Foster City, CA-based WYNIT, Inc., a national distributor serving the digital-imaging, technical-graphics, security, and consumer markets, will work with EFI to distribute eXpress and Fiery XF software products.
“The timing of this relationship is perfect, as the need for color management is growing every month in the photo, print-for-pay and large-format markets,” says Bill Bieger, director of sales, graphic-arts solutions, EFI.
Fujifilm companies in Japan and the U.S. have joined together in support of the people of Haiti following the earthquake that struck on January 12. The companies provided $400,000 in financial assistance and medical products and equipment.
A.W.T. World Trade (www.awt-gpi.com) offers two UV curing systems for three-dimensional parts. Accu-Cure 3D-UV is a conveyor/tunnel unit that A.W.T. says is perfect for plastic buckets, containers, and any other objects that require 360˚ curing. It features a computer-controlled cooling system, an ozone-removal provision, interlock safety switch, removable reflector, and variable UV output of 100, 200, or 300 w/in. The unit also has a 24-in.-wide (610-mm) belt and can accommodate items up to 6.5 in. (165 mm) in diameter x 14 in. (356 mm) tall.
M&R (www.mrprint.com) recently added the Sportsman DPE to its line of automatic garment presses. The company says the Sportsman DPE offers the same simplicity of operation and performance-proven dependability as the Sportsman E, but with room to place flash units between print stations. Sportsman DPE’s eight printheads and 18 stations enable users to flash between each printhead and print up to eight colors. Sportsman DPE has a maximum print stroke length of 31 in. (787 mm) and a standard image area of 16 x 18 (406 x 457 mm).
KIWO Inc. (www.kiwo.com) describes its new KIWOCOL 300 WR as an economical, high-resolution, high-solids, diazo-sensitized emulsion for garment screen printers. It is formulated to resist water-based and discharge inks, build up quickly, and support fine details. KIWOCOL 300 WR is available in quarts, gallons, 5-gal containers, and 55-gal drums. KIWO says its new HARDENER WR can be used to further strengthen the emulsion for long runs.
Roland DGA Corp. (www.rolanddga.com) recently announced the availability of its new VersaCAMM VS-640, billed by the company as the world’s first 64-in. (1626-mm) inkjet printer/cutter with a metallic-ink option. According to Roland, the VS-640 combines a new generation of printhead technology with integrated print/cut capabilities, print speeds up to 248 sq ft/hr (23 sq m/hr) in dual-CMYK mode, and ad-vanced media handling for unmatched print quality and unattended production. The VS-640 features Roland Intelligent Pass Control and support imaging resolutions up to 1440 dpi.
On a cold winter’s day last February, Screen Printing editors stopped by the headquarters of KDM P.O.P Solutions Group in Cincinnati, OH, to get a behind-the-scenes look at their large printing operation.
KDM began this family-owned operation 40 years ago in a neighborhood with cheap rents, using gently used equipment, and lots of determination on my parent’s part,” said Tom Kissel, manager of purchasing as he began the tour of the 175,000 sq ft print production and fulfillment plant.
The Haiti Shirt Project began organizing to produce and distribute millions of Haiti earthquake relief t-shirts (cost $15 each) on January 14, 2010, in an effort to put Americans back to work while simultaneously providing funds for helping support disaster relief to Haiti.
Brother Industries, Ltd., headed by president Toshikazu Koike of Nagoya, Japan, announced that the company and its subsidiaries in the US and Canada will donate 5 million JPY ($55,454) to the Red Cross to help Haiti residents recover from the recent devastating earthquake.
Douthitt’s (www.douthittcorp.com) CTS Digital Screen Imager comes in three models to accommodate different frame sizes. CTS 30, CTS 50, and CTS 52 support image sizes up to 20 x 30, 50 x 30, and 50 x 40 in. (508 x 762, 1270 x 762, and 1270 x 1016 mm), respectively. Each uses phase-change inkjet technology and water-dispersable photoresist inks to print at resolutions from 600-1000 dpi and at speeds from 107 sq ft /hr (10 sq m/hr) at 600 dpi to 64.5 sq ft/hr (6 sq m/hr) at 1000 dpi. Douthitt says the systems support screen-to-screen registration of 0.001 in. (0.025 mm).