The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) has announced the speaker lineup for its upcoming Community Day in Portland, Oregon, on November 14. The conference will focus on procurement, circular economy, and sustainability practices from leading companies. Speakers include:
Inx International has teamed up with CannedWater4Kids, a charity working to ensure access to safe, clean water worldwide, to deliver drinking water to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. A truck with 52,800 cans of purified water was sent to a Red Cross distribution center near Houston. The two organizations plan to send more water in the future as recovery continues.
Read more about the wide-format industry pulling together in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Dirt track race car driver Joe Ramey approached Graphic Creations with one objective: “To be the best-looking race team in the pits!” The shop worked around thousands of rivets to install matching trailer and truck wraps, printed on Avery Dennison MPI 1105 with DOL 1360 laminate via a Mutoh ValueJet 1324.
Dscoop has formed the Dscoop Emergency Response Team, engaging members and partners to help each other during times of crisis. In the wake and anticipation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Jose, the team’s first concern is ensuring the safety of members in affected areas. Dscoop also aims for the team to offer assistance after members return to their businesses by connecting them with possible resources.
Sun Chemical has announced plans to assess the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the inks and pigments markets. Several of Sun Chemical’s feedstock suppliers have announced a force majeure while other raw materials suppliers are currently reviewing allocations.
ISA has a released a white paper analyzing emerging areas of opportunity in the wide-format printing market. “Capturing the Next Evolution of Wide Format Print Opportunities,” sponsored by EFI and prepared by Keypoint Intelligence, aims to help printers explore ways to capitalize on the latest opportunities in the industry by examining niche markets and emerging market segments.
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Prism Inks Acquires Graphics One
August 30, 2017
J.S. McCarthy Printers, a family-owned print provider based in Augusta, Maine, has announced the appointment of Jonathon Tardiff as company president. Tardiff brings 25 years of experience in various positions within the company, which also holds offices in Portland, Maine; Canton, Massachusetts; Newington, Connecticut; and Stamford, Connecticut. Tardiff holds a degree in business administration from Babson College.
Memjet has launched the new DuraLink inkjet technology platform. The printhead offers nozzle-level redundancy, with five nozzles printing each pixel column across a total of 70,400 nozzles. The modular platform spans a max. width of 100 in. and is designed for reduced maintenance and longer print runs. Speeds can reach up to 668 linear ft/min while max. resolution is reported at 1600 x 1585 dpi. One to eight ink colors offered.