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Roland Adds Heat Transfer Media

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Designed for transfers to cotton, polyester, and poly-blend materials.

Roland DGA has launched the HeatSoft Satin inkjet printable media for heat transfer applications such as apparel. The glossy polyurethane material is designed for weeding and transfer without using a squeegee. The media is engineered for transfers to cotton, polyester, and poly-blend materials and is CPSIA-certified for use on children’s products. The company reports the media is durable up to 25 wash cycles. Available in widths up to 54 in.

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Digital Print Week Recap

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Digital print paves its way in the packaging and textiles market thanks to short runs, customization, and being able to target your audience.

Two hundred-plus print shops, manufacturers, brand owners and specialists, and converters in the packaging and textile industries attended the Digital Print for Packaging and Digital Textile Printing conferences in Decatur, Georgia, to talk digital print drivers, applications, and technologies in the growing market.

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LexJet Launches Redesigned Website

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New mobile-friendly design and more.

LexJet has announced the launch of its new website. The redesign features a library of educational material, personalized content, and compatibility with desktop, tablet, and handheld devices.

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Fastsigns CEO Headlines International Franchise Expo

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Catherine Monson discusses women in franchising and more.

The International Franchise Expo has released the conference schedule for its event in New York, June 15-17. Fastsigns CEO and 2016 Women in Print Award winner Catherine Monson will share insight into her 30-plus years of success in franchising in sessions titled “Global Franchise Expansion: Strategies for Lucrative and Planned Growth,” “Why Franchising?

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SGIA Launches Women in Print Alliance Survey

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Researching the role of females in the industry.

SGIA’s Women in Print Alliance has launched a survey designed to create a better understanding of the “experience, expectations, and priorities of women working in the printing industry,” according to its website. The survey aims to develop an understanding of the role women play in the print industry and how businesses can better recruit, retain, and promote female leaders. SGIA reports that all survey participants will receive a summary of the results.

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Inx Expands Edwardsville Manufacturing Facility

Following a successful expansion of its metal decorating plant ln Charlotte, NC late last year, INX International Ink Co. recently doubled the size of its manufacturing facility in Edwardsville, KS. Completed in April, the now 75,000 square-foot building improves the company’s ability to support continued growth for its highly popular Energy Curable inks and coatings products.

Environmental Graphics: Selling a Story

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Environmental graphics are all about turning a space into an experience. Five shops show us how it’s done.

Remember when the best thing about wide-format was that it was big? The task of slapping a logo on a banner or an ad on a poster will always fall to someone, but in 2017, those are no longer the jobs that showcase what digital can really do. The best thing about wide-format today is the ability to print something special, and there’s a whole new pool of end users who are beginning to pay attention.

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Nominations Open for 2017 Women in Print Awards

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Second annual event honors female leaders.

Big Picture magazine is now accepting nominations for the second annual Women in Print Awards. After the success of the inaugural program in 2016, Big Picture is looking for six accomplished industry women who, through their careers, industry involvement, and philanthropic roles, have sparked innovation, spurred business growth, bettered their communities, and enhanced the digital printing industry. Nominations will be accepted through August 7.

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Fastsigns Recruiting Franchisees to Drive Aggressive Growth During International Franchise Expo in New York City June 15-17

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it is attending and sponsoring the International Franchise Expo from June 15-17 at The Javits Center in New York City. The company is recruiting franchisees for expansion throughout the U.S. and Canada, particularly in the Northeast, including in the New York City metro area and Long Island. The brand also is seeking international partners worldwide to be master franchisees.

Full Commercialization, Testing, and Profiling Complete for Aurora’s New Expressions Canvas Line

Today, Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. (Aurora) announced that the roll-out of their entire Expressions Canvas product line is complete and fully commercialized.

Ample inventories are now in stock and in addition to finalizing extensive field testing, profiling for HP Latex (300 and 3000 Series) printers and Epson SureColor printers is complete. Free, downloadable online profiles for HP Latex (300 and 3000 Series) printers and Epson SureColor printers are available for Expressions through the Aurora website.