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BR Printers

San Jose, CA May 30th, 2019— BR Printers, a digital print and marketing solutions services company, todayannounced print industry veteran, Bob Durgy, has joined the management team as Sr. Vice President of BusinessDevelopment. The addition of Durgy to the BR executive team is instrumental in the growth plans set forth for BR and the ongoing efforts to extend BR’s trusted services to customers coast to coast.


Tarsus Group (owner and organizer of the Labelexpo and Brand Print Global Series of trade shows) and the Association for PRINT Technologies (owner and organizer of the PRINT® event) have today announced that they will combine efforts to launch Brand Print Americas. This will take place in lieu of PRINT® 2020 and will be co-located with the 2020 edition of Labelexpo Americas, happening at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, from September 15-17.


Sawgrass Technologies announces the expansion of its partnership with RICOH to continue its highly successful 5-year relationship for desktop dye sublimation systems. With this extension Sawgrass remains the only partner for RICOH in the desktop sublimation market.


Epson today announced the first Epson Certified Solution Center in Canada has opened at TG Graphics in Toronto. TG Graphics customers will have access to the Epson professional printing portfolio including signage, dye-sublimation and direct-to-garment solutions for a hands-on experience with unique Epson printing solutions and applications. 


Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris”) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion. Siris is a leading private equity firm focused on investing and driving value creation in technology companies that provide mission-critical solutions and are facing technology transitions.


Print’s next generation of talent will have added support in reaching their goals, thanks to a new Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) award created in honor of visionary print technology executive and industry leader Guy Gecht. The Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) senior leadership team approved the creation of the PGSF Guy Gecht scholarship to commemorate Gecht’s outstanding legacy of leadership and innovation as EFI’s CEO.

Total Ink Solutions

Total Ink Solutions started our screen printing 101 classes back in February, with at least one class session and/or seminar being held every month so far this year. The class offering’s popularity has been growing every month. With the high demand for these classes we are adding more 101 classes as well as advanced classes going into the fall of 2018.

Optima Performance Chemicals

Optima Performance Chemicals would like to officially announce we are open for business and we are here to provide you and your screen printing shop with the best performing cleaning chemicals, additives, emulsions, and other products available in the industry. The Optima Performance Chemicals company was developed by Luis Uribe. 

Virus Inks

We are pleased to announce the new partnership with Tubelite Company Inc. aimed to further improve the distribution of Virus products in the US market.
Tubelite is a wholesale distribution company with headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Tubelite has more than 90 years of history in the sign supply industry and over 40 years in the textile screen printing market.
With 10 warehouse distribution centers nationwide always fully stocked and a team of qualified professionals, Tubelite provides quality and timely service to its customers.

International Coatings

International Coatings is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website,
The new site is designed to improve aesthetics and mobile responsiveness, and simplify navigation through International Coatings' product range.
Here are just some of the new improvements we have implemented: