INDUSTRY NEWS 18 images AUGUST 2020 International Coatings launches new hybrid digital printing system International Coatings (ICC) has introduced HDB Digital System, a new screen print ink system designed to be used with direct- to-garment inks for hybrid digital print applications. The HDB Digital System provides an underbase that allows digital garment ink to be printed faster, and with sharper resolution and better colour and washfastness, reports ICC. The three-step process comprises an HDB primer coat for either cotton or low bleed, followed by HDB Synthesis Receiver Base (part A and B), and HDB Optimum Clear. “With the HDB Digital System, digital ink is printed wet-on- wet on the HDB underbase, eliminating the need to flash,” explained the company. “It enables digital printing on light and dark garments, and provides a vibrant, smooth and durable finish.” The HDB low-bleed system is designed to block bleed for digital printing on polyester, synthetic and performance fabrics. The newHDB Digital Systemenables digital printing on light and dark garments PenCarrie’s MD takes on charity fundraising cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End The managing director of PenCarrie, Tony Lock, embarked on a charity fundraising cycle ride in July from John O’Groats to Land’s End in aid of the Stroke Association, Cancer Research UK and the MS Society. “After several cycling events were postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tony decided to take advantage of the light July evenings and embark on this adventure as a personal challenge as well as raising funds for a great cause,” explained PenCarrie. Tony started his journey on Friday 10 July at John O’Groats in Scotland, and cycled more than 1,000 miles in 16 days to finish in Land’s End in Cornwall, including a pitstop to the PenCarrie HQ in Devon on Wednesday 22 July. To donate, visit his fundraising page at: uk.virginmoneygiving. com/TonyLock2 PenCarrieMDTonyLock at Loch Ness in Scotland Epson to launch its first 76” large-format dye sub printer for textiles Epson has announced its first-ever 76” large-format dye sublimation printer developed for the textile market. The SureColor SC-F10000 is equipped with four new PrecisionCore Micro TFP print heads and a “hot-swap” bulk-ink solution, achieving speeds of up to 255sqm/hr. It features Epson Precision Dot Technology, blending three dedicated technologies for dye sub: new Halftone, LUT and Micro Weave. A new dryer promises less ink transfer to media reverse and wrinkle elimination. The bulk-ink solution comprises 10-litre or three-litre ink boxes supported by a “hot-swap” function, with operator-replaceable parts and ink system usability through an easy-mount, ground-based, waste bottle sensor. The new printer will be available from September 2020. 76inch Epson’s newSureColorSC-F10000 is available fromSeptember Follow the links to the full stories online: