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Clariant Launches Nano Silver Conductive Ink

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Custom formulations suitable for inkjet or aerosol jetting.

At drupa, Clariant introduced a line of customized nano silver conductive inks designed as an alternative to electroplating and other subtractive processes to directly print high-conductivity electrical traces on a wide range of materials. Prelect TPS Nano Silver inks are designed for inkjet or aerosol-jet deposition and can be customized for specific applications through Clariant’s dispersants and capping agents.

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Two Conductive Inks from Creative Materials

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Additions include one silver-filled and one carbon ink.

Creative Materials has expanded its line of screen-printable conductive and resistive inks with two new formulations. 126-33 is a silver-filled conductive ink with a sheet resistivity rating of 0.008 Ohms/square, while 126-28 is a low-resistance carbon ink with a rating of 8 Ohms/square.

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StarMask Pallet Tape from GSG

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Protects platens from adhesive, ink, and more.

GSG has released StarMask, a saturated paper tape designed to protect platens from spray adhesive, ink bleed-through, and more. It also provides moisture resistance and dimensional stability for long-term storage, according to the company. StarMask features a high-tack, natural rubber, latex-based adhesive engineered to resist curling at high temperatures. Available in 18-in.-wide rolls.

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Virus Offers Suede and 3D Ink

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Two-in-one special effect ink is controlled by mesh count.

Virus Inks has added Hydra Suede Base E, a two-in-one special effect ink. The company reports that, when printed with a mesh count between 62 and 90 threads/cm, the ink produces a soft suede effect; when printed between 32 and 48 threads/cm, the result is a 3D puff effect. The ink is over-printable, phthalate-free, and certified Oeko-Tex Class I.

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Systematic Automation Offers Flatbed Screen Press

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Featuring gravity-fed feeder with no moving parts.

The Airglide automatic screen press from Systematic Automation uses a gravity-fed method of transporting flat substrates to the printer without any moving parts. The automatic pick-and-place loading system transports the substrate to the printer on a cushion of air, helping to prevent scratching, via a table that alternatively provides air pressure or vacuum. Sheets are registered under the screen using stop pins; once in place, the table converts to vacuum to hold the sheet in place during printing.

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Mimaki Releases RasterLink6 Version 5

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RIP software now features Pantone libraries and more.

Mimaki has released an update to its RasterLink RIP software. Version 5 now offers a selection of embedded color libraries, including Pantone+ Solid Coated and Uncoated colors, Adobe Illustrator-compatible DIC colors, and Mimaki original color collections, including metallic. Via these presets, Pantone spot colors are automatically detected and converted to CMYK.

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Workhorse Reveals CapMax Convex Cap Printer

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Modular setup upgradeable to six-color/six-station press.

Workhorse Products has unveiled the CapMax Convex Cap Printer, a dual-purpose headwear and T-shirt printer. Featuring a curved platen and screen, the CapMax prints hats with up to six panels. Additional features include a large diameter center shaft with tapered bearings and a tubular steel construction; fine thread microregistration; adjustable off-contact; adjustable screen angle; and large diameter registration points.

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3M Offers PVC-Free Controltac Alternative

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Envision intermediate print film durable up to five years.

3M has added 3M Envision Print Film 48C, a PVC-free alternative to the company’s Controltac 40C material. The intermediate film is designed for window, wall, floor, and partial vehicle graphics, signage, and more. Features include tear resistance, bubble-free removal, and 3M Comply Adhesive for air release.

3M has also engineered 3M Envision Gloss Overlaminate 8048G and Matte Overlaminate 8050M, companion laminates for the new film.

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Quartz Flash Dryer from Ryonet

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Designed for small- and midsized printers.

Ryonet has announced the HotRoq quartz flash dryer, designed for small- and midsized screen printers. The dryer is engineered with nine quartz bulbs with a medium-wavelength output designed for flashing plastisol inks, though it also features four forced-air fans to keep the flash cool and provide airflow for water-based and discharge printing. The HotRoq is equipped with an optical sensor that cues the 18 x 24-in. curing zone to turn on when the platen moves under the flash and turn off immediately after curing.

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Industrial Printer Expands with Inkjet

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UV inkjet opens up new opportunities for durable-products operation.

Adding equipment has always been about creating opportunities at Becker’s Fabrication (Yorba Linda, California). Integrating UV inkjet technology into the company’s diverse printing/manufacturing operation has been no exception. With applications ranging from labels to membrane switch overlays and large parts, including many with complex color, three-dimensional graphics, and/or sub-surface printing, Becker’s UV inkjet capabilities help support its continued expansion into diverse industrial markets.

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