Pittsburgh, PA-based Matthews Int’l Corp. announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement for the purchase of Wetzel Holding AG, Wetzel GmbH, and certain related affiliates. Wetzel is headquartered in Muenchenstein/BL, Switzerland and has its principal manufacturing operations in Germany and Poland. Its products and services are sold primarily within Europe. The acquisition is designed to expand Matthews’ products and services in the global graphics-imaging market.
Avery Dennison Graphics supports Signarama’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity by donating materials for Habitat for Humanity truck wraps. The wraps will drive awareness of Habitat for Humanity’s mission in various communities across the United States.
The new D-100 Sub-Compact Infrared Conveyor Dryer from Vastex International (www.vastex.com) is engineered to cure 110 plastisol-printed garments or 50 discharge-printed garments per hour. The tabletop unit measures 46 x 24 in. (1170 x 610 mm), draws 1625 w, and is available in 120- or 240-v models equipped with an 18 x 46-in. (457 x 1170-mm) conveyor belt, and a 16-in. (406 mm) square heater. Variable controls are standard for heat intensity and conveyor speed.
The Abacus II from M&R (www.mrprint.com) is a two-station numbering press that features a 20-printhead duo-deck configuration that facilitates the printing of two-color numbers. It has a servo-driven indexing system that is controlled by touchscreen user interface. Users enter the dimensions of the digits to be printed and the gap between the digits, and Abacus II automatically positions each platen for correct digit placement during the print cycle. The standard frame size for M&R’s numbering system is 15 x 23 in.
Beauty is the name an American Bald Eagle that was injured when a poacher’s bullet destroyed much of her top beak, leaving her unable to eat solid food. Beauty was rescued in Alaska after being found nearly dead from starvation and was returned to health by way of feedings administered by Jane Cantwell and Birds of Prey Northwest, located near Coeur d’Alene, ID.
The system, which includes different accessories and profile connectors, facilitates the assembly and quick construction of all types of 2D and 3D elements using Falconboard, a honeycomb structured graphic board. One of the most popular elements of the system is the "U Shape Trim" used to cover the edges of the material. This product is available for 3/8" and 1/2" Falconboard and the presentation is in rolls of 660 ft (white or black).
Ever wonder what happens with all those samples cut by the thousands at tradeshows? So did Zund! As excited as the company is about introducing the Zund fully automated Board Handling System (BHS) at the upcoming show, they quickly realized Zund needed a better plan for all the materials this high-volume production system will be producing in three 8-hour shifts at SGIA.
EFI, a supplier of customer-focused printing and packaging industry innovation, today announced the creation of a $25,000 endowed scholarship through the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) that will be granted annually to a student in the graphic communications industry. Housed under the same roof as Printing Industries of America, PGSF has managed the industry's largest scholarship program since its founding in 1956.
Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP) is expanding its recently announced Strategic Alliance program for the commercial and offset printing market
through a partnership agreement with Esko. The new partnership strengthens SLP’s growing
portfolio of integrated systems solutions to help companies that produce commercial
printing, folding cartons and offset labels manage and grow their business.
“This agreement is key to fulfilling our commitment to the North American commercial