Innovation on Display in New Orleans
Graphic Screen Fashion displayed its customer aluminum screen frames, available in solid-bar, standard-extrusion, channel, and angle-iron profiles. GSF also promoted ScreenBoss, a screen-frame sealant designed as an alternative to taping screens.
Grunig highlighted its solutions for screenmaking, including the line of G-Stretch screen-stretching systems, G-Coat screen-coating devices, G-Wash screen-cleaning machine, and G-Dry screen-drying cabinets and modules.
Hirsch Int’l showcased the MHM Matrix, a modular oval screen-printing press that’s designed to offer numerous configuration options and an unlimited number of stations. It comes standard in three printing formats (up to 31.5 x 39.4 in.), and custom sizes are available. Features include instant platen release, modular drive at each station, independent squeegee-arm lift, and more.
HIX Corp. displayed heat-transfer machines, mug wraps for applying sublimation transfers, and the HIX Verticure drying cabinet for curing direct-to-garment inkjet prints.
Hopkins Screen Printing Machinery promoted accessories for its Aero Series six- and seven-color manual presses, Hopkins registration upgrade kits, pin-registration systems, ergonomic squeegees, and more.
HP unveiled the HP Designjet L25500 inkjet printer with HP Latex inks, as well as six new HP printing materials, including recyclable and PVC-free substrates designed for compatibility with HP Latex inks. The Designjet L25500 comes in 42- and 60-in. models, supports print speeds up to 228 and 246 sq ft/hr, respectively, and offers imaging resolutions up to 1200 dpi.
Huntsman showed off its Lyosperse GP water-based pigment inks for digital printing on textiles. Color range includes yellow, golden yellow, orange, red, magenta, cyan, green, and black.
i-cut Inc. promoted its new i-hs High-Speed Sheet Feeder System and i-hs High-Speed Part Stacker System. The i-hs feeder is designed for small-format, screen- and inkjet-printed materials. It’s sized for Kongsberg i-XE10 series cutters and comes with a built-in guide system with air-knife separation. The i-hs stacker also is sized for Kongsberg i-XE10 series cutters. It picks up cut-outs or entire sheets from the cutter conveyor and stacks them on a lift table.
Image Technology highlighted its Super Strength Waterbase Pigments (available in 11 colors), IT Color Matching System Pigments (available in 12 colors), WB-1 discharge inks, and WB-9 white discharge ink.
Imprintables Warehouse showed CAD-materials needed to print on a variety of apparel, including nylon and leather. The SPECTRA line of heat-applied materials and the environmentally friendly SPECTRA Eco-Film were both on display.
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