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Water-Based Ink Cleaner

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Easily clean dried water-based inks with Franmar’s Aqua Wash

Until now, it has been nearly impossible to wash dried water based inks off screens. Now the impossible is possible with Franmar Chemical, Inc.’s announcement of the release of its latest product, Aqua-Wash.

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New Colors in Vehicle Wrap Film Series

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3M Commercial Graphics introduces five new colors to 3M Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080

3M Commercial Graphics introduces five new colors to its popular line of 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080, bringing users an even greater number of out-of-the-ordinary finishes, textures and color options to create customized vehicle wraps that stand out from the crowd. The new colors include:
• Matte Pink 1080-M103
• Matte Orange 1080-M54
• Matte Blue Metallic 1080-M227
• Gloss Red Metallic 1080-G203
• Satin Black 1080-S12

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Kaz Yamamura Named New President of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation

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Go Miyazaki Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer

FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation has announced changes in executive leadership in the U.S., effective June 28, 2012. Kaz Yamamura has been named as the new President of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation; and Go Miyazaki has been promoted to President and COO of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.

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Grayscale Magic

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Trimingham describes how to build incredible looking grayscale prints on dark garments

There are lots of ways to create separations for prints on dark shirts, but very few really make the graphic jump off of the garment with the least amount of work. The best prints on dark garments use the garment to a degree to darken the shadows in the image, and it always is a bonus if the printed area feels light to the touch.

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Laser Die-Cutting Workshops Unveiled for Labelexpo Americas 2012

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Labelexpo Americas returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Chicago, September 11-13

The organizers of Labelexpo Americas have announced further details of the Laser Die-Cutting Workshops which will take place as this year’s show returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Chicago, between 11-13 September.

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FedEx Office Survey: Standout Signs Contribute to Sales

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Sixty-Eight Percent of Consumers Say Strong Signs Seal the Deal

When it comes to attracting customers, good signage is the way to go for small businesses according to a new survey released today by FedEx Office. The FedEx Office “What’s Your Sign?” survey of American consumers measured the attraction power of signage and its impact on their intent to visit a store, make a purchase and more.

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In Memory of Melvin E. Green

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1921 to 2012

Melvin E. Green, screen printing pioneer and former owner of Advance Process Supply Co. in Chicago, died May 14. He was 91.

He and his brother, Sheldon Green, founded Advance Process Supply in the 1940s. The company, which manufactured screen printing inks, equipment and supplies, quickly became known throughout the industry as “Screen Print University,” and was the place many people in the industry today learned and honed their craft.

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All the News That Is the News

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A review of what is happening this summer in printing

There are times when everything whirs by without much notice. This summer is one of those times. You would think that with this high-temperature drought spell across much of the U.S., business might slow down. Not so. Here are some of the headlines you might enjoy reading about a wide variety of topics that are totally unrelated to most people outside of our industry. Let’s review the headlines briefly:

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GMG Americas Boosts Large Format Sales Support

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Bart Fret joins GMG Americas as Director of Sales, Large Format

GMG Americas, a developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart Fret (Bart.Fret@gmgcolor.com) to the position of director of sales, Large Format. He will be responsible for introducing GMG color software — most specifically GMG ProductionSuite — to companies that produce signs and displays throughout North and South America.

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Conference Program Highlights Announced for Labelexpo Americas

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Labelexpo Americas covers Issues facing the global converting industry.

Issues facing the global converting industry, the benefits of digital printing, new technologies, diversifying into package printing and the environment are top of the agenda as the conference program for Labelexpo Americas 2012 is announced. Taking place again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Chicago, between 11-13 September, the two day conference runs alongside the exhibition and has expert sessions from some of the industry’s leading visionaries.

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