Inflatables generate greater demand for printed graphics

November 1st

By Sara Aase Digital printing processes have created greater demand for inflatable logos, characters, and product replicas as eye-catching marketing tools, while at the same time reducing costs, increasing productivity, and expanding product lines for printers. Cold-air inflatables are used by any kind of business that wants gawker appeal, from car dealerships and hot dog...

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Exhibit explores city’s history

November 1st

By Chelan David The project. Speaking of Home is a public art exhibit by Minneapolis, Minn., artist Nancy Ann Coyne. Comprised of translucent, 10-foot by 13-foot black and white photographs, the work was installed in the windows of the skyway bridging part of the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The exhibit explores the meaning of...

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IFAI appoints IFAI China representative

November 1st

IFAI President Steve Warner has named Flora Xu as the IFAI China representative for the international specialty fabrics association. Xu is president of Shanghai BFISH Information Science & Technology Co. Ltd., a company specializing in international marketing opportunities in China. As the IFAI China representative, Xu will be responsible for serving the growing Chinese membership...

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NECPA announces details of 2009 expo

November 1st

The North East Canvas Products Association announces the 2009 NECPA Awning and Marine Canvas Products Expo & Conference, January 29-31, 2009 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. Seminars, demonstrations, and exhibits of the latest products and materials are a part of this event. See www.necpa.org.

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DuPont showcases inks at ITMA Asia + CITME show

November 1st

DuPont Digital Printing showcased its line of DuPont Artistri inks for digital textile printing at the ITMA Asia + CITME show, Shanghai New Exposition Centre. Artistri inks are available in both pigment and dye-based formulations that combine DuPont proprietary pigment dispersion, polymer, and ink formulation technology. DuPont is based in Wilmington, Del. See www.dupont.com.

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Junkers & Müllers meets green standards

November 1st

Junkers & Müllers has had all of its Mediatex® textiles tested in line with the Oeco-Tex Standard 100 and has received the label “Textile Trust,” a label that signifies responsible textile manufacturing from raw materials, to the finished product. For users it means they are getting trustworthy product descriptions, and the consumer can purchase ecologically...

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Suppliers offer welding tapes

November 1st

In a recent Fabric Graphics article on welding, Miller Weldmaster was identified as a supplier of welding tapes. Other suppliers include Sinclair Equipment, D.J. Associates Inc., and Snyder Manufacturing. See www.sineqco.com, www.dj-associates.com, www.snyderman.com.

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Orbus Inc. expands in-house graphics department

November 1st

Orbus Inc., Bolingbrook, Ill., a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of trade show, exhibit and display products, announces the expansion of its in-house graphics department with the purchase of a Jet-i 3324 Aquajet grand format printer from Gandinnovations of Toronto, Canada. The Jet-i 3324 Aquajet was recently voted “Best Textile Printer of the Year” by the...

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Neschen welcomes new Print Media Specialist

November 1st

Neschen Americas, Elkridge, Md., manufacturer and marketer of SEAL® and Neschen® brand products, welcomes Corey Milligan to the company’s sales team as the new Print Media Specialist. Milligan will provide applications expertise to the marketplace through educational programs and training seminars, as well as functioning as liaison with printer and ink manufacturers. See www.neschenamericas.com.

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Rainier opens new facility

November 1st

Rainier Industries, Tukwila, Wash., has relocated to a new state-of-the-art facility. The 140,000-square-foot space houses Rainier’s corporate offices, product showrooms and wood, fabric, window, graphic, and sign shops. By the end of the year a yurt village will be constructed so guests can tour the company’s shelter products including its new Rainier Cottage. The new...

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