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Jump-Start Your Productivity in Two Weeks

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You can do things better; you know it. Every shop can.

When you take a step back and analyze the workflow and processes in your shop, what stands out?

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Lawson Offers Printavo Software

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A distribution deal for shop management and scheduling platform.

Lawson Screen & Digital Products has announced a partnership with Printavo, a supplier of shop management software. Lawson now offers Printavo software, designed for shops specializing in printing, embroidery, DTG, signmaking, and/or promotional products. The software is said to help shops manage workflow, approvals, schedules, payments, invoices, and accounting.

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Texsource Now Distributes Matsui Ink

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Water-based pigments, bases, and more available.

Texsource Screen Printing Supply has announced a distribution agreement with Matsui, a manufacturer of water-based inks. Texsource will now stock Matsui’s entire product line of water-based pigments, additives, bases, special effect products, and a mixing system for creating custom colors.

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3D Printing Metals Market Continues to Grow

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IDTechEx Research expects market to reach $12 billion by 2028.

A report from IDTechEx Research expects the 3D printing metals market to expand to $12 billion by 2028. The report, “3D Printing Metals 2018-2028: Technology and Market Analysis,” features an analysis of the industry’s rapid growth since 3D print commercialization in the 1990s and evaluates implications for the future. More than 30 company profiles from manufacturers such as EOS, Concept Laser, and Arcam AB are included.

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Art Meets Automation: Streamlining Prepress

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Shops don’t often look to their prepress department as a place to become more efficient, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t.

When shop owners discuss automation, they usually think of the screen printing press. Every rotation and squeegee stroke is similar to the last one, a predictable action that creates a predictable result. The blank shirts go onto the press in the same position, and they come off the dryer belt with a beautiful print on the surface that looks the same on every shirt.

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Free "Improve Your Print Quality with Expert Workflow Strategies" Webinar on September 7

Roland DGA and Avery Dennison will be partnering to conduct an informative, free webinar on Thurs., September 7, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am PDT (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern). The live webcast, “Improve Your Print Quality with Expert Workflow Strategies,” brought to you by Roland and Avery Dennison, will focus on overcoming various file prep, media selection and design/production challenges to achieve the highest quality prints.

Orafol Acquires Rowland Technologies

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Expands production capabilities and product offerings.

Orafol Europe has announced its acquisition of Rowland Technologies, a Wallingford, Connecticut-based plastic manufacturer for a wide range of applications and industries. Previously a key supplier to Orafol, Rowland’s product range will now be integrated into the Orafol family, including RowTec polycarbonate film, SolaTurf impact-modified acrylic film, and Rowlux illusion film.

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Hirsch Hosts Demo Days in 18 Locations in September

Exciting things are happening with Hirsch and the full-line distributor is hosting Demo Days in 18 locations in September to announce the news. There will be demonstrations of the brand new Tajima SAI compact embroidery machine and the newly released Brother GTX digital direct-to-garment printer as well as an opportunity to find solutions to your decorating challenges.
 

Dlp Imaging, Schilling Graphics Open Tech Center

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Screen imaging facility opens in Ohio.

Dlp imaging (dlpic) and Schilling Graphics have partnered to open a fully operational screen imaging technology center. Located in Galion, Ohio, at Schilling Graphics’ corporate plant, the center is designed to enable screen printers to try out dlpic’s fineLine directLaser digital screen image setter as part of a “test before you invest” initiative. The facility features equipment for stretching, coating, drying, imaging, and developing screens up to 57 x 59 inches.

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Gary Rogers Joins the M&R Companies as Western Regional Sales Manager for the Novus Digital Graphics Division

The M&R Companies are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Rogers to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Digital Graphics (West).
 
Gary has extensive experience in digital imaging systems, and he has spent most of his career as an executive-level regional sales manager. Most recently, he served as western regional sales manager for an international manufacturing firm. Gary will oversee digital graphics sales west of the Mississippi River.