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Screen Truepress Jet L350UV Certified by Color-Logic

Color-Logic has announced the certification of the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press. Discussing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves commented: "Screen has an excellent reputation for producing superior print quality by controlling and utilizing print head technology, and the samples supplied for certification demonstrate what brands can do to differentiate labels and packaging.

A Week Without Water-Based Inks

A trip to Mexico brings back memories from 1980s-era screen printing that are all too familiar.

“Stinky Solvent Inky” – say that five times really fast. It seems the headlines in the US and Canada have a lot to say regarding water versus oil, and it’s no different in screen and other print processes. I started printing with oil-based inks 35 years ago and vaguely remember washing screens with rags soaked in lacquer thinner – no mask, no gloves, no sense. I say “vaguely” because I know I bent my brain before I discovered water-based inks. I used to go home with a headache, cracked hands, and a dry throat.


2016 SGIA Expo Among 50 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows of 2016

Trade Show Executive (TSE), a publication covering the trade show industry, has named the 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14–16) to its roster of 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space.
“The TSE Fastest 50 lists some of the most innovative expositions in the country. It’s an honor to be considered among them,” said SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers.

Nazdar SourceOne Recognized as 2016 EFI Dealer of the Year

Nazdar SourceOne is excited to announce they have been recognized as 2016 Dealer of the Year by EFI. For this, and their dedication to sharing EFI’s portfolio of products with their customers, Nazdar SourceOne was presented the EFI 2016 Award for Sales and Excellence at the recent EFI Connect Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, 2016 marked 12 years of partnership for the two organizations.

Technical Sales Manager Appointed for Drytac Canada

Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Payam Baroudi as Technical Sales Manager for its Canadian office. In his new role, Baroudi will be responsible for expanding Drytac’s custom and contract adhesive coating business in the packaging, construction, medical, automotive, label, and industrial markets.

ProScreen Screen Making Workshop Scheduled

Mind’s Eye Graphics and Saati Print Division partner up.

Mind’s Eye Graphics and Saati Print Division have announced the ProScreen Professional Screenmaking Workshop, a joint program scheduled for March 10-11 at Mind’s Eye Graphics in Decatur, Indiana. The two-day workshop will address all aspects of the screen-making loop, including frame and mesh selection, rapid mesh tensioning, mesh prep, and more.


An Automation Wish List for Your Printroom

Options to make your printroom more efficient.

Even the best-managed garment printing facilities can become more efficient with a boost of up-to-date technology. Here are some options you might want to consider.

Shop MIS System
Client communication, recordkeeping, estimating, production scheduling, and seamless interactions with all departments of your company – these all play a key role in getting to the next level of efficiency, and all will be dramatically improved through a good operating system designed specifically for printing companies.


GPA Announces 2016 Print and Design Contest Winners

GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, announces the winners of their 2016 Print & Design Contest, which has been honoring creativity and excellence in printing since 2004. Companies across North America submitted their entries on GPA substrates to compete in five product categories for the Best of Category award; from those winning entries, one was chosen as Best of Show. Additionally, six entries were presented with the new Award of Distinction for making a lasting impression on judges.

Xerox, EFI Team up for DFE Development

Companies exchange assets, plan next generation.

Xerox and EFI have announced that they will partner in developing a new generation of digital front end (DFE) software for Xerox digital printers. EFI has purchased Xerox’s FreeFlow Print Server as part of the deal; the company will continue to produce and support the platform so customers “do not experience interruptions in sales or service,” according to a release. (EFI reports that the transaction does not impact Xerox workflow packages with a FreeFlow sub-brand name.)


Printing Industries of America Unveils New Open House Recruiting Hiring Solution

Today, Printing Industries of America unveils its newest product, the talent acquisition program Open House Recruiting. Powered by technology partner JobOn, Open House Recruiting is a hiring solution that marries the modern virtual recruiting strategies of today with a traditional face-to-face open house. Access to Open House Recruiting is an exclusive benefit to Printing Industries of America members.