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Cutting for a Cause at SGIA

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Zund supports National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Ever wonder what happens with all those samples cut by the thousands at tradeshows? So did Zund! As excited as the company is about introducing the Zund fully automated Board Handling System (BHS) at the upcoming show, they quickly realized Zund needed a better plan for all the materials this high-volume production system will be producing in three 8-hour shifts at SGIA.

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EFI Announces $25,000 Endowed Scholarship Through PGSF

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Schlarship goes to a student in the graphic communications industry

EFI, a supplier of customer-focused printing and packaging industry innovation, today announced the creation of a $25,000 endowed scholarship through the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) that will be granted annually to a student in the graphic communications industry. Housed under the same roof as Printing Industries of America, PGSF has managed the industry's largest scholarship program since its founding in 1956.

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Southern Lithoplate, Esko Enter into Strategic Alliance

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Alliance aimed at commercial market

Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP) is expanding its recently announced Strategic Alliance program for the commercial and offset printing market
through a partnership agreement with Esko. The new partnership strengthens SLP’s growing
portfolio of integrated systems solutions to help companies that produce commercial
printing, folding cartons and offset labels manage and grow their business.
“This agreement is key to fulfilling our commitment to the North American commercial

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Grand Prize Winner Named in T-ShirtForums.com’s 7th Annual Design Contest

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KA Grafix Awarded a Roland VersaStudio BN-20 Inkjet Printer/Cutter

T-ShirtForums.com has announced that KA Grafix of Fredericksburg, Va., was voted the grand prize winner in the forum’s 7th Anniversary Design Contest Extravaganza. As the contest winner, KA Grafix will receive a new Roland VersaStudio BN-20 T-shirt printing press, complete with a supply of inks and media.

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Screen Printing Magazine Promotes New Products from SGIA's Las Vegas Conference

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Screen Printing asks for new products and cool printing examples.

In the November/December Source Book issue, Screen Printing magazine editors will write up an overview of products promoted at SGIA in Las Vegas (October 17 - 19). Here’s what exhibitors should submit for incusion in this issue:
• 100 words describing your latest product (materials, equipment, services)
• 1 photo (jpg, 300 dpi)

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Konica Minolta Group Introduces Updated Color Care Suite

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Color Care Suite Features FD-Series Spectrodensitometer

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and 3D shape, announces their participation at this year's Graph Expo 2012 alongside sister company Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. with Color Care Suite 2.2 and FD-5BT Spectrodensitometer.

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Best Practices in the Challenging World of 3D P-O-P

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This case study examines the standard operating procedures that help KDM produce complex P-O-P projects successfully.

The execution of a successful 3D P-O-P display campaign takes careful consideration. If any part of the production workflow breaks down, or if any element of the display is slightly off, the result could be quite costly.  At KDM, the majority of a project’s time typically is spent up front, working with the customer on the design, white samples, art creation, and prototyping. The following case study illustrates a typical 3D project. This particular job was recently completed for a national beverage manufacturer. It went something like this:

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Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives for Decals and Labels

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This article talks about adhesives, looks at various polymer chemistries and curing options available, and provides information.

Decals and labels are everywhere—on products in your house, on your car, and around your neighborhood. Graphic designers create eye-catching designs so the labels can do their job to advertise a product or service, explain how to use it or where to get it, or provide safety warnings.

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Fabric Media for UV and Dye-Sub Printing

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Fisher Textiles expands lines of UV- and dye-sub-printable fabrics

Fisher Textiles (www.fishertextiles.com) recently expanded its lines of UV- and dye-sub-printable fabrics. Fisher describes GF 2201 Voile (FR) as a soft, thin, sheer fabric with a high sheen that is excellent for transparent flag and banner applications for retail, sports marketing, and more. It is 1.8 oz/yd2, 122 in. (3099 mm) wide and 100% polyester. It is also flame retardant and passes NFPA 701. ET 600 Poly Duck (FR) is a 7.4-oz. woven fabric that is 68% Repreve recycled polyester and 32% polyester. It is 126 in. (3200 mm) wide.

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Squeegee Sharpeners

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A.W.T. World Trade designed the Sharper-Image line of diamond-wheel squeegee sharpeners

A.W.T. World Trade (www.awt-gpi.com) says it designed the Sharper-Image line of diamond-wheel squeegee sharpeners to offer superior performance and reliability. All models feature an oversized diamond-head cutting wheel that A.W.T. says reduces the number of revolutions needed for honing blades. According to the company, the unique design of the diamond-head wheel helps to minimize the heat buildup that distorts squeegee rubber. Floor models are available in six sizes, ranging from 48-144 in.

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