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Printing Industries of America Announces 2013 Officers and Board of Directors

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The new Officers and Board of Directors are key industry leaders.

Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the election of its 2013 Officers and Board of Directors. Their involvement in Printing Industries of America and their local affiliate organizations is invaluable. The installation ceremony took place on November 11, 2012, at Printing Industries’ Fall Administrative Meetings held in Spokane, Washington.

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GMG Announces the Commercial Availability of OpenColor

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GMG says that it's the most accurate way to predict spot color print simulations.

GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, announces the commercial launch of GMG OpenColor, a software system that offers precise and predicable spot color simulation—and with less effort than other systems.

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F-1000 Flash Cure Unit

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Vastex International has introduced a new, low cost F-1000 Flash Cure Unit with a 1950-watt, 18 x 18 in. (457 x 457 mm) heater.

 The "high-density medium-wavelength" infrared heater used in the F-1000 has closely spaced coils which eliminate cold spots and under-curing associated with conventional infrared heaters, according to the company.
Fixed heat shields on four sides of the enclosure allow positioning closer to the garment, improving edge-to-edge temperature uniformity for increased output and image quality.
The F-1000 unit is offered in a 120 V model that replaces Vastex model R-18-120, and a 240 V model, both of which are offered at $649.

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Display Banner Stand

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GSG offers telescoping retractor banner stand

GSG, offering a full line distributor of products for the decorated apparel, sign and graphics industries, carries a full line of banner stands for a wide range of signage needs. The Superb Telescoping Retractor Display banner stand has full height adjustability and is easy to use. This makes it an ideal choice for situations when graphics have to be changed out frequently. The telescoping pole adjusts from 34.5 inches up to 78 inches high and can accommodate banners up to 33.5 inches wide. The snap rail top and bottom snap cartridge keep the banner taut and secure.

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Chopper Squeegee System

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Workhorse Products offers Chopper Squeegee System on Freedom & Javelin Automatic Presses

A chopper squeegee system is now available on two Workhorse automatic presses that formerly were available with only a V squeegee system. The two presses are the Freedom, a pneumatic start-up automatic that is offered as a six- color machine, and the Javelin Pro, a pneumatic automatic that comes in six through 10 colors.

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Digital Signage TV Demand Picks Up in North America

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IHS iSuppli Digital Signage & Professional Displays Market Tracker Report

The North America market for signage and professional displays grew in the second quarter, aided by the higher demand of lower-priced digital signage televisions (DS TV) that are used in indoor spaces, according to an IHS iSuppli Digital Signage & Professional Displays Market Tracker Report from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).

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3M Scotch Corrugate Sealing Tape Addresses Challenges of Recycled Corrugated Materials

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Recycling materials often need specially designed products.

Known for its innovation and adhesive technologies, 3M continues to introduce tapes that solve sticky business situations — in particular those posed by recycled corrugate materials. With the expansion of its portfolio of Scotch Recycled Corrugate Tapes, 3M is arming companies with the tape necessary to tackle the wide range of corrugate in the marketplace in a cost effective manner. The expanded line offers options for tape weight, backing strength and performance.

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Screen Printing Trends

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Leaders in the field reveal what they think about the challenges ahead for the industry.

The origins of screen printing can be traced back to China’s Song Dynasty, a period covering the years between 960 and 1279 AD. The printing technique was introduced in the Western world in the 18th century after silk became a more popular trading commodity. The rest, as they say, is history. Other forms of printing have come and gone during this time—the linotype machine, for example—while screen printing continues to evolve to meet the needs of modern society. But that doesn’t mean that the evolution will continue as it is today and that the future is assured.

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