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Vastex Dryer for DTG Printed Textiles

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Adds multipurpose machine to LittleRed line.

Vastex has added the LittleRed X3-D IR dryer, a multipurpose machine designed to cure DTG printed textiles as well as plastisol, water-based, and discharge printed garments. The 30-in. model features a preheating zone that raises temperatures to 300 degrees F at the beginning of the conveyor; the design is intended to maximize the distance and time over which the ink maintains the optimal curing temperature, according to the company.

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InkSoft Expands Design Studio Graphics

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Adds 1118 clip art images.

InkSoft has added 1118 new clip art images to its Design Studio library. New images include mascots, sports clip art, western-style graphics, and business and service designs. The library’s 13,000 images are available at no fee to all InkSoft Design Studio users and can be accessed following this tutorial.

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Onyx’s Business Intelligence Software

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Onyx Hub joins SiteSolutions family.

Onyx Graphics has released Onyx Hub, the latest addition to its SiteSolutions line of software. Hub software is a business intelligence tool for shop owners and production managers that analyzes real-time, historic, and trend data. Features include a browser-based dashboard; ink usage and media waste reporting; data collection by job, station, and printer; and more. Licensed through any Onyx Thrive workflow software key.

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Screen Divider from Action Engineering

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Eliminates need for tape and test pellons.

Action Engineering has released the Badass Screen Divider, designed to increase efficiency and maximize screen area by allowing two images to fit onto one screen without the need for masking or test pellons. Available in two sizes engineered for 20 x 24- and 23 x 31-in. frames.

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Workhorse Offers N-Series Numbering System

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Lightweight, aluminum numbering device for garment printing.

Workhorse has added the N-Series Numbering System, a lightweight aluminum device designed for screen printing numbers onto garments. The system is engineered to facilitate placement and allow screens to be installed and removed without adjusting or clamping; the screen is the only moving component.

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3M Vehicle Wraps at Summer X Games

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Three shops host live wrap demonstrations.

3M participated in the 2017 ESPN Summer X Games July 13-16 in Minneapolis, promoting the company’s “Wrap Your Ride” campaign with live wrap demonstrations.

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Ace Screen Supply Hosts Open House

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September 23 event features seminars, demonstrations, and more.

Ace Screen Supply will host a fall open house event on September 23, starting at 10 a.m. at the company’s headquarters in Springfield, Ohio. Screen printers are invited to attend the free event for seminars, demonstrations, product discounts, food, door prizes, and more.

Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance.
 

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Retailers Talk Sustainability at SGIA Expo

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Ann Inc., REI, Starbucks offer insight at Tuesday luncheon.

SGIA Expo’s Brands Talking Sustainability luncheon, October 10, 12-2 p.m., will feature speakers from Ann Inc., REI, and Starbucks. Print buyers from each retailer will discuss how sustainability figures into their purchasing decisions.

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Fruit of the Loom Supports Hurricane Victims

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Donates clothing to Houston residents.

Fruit of the Loom will donate nearly one million articles of clothing to victims of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. The company has announced plans to send two semi-tractor trailers full of essential garments including underwear, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants to the thousands of displaced residents in Texas.

The company encourages others to donate clothing and resources to affected families through the Red Cross.
 

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Jump-Start Your Productivity in Two Weeks

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You can do things better; you know it. Every shop can.

When you take a step back and analyze the workflow and processes in your shop, what stands out?

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