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EskoArtwork Moves North American Headquarters

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Company calls new facility a showplace for the direction of graphics communication and packaging

EskoArtwork has relocated from Vandalia, OH, to a new 30,000-sq-ft facility in Miamisburg, OH. The facility houses the company’s software support group, customer training and demo center, marketing and business development, human resources, finance, and administration. The EskoArtwork had run out of space in its previous facility and plans on continued growth in the new location. The other offices in the U.S., including those in Ludlow, MA; Bensalem, PA; and Lake Geneva, WI; will remain unaffected by the move.

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Avery Dennison Rings Closing Bell of N.Y.S.E.

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Part of company's 75th anniversary celebration

On June 2, 2010, Avery Dennison Corporation celebrated its 75th anniversary as a company by having company CEO Dean Scarborough ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Neschen Opens Training Center

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Facility supplies equipment, demo space

Elkridge, MD-based Neschen Americas, provider of print and finishing solutions, recently established a Training & Education Center with presentation equipment for teaching aids. The center comprises laminators, laminates, media products, and large-formal printers. Teachers can create customized space layouts for student simulations. The facility includes a workroom, conference room, and expandable classroom for lectures, hands-on demos, and brainstorming sessions.

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EskoArtwork Relocates HQ

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Company now operates from Miamisburg, OH

EskoArtwork has relocated from Vandalia, OH, to a new 30,000 sq ft facility in Miamisburg, OH. The facility houses the company’s software support group, customer training and demo center, marketing and business development, human resources, finance, and administration. The EskoArtwork had run out of space in its previous facility and plans on continued growth in the new location. The other offices in the U.S., including those in Ludlow, MA; Bensalem, PA; and Lake Geneva, WI; will remain unaffected by the move.

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Roland Announces Winner of YouTube Contest

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Top prize is one-year supply of ink

In June, Roland DGA announced the winner the company’s YouTube video, titled, “Why I Use Roland Inks.” Steve Coy of Wynalda Litho, Belmont, MI, won the grand prize. Coy’s video features members of his entire family in personality-packed comment segments. The prize earned Coy a one-year supply of Roland inks valued at $5000.

The first place award for the most-viewed video went to Kimberly Korb of Wrap City Graphics, Hopkins, MN. Rich Voss of Sign Pro, Owatonna, MN, won honorable mention. Roland gave both $1000.

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Garment Dryer

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Vastex International

Vastex International’s (www.vastex.com) BigRed V series dryers are designed to handle plastisols, water-based inks, discharge chemistries, special-effects formaultions, and inkjet inks. Models are availabole with three or for heaters and a 30- or 54-in.-wide (762- or 1372-mm-wide) belt.

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Direct-to-Garment Inkjet Printer

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M&R

M&R (www.mrprint.com) recently added the i-Dot 4100 to its line of direct-to-garment inkjet printers. According to M&R, the i-Dot 4100 produces unmatched results on white, light colored, dark, and black garments and offers the most value in its price range. The printer features Absolute Position Technology (APT), i-Color RIP Software, and laser-guided substrate placement. The system is designed to allow users to pause at any point in the print cycle without losing position, and a standby mode allows the printer to be left unattended up to ten days with the push of a button.

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Exposure Unit

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Ranar Manufacturing Co.

The XPO 2331 is the newest exposure unit from Ranar Manufacturing Co. (www.ranar.com). It is designed for high-production screenmaking, and, according to Ranar, the unit’s oversized design makes it perfect for exposing the 23 x 31-in. (584 x 787-mm) screens for automatic presses. The new unit has ten 20-w, unfiltered, blacklight fluorescent bulbs and comes with a digital countdown timer and a neoprene blanket. The XPO 2331 operates in manual and automatic modes.
 

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Quick-Release Landscape Platens

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Workhorse Products

Workhorse Products (www.workhorseproducts.com) recently introduced landscape-oriented platens that can be unlocked with the flip of a level and slid off. for tool-free changeout. They now come standard on the company's Javelin and  Freedom presses and can be retrofitted to older models. The platens are also compatible with Falcon and M&R presses. They come adult, youth, and sleeve sizes and are made of aluminum.

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RIP Software

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Wasatch

SoftRIP Version 6.7 from Wasatch (www.wasatch.com) is designed to enhance finishing workflows with expanded support for Zund and Esko Kongsberg cutters, improved Fotoba support, and specialized registration tools for supporting label printing and converting lines. According to Wasatch, enhanced support includes the ability to print identifying barcodes in the margins of i-cut and Zund jobs and to name output files to match those barcodes.

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