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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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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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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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Examining the benefits of screen printing in the modern market

Despite the influx of digital machinery in recent years, screen printing remains the choice of technology for some print houses. Rob Fletcher investigates how and why this type of kit is standing strong. There is no understating the impact that digital technology has had on the print industry. The mass influx of digital machinery had reshaped the industry to the ...

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The Fashion Micro-Factory comes of Age at FESPA’s Print Make Wear

Print Make Wear, a live Micro-factory for customised, Roll-to-roll textile production and Garment manufacturing makes its debut at the Global Expo 2019 in Munich, May 14th – 17th. Twice the size of last years exhibit, this years showcase will feature two live automated fashion workflows alongside a dedicated area for DTG and garment decoration. Taking the visitor on a journey ...

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Sun Chemical Launches UV LED Offset Inks

Sun Chemical launched SunWave Lumina, a new range of high performance, UV LED curing sheetfed offset inks for commercial printing.   The SunWave Lumina range of inks is based on the latest highly engineered UV resin system and provides exceptionally fast and hard curing under UV LED and low energy mercury lamps for both single- and double-sided printing. SunWave Lumina is ...

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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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