Verseidag (www.seemeeus.com) has introduced Mesh Solution B3135, a PVC-coated lightweight printable mesh designed to offer excellent print quality with crisp imaging results. The mesh is compatible with solvent, UV, and latex inks, and is available in widths of 126 and 196 in.
International Coatings Company has introduced a reformulated version of its 717 Jet Black non-phthalate, plastisol screen-printing ink. Now known as 717 Ultimate Black., the redesigned ink is intended to improve opacity and penetration into fine-mesh fabrics. The ink is fast-flashing and low-tack, according to the company.
International print and cross-media tradeshow drupa 2016 (www.drupa.com) will feature the drupa innovation park (dip), made up of six theme parks across a variety of industry trends and topics. First introduced at drupa 2004, the dip will cover more than 32,000 square feet in Hall 7.0 at the Düsseldorf, Germany, show from May 31-June 10.
“In line with the strategic restructuring of drupa 2016 and its focus on highlight topics, the dip will give visitors a chance to get insights into the technologies of the future,” says Sabine Geldermann, drupa director.
Ritrama has announced three new wallcovering materials, designed for covering a variety of surfaces:
Ri-Jet Deco Wall 50 is a 2-mil, gloss white, cast vinyl film with a reported outdoor durability of 5 years. With an extra-permanent adhesive and extreme conformability, it is designed for unconventional raised surfaces such as rough brick and deep grouting. Available in 60-in.-wide rolls.
GSG has released Meadowbrook Poly Glitter, a selection of polyester glitter flakes that can be mixed with colored plastisol inks, used with a clear topcoat, or sprinkled over adhesive or printed ink before curing. Sold in 1-lb bags in 12 standard colors: Bordeaux, Canadian Blue, Chrome Silver, Dark Gold, Emerald Green, Fire Red, Golden Orange, Gunmetal, Light Copper, Light Purple, Regal Red, and Western Blue. Custom colors can also be ordered.
HP and KBA today announced plans to develop a high speed, high volume, 110-inch -wide (2.8 meter) simplex inkjet web press for pre-printing of corrugated top liner. This solution will be called the HP T1100 Simplex Color Inkjet Web Press and will enable corrugators to combine many individual jobs together on a roll or across rolls for short, mid or long runs. Unlike traditional analog pre-print, every box can be different.
Nazdar SourceOne has announced the availability of PVC-free ImageStar Silicone Textile inks for screen printing on performance and smooth polyester fabrics. Designed for use on athletic apparel, especially 100% polyester, the inks are highly elastic and durable, with excellent heat resistance and open time in the screen, according to the company. Available in quarts and gallons.
In 2015, Roland is once again offering a complete schedule of comprehensive, two-day Born-to-Wrap workshops for vehicle wrap professionals, along with a wide variety of informative online webinars available to both owners and non-owners.
The three Born-to-Wrap workshops Roland held last year attracted attendees from all over the country, while Roland Academy webinars, delivering useful tips from Roland product managers and other industry experts, were also extremely popular with more than 7,800 registrations.
Workhorse Products has released the Freedom Express, an entry-level automatic garment press with a compact diameter of less than 10 ft. The press features Workhorse’s cloud-connected operating system, a touchscreen control panel, and Flashback printheads that enable single print stations to be used for printing, flashing, and cooling capabilities. Other standard features include foot-pedal operation, shirt-skip feature, independent print/flood speed controls at every printhead, and quick-release platens with three-point leveling system. The press supports 20 x 24-in. and 20 x 28-in.
Aquastrip 21 is a new stencil and ink remover from MacDermid Autotype, designed to be environmentally friendly. Aquastrip 21 can be diluted at a 1:10 ratio and used in a dip tank to remove plastisols and general textile inks while simultaneously reclaiming the stencil, and is designed to wash off screens with water. The remover, which reportedly contains no VOCs, can also be used manually at a stronger concentration and with a brush.