September 10, 2019

Editor's Picks


Everything’s Bigger in Texas

by Denise M. Gustavson

They say that everything is BIGGER in Texas. This year, Texas is home to the inaugural PRINTING United show, housed in the expansive Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in the heart of Dallas.


Show Off Your Wrapping Skills During the PDAA Pro Team Relay at PRINTING United

At PRINTING United, you will not want to miss the PDAA Pro Team Relay. The two-day competition will pit teams of two against each other during an exciting wrapping challenge with the chance to win $2,000!


Featured Resources

Sponsored by Ricoh Corp.

Experience the Difference a True Partner Can Make

Come see for yourself what it looks, feels and sounds like to work with Ricoh. Visit Booth 7001 at PRINTING United. Our experts will walk you through any questions you have about the latest technology and much more. Spend time in our 5th Color Design Lab. Meet our executive leadership. See how we can help you add revenue streams and transform your idea of what’s possible.


SGIA Product of the Year: Winning Technologies for Growing Businesses

For nearly two decades, SGIA’s annual Product of the Year competition has showcased products that keep the printing industry moving forward. The competition recognizes equipment, software and consumables from across the printing spectrum, highlighting game-changing products and pointing toward where the printing industry is headed. This presentation will provide a detailed view into the winners of the competition’s many categories and will identify trends among those winners.


You’ve Got That Magic Touch: Why Pigments Are Conquering Textiles

In this presentation, Debbie McKeegan, CEO of Texintel and a 20-plus-year veteran of textile manufacturing and design, will discuss her extensive experiences with all types of print technologies—including screens, reactive, dye sublimation, and others—and why she believes pigments have become the world’s preferred ink set for applications that demand high quality, rapid and agile production, adaptability to emerging trends and substrates, and eco-consciousness.


Top News


PRINTING United Registration Prices Increase Tomorrow

Early bird pricing for PRINTING United ends TONIGHT at midnight! Tomorrow, September 11, registration will no longer be free, and prices for the expo + education pass and half day intensives will increase.


Roland DGA Wins Three SGIA 2019 “Product of the Year” Awards

Roland DGA announced its TrueVIS VG2 series printer/cutters, TR2 ink, and Texart RT-640M multifunction dye-sublimation printer have all won 2019 SGIA Product of the Year Awards in various categories.


Fisher Textiles Wins Six SGIA 2019 Product of the Year Awards

Fisher Textiles’ fabrics won six awards at the SGIA 2019 Product of the Year awards in the Textile-Media category for Apparel, Banner, Flag, Framing Systems (Frontlit), Framing Systems (Backlit), and Home Furnishings.


Drytac Picks Up Five Awards at SGIA 2019 Product of the Year Competition

Drytac has been recognized for its adhesive material innovations in five categories at the SGIA 2019 Product of the Year competition. Drytac came top in the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category for its Protac Anti-Scratch Gloss 10 mil (250μ).


Inc. Magazine Recognizes FireSprint as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Trade Printers

The Inc. 5000 list honored FireSprint, one of the fastest growing trade-only sign printers on the list. The company began with just a vinyl plotter in a basement, and now functions as a wholesale, trade-only sign printer, printing signs and other graphics for the design, advertising, and printing industries.


Karibu to Debut in North America at PRINTING United

At PRINTING United, swissQprint’s first roll-to roll-printer, Karibu, will have its debut in North America. The Swiss manufacturer will present this unique printer along with their high-end flatbed solutions at booth 8845.


Kornit Digital Brings DTG, Roll-to-Roll Digital Print Systems to Los Angeles

Kornit is bringing it’s “Road Show” to Los Angeles with a three-day program, including presentations on how to monetize digital print systems and print shop testimonials. Garment companies Cotton Heritage and Badger Sport, and design software provider YR, will also be participating in the event.


CR&A Bring Creativity to Life With HP Latex R Printing

CR&A Custom’s HP Latex R2000 Plus printer is giving designers and clients creative freedom with an new range of both rigid and flexible materials. From study gatorboard to glass and linens, the HP press delivers high-resolution, photographic gallery quality.


InkSoft Offers New Request Payment Feature

Inksoft’s new Request Payment feature helps you get paid faster, and makes online payments simpler for your print shop and customers. The feature allows you to make secure online payments wherever, and provides other useful information such as balance information.


The Hinojosa Group Purchases Fourth EFI Nozomi Direct-to-Board Digital Printer

The Hinojosa Group, one of the first corrugated cardboard manufacturers to opt for the digital transformation of its equipment, expanded its single-pass digital printing capacity with the EFI Nozomi C18000 for the group’s largest production plant, Cartonajes Bernabéu.


Inspiration Spotlight


Trailblazing Teacher‘s Vision to Equip Students with Valuable Skills for a Bright Future

In order to give students lifelong skills, Leticia Miller invested in the Miller Weldmaster T-3 to teach her students about fabric welding, and created a three-year pathway for students searching for printing and graphic knowledge.