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3A Composites USA Appoints Personnel to Support Graphic Display Board Lines

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce the following personnel appointments to support sales of the company’s lines of graphic display boards – including Fome-Cor®, FiberMate™, Sintra®, Gator®, Banova® and Dibond® – in the Americas.
Chris Markel has been named northwest district sales manager and will be responsible for sales of 3A Composites’ graphic display boards in western Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and northern California.

How to Survive the R&D Process

Great ideas for innovative industrial printing projects often don’t make it to production, a sad and often expensive outcome that can be avoided.

In the world of printed functional products (including appliances, consumer electronics, transportation equipment/controls, medical devices, sensors, and printed electronics of all types), only a small fraction of new product designs ever make it to production. All too often, game-changing – even life-changing – product designs are shelved, never to be seen for reasons that range from poor production feasibility to excessive time to market.


EPS Offers Cylindrical Object Printer

UV LED unit can be operated manually or automatically.

The Roto-Jet from Engineered Printing Solutions (EPS), launched at Pack Expo 2017, is a UV LED printer designed specifically for cylindrical objects, including those that are flat-walled or tapered. The Roto-Jet features a synchronized printing and curing operation and can print at speeds of up to 1800 parts/hr. (EPS quotes the average print speed at 800 parts/hr). It uses Xaar 1003 printheads with TF ink recirculation technology, and prints in 6 colors (CMYK + dual white); primer and varnish heads are optional.


Woolam Gin Awarded GOTS v5.0 Certification

The first certified US organic cotton gin utilizing Applied DNA’s molecular tagging system.

Woolam Gin, an organic cotton gin based in O’Donnell, Texas, has been awarded the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS v5.0) certification. “We are committed to a ginning process that authenticates our Texas organic cotton at its source,” says Kendall Harris, manager of Woolam Gin, in an emailed statement. “We take this commitment seriously and work hard to ensure that our organic cotton meets the highest standard to date. This was a huge step and it is an honor to become the first GOTS v5.0-certified gin in the US.”


Rotary Die Cutter from Sakurai

Various finishing tasks at up to 10,000 impressions per hour.

Unveiled at Print 17, Sakurai’s new OL-66RCS rotary die cutter can perform die cutting, creasing, complicated perforations, and numbering in the vertical or horizontal position at speeds up to 10,000 impressions/hr. Standard features include antistatic bar, preset counter, electronic missed-sheet detector, mechanical double-sheet detector, and a preloading feeder system. Max. sheet size is 18.5 x 26 in.


Print 17 Community Holds Party with a Purpose

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the PRINT 17 community convened at the House of Blues-Chicago to celebrate the show’s return to the windy city and generate funds and awareness for Family Rescue, one of the largest and most diversified domestic violence agencies in Illinois.

David Zimmer Joins GSG as New Screen Segment Manager

GSG is pleased to announce David Zimmer as Screen Segment Manager. Zimmer comes to GSG with more than 25 years of screen industry experience. Prior to joining the team, he worked at M&R Printing Equipment. While at M&R, Zimmer’s roles varied from customer service representative and manager, outside sales representative, to textile product manager.

Transfer Express Wins Local Fast Track 50 Award

Transfer Express recently won the 2017 Lake Geauga Fast Track 50 Award for the second year in a row. This recognition honors companies and individuals in Lake and Geauga counties in Ohio that show the greatest amount of growth and change resulting in increased business success.
Out of the past 25 years the award has been given, Transfer Express has won it 17 times. Presentation of the award took place at the annual dinner in November.

InPrint USA Launches Industrial Inkjet Conference

Inaugural event comes to Chicago in 2018.

InPrint USA has announced the inaugural Industrial Inkjet Conference, scheduled for May 1-2, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. InPrint USA, the organizer of the first InPrint USA exhibition last April in Orlando, reports the new conference will highlight trends, challenges, opportunities, case studies, and technical advancements in the industrial inkjet sector, including in the functional, decorative, and package printing markets.


Brother Releases Next-Gen DTG Printer

Larger print size, faster single-pass printing among new features.

Brother DTG’s new GTX printer features three times the number of nozzles as the company’s previous model, enabling single-pass printing at 1200 x 1200 dpi. The white printhead is stacked behind the CMYK heads, and the print driver can be set to pause for a specified period of time between the laydown of the white underbase and the colors on difficult, more absorptive fabrics.