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FESPA 2010 Around the Corner

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June 22-26 at Messe Munich, Germany

FESPA 2010, June 22-26 at Messe Munich, Germany, will showcase innovation in screen, digital, and textile printing for an expected audience of 40,000 visitors from more than 125 countries. At the last global FESPA event, which took place in Berlin in 2007, 24,220 visitors attended from 125 countries over a five-day event.

In 2010, the conference will occupy six halls—three dedicated to screen and textile printing and three coverings digital printing.

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Deco-Chem, Inc.

DECO-CHEM, Inc. is a privately owned, U.S.-based ink and coatings manufacturer. Specialties include screen printing, roller coating, coil coating, flexography, rotary screen, letter press and adhesives. Strategically located in Mishawaka, Indiana, our 20,000 square foot facility is just a few miles north of the geographical center of the screen printing and flexography printing industries. We ship world-wide for many customers.

800-348-7191 / 574-259-3787

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Deco-Chem, Inc.
3502 N. Home Street
Mishawaka, IN, 46545
United States
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Pushing vs. Pulling in Manual Screen Printing

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Long print runs on manual presses can be an exhausting proposition. Davis describes an alternative method of squeegee handling that can aid you in the task.

If you print garments like most shops do, then you pull the squeegee from the back of the screen to the front to pass the ink properly from the stencil to the surface of the shirt. This method is widely accepted and is even a design consideration built into automatic garment presses on the market today. The truth is a majority of printers rely on this technique because it’s what they were taught or it’s the way they’ve always done it.

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Printing on Specialty Substrates

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Managing variables associated with the substrates you use is critical to quality. Find out how to work with some popular, but picky, materials.

Printers can control many variables in the printing process; however, the customer often predetermines which substrate fits the purpose. Therefore, the more you know about all types of substrates and hot markets for certain types of substrates, the more prepared you will be to print on whatever comes your way. This article discusses printing on plastic, metal, wood, and glass and offers valuable insight from printers about production considerations, growing markets for certain substrates, and disasters to avoid.

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An Inside Look at Outdoor Graphics

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This roundtable discussion sheds light on issues and trends in a variety of outdoor-advertising applications.

Screen Printing magazine recently sat down with printers and regulatory experts to find out about what’s going on in outdoor advertising. The particpants include:

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Screen-Printing Consideration

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It’s time to reveal the whole creative process.

I’m not certain whether you get the Discovery Channel on TV, but it is extremely popular at chez MacDougall. And I have to hand it to the programmers—I love the irony of “Destroyed in Seconds” following “How It’s Made,” which has got to be my second favorite show on TV—next to hockey, of course. It never fails to amaze me, as the camera follows products getting bent, punched, flattened, formed, or baked, how they always seem to gloss over the printing part, especially when the objects are screen printed. Why is that?

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More Interesting Than Fiction: Truth Is Always Better

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There are lots of reasons to enjoy Monopoly and to credit printers for all sorts of heroic acts.

Everyone likes a good story. Sometimes, though, they can be unsatisfying fairy tales or urban legends with just the thread of truth in them and not much else.

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Ezletter Licenses i-cut Vision System

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Tech to be integrated into CNC routers and plasma systems

EskoArtwork OEM business unit i-cut has signed an agreement with Ezletter Int’l Ltd., based in Guangzhou, China, by which Ezletter has licensed use of the i-cut Vision Pro control systems for its CNC routers and plasma systems. Ezletter says i-cut Vision Pro will enable to company to enhance the accuracy and speed of its equipment.

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WYNIT to Distribute for EFI

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Will handle eXpress and Fiery XF software products

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.

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Fujifilm Assists Haitian Earthquake Victims

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Donates funds and equipment to humanitarian aid

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.

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