Sensient Imaging launches ElvaJet Alpha

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Graphics

Sensient Imaging Technologies SA, a unit of Switzerland-based Sensient Technologies Corp., announces the ElvaJet Alpha platform, based on water-based inks, for digital printing directly onto polyester fabric. The inks are applied directly onto virtually any polyester textile, being fixed only with d…
Ultraflex names sales manager

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Graphics

Print-media supplier Ultraflex Systems has named Andrea Hypes as its new inside sales and customer service manager. She brings more than 15 years experience in customer service and sales. Ultraflex has hired Bill Bieger as its new eastern territory sales manager for parts of the U.S. and Canada. Bie…
Roland receives gold certification

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Graphics

Three Roland DGA Corp. products—Eco-Sol MAX ink, Eco-Sol MAX 2 ink and WallFlair removable fabric—received Greenguard Gold UL 2818 certifications from UL Environment, a unit of Underwriters Laboratories. The certification means the products meet standards for low emissions of volatile or…
HP introduces new large-format digital press

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Graphics

HP’s new Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press shifts retail graphics and corrugated display applications from analog to digital. As demand for shorter runs and faster turnaround times has increased, print service providers have found it more difficult to profitably produce these applications with a…
Global Garage marks 4 years

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Graphics

With total sales of more than $10 million in 2012, and some 300 customers in 37 states and 25 countries, online printing-equipment reseller Global Garage celebrates four years in business, providing new, third-party used and reconditioned parts. The company also offers print-head cleaning services, …
In printing, it’s fabric first

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Graphics

By Dara Syrkin In answer to questions about machinery, Michael Reed, director of digital printing at Rose Brand, Secaucus, N.J., says “Fabric first.” He notes Rose Brand’s theatrical customer base has expanded into many markets over the years because fabric is a universal design el…
How fabric coatings affect inks

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Graphics

By Mason Riddle It is no news that our world is one of rapidly changing technologies. What once was a standard practice or an expected result is not necessarily the case in fields as varied as product design to print media. The world of fabric graphics is no exception. To get to the heart of &hellip…
Avery Dennison and West Coast Customs team up to offer wrapping film challenge

Aug. 15, 2013  |  Graphics

Avery Dennison recently announced the launch of the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge, hosted with the support of sponsors West Coast Customs and Croftgate USA. The competition offers professional vehicle wrap installers a chance to show off their skills by creating unique, well-installed car…
Signature surface treatments inspire architecture

Aug. 1, 2013  |  Graphics, Projects

Modern architecture and design use form, light, shape and color to create amazing spaces and open new vistas. 3M Architectural Markets brings the St. Paul, Minn., company’s expertise with adhesives and films to easy-to-apply surface finishes that provide unique and astonishing effects to desig…
The golf club’s crowning glory

Aug. 1, 2013  |  Graphics, Projects

Professional golfers, branded from head to toe with logos for athletic apparel and equipment, stride on challenging, sun-drenched courses displaying their skills and their sponsors. Now everyone, from the business manager entertaining clients to the high-school golf team practicing in cut-off jeans,…