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Five Major Technology Advances in UV/EB Curing Print Market

Smithers Pira identifies the key radiation technology developments that are boosting productivity in the radiation curing print market.

According to The Future of Radiation Curing Print Markets to 2022, print produced using radiation curing (UV and electron beam) inks and varnishes in 2017 totalled roughly 1.38 trillion A4 prints, a value of $63.4 billion. The market is growing at around 2-3% annually in tonnage terms.

Minuteman Press Franchisee Matthew Rebelo Joins Family Business in Encinitas, California

Gabriel and Marcia Rebelo arrived in the U.S. from Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012. Their American Dream came true when they purchased the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise located at 1538 Encinitas Blvd. in Encinitas, California. Matthew Rebelo joined the family business in 2016, following in his parents' footsteps and coming to the U.S. himself after working as an attorney for 10 years.

Orbus Releases 2018 Exhibitor’s Handbook

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Includes 63 new portable and modular displays.

Orbus has introduced the 2018 Exhibitor’s Handbook, a product catalog featuring 63 new tradeshow, exhibit, and display products. Additions include indoor/outdoor hanging banners, collapsible displays, banner stands, table throws, tents, and more.

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Tharstern to Concentrate on Customer Experience at PrintWeekLive!

For the second year running, MIS software company Tharstern will be headline sponsors of PrintWeekLive! and this year they’re adding a twist to their show presence by focusing on a Customer Experience theme.

Epson and CIT Partner to Provide Streamlined Financing Options for Commercial and Digital Print Customers

Epson America, a global leader in printing technology, and CIT Direct Capital, the national digital small business lending unit of CIT Group, today announced a partnership to offer financing for commercial and digital print customers. This partnership will allow CIT Direct Capital to provide Epson dealers, channel partners, resellers, and customers a primary source of financing through a single point of contact.

Space Is Filling up Fast for Dscoop’s Unleashing Print Conference

This year’s Dscoop Conference is set to make history. With laser-focus on helping member business growth and offering up an expanded community - the experience is a can’t miss event.

Festive Graphics Add Holiday Cheer

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Stevens Creek Church transforms blank wall space with Christmas-themed wide-format print.

To celebrate the Christmas season and attract visitors, Stevens Creek Church turned to CommuniGraphics for festive graphics to spice up the church’s blank wall space. The shop installed wall murals and die-cut graphics matching Stevens Creek’s other branding, imaging the graphics onto Mactac Roodle adhesive media with an HP Latex 360.

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MCT Digital Announces Inaugural Textile Symposium

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Innovations in Textile Finishing symposium scheduled for February 1-2 in Milwaukee.

MCT Digital has announced the first annual Innovations in Textile Finishing symposium, set for February 1-2 at the company’s headquarters in Milwaukee. The two-day seminar aims to facilitate discussions about the market, offer opportunities for PSPs, and provide information on topics including image preservation, sewing automation, textiles, RIPs, filtration, and finishing. Speakers include Henry Wilhelm, Wilhelm Imaging Research, and Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Machine Company.

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3M Reveals Print Wrap Film Additions

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New media options for a variety of vehicle wraps.

3M has added two media options to its IJ180mC Print Wrap Films, engineered for adhering to hard-to-bond surfaces. Both additions are designed for slideability, conformability, and simple liner release with a gray adhesive.

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Fresh Artists: Empowering Youth Through Digital Print

Kelsey Johnson
Kelsey Johnson
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A nonprofit PSP makes children's artwork larger than life.

What began as a simple assignment in 2008 to fill the new School District of Philadelphia headquarters with art has since blossomed into a nonprofit print shop working to empower low-income children. Barbara Allen and her son (and now business partner) Roger opted to make the building’s interior décor representative of the work done there. They collected artwork from students, digitized the images, and enlarged them with the help of a local printer.

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