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Ritrama Adds 3 Monomeric Vinyls

Applications include promotional graphics and more.

Ritrama’s new Easy Application Solutions series of monomeric vinyls is designed for medium- and long-term graphic applications such as window displays, billboards, P-O-P displays, and more.

Ri-Dot is available in glossy clear or matte white and features a drop coat technique designed to prevent air bubbles forming upon installation. Ritrama reports installers can apply and remove graphics without prior experience. The 4-mil film is eco-solvent- and latex-printable.


Plug-N-Go Flash Cure Unit from Workhorse

Designed for Freedom Express and Sabre presses.

Workhorse has introduced the Plug-N-Go Express flash curing unit for its Freedom Express and Sabre automatic presses. The unit offers a curing area of 15 x 16 in. and is designed to be plugged into the printhead and controlled by a master control panel.

The press will automatically sense the Plug-N-Go and shut off the printhead without operator intervention.


New SEG Fabric from Fisher Textiles

A superwide material for frontlit applications.

Fisher Textiles has released DD 4444 Revolution, a 125-in. fabric for frontlit SEG applications, as well as banners, exhibit graphics, photographic backdrops, and retail advertising. The material is flame-retardant and treated for UV-curable, direct, and transfer sublimation printing.


Hirsch Offers Cylindrical Options for Laser Cutter

Textile cutter can now engrave ad specialty items.

Hirsch Solutions has introduced two optional accessories for the Seit Performa 500 laser unit designed to expand a garment decorator’s product offerings. A rotating spindle attachment allows for cylindrical objects such as mugs, bottles, and other conical shapes to be engraved, while a T-slot bench attachment with a grooved surface allows objects such as pens to more easily be placed and etched.


Cube Pretreatment Machine from Brother DTG

Prevents mist from entering shop.

The new Cube automatic pretreatment machine from Brother DTG includes an electric system with a max. spray area of 16 x 20 in. The machine is engineered to spray pretreatment fluid consistently on shirts that will be DTG printed and to prevent mist from escaping into the shop with a fully enclosed design. A single-spray nozzle controls the length and amount of fluid dispensed while a triple-coated frame is designed to hinder corrosion over time. The Cube measures 20 x 29.5 x 23 in.


Robert Fricke Honored with 2016 Schaeffer Environmental Award

Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that Robert Fricke of CAI, Inc. has been honored with the 2016 William D. Schaeffer Award. The William D. Schaeffer Award recognizes an individual’s focus on advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry.

Messe Düsseldorf Announces Partnership with IPAP Tehran

Messe Düsseldorf, organizer of leading international trade fairs for the printing and packaging industries, extends its portfolio to include a promising event in the Middle East: IPAP Tehran (Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition) powered by drupa will be held from October 12 – 15, 2017 at Shahr-e-Aftab (Exhibiran International), Iran’s most modern exhibition center.

GSG U Offers Educational Classes In June, July

GSG, a distributor of consumables and equipment for the apparel decorating, digital printing, commercial sign, and electrical sign industries, offers regular monthly classes as part of its GSG U program. The classes are at one of seven GSG regional offices.
Here’s a look at the schedule for June:

Special Effects: ‘A Real Money Maker’

Lone Mountain Printing doesn't back down from a challenge when it comes to taking T-shirts to the next level.

When Colin Shane started Lone Mountain Printing in a one-car garage, there were roughly a dozen other screen printers in his town of Bozeman, Montana. The problem was, all of those shops were vying for the business of about 40,000 people.


Esko Reports Compliance with Ghent PDF Output Suite Version 5.0

Esko ( is pleased to confirm compatibility of the Esko Software Platform with new Ghent Workgroup PDF Output Suite version 5.0. All 48 test patches in the output suite were processed perfectly using Esko Software Platform applications and workflows.