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Clemson U. Holds Printed Electronics Workshop

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The workshop will include a hands-on component.

On June 7-9, 2011, Clemson University will hold a two-day workshop on printed electronics lead by Professor Bruce Kahn, Ph.D. The workshop will include a hands-on component where participants will be able to print and take home functional single and multilayer components. The workshop will also have presentations mixed with the hands-on activities and lots of industry networking opportunities. It will feature high-volume gravure printing and optical metrology in addition to the basic skills involved in producing printed electronics.

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Clemson U. Holds Printed-Electronics Workshop

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The workshop will include a hands-on component.

On June 7-9, 2011, Clemson University will hold a two-day workshop on printed electronics lead by Professor Bruce Kahn, Ph.D. The workshop will include a hands-on component where participants will be able to print and take home functional single and multilayer components. The workshop will also have presentations mixed with the hands-on activities and lots of industry networking opportunities. It will feature high-volume gravure printing and optical metrology in addition to the basic skills involved in producing printed electronics.

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Manufacturing Apparel in California, or Not

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A reader asks: Should California be allowed to get away with this?

Screen Printing received a letter to the editor this week that really aroused some interest. If you have similar or related experiences, please let us know about them.

My name is Paul Heully and I co-own Lightning Ridge Screen Printing Inc. in Ventura, CA. Recently I found out that the State of California, through the Department of Labor, has classified all T-shirt printers and embroiderers as Garment Manufacturers.

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Embroidery Adhesive

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Camie-Campbell

Camie-Campbell’s (www.camie.com) new Camie 305 Embroidery Adhesive is designed for the temporary bonding of fabric or paper for sewing, appliqué, and embroidery applications. The product is designed to withstand high heat from sewing machines and allow fabric or paper repositioning without loss of adhesive characteristics. Camie says it does not gum up sewing needles.

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Fashion Cents

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To save you some time in your quest to produce fashion, the whole June/July issue of Screen Printing magazine is devoted to garment printing.

Have you ever noticed that some people can put together outfits that just say something? Some look organized, some relaxed, some just don’t care, and others care too much about trappings. You may invest a fortune and spend hours picking out that one outfit that just matches you mood. It may cost a fortune, or not, but chances are printing is involved somewhere along the way.

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Garment-Printing Package

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Workhorse Products

Workhorse Products (www.workhorseproducts.com) designed the Javelin Auto Package for growing shops that are looking to increase production in a limited amount of space. It includes an eight-color/10-station Tuf Javelin automatic garment press that can print designs up to 16 x 18 in. (406 x 457 mm), FlashBack Auto Flash that features a print/flash/cool function, Powerhouse 4013 dryer that can output between 600-800 pieces/hr, and a PhotoSharp metal-halide exposure unit.
 

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Dye-Sublimation Patches

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Dalco Athletic

Dalco Athletic (www.dalcoathletic.com) now offers full-color dye-sub patches that can be sewn down or heat applied. The company says its new Dye Sublimation Patches, which are 100% polyester, are printed in bold, long-lasting colors and can be finished with a Merrowed edge (customers choose thread color) or left plain. Shapes include circles, squares, rectangles, half circles, long ovals, arched plackets, shields, and a football. Customers can choose between a backing of placement adhesive if sewing the patch down or permanent, heat-activated glue if applying with a heat press.

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Modular Flatbed UV Inkjet Printer

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Agfa Graphics

The :Jeti 3020 Titan from Agfa Graphics (www.agfa.com) is a wide-format flatbed UV inkjet printer designed in a modular format that allows users to extend the unit’s color and speed capabilities. The standard version features 16 Ricoh Gen 4 grayscale printheads for CMYK output at resolutions up to 1200 dpi. The system supports a maximum print area of 9.8 x 6.6 ft (3 x 2 m) and print speeds up to 1216 sq ft/hr (113 square m/hour). Modular upgrades are available for up to 48 printheads and a maximum print speed of 2432 sq ft/hr (226 sq m/hr).

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FLEXcon to Purchase Arlon’s Graphic Division

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The new company will be dubbed Arlon Graphics, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of FLEXcon.

FLEXcon, manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, has entered an agreement to acquire the business assets of the Graphic Division of Arlon, Inc. of Santa Ana, CA. The new company will be dubbed Arlon Graphics, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of FLEXcon. The Graphics Division of Arlon, Inc. manufactures pressure-sensitive cast vinyl, flexible substrates, and films for digital imaging. The new Arlon Graphics, LLC will continue with this product range.

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EFI Acquires PrintStream

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EFI says it will offer the PrintStream Warehouse Management/Fulfillment module as an add-on to a number of its existing products.

EFI has acquired Streamline Development, LLC, provider of ERP/MIS software focused on mailing and fulfillment services for the printing industry. The newly named EFI PrintStream has key features and technologies, including direct mail and warehouse management/fulfillment tools.

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