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Screen Printing: What's drawing you to the show this year? Tim Bennett, Image Options: Apart from maintaining and developing new networking relationships, which is a given, it will be the first US showing of many of the technologies and devices that were introduced at drupa earlier this year. Although we attended drupa, by now it's possible to see what is reality and [what is] smoke and mirrors. We just relocated image Options to a new, state-of-the-art, 102,000-square-foot facility in order to expand many of our current services, which reach well beyond print, so the show is important at many levels this year in particular. Dolf Kahle, Visual Marking Systems (VMS): Automation and lasers. Automation has been our key goal as we work to achieve higher employee productivity. the digital printing and finishing equipment has allowed factories to gang-run multiple machines with little setup time. We are constantly looking for the next innovations. past examples are multiple-bed zones to allow continuous production. Lasers are becoming better and faster to replace steel-rule die cutting. We don't currently have one, so we'll be looking at all their capabilities - not only to cut finished product but to help make tooling for printing beds and embossing presses. --- sP: Who makes up the team that you'll bring to Las Vegas? Christopher Bernat, Vapor Apparel: [note that Vapor Apparel is both an attendee and an exhibitor at this year's SgiA; we asked for their perspective as an attending garment decorator.] Our team will include members of our sales group, the director of production, and the head of our creative team. TB: Our purchasing manager generally attends with a heavy, pre-planned schedule with all of our suppliers; after that, it's searching out what is new. this year, there will be four of us in total as we are in the process of final selection of new equipment. DK: this will be the first SgiA show i am missing in many years. However, the key person in my organization to look for new innovations in manufacturing is my chief operating officer and the technical genius behind VMS, ron gizzo. He will be taking our art director and digital printing foreman because they are out-of-the-box creative thinkers also. the key person to look for new materials is my chief information officer, tim Mitchell. He is also our expert on computer automation, purchasing, shipping, and receiving. --- 28 screenprinting

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