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IMI Introduces Industrial Print Academy June 19-22, 2018

IMI President Al Keene says, “We are pleased to announce the first IMI Industrial Print Academy on June 19-22, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Chicago-Lombard/Oak Brook in Lombard (Chicago), Illinois offering the following courses:” 
Industrial Inkjet System Design Course
Functional Materials Deposition Course
June 19, 2018
Inkjet Surfaces & Products Decoration Course
Inkjet Ink Drying & Curing Course
June 20, 2018

Roland DG Announces Winners of Global SE Awards 2018 Worldwide Competition for Service Engineers

Roland DG Corporation, a world-leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, 3D milling machines, and other digital imaging technology, has announced the winners of its Global SE Awards 2018 competition.  The event, which took place April 23-25 at Roland DG headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan, tested the product knowledge and technical skills of top Service Engineers – 28 finalists from around the world that won regional contests within their respective territories.

SwissQprint Ships its 1000th Printer

A Nyala-series UV inkjet printer left the swissQprint factory in Kriessern on 11 May 2018, marking the 1000th printer that the Swiss company has delivered in around a decade. The current range comprises three models with different print bed sizes and productivity levels: Nyala (3.2×2 m print bed, 206 m2/h max. output), Impala (2.5×2 m print bed, 180 m2/h max. output) and Oryx (2.5×2 m print bed, 65 m2/h max. output).

Sakurai to Host a Screen Printing/Drying Showcase Following SGIA’S FP3 Conference

Sakurai USA, along with industry partner Natgraph will highlight the full line up of Sakurai cylinder screen presses and Natgraph drying and curing systems at SGIA’s FP3 Functional Printing, Process and Products Conference. The conference is scheduled for June 4-6, 2018 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, Illinois.

FESPA Reveals Winners of Its 2018 Awards

The winners of FESPA’s 2018 Awards were announced at its annual Gala Dinner, which took place at the Classic Remise in Berlin on Wednesday 16 May, during FESPA Global Print Expo 2018.
The winners of the application categories are: 

How to Expand Your Business Using Instagram

Is your shop missing out on a free opportunity to showcase work, keep clients coming back for more, and reach new customers?

I'm a big believer in social media. It has always been my preferred way to contact new customers and stay in touch with old ones. My company, Upstate Merch, is a screen printing and merchandising shop located in upstate New York and we generate a huge part of our business from social media. I started my first company when Myspace had just come out, and for me it was perfect for sending direct messages to exactly who I wanted to talk to. There was no hunting around the internet for phone numbers and emails.


Massivit 3D Expands Dealer Network to Support Worldwide Adoption of Large Format 3D Printing

Massivit 3D, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication, has announced the worldwide expansion of its dealer network as well as key appointments to its sales team to support the growing adoption of its pioneering technology. 

Roland Offers Free "Color Management 101 for Vehicle Graphics" webinar on May 17

Color Management 101 for Vehicle Graphics Webinar
Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT (1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT)
Sign up now for a free webinar hosted by print industry color experts that will help you master color for wrap applications. Join Roland DGA Product Manager Daniel Valade and Avery Dennison Senior Technical Specialist Molly Waters, for an in-depth webinar that offers essential tips and tricks on design, color matching, and color management for getting better results printing custom vehicle graphics.

Colordyne Technologies Hires Judson Quimby as Executive Account Manager

 BROOKFIELD, WI - May 10, 2018 - Colordyne Technologies welcomes Judson (Judd) Quimby to its sales team as executive account manager. Bringing 31 years of industry experience, Quimby will be responsible for expanding business relationships and product sales with an emphasis on Colordyne's mid-range and production class solutions.

APTech Welcomes Sarah Markfield to Community Development Team

The Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM) announces Sarah Markfield has joined the organization’s Community Development team as Director of Business Development. The newly established position will help lead the Community Development team’s commitment to expanding and launching new offerings to support businesses throughout the printing industry value chain. With more than 10 years of experience working for one of the industry’s premier printing equipment manufacturers, Sarah brings a valuable skill set and perspective to her new position.