Pigment.inc has launched the GoTx roll-fed fabric pretreatment system, designed to help direct-to-textile printers improve prepress precision and reduce product waste. The module features a rotational dosing liquid drum that distributes the correct amount of pretreatment solution to the top surface of the fabric without wetting the underside; this is designed to ensure that the hand and weight of the fabric do not change during production.
Nazdar has released the 2800 Series UV/UV LED Durable Screen Ink, formulated for adhesion on vinyl and print-treated polyester and said to be durable outdoors for four years without an overprint or five years with an overprint. Nazdar reports the 2800 Series accepts premask, is chemical-resistant, and resists chipping during thermal die cutting.
The Sofspun line from Fruit of the Loom features four lightweight fleece garments: a ladies’ full-zip hoodie, a ladies’ quarter-zip cadet, an adult quarter-zip, and a microstripe pullover hoodie.
The Accu-Stretch screen stretching system from Workhorse Products features clamps for high mesh tension and a modular design to adjust to any frame size. The company reports the system is compatible with any stretch-and-glue frame and that users can apply fabric directly from the bolt for less waste. Additional features include independent warp and weft tension control, PVC-coated locking bars, and brace bar.
3M invites attendees of the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas to unleash their creativity in a live wrap competition on the tradeshow floor. Teams can register with two to four participants and will compete using their design skills with a combination of 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 and the 3M™ Design Line Knifeless Tape. Registration for the contest is now open, with space for a total of 12 teams (up to 48 installers) to join.
Ryan Buicko has joined InkSoft as marketing manager. His experience spans various industries. It ranges from promoting startups to rebranding a major Chicago-area casino and helping launch Philips Lighting’s latest campaign. In his new position, he will manage customer communication efforts while spreading the word about the latest InkSoft features.
3M has introduced its Panagraphics III Wide Width Flexible Substrate in a 197-in. width for largescale illuminated signage. The material, designed for compatibility with superwide inkjet printers, is backed by 3M’s MCS Warranty for nine years of outdoor durability. The translucent media features a smooth front surface and a semi-gloss finish.
RH Solutions has introduced Atma’s new Atmatic MF88/H Fully Automatic Register Screen Printer, designed for high-precision applications on rigid substrates. The press employs a four-post design and features a CCD registration system; the print table is automatically positioned in three axes as directed by the CCD camera. Servo motors control the table movement as well as print/flood stroke, peel-off, and raising/lowering the screen assembly.
Inx Digital announced three new Triangle brand inkjet inks during FESPA 2017. OKS is an eco-solvent ink designed for use on OKI ColorPainter H3-104s printers; it is offered in 8 colors. XCS and LV8 are solvent inks; XCS is designed for inkjet heads with large drop size, while LV8 is a flexible, multipurpose ink designed for printheads with mid-sized drop volumes.
Ryonet has released the Sgreen Ink Degrader Recirculation System, designed to reduce the amount of chemicals that go down a shop’s drain while allowing them to use less cleaning product. The system features a 30-gal tank with an attached bristle flow-through brush. Using a standard air compressor (not included), the unit dispenses cleaner through the brush onto the item being cleaned. Used cleaner is filtered through a 75-micron filter and then collected to a tank below, ready for reuse.