I have a question for you, screen printers: Why is it every time you flip a squeegee over, you find a musician under it?
This may be my imagination, so possibly SGIA needs to include it in the next industry survey to identify the trend and get some solid numbers. I would bet if you put our people up against any other identifiable industrial sector workforce – I’m talking doctors, electricians, plumbers, or politicians – you will find more guitar, drum, bass, keyboard, horn players, and even singers, plus an equivalent number of music hounds.
More than 20 cars wrapped in 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 drove from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, California, in a fundraising effort for The Epilepsy Foundation last month. The three-day drive-a-thon was organized by nonprofit Rallye California and raised more than $15,000.
“Epilepsy is one of the most common diseases in the US, but it is also one of the most underfunded,” says Rallye’s Tsubasa Michishita in a release.
SGIA has revealed the details for the 2016 Printed Electronics Symposium, a pre-expo event featuring sessions from industry experts such as Neil Bolding (MacDermid Autotype), Ray Greenwood (Hazardous Print Consulting), and members of IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries.
Everyone reading this, raise your hands.
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At drupa, many exhibitors demonstrated advances such as cut-sheet production inkjet presses, higher-resolution capabilities, and new media that will make production inkjet systems (including single-pass lines) more versatile and accessible. Components for building next-generation presses and industrial inkjet systems were also debuted.
Mutoh America has promoted Brian Phipps as president of its North and Latin American sales and operations. The former VP and general manager has been with the company since 2004; the company says his new role will include more collaboration with Mutoh Japan.
Digital textile printer manufacturer Kornit Digital has acquired the direct-to-garment printing assets of its North American distribution partner, SPSI. The two companies have partnered since 2004 to distribute Kornit’s products throughout the western US.
According to a statement from Gabi Seligsohn, CEO of Kornit, the move “provides access to a large screen-printing customer base which is poised to switch to digital technology over the next several years.”
When HP worked with Coca-Cola to print different names and messages on millions of cans and bottles of Diet Coke, it was a brilliant demonstration of how far digital printing technology has come. The remarkable ability to custom decorate a mass-market product captured the attention of consumers, brands, marketing agencies, and manufacturers.
SGIA is seeking entries for its annual Golden Image Competition, honoring specialty imaging projects from a host of categories. All entries submitted by September 9 will be displayed on the SGIA Expo floor in Las Vegas; winners will be chosen on September 13.
InfoTrends has undertaken a new study on the “Best Practices of High-Performance Print Sales Organizations,” aiming to discern how the print industry’s sales practices may need to rise to the level of today’s consumer values and behavior.