Thank You For Stopping By At FESPA 2015

FESPA-3We’ve had a busy week at FESPA 2015 Expo.  Thank you for coming by.  We appreciate meeting you!

We are looking forward to following up with you shortly.

May 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

Happy Memorial Day

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May 22, 2015 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

FESPA 2015 EXPO Coming Soon!

email_footer_FESPA_2015Our next Tradeshow is coming up this month, FESPA 2015 Expo, May 18th – 22nd in beautiful Cologne, Germany.
  
This time, we will be co-exhibiting with our sister company, Insta Graphic Systems in Hall 8, Booth F28.

Come by and visit us at the Insta booth.  If you’d like to meet with one of our representatives, you can schedule an appointment here.

Hurry! You can still register for FREE until May 17th.  We’ll see you there!

May 12, 2015 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Alternative Uses for Catalyst

Catalyst3This week we are featuring a quick tip from Kieth Stevens, recently published in Printwear, on alternative uses for our 900 Catalyst. Did you know you can use it for other applications other than Nylon?  Here is Kieth’s tip: Generally, a catalyst is used for printing on nylon fabrics. It’s mixed with plastisol ink to help it adhere better to hard-to-print fabrics, but it can also be used for a number of other applications that printers may not know about.

  • A catalyst can be added to flock adhesive to promote better adhesion of the flocking fibers.
  • A catalyst combined with (black) ink (for black fabrics, for example), reduces the appearance of fibrillation, especially after the garment has been washed.
  • Adding catalyst can improve adhesion on most other fabrics, not just nylon.
  • A catalyst can also improve adhesion to leather or vinyl substrates, but it is crucial to test that the substrate can withstand the 320 degree F cure temperatures required to cure the ink.

Just remember that once a catalyst is mixed in with the ink, the ink has a pot life of about six to eight hours, so be sure to only mix enough ink to use for the job. To be on the safe side, mix what is needed from morning until break time, from break time until lunch, and then do the same in the afternoon. A catalyst is usable as long as it is pourable. When it is cold, it pours slower, but if it pours, it’s still good for use. If the catalyst is crystallized and hardened, it’s no longer usable. Kieth Stevens is the Western regional sales manager for International Coatings. He has been teaching screen printing for more than 10 years and is a regular contributor to International Coatings’ blogs. International Coatings manufactures a complete line of non-phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

May 5, 2015 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

Hot Products For Spring

Spiderweb3Spring is here but summer – and blockbuster season – is right around the corner.  What’s been trending and what is on the horizon?  Here are some of our hottest sales trends:

7014 Legacy White – One of our most popular whites
901 Nylon White – Printers also use it for hard-to-print poly bags
3816 Sentri Clear – Great for soft-hand prints

505 & 507 Optilux Reflectives – Still hugely popular!

Also trending: 7505 Scarlet and the 7100 PerformancePro

Series!

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of non-phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

April 28, 2015 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

GSG Open House – Baton Rouge, April 23, 2015

GSG_Web_LogoGSG is holding an Open House event on April 23rd from 12-4 pm at another one of their locations: Baton Rouge, LA.  If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and meet up with Kent Hudson.  He will be at hand to showcase our latest products.

Here is their location:

11614 Richcroft Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70814

PH: 855.256.3951
PH: 225.274.3800
Contact them for more info!

April 21, 2015 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

DAX Chicagoland April 24-25, 2015

chicago_tshirt3Our Tradeshow season continues with the DAX (Decorated Apparel Expo) Chicagoland Expo.  Be sure to come by if you are in the area.

The venue location is:

Tinley Park Convention Center
18541 Convention Ctr Dr
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Register online before April 19th for FREE admission tickets.

The following International Coatings distributors will be at the show to showcase our latest products:

Atlas Screen Supply – Booths 222, 322

Nazdar Source One – Booth 704

SPSI Inc – Booths 401, 402

John Levocz will be in attendance and there will be screen print demos at Atlas, SPSI, and Workhorse (booth 344).  Stop by and check it out!

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April 15, 2015 at 8:06 am Leave a comment

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