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GPI to Host Business Expo for Graphics Companies

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GPI's Business Expo for companies that manufacture and sell engineered graphics will take place in Denver, CO on September 23-24, 2013.

The National Association of Graphic & Product Identification Manufacturers, Inc. (GPI) announced that the only Business Expo specifically developed for companies that manufacture and sell engineered graphics, product identification, and related products will take place at the Colorado Downtown Sheraton, in Denver, CO, on September 23 - 24, 2013.

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Screen Print India Show to Debut in North India

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After 10 successful editions in Mumbai, it now makes its way to NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, New Delhi from September 19-22, 2013.

When a B2B exhibition pulls in focused industry visitors at Mumbai for two decades, there are bound to be requests from other parts of the country, to organize it there as well. Responding to this overwhelming demand, after 10 hugely successful editions in Mumbai, the dedicated exhibition, Screen Print India, now makes its way to NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, New Delhi from September 19 - 22, 2013. The event is again supported by SGAI. J. N. Arora & Co. (P) Ltd. and 3M India is the Platinum Sponsor for the event.

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Avery Dennison Graphics Adds Wrapping Film Classes

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The classes teach students how to wrap a car in printed film.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that it will offer eight Supreme Wrapping Film installation classes in 2013. Avery Dennison certified installer Justin Pate will teach the classes, open to students with intermediate to advanced skills. The popular Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film line offers a full spectrum of 50 cast films in matte, brushed metallic and gloss colors that are primarily used for color change car wraps.

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FESPA Attracts Leading Line-up for Its Creative Corner

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The Creative Corner appears at FESPA 2013, London, 25-29 June 2013.

FESPA confirms an all-star line-up for its inaugural conference the Creative Corner arriving at FESPA 2013, London, 25-29 June 2013. Among the line-up are some of the biggest names in advertising and design including keynote presentations from: Coca Cola, McCann NY, TBWA, and Unilever. The conference programme will address key topics for the creative community, showcasing what print can do and opening up the relationship between PSPs and end-users.

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Durst European Clients, Press Get Glimpse of Printing Innovations

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The Durst ‘Inkjet Innovations Days’ event draws a full house at the Lienz, Austria facility.

Durst’s Inkjet Innovations Days provided both information and inspiration for more than 120 of Europe’s leading commercial imagers and trade journalists who gathered last week at the company's research and manufacturing complex for the two-day event – which featured lectures, technology demonstrations and a glimpse of things to come.

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Desperately Seeking Standards

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The advantages of standardizing the screen-printing process are enormous when you look at your business on a weekly and monthly basis.

How much of your operation is standardized? Have you removed costly variables from as many steps in your workflow as possible? Those of you who have standard operating procedures in place know that it's an ongoing, ever-changing process. If you have yet to tackle this huge project in your business, now's the time.

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Executives on the Move at Nazdar

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Richard Bowles and Peter Walsh take on new leadership roles.

Nazdar recently announced that it appointed Richard Bowles president of Nazdar Ink Technologies and Peter Walsh president of Nazdar SourceOne.

Bowles will lead the charge in developing strategic sales, marketing, manufacturing, R&D, customer care, quality, and plans for continuous improvement to enable Nazdar Ink Technologies to achieve growth and profitability objectives.

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Form and Function: Digitally Decorated Textiles

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A variety of unique and lucrative applications await those who print digitally onto fabrics.

Offshore production is a contentious subject in the U.S., especially when the economy is down and unemployment is high. Revitalizing a diminished manufacturing base is most often seen as a political endeavor, but to Ann Sawchak of Expand Systems, and others, the problem can also be addressed entrepreneurially (Figures 1A-1E). Given the right equipment and know-how, it only makes sense to keep direct digital textile printing within the U.S.

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Keeping Pace with Digital and Software Changes

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Upgrading is but one important part of staying on top of technology.

Keeping up with software upgrades has changed a great deal over the years. Early on, the biggest challenge was learning how to do things in a digital environment. That took a few years before it became the accepted adopted way of doing things. Then, every year, pretty much like clockwork, we would get a new version release. The decision to upgrade really wasn’t much of a decision because the improvements were so big and so significant that the choice was pretty much mandatory.

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UV-LED Curing for Screen Press

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Flare, Inc.

Flare, Inc. (www.flareincusa.com) announced that it recently qualified LED/UV curing for plastic containers on its S-Series single- and multicolor, automatic screen presses. According to Flare, many ink suppliers have been involved in the qualification with great success. Flare’s standard curing system for the press is the Fusion 450-T UV, but the company now is able to offer a UV-LED solution from Phoseon as an option when designing a custom screen-printing system for a variety of industrial applications.
 

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