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M&R Companies Sponsoring B-Unlimited Water-based Printing Academy

The M&R Companies are proud to join others in sponsoring the upcoming water-based printing seminar, “Origins - A Journey in Water-Based Screen Printing” presented by B-Unlimited of Fayetteville, Arkansas. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 10th through Thursday July 12th and individual tickets are priced at $275 if purchased before June 1st and $325 thereafter.

Ryonet Offers Startup Screen Print Experience Classes in July, August

Ryonet Corp. is offering a unique opportunity to start your journey into screen printing guided by industry veterans in a real shop. These two-day sessions run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and lunch is provided. You’ll experience firsthand every step of the process, from creating artwork to catching the shirt as it comes off the dryer.

Durst Unveils New Strategies and Developments to Customers at Durst Tech Days 2018

Durst, an inkjet pioneer and manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, unveiled the latest technology developments in large format print, service and software at the successful Durst Tech Days (May 18-19).

SwissQprint Nyala LED wins EDP Award

Over 120 products were entered for this year’s EDP Awards. The Nyala LED impressed the judging panel in the category “Flatbed/Hybrid Printers up to 250 sqm/h”. Summing up, they said: “Nyala LED is a state-of-the-art large format printer featuring a flatbed of 3.2 × 2 m and LED technology. It is precise and robust, extremely versatile and profitable, and it leaves a small environmental footprint.” The Nyala LED can be expanded with various options: there is a roll to roll option, for example. The printer’s maximum productivity is 206 sqm/h.

Fine-Art Chameleon

Michel Caza’s 55 years as a leading fine-art serigrapher set him apart as a pioneer in screen printing.

Over the course of a remarkable, six-decade career, Michel Caza has done it all in specialty printing. Co-founder of FESPA (and a board member for 44 years); author of hundreds of technical articles and six books; winner of more than 350 SGIA and FESPA awards; lecturer who has taught advanced techniques to thousands of students around the globe; technology developer noted, among many achievements, as the pioneer of a continuous tone process that was decades ahead of its time – it is the CV of perhaps the world’s most famous printer.


Electronics and Textiles Come Together at IPC E-Textiles 2018

If your company has e-textiles and/or stretchable technologies on its roadmap and you find yourself asking the question, “How can I merge smart fabrics with smart engineering?” IPC has developed a technical and business education workshop to answer these questions and more. IPC E-Textiles 2018 will take place on September 13, 2018 in Des Plaines, Ill., and will bring together innovators, technologists and engineers to collaborate, and identify partners and solutions to propel growth for the e-textiles market.

The Three Categories of E-Textile R&D

Go deep into the technology behind smart clothing.

In 2018, the smart clothing/e-textiles industry seems to be stratified in three main tiers, based on the complexity of the technology.

Low Complexity/Simple Devices: Patches and Appliques
These devices have single-layer circuits with simple +/- connectivity or electrolytic/electrochemical operations. They have simple designs and fairly low critical tolerances in terms of deposition thickness or trace width. In many cases, they are deposition only, with basic shapes and sometimes no traces.


Mimaki Expands UCJV300 Series

Three new print-and-cut devices.

Mimaki has added to its UCJV Series of printer/cutters with the addition of the UCJV300-75, UCJV300-107, and UCJV300-130. The new devices are designed with the same operational features of the UCJV300-160, but with a smaller footprint. The UCJV300-75 images media up to 31.5-in. wide, while the UCJV300-107 prints widths up to 42.9 in. and the UCJV300-130 prints widths up to 53.6 in. The machines utilize UV inks that cure instantly, allowing for layered printing.


Textile Pigment Ink from Mutoh

Designed for direct-to-textile printing.

Mutoh has revealed TP-11 water-based textile pigment ink for the company’s ValueJet 1938TX direct-to-textile printer. TP-11 is designed for direct printing high-quality, durable graphics onto natural-coated fabrics. Available in CMYK or CMYKOG + blue, the nonhazardous ink comesin 1-L bags for improved work efficiency, according to the company.


Onyx Graphics Reveals Updated Software

Onyx 18 has enhanced color features.

Onyx Graphics has released its updated Onyx 18 wide-format software. The software includes new color technologies for color accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards including G7 and Fogra; it is also compatible with the iccMax wide-format standard. Onyx 18 includes Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 4.8) for increased consistency and reliability across proofing cycles plus spot color handling with up to 127 channels, the company reports.