Kapco (www.kapco.com) recently unveiled four substrates. The 8-mil Microporous Gloss Polypropylene Film is a white, inkjet-printable, recyclable product designed for water resistance and with a microporous coating that’s engineered for quick drying. It’s available in an adhesive-backed version. Rolls are 100 ft (30.5) long and come in widths of 36, 42, 50, and 60 in. (914, 1067, 1270, and 1524 mm).
If you print clothing, you probably look at fashion differently, more intensely than the average person.
One of my favorite quotes attributed to Mark Twain involves individuality. He is reported to have said, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Lower numbers are always fancied when talking about age and price tags. We like our laptops, waist lines, and televisions when they’re thinner. It is no different when it comes to mesh-thread diameter.
The screen-printing industry has forever changed the way I look at clothing. There is no more: “Wow, that’s a cool shirt!” There is only: “What type of ink did they use? Is it in registration? How many colors? I wonder if I can reverse this process?”
Agfa Graphics announced today that Danielle Mueller has joined the company as Internet Marketing Manager. Danielle brings extensive social media and internet marketing experience to Agfa. She will report to Deborah Hutcheson, Agfa Graphics North America's Director of Marketing, and will be responsible for implementing Agfa's strategic social media and internet marketing campaigns.
Nazdar SourceOne is pleased to announce that Don Alger has joined the company as a Digital Equipment Specialist in the Southeast Region. In this role, Don will be responsible for serving the sales and service needs of regional graphic and wide format digital imaging companies.
Don brings almost 20 years of successful sales expertise to Nazdar SourceOne and most recently was a Senior Account Manager for Eastman Kodak. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.
Dynamesh Inc., North American suppliers of high quality mesh, screens and screen printing supplies for all applications, has appointed Shinya Yamasaki as President and Chief Operating Officer. Yamasaki has more than 25 years of technical and executive experience at parent company, NBC Meshtec in Tokyo, Japan.
Laser cutting specialists, Spartanics, will begin their 50th Anniversary celebration at the 2012 Labelexpo Americas Show; set to take place September 11th – 13th in Chicago, Illinois. Spartanics is looking forward to participating in the Technology Workshop with one of their most innovative laser cutting machines, the L350 Laser Cutting System. Features of this system include: proprietary XY registration capabilities, single source 400W laser, high-speed capabilities up to 100M per minutes and converting options.
Understanding the printers, RIP software, bulk ink systems, color management, and heat press technologies can seem a bit overwhelming when you’re new to dye-sublimation printing. By breaking down these system components piece by piece, printers can get a detailed screenshot on how a sublimation garment system works. A matrix of the square-foot-cost relationship to the return on the investment also provides bottom line costs and profits. The first question is what does one need to know to become successful day in and day out with this printing technology?