DAX Show Kansas City Feb 27-28, 2015

Dax_anilogo_trnspTradeshow season is in full swing!  Join us at the DAX (Decorated Apparel Expo) Kansas City Expo this weekend, Feb 27-28, 2015.

The expo is taking place at the following venue:

Hilton Garden Inn /
Jack Reardon Center
520 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101

Don’t miss the show if you are in the area.  Register online.

The following International Coatings distributors will be present:

Atlas Screen Supply – Booths 508, 513

Nazdar Source One – Booth 206

T & J Printing Supply – Booths 101, F09

SPSI Inc – Booths 112, 113

John Levocz will be also be at the show and will be showcasing a great print demo at SPSI’s booth, so be sure to stop by and check out all the new products we have.

See you there!

February 23, 2015 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Tip: Puff Without Pucker

Solid-vs-Dot-PatternHere’s a quick tip from Kieth Stevens that was recently published in Impressions on how to avoid puckering the fabric when printing larger areas with puff ink:

When incorporating puff to print a design, decorators often run into the “pucker effect.”

When large design areas are covered with puff ink, the ink can expand to the point where the fabric underneath gets pulled or puckered during the expansion process.

To combat this issue, decorators can modify artwork to accommodate the expansion. Instead of creating one solid area for larger ink coverage, create the artwork using dots or a similar pattern. The spacing will allow the puff ink to expand, minimizing the fabric’s pulling or puckering.

This technique works especially well if the fabric includes Lycra or is stretchy, as these materials tend to pucker more.


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

February 5, 2015 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

Great Show! Thanks For Visiting Our Booth

ISS2015-5Thank you for stopping by our booth at the ISS Long Beach Show!  Our booth was very busy.  We really enjoyed meeting you and introducing our newest products and screen printing techniques.

In case you were not able to attend, here’s a summary:

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Introducing our new 717 Ultimate Black™, a high pigment, fast-flashing, low-tack, and high performance printing ink.  We’ve re-engineered this new black for ultimate printing quality.

Due to customer demand, we’ve added 8 new colors to our 7600 Series ink line:  Vegas Gold, Light Gray, Columbia Blue, Pink, Texas Orange, Maroon, Dallas Green, and Chocolate Brown.

BOOTH DEMO

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We received a lot of “wows” regarding the lenticular design we printed at the show.  The High Density (HD)/Gloss texture was achieved using the following inks (mixed together).  This is basically the same “recipe” as the Gellusion print we did last year (Watch the video):

141 HD Clear (48%)

3807 Gel Gloss (48%)

220 Puff Additive (2%)

Custom Brown using the Pigment Dispersion System (2%)

The sepia-toned design was printed using four custom colors, that were mixed using the UltraMix® 7500 Series.

By curing the ink under high temperature, the HD and gel gloss created a “doming” effect, which added to the dimensionality and gloss of the final print.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

We would like to extend a special Thank You to our demo sponsors, without whom we could not have printed in the booth:

Providing all of our print supplies, including screens, adhesives, and lots more.

BWM hopkins

Loaning us a great Manual Printer which made registering the print easier.

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 BBC IndTheir Air Flash Unit made flashing and curing the HD ink possible.

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

January 26, 2015 at 8:02 am Leave a comment

ISS Long Beach 2015 This Weekend!

8 New Colors for 7600 Series

8 New Colors for 7600 Series

Come by our booth (#1719) at the ISS Long Beach Show this weekend (Jan 16-19, 2015) to learn new print techniques and get inspired!
 
*  We’re introducing our new 717 Ultimate™ Black and 8 new colors in our 7600 Series.

*  Introducing new “how-to” and product info cards: Keep info at your fingertips.  Easy to read, easy to store, easy to follow.

*  Lots of new displays to check out.

*  Live print demo: You’ll really want to check out this lenticular print technique.  We’ve been getting requests to show a how-to, so here’s your chance!

Here’s a sneak peek:
WaltLent1

January 14, 2015 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

ISS Long Beach Next Week!

Cowboys2Join us next week at the ISS Long Beach Expo, Jan 16th – 18th!  We’re feverishly prepping new techniques and samples.  Come by the booth (#1719) and be sure to say “hi.”

Pick up our new “how-to” and product info cards and be sure to attend our print demo.  We’ve got a new technique for you to check out.

FREE registration is still available;  Simply use EPASS as the promo code!

See you there!

 

 

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.

January 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm 1 comment

Happy New Year!

Happy-New-YearWishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

December 30, 2014 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

Happy Holidays

Wishing You A Wonderful Holiday Season from all of us at International Coatings

Wishing You A Wonderful Holiday Season from all of us at International Coatings

 

December 22, 2014 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

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