SGIA has announced that Ford Bowers of Miller Zell will begin as president and CEO of the association in February of 2016. Keep reading on our sister site.
FESPA has added FESPA Asia to the books for February 2017, to be held at the BITEC exhibition center in Bangkok.
“Our objective – to build demand for print by reinvesting in the print community – is matched by the enthusiasm of our regional associations, with whom we will be working closely,” says Roz McGuinness, divisional director. “Our aim is to leave a lasting legacy across Asia through various initiatives in the years to come.”
Drytac’s new SpotOn removable vinyl is a 4-mil PVC film printable with solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and latex technologies. Designed with a dot-patterned adhesive for bubble-free application without the need for tools or wet installation, according to the company, the film is suitable for short-term indoor graphic applications including windows, walls, tradeshows, and seasonal retail environments.
Sensient Imaging Technologies has launched ElvaJet Punch, a range of digital sublimation inks intended for decoration of high-performance polyester fabrics, including fashion apparel, sportswear, flags, and banners. One set of inks in the line, ElvaJet Punch EP, is designed for use on Epson DX- and TFP-based printers. Designed with high transfer efficiency, color vibrancy, and a wide gamut, the inks are suitable for printing on a wide range of coated and uncoated sublimation papers.
International Coatings has released a reformulated white ink, 7038 Blaze Cotton White. For use on cotton fabrics, the short-bodied ink is designed with fast-flashing and low-tack capability, with an improved hand and opacity.
SGIA announced its 2016 Board of Directors during the SGIA Expo held in November. Association leadership includes:
• Hoddy Peck (Meisel), chairman;
• Rich Thompson (Ad Graphics), first vice chairman;
• Edward Cook (ECI Screen Print), second vice chairman;
• Thomas Cooper (WestRock Merchandising Displays), third vice chairman;
• Scott Crosby (Holland & Crosby), secretary;
• Lynn Krinsky (Stella Color), treasurer;
Onyx Graphics has added the newest edition of its line of print software, encompassing Thrive workflow software, ProductionHouse, PosterShop, and RIPCenter. Version 12 features a 64-bit platform across each product, designed for speeds reportedly double those of Onyx 11. The reengineered system offers a new user interface featuring an interactive, customizable job list enabling operators to quickly find jobs, view printer information, and make edits.
Heat Transfer Warehouse is offering Aztec Patterns, a line of digital heat transfer material available for custom order with any 2 colors chosen from the selection of 21. Patterns are printed 5 yds at a time.
Agfa Specialty Products (Mortsel, Belguim) and MGI Digital Technology (Fresnes, France) have announced an alliance in which the two companies will pool resources to target the printed electronics market. MGI Digital and its subsidiary, Ceradrop, will offer knowledge in the development of inkjet technology, while Agfa Specialty Products will contribute its experience in the realm of conductive inks.