With the creation of five new staff positions, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has expanded its outreach to the industry, SGIA President & CEO Ford Bowers said today.
“Two-way communication is key to serving our membership and the industry at large,” he said. “These new positions are all about that dialogue.”
Global Imaging introduced it’s newest portfolio partner, Massivit3D, at its recent Workflow Studio VIP Event. The event was attended by over 70 printing and textile business owners and manufacturer’s reps from 18 states across the country.
Murakami Screen USA has released T9 LED Textile Emulsion, which can be exposed on either LED or conventional exposure systems. The company reports the pure photopolymer T9 can be used with all textile ink systems, including water-based, discharge, high solid acrylics, and plastisol, without the need for emulsion hardeners. T9 is engineered for high viscosity, durability, fast exposure, and easier reclamation.
Workhorse Products now offers the SD-10 screen drying cabinet, designed to speed drying time while reducing pinholes caused by contaminants. Features include an industrial filter, 222-CFM output blower, adjustable pressurized or circular airflow, 1200-F heater, and temperature controller with a digital readout that displays both the set and actual internal temperatures. The cabinet is designed to hold up to 10 screens ranging from 20 x 24 in. to 25 x 36 in. with adjustable rack space.
Monarch Color Corporation, a company known for manufacturing offset and flexo inks, has launched its first plastisol ink line. Three versions are available for printing 100% cotton, cotton/polyester blends, and 100% polyester. The inks come in Yeti White, Bigfoot Black, and 10 base blending colors.
International Coatings Company has announced the addition of two new inks, Silver Shimmer 1856 and Gold Shimmer 1857, to its Axeon line. Axeon Shimmers base inks contain fine, shimmering glitter flakes designed to add a bright, non-tarnishing metallic sparkle to printed garments. ICC reports the ink is premixed and performs on both automatic and manual printers. Both inks are PVC- and phthalate-free.
EFI has developed the Digital Textile Apparel Ecosystem, an end-to-end workflow for the garment production process. Demonstrated at the Magic Marketplace event in February, the end-to-end system is designed for sample making and short runs of apparel. Specifically designed for the fast fashion market, the workflow includes the following components:
SPSI will hold an Open House on ‘Emerging Technologies’ April 4-6, 2017. Industry experts and SPSI sales representatives will be onsite to demonstrate the latest in technology in screen printing, embroidery and digital printing.
Representatives from ZSK, a leader in embroidery machines crafted, engineered, and built in Germany, will be available with demonstrations and to answer questions that will assist business owners to find the right model for their businesses. Also, SPSI will be unveiling SMAKE, an integration embroidery software unlike no other.
Insta Graphic Systems, the leading provider of heat press machines and custom heat transfers, is excited to announce the launch of its new responsive, e-commerce enabled website. Insta streamlined the website's navigational tools and added an online storefront.
Printing Industries of America announced that Penny Ann Dolin, Associate Professor of Practice, Arizona State University and William Dirzulaitis, Trustee, Graphic Communication Scholarship Foundation will receive the 2016 Education Award of Excellence. This award is given annually to one academic representative and one industry representative in recognition for leadership that has directly resulted in a distinguished education service, program, project, or other accomplishment in graphic communications.