Vastex International has introduced a new screen washout booth available in two different widths. Each measuring 21 in. deep, the models are offered at 36 or 51 in. wide. Features include translucent acrylic back panels – designed for the addition of backlighting for thorough screen inspection, screen stand-offs that hold screens in place during washdown, and 3-in.-wide squeegee shelves.
A vacuum tool for removing excess water is optional.
Roland has expanded its TrueVis line of wide-format eco-solvent printer/cutters. Offered in 30- and 54-in. models, the machines feature FlexFire printheads, a rigid design for minimal vibrations, and a grit roller for non-skew media handling.
Cutting speed reaches 11.8 in./sec while max. print speed is 101 sq ft/hr; Roland reports production is up to 60% faster than its previous models. The company’s 4-color TrueVis inks are available in 500-mL reusable cartridges. Max. resolution is 900 dpi.
Ryonet is now offering Riley Hopkins Rotator Flash Pallets, a pair of 16 x 16-in. steel platens that attach to a Hopkins flash curing unit, enabling it to be converted into a garment curing solution for mobile operations and small-space shops. The platens attach to the main pole of the flash-curing unit and fold down when not in use. Their lightweight steel design deflects heat from the garment for curing plastisol and water-based inks.
ITI has launched the TX3200 textile printer, a 126-in. model engineered to print directly to fabric and to dye-sublimation transfer paper. An internal vacuum mechanism holds down thin materials, like transfer paper, to prevent wrinkling, while an ink collection gutter assembly handles polyester and mesh textiles. In addition, the ink has been formulated with properties similar to disperse dyes for direct printing and dye-sub ink for transfer paper printing to enable both applications to be done from the same machine.
M&R has launched a new quartz flash curing unit, the Red Chili DX. The freestanding system can be operated directly from compatible M&R presses, including the Challenger III, Gauntlet III, and Stryker. Users can control flash duration, power level, temperature sensor, and programmed individual multifunction job settings directly from the press.
Avery Dennison has acquired Ink Mill in order to bring digital ink capabilities and technology into its portfolio of reflective media. The company is based in New Hampshire and houses 26 employees.
Green America, a national organization promoting a socially and environmentally conscious economy, has honored three apparel businesses with the People & Planet Award. Themis and Thread, Fed by Threads, and Fair Indigo each received $5000 after being selected during a month-long online voting period.
SGIA revealed its 2016 Golden Image Competition winners at their 2016 tradeshow last week in Las Vegas. Awarded to “only the best in the industry,” says Johnny Shell in a release, the contest was open to specialty imagers across a number of categories.
Notable winners include:
• People’s Choice and Best of Show: Digital: “Ship to Shore – David Mayhew) by DuraPlaq;
As a shop owner focusing on perfecting your craft and growing your business, you don’t necessarily have the time to devote to marketing. You know it needs to be done, but where do you start? Everyone talks about search engine optimization, social media marketing, pay per click, directory listings, and more. Are these the right tools for your business, or are there other ways to move the needle and grow your sales?
M&R has appointed Peter Walsh to the position of VP of sales. Walsh joins M&R with a resume including management roles in technical service, sales, marketing, and more at TAS Screen-Printing Machines and at Nazdar Company.