Mimaki and N. Glantz & Son have signed a national dealer agreement. The 110-year-old sign and graphics distributor will market Mimaki products – including cutting plotters, print-and-cut devices, eco-solvent printers, dye-sublimation printers, UV flatbeds, and UV roll-based printers – across the continental US.
EFI has laid plans for a new facility that will consolidate the company’s entire inkjet business into one 250,000-square-foot space in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Expected to be completed in early 2018, the facility will house EFI’s research and development, manufacturing, warehouse, training and service, sales and marketing management, and a customer briefing and demonstration center for the company’s inkjet printers and related workflow offerings.
Roland DGA has appointed Andrew Oransky, previously VP of sales of marketing, to president of the company. Oransky has also held the post of director of marketing and product management for Roland DGA.
Durst and Global Imaging have signed a distribution deal. Global Imaging will offer the Rho 312R, Rho 512R, Rho P10 250, Rho P10 250HS, Rhotex 322, and Rhotex 500 inkjet printers.
When SGIA sought to rebrand its identity beginning in 1995 (first as the Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association and later as the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association), the idea was to more easily embrace the wide range of processes and applications that characterized its membership. Many wondered at the time if this signaled the looming demise of screen printing, but in hindsight, SGIA was preparing for the age of imaging that exists today: Digital and analog processes each flourishing in their own right in a myriad of uses.
Summa has launched the F2630 flatbed cutter, featuring 12 vacuum zones designed to automatically sense and reset according to the size of the material in use. Inactive areas of the F2630’s 104 x 120-in. surface can be used for loading and unloading. Summa is also offering optional split-roll support for the machine; the addition handles two side-by-side rolls simultaneously.
IVectorize is an online service that will reportedly convert low-resolution images into high-quality vector art within 24 hours. The company accepts all file formats. Price is based on complexity of the image.
The European manufacturers’ association ESMA, capitalizing on the growing understanding that industrial applications are very much a part of the commercial printing industry, had its most extensive presence yet at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. ESMA organized themed pavilions in two halls, produced educational seminars, made a team of experts available to attendees at its booth throughout the show, and more. We caught up with ESMA CEO Peter Buttiens after the exhibition.
Among the many developments in DTG technology is a trend toward higher productivity units. We gathered data on all machines currently available in North America, with basic specs for each, from speed and resolution to special features and options; click here to check out all 32 models.
SGIA is introducing the first-ever Garment Decorator’s Conference at this year’s SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The event will precede the September 14-16 expo, taking place on Tuesday, the 13th. Sessions will include: