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SwissQprint Reveals 4x4 Flatbed Printers

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Nyala 2 and Impala 2 models now available with four printheads.

SwissQprint is now offering a 4x4 version of its Nyala 2 and Impala 2 flatbed UV inkjet printers. The 4x4 models feature four CMYK printheads that can be supplemented with an optional white or varnish channel that allows for background or multilayer white as well as tactile effects.

SwissQprint reports the Nyala 2 4x4 version prints in “quality mode” at up to 1076 sq ft/hr or 614 sq ft/hr for applications in “fine art mode,” such as backlit graphics.

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BrownDigital Reveals Modular UV-LED Curing System

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Suitable for curing screen and digital inks.

BrownDigital has launched the Vega UV-LED curing system. Modules are available in 6-in. sections and can be used to cure either digital or screen printing inks. For digital printing, the Vega units use a 395-nm LED; with screen inks, the units employ a multispectral approach using both 365- and 395-nm LEDs. The units use Linx Integration Software to control curing and link to the rest of the production line, and are available with an optional thermal activator.

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SAi Announces Training Workshops for Software Solutions

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced details of its latest nationwide education and training workshops covering two of its most popular software solutions.
 

New Interactive Local Print Production Dashboard

PIA’s Center for Print Economics and Management has created an interactive dashboard on printing shipments produced in nearly every county in the United States. The valuable information in this dashboard allows printers to evaluate local shipments and determine market share potentials. For industry suppliers, the system provides immediate insight into local market opportunities. The information is based upon the most recently released data from the U.S.

InkSoft Adds New Online Product Catalogs From Augusta Sportswear, Holloway and High Five

With the addition of live product integrations with Augusta Sportswear, Holloway and High Five to the InkSoft platform, users can make the wide range of athletic attire from these companies available to customers for easy ordering and product creation.
 

Top Rated Presentation Ink Jet Printing 2017 Conference Available for Download

IMI is pleased to announce the top rated presentation at its Ink Jet Printing 2017 Conference held on February 1-3, 2017 at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations to Tim Greene, Research Director at IDC for his top rated presentation:
 
Industrial 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
 

IPC Membership Reaches Significant Milestone

IPC worldwide membership has climbed to an all-time high in 2017 with more than 4,000 member sites in 79 countries as companies in the electronics manufacturing industry continue to acknowledge the strong value of IPC’s product and service offerings. Fueled by double digit percentage growth across Asia, IPC Asia Pacific has nearly 1,000 members and buoyed by IPC’s new office in Brussels, IPC’s member count in Europe has reached 600.
 

A & J Visual Solutions Named a Massivit 3D Distributor in New York & New Jersey

A&J Visual Solutions and Massivit 3D are pleased to announce that they have signed a distribution agreement enabling A&J Visuals to sell and support Massivit 3D printing solutions in New York & New Jersey. This includes the Massivit 1800 super-sized 3D printer and the Dimengel print material. A&J Visual will soon receive a Massivit 1800 unit that will be placed in their demo room for customer demonstrations.
 

Ryonet Offers Startup Screen Print Experience Classes In April, May

Ryonet Corp. is offering a unique opportunity to start your journey into screen printing guided by industry veterans in a real shop. These two-day sessions run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and lunch is provided. You’ll experience firsthand every step of the process, from creating artwork to catching the shirt as it comes off the dryer.
 

Trending Artwork: Distress or Grunge?

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Differentiating between two of today's popular designs.

Thomas Trimingham discusses distressed graphics in his article, "How to Create Successful Distressed Effects." Here, Trimingham differentiates between distressed and grunge designs.

One popular effect today that is often mistaken for a distressed graphic is what some call a “grunge” design. They are similar, but it’s useful to differentiate between the two because they are created in different ways.

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