Graphics transform Wrigley Field

May 1st

By Abbie Yarger The project. To create an appropriate atmosphere for the NHL’s Winter Classic, held on New Year’s Day at Wrigley Field in Chicago. More than 40,000 fans attended the game, played by the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings. The companies. The NHL selected Flying Colors, Berkeley, Calif., for the Wrigley Field...

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Sublimation transfer printers suitable for sport apparel

May 1st

Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd., Nagano, Japan, introduced new sublimation transfer printers for sport apparel, the TS3-1600 and TS5-1600AMF. The dye sublimation printers enable short run creation and production of various polyester apparel. Both printers are equipped with Mimaki’s Bulk Ink System (MBIS) accommodating two-liter ink containers for long, continuous and unattended printing. The TS3-1600 has...

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JS Humidifiers launches wall mounted spray humidifier

May 1st

JS Humidifiers, Littlehampton, West Sussex, U.K., launched a wall mounted spray humidifier for textile processing areas up to 1,000 square meters. The Mistifier Plus sprays up to 6.5 litres of water every hour, using spinning disk technology with low energy consumption. The fine mist spray rapidly evaporates, raising the humidity to the required level. SOURCE...

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Graphics One launches direct-to-fabric printer

May 1st

Graphics One LLC (GO), Burbank, Calif., is launching the first direct-to-fabric printer under $15,000. The high-performance, 42-inch printer was developed for the flag and banner market. Priced at $14,995, the RIO TX comes with Wasatch SoftRIP for RIO, new ink delivery system, fabric drying system and fabric media handling system. The RIO TX can also...

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SolvoTex textiles offer easy-to-handle finishes

May 1st

SolvoTex textiles from Neschen, Elkridge, Md., offer advantages over vinyl media for many applications; the most important is their light weight, flexibility, ease of handling and non-reflective finishes. Most SolvoTex textiles are processed with DigiCoat, a coating that assures a sharp, crisp print quality, but still maintains the texture and feel of the original fabric....

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AW Specialty Papers introduces litho transfer paper

May 1st

AW Specialty Papers, Elk Grove Village, Ill., announced T75, a new heat transfer paper designed for cold peel litho printing. T75 is designed for total release of the ink and can be used for litho and screen printing of a backup plastisol, and straight screen printing of one-color plastisol ink. It has dimensional stability, smooth...

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PrintVillage Inc. releases new printing system

May 1st

PrintVillage Inc. and its digital dye sublimation division, US Sublimation, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., introduced the Velotex Xpress, a self-contained, single-step textile printing system designed specifically for the trade show graphics, sign and flag industries. Offered as a complete integrated system with RIP software and a selection of pre-profiled media, it can produce output not achieved...

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Practix Manufacturing introduces super-wide format printer

May 1st

Practix Manufacturing USA, Acworth, Ga., introduced the OK-405RW-5M wide format rotary heat transfer printer. With a belt width of up to 220 inches, it can print fabric widths and grand format projects up to 16 feet wide. This efficient and eco-friendly printer will heat fix printed fabric or dye sublimation transfer onto super-wide media. SOURCE...

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Pacific Coast Fabrics stocks water repellent fabric

May 1st

Pacific Coast Fabrics, Gardena, Calif., now stocks Deko-Tex Lotos 7058FLBN, a water repellent polyester outdoor fabric. Digital printers have had difficulty with water repellent textiles because ink and dye were equally repelled from the fabric. With this new material, the repellent is activated by heat in the calendaring process, after the material has been printed....

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Brother releases direct-to-garment printer

May 1st

The Brother GT-541 is small enough to sit on a desktop, yet large enough to print up to 14-inch by 16-inch graphics. It prints lifelike, high resolution, full color graphics in less than one minute for most designs—directly from your computer. The GT-541 uses water-based pigment inks that withstand repeated washings, and is faster and...

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