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Gildan Activewear Wins Auction in Bankruptcy Process to acquire American Apparel Brand

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.
 

Guy Gecht to Receive Prestigious Industry Influencer Award

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. 

Anatol Unveils the Titan Line of Automatic Garment Presses

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Entry-level machines available with pneumatic or electric heads.

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.

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Killing Your Top 5 Time Wasters

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Technology is widely available today that will make your most highly paid staff much more productive, improving your customer service as well as your bottom line.

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.

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Screen Printing Welcomes New Assistant Editor

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Johnson joins Cincinnati team.

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.

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New Color-Shifting Inks from Virus

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Geo AquaPearl line extended with new colors.

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.

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Cotswold Offers Disposable Shop Towels

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‘Wonder Wipes’ available in packs of 100.

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.

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Essentra Adds Duraco Banner Hem Tape

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A double-sided, weather-resistant option.

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.

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Vastex Adds Pin Registration System

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Designed for side-clamp presses.

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.

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