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We are in contact with textiles for up to 90% of our lives, and they are starting to become intelligent. The basis of this new functionality is the integration of textiles and electronics. From clothing to bandages, bed linen to industrial fabrics, new products integrating e-textiles are being created. The market has been slow to start due to many challenges, but with large companies investing heavily and releasing early products, this industry is poised to change very quickly as soon as the right conditions are achieved.

Summa America

Avery Dennison Reflective Solutions, manufacturer of prismatic retroreflective sheeting for highway and street safety solutions, launches a TrafficJet™/F1612 bundle with Summa America, a division of Summa nv, manufacturer of professional finishing cutting equipment, for the finishing component to their TrafficJet™ Print System.

Inx Digital

As part of the largest sign and visual communications franchise in North America, FASTSIGNS representatives are always on the outlook for outstanding products. That’s why the INX Digital booth (536) will likely attract a crowd when the annual FASTSIGNS Convention takes place January 18-19 at the George Brown Center in Houston.


Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) President & CEO Ford Bowers will launch “Color 2018,” the first in a series of conferences jointly presented by Printing Industries of America (PIA) and SGIA.

While this is the first formal agreement between the two organizations, the arrangement builds on a long history of collaboration on programming, including the Continuous Improvement Conference and legislative activities.


ReproMAX announces the appointment of two new members and new co-chairmen of their Board of Directors for 2018. Jeff Carl, President of The Wide Format Company was named to the board and Gene Klein, CEO of BarkerBlue was named as an advisor to the board. Joe Williamson, Principal of Franklin Imaging in Columbus, Ohio and Chuck Wingard, President of Treetowns Imaging & Color Graphics in Elmhurst, Illinois were named co-chairs of the ReproMAX Board of Directors for 2018.

Chili Publish

Defy the Chicago cold for the CHILI Chicago Change workshop

February 15th, from 4pm - 8:30pm 

On February 15th, 2018, we will be hosting an exclusive workshop in our Chicago office, illustrating how printers can complete their 360° business outline by implementing the next-gen, self-service online editing technology. Easier said than done? That’s what we suspected, so we’ve amped up the offering.

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced today that the 2018 Wrap Training schedule is available and registration is open. The total number of workshops available has expanded to 44 at more than 35 locations throughout North America. The Basic/Intermediate and Advanced classes will be taught by expert installers Justin Pate of the Wrap Institute and John Duever of Vinyl Images.


The Surface Imaging program at Jefferson is now accepting new degree candidates for 2018-2019, starting May 14, 2018. This is a unique graduate program utilizing a variety of state-of-the-art digital printing technologies at the Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging.

Overnight Prints

Stars from the adult film industry will gather from January 24-27 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. Easy event printing services from Overnight Prints, a Las Vegas-based print provider, will be available to exhibitors, vendors and presenters hosting an anticipated 30,000 trade attendees and fans.


The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is currently accepting applications through April 30, 2018, for its annual scholarship program in conjunction with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF). With the continued support of donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, the program will now award $2,000 to 15 students, an increase in recipients from 2017.