Chemnitz, Germany-based Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems, scientists from the University of Technology, and Menippos GmbH have come up with small, thin batteries that are designed for mass-production by 2010 using conventional screen-printing presses. The next step is to commercialize these printable batteries that pattern organic semiconductors on thin, flexible substrates for smart credit cards with battery-powered displays that show balances and other account information.
Bismarck, ND-based Superior Silk Screen has built what they believe to be the largest sign in the state of North Dakota, 6250 sq ft (62 ft x 100 ft), and applied it to their roof. The self-promoting sign claims that to find a source for the best printed shirts on the Web, contact their company at www.superiorsilkscreen.com.
“Our building is just off the flight pattern for our local airport, less than a mile away,” says owner Dwight Hegel.
At the hands of terrorists on September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA, killing 40 passengers and crew on board. Passengers and crew are believed to have fought the terrorists, preventing an attack on the national target of Washington, D.C.
ST Media Group International, a Cincinnati-based publisher of information products for the design and signage and graphics industries, announced that Gail Flower has joined the staff of Screen Printing magazine as editor. She brings more than 20 years of experience editing high-tech publications in the electronics industry and other fields, most recently working as editor-in-chief of SMT and Advanced Packaging magazines for PennWell Corp. in Nashua, NH.
Despite the demonstrable savings of capillary film over direct emulsion in reduced labor time, faster stencil throughput, fewer touchups and makeovers, and ease of use, the perceived comparatively higher material cost per given stencil area has been a significant hurdle to the wider use of capillary-film stencils.
Exposition, trade show, and educational programming for shops that specialize in promotional products. Professional development January 11-12; exhibits open January 13-15, Las Vegas, NV. Contact Promotional Products Association Int’l, 3125 Skyway Cir. N., Irving, TX 75038, 800-426-7724, Web: www.theppaiexpo.org.
A two-day conference that will present glassmakers and glass decorators with the latest decoration trends and new developments for the flat- and container-glass industries, Maritim Konferenz hotel in Darmstadt (Frankfurt), Germany. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 44-1342-315032, www.glassprint.org.
A showcase of the latest advances in UV/EB technology, Nice Acropolis Convention and Exhibition, Nice, France. Contact Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG, Plathnerstr. 4c, 30175 Hannover, Germany, 49 511 9910 000, e-mail: email@example.com, Web: www. european-coatings.com.
Designed to bring together sign makers and sign buyers from across the industry and offer a conference and daily seminars to cover business-related topics, offer demonstrations, and showcase techniques and innovations. Contact The Sign Show, 1st Floor Offices, 27-31, Church Rd., Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 9JJ, United Kingdom, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.thesignshow.co.uk.