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Mutoh Adds UV LED Roll-to-Roll Printer

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Wide-format machine offers spot varnish and multilayer printing.

Mutoh’s 64-in. 6-color ValueJet VJ-1638UR UV LED roll-to-roll inkjet printer offers a staggered dual printhead design and dual UV lamps for higher productivity. Features include Mutoh’s “Cool Technology” for printing on heat-sensitive media, i-Weave UV intelligent interweave print technology, an automated sheet-off function, ink mist control, automated media registration pin system, a four-zone vacuum table with blowback feature for simple handling and positioning of heavy media, and more.

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Jerzees Introduces Dri-Power T-Shirts

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With moisture-wicking and odor control features.

Jerzees has expanded its active collection with the addition of Dri-Power Ring-Spun T-Shirts. The 100%-cotton shirt is positioned as an active, casual T-shirt with moisture-wicking and odor control Dual Defense technology. Available in 15 colors in adult sizes S-3XL.

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Hotronix Unveils Fusion Sleeve/Leg Platen

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Quick-change platen for shirt sleeves and pant legs.

The 6 x 20-in. Hotronix Fusion Sleeve/Leg Platen is designed for transfer printing onto shirt sleeves and pant legs ranging from youth to adult sizes. The quick-change platen includes a Quick Slip Lower Platen Protector to aid with threading the garment onto the platen for heat application. Compatible with all models of Fusion heat presses.

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GMG Announces CoZone 2.2

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A cloud-based image-approval software platform.

GMG has released the CoZone 2.2 cloud platform, which gives users to ability to approve content and images via the cloud. This version’s image resolution has been increased to 7000 pixels, but users working in large format or who need to review image data in detail can display image data at 15,000 pixels; zoom extends to 500%.

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WFX Releases All-Star Session Schedule

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Three days of educational sessions, networking events, and interactive discussions.

WFX: Wide-Format Exchange, a brand new conference scheduled for May 21-23 in Minneapolis, aims to provide wide-format leaders insight into the future of print. Educational sessions, networking events, and interactive discussions throughout the three-day program will explore business strategies and technologies in an evolving market.

The event will be held at the newly renovated, historic Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, in the center of downtown Minneapolis. Special discounted room rates are available until April 26.

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SGIA Launches FP3: Functional Printing, Process, and Products Conference

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New event for the industrial applications and printed electronics community.

Registration has opened for SGIA’s new FP3: Functional Printing, Process, and Products conference that will be held June 4-6, 2018 at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel in Itasca, Illinois.

The event, which is geared toward the industrial applications and printed electronics community, will include three educational tracks focused on industrial technologies, business strategies, and printed electronics. In addition to the educational sessions, attendees will have a chance to network and attend a small tradeshow.

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The Big Score: High-Stakes Hot-Market Printing

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It takes a certain amount of skill, planning, and luck to get commemorative championship game T-shirts from screen to store to happy fan overnight.

BEEP, BEEP, BEEP.

The hotel alarm goes off and one thought runs through my mind: Game day.

It’s January 8; tonight is the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game. In less than 12 hours, the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide will battle it out for that coveted national title at Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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5th Drupa Global Trends Report Reflects Positive Mood in Printing Industry

The 5th drupa Global Trends Report will be released end of April 2018. Printers and suppliers from the majority of market sectors reported growing confidence in their companies’ economic performance. This year, performance patterns were tracked over the years. Packaging remains the most dynamic market and there has been a steady improvement in confidence over the five years among commercial printers. For functional printers it is a similar situation but this market showed an increased lack of confidence in 2017 for both printers and suppliers.

Special Effects: Taking Your Shop to the Next Level

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By mastering the ever-expanding range of special effects that can be achieved on apparel today, you can take your relationship with clients to an entirely new level.

As many successful print shop owners have learned, adding the hottest special effects to your product offerings allows you to add sizzle to your sales. We all strive to set ourselves apart from ordinary apparel decorators, and that’s why we reach into our bag of special-effect tricks. Plus, screen printers have resources and tools at their disposal that decorators using other processes don’t, enabling them to add that extra something that can win the order. 

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Mimaki’s Tiger-1800B Digital Textile Printer

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Offers direct-to-textile or transfer dye sublimation output.

Mimaki has released the Tiger-1800B inkjet printer available in direct-to-textile or transfer dye sublimation printing versions. The 74.8-in. machine offers print speeds up to 4144 sq ft/hr, 16 staggered printheads for the direct-to-textile model (8 for the transfer dye sub model), 600-dpi print resolution, and a 10-L ink tank. The Tiger-1800B is designed for applications including fashion textiles, performance apparel, soft signage, interior décor, and more.

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