July '12

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The Latest Printer/cutter equipment The Roland VersaStudio BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter from Imprintables Warehouse can cre- ate graphics for most fabrics including nylon, spandex and leather as well as a wide range of indoor and outdoor durable graphics. The 20" desktop printer uses Eco-SOL MAX ink in CMYK or CMYK plus metallic silver and is equipped with a new media feed system that automatically aligns roll media in the printer. It supports roll media from 6–20" in width, and weighing as much as 13 pounds. Bundled software that comes with the BN-20 includes Roland VersaWorks RIP software, R-Works design software, Win- dows driver and Roland OnSupport online production monitor. The unit is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems and supports popular Windows design software including CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator. It also has a USB interface. Visit: | Call: 800-347-0068 Dryer/printing press CAPS International introduces the USA-built, SURECURE 5'-4/2, combination conveyor dryer and four-color/ two-station manual screen printer. This all-in-one system offers a flow-through design of the conveyor dryer for simple garment loading. It features a 5' conveyor belt dryer, 60" X 20" variable speed belt with heat resistant Teflon coating and independent belt tracking adjustments, one 2,000 watt heating element, an on/ off switch and a 26" X 24" tunnel with 5" opening and adjustable gates on both in-feed and out-feed. The dryer has a 17 amp/120 volt power supply, an all steel construction with powder coated finish and UL listed components. The print press is mounted to the dryer and has a rotating print head and rotating platen arm with brass bushings. The print arm features a location pin to lock it in place while printing. It includes two adjustable/removable 16" X 16" standard platens and additional platen options. The design has no springs or gas shocks, is constructed of solid steel, has a powder coated finish and requires no tools for assembly. Visit: | Call: 800-330-5515 Plastisol inks StarTex plastisol screen printing inks, offered exclusively by GSG, are formulated for high productivity, wet-on-wet printing. Ideal for manual or automatic presses, this opaque series resists buildup and is ready to use from the container. The inks have a creamy viscosity that is not excessively shear, offers excellent flash properties, a satin finish and come in a wide range of popular colors. The company re- ports it works well with 100 percent cotton, cotton/poly blends, 100 percent polyester and some syn- thetics. A low-bleed white underbase is required if printing on fabrics with polyester content to reduce dye migration. For printing on white cotton, an underbase is also recommended. Ideal screen tension ranges between 25 and 35 newtons with a 60-80 durometer squeegee or 70/90/70 triple squeegee. It gels at 230˚F and cures at 320˚F. It reportedly cleans up easily with a biodegradable screen wash. Visit: | Call: 800-366-1776 Sublimation printer Condé Systems introduces the DyeTrans SG 3110DN ink jet sublimation printer. Featuring 8.5" X 11"/8.5" X 14" media output and built-in ink delivery system it is capable of producing mouse pads, mugs, name badges, jewelry and ceramic tiles. The four-color printing utilizes fourth generation Sawgrass sublima- tion gel ink cartridges of 42 ml extended capacity black and 29 ml cyan, magenta and yellow cartridges. It can reportedly print an 8.5" X 11" full-coverage page in 24 seconds. The machine provides three paper sources—a standard 250-sheet paper tray, maximum 8.5" X 14", an optional 250-sheet paper feed unit also holding 8.5" X 14" paper, and an optional 100-sheet multi-bypass tray which holds 8.5" X 14", ban- ner paper and mug paper. DyeTrans ICC Profiles for the SubliJet-R inks are provided. Visit: | Call: 800-826-6332 102 | PRINTWEAR JULY 2012

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