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Textile Inks from Kiian Digital

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Designed for printing onto synthetic fibers.

Digistar Bravo, a new series of textile inks for direct printing from Kiian Digital, is available in 11 colors: Black Plus, Deep Black HLF, cyan, magenta, yellow, violet R, violet B, red, orange, blue, and gray. The line is engineered with high rub resistance and light-fastness, and is compatible with Kyocera piezo printheads.

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Esko Launches ‘Platform for Brands’

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Integrates packaging, marketing, and digital asset management.

Esko and subsidiary MediaBeacon have revealed Platform for Brands, a system designed for brand owners and marketers to integrate packaging, marketing, and digital asset management. The aim of the platform is to help users deliver a consistent brand experience across digital and physical consumer channels. Platform for Brands establishes a “Single Source of Truth” from which brand assets stem and through which changes can be enacted across a variety of platforms.

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Fujifilm Dimatix Adds Samba GMA Printheads

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Featuring silicon MEMS technology.

Fujifilm Dimatix has introduced the Samba GMA line of printheads based on silicon micro-electromechanical systems (Si-MEMS) manufacturing. The Samba GMA is a compact, low-voltage printhead for scanning applications including textiles, indoor signage, soft signage, and more. The Samba GMA 33 model features 384 nozzles, native 300-dpi resolution, and adjustable drop size from 5 to 18 pL. It is compatible with UV-curable, solvent, and aqueous inks.

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Executive Education Series: M&A Trends in Print and Packaging

M&A Trends in Print and Packaging

Tuesday, June 20 - 2–3 p.m. EDT

Target audience for this webinar:
CEO's, owners, presidents, sales, marketing and finance managers who are instrumental in determining the firm's strategy.

Creating Exceptional Training Programs

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How to create standard operating procedures for best business practices.

Imagine we are commissioning a study of training practices within the graphics industry. We begin with the following question: “Does your company provide employee training?” We would likely see a response of “yes” by more than 90 percent of those polled.

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FESPA Honors 2017 Award Winners

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OMUS nabs the People’s Choice prize.

The winners of the 2017 FESPA awards were recognized at the global expo’s Gala Dinner on May 10 in Hamburg, Germany. PSPs from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and more were honored in categories ranging from posters and fine art reproduction to T-shirts and ceramic products. Three awards encompassed all applications categories, including the 2017 People’s Choice of the Year Award, chosen by the FESPA online community.

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CET Color Reveals Superwide UV Printer

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Offering up to four Kyocera printheads.

CET Color has announced the 126-in. 3200UVRTR printer for printing banners, backlit signage, mesh, vinyl, and more. Available with two or four Kyocera printheads, the machine offers CMYKcm + white. It supports Onyx or Caldera RIP software. Features include a built-in light source for previewing backlit materials before they go to the take-up reel. The 3200UVRTR also offers dual-roll printing.

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ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 Released

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RIP software designed for Texart dye sub printers.

Roland has launched ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software for its Texart series of dye sublimation printers. The platform is compatible with Roland’s RT-640 and XT-640 models for printing applications such as sports and fashion apparel, soft signage, interior décor, promotional goods, and more.

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New Banner Media from Magic

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For indoor and outdoor applications.

Magic has released TB2 banner media, an updated version of its TB9 product. The TB2 media features Tyvek base material; water-, fade-, and scratch-resistant coating; and a matte finish. The 11-mil banner material is engineered for ink adhesion and black density for indoor and short-term outdoor applications. Magic reports the textured, opaque white media can be grommeted and welded. Available in widths up to 60 in.

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GMG Launches ProofMedia

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Engineered for fade resistance.

GMG has introduced two lines of proof media, ProofMedia premium and ProofMedia studio, with a new coating designed for fade resistance on premium applications. ProofMedia premium is designed for reliable color referencing for high-end contract proofing. The ProofMedia studio line is engineered to show what a final print will look like in terms of color appearance, paper weight, surface texture, and more.

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