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Steve Lynn Joins Durst North America to Lead Growth in Packaging Segment

Durst North America announced this week that Steve Lynn has joined the company as Packaging Manager. Steve brings an abundance of industry experience, customer focus, and rigor to an already established high-level group of sales and marketing professionals at Durst.
 

3A Composites USA Names New Director of Latin American Sales

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Mir as director of Latin American sales, managing sales of the company’s products to both the graphic display and architectural markets.
 
In this role, Mir will support sales of the company’s well-known lines of graphic display boards – including Fome-Cor®, Sintra®, FiberMate™, Gator®, Banova® and Dibond® – as well as sales of Alucobond® aluminum composite material (ACM) in Mexico, South America and Central America.
 

Dreamscape Adds Wallcovering Media Options

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Textured, chrome, and mirrored films for tradeshow graphics and more.

Dreamscape has introduced a variety of digital print media. New additions include:

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Moisture-Wicking T-Shirts from Augusta

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Designed to prevent dye migration.

Augusta Sportswear has added the Attain Wicking Tee, a T-shirt engineered with True Hue technology that the company says can prevent color bleed. Available in traditional (sizes S-6XL), youth (sizes XS-XL), ladies (sizes XS-3XL), and girls (sizes S-L) styles, the moisture-wicking line features 22 color options.

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International Coatings Adds Wet-on-Wet Inks

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Axeon UltraMix 1200 Series features 19 new colors.

International Coatings has added the Axeon UltraMix 1200 Series Non-PVC Pantone Color System, a phthalate-free formulation designed for high-speed, wet-on-wet printing on automatic presses. The company says the inks don’t require intermediate flashing and can be printed through standard and fine mesh counts. The UltraMix 1200 Series includes 19 colors and an extender base.

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Child's Play: Training the Next Generation of Makers

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A fun, interactive workshop could be just what it takes to inspire the next wave of screen printers.

The words “age appropriate” get thrown around a lot about what young people watch on TV, what websites they visit, and how topics like sex and drugs should be introduced at the dinner table or in the classroom. The term is also relevant in screen printing. The pages of this magazine usually address adults already in the industry. Consultants and trainers deal with the same demographic. SGIA Education Connection’s scholarship awards are aimed at college students.

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GMG Americas Appoints Rick Guebert Director of Sales, Southeast Region

GMG, the leading developer of high-end color management solutions, announces that Rick Guebert has joined the company as Director of Sales, Southeast Region, GMG Americas. Guebert will represent GMG color management solutions to all companies in the southern part of the US, from Texas and Oklahoma east to the Carolinas. Guebert will be responsible for developing sales activities, working both directly with customers and with GMG dealers.
 

Lawson’s Image Lock Awarded Sustainable Certification

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Pretreatment fluid solution joins Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Program.

Lawson has announced that its Image Lock RFU pretreatment fluid for DTG printing has been named part of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program. The ZDHC Program certifies that products for the textile, printing, or DTG industries are manufactured in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way, according to a release. Lawson reports Image Lock RFU does not utilize potentially harmful substances and is Oeko-Tex Eco-Passport-certified and REACH-compliant.

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Hotronix Reveals Heated Lower Platen

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Designed to reduce scorching.

Hotronix has introduced the Heated Lower Platen for Hotronix and Maxx clamshell presses. The 16 x 20-in. heated bottom platen is designed to allow for lower application temperature on the top platen to reduce scorching on heat-sensitive fabrics. The Heated Lower Platen reduces production time by melting adhesive from the bottom and allows 3D and die-cast emblems to retain their full dimension by applying less pressure than heated top platens, reports the company.

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Full-Color Digital Transfers from Stahls’

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Designed for light or dark garments.

Stahls’ Transfer Express has released CAD-Printz Express Prints full-color digital transfers. The company reports the thin, lightweight, matte-finish transfers are CPSIA-compliant and can be applied to light or dark cotton and polyester blend garments with no cracking, peeling, or loss of color when laundered.

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