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FESPA Invites Community to Enter Wrap Masters Design Competition

FESPA is setting its global print community a new challenge for its 2017's World Wrap Masters. This year, FESPA has launched the Wrap Masters Design Competition, inviting contestants to create a striking design for a Formula 4S speed boat that will be used by the Haugaard Racing Team in the 2017 World Formula 4 UIM Powerboat Championship.

13 Designers Present Digitally Printed Fashion

Epson’s Digital Couture project returns to New York City.

Fashion lovers, press, and curious print service providers flooded the organically shaped IAC Building on the western edge of Manhattan earlier this month for the third annual Epson Digital Couture fashion show. Attendees – including camera crews, writers, and celebrities from all over the world – came to discover what digital textile printing could mean for the world of fashion.


SGIA Sponsors Digital Print for Packaging

SGIA has signed on as a sponsor of Smithers-Pira’s Digital Print for Packaging US 2017 (DPP) conference (Atlanta, June 6–7, 2017). SGIA President CEO Ford Bowers has accepted a spot on the DPP Advisory Board.
The DPP sponsorship supports SGIA’s mission to be the foremost resource for information and education within the specialty imaging industry, Bowers noted.

Ryonet Offers Postpress Automation Options

Designed to fold, sort, and package all types of apparel.

Ryonet has released the ROQfold, ROQstack, and ROQpack to automate the folding, stacking, and packing of garments.

ROQfold, run with one operator, can fold up to 800 garments/hour, with bulk folding of up to six garments possible. ROQfold is designed to work with all sizes, styles, and fabric types, including short sleeve, long sleeve, fleece, hoodies, tank tops, dresses, and pants ranging from infant to adult 4XL sizes. It can also be used with slippery fabrics such as rayon and 100% polyester.


Nazdar Releases New Video Series

Nazdar has premiered its new video series, Meet the Inks, which will endeavor to introduce customers and distributors alike to the unique advantages of each of the company's featured ink series.

Drytac Names Peter Bourgeois as Territory Sales Manager for Western Canada

Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, is pleased to announce that Peter Bourgeois has joined its Canadian team in the role of Territory Sales Manager; Western Canada. Bourgeois attended the University of King’s College and holds a degree in photography from Nova Scotia Community College.

GPA Announces New Video in Education Series

GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, announces the release of the latest video in their technical product series. In this new video, Greg Kestler, GPA’s Business Development Director for Labels & Films, shares the possibilities and advantages of using Azuna® 3D Film.

Printing Industries of America Announces 2016 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence Recipient

Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that the Printing Technologies program of the Center of Applied Technology North (CAT-North) in Severn, MD has been awarded the 2016 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence. The program is honored for its innovative approach to preparing students for entry-level positions in the printing industry. CAT-North is a public career and technology school in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County school system.

New Conveyer Dryer Released by Workhorse

Powerhouse Series II accepts cotton and polyester.

Workhorse Products has released the Powerhouse Series II conveyer dryer, designed for efficient curing of plastisol, water-based inks, and other evaporative inks such as discharge on a variety of fabrics ranging from 100% cotton to 100% polyester. It features high-power, adjustable-height electric IR heating elements; advanced air circulation and exhaust systems; and a large blower motor and damper device for strong flow and control over air exhaust.


Insta Graphic Systems Adds Infinity Heat Transfer

Designed for full-color photorealistic images.

Infinity, a new universal heat transfer from Insta Graphics Systems, is designed for use on multiple substrates and fabric finishes. The company reports Infinity has exceptional detail, high stretchability, abrasion resistance, and soft hand. It is available in short or long runs. Engineered to create full-color photorealistic images, the transfer is halo-free and can endure multiple laundry wash cycles up to 140 degrees F.