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Printing Industries of America Launches Print Powers America – Major Industry-Wide Advocacy Initiative

Printing Industries of America launched Print Powers America this morning, a major industry-wide initiative committed to collectively voicing the tremendous economic influence, consumer impact, and environmental stewardship made possible by print and packaging companies across the country. Spearheaded by Printing Industries of America (PIA), this multi-faceted advocacy initiative combines lobbying, grassroots action, and public affairs to promote and protect the printing and graphic communications industry.

EFI Strengthens Leadership Team with Three Key New Hires

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has completed three additions to its Silicon Valley-based senior leadership team. Gene Zamiska, the former senior vice president of finance, corporate controller and chief accountant for Verifone, is joining EFI™ this month as the company’s new chief accounting officer (CAO). Another veteran accounting executive, Mark Allred, has joined EFI as the company’s new vice president of corporate accounting. EFI has also hired Jill Norris, a long-time mobile industry tech leader, as its new chief information officer (CIO).

Fresh Artists, Cool Jobs Shows Youth Career Path

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is proud to be an event sponsor for the third annual Fresh Artists–Cool Jobs Expo March 20–22, 2018, at Moulin at Sherman Mills in Philadelphia. The three-day career fair gives low-income youth in the Philadelphia region insight into 21st century creative careers.

MHM Launches Synchoprint Xtreme

AC indexing system and printheads allow for faster production.

MHM has unveiled the Synchoprint S-Type Xtreme automatic garment press, available in two models (18 x 22 in. and 18 x 28 in.). Distributed exclusively in the US by Hirsch, the Xtreme models are said to be the fastest the company has produced due to their AC indexing system and printheads.


APTech Releases Newly Created Industry 'Alignment Progress Index'

The objective of the Association for Print Technologies (APTech) is to grow the industry through better alignment. The Alignment Progress Indicator (API) Score is a newly created index by APTech to measure progress year-over-year and reflect the current state of alignment within the printing industry value chain.

Nazdar Appoints Jim Whitehead as Sales Manager for EMEA

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the appointment of Jim Whitehead as Sales Manager, EMEA. Based in the UK, Jim will be responsible for sales management of Nazdar branded and non-OEM private labelled screen, digital and narrow web products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Workhorse Hosts Two-Day April Screen Printing Workshop

On Sat., April 21 and Sun. April 22, Workhorse Products is hosting a beginner’s workshop on how to start a T-shirt screen printing business at its facility in Phoenix, Ariz. This hands-on class will be taught by Terry Combs, a veteran screen printer and educator with more than 30 years experience printing thousands of shirts and training thousands of students.

InkSoft Introduces Release 3.19 Software

Updates include colorways and SSL certificates.

InkSoft has debuted Release 3.19, which features new colorways and SSL certificates. The colorways featured in the InkSoft Rapid Product Creator allow users to select and alter colors in a logo; add different color variants; choose custom color; create a customer-specific color palette; search for specific HEX, RGB, or HSL values; and see a real-time preview of changes.


EFI Unveils Fiery Textile Bundle

Designed for textiles printed with Reggiani inkjet printer.

EFI has debuted Fiery Textile Bundle design and production workflow software for EFI Reggiani textile inkjet printers. Features include Fiery DesignPro Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop plug-ins programmed for textile design applications, and Fiery proServer digital front end version 6.5, which offers support for multiple ink types and color technology.


Summa Offers F1832 Cutter

Flatbed finishing system handles roll and rigid material.

Summa has unveiled the F1832 flatbed finishing system, adding to the F Series line. The cutter has a 72-in.-wide working area for cutting roll material and rigid substrates, including common media sizes such as 60-in. rolls, 60 x 120-in. rigid boards, and textiles up to 72 in. wide. Features include tandem mode and vacuum zones designed to aid in minimizing idle periods, camera registration system, and Automated Depth Control to simplify bit, tool, and knife changes, the company reports.