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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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Essential Environmental Certification For Digital Textiles

Sustainability is the hot topic of the year and rightly so, and yet how do Digital Printers find out about how to responsibly source environmentally accredited Fabrics and Inks? As always in accreditation there is a division between Certification and Regulation: Regulation are the rules that must be adhered to and Certification is the process by which a Fabric, Chemical ...

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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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MagnaColours Launches BluePrint Campaign

United Kingdom-based water-based ink supplier MagnaColours Ltd. introduced its BluePrint campaign at the Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS) event in Long Beach, Calif., held this past Jan. 18-20. The campaign is a corporate sustainability partnership between Magna and ocean conservation charity Just One Ocean. Magna’s support and donations to the charity will contribute to valuable research into pollution; the threat of ...

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Fespa China returns to Guangzhou

Fespa is returning to China this year in a relaunch, with the new event to take place from November 8 -10 at the Canton Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China, co-located with ISLE Autumn (International Signs & LED Exhibition). Fespa previously hosted Fespa China events from 2012 to 2015, alternating location between Shanghai and Guangzhou. The last Fespa China event to take ...

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Allover Sublimation on Team Garments

                  Louis, created the allover print volleyball jersey for this article. The company used the process under U.S. patent 8,958,131 “A System and Methods for the Printing on Pre-Constructed Clothing Articles and Clothing Article so Printed.” The patented process is owned by AOP STL., a Poppy Digital Artistry company, which it licenses to ...

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Tariffs and the Price of Inks Companies throughout the supply chain are concerned about rising tariffs.

There has been a lot of concerns over the increasing tariffs that are being levied against more and more products. These include key chemicals, including raw materials that are used for inks. The higher raw material costs are already drawing resulting price increases from ink manufacturers. The recently imposed tariffs are 10% effective immediately and will increase to 25% in ...

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Sun Chemical Releases Fall 2018 Regulatory Newsletter

Latest regulatory newsletter coincides with launch of www.sunchemical.com/regulatory Sun Chemical released its Fall 2018 Regulatory Newsletter for customers and has made it, along with all other regulatory newsletters over the past five years, available online for download here. “Sun Chemical is a leader in regulatory and compliance issues and works closely with customers to help them comply with the strict standards required ...

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FESPA Africa 2018 and Sign Africa 2018 hailed a major success

The event was a major success with increased visitor numbers and happy exhibitors. It attracted 6,494 visitors in total, with 5,907 unique visits – an increase from 2017 representing the growth and opportunities in the region. Visitors travelled from all over Africa with the top 10 countries from outside of South Africa being: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Angola, ...

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