Mimaki launches entry-level TS30-1300 dye sub printer

Mimaki launched its new entry-level dye sub printer – the TS30-1300 – at Fespa 2017. The 1.3m  roll-to-roll sublimation transfer inkjet printer aims to allow designs to be printed quickly and easily at speeds up to 20 meters per hour. The machine is bundled with the RasterLink6 software, which  will make it easy for even first-time users to get up and running quickly, says the company. Along with its ease of use and reduced operator learning curve, the TS30-1300’s key attributes include its suitability for in-house production of high-mix low-volume printed products, including prototyping of textiles or sports apparel, or creation of customised items; and its versatility – the TS30-1300...

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Fespa appoints Christian Duyckaerts as president

Fespa has appointed Christian Duyckaerts as its new 17th president. He is the federation’s 17th president and will be supported in his role by vice-president Christophe Aussenac. Christian is the managing director and founder of Retail Communicators, a Belgian visual communications specialist delivering brand retail solutions from concept and print to installation for many international household brands. www.fespa.com...

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Rutland launches new Silextreme Series silicone ink in Europe

Rutland Group announced the official European launch of its new Silextreme Series silicone screen printing ink at Fespa 2017. The new ink has excellent opacity and printability, according to Rutland. Suitable for printing on both manual and automatic presses, it gives prints with high wash resistance, extreme elasticity and a very soft hand, the company adds. Rutland also advises that when printing on sublimation dyed polyester fabrics the lower cure temperature of the Silextreme Series combined with the option of a Barrier Black offers the best possible resistance to dye migration making it ideal for printing on the latest...

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TheMagicTouch announces new TMT/Oki printer

TheMagicTouch (TMT) announced the introduction of the new TMT/Oki A3 printer at Fespa 2017. The Pro8432WT can print up to A3 and paper weights up to 256gsm, and combines high definition digital LED colour printing with white toner technology. The new model has a smaller footprint than previous A3 models, reports TMT, and will sit alongside the existing white toner TMT/OKI Pro7411WT A4XL model to give users a choice according to each job’s requirements and budget. Jim Nicol, TMT’s managing director, said” “The TMT/OKI solution is simply the best entry-level option for digital image transfer. The printers are quick,...

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Dave Renton’s children fundraise for British Heart Foundation

  The two daughters and son-in-law of well-known industry figure Dave Renton, who died following a heart attack last October, will be taking part in the Great North Run in September to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Wendy Milner, Colin Milner and Emma Renton are hoping to raise £1,000 for the charity in Dave’s name. Anyone wishing to support them in their fundraising efforts can make a donation at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Wendy-Milner3....

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Amaya Sales UK appointed as distributor of Kornit DTG printers

Champagne corks were popping on the Kornit Digital stand at Fespa 2017 following the announcement that Kornit has appointed Amaya Sales UK as an additional distributor for the United Kingdom. The distribution agreement covers all of Kornit Digital’s direct-to-garment printing systems. “Adding Kornit to our range of products completes a collection of top of the range brands in the garment decoration industry,” said Peter Wright, Managing Director at Amaya. “We will grab the chance to promote the leading Kornit range of products with both hands. On the digital print side of our business, we will now be able to offer...

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Mimaki sublimation inks achieve Eco Passport certification

Mimaki’s Sb54/310/410 and Sb320/420 sublimation inks have achieved the Eco Passport certification from Oeko-Tex. Eco Passport authenticates the safety of chemicals used during the production of textile dyes, pigments and finishing agents. The safety certification of raw materials for the Mimaki inks was achieved through the Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre – the exclusive certification centre in Japan. The certification validates Oeko-Tex Standard 100 compliance, which products to meet over 300 requirements of relevant harmful substances. Mimaki is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services. The company’s national sales manager, John de la Roche states, “This certification reinforces Mimaki’s market-leading...

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Brett Platt joins Hybrid

Brett Platt has joined Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services, as textile product manager. “With a career in textiles spanning more than 20 years, Brett’s knowledge and experience make him ideal for the new role,” said Hybrid director, Phil Thomas. “Following several high profile product launches already this year, Mimaki’s direct-to-textile and dye sublimation printer range comprises an enviable array of solutions and Brett’s appointment has happened at the perfect time.” Brett will work alongside Hybrid’s network of specialist textile resellers to support companies prior to their investment and throughout the life of their machine. “I’m keen...

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Zünd Systemtechnik acquires Zund Plotting Systems (UK)

Zund Plotting Systems (UK) Zund Plotting Systems (UK) has become a subsidiary of Zünd Systemtechnik, manufacturer of multifunctional digital cutting systems. The company has been an official distribution and service partner of Zünd Systemtechnik since 1993, servicing Zünd customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The acquisition will provide Zund UK with the added benefit of closer alignment with its parent company in terms of sales, service, and support. Tim Taylor, founder and commercial director of Zund UK, will remain with the company, heading up UK sales. The newly appointed managing director, Stuart Cole will oversee daily operations. Oliver Zünd, CEO of Zünd Systemtechnik, commented: “We are delighted to...

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The Hultafors Group acquires Puvab as part of growth strategy

The Hultafors Group, which owns the Snickers Workwear brand, has acquired Puvab, as part of the company’s growth strategy. Swedish company, Puvab was established in 1989 and is a specialist in protective clothing for workers in energy and utility markets as well as those in other industries that need flame resistant safetywear. The Hultafors Group said that the acquisition of Puvab will further strengthen and complement the Snickers Workwear brand in the UK. David Clark, managing director of the Hultafors Group in the UK, said, ”We are extending our range of protectivewear for professional tradesmen and women with even more market-leading products. With its broad assortment...

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The Schoolwear Association re-elects David Burgess as its chairman

Dan Turner David Burgess has been re-elected as chair of The Schoolwear Association, with Daniel Turner taking over from Christine Campbell as the association’s new vice chairman. Daniel, the managing director at William Turner and Son, has been a member of the executive since the launch of The Association in 2006 and has had responsibility for the marketing team throughout that period. David Burgess comments: “It is essential for our industry to have a collective voice so that we can continue to promote the benefits of school specific uniform, as we believe it is not only a practical and cost effective solution...

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RTP Apparel appoints new global sales manager

RTP Apparel has appointed Bob DeCenso as global sales manager. Bob will be helping RTP Apparel with sales and support and expanding the brand’s global outreach for new distributors and large corporate accounts. He joins the RTP Apparel and Image Armor teams working out of their new 40,000 square foot facility in Midvale, Ohio, USA. “RTP Apparel is looking forward to having Bob help expand our customer service and sales division for the RTP Apparel and Image Armor brands,” commented Brian Walker, president of Image Armor. www.rtpapparel.com www.imagearmorpt.com www. imagearmorinks.com...

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