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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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OmniPrint International Inc. Launches the new Cheetah, a high quality industrial DTG printer by

OmniPrint International  will be debuting their products to Europe at the Global Print Expo 2019 in Munich from 14th – 17th May. The new Cheetah Industrial direct to garment printer is designed by OmniPrint International (https://www.omniprintonline.com) from the ground up for high volume and high quality direct to garment printing.  The new Cheetah Industrial DTG Printer was developed for Fulfillment centers ...

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Gerber Technology expands its MCT Digital Cutting System into European Market at FESPA 2019

Gerber Technology to showcase the Gerber MCT Cutter system at FESPA 2019. The system allows users to control target registration, cut file editing and machine production from one, integrated user interface. As the need for on-demand manufacturing increases across an ever-widening array of substrates, producers in the sign & graphic and packaging industries need a system that offers speed and ...

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Summa introduces L1810 laser cutting system for the sportswear market

Summa, a leading supplier of high-end cutting plotters and finishing systems have introduced the L1810 laser cutter. The L1810 offers advanced laser cutting technology to benefit the sportswear, apparel, swimwear, dye sublimation garments and technical textile markets. The new L1810, with its 1.8 m wide flatbed, is the first laser cutter introduced by Summa since the acquisition of CadCam Technology (CCT). ...

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How EFI develops technology to help its customers grow

Many companies claim to be customer-focused. But EFI™ is different in that the company distinguishes between customer focus and true collaboration — collaboration that extends to its customers’ customers. At its user conference, Connect 2019, EFI CEO Bill Muir told his audience that his job “is to keep the innovation engine alive and well so your business can continue to ...

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MagnaColours Launches New Killer Base Products

United Kingdom-based water-based ink supplier MagnaColours Ltd. has launched Killer Base, a new underbase ink that provides screen printers who use plastisol ink with an economical solution to improve their prints’ handle and softness, while also achieving considerable cost savings, according to the company. The new Killer Base is designed to be used as a water-based replacement for the first layer of ...

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The Art and Science of Thermoforming

Thermoformers have long been able to print designs and mold them. But screen printing demands skill, is time consuming and therefore costly. Additionally, it’s not possible to obtain near-photographic images. UV-curing screen inks are easier to handle and less harmful to the environment than solvent-based screen inks. Consequently, much graphic printing has moved to UV-curing inkjet inks. These dry instantly, producing ...

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FUJIFILM DIMATIX Showcasing Inkjet Technologies at LOPEC 2019

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. will demonstrate its piezoelectric inkjet technology and its high-performance MEMS-based drop-on-demand printheads at LOPEC. Within booth numbers 402 and 404, in Hall B0, FUJIFILM Dimatix will showcase the Dimatix Materials Printer DMP-2850, a cost-effective, easy-to-use precision materials deposition system, for R&D and prototyping along with the Samba Mini 4300 Printbar System, an industrial inkjet print bar system for application development and manufacturing production. ...

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Colour Management for Wide Format Interiors

Large format digital printing offers solutions to print on almost any type of material, there are challenges regarding managing colour appearance. Paul Lindström discusses the limitations for some substrates and ink combinations should help you reach a satisfactory end result. Interior decorations is one of the most rapidly expanding business areas for digital printing, since a designer or vendor can ...

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