Oil Natural Eaters from Kafko are eco-friendly absorbent pads formulated to provide a clean and safe workplace and help users meets OSHA, EPA, and DOT requirements. The pads are available in rolls and socks, made of plant by-products, and feature woven construction. Oil Only Pads and Rolls soak up oil and repel water; Universal Pads and Rolls soak up oil, water, and other liquids; and Absorbant Socks are designed to control large spills and protect drains. Kafko says the pads will absorb up to 20% more than melt-blown polypropylene pads, yet cost less.
Mutoh is showing gratitude for all of its customers through a Customer Appreciation Drawing. Customers can register their new or old Mutoh printer for a chance to win one of two free prizes, including a one-year manufacturer warranty (first place), and one round-trip flight (second place) from anywhere in the US to ISA trade show, which will be held April 8-10 in Orlando, FL. "This is a small token of appreciation for Mutoh's customers. Good luck to all who enter!" says Randy Rickert, vice president/general manager of Mutoh America.
Performance Screen now offers a line of commercial-quality screen-printing equipment that the company says will fit any budget. The Raceway Equipment line includes tabletop printers, exposure units, dryers, and accessories. Tabletop printers include a one color/one station, four color/one station, four color/two station, and a six color/two station. Printers come with a 16 x 16-in. (406 x 406-mm) adult platen with youth, infant, hat, and sleeve platens. Exposure units are UV-tuned blacklights with a compression top. Maximum screen size is 20 x 24 in.
Imprintables Warehouse expanded its line of CAD-PRINT materials with the addition of Faux Twill Print. The white material features a textured look that resembles twill fabric and is an alternative to sewing. Faux Twill Print can be used to apply full-color graphics to cotton, polyester, and cotton/polyester-blend fabrics. It’s designed for easy handling and weeding and to produce full-color, vibrant designs. The material can be machine washed or drycleaned. Faux Twill Print is PVC-free. The material is available in 15-in. (381-mm) rolls.
Gerber Scientific Products debuts its Solara ionz cationic UV inkjet printer is designed to meet the needs of wide-format, outdoor-durable digital-printing applications. Gerber says the new printer delivers all of the benefits of the current Solara ion product family, including GerberCat Cationic UV ink and Cold Fire Cure low-temperature technology, but with the added benefit of high-resolution image output. Other features include resolutions up to 720 dpi, maximum printing width of 64 in. (1626 mm) for rigid materials and 63 in.
Mutoh America, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, announces a partnership with Electronic Systems Protection, Inc., Zebulon, NC, to provide power filtration technology to Mutoh dealerships internationally. Authorized Mutoh dealers will be able to purchase ESP’s power filtering technology directly through Mutoh.
Equipment Zone, Fair Lawn, NJ, now sells cartridges of Sawgrass ink for the Brother GT-541 direct-to-garment printer. No flushing of the OEM ink is necessary before installing the Sawgrass ink cartridges. The solution offers plug-and-play compatibility, and users can switch over one color or all colors at the same time. Color rendition reportedly remains the same, as does curing time.
What comes to mind when the subject of education comes up in your business? If you’re like most, your response is not enough time—not enough time for the owner to learn, the manager to learn, and the employees to learn.
Vastex Int’l, Inc. says its new DiGiT instant numbering system can convert any rear-clamp manual screen-printing press with two to ten stations into a high-performance, yet economical, athletic numbering press in 20 sec. The system uses two standard-size screens, each with five numbers, and each screen is clamped into one of two sliding rail assemblies secured by the press’s rear screen clamps.
Mutoh Industries, Ltd., Phoenix, AZ, named Chris Prince as marketing coordinator. Nazdar SourceOne, Shawnee, KS, appointed Ray Hill regional sales manager, Midwest Region. Value Vinyls, Grand Prairie, TX, named Heidi Vaughn marketing manager and Scott Ackaway as sales professional. Fujifilm North America Corp., Valhalla, NY, appointed Todd Zimmerman vice president of sales and marketing for its Graphic Systems Division.