Mimaki debuts CJV300 series

November 28, 2014

Cut and print device features new technologies for high-volume workflow. The new CJV300 series of production-speed, printer-cutter devices from Mimaki USA Inc. brings automated print-and-cut operations to this class of printer for the first time. Extending the capabilities of the Mimaki JV300 series platform, the CJV300 series is available in two sizes: the 54-inch CJV300-130 …

DuPont and Old Toledo Brands launch apparel line

November 27, 2014

Built-in technology creates molecular shield around fibers. DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Old Toledo Brands Inc. have launched DuPont™ Teflon™ brand apparel, a new line of clothing that extends the Teflon® brand, which has been in the textile market since the early 1960s, beyond an ingredient textile finish. The lifestyle line of apparel is designed and …

3M expands 3Mâ„¢ MCSâ„¢ Warranty coverage

November 26, 2014

HP printer and ink added to warranty offerings. 3M Commercial Solutions has announced the HP Latex 831 Inks used with the HP Latex 360 Printer will be eligible for coverage under the for 3M MCS Warranty when created by a 3M-certified graphics provider using qualified 3M products. The ink will be labeled as a 3M …

New explosion proof high bay light fixture from Larson Electronics

November 25, 2014

450 watt fixture features LED technology, is lightweight and multi-voltage capable. Larson Electronics LLC has announced the release of its explosion proof high bay light fixture that provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries. The Class 1 Division 2, Class 2 Division 1 & 2 fixture provides 37,500 …

APDN signs commercial agreement with textile manufacturer

November 24, 2014

“Fiber Forward” supply chain protection authenticates ELS cotton. Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, has signed a commercial agreement with a textile manufacturer to purchase a SigNature T(R) DNA mark, in order to protect and authenticate extra long staple (ELS) Pima cotton. The SigNature T commercial …

AATCC announces 2015 student design contest

November 21, 2014

“Hot Technology for Cool Days” theme challenges students to create outerwear collection. The Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC) has announced its 2015 Concept 2 Consumer® student design competition. The “Hot Technology for Cool Days” theme will challenge students to create a cohesive outerwear collection for an 18- to 30-year-old target consumer group, …

IFAI magazines win top honors at MMPA ceremony

November 20, 2014

Awards include five gold, two silver and two bronze. IFAI magazines won a total of nine awards at the 18th annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association Excellence Awards ceremony held Nov. 13 in Minneapolis, Minn. The Excellence Awards competition was created to recognize and foster outstanding publishing achievement. Winners were chosen by a panel of …

Mutoh wins SGIA Product of the Year award

November 19, 2014

ValueJet 2638 honored in solvent/latex over 96 inches category. The ValueJet 2638 from Mutoh America Inc. won its second Product of the Year award from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) in the “Test Print Shoot Out Poster Size, Solvent or Latex Ink over 96 inches” category at the SGIA Expo, held Oct. 22-24 at …

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IFAI Expo 2014 report: Add graphics, add value

November 18, 2014

Part of this year’s Awning Symposium at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo, hosted by the Fabric Graphics Association (FGA), was a panel presentation entitled: “Add Graphics: Increase Value and Customize Products.” Discussion focused on how to bring graphics into businesses of all sizes, bringing in new customers or expanding your offerings to existing customers through diversification. …

The state of U.S. small business

November 14, 2014

SCORE releases new statistics in an infographic. Small business mentoring organization SCORE has released statistics regarding the state of small business in the U.S., including changes in owner sentiment, growth in women-owned businesses, loan approval rates and SCORE’s impact. According to data presented in an infographic, small business optimism has increased substantially since Q2 2013. …