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FESPA 2017 Travels to Germany

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Global expo set for May 8.

FESPA has announced the details of its 2017 show, to be held May 8-12 in Hamburg, Germany, the eighth largest city in Europe. Co-located shows will include FESPA Textile, European Sign Expo, and Printeriors. The venue, Hamburg Messe, is a short distance from the center of the city.

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Marilyn Monoprint Added to Cooper Hewitt Collection

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Flavor Paper’s screen-printed designs capture Andy Warhol’s legendary work.

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has added Marilyn Monoprint wallpaper, designed and screen printed by Brooklyn-based Flavor Paper, to its permanent collection. Created in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the print is part of a collection celebrating Andy Warhol’s series of prints of Marilyn Monroe based on a photograph of the actress from the 1953 film “Niagara.”

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DAX Travels to Minnesota and Illinois

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Education-packed events for apparel decorators.

The Decorated Apparel Expo (DAX) is heading to Welch, Minnesota (April 1-2) and Tinley Park, Illinois (April 22-23) next month. Serving the screen-printing, embroidery, and digital garment decoration industries, the shows will feature exhibitors and educational events on everything from screen-printing basics to breaking into the signage industry to “How to Fail at Social Media.”

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The Future of Wearable Technology

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Why screen printers should care about the development of apparel infused with electronic sensors and circuitry.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking shape, and the specialty printing industry is very much a part of the evolution. The IoT’s ambitious goal is to connect systems, people, and entities to enable us to capture, analyze, and act on information to improve the quality of our lives and make businesses more efficient. It’s transforming all sorts of things – factory equipment, home appliances, thermostats, retail stores, and security systems – and in our industry, it’s already at work in automating our workflows.

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An Interview with New SGIA President Ford Bowers

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Did he find print, or did it find him? What's next for the Expo? Will screen printing disappear?

In February, SGIA welcomed a new leader as Ford Bowers took the helm as president and CEO, succeeding Michael Robertson, who had served in that post since 2001. Bowers was named the successor at the SGIA Expo last November, following Robertson’s announcement that he would be retiring after 33 years with the association. Bowers brings a nontraditional perspective to association management, coming to SGIA from the leading retail graphics firm Miller Zell, where he was VP and general manager of the printing operation.

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Global Graphics Releases Harlequin Version 11

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New RIP and front-end software packages.

Global Graphics has launched an update to its Harlequin RIP and front-end software for inkjet printing. Keep reading on our sister site.

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EFI Acquires Ink Developer Rialco

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UK-based asset supplies dye powders, color products.

EFI has announced the acquisition of Bradford, UK-based Rialco, a supplier of dye powders and color products for digital printers and other industrial manufacturers.

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Inkcups Now Introduces Rotary Inkjet Printer

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Helix prints to straight and tapered cylinders.

Inkcups Now has introduced a new rotary inkjet printer, Helix, for cylindrical printing. Helix features a quick-change tooling fixture for printing to both straight-walled and tapered cylindricals across the beverage, cosmetic, and industrial markets. The printer reportedly adjusts automatically to cylinder height and diameter; it is compatible with cylinder diameters ranging from 2 to 4.5 in. and lengths from 3 to 12 in. (Max. print length is 4.25 in.) Helix prints up to 1200 x 1200 dpi with droplets as small as 7 pL.

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Signs of the Times Names Robin Donovan New Editor-in-Chief

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Succeeds Wade Swormstedt, who will be leading a new signage foundation.

ST Media Group International Inc. announces the appointment of Robin Donovan to editor-in-chief of Signs of the Times, the leading information source for sign professionals for more than 110 years. Robin will rejoin the company’s flagship brand, taking the helm from Wade Swormstedt, who has led Signs of the Times since 1991 and is leaving to become the executive director of the new Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI).

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Three Upcoming DAX Events for Garment Decorators

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Shows in Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois.

The Decorated Apparel Expo (DAX) is traveling to three locations throughout the central US this spring:

• March 4-5 at the Jack Reardon Center in Kansas City, Kansas;
• April 1-2 at the Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, Minnesota;
• And April 22-23 at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, Illinois.

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