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Scaring Up a Specialty Print

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Threadbird creates a one-of-a-kind 'Ghoulies' shirt for a horror-loving independent clothing label.

“One of my favorite things to say to a client is, ‘It doesn’t take a genius to screen print a T-shirt,’” says Jeremiah Johnson, customer service manager at Threadbird. “What it does take a genius to do is to screen print a T-shirt well and do that consistently over an extended period of time. And that’s where we’ve made our niche in the market.”

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M&R Acquires Novus Imaging

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Expands company’s reach in large-format imaging market.

M&R has announced its acquisition of Novus Imaging, a New Hampshire-based manufacturer of digital printing equipment whose portfolio includes the large-format Ultra flatbed LED printer, Synergia hybrid UV printer, and more. The companies aim to combine M&R’s “size, manufacturing capacity, and worldwide sales and service network” with Novus’s large-format experience, according to a release. Novus and M&R products will be on display at booth 1968 at the ISA Sign Expo, April 20-22 in Las Vegas.

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Fed By Threads' Sustainable Mission

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For this Arizona company, garment decorating is about more than fashion; it’s a platform for socially responsible business.

Sustainability and responsibility have always been key at Fed By Threads. The Tucson, Arizona, custom decorator has dedicated itself to providing American-made, earth-friendly apparel, while at the same time helping to feed the hungry and supporting non-sweatshop manufacturing – even as it’s gone through a number of shifts in its business model.

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Mimaki USA to Preview 3D Printer Technology at International Sign Expo 2017

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, will previewing the company’s 3D UV-cure inkjet printer prototype in the Mimaki USA booth 3569, at the upcoming International Sign Expo, April 20-22, in Las Vegas.
 

M&R’s Automatic Oval Press

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The VictoryOne is available with up to 64 stations and 24 colors.

M&R has revealed the VictoryOne automatic oval screen printing press, developed in partnership with Hanglory Group of Shenzen, China. The machine is available in 6-station modules ranging from 22 stations/6 colors to 64 stations/24 colors. Small platens offer a max. image area of 16.5 x 27.5 in.; large platens span an image area of 21.5 x 27.5 in. Features include a servo-driven indexer and servo-drive printheads. Standalone Sechuan quartz flash-cure units, designed specifically for the press, are available.

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Ritrama Adds 3 Monomeric Vinyls

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Applications include promotional graphics and more.

Ritrama’s new Easy Application Solutions series of monomeric vinyls is designed for medium- and long-term graphic applications such as window displays, billboards, P-O-P displays, and more.

Ri-Dot is available in glossy clear or matte white and features a drop coat technique designed to prevent air bubbles forming upon installation. Ritrama reports installers can apply and remove graphics without prior experience. The 4-mil film is eco-solvent- and latex-printable.

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Plug-N-Go Flash Cure Unit from Workhorse

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Designed for Freedom Express and Sabre presses.

Workhorse has introduced the Plug-N-Go Express flash curing unit for its Freedom Express and Sabre automatic presses. The unit offers a curing area of 15 x 16 in. and is designed to be plugged into the printhead and controlled by a master control panel.

The press will automatically sense the Plug-N-Go and shut off the printhead without operator intervention.

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New SEG Fabric from Fisher Textiles

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A superwide material for frontlit applications.

Fisher Textiles has released DD 4444 Revolution, a 125-in. fabric for frontlit SEG applications, as well as banners, exhibit graphics, photographic backdrops, and retail advertising. The material is flame-retardant and treated for UV-curable, direct, and transfer sublimation printing.

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Hirsch Offers Cylindrical Options for Laser Cutter

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Textile cutter can now engrave ad specialty items.

Hirsch Solutions has introduced two optional accessories for the Seit Performa 500 laser unit designed to expand a garment decorator’s product offerings. A rotating spindle attachment allows for cylindrical objects such as mugs, bottles, and other conical shapes to be engraved, while a T-slot bench attachment with a grooved surface allows objects such as pens to more easily be placed and etched.

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Cube Pretreatment Machine from Brother DTG

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Prevents mist from entering shop.

The new Cube automatic pretreatment machine from Brother DTG includes an electric system with a max. spray area of 16 x 20 in. The machine is engineered to spray pretreatment fluid consistently on shirts that will be DTG printed and to prevent mist from escaping into the shop with a fully enclosed design. A single-spray nozzle controls the length and amount of fluid dispensed while a triple-coated frame is designed to hinder corrosion over time. The Cube measures 20 x 29.5 x 23 in.

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