GSG, a distributor of consumables and equipment for the apparel decorating, digital printing, commercial sign, and electrical sign industries, offers regular monthly classes as part of its GSG U program. The classes are at one of seven GSG regional offices.
Here’s a look at the schedule for December:
Tuesday, December 5 Screen Print Basics, Houston
BeBop Sensors, a startup that designs smart fabric sensor technology for apparel OEMs, has developed Marcel Modular Data Gloves for OEMS in the virtual and augmented reality markets. The gloves offer haptic feedback and sense knuckle/abduction motion in the human hands, providing control and navigation in virtual/augmented reality environments. Engineered for real-time control, the technology’s high-speed sensor processing prevents lag-time.
Kernow Coatings has revealed KernowJet FloorShark, a floor graphic film designed for use without a laminate. Kernow reports the material is slip-resistant and can withstand floor cleaning machines, pallet trucks, and foot traffic. It does not leave residue after removal. Available in 54- and 60-in. widths.
The TX500P-3200DS superwide direct-to-textile printer from Mimaki offers printing and finishing in one system, eliminating the need for a separate heat press as with traditional dye sub printing. The 126-in. machine is engineered to print and offer inline color fixation with speeds up to 1399 sq ft/hr in high-speed draft mode.
Roland has introduced HeatSoft Satin media for heat transfer applications. The polyurethane material can reportedly be used to transfer images to cotton, polyester, and poly-blends without the use of a squeegee. It is CPSIA-certified for use on children’s products and apparel. Roland reports transfers can withstand up to 25 wash cycles. Available in up to 54-in. widths.
Mactac has revealed PermaColor Anti-Graffiti and Window Protection Films, a series of three substrates designed to protect windows and graphics from graffiti, scratches, and more. The films are optically clear and are accompanied by an optically clear permanent acrylic adhesive and a polyester liner. The series includes 1.7-mil SAG36, 2-mil hard-coated SAG53, and 6.9-mil hard-coated SAG175. Available in up to 60-in. widths.
GSG’s 5-mil Vortex Inkjet Film is a fast-drying, waterproof film for making screen positives that doesn’t require heat to fuse the ink. An absorbent, anti-static coating prevents sheets from sticking together and ink moisture from adhering to stencil materials under vacuum contact. GSG reports the film is more durable than vellum. Available in widths up to 63 in.
GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, announces that John Olson has joined the team as their newest Business Development Manager. In this role, Olson will focus his creativity, experience, and knowledge of the local market on helping GPA’s customers in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota achieve greater profitability.
Screen Printing magazine is on the hunt for technology or applications that highlight groundbreaking innovations in the history of specialty printing. We’re looking for specific innovations in garment, graphics, analog, or digital imaging that have had, or are having, a major impact on the industry. Our special edition December/January issue will focus on innovations that are currently relevant and meaningful to the field, broader than a single product, and that can be attributed to a person or team, whether printers or manufacturers.
Now users of the recently released InkSoft Online Stores platform can let customers know how long a store and/or products in it will be available with a dynamic countdown display. This new component option underscores ordering deadlines while encouraging customers to purchase now.