MCTdigital has launched the VersaTech2 flatbed cutter, a digital flatbed offering cutting capabilities via routing, laser, and knife tools. The machine provides cutting speeds up to 78 in./sec. It is available in widths of 63 or 126 in., and lengths up to 252 in.
The VersaTech2 is also packaged with TigerVision workflow software, with features for nesting and parametric designs.
Roland will conduct a free webinar, “Expert Advice to Successfully Complete a Professional Vehicle Wrap,” on Tuesday, September 27, 1-1:30 p.m EST. The session will be hosted by Matt Richart, co-owner of Digital EFX Wraps (Louisville, Kentucky). Richart leads the company’s Born to Wrap workshop and gives wrap demonstrations at industry tradeshows. The webinar’s content will feature real world experience, best practices, pricing, and more.
SGIA welcomed roughly 200 press, attendees, and vendors to Las Vegas with its annual Chairman’s Reception, held this year at the Surrender Nightclub at the Encore hotel. Newly appointed editor-in-chief of Big Picture, Adrienne Palmer, took to the podium to honor the first-ever Women in Print Award winners.
Inkjet Technology, Inc. (ITI) has introduced the TX3200 textile printer, a 126-in. machine capable of printing on both textile fabrics and dye-sublimation transfer paper. The TX3200 features an internal vacuum mechanism engineered to securely hold down thin paper to prevent wrinkling, and an ink collection gutter assembly for polyester and mesh textiles.
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has launched the Expressions Canvas line, a collection of materials printable with latex, UV, solvent, and eco-solvent inks. The portfolio includes matte, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss options, as well as a natural cotton option; all are available in widths up to 122 in. The company reports that its proprietary coating enables users to print equal quality in fewer passes. The material is OBA-free and is made from a 35%-cotton/65%-polyester blend.
Duratex Supreme Mesh from Agfa Graphics is engineered to withstand harsh, windy environments for applications such as building wraps and pole banners. The material features a 90/10 air flow and is tear-resistant. It offers blockout characteristics for double-sided applications and is printable with most inkjet inks. Available in 126- and 196-in. widths.
STS Inks has revealed Eco-Solvent EJ Inks, designed for use on the Roland SolJet EJ-640 eco-solvent printers. The 7-color series (CMYKcmk) is offered in 1-L cartridges.
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Preliminary attendance numbers ticked past 20,000 on just the first day of the 2016 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, and vendors at every corner of the floor were outwardly optimistic as the show came to a close two days later. It was a show for firsts: Attendees visited the inaugural Garment Decorator’s Conference and awed at the world’s largest 3D printer, while Big Picture’s Women in Print Award winners were honored at the SGIA Chairman’s Reception.
Big Picture and Screen Printing magazines, two national business-to-business publications headquartered in Cincinnati (Blue Ash), are seeking a full-time assistant editor.