Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) today announced that it has emerged as the winner in the court supervised auction to acquire the American Apparel® brand and certain assets from American Apparel, LLC, (American Apparel). The transaction is subject to Bankruptcy Court approval on January 12, 2017 and Gildan anticipates completing the acquisition by early February.
PINE will be hosting its 10th annual Industry Awards Gala on April 5th at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA. The evening is a celebration of print and graphic communications and will be highlighted by the presentation of the prestigious PINE Industry Influencer Award to Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI.
In The Automation Issue, we present a collection of expert essays on an important topic in the industry today. Here, Mark Coudray discusses automation in sales and marketing.
Anatol’s new entry-level line of Titan automatic screen printing presses are offered in configurations ranging from 6-station/2-color up to 10-station/9-color. The Titan S provides a max. print size of 15 x 16 in. and can accommodate frames up to 21 x 28 in.; the Titan M can print images up to 16 x 18 in. on screens as large as 23 x 33 in. Both models have pneumatic screen lift and servo indexers, and are available with ASA (pneumatic) or ASE (electric) printheads. Both have a 15-in.
In The Automation Issue, we present a collection of expert essays on perhaps the most important topic in the industry today. Here, Mike Ruff discusses automation in the front office.
Screen Printing and its sister publication, Big Picture, have welcomed Kelsey Johnson as the new assistant editor. Johnson, a graduate of Purdue University’s human relations and interpersonal communications departments, will join the Cincinnati-based team of editors this week.
Virus Inks has expanded its Geo AquaPearl line of color-shifting water-based inks. The ink, which is compatible with any type and color of fabric, according to the company, is now offered in Etrurian, Sapphire, Wine, Olive, Abyss, Navy Plum, Cytron, Peach, Red, and Triblend.
Cotswold Industries has announced Wonder Wipes, disposable shop towels designed to be cheaper, stronger, and more absorbent than paper towels. Each towel measures 10 x 15 in. and reportedly will not scratch metal or other surfaces. Available in packs of 100.
Essentra Specialty Tapes has released Duraco BHT Banner Hem Tape. The adhesive is designed for indoor and outdoor banners, reportedly offering weather resistance and extra strength for applications such as pole banners. The tape is double-sided and offered in 1-, 1.5-, and 2-in. widths.
Vastex has added the VRS Pin Registration System for side-clamp presses. The system allows film positives to be registered onto screens off-press; the company reports screens can then be aligned on the press in roughly 2.5 min.