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Association for Print Technologies Previews 2018 Primir Research

The Association for Print Technologies (formerly NPES) unveils new innovations from PRIMIR, its research unit, that feature a new 2018 studies lineup, enhanced data visualization and actionable orientation, new partner organizations and deeper industry penetration to engage and benefit the entire print value chain. Formed in 2005, PRIMIR is the global source of data, analysis and trend information for the print and related graphics communications industries.

Josh Ellsworth Promoted to Stahls’ VP Sales, Dealer Channel

Josh Ellsworth has been promoted to vice president sales, dealer channel, as announced by Carleen Gray, chief marketing officer and vice president sales and marketing, GroupeSTAHL, during the Long Beach Imprinted Sportswear Show, Friday, Jan. 19.

Final Call for Entries for the FESPA Awards 2018

Print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers looking to showcase their best projects in the FESPA Awards 2018 have just under two weeks left to enter.
The FESPA Awards celebrates innovative and exceptional work from PSPs and sign-makers worldwide, recognising the creative potential of the global speciality print community.

When Single Pass Took Flight

Though it has become the talk of the industry only fairly recently, single-pass inkjet printing goes back 20 years to a system that demonstrated the enormous potential of the technology.

In our special Innovation Issue, we present a collection of expert essays on an important technology in the industry today. Here, we take explore the development of single-pass inkjet.


Great Dane Graphics Offers Customizable Design Templates

Compatible with Illustrator, Photoshop, and CorelDraw.

Great Dane Graphics has released a collection of customizable design templates with editable text available to subscribers of the company’s stock art subscription or combination stock art and embroidery subscription. Templates can be downloaded for use with Illustrator, Photoshop, or CorelDraw graphic software programs. Full-color templates are available, plus templates for one-color vinyl cutting.


Summa Releases Twin Workflow

Allows use of the same cut data on two different machines.

Summa has added the Twin workflow, designed to enable users with multiple Summa cutters to choose which machine to send a cutting job to after printing. After a job comes off the printer, it can be cut on either an F series flatbed table or an S Class 2 OPOS CAM Series – or a combination of both. Additionally, the Twin workflow sends the same cut data and Summa Postnet barcode, which can be read by either machine via built-in cameras.


GPA Introduces Metalized Styrene Media

Designed for wide-format signage and P-O-P displays.

GPA has introduced Metalized Styrene media, designed with a metallic finish and printable with UV-curable wide-format presses. The product is created with a thin metalized polyester layer that is heat-welded to a styrene base. GPA reports the media is smooth, lightweight, durable, and can be rolled without separating. Available in 48.25 x 96.26-in. sheets, the substrate is offered in five colors and finishes: Brushed Copper, Brushed Silver, Mirror Silver, Brushed Gold, and Mirror Gold.


Virus Unveils White Ink

Water-based ink for printing onto cotton.

Geo Preview White from Virus Inks is a water-based ink designed for printing onto cotton garments, light or dark. Virus reports the formulation is overprintable and compatible with mesh counts up to 254 threads/in., and produces prints with a smooth touch. The ink is free of PVC, phthalates, formaldehyde, and heavy metals, and is reportedly Oeko Tex Standard 100 Class 1-certified.


Valentine’s Day Patterns from Stahls’

Transfers available in 31 styles.

Stahls’ has partnered with SparkleBerry to release 31 new Valentine’s Day-themed heat transfer patterns. Available in 20-in. rolls, the patterns are digitally printed onto CAD-Color Express Print vinyl for simple cutting, weeding, and application. They are compatible with light- or dark-colored fabrics.


Reece Supply Extends Its High-Quality Digital Offering by Becoming an EFI Inkjet Distribution Partner

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) today reported that Reece Supply Company, a leading distributor for screen printers and signage and display graphics companies in the Southern U.S., will become a distributor of EFI™ inkjet products. Reece’s offerings will include EFI Wide Format and EFI VUTEk® digital inkjet printers for 3D thermoformed graphics, along with a range of EFI LED inkjet printers.