Brother DTG has launched the Synergy + Firefly All-in-One Production System, designed as an integrated production line to streamline direct-to-garment digital printing. The system is driven by barcode technology that links all of the equipment components and allows the operator to manage the job from a single control panel. The company says the modular system can achieve production rates up to 140 pieces per hour when configured with four of the company’s GTX direct-to-garment printers.
The Association for Print Technologies (formerly NPES) unveils new innovations from PRIMIR, its research unit, that feature a new 2018 studies lineup, enhanced data visualization and actionable orientation, new partner organizations and deeper industry penetration to engage and benefit the entire print value chain. Formed in 2005, PRIMIR is the global source of data, analysis and trend information for the print and related graphics communications industries.
Josh Ellsworth has been promoted to vice president sales, dealer channel, as announced by Carleen Gray, chief marketing officer and vice president sales and marketing, GroupeSTAHL, during the Long Beach Imprinted Sportswear Show, Friday, Jan. 19.
Print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers looking to showcase their best projects in the FESPA Awards 2018 have just under two weeks left to enter.
The FESPA Awards celebrates innovative and exceptional work from PSPs and sign-makers worldwide, recognising the creative potential of the global speciality print community.
In our special Innovation Issue, we present a collection of expert essays on an important technology in the industry today. Here, we take explore the development of single-pass inkjet.
Great Dane Graphics has released a collection of customizable design templates with editable text available to subscribers of the company’s stock art subscription or combination stock art and embroidery subscription. Templates can be downloaded for use with Illustrator, Photoshop, or CorelDraw graphic software programs. Full-color templates are available, plus templates for one-color vinyl cutting.
Summa has added the Twin workflow, designed to enable users with multiple Summa cutters to choose which machine to send a cutting job to after printing. After a job comes off the printer, it can be cut on either an F series flatbed table or an S Class 2 OPOS CAM Series – or a combination of both. Additionally, the Twin workflow sends the same cut data and Summa Postnet barcode, which can be read by either machine via built-in cameras.
GPA has introduced Metalized Styrene media, designed with a metallic finish and printable with UV-curable wide-format presses. The product is created with a thin metalized polyester layer that is heat-welded to a styrene base. GPA reports the media is smooth, lightweight, durable, and can be rolled without separating. Available in 48.25 x 96.26-in. sheets, the substrate is offered in five colors and finishes: Brushed Copper, Brushed Silver, Mirror Silver, Brushed Gold, and Mirror Gold.
Geo Preview White from Virus Inks is a water-based ink designed for printing onto cotton garments, light or dark. Virus reports the formulation is overprintable and compatible with mesh counts up to 254 threads/in., and produces prints with a smooth touch. The ink is free of PVC, phthalates, formaldehyde, and heavy metals, and is reportedly Oeko Tex Standard 100 Class 1-certified.
Stahls’ has partnered with SparkleBerry to release 31 new Valentine’s Day-themed heat transfer patterns. Available in 20-in. rolls, the patterns are digitally printed onto CAD-Color Express Print vinyl for simple cutting, weeding, and application. They are compatible with light- or dark-colored fabrics.