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Dynamesh Inc. Appoints Shinya Yamasaki Company President

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Yamasaki has more than 25 years of technical and executive experience.

Dynamesh Inc., North American suppliers of high quality mesh, screens and screen printing supplies for all applications, has appointed Shinya Yamasaki as President and Chief Operating Officer. Yamasaki has more than 25 years of technical and executive experience at parent company, NBC Meshtec in Tokyo, Japan.
 

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Spartanics Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing at the 2012 Labelexpo Americas

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Laser-cutting specialists, Spartanics, will begin their 50th Anniversary celebration

 Laser cutting specialists, Spartanics, will begin their 50th Anniversary celebration at the 2012 Labelexpo Americas Show; set to take place September 11th – 13th in Chicago, Illinois. Spartanics is looking forward to participating in the Technology Workshop with one of their most innovative laser cutting machines, the L350 Laser Cutting System. Features of this system include: proprietary XY registration capabilities, single source 400W laser, high-speed capabilities up to 100M per minutes and converting options.

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A Look at Dye-Sub Printing for Garments

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This article describes effective and profitable ways to integrate a large-format dye-sub printer into your garment-decorating operation.

Understanding the printers, RIP software, bulk ink systems, color management, and heat press technologies can seem a bit overwhelming when you’re new to dye-sublimation printing. By breaking down these system components piece by piece, printers can get a detailed screenshot on how a sublimation garment system works. A matrix of the square-foot-cost relationship to the return on the investment also provides bottom line costs and profits. The first question is what does one need to know to become successful day in and day out with this printing technology?

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Color-Management Aids

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Take a look at the many aids available.

Have you ever bought a new computer and then a month later you see a better model with more features for two-thirds of the price you originally paid? We all have! The same situation can arise when evaluating color-management aids or tools. The way to avoid falling into this pitfall is to find the right solution for the specific job. Ensure that the hardware or software you intend to get will help you to meet the set goal.

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Screenmaking System for Water-Based and Discharge Inks

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Kiwo's three-component screenmaking system

Kiwo (www.kiwo.com) says it now offers an economical, three-component screenmaking system that saves time and money and maximizes performance and workflow. Kiwocol 300 WR is a high-solids emulsion that’s formulated for water resistance, quick buildup, and support for high-resolution printing. Blockout WR is a water-resistant blockout used to touch up pinholes and block out screens.

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Garment Dryer

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Workhorse's new Powerhouse 5208

Workhorse (www.workhorseproducts.com) bills its new Powerhouse 5208 as a great solution for a manual garment-printing shop that wants to add an automatic or a second manual press to the production floor. The garment dryer is 8 ft (2.4 m) long and 52 in. (1321 mm) wide, a size that Workhorse says can accommodate two regular-size T-shirts across the conveyor belt. The dryer has an infrared/convection drying system that can cure up to 400-500 shirts/hr. Users can add 3 ft (0.9 m) of in-feed or out-feed with an optional extension that facilitates loading and unloading during peak periods.

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Wide-Format UV Inkjet Printer

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EFI's VUTEk HS100

EFI (www.efi.com) calls its VUTEk HS100 a high-speed digital imaging system that represents a true replacement for analog equipment with the productivity of screen printing and image quality that approached offset. The 10.5-ft (3.2-printer features EFI’s Pin & Cure imaging technology, driven by the Orion OS platform, which is engineered to deliver precise ink lay-down for critical color accuracy and consistency, gloss control, and an increased color gamut.

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How Facebook Uses Screen Printing

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The Facebook Analog Research Laboratory is a screen-printing studio.

Facebook is about as far as it gets from screen printing, unless you count press operators and screenmakers checking their updates every five minutes in the middle of a job. Digital vs. screen printing is one thing, but Facebook—that’s a whole other media dimension from print.

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Integration Technology and IST America Organize U.S. Conference on UV LED Curing

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This September conference in Chicago will be one-day event dedicated entirely to UV LED curing.

Following the success of its Spring 2012 symposium, Integration Technology Ltd and marketing partner IST America return to Chicago this September with a one-day event dedicated entirely to UV LED curing. The move comes after ITL assisted RadTech's organising a two-and-a-half hour session on LED curing for its Chicago conference and exhibition.

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Direct-to-Garment Printers

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Azonprinter presents the revolutionary SERIES 2.

After five years of Azon Tex Pro on the market, Azonprinter presents the revolutionary SERIES 2. SERIES 2 comes with following models: Azon Tex Pro, Azon DTS, AZON DTS WHITE, AZON DTS+, Azon DTS WHITE+. All printers come with innovative light design, perfect to match in any work shop.

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