On Sat., April 21 and Sun. April 22, Workhorse Products is hosting a beginner’s workshop on how to start a T-shirt screen printing business at its facility in Phoenix, Ariz. This hands-on class will be taught by Terry Combs, a veteran screen printer and educator with more than 30 years experience printing thousands of shirts and training thousands of students.
InkSoft has debuted Release 3.19, which features new colorways and SSL certificates. The colorways featured in the InkSoft Rapid Product Creator allow users to select and alter colors in a logo; add different color variants; choose custom color; create a customer-specific color palette; search for specific HEX, RGB, or HSL values; and see a real-time preview of changes.
EFI has debuted Fiery Textile Bundle design and production workflow software for EFI Reggiani textile inkjet printers. Features include Fiery DesignPro Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop plug-ins programmed for textile design applications, and Fiery proServer digital front end version 6.5, which offers support for multiple ink types and color technology.
Summa has unveiled the F1832 flatbed finishing system, adding to the F Series line. The cutter has a 72-in.-wide working area for cutting roll material and rigid substrates, including common media sizes such as 60-in. rolls, 60 x 120-in. rigid boards, and textiles up to 72 in. wide. Features include tandem mode and vacuum zones designed to aid in minimizing idle periods, camera registration system, and Automated Depth Control to simplify bit, tool, and knife changes, the company reports.
SinglePrint heat transfer paper from Rhinotech is designed for application onto light colored hard surfaces such as mugs, plaques, and wood. The transfer is said to mimic the look of engraving. Available in 11 x 17- and 8.5 x 11-in. sheets.
One consistent challenge that every shop faces is the effective use of time. It’s a resource – maybe the most important one you have – but that doesn’t mean it’s being spent wisely.
Throughout your shop, your staff may appear to be busy, but are they working effectively on things that matter? Any time they spend on tasks that aren’t a priority or that involve redoing work that wasn’t done correctly isn’t helping your bottom line.
The best artwork, and often the friendliest in production, breaks the rules. One of the commonly understood rules of getting the brightest hues possible on dark shirts is to start with a white underbase. On a black shirt in particular, if the underbase doesn’t properly block the color of the garment, there can be an unexpected muting of the entire image or a shift to the colors that are printed later.
FESPA announces the appointment of screen and digital printing specialist, Graeme Richardson-Locke, to the newly-formed role of Head of Technical Support.
Graeme is a print expert with over 30 years’ experience in the screen and digital print industry, where he has worked in design, production, sales and operational management positions.
Hirsch Solutions is pleased to announce that Chris Jaeger recently joined Hirsch Solutions as the National Product Manager, Industrial Print Division. He will be responsible for Kornit digital direct-to-garment printers, Adelco dryers, Dekken folding equipment and MHM automatic screen printing machines. In addition, he will be helping Hirsch regional print specialists spearhead the effort to make these products national household names.
Global Imaging has announced the promotion of Leslie Herrmann from Workflow Studio Production Manager to Technical Services Manager.