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Nazdar SourceOne Adds New Textile Ink Business Unit

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Specialized group is designed to help customers increase success with garment-decorating operations.

Nazdar SourceOne has announced the establishment of a new Textile Ink Business Unit. The core responsibility of the unit is to develop and deliver complete printing solutions for garment decorators across the US, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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M&R Debuts Kruzer Manual Press

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Entry-level press is compatible with M&R’s Tri-Loc registration system.

Targeting start-up operations and mid-sized shops that need an affordable alternative to using their automatics for samples and short runs, M&R  now offers the Kruzer, a six-station, four-color manual press.

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Pro-Dry Screen Dryer from Lawson Screen & Digital Products

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Designed to precisely control drying conditions for optimal stencil quality.

The Pro-Dry Screen Dryer from Lawson Screen & Digital Products is designed for higher-volume facilities where rapid screen turnaround and high imaging quality are required. The unit can reportedly dry washed-out screens in 10 min and emulsion-coated screens in 15 min or less.

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Epson's New SureColor F2000 Digital Garment Printers

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Company also announces its new PrecisionCore inkjet printing technology.

Epson America has entered the direct-to-garment (DTG) printing market with the introduction of two new, purpose-built, direct-to-garment inkjet printers: the SureColor F2000 Standard Edition and the SureColor F2000 White Edition. Both machines have the ability to print directly onto fabrics ranging from 100-percent cotton to 50/50 blends, including t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, tote bags, and more.

The F2000 Series printers feature:

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Konica Minolta Acquires a Minority Stake in MGI Digital Graphic Technology

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"This strategic alliance will be the basis for the development of tomorrow’s innovative digital solutions for the graphic-arts industry and printed electronic 3D."

Konica Minolta, Inc. has acquired a 10-percent stake in MGI Digital Graphic Technology (MGI), the French producer of digital print and finishing solutions. MGI will maintain its independence and will remain autonomous in defining its industry strategy, the companies report.

“This investment will be dedicated to drive future growth, and is part of a common long-term vision to establish a stronger presence in the professional digital printing market,” the companies announced in a press release.

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UL Recognition Awarded to MacDermid Autotype’s Autoflex EB Film

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Recognition applies to both the gloss and antiglare finish versions of the film.

MacDermid Autotype’s Autoflex EB film has been awarded UL (Underwriters Laboratories) recognition in the US. The recognition applies to both the gloss and antiglare finish versions of the film.

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SmartLinc Acquired by EFI

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EFI will continue to develop and sell SmartLinc’s shipping software and integrate it into the company’s product lines.

EFI has acquired SmartLinc Inc., the Milwaukee-based developer of shipping software. SmartLinc employees, including former SmartLinc co-owners Greg Billinghurst and Scott Kwiatkowski, have joined EFI.

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Esko North America Names Tony Wiley President

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In addition, Esko creates an autonomous group to support efforts in Latin America.

Esko has announced that is has appointed Tony Wiley to the role of president of its North America operations effective January 1, 2014. Wiley succeeds Mark Quinlan, who is leaving Esko to accept another opportunity.

Wiley joined Esko in 1999, assuming roles of increasing responsibility over the past 15 years. He led the North American Customer Service organization for 10 years and had been, most recently, vice president, US Central Region Sales, for the past five years.

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ValueVinyls Adds New Testing Equipment

Value Vinyls, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a Q-Sun Xenon test chamber which is the ultimate research & development and quality control tool for testing materials that are exposed to direct sunlight, sunlight through window glass or indoor lighting. The chamber also features a water spraying unit that creates exceptional realism with controllable condensation and humidity that is critical for testing many materials.

Graphic Designer Takes Viewers Back in Time in Disney's New Movie, "Saving Mr. Banks"

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - Spanning more than 50 years and two continents, Disney's new motion picture, "Saving Mr. Banks," paints a picture of the sharp contrast between 1960s Hollywood and rural, turn-of-the-century Australia.

The story of how the movie "Mary Poppins" was made stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks as author P.L. Travers and movie mogul Walt Disney, respectively, in a head-to-head duel over just how to deliver all the magic of "Mary Poppins" to movie viewers everywhere.