Ilford recently debuted an assortment of media for inkjet printing. OMNIJET NanoSolvent Glossy Banner Vinyl is designed to provide a high quality, fire-retardant indoor or outdoor display with durability up to two years without lamination. Glossy Banner Vinyl is compatible with eco-solvent and solvent printers. OMNIJET NanoSolvent Glossy Backlit Vinyl is a stretchable and fire-retardant material suitable for indoor and medium- to long-term outdoor applications. The gloss-finished media is compatible with solvent and eco-solvent inkjet printers.
Miratec Systems, a wholesale graphics manufacturer, recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary. The company, founded by Bert Guinee, says the Silver Anniversary marks a time of extraordinary innovations. Miratec offers the PureColor color-management system, 80-in. pressure-sensitive film for plastic sign faces, and OLE (an online stimating system. For more information, visit www.miratecsystems.com.
Drytac, a manufacturer of adhesive-coated products and graphics-finishing equipment and supplies, has signed a formal agreement with Advanced Finishing Technologies/Digital2You to sell its UV-liquid-coating division, including UV coaters and UV liquid coatings. The sale is a direct result of a recent corporate review during which Drytac decided to shift its business strategy.
The advantages of standardizing the screen-printing process are enormous when looked at on a weekly and monthly basis. All of the seemingly small time savings add up to big rewards as the months go by. The hardest part can often be just getting started, and then the challenge becomes focusing on what to standardize within the printing process that will yield the best results.
With the growing demand for large indoor posters, signs, point-of-purchase graphics and banners, Xerox’s new Wide Format IJP 2000 gives printers the extra speed needed to produce more jobs faster.
Increased speed means printers can accept and produce more wide format jobs, even last minute requests.
InfoTrends expects the retail value of wide format printing in North America to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9 percent, reaching $23.6 billion by 2016.
Key features of the IJP 2000 single pass device include:
Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products and graphics finishing equipment and supplies, has signed a formal agreement with Advanced Finishing Technologies/Digital2You to sell its UV liquid coating division, including UV coaters and UV liquid coatings. The sale is a direct result of a recent corporate review during which Drytac decided to shift its business strategy.
Direct Print Textiles from Top Value Fabrics are engineered to provide an advanced printing platform for superior banners, flags, exhibit graphics, fine-art reprints and advertising displays. The media line is constructed with a receptive treatment for direct printing. Direct Print Textiles include 3.2-oz. Flag Polyester, 3.3-oz. Polyester Satin, 5.2-oz. Stretch Polyester, 6-oz. Polyester, and 7.3-oz. Heavy Polyester. The fabrics are available in a variety of widths, meet NFPA 701 FR specifications, and are REACH compliant.
Workhorse Products now offers an automatic-press package it says can meet any budget, space constraint, or production need. The package is centered around the Freedom six-color/eight-station press and includes a Powerhouse electric quartz PQ3011 dryer, Point 1000 screen-exposure unit, Flashback flash-cure unit, Wash-It screen-reclaiming sink, and more. Optional platens for adult, youth, and sleeve sizes are available.
Canon Solutions America recently announced the arrival of the Océ Arizona 600 Series printer family. Four models are available:
Check this out. It's a preview of what you'll see in an article about screen-press maintenance from Robert Barnes that will appear in the upcoming edition of our sister publication, Industrial + Specialty Printing. The following are safety tips to observe when inspecting and maintaining screen-printing equipment.