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Stahls’ Offers New Heat Transfer Vinyl Catalog

Stahls’ 2018 Heat Transfer Vinyl Catalog puts the latest HTV (heat transfer vinyl) technology at your fingertips. The 36-page, full-color publication showcases the complete line of Stahls’ CAD-CUT® heat transfer vinyl, CAD-COLOR® Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl, masks, and more.
You’ll see pricing information and fully decorated garments that will inspire your business. From HTV for athletic and performancewear to lightweight and special-effect media for fashion, fanwear, and more, the catalog includes products for every market.

Balancing the Risks and Rewards of Adopting an Innovation

When is the right time to buy into a truly disruptive technology – one with the potential to transform your business? Understanding the process of innovation will help you assess the opportunity as well as your readiness to take the plunge.

In our special Innovation Issue, we present a collection of expert essays on an important technology in the industry today. In his special edition introduction, Mark Coudray discusses the process of innovation.


Ikonics Launches New Website

IKONICS Corporation (NASDAQ:IKNX), a Duluth-based imaging technology company, today announced the launching of its new corporate website.
The newly redesigned site,, is a valuable source for company information, including IKONICS divisions, press releases, financial updates and career opportunities. Incorporating three key components to the redesign—search engine optimization (SEO), navigation, and responsive design, making the site mobile friendly—the is dramatically improved.

Calling All Applicants for the ISA Elite Program

Young Professionals Encouraged to Apply for ISA Elite Program
The ISA Elite program brings together the best and brightest young talent in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry to Orlando next March at the ISA International Sign Expo. Join your peers in an unparalleled educational and networking year-long program that will not only improve your skills as a leader, but also create life long connections in the industry that will help grow your career.

New President at SwissQprint

Mike Kyritsi is in line to be the new President of swissQprint America, Inc., the US subsidiary of the Swiss manufacturer of high-end UV inkjet printers. He is taking over in January 2018.

Wide-Format Cutting Plotter from Mimaki

CF22-1225 flatbed engineered for oversized media.

Mimaki has expanded its line of wide-format cutters with the CF22-1225 flatbed cutting plotter. The plotter’s larger work area with a max. 4 x 8-ft cut size allows users to move materials directly from a standard sized flatbed printer. Compatible substrates include corrugate, styrene, foam, rubber, resin, and plastics up to 0.79 in. thick.


MagnaColours Releases GNA Ink Certificate

Certifies compliance against the use of harmful chemicals.

MagnaColours has announced GNA, a new universal certificate of compliance against the use of unsafe chemicals for inks in the garment printing industry. GNA is positioned as an “alternative, simplified certification process reducing testing while giving brands complete peace of mind,” according to a release. The certification is aligned with the textile industry’s strictest Restricted Substance List and takes into consideration Bluesign and Oeko-Tex guidelines.


New Report Explores Conductive Ink Markets

IDTechEx research examines technologies, forecasts, and players for the next decade.

IDTechEx Research has released the “Conductive Ink Markets 2017-2027: Forecasts, Technologies, Players” report. The report details the state of the conductive ink market, highlighting recent innovations, analyzing market challenges, assessing the new requirement set, and forecasting market potential. The report also provides detailed 10-year market forecasts for 25 applications, including photovoltaics, touch-screen edge electrodes, in-mold-electronics, flexible e-readers and reflective displays, wearable electronics, and more.

Key takeaways include:


NPES Releases PrintStats Report

A customizable resource for forecasting future market opportunities and more.

NPES has announced PrintStats, a report co-developed by ExpliStats and Strategies for Management that forecasts future industry trends and analyzes the current print market. NPES reports the resource is customizable and available in an assortment of formats, with data from 2016 and 2017 supporting forecasts until 2022. NPES has announced plans for a 2018 edition with updated data and forecasts to 2023 to be released in summer 2018.