#14 Princess Tia Maria
Whether it’s pedigree pups or mangy mutts,
decorators’ dogs are valued members of staff
at embroidery and print shops from Barking
to Furness. This month we have Princess Tia
Maria from Rascal Prints in Craigavon, County
Princess Tia Maria
Four years old
Time at company:
Alerts the humans at Rascal Prints
to deliveries and empty dishes
Sleeping, running and singing
Email a hi-res photo of your Print Shop Pooch, along
with the relevant facts (as above), to:email@example.com
Print Shop Pooches
Princess Tia Maria keeps an eye out for deliveries
J&B sets out plan for
AnaJet printers following
J&B Sewing Machine Co has reassured AnaJet mPower
printer owners in the UK that the recent worldwide
recall of the printers by AnaJet owner, Ricoh, is to be
fully resolved over the coming few months.
Rob Miller of J&B said that while visiting the cus-
tomers for recall component installation, J&B has
decided to simultaneously perform printer upgrades
to enhance the performance of the equipment, at no
charge to the customer.
UK customers who use the AnaJet mPower printer
will be contacted by J&B over the next couple of
months to arrange for the visit, which will take around
four hours. Customers should expect to be contacted
by the company for scheduling in the near future.
New Roq Hybrid DTG printer promises
450 pieces per hour
Roq has entered the direct-to-garment printing market with the launch of the new
Roq Hybrid – “A digital printing machine that works in perfect synchrony with an
automatic screen printing machine,” and which offers, “The productivity of a screen
printing press with the definition of a digital printing machine”.
The Hybrid is capable of outputting 450 pieces per hour, according to the
company, and it can be supplied with either 8 or 12 print heads. The 8-head model
uses CMYK inks; the 12-head model uses CMYK plus two extra colours to enhance
and extend the colour gamut.
Roq has chosen the Fujifilm Dimatix print head for the Hybrid, which, it said,
“represents the future of this technology.” The company explained that one of the
major advantages of the Dimatix head is that its nozzles can be repaired instead of
having to replace the whole print head. “This feature allows for a greater lifespan of
the print heads,” Roq added.
The Roq Hybrid offers a maximum printing size of 500 x 700 mm or 750 x 900
mm, and its Z axis can be adjusted by up to 20 mm to accommodate different
heights of garments and textile substrates.
Roq has also launched a new line of digital inks and products, as well as the Roq
Studio, a RIP software powered by Neostampa, alongside the Hybrid machine.
Roq enters the digital market with the new Roq Hybrid
International Coatings gets its glow on
International Coatings has released its new Axeon Glow-in-the-dark 1808 non-
PVC, non-phthalate screen printing ink.
The 1808 produces a bright, greenish glow when exposed to light and then
viewed in a darkened area. “Incorporating Axeon Glow-in-the-Dark 1808 to an
artwork and design is an effective way to add flair to any print,” commented
International Coatings. “The 1808 offers a vibrant phosphorescent glow that
draws attention in any night-time setting. It can be used as a standalone ink or in
conjunction with other inks to create an intense ‘glow’ effect.”
The new Axeon
1808 ink from