Huntsman Textile Effects has released the Teratop XKS HL line of reactive inks for digital printing onto polyester fibers. The line is engineered for light and weather fastness on automotive, outdoor furnishing, and home textile applications. The inks are compatible with Kyocera printheads and designed to offer faster production, minimal ink consumption, less waste, and reduced equipment maintenance, according to the company.
Mohawk has added three new products to its Wide Format Inkjet portfolio:
EFI’s new Pro 24f LED flatbed printer is designed for high-precision applications such as photographic backlit displays, art reproductions, lenticular prints, and more specialty jobs up to 2 in. thick. The 52 x 100-in. machine offers CMYK + dual white and variable drop grayscale technology.
SGIA Expo 2017 offered more than just an enormous tradeshow floor full of exciting innovations. It was the perfect stage to announce several new industry events:
New Orleans welcomed thousands of visitors to its lively – albeit sweltering – streets for SGIA Expo 2017 last week. Exhibitors, press, and roughly 19,000 attendees admired booths displaying scenes from jazz clubs, balcony-lined streets, Mardi Gras, and more. What better way to celebrate the question that seemed to be on everyone’s minds: What can’t you print on?
ST Media Group and SGIA have announced a new jointly produced educational and networking conference for wide-format executives to be held in May of 2018. WFX: The Wide-Format Exchange will provide a forum where the leaders of top printing businesses can explore emerging market opportunities, best business practices, and critical strategic challenges. The conference will be held May 21-23, 2018, at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.
The SGIA Board of Directors has announced that SGIA, a community for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging, and commercial printing communities, and NAPCO Media, a business-to-business media company, have partnered in a joint venture, Print United.
Contra Vision’s HD Performance perforated window film is engineered for high image quality and smooth see-through view on a range of applications. The company reports a more compact design renders the perforation nearly unnoticeable until the observer is at arm’s length. The white-on-black film is designed for removal with minimal residue. Available in 54-in. rolls.
Wolf-Gordon has added the Felted line to its collection of digitally printable acoustical wallcoverings. The soft media is designed to absorb noise and mask wall imperfections or rough surfaces. Felted can be produced with or without wallcovering backing and is said to be flame-resistant and recyclable. Available in 63-in. widths and 15 colors.