and matte finish, and can be applied at temperatures as low as 285 F, according to the company. Available in seven colors in 20-in. rolls.

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Great Dane Graphics Adds Dog Breed Designs

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Additions include realistic portraits.

Great Dane Graphics has expanded its collection of full-color stock art with new canine designs for kennels, pet stores, and more. New additions include realistic portraits of four popular canine breeds and other designs depicting breeds ranging from Boxers to Yorkies. The artwork is royalty-free and compatible with screen printing, signage, sublimation/digital transfers, embroidery, and cut-vinyl applications.

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M&R Announces New CEO

After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, M&R is pleased to announce that industry veteran Danny Sweem has been selected to be the next Chief Executive Officer of the M&R Companies. Sweem will begin his position with M&R on June 4, 2018.

The Marshall Plan: Sustainability Starts with Action

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Is 2018 the year your shop finally goes green?

This month’s column will look at a trend gaining a lot of momentum in the industry today – sustainability. If you haven’t been paying attention lately, more folks are jumping on that “green” bandwagon than ever before. No, not PMS 354 or Kelly Green. I mean eco-green. Green as in environmentally friendly, and green as in money.

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Ryonet Offers Startup Screen Print Experience Classes in May, June

Ryonet Corp. is offering a unique opportunity to start your journey into screen printing guided by industry veterans in a real shop. These two-day sessions run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and lunch is provided. You’ll experience firsthand every step of the process, from creating artwork to catching the shirt as it comes off the dryer.
 

Record Sales, Leadership Succession, Augur Screen Americas’ Growth in 2018: Ken Ingram Named Company President

SCREEN Americas announced the appointment of Ken Ingram, as president of the SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions group’s US-based subsidiary, effective April 1, 2018. Ingram had been the Vice President Sales & Marketing at the graphics/printing equipment and technology firm for the past five years.
 

Onyx Graphics Awarded Another US Patent for Color Technology Innovation

Salt Lake City-based global software company Onyx Graphics, Inc., has been awarded another U.S. patent for color technology innovations in wide- and grand-format print software solutions. U.S patent 9,917,955 has been granted for spectral transmissive measurement of media, a new method of obtaining color information for printing on media resulting in improved color accuracy, especially for backlit display and textile printing applications. The patent is the product of Onyx Graphics’ own staff of color scientists including Dr. Max Derhak, Dr. Lin Luo (Eric), and William Chase.