Mikkelsen Converting Technologies (MCT, mctdigital.com) has debuted its new Versa-Tech Laser, which joins the line of MCT digital finishing solutions produced in conjunction with Blackman & White. The new system combines the elements for laser cutting with those for routing or tangential knife cutting and creasing, and so can accommodate an array of materials from fabrics to flexible media and rigid substrates.
SA International (SAi, thinksai.com) has announced that its FlexiPrint signmaking software will be bundled with the recently introduced HP Latex 310 and 330 printers. With SAi FlexiPrint HP Basic Edition software, users of the HP Latex 310 and 330 printers can automatically download media profiles from the Cloud-based HP Media Library; profiles integrate directly with the printer settings.
Mark Thompson of Printdesigns Limited (www.printdesigns.com) in Staffordshire, England, has been named the winner of the FESPA Fabric 2014 t-shirt design competition.
The competition was designed as a pre-event marketing campaign to showcase the creativity that’s possible in garment decoration and textile print, and to encourage those in the industry to “dive deeper” and explore new design and production techniques.
American Ultraviolet has acquired Al’s Co. UV Curing Equipment in Chino, California, as well as Press Specialties Mfg. in Apple Valley, California. The acquired companies manufacture off-line UV roller coaters, feeders, and stackers. Future manufacturing of these products will be consolidated into American Ultraviolet’s West Coast facility in Torrance, California.
Condé Systems has added Vapor Apparel’s Training, Crew, and Short style socks to its DyeTrans family of sublimatable products. The “Training” Vapor SubliSock offers an 11-inch leg length, the “Crew”Vapor SubliSock offers a 7-inch leg length, and the “Short” Vapor SubliSock offers a 3.5-inch leg length.
Barbieri Electronic, the Italian-based producer manufacturer and supplier of intelligent color-measurement systems, has established Barbieri North America, Inc.
GSG, the distributor of equipment and supplies for decorating apparel and creating graphics and signage, will offer a slate of classes at its five regional locations in the month of August.
Car Wraps, Houston, Texas: How to get started in the vehicle-wrap market, a two-day class taught by Jeff Wagner, a 3M-certified installer. Topics include design, choosing materials, and surface prep; day two includes a full-wrap install. Thursday, August 7 - Friday, August 8
Royal Sovereign has introduced two new cold laminators – the RSC-6500H and the RSC-5500H – to its heavy-duty laminator series.
3A Composites has launched Smart-X, a heavy-duty, but lightweight, all-plastic sheet foam board with surfaces of UV- and weather-resistant solid polystyrene; the new board is 100% recyclable, the company reports.
Mimaki has introduced the JFX200-2513, a UV LED printer that features a compact footprint (98 x 51 in. table size) and is billed as an entry-level flatbed.
The new printer features: a top speed of 269 sq ft/hr (162 sq ft/hr in Standard mode); choice of two inksets (CMYK and CMYK + white); variable-dot function (three different dot sizes simultaneously); resolutions up to 1200 dpi; clear-ink capabilities; and the ability to accommodate materials up to 2-in. thick.