3D shapes present growth opportunity for graphics market

January 1st

By Lou Dzierzak The days of rigid trade show signs proclaiming “Welcome to our booth” are long gone. Exhibitors, retailers, and designers are moving quickly to eye-catching, show-stopping, three-dimensional structural displays covered with printed fabric. “Printed fabrics can take as many different shapes as you can imagine,” reports Mike Rigby, director of operations and product...

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Inflatable Shrek welcomes shoppers in NYC

January 1st

By Jill C. Lafferty The project. The 2007 holiday season awning at Macy’s on West 34th Street in New York City. The character. The world’s most beloved ogre, Shrek. The company. Inflatable Images, a manufacturer of cold-air inflatables, owned by Scherba Industries Inc. of Brunswick, Ohio. The company has been creating inflatable products for 27...

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Aurora announces key developments in graphics business

January 1st

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. (ASTG) of Aurora, Ill., announces several key developments in its graphics business that are indicative of ASTG’s long-term commitment to the graphics industry. The product line has been expanded to 23 styles of treated and coated fabrics for digital, dye sublimation, screen, and offset litho printing. Andy Hilgartner has joined...

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Gandinnovations partners with CIT Group Inc.

January 1st

Gandinnovations, Mississauga, Canada, has partnered with CIT Group Inc. to provide exclusive leasing programs to its customers globally. The program will provide Gandinnovations customers with immediate access to equipment financing through CIT, a global provider of commercial and consumer finance solutions. “We are pleased to partner with CIT and its innovative financing capabilities,” notes Hary...

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New textile testing lab opens in Massachusetts

January 1st

New World Textile Testing Laboratory is open for business in Fall River, Mass. New World is an independent textile testing lab that provides a broad range of services including, but not limited to, abrasion, flammability, colorfastness, xenon weathering, fabric appearance, dimensional change, infrared reflectance, military testing, and specialized tests such as Water Vapor Transmission (ASTM...

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SEAL® brand supports eco-friendly manufacturing

January 1st

Neschen Americas’ SEAL® brand is supporting the development and implementation of earth-friendly manufacturing processes and products within the sign and display industry through a comprehensive program the company calls Eco-Logic Manufacturing™. The Elkridge, Md., company defines Eco-Logic Manufacturing as a philosophy and methodology based on sound business logic and environmental responsibility, encompassing research and development,...

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Mutoh names general manager

January 1st

Mutoh America Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz., manufacturer of large format commercial inkjet printers, has promoted Randy Rickert to general manager. Rickert previously served as Mutoh’s director of sales, service, and marketing and has been with the company for more than 10 years. Rickert has worked in the ink jet printer market since 1981, and his...

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AW Specialty Papers welcomes new sales team member

January 1st

AW Specialty Papers, Elk Grove Village, Ill., announces the addition of Paulette St. John to its sales team. St. John will be responsible for sales of their screen printing and desktop digital transfer paper product lines globally. She has 20 years of experience in the industry, having previously worked at Midland Corporation, where she headed...

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NuSign Supply changes relationship with d.gen International

January 1st

NuSign Supply has announced a change in its relationship with d.gen International, manufacturer of Teleios direct textile printers. For the past year, NuSign has been the sole distributor of the Teleios in the United States and Canada. At the culmination of the contract period, d.gen decided to begin directly selling and servicing its printers in...

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PrintVillage Inc. forms agreement with Sensient Imaging Technologies

January 1st

PrintVillage Inc., distributor of US Sublimation branded wide-format dye-sublimation inks and papers, has formed a strategic manufacturing and distribution agreement with Sensient Imaging Technologies. Sensient will provide Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based PrintVillage with advanced research and manufacturing capabilities aimed at developing innovative specialty inkjet products for the dye-sublimation market. PrintVillage will focus on the development of...

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