User login

Vastex Introduces New D-1000 IR Conveyor Dryer

Subtitle: 
26 x 46-inch conveyor can accommodate wider jackets and sweats.

With a compact design that can fit onto a table or utility cart as small as 30 in. square, the D-1000 IR conveyor dryer from Vastex International (www.vastex.com) touts the ability cure more than 110 plastisol-printed or 50 discharge-printed garments per hour.

Terms:

SMART-X from 3A Composites

Subtitle: 
All-plastic sheet is constructed with a moisture-resistant expanded polystyrene core and two layers of UV-resistant solid polystyrene.

SMART-X from 3A Composites (www.graphicdisplay.com) is billed as the first 100%-recylable heavy-duty foam board available in the Americas.

Terms:

Epson's New SureColor F7170 Dye-Sub Printer

Subtitle: 
For roll-to-roll fabric printing and soft-signage applications.

Epson (www.epson.com) has expanded its SureColor F-series line of wide-format dye-sublimation printers with the F7170 for roll-to-roll fabric printing and soft signage applications.

Terms:

Corel Debuts CorelDraw Graphics Suite X7

Subtitle: 
Latest version of the company's flagship graphics software.

Corel has introduced CorelDraw Graphics Suite X7, the latest version of its flagship graphics suite. CorelDraw X7 features multi-core and native 64-bit support (allowing users to run multiple applications and process large files) as well as a redesigned and customizable user interface, plus enhanced fill capabilities.

Specific features include:
• Workspace selection: Users can choose between six pre-set workspaces – Lite, Default, Classic, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Advanced Page Layout, or Advanced Illustration.

Terms:

The Retail Graphics Roundtable: Changing Market Conditions

Subtitle: 
Myriad factors are creating a volatile environment transforming the types of signage and graphics found in retail stores.

Graphics screen printing most likely originated with retail displays more than a century ago, but that doesn’t mean this sector is staid or safe. New retail construction tailed off even before the Great Recession and may never recover. Amazon and other online-only merchants have taken an astounding share of the consumer’s budget in a very short time. Marketing strategies have been turned upside down as retailers seek new ways to leverage the vast information they have accumulated about their customers and develop highly targeted promotional campaigns.

Terms:

Doing the Right Thing

Subtitle: 
How to balance your company’s needs with government regulations and customer demand for products that are environmentally friendly and cost effective.

At my company, our team continually struggles to find the best mix of materials and methods to complete each job in a responsible manner while remaining competitive in the marketplace. It isn’t always easy. If we’re honest with ourselves, large-format digital printing has a substantial impact on the environment. The raw materials we use (plastics, metals, inks, laminates, etc.) don’t always do well in landfills. These components are a huge part of our manufacturing process, and because we work in large formats, we produce a lot of them.

Terms:

Screen Print Biz Group to Hold Inaugural Meeting in Nashville

Subtitle: 
New organization formed to address concerns of professionals in the decorated-apparel industry.

The Screen Print Biz Group, a new decorated-apparel business-management and development alliance, has announced that its first meeting will take place May 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee.

The group is organizing to address the following business issues:

Terms:

Wadjet America Opens North American Offices

Subtitle: 
New US branch of Switzerland-based Wadjet AG.

Wadjet AG, an international manufacturer of wide-format digital printers based in Switzerland, has announced the start of operations of its North American subsidiary, Wadjet America, Inc. Earlier this year, Mantel Digital AG spun off its wide format digital printer manufacturing business into Wadjet AG, a separate, standalone company.

Terms:

Growth Opportunities in Promotional Products

Subtitle: 
Ad specialties could offer a simple way to expand your sales — especially if you’re a garment decorator or sign company.

Do me a favor. Take a few seconds and look around your office. Now, count how many logoed items you see. I’m betting you have at least one or two pens advertising your local bank or maybe your dry cleaner, as well as a stylish coffee mug bearing a company’s name and possibly even a T-shirt or cap branded by the sponsor of your kid’s soccer team or the last 5K you ran. Chances are you have a logoed USB, mouse pad, and calendar on your desk, too.

Terms:

3M Launches Scotchcal Perforated Window Film IJ67

Subtitle: 
5.9-mil, removable pressure-sensitive film for short-term promotional window applications.

Designed for short-term promotional window applications, 3M’s Scotchcal Perforated Window Film IJ67 has a 40% die-perforated pattern that allows the printed image to be seen from the outside of the window while enabling viewers on the other side to see through the graphic.

The 5.9-mil, removable pressure-sensitive film, designed for first-surface applications indoors or outdoors, comes with a poly-coated paper release liner backed with a continuous paper layer, which 3M (www.3Mgraphics.com) says enables easier registration during printing.

Terms: