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Print Make Wear spotlights sportswear manufacturing at FESPA Global Print Expo 2020

FESPA’s fast fashion factory feature, Print Make Wear, is set to return to FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 (24 – 27 March, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid), this time with a focus on sportswear production. Linking to FESPA’s new co-located event, Sportswear Pro, Print Make Wear will showcase the tools to facilitate customised, sustainable, on-demand production. The feature will recreate ...

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Print Make Wear spotlights sportswear manufacturing at FESPA Global Print Expo 2020

FESPA’s fast fashion factory feature, Print Make Wear, is set to return to FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 (24 – 27 March, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid), this time with a focus on sportswear production. Linking to FESPA’s new co-located event, Sportswear Pro, Print Make Wear will showcase the tools to facilitate customised, sustainable, on-demand production. The feature will recreate ...

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Screen Print World announces dates for Print Academy training course

Screen Print World (SPW) has announced the 2020 dates for its textile printing training course.   Held at the Roper Print Academy, based at the company’s headquarters in Kidderminster, the one-day course runs from 10am-3pm and costs £95 (ex VAT) per person.  “The day perfect balances practical and ‘get your hands dirty’ printing, with the theory side from the screen print ...

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GSG Creates Pink M&R Kruzer for Fundraise

GSG, Dallas, has commissioned a special-edition M&R Kruzer manual screen-printing press in pink to be sold, with all benefits going to Be The Match, an organization that helps patients find life-saving marrow donors. GSG launched its fundraising campaign in September with the creation of a Siser EasyWeed heat-transfer vinyl in a custom pink color called “Payton Pink” in honor of ...

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ADVICE FROM VETERAN SCREEN PRINTERS

About a month ago, we asked screen printers what advice they would give to people just getting started in the industry. Boy, did they have a few pointers to share.  WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE EXPERIENCED: Buy the best equipment you can. I often hear people struggling with cheap eBay equipment and they throw in the towel before they make headway. If you can’t ...

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ink maker Sawgrass expands Ricoh partnership

US ink manufacturer Sawgrass Technologies has expanded its partnership with Ricoh to continue its five-year relationship with the manufacturer for desktop dye-sub systems. Sawgrass Technologies are highly regarded as High performance sublimation and pigment inks specialists for personalization, mass-customization and digital textile printing. leading the digital ink industry, Sawgrass hold more than 160 patents to-date and are based and headquartered ...

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More Trial, Less Error in Water-Based Printing

When printing with water-based inks, it’s important to understand the system you want to use. Abide by your kit’s rules and remember that no two systems are alike. Photo by Bryant Penzo. Here’s how to set yourself up for success with water-based inks. By Nathan Foster,  If you’ve bought into water-based ink’s hand-feel, longevity and sustainability advantages, then you’ve probably also heard ...

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A Screen Printer’s Guide to Buying Your First Automatic

By Taylor Landesman,  When you are a start-up screen-printing shop, there are a lot of different equipment choices. Some printers are on a shoestring budget and others want the best screen-printing equipment. No matter where you fall, many screen printers start out with a manual screen-printing press. This makes a lot of sense given the lower price point and typically smaller ...

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What to look out for at Colour L*A*B* at Global Print Expo 2020

by Paul Sherfield |  FESPA’s Colour Ambassador, Paul Sherfield shares what visitors can expect at this year’s Colour L*A*B* at the Global Print Expo 2020. Device Profiling and Product Process Control will be featured. After the successful and interesting launch of the Colour L*A*B* feature at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 in Munich, I would encourage visitors to the Madrid show ...

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Ink Manufacturers Prepare For the Circular Economy

More effective recycling of ink will require technological innovations by the industry Sean Milmo, European EditorApproximately five years after the European Union drew up an action plan for turning itself into a circular economy, it has – at least at the EU level – started a transition to a system of the three Rs: Reduce, recycle, reuse. Across Europe, a ...

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