Designed to screen print a wide range of cylindrical products, the PT-8 from Systematic Automation (www.systauto.com) uses an eight-station, pneumatically controlled turret that operates solely through compressed air with no electronics or hydraulic components.
Pre-tooled dial plates for different cylinder sizes allow users to quickly change the machine from one job to the next. Press settings such as print speed and squeegee pressure are controlled from a single operator panel.
Garment printers can create Pantone simulations or standard colors using the UltraMix PD Color System from International Coatings (www.iccink.com), which includes 19 non-phthalate high-pigment dispersions along with two mixing bases.
The latest release of InkSoft’s (www.inksoft.com) Web-based management software includes integrated support for the Brother GT-3 series of direct-to-garment inkjet printers.
Exopack Advanced Coatings and five other Sun Capital Partner manufacturing companies – Exopack, Britton Group, Kobusch, PACCOR, and Paragon Print & Packaging – have joined together to create one company identity under the name Coveris. Coveris Advanced Coatings is a manufacturer and distributor of precision coated papers, films, and specialty substrates for imaging, electronics, medical, optical, and security technologies.
Canon USA has announced the appointment of Joe Adachi as the company's new chairman and CEO, effective April 1. Adachi has served as president and CEO of Canon USA since 2005, overseeing Canon's operations in the Americas; he will maintain his current responsibilities as CEO.
The DigiBlanks line of ready-to-print sign blanks from HandyShapes allow easy registration and full-bleed printing on wide-format digital flatbed printers.
The line features 29 different sign shapes nested in 4-mm rectangular sheets of Coroplast (17.25 x 23.5 in. for most shapes in the line), allowing for easy full-bleed printing and consistent registration on a digital press. After printing, shapes are easily removed from the frames by making a few small finishing cuts with a razor knife.
Rhinotech’s new RT SunAngel heat-transfer systems are designed to produce vivid, durable transfer prints onto dark garments. The integrated systems include the printers, transfer papers, and toners, and are offered in Dark and Fluorescent versions.
The Dark package includes Rhinotech’s 33SC CMYK and 33WB white printers, while the Fluorescent system includes the 33DC color and 33DW white fluorescent printers.
Designed to provide an optimal online interface for printing companies, Digital StoreFront Version 7 from EFI features advanced HTML5 tools to enhance the Web-to-print customer experience across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
M&R is billing its i-Image STE system as the first to combine computer-to-screen imaging with UV LED exposure, producing washout-ready screens from a single device. On the inward pass, the unit images an emulsion-coated screen using high-resolution inkjet heads and water-based UV-blocking inks to take the place of the film positive. On the return pass, a built-in UV LED system exposes the screen more quickly than traditional curing units and with less energy.
Many screen printers working in commercial markets such as display graphics have long since confronted the reality that digital printing is changing their businesses. The question was how quickly they needed to embrace the technology to ensure success in their businesses for years to come.