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Mutoh Announces Smart Printing Certified Class

Workshop open to ValueJet owners and operators.

Mutoh will host a Smart Printing Certified Workshop March 29-30 at its headquarters in Phoenix. Taught by Mutoh Service Training Instructor Mike Springan, the class aims to teach owners and operators of Mutoh ValueJet printers tips and tricks to optimize their machines. Topics include printer optimization and calibration, ColorVerify, Intelligent Interweave print technique, and more.


Xaar Reveals Midas Ink Supply System

Designed to lower OEM development costs.

Xaar has engineered the Midas Ink Supply System, a platform that can be integrated into OEM production systems and prototypes. The system offers a modular design and a small, angled ink tank, as well as optional degasser and remote heater units. It is designed to run multiple printheads.


Wrapping a 21-Foot Food Truck

Metro Signs and Wraps transform truck with wide-format wrap.

About eight years ago, Alan Wilson was working for a sign company in Birmingham, Alabama, when the shop decided to break into the vehicle wraps market. At first, it was a trying experience: “We didn’t even know you had to laminate the stuff first,” he laughs. “You should’ve seen the work.” But their confidence grew after attending a Fellers training course in Oklahoma. He eventually met his wife, moved to Huntsville, Alabama, and began working at Metro Signs of Huntsville.


South African Chain Celebrates Local Art

Restaurant decorates with digitally printed ceiling graphic.

Nando’s, a chain of chicken restaurants in South Africa, is more than just a place to eat; the company also takes pride in being a supporter of local art. So, for its Douglasdale location, the company commissioned a loyal affiliate, Robin Sprong Wallpaper (RSW), to bring character to the venue with a 400-square-foot ceiling graphic. Sprong worked with artist Atang Tshikare to design a pattern that was then digitally converted and printed onto Dreamscape Suede wallcovering material.


SGIA Elects 2017 Committee Officers

Committee agendas also set for the year.

At its annual Congress of Committees, SGIA’s committee members elected officers for the organization’s eight leadership groups. The new chairmen and secretaries include:

Digital Textile and Décor Committee
Chair: Ken Bach of Aberdeen Fabrics
Secretary: Ralph Terramagra of Fisher Textiles


US Congressman Tours New Wide-Width Manufacturing Operations at Aurora Specialty Textiles Group

U. S. Representative Randy Hultgren (Illinois 14th Congressional District) toured the new textile manufacturing operations at Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG) in Yorkville, Illinois, USA on Friday, February 10, 2017.

The visit included a question and answer session with several members of the plant’s senior management staff and a tour of the plant’s new 124,000 square foot manufacturing operations led by Dan LaTurno, president of ASTG. The tour also included ASTG’s new ultra wide width coating operations.

Dip-Tech to Showcase Latest Advancements in Digital Ceramic In-Glass Printing at Eurasia Window 2017

Dip-Tech, the world’s leading provider of digital ceramic in-glass printing solutions is pleased to announce its participation in Eurasia Window 2017, from March 8-11, 2017, at the Tüyap Istanbul Fair and Congress Center, Hall 2, Booth 1201 B.

Tom Molamphy Joins Agfa Graphics as Industrial Ink Business Development Manager in North America

Tom Molamphy has joined Agfa Graphics North America as Business Development Manager for the company’s Industrial Inkjet Ink Division. In this role, Molamphy will focus on generating new business relationships in the United States and Canada for the fast growing industrial inks operation. Agfa Graphics, a leading provider of UV ink for industrial piezo printheads, is leveraging its experience and chemical knowledge to integrate inkjet ink printing into a wide range of industrial manufacturing.

‘Ghostbusters’ Meets 3D Printing

Carisma Large Format Media innovates beyond the usual bus wrap.

When Carisma Large Format Media first met with Sony to discuss a nationwide promotion for “The Angry Birds Movie” in late 2015, the ideas grew as wild as putting real bird feathers on the side of a bus. But the New York-based print provider had recently invested in an enormous Massivit 1800 3D printer, and “Angry Birds” seemed like the perfect chance to show off its capabilities. A new idea for revolutionizing the common vehicle wrap was born.


Drupa 2020 Rescheduled

Dates moved to accommodate summer holidays.

Drupa 2020 has been rescheduled for June 16-26, 2020. The one-week move came after requests from exhibitors and visitors with concerns about European summer holidays overlapping with the previously scheduled dates.

Drupa 2020, tradeshow for printing technologies, will be in Düsseldorf, Germany.