A chopper squeegee system is now available on two Workhorse automatic presses that formerly were available with only a V squeegee system. The two presses are the Freedom, a pneumatic start-up automatic that is offered as a six- color machine, and the Javelin Pro, a pneumatic automatic that comes in six through 10 colors.
The North America market for signage and professional displays grew in the second quarter, aided by the higher demand of lower-priced digital signage televisions (DS TV) that are used in indoor spaces, according to an IHS iSuppli Digital Signage & Professional Displays Market Tracker Report from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).
Known for its innovation and adhesive technologies, 3M continues to introduce tapes that solve sticky business situations — in particular those posed by recycled corrugate materials. With the expansion of its portfolio of Scotch Recycled Corrugate Tapes, 3M is arming companies with the tape necessary to tackle the wide range of corrugate in the marketplace in a cost effective manner. The expanded line offers options for tape weight, backing strength and performance.
The origins of screen printing can be traced back to China’s Song Dynasty, a period covering the years between 960 and 1279 AD. The printing technique was introduced in the Western world in the 18th century after silk became a more popular trading commodity. The rest, as they say, is history. Other forms of printing have come and gone during this time—the linotype machine, for example—while screen printing continues to evolve to meet the needs of modern society. But that doesn’t mean that the evolution will continue as it is today and that the future is assured.
Dye sublimation is everywhere. If you’re already in the decorating business, then you’re probably more familiar with the term and the process. If you’re new to the decorating industry, then the term may be new to you as well, but the technique is not. Perhaps you watched the Tour de France or some of the Olympic Games in London this past summer. More than likely you saw various garments from top retailers like Nike and Adidas featuring dye sublimation on their performance apparel.
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Dalco Athletic (www.dalcoathletic.com) now offers Classic SWB appliqué designs for creating spiritwear and teamwear for sweatshirts, jackets, and uniforms. The appliqué features a school name as the focal point with one of seven sports balls behind the lettering. A mascot appears underneath the lettering. Customers can choose from more than 35 stock designs. The basketball and football versions are sewn with pebble-grain material to create an authentic ball look. Volleyball, baseball, and soccer balls are sewn with a smooth vinyl material.
Domosystem (www.domosystem.fr) designed its Humitest measurement tool to aid quality control in applications that involve hygroscopic media. Key functions include moisture and measurement at the core of the sample, ambient humidity and air-temperature measurement, and more. Humitest features LCD display with backlighting, logging of up to 10,000 data entries, measurements in °C or °F, moisture-measurement resolution of 0.1%, tem-perature resolutions of 0.1°C/0.3°F, and multilingual menus. PC connectivity is optional.