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Avery Dennison Redesigns Supercast Film Series

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Plus, corresponding overlaminates.

Avery Dennison has revealed a new generation of its Supercast film series and corresponding overlaminates. MPI 1105 Supercast films are designed to be ultra-conformable for applications including vehicle wraps and outdoor graphics. The series features a long-term removable adhesive, Easy Apply RS and Easy Apply liner technology for simpler installation, and a gloss finish. Available in 60-in. widths.

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Low-Bleed White Ink from International Coatings

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Blaze 7042 designed to flash quickly.

International Coatings has announced Blaze Low Bleed White 7042, a screen-printing ink for imaging on poly/cotton fabrics via manual and automatic presses. According to the company, the ink is designed with high bleed resistance, fast flash, low tack, and high opacity. It offers a matte finish.

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ROQ Introduces Tunnel Conveyor Dryer

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Offering a range of customizable options.

The new ROQ Tunnel is a customizable conveyor dryer for automatic screen printing lines. Available exclusively in North America through Ryonet, the Tunnel allows users to tailor the following features to suit their individual shop’s needs:

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DTG Printing: Life in the Fast Lane

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With higher productivity solutions hitting the market, how will the industry respond?

Much has happened in direct-to-garment (DTG) inkjet printing since we last examined the technology two years ago. Newer inks provide better color gamut, improved washability, and adhesion to a growing range of pretreated fabrics. Big inkjet players have jumped in, first with Epson (left) and then Ricoh (through its recent acquisition of Anajet, right) marketing DTG systems.

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Print, Flash, and Rock 'n' Roll

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Musicians and screen printers are often one and the same.

I have a question for you, screen printers: Why is it every time you flip a squeegee over, you find a musician under it?

This may be my imagination, so possibly SGIA needs to include it in the next industry survey to identify the trend and get some solid numbers. I would bet if you put our people up against any other identifiable industrial sector workforce – I’m talking doctors, electricians, plumbers, or politicians – you will find more guitar, drum, bass, keyboard, horn players, and even singers, plus an equivalent number of music hounds.

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3M Sponsors ‘Engines for Epilepsy’ Drive-A-Thon

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Twenty-car fleet treks through California.

More than 20 cars wrapped in 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 drove from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, California, in a fundraising effort for The Epilepsy Foundation last month. The three-day drive-a-thon was organized by nonprofit Rallye California and raised more than $15,000.

“Epilepsy is one of the most common diseases in the US, but it is also one of the most underfunded,” says Rallye’s Tsubasa Michishita in a release.
 

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Printed Electronics Symposium Returns at SGIA Expo

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Sessions feature textile electronics, medical sensors, and more.

SGIA has revealed the details for the 2016 Printed Electronics Symposium, a pre-expo event featuring sessions from industry experts such as Neil Bolding (MacDermid Autotype), Ray Greenwood (Hazardous Print Consulting), and members of IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries.

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From the Editor: Small Talk, Big Industry

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Drupa 2016 proved print is anything but dying.

Everyone reading this, raise your hands.

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Drupa 2016: A New Age for Single-Pass Printing?

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As digital short-run capabilities meet analog productivity, production across the imaging industry may be poised for a change.

Continued from "What's Next for Single-Pass Inkjets?"

At drupa, many exhibitors demonstrated advances such as cut-sheet production inkjet presses, higher-resolution capabilities, and new media that will make production inkjet systems (including single-pass lines) more versatile and accessible. Components for building next-generation presses and industrial inkjet systems were also debuted.

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Mutoh America Appoints Brian Phipps as President

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Oversees North and Latin American operations.

Mutoh America has promoted Brian Phipps as president of its North and Latin American sales and operations. The former VP and general manager has been with the company since 2004; the company says his new role will include more collaboration with Mutoh Japan.

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