M&R has added the TimeSaver Adjustable Pallet System, designed to allow users to print different shirt sizes without changing platens. The system features dual U-shaped retractable centering rods with built-in notches designed to speed up the centering process when printing larger garments on standard sized platens. The stainless steel rods can be pushed under the pallet face when not in use.
The LM 100W Laser Module from Zünd simultaneously cuts polyester fabrics for soft signage applications while sealing the edges, eliminating the need for a second process. The units feature an air-cooled CO2 100-watt laser and is designed to be added to a digital flatbed cutter and then removed as needed. Zünd reports no safety gear is required to operate the laser, which has a Class 1 status and is fully enclosed. The module reaches processing speeds up to 144 ft/min.
Hotronix has released the Heat Printing Equipment Cart designed for shops in need of additional counter space or a way to transport equipment such as heat presses, laminators, and heat-transfer printing accessories. The 37.6 x 24 x 17.3-in. cart is height adjustable and can double as an extra layout table; it includes casters for transportation.
The 100-in. Jeti Tauro H2500 LED hybrid UV inkjet printer from Agfa features an integrated roll-to-roll system and the ability to continuously, automatically feed a variety of rigid and flexible media, including several types of corrugated stock. Printing in CMYKcm + white + primer, the Jeti Tauro H2500 LED uses 32 Ricoh MH print heads with a 7-pL drop size, plus the ability to print text as small as 4 points. It offers gloss and satin print modes and can image media up to 100 in. wide and rigid substrates up to 157.5 in.
Epson has launched the SureColor F2100 direct-to-garment printer, up to two times as fast as the previous generation. The five-color printer (CMYK + white) features a new self-cleaning system that includes a fabric wiper and an in-line cartridge that delivers a cleaning solution through the printhead to simplify daily maintenance. White ink is triple filtered before reaching the printhead to reduce the chance of clogging.
As decorated apparel shops begin to ramp up and begin their efforts for a new year, industry veteran Marshall Atkinson has unveiled his redesigned website: https://atkinsontshirt.com.
Available on the website is a Free downloadable eBook - “Top 10 Workflow Tips”.
The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) announces the launch of the GAERF 2018 Student Design Competition, themed “Dominate the Display!” This tenth annual contest challenges participants to combine their critical thinking and creativity to design and print an appealing and informational label for a fictitious product (of their choice) that showcases its unique brand and influences the decision to purchase.
In our special Innovation Issue, we present a collection of expert essays on an important technology in the industry today. Here, we take a deep dive into the development of simulated process color.
Leading manufacturers of water-based screen-printing inks, MagnaColours® have appointed a new Marketing Manager. Paul Arnold joined Magna in early December, and will be helping to champion the MagnaColours® brand, promote new and existing products and reinforce Magna’s position as market leaders.
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