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Richard Childress Racing Pro Truck to Feature New Roland Wrap in NASCAR Race

The Richard Childress Racing (RCR) team will be unveiling a new “Roland” race car wrap at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (North Carolina Education Lottery 200) this Friday, May 19, in Charlotte, NC. The No. 99 Chevy truck featuring the Roland wrap will be driven by RCR pro Brandon Jones in this race.

New Printing.org Website Launches

Printing Industries of America (PIA) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly revamped Printing.org website. The updated site features an exciting, vibrant new look along with enhanced features, improved navigation, and reorganized content to deliver a more user-centric experience. The new Printing.org platform allows PIA to continually make improvements and add new features in a seamless fashion.
 

Knowing When to Push or Pull Your Workflow

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How to eliminate bottlenecks through workflow design.

Every shop manager dreams of having a frictionless workflow. Staff members know what to do. Jobs are completed easily. Team members help one another along the way, and things hum along like a well-oiled machine. Think that sounds like an impossible dream? You can do this in your shop if you eliminate your workflow bottlenecks. If you understand a few key concepts in workflow design, you can unclog the beaver dam that’s holding you back. We’re going to look at two strategies that you can use to make positive changes in your production. 

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Special Effects: 4 Shops Make a Statement

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Standing out from the competition with specialty inks.

Today’s inks offer more than T-shirt producers – and buyers – often realize. With some creative design work, they can make your prints stand apart and command a premium. Meet four screen printers whose distinctive use of special effects sets them apart from ordinary garment decorators.

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'Make or Break: How Material and Equipment Affect Your Vehicle Wraps' Upcoming Webcast

Roland DGA is to co-host an informative, free webinar on Thurs., May 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am PDT (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern). This one-hour live webcast, “Make or Break: How Material and Equipment Affect Your Vehicle Wraps,” co-sponsored by Roland and Avery Dennison, will explore why top industry professionals select certain types of media printers, inks, and tools to produce their vehicle graphics. Join Roland DGA Application Specialist Garrett Smawley and Avery Dennison Technical Specialist Molly Waters for this enlightening session.

Agfa Releases New Roll-to-Roll UV LED Printer

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Jeti Ceres offers speeds up to 2002 square feet/hour.

The 126-in. Jeti Ceres roll-to-roll UV LED inkjet printer from Agfa Graphics is designed for high-output printing on media up to 126 in. wide. The Jeti Ceres is capable of unattended printing with speeds up to 2002 sq ft/hr and can print on mesh and porous substrates without a liner, according to the company. The printer offers 6 colors with optional white and/or primer. Users can add dual-roll capability and a back-up camera.

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EFI Acquires CRC Information Systems

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Expands reach in MIS market.

EFI has announced its acquisition of Scottsdale, Arizona-based CRC Information Systems. CRC, a Reynolds and Reynolds company, is a provider of MIS for commercial, packaging, label, and forms printers in Canada and the United States. EFI aims to expand its MIS market share in North America with the partnership.

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10 Signs You’ve Been Commoditized

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How to know when your customers are lumping your business in with everyone else in the market.

In his article "How to Escape the Commodity Trap," Mark Coudray details how and why things become commodities, and how to prevent your business from becoming commoditized. Here, he discusses signs that your business has already become one.

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OE-A Reveals Climate Survey Results

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Reports positive outlook for organic and printed electronics.

The Organic and Printed Electronics Association (OE-A) has shared results from its most recent business climate survey. The seventh edition of the report indicates growth in the industry. Key takeaways include:

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IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Learning and Professional Development

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Dave Hernandez, senior director of learning and professional development, to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Ill.