International Coatings, founded in 1957, celebrates its diamond anniversary this year. The company was launched by Herbert Wells, a chemist who had helped engineer Elmer’s Glue. He began by making custom industrial plastic and adhesive compounds, and the company has since expanded to offer textile screen printing inks, vinyl and urethane plastics, specialty coatings and adhesives, and traffic paint.
Hirsch has announced MHM’s new Synchroprint 5000 automatic garment screen printing presses. The series offers instant platen release from the touch-screen display, front and rear microregistration, and adjustable front- or side-loading screen holders. Off-contact is electronically controlled and can be saved for future reference.
Marshall Atkinson has joined the InkSoft team, applying his 24 years of experience in the decorated apparel industry in a new environment. At InkSoft, he will put his technical, art and business expertise gained managing several print shops and consulting with many others to use in software development and in furtherance of the company’s educational efforts.
Conference and course provider IMI Europe Ltd announces programme of technical courses for the Inkjet Summer School event, to be held in Ghent, Belgium from 12-16 June 2017.
Mactac has released Metro Removables, a line of 12 pressure-sensitive sheets for P-O-P displays, package/product identification, and more. The line features a UV-resistant acrylic adhesive designed to prevent adhesive build-up during finishing processes. Available in up to 26-in. widths.
Lawson Screen and Digital Products has introduced The Proton, a modular garment press offering one to four stations and one to four colors. The Proton, portable and 6 ft in diameter in its largest configuration, is designed for startup businesses, prototype departments, schools, or live events. Features include a rear clamp design with adjustable height and angle, roller-bearing registration, adjustable spring tension, a quick-change platen system, and screen width up to 23 in.
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SwissQprint has engineered a software feature designed to eliminate waste in the event of a crash during printing. If a moving printhead carriage comes into contact with a person or object, or senses that it may come into contact with the substrate, it immediately shuts off. The new capability is designed so that printing resumes at the exact point where the carriage stopped, even if it’s right in the middle of a pass, with no visible artifact.
Roland has added the VersaUV LEF-200 to its line of benchtop UV flatbed printers. The 20-in. machine is designed for applications including souvenirs, giftware, trophies, electronic items, packaging, signage, and other 3D objects up to 3.94 in. thick. It prints in CMYK + white + gloss; users can elect to add a new on-board primer in place of gloss said to streamline the printing of substrates such as acrylic and plastics, or to use a dual-white configuration.
In recognition of his ongoing leadership in developing and promoting IPC standards on a global basis, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award upon Gary Ferrari, FTG Circuits.
Ryonet and a group of 10 founding partners have launched Allmade Apparel, a blank T-shirt brand crafted from sustainably sourced materials and founded to benefit orphans around the world.