AWT World Trade has added the Accu-Cure ACS 100 and the ACDS 100 to its Accu-Cure series of UV curing units. Each machine offers 100 in. of curing width and features a cooling system designed to minimize heat transmission to the stock in the curing chamber. Compatible materials include vinyl, polyesters, paper, and more.
FESPA 2017, hosted at the Hamburg Messe in Hamburg, Germany, will encompass screen, digital, and textile print technologies, May 8-12, 2017. Over five days, eventgoers will explore a show floor with more than 700 exhibitors, attend educational classes, and listen to international experts discuss current industry issues.
Today, the Department of Defense awarded the 14th Manufacturing USA institute – the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub – to American Robotics, Inc. The eighth DoD-led institute, the ARM Institute joins the Manufacturing USA network in its collective effort to help revitalize American manufacturing and incentivize companies to invest in new technology development in the United States.
Vortex premium plastisol inks, a new line from GSG, are available in 21 colors with a matte finish. The inks are designed for high production wet-on-wet printing on 100-percent cotton, cotton blends, and polyesters. GSG says the ink produces prints with a soft hand, but recommends a soft hand additive of up to 5% to achieve “fashion soft.” The ink should be tested with a low-bleed white underbase when used on synthetic fabrics. Vortex cures at 320 F while gelling at 230 F and is resistant to buildup.
Ryonet has announced the new generation of Riley Hopkins Riley500 manual presses. Additions to the new series includes a 3-in. diameter post for added strength and storage, and a 25% lighter print station assembly than the previous models.
The Riley500 series is designed to accept the same honeycomb aluminum platens that are used with the Roq automatic presses distributed by Ryonet.
Mimaki has released two new Kebab options for its UJF-7151 plus and UJF MkII Series UV-LED printers. The attachment allows users to print on cylindrical objects such as stainless steel tumblers, bottles, cans, vases, packaging, candle holders, and more.
International Coatings has released Axeon Glow-in-the-Dark 1808, a non-PVC, non-phthalate screen printing ink that produces a bright, greenish glow when exposed to light and then viewed in a darkened area. The ink can be used on its own or in conjunction with other inks to produce a “glow” effect.
In The Automation Issue, we present a collection of expert essays on an important topic in the industry today. Here, Johnny Shell discusses automation in the screenroom.
Amazon has reached a multifaceted agreement with Kornit Digital to acquire nearly three million of the company’s common shares in addition to purchasing what was quoted in a press release as a “large number” of textile printers. Through the agreement, Kornit will deliver its Avalanche 1000 printer as Amazon seeks to expand its production capacity for the Merch program, designed to help its content creator members to produce T-shirts.
RhinoTech has released a new version of its Dry Stencil Film, available in both 8.5 x 11 in. and 11 x 17 in. The company reports that the two-step stencilmaking system film is environmentally sensitive and eliminates the need for a film positive, emulsion, capillary film, screen exposure, or drying time.