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ne w p r o d uc t s Small-Format Press Inkcups Now recently unveiled the R160, a screen-printing machine the company says fills a void that has long existed in the specialty printing market. The R160 is a small-format, semiautomatic, one-color press that supports image sizes up to 4.75 x 7.75 in. (120 x 197 mm). According to Inkcups Now, it addresses the challenges of printing images that fall between the traditional ranges of screen- and inkcups pad-printing now equipment, while enabling better utilization of larger screen-printing machines. The ICN-R160 features six platens and a part detector to prevent printing on an empty platen automatically. It is equipped with a dual flash cure unit. The press supports printing speeds up to 1800 impressions/hr. ester, 4.3 oz/sq yd, and 72 in. (1829 mm) wide. It can be used for roll-up banner stands, trade-show exhibits, and more. DD 7908 Suede (FR) is 100% polyester, 7.0 oz/sq yd, 122 in. (3099 mm) wide and passes NFPA 701. Plastisol Inks gSg StarTex plastisol screen-printing inks from GSG (www.gogsg. com) are formulated for high productivity, wet-on-wet printing. According to GSG, the inks have a creamy viscosity that does not shear excessively. They offer a satin finish and are compatible with 100% cotton, cotton/poly blends, 100% polyester, and some synthetics. GSG notes that a low-bleed white underbase is required if printing on fabrics with polyester content to reduce dye migration. The company also recommends an underbase when printing on white cotton. The inks are designed to gel at 230°F (110°C) and cure at 320°F (160°C). Screen-Printing Packages Fabric for Direct-Disperse Printing Workhorse products Fisher textiles Fisher Textiles ( recently added styles DD 2300 Satin and DD 7908 Suede (FR) to its line of fabrics for direct-disperse printing. This fabric line is compatible with d-Gen Teleios, DuPont Artistri, Durst Rhotex 320, Jeti 3324 AquaJet, Mimaki JV5-320DS, Mimaki DS-1600, Mimaki DS-1800, Mutoh Viper TX, Roland HeatWave, and Roland Hi-Fi Express printers. DD 2300 Satin is 100% poly6 screenprinting Workhorse ( recently reconfigured its start-up shop packages and now offers four new options. Starter Pack #1 features an Odyssey one-color/onestation bench printer with a Luminator exposure unit and the Super Seca 16 x 16-in. (406 x 406-mm) flash cure. The package has the capacity to print up to 36 one-color prints per hour. Starter Pack #2 adds on to Pack #1 with a vacuum platen that makes it possible to print transfers, signs, and similar flat substrates. Starter Pack #3 starts off with a fourcolor/one-station bench-model Odyssey, the Lumitron screenexposure unit, an 18 x 18-in. (457 x 457-mm) Super Seca flash, a 20-in. x 5-ft (508-mm x 1.5-m) dryer, and platens for youth apparel, oversize garments, and sleeves/legs. This combination is capable of producing up to 36 multicolor prints per hour. Starter Pack #4 features the Odyssey four-color/four-station floor model, a Lumitron screen-exposure unit, an 18 x 18in. Super Seca flash, a 20-in. x 5-ft dryer, and a washout sink.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - June/July 2012

Screen Printing - June/july 2012
New Products
Digital vs. Screen and the Dilemma of Process Improvement
Grayscale Magic
Step Up Your Game With Team Wear
Boosting Garment-Printing Efficiency
What Printers Think About Rip Software
Direct-to-Garment Site Preparation and the Environment
Industry Update
Shop Talk
Distributor/Dealer Directory
Ad Index
Editorial Insights

Screen Printing - June/July 2012