The world lost a cultural icon this week with the passing of Ray Manzarek. The founding keyboardist of The Doors lost his battle with cancer, but the bulk of his musical legacy lives on in numerous recordings of his legendary band. We're fortunate to have such documentation of a pivotal time in American music and its role in the major changes taking place in society at large at the time. We're fortunate to be able to access the works of this remarkable musician, composer, arranger, and producer -- and do so on demand.
Dalco Athletic (www.dalcoathletic.com) recently added three word designs to its Spirit Bling line of dye-sub appliqué products. Baseball, softball, and basketball now join cheer, mom, football, spirit, and dance. The appliqués, which feature custom colors, patterns, and rhinestone designs, can be sewn or applied to garments with a permanent heat-seal adhesive. The finished appliqué measures approximately 5 x 10 in. (127 x 254 mm).
The new OKI proColor 711WT digital printer from OKI Data (www.okidata.com) features white toner for textile and hard-surface printing. The 711WT (White Toner) allows users to print white lettering or graphics in-house and, according to OKI Data, it also delivers breathtaking color output and provides users with the ability to produce high-quality output in a cost-efficient manner. The 711WT prints on various types of transfer media for application to garments and hard goods.
Have you ever gone on an ancestry-tracing binge? I did once, and it yielded some interesting results. My family traces its roots back to William Beilby, the 18th century glassworker who set up a family workshop in the Amen Corner by St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle, England. William started out as a glass decorator and enameller for a local glass maker in 1757. Eventually, the Beilby family, all artists, set up a business with siblings William, Mary, Thomas, and Ralph (an engraver) all working as glass makers and decorators.
John Hrdlick, COO for INX International Ink Co., was honored with a Printing Ink Pioneer Award from the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers at NAPIM’s annual convention, which was held April 6-9 in Bonita Springs, FL. Hrdlick has spent 36 of his 39 years in the industry connected to INX and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer a year ago.
Nazdar Ink Technologies (www.nazdar.com) announces the availability of 2300 Series Screen Ink, a newly developed container ink formulated for multiple cure-reacting methods and compatibility with a range of container materials. Designed for use on glass and PET containers, 2300 Series also adheres to HDPE and some LDPE. Nazdar's 2300 Series cures with traditional UV and UV-LED. The company says it exhibits high chemical resistance, water resistance, and color saturation.
Drytac, a manufacturer and distributor of graphics-finishing equipment and supplies, has recently expanded its social-media presence to include a newly launched Facebook page.
“Facebook is a powerful tool for consumer engagement and sales growth. Not only will it allow us to stay connected with customers, it will keep us top of mind when multiple manufacturers are being considered,” says Drytac President Marc Oosterhuis.
Ryonet is taking screen printing teaching methods to international markets this June by exhibitiing at the company's first overseas trade show, FESPA—Federation of European Screen Printers Associations. At stand G55N, Ryonet will be launching the redesign of Riley Hopkins, powered by Ryonet.
The National Association of Graphic & Product Identification Manufacturers, Inc. (GPI) announced that the only Business Expo specifically developed for companies that manufacture and sell engineered graphics, product identification, and related products will take place at the Colorado Downtown Sheraton, in Denver, CO, on September 23 - 24, 2013.
GSG is offering two classes at two locations in the month of June. To register, call Lauren Mason at (800) 366-1776; 214-712-6200 or visit the website at www.GOGSG.com.
On Friday, June 21, 2013 FREE Screen Printing 101 Class will be offered at 11614 Richcroft Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70814. Learn about emulsions, important exposure calculations, and screen coating techniques with this informative hands-on event.