Imprintables Warehouse expanded its line of CAD-PRINT materials with the addition of Faux Twill Print. The white material features a textured look that resembles twill fabric and is an alternative to sewing. Faux Twill Print can be used to apply full-color graphics to cotton, polyester, and cotton/polyester-blend fabrics. It’s designed for easy handling and weeding and to produce full-color, vibrant designs. The material can be machine washed or drycleaned. Faux Twill Print is PVC-free. The material is available in 15-in. (381-mm) rolls.
Gerber Scientific Products debuts its Solara ionz cationic UV inkjet printer is designed to meet the needs of wide-format, outdoor-durable digital-printing applications. Gerber says the new printer delivers all of the benefits of the current Solara ion product family, including GerberCat Cationic UV ink and Cold Fire Cure low-temperature technology, but with the added benefit of high-resolution image output. Other features include resolutions up to 720 dpi, maximum printing width of 64 in. (1626 mm) for rigid materials and 63 in.
Mutoh America, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, announces a partnership with Electronic Systems Protection, Inc., Zebulon, NC, to provide power filtration technology to Mutoh dealerships internationally. Authorized Mutoh dealers will be able to purchase ESP’s power filtering technology directly through Mutoh.
Equipment Zone, Fair Lawn, NJ, now sells cartridges of Sawgrass ink for the Brother GT-541 direct-to-garment printer. No flushing of the OEM ink is necessary before installing the Sawgrass ink cartridges. The solution offers plug-and-play compatibility, and users can switch over one color or all colors at the same time. Color rendition reportedly remains the same, as does curing time.
What comes to mind when the subject of education comes up in your business? If you’re like most, your response is not enough time—not enough time for the owner to learn, the manager to learn, and the employees to learn.
Vastex Int’l, Inc. says its new DiGiT instant numbering system can convert any rear-clamp manual screen-printing press with two to ten stations into a high-performance, yet economical, athletic numbering press in 20 sec. The system uses two standard-size screens, each with five numbers, and each screen is clamped into one of two sliding rail assemblies secured by the press’s rear screen clamps.
Mutoh Industries, Ltd., Phoenix, AZ, named Chris Prince as marketing coordinator. Nazdar SourceOne, Shawnee, KS, appointed Ray Hill regional sales manager, Midwest Region. Value Vinyls, Grand Prairie, TX, named Heidi Vaughn marketing manager and Scott Ackaway as sales professional. Fujifilm North America Corp., Valhalla, NY, appointed Todd Zimmerman vice president of sales and marketing for its Graphic Systems Division.
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Acriglas Metallic acrylic sheets come in a brushed (4 x 4 ft) or a matte finish (4 x 6 ft), and range in thickness from 0.125-0.5 in. It’s available in 16 colors and 10 textures. Matte-surface Neon Lights is compatible with UV inks. Translucent sheets range in thickness from 10.125-0.5 in., are available in a variety colors, and are offered in a standard 4 x 6-ft size.
Artists don’t like to think about mistakes, but the screen-printing process presents us with many opportunities to make them—even before we separate colors for our garment designs. Spelling, alignment, balance, word usage, and image distortions are just a few of the factors that move the art of separating colors to the backburner in regards to errors.
Chemque now offers a one-component polyurethane resin and the E-Dome 3100 XYZ Motion Dispensing System that, together, is said to produce attractive, 3-D, tactile, high-gloss finishes in a variety of thicknesses for both indoor and outdoor applications. The system also can be used for regular doming, microdoming, and microscripting parts as thin as 0.08 in. (2 mm). Chemque says that E-Dome 1K resins have none of the issues related to slow cure, moisture sensitivity, mixing, solvent flushing, and resin waste common to the two-component resin doming technologies.