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O c to be r /No v e m b e r 2 01 3 Volume 104 / Number 5 CO N T E N T S C OL UMN S About the Cover Film-insert molding is pushing automotive applications into new territory. Turn to page 30 to see what’s involved in the process and how you can harness its profit potential. Cover design by Kelly N. Kofron. EXPERT APPAREL 16 Separating for a Fine-Art Look Thomas Trimingham Find out how index separations can make hand-drawn art into a fashion trend. T hE DIgITAL DIMENSION 22 going Digital Means More than hardware Tim Greene Print providers are leveraging digital technology to enhance existing services, explore new revenue streams, and meet increasingly challenging demands from clients. FEATURES 24 Sublimation Printing 101 James Ortolani Could dye-sub printing be the right choice for your shop when it comes time to consider new equipment and decorating processes? 30 Driving the Development of Film-Insert Molding Kevin O’Hara Learn about FIM and how it’s revving up the automotive industry. 34 Digging into Dimensional Accuracy Wim Zoomer This facet of print quality cannot be overlooked when high-resolution screen printing is required for a job. D E P A R T ME NTS 4 6 36 37 39 40 EDITORIAL INSIGHTS NEW PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTOR/DEALER DIRECTORY CLASSIFIEDS AD INDEx SHOP TALK SCREENPRINTING Online Communities SCREEN PRINTING (ISSN 00369594) is published bi-monthly by ST Media Group International Inc., 11262 Cornell Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45242-1812. Telephone: (513) 421-2050, Fax: (513) 362-0317. No charge for subscriptions to qualified individuals. Annual rate for subscriptions to non-qualified individuals in the U.S.A.: $42 USD. Annual rate for subscriptions in Canada: $70 USD (includes GST & postage); all other countries: $92 (Int’l mail) payable in U.S. funds. Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright 2012, by ST Media Group International Inc. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for product claims and representations. Periodicals Postage Paid at Cincinnati, OH and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Screen Printing, P.O. Box 1060, Skokie, IL 60076. Change of address: Send old address label along with new address to Screen Printing, P.O. Box 1060, Skokie, IL 60076. For all subscription services, back issues, and single-copy sales, contact:, Fax: (847) 763-9030, Phone: (847) 763-4938, New Subscriptions:; Renewals:

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Screen Printing - October/November 2013