Totally T-Shirts! Workshop Provides Expert, Hands-On Instruction
SGIA takes garment screen printing to another level Garment decoration students gathered recently for SGIA's Totally T-Shirts Garment Screen Printing Workshop, where the classroom lectures spilled over into the lab for a fully interactive education on T-shirt screen printing. See More/Less
Held May 6-10 in SGIA's state-of-the-art facility in Fairfax, Virginia, attendees learned basic and advanced techniques through a combination of lecture and hands-on instruction.
Industry veteran Charlie Taublieb guided students through stretching, coating, exposing and setting up the press. The five-day Workshop also covered advanced screen making techniques using the latest high-tech equipment, press setup and parameters for proper flashing and curing.
"I had heard from other instructors that had been through the class, that it was really beneficial for advanced techniques," said Brian Hoag, the Media Arts instructor at Roseville Area High School in Roseville, Minnesota. "It's been a great experience." Designed for shops that want to step up their game to become professional and profitable garment screen printers, the Totally T-Shirts! Workshop was a fully immersed experience for attendees on all levels. For more information about this, and other SGIA educational opportunities, visit SGIA.org.
Colorlabs MRH 08A
Compares To Collins Max 3 And HP Q2392
Excellent image density, fast dry time and smear resistance. Works well on many stocks without an in-line dryer.
Colorlabs produces high quality compatible and remanufactured cartridges for the mail and packaging industry. Free samples, performance summary and technical print parameter setting sheets are available if required.
Gary Buchanan Dealer sales manager told us, "I have been amazed at the response to this new offering from dealers and end users alike. Everyone loves the lower costs and performance. For dealers, with no minimum orders required, they are making more money with excellent gross margins and saving on inventory costs compared to buying OEM's."
Colorlabs markets its products through authorized dealers. Call or email for complete product line offerings: 855-303-0380, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elm Street Winner
PRINT 13 To Fulfill
Mailers' Every Need
PRINT 13, together with co-located CPP EXPO, coming September 8-12, 2013 to Chicago's McCormick Place, will be the year's largest and most complete tradeshow and conference for mailing and fulfillment professionals and printers involved in direct mail. "Deliver"-the new Mailing & Fulfillment Center will be sponsored by the United States Postal Service (USPS), the Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP), and Mailing Systems Technology magazine.
Says GASC President Ralph Nappi. "Inside the Deliver ROI Theater attendees will have direct access to the experts; latest research; market data; best practices; new postal policies and procedures; and, solutions for bridging print with marketing."
For more information and to register for PRINT 13, visit: www.print2013.com. Follow PRINT 13 on Twitter: #Print13.
Sales grew just 0.6 percent in 2012 (from all sources, not just printing); although 1.4 percent growth in the fourth quarter was a significant improvement over a 0.4 percent decline in the first quarter of 2012. While the annual growth was a small, seeing positive growth in three of four quarters in 2012 was encouraging when viewed against declines in 13 out of 16 previous quarters, stretching back to the first quarter of 2008.
Océ Deal Finalized
A Good Reason To Take
Your Customer To PRINT 13
It will feature the latest in photo, photo book, wide-format, specialty photo, all-sized imaging, creation and finishing related equipment, software, and substrates. It will also house the Photo Imaging Conference, sponsored by Photo Imaging News, and "Shoot-Out America", a three-day training slate sponsored by the SPI Convention.
approximately $210 million, subject to certain price adjustments at closing. In addition, Brother will assume deferred service revenue liability of the business, which totaled approximately $67 million as of December 31, 2012. Kodak's Document Imaging business includes a portfolio of scanners, capture software, and services to enterprise customers.
Europe is the single-biggest market today for producers of digital textiles, led by the Italians and the Turks. Italy is home to many of the leading fashion brands in the world, See More/Less
and has become a greenhouse for the digital textile-printing business. In 2011, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa represented 42 percent of the world's installed base of digital textile-printing systems. Continued transition from analog to digital is expected to fuel a 17.5 percent CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) through 2016. The AP market (Asian-Pacific) ranks second in terms of installed base with over 2300 total units operating in 2011 (39 percent of global installed base).
HP WallArt Solution is a cloud-based web service that simplifies the design, visualization and production of customized wallcoverings. The HP WallArt Solution enables the designer to enter precise room dimensions and easily work around windows and doors, giving designers more time to spend creating with an automated measurement process.
Advance Graphic Communication Education
. The annual Georgia SkillsUSA competition in Advertising Design and Graphic Communications recently took place at its North American Print and Packaging Technology Center in Kennesaw, GA. Heidelberg provides scholarships to first, second and third place winners of the regional competition. Additionally, Heidelberg invites students from Clemson University's Graphic Communications program's Advanced Graphics Communication "440 class" to tour its multi-use Technology Center three times each year. For more information, call 888-472-9655 or visit www.us.heidelberg.com.
Offset Dealers &
Sign Supply Distributors Would Be Wise To Think Beyond The Sale To Keep Your
"Dealer-of-Choice" Position With Your Printing
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised several key elements of its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), and these changes will require every printing operation and supplier to change their current HCS program and conduct employee training. The changes now allow the HCS to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and will require vendors to follow a prescribed hazard determination for products, change container labels, and issue new Safety Data Sheets to replace Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Because the changes are quite extensive, OSHA has provided a long phase-in period that will cover several years, but the first deadline for employee training on the new requirements is December 1, 2013. For the full article go to this website: http://efiles.printing.org/eweb/docs/environment/2013_HCS_Forecast_Article.pdf.
For PIA Members Only: Training materials will be provided for free to members. Check this dedicated web page: www.printing.org/hazcom.
Mark Andy Acquires
Distribution Segment Of Presstek
a solid foundation for the long-standing prepress, pressroom and post-press supplies business that serves the industry.
Beginning April 27, 2013 customers will have complete access to all the same products, supplies and distribution centers. The company will continue to operate from its current sales and distribution center in Des Plaines with no change to daily operations or personnel. All supplies and consumable products continue to be available for purchase through the existing, broad-reaching dealer network in the USA and Canada, on-line at shop.markandy.com as well as through existing consumable sales specialists.
PIA Takes On Another
. In an open letter to Costco, Michael Makin, PIA president, encouraged the organization to reconsider, telling the membership warehouse club that "contrary to the claims made in your article, the use of paper and print on paper isn't depleting our forests, overwhelming our landfills or causing global warming.
In fact, just the opposite is true, and companies calling for less print or a go-paperless campaign don't take into account that paper, and print on paper, is a renewable, recyclable resource and is a sustainable way to communicate.
He commended Costco for bringing attention to the topic and reiterated that printing is the only medium with a one-time carbon footprint, while all other media require energy from non-renewable fuels every time they are viewed.
From Filmquest Group
CP-267 is a soft-touch, ultra-low-gloss film with a dead matte surface allowing high-definition graphics to be seen from any angle.
Metalized CP-270 was developed for flexible packaging applications where several layers of film are laminated together using a solventless process. The film uses a proprietary polymer primer to prevent delamination.
CP-218 is a gold-pigmented coated film that can show off bakery and deli goods without setting off metal detectors.
Vice President Steven Smith said the company has developed its own metalizing and coating equipment to support product development.