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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.