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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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F-1000 Flash Cure Unit

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Vastex International has introduced a new, low cost F-1000 Flash Cure Unit with a 1950-watt, 18 x 18 in. (457 x 457 mm) heater.

 The "high-density medium-wavelength" infrared heater used in the F-1000 has closely spaced coils which eliminate cold spots and under-curing associated with conventional infrared heaters, according to the company.
Fixed heat shields on four sides of the enclosure allow positioning closer to the garment, improving edge-to-edge temperature uniformity for increased output and image quality.
The F-1000 unit is offered in a 120 V model that replaces Vastex model R-18-120, and a 240 V model, both of which are offered at $649.

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Display Banner Stand

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GSG offers telescoping retractor banner stand

GSG, offering a full line distributor of products for the decorated apparel, sign and graphics industries, carries a full line of banner stands for a wide range of signage needs. The Superb Telescoping Retractor Display banner stand has full height adjustability and is easy to use. This makes it an ideal choice for situations when graphics have to be changed out frequently. The telescoping pole adjusts from 34.5 inches up to 78 inches high and can accommodate banners up to 33.5 inches wide. The snap rail top and bottom snap cartridge keep the banner taut and secure.

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Chopper Squeegee System

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Workhorse Products offers Chopper Squeegee System on Freedom & Javelin Automatic Presses

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.

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Digital Signage TV Demand Picks Up in North America

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IHS iSuppli Digital Signage & Professional Displays Market Tracker Report

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).

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