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InfoTrends Presents Multi-Client Study

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Objectives include benchmarking key trends in wide-format printing, generating a definition of application eco-systems for key applications and markets, and more

InfoTrends has new multi-client study, "Wide Format Printing: A Critical Element in the Communications Mix," that’s intended to uncover who buys wide-format graphics, what they buy, and why.

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Automatic Screen Press

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Systematic Automation

Systematic Automation developed its Vinci 1452 to print onto syringe barrels, lip-balm containers, and other cylindrical products. The automatic screen press includes a machine indexer, print station, integrated hot-air drying, and an automatic unloader. Systematic Automation says changeover between products can occur within a matter of minutes and notes that a high-speed indexer and cam-based controls simplify operation and maintenance.

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ISPG Takes Shape

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The member-led organization will focus on the development and growth of professional sign and print providers.

SA International (SAi) recently announced the establishment of The International Sign & Printmakers Guild (ISPG) to further the development and growth of professional sign and print providers.

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Amscomatic Folding Machine

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M&R

M&R recently added the Amscomatic K-950 to its line of folding and packaging equipment. The company describes the K-950 as a sophisticated, high-speed, automatic folding system designed to precisely fold a wide variety of garments and other textile items. Users can integrate it with other Amscomatic equipment to create a folding/labeling/bagging/sealing system. The unit feature M&R’s bottom-pulling dual-belt (upper and lower) transport system, and folding plates electronically adjust from 5 to 13 in. (130-330 mm).

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Amscomatic Folding Machine

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M&R

M&R recently added the Amscomatic K-950 to its line of folding and packaging equipment. M&R says the K-950 is a high-speed, automatic folding system that's designed to precisely fold a wide variety of garments and other textile items. Users can integrate the unit with other Amscomatic equipment to create a folding/labeling/bagging/sealing system. According to M&R, K-950's updated folding plates electronically adjust over a wider 5- to 13-in. (130- 330-mm) range while staying parallel to each other for tighter, more consistent folding on all types of products.

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Foil Adhesive

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International Coatings Co.

International Coatings Co. (ICC) recently introduced 1801 Non-PVC, Non-Phthalate Foil Adhesive as part of its Axeon line. It can be printed on light or dark fabrics, used for direct-print or transfer applications, and, according to ICC, it’s ready to use and easy to print.

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The Best Halftone for Different Styles of Artwork

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This overview discusses halftone styles and how to match them to the designs you print.

Screen printers like to stick with techniques that work well consistently. This is a clear reflection of the printing process itself, because you don’t want to change the way a shirt is being printed halfway through the production run. It might start to look different, or even worse, it might become unacceptable to the client. So it stands to reason that a printer will always look for the best method that produces the highest quality reproduction in the shortest period of time.

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Hamilton Wood Type Must Move

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Funding is needed.

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum will no longer reside in the building that bears its name. The property owners recently informed the museum that the 1619 Jefferson St. building in Two Rivers, Wisconsin will close and must be vacated, perhaps as early as February 2013.

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Printing Industries of America Announces 2013 Officers and Board of Directors

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The new Officers and Board of Directors are key industry leaders.

Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the election of its 2013 Officers and Board of Directors. Their involvement in Printing Industries of America and their local affiliate organizations is invaluable. The installation ceremony took place on November 11, 2012, at Printing Industries’ Fall Administrative Meetings held in Spokane, Washington.

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GMG Announces the Commercial Availability of OpenColor

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GMG says that it's the most accurate way to predict spot color print simulations.

GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, announces the commercial launch of GMG OpenColor, a software system that offers precise and predicable spot color simulation—and with less effort than other systems.

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