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Printing Industries of America Opens Submissions for the 2017 InterTech Technology Awards

Printing Industries of America is now seeking submissions to its 2017 InterTech™ Technology Awards. For the past 39 years, these awards have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic communications industry.

Brown Manufacturing Group Receives Patent Approval for the FireFly

BrownDigital, a division of Brown Manufacturing Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the patent approval for the FireFly Curing System. The technology of this patent allows the FireFly to monitor readings from thermal imaging cameras for constant substrate temperature control and
immediate heater reaction. The cameras and the proprietary software gives the system the ability to change curing configurations for each separate substrate as it moves through the curing chamber. This means that in production, any product can be loaded onto the belt at any time.

Long-Time IPC Volunteer, Doug Pauls Inducted into IPC Hall of Fame

In recognition of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Doug Pauls, principal materials and process engineer, Rockwell Collins, was honored with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award. Presented at IPC APEX EXPO® on Tuesday, February 14 at the San Diego Convention Center, the IPC Hall of Fame Award represents IPC's highest level of volunteer recognition.

Global Inkjet Systems Co-Founder Passes Away

Jim Brotton, Global Inkjet Systems Co-Founder and Director, has passed away aged 69. Jim died on Saturday, 4th February 2017.
Jim co-founded Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) as Technical Director with Nick Geddes, Managing Director, in November 2006. His expertise in electronics, alongside his Cambridge-based network of contacts and dedication to his work and colleagues, were instrumental in helping GIS achieve its 10 years of innovation and continued success in the industrial inkjet market today.

Anatol Launches Vector Automatic Press

Featuring a variety of configurations.

Anatol has added the Vector line of automatic screen printing presses. The line is offered in 2 to 18 colors with four different print areas ranging from 15 x 16 in. to 20 x 28 in.

The press uses the company’s SSE configuration (servo-driven lift, servo indexing, and AC electrical printheads) designed for minimal air consumption.


Kornit’s Avalanche R-Series Features Ink Recirculation

DTG system designed for up to 20 percent ink savings.

Kornit has expanded its Avalanche direct-to-garment platform with the Hexa R-Series and 1000 R-Series. Both series feature an ink recirculation system designed to save users up to 20% in ink costs, according to the company.

The Hexa series includes six color channels + white, while the 1000 series offers a double bridge architecture that allows the white and color print phases to happen in parallel for print speeds up to 220 light and 160 dark garments/hr.


FESPA Becomes Annual Event

Global print expo now a yearly event.

FESPA has announced that its biennial global print expo and FESPA Digital event will be combined into one yearly conference. The first of its annual events, FESPA 2017, will cover screen, textile, and digital wide-format printing in Hamburg, Germany on May 8-12.


SAi Flexi Software Awarded Global Certification for Color-Logic’s Process Metallic Color System

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced that its industry-leading Flexi software has been fully certified by leading color communication systems manufacturer, Color-Logic, for use with its Process Metallic Color System™ for the wide format and sign markets.

RH Solutions Announces New Automatic Press

Featuring automated substrate transfer and registration.

RH Solutions is now distributing ATMA’s new Atmatic MF66/F Fully Registering Screen Printer. The automatic press features CCD automatic registration and is designed for applications such as electroluminescent prints; biomedical test strips; sensors; fine lines for flexible printed circuits and printed circuit boards (PCBs); embedded resistors for PCBs; flip chips; glued frames for LCD; touch-screen panels; conductive glass; diffusive plates for backlit modules; flexible electronics; and membrane switches.


Polymershapes Resumes Independent Operation

Kevin Short named company president.

Polymershapes has begun operating as a standalone company after its previous owners, SABIC, sold the business unit to Illinois-based investment group Blackfriars. SABIC acquired the unit from General Electric in 2007, with a reported $11.6 billion transaction.

Polymershapes, a distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film products, will operate from its headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina, under the leadership of its new president, Kevin Short.