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Kornit’s Avalanche R-Series Features Ink Recirculation

DTG system designed for up to 20 percent ink savings.

Kornit has expanded its Avalanche direct-to-garment platform with the Hexa R-Series and 1000 R-Series. Both series feature an ink recirculation system designed to save users up to 20% in ink costs, according to the company.

The Hexa series includes six color channels + white, while the 1000 series offers a double bridge architecture that allows the white and color print phases to happen in parallel for print speeds up to 220 light and 160 dark garments/hr.


FESPA Becomes Annual Event

Global print expo now a yearly event.

FESPA has announced that its biennial global print expo and FESPA Digital event will be combined into one yearly conference. The first of its annual events, FESPA 2017, will cover screen, textile, and digital wide-format printing in Hamburg, Germany on May 8-12.


SAi Flexi Software Awarded Global Certification for Color-Logic’s Process Metallic Color System

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced that its industry-leading Flexi software has been fully certified by leading color communication systems manufacturer, Color-Logic, for use with its Process Metallic Color System™ for the wide format and sign markets.

RH Solutions Announces New Automatic Press

Featuring automated substrate transfer and registration.

RH Solutions is now distributing ATMA’s new Atmatic MF66/F Fully Registering Screen Printer. The automatic press features CCD automatic registration and is designed for applications such as electroluminescent prints; biomedical test strips; sensors; fine lines for flexible printed circuits and printed circuit boards (PCBs); embedded resistors for PCBs; flip chips; glued frames for LCD; touch-screen panels; conductive glass; diffusive plates for backlit modules; flexible electronics; and membrane switches.


Polymershapes Resumes Independent Operation

Kevin Short named company president.

Polymershapes has begun operating as a standalone company after its previous owners, SABIC, sold the business unit to Illinois-based investment group Blackfriars. SABIC acquired the unit from General Electric in 2007, with a reported $11.6 billion transaction.

Polymershapes, a distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film products, will operate from its headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina, under the leadership of its new president, Kevin Short.


FESPA Invites Community to Enter Wrap Masters Design Competition

FESPA is setting its global print community a new challenge for its 2017's World Wrap Masters. This year, FESPA has launched the Wrap Masters Design Competition, inviting contestants to create a striking design for a Formula 4S speed boat that will be used by the Haugaard Racing Team in the 2017 World Formula 4 UIM Powerboat Championship.

13 Designers Present Digitally Printed Fashion

Epson’s Digital Couture project returns to New York City.

Fashion lovers, press, and curious print service providers flooded the organically shaped IAC Building on the western edge of Manhattan earlier this month for the third annual Epson Digital Couture fashion show. Attendees – including camera crews, writers, and celebrities from all over the world – came to discover what digital textile printing could mean for the world of fashion.


SGIA Sponsors Digital Print for Packaging

SGIA has signed on as a sponsor of Smithers-Pira’s Digital Print for Packaging US 2017 (DPP) conference (Atlanta, June 6–7, 2017). SGIA President CEO Ford Bowers has accepted a spot on the DPP Advisory Board.
The DPP sponsorship supports SGIA’s mission to be the foremost resource for information and education within the specialty imaging industry, Bowers noted.

Ryonet Offers Postpress Automation Options

Designed to fold, sort, and package all types of apparel.

Ryonet has released the ROQfold, ROQstack, and ROQpack to automate the folding, stacking, and packing of garments.

ROQfold, run with one operator, can fold up to 800 garments/hour, with bulk folding of up to six garments possible. ROQfold is designed to work with all sizes, styles, and fabric types, including short sleeve, long sleeve, fleece, hoodies, tank tops, dresses, and pants ranging from infant to adult 4XL sizes. It can also be used with slippery fabrics such as rayon and 100% polyester.


Nazdar Releases New Video Series

Nazdar has premiered its new video series, Meet the Inks, which will endeavor to introduce customers and distributors alike to the unique advantages of each of the company's featured ink series.