ClipArtBoom.com has released the Wedding Pack, a collection of designs for brides, grooms, wedding party members, and the hosts of bachelor and bachelorette parties, engagements, and anniversaries. The company reports that the Wedding Pack contains 28 fonts and 35 interactive design templates and clip art elements in black and white and color, with styles ranging from traditional to trendy.
Atlas Screen Supply has established the 2017 schedule for two educational courses at the company’s headquarters in Schiller Park, Illinois: the Water-Based Screen Printing Class and the Complete Screen Printing Business Course.
Dave Gehrich, VP, will lead a one-day workshop for screen printers currently using plastisols but interested in water-based inksprocesses. Dates include February 4, May 20, July 29, and October 21.
The DAX Show for apparel decorators will once again travel to Kansas, Minnesota, and Illinois for the 20th anniversary of its regional exhibitions. In addition to an exhibitor floor with dozens of companies, each show will feature a number of networking opportunities and educational seminars. Highlights include Charlie Taublieb’s all-day workshop on discharge and water-based inks, and “An Evening with Dane: Working with Adobe Illustrator” with Dane Clement.
M&R has added a LoadRate option to its Amscomatic K-950 garment folder. The feature is designed to monitor and maintain production rates based on an operator-set target speed. A tower light shines green when the rate is met, turning red and sounding an alarm if the load rate falls below the target. The K-950 is capable of cycle speeds up to 1500 garments per hour, according to M&R.
GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, partnered with one of their customers through a donation to help make the holiday season more cheerful for children in the hospital.
The new X-Type Plus automatic garment screen printing press, manufactured by MHM and available in the US exclusively through Hirsch, is designed to offer the speed and automation features of the company’s larger presses in a compact unit with a diameter just over 12 ft. The AC-driven indexer can be operated in either direction and reportedly delivers smooth print strokes at all speeds and pressure settings.
Brown Manufacturing has introduced Anaconda, a flash cure/heat press system for automatic textile presses. The system, which can be loaded into any station of an automatic press, includes a flat heater and rollers that are mounted into the squeegee holders. The process gels the ink while pressing garment fibers into the base color, creating a smooth surface for subsequent colors.
Printing Industries of America (PIA) opens nominations for the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017. The Schaeffer Award recipient is honored with an engraved plaque before a prestigious group of peers and industry leaders during Printing Industries of America’s Spring Administrative Meetings on April 29, 2017.
Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) today announced that it has emerged as the winner in the court supervised auction to acquire the American Apparel® brand and certain assets from American Apparel, LLC, (American Apparel). The transaction is subject to Bankruptcy Court approval on January 12, 2017 and Gildan anticipates completing the acquisition by early February.
PINE will be hosting its 10th annual Industry Awards Gala on April 5th at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA. The evening is a celebration of print and graphic communications and will be highlighted by the presentation of the prestigious PINE Industry Influencer Award to Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI.