Saturday, 22 October 2016

The New Frontier in Inkjet Printing

 The New Frontier

Inkjet printing has been called the "new frontier" in textile printing as it offers numerous advantages in operational efficiency, environmental impact and ease of use. The ink in an Inkjet printer is the most important component of the printing process. Its chemistry and formulation not only determine the printing quality but also the jetting characteristics.

The technology involved in digital printing has completely transformed the textile industry in particular by its capability to print quickly and create almost every conceivable color. However, ink penetration, along with various problems regarding quality, can occasionally still be worrisome. However, researchers are continually making strides in developing superior inks that are superior to inks previously used by conventional printing methods.

Dressing in Digital Prints
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Most of this research concerns problems relating to color and the numerous pre-treatment technologies that ensure proper jetting behavior and color fastness. There have also been significant strides made in developing environmentally-friendly universal inks that are capable of printing on almost all of the various forms of textile substrate.

The process of digitally printing fabrics has rapidly evolved over the past few decades creating new opportunities for printers, designers and regular consumers. An important component of the technology is the ink itself. The Chinese and Egyptians invented carbon-residue ink around 2500 BC. The process was improved by the first century AD by burning oil mixed with gum or water. Since then, there has been continual improvement in the development of color ink until today when modern technology continues to produce better inks every year.

Adhesion and Cohesion

There are two important properties for the different types of today's ink: adhesion and cohesion. Adhesion refers to the capability of the ink to adhere or stick to different materials. Cohesion involves the capability of the ink to hold together properly without separating. Both of these properties involve the chemical nature of the pigment particles, especially considering that their ability to disperse is based on how much force is required to send the ink in a continuous stream so each particle becomes completely encased by the substrate and doesn't contact other pigment particles.

One of the most interesting aspects about using digital printing on textiles is the enormously wide array of different markets where it can be used. Historically, traditional rotary printers applied standard graphic printers to apply inks to fabrics because of the high cost of rotary screen engraving. When digital inks were introduced, many users began to see cost savings in addition to other benefits. In addition, new applications became apparent in addition to textiles including signs, banners, flags and even leather and home furnishings.


 Sampling costs have also played a major role in in the success of digital printing fabrics. Printing patterns on both fabric and paper now compares favorably with traditional screen printing. Prior to the introduction of digital textile printing, the process of sampling was a costly and time-consuming process that could last for weeks. Digital textile printing has reduced this process down to as little as only a few hours today.

Additional markets for digital inkjet printing have been developed as well as innovative software tools, insuring that the inkjet printing industry will continue to be be an even more valuable tool for companies to use not only today but in the future as well.

This article was written and contributed by Erryn Deane from Needham Ink 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Unique New Laser Engraving Markets

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Almost anyone can start up a laser engraving business and become a success. All it takes is a computer, graphics-based software, and the laser engraver machine itself. Deciding on what to engrave requires finding customers who are willing to pay you for your services, and as the engraving market becomes more and more crowded, smart business people are looking to fill niches that others haven't already explored. 

Friday, 2 September 2016

Top Tech to Hunt for This Year’s (2016) Black Friday

For tech fans, deals offered during Black Friday would be bigger than those offered during Christmas. 

As you can see, it is the day when tech retailers will go crazy slashing prices of pretty much everything they are selling. 

Here are the top tech products to hunt for this year’s Black Friday!

Apple Products

In the previous years, among the hottest products on Black Friday were the iPad mini and other Apple products, and it is still expected to be the case in 2016. People are again waiting to see some attractive deals on these items, not only because of their popularity, but also because of their flexibility in prices.


Are you asking whether or not there will be any Black Friday discounts on hoverboards

Well, you will not be disappointed because this most sought-after item during the 2015 Black Friday is surely going to be a featured item to get a great discount on. If you already own a hoverboard, there are definitely some new models or accessories out that you could save on.

Video Consoles

Game consoles are always in demand during Black Friday, with PS4 and Xbox One being the biggest sellers at great prices the previous years. This year, you would see retailers offering great deals on console bundles with deep discounts. Aside from the PS4 and Xbox One, you can also anticipate great deals on other newer consoles, such as the Wii U and 3DS XL.

Television Sets

Much like video consoles, television sets are always hot during Black Friday, so you can expect great deals on these units, especially 4K and LED models this year. It is predicted that the most popular brands this time would include Sharp, LG, Vizio, Seiki and Samsung, which would be sold at about half their prices.


Continuing to be popular purchase from the last Black Friday, smartphones are expected to also take the stage this year, with most attractive prices. This year’s Black Friday would see retailers offering discounts on the latest models, which could include the iPhone 6, 5s and 5c models, as well as Android phones. It is even said that you can expect these phones to be bundled with incentives and gift cards, such as store credits or free accessories.


As a contender in the electronics category, with prices dropping considerably over the years thanks to technological advancements and market saturation, some models of laptops will always have the deepest discounts in this year’s Black Friday, along with gaming consoles and TVs. Last year saw laptop models, such as those from Acer and Dell, sold cheaply even down to about a hundred dollars, which means that the same deals would be offered this year. You can also check manufacturers who would offer free shipping, as well as flash sales with retailers that would offer competitive prices for a specific period of time.

All in all, the top tech products to hunt for this year’s Black Friday are popular electronics and other products that you see saturating the market today!

Thursday, 16 June 2016

How to Select designer glasses frames

It can be difficult to know which glasses or sunglasses suit you best. Often the prices of glasses can be shocking, and you still don't know whether they are the best suited to you. After having these problems for many years, I have written the following article to help anyone in a similar situation. If you follow the below points you should be able to successfully purchase a pair of glasses or sunglasses which suit you, are high quality and affordable.

Before purchase prescription sunglasses or glasses I would advise you to have an eye test. Although this is an additional expense, it may be that you no longer need glasses. This can often be the case, and although you've paid for the eye examination, you will not have to pay for new glasses. If you do have to have glasses, many places will do the test for free as you are getting new specs from them.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Use Glass table tops for the beauty and Usability elements in Home Decor

Purchasing of the glass table tops, users have to spend money and the sufficient time in selecting and choosing the right one to make them unique and stands alone among all the furniture. There are different shapes and sizes of the tables used at home and picking the perfect glass for them is a big challenge and task to perform. 

The glasses for the tables are found and are available in a versatile and stylish protector so that the wooden furniture of your house will not be damage. The glass table tops adds the extra elegance and beauty in the home furniture of yours.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Tips for Selecting Men's Glasses Frames

When you are going to select designer's glasses you need to be quite selective in choosing the glasses. 

You may like the pair of glasses at online glasses store or from some shop, once you wear the glasses you see your reflection in the mirror you might feel sick the reason is quite simple and easy to understand, before choosing a designer frame you need to know you facial shape. 

Round design face is for the People like David Beckham has a square face.  Those who have Rounder face cut like Gerarad Bulter can choose any glasses of their choice.

Whenever you are buying glasses, make sure that they are not obtrusive on your face. 

Nowadays darker frames are trending they are suitable for everyone to know which suits best use virtual mirrors available in the stores.  Designers are offering numerous ranges of colors. 

Adding Humour to The Content You Share Will Give It Virality

Laughter is the language of the world and the one thing everyone understands is a good joke. Even if you don’t speak the language, the funny images and one-liners speak louder. 

The power of laughter is unmatched as it bridges gaps between demographics, ages, cultures and languages. It is one way to unite everyone so it’s not a surprise to us that funny images and clever hashtags are always popular on all social media channels. 

It has also been stated “humor was employed at near unanimous levels for all viral advertisements. Consequently, this study identified humor as the universal appeal for making content viral.”

So, it goes without saying that if you’re putting up funny pictures on social media especially for your brand or page, it’s bound to be more viral. It leaves a mark on your consumer’s mind and sparks the want for conversations, shares, likes and retweets. 

Top Benefits of photo booth in your party

No special occasion is celebrated without pictures. There are many advantages of having a photo booth at your parties. It provides everyone the chance to pose in front of camera. Props of different kinds are provided with the both so guests of all ages can have fun and be themselves.

If you want your guests to have more fun and be the talk after your party is over then hire IBoothme at your party. They provide nonstop entertainment and enlarge your memories. Photographs are very important; these become the sweet memories of your life when you look back at them later.

If you want to pamper your friends and make them feel like the star of the day, a photo booth is a must have at your event. Photo booth with green screen is best for party’s .

Even for us; our pictures are one of the most important things. Photo booth show every moment perfect of our lives captured into a frame.

When you are a part of an event, you always enjoy it to the maximum when you have your friends and family members besides you. It is not just your memorable time with other people that photo booth can preserve. You can also capture the adventure of your life in photos so that you can remember them later. Life would be incomplete without of you and your loved ones together.

Moving an Aquarium

Moving an aquarium is a tricky task. It is not as delicate as an antique vase but is not as solid as furniture. Despite the material of an object you should be careful; when moving it. 

And when we talk about aquariums you should be extremely careful because this is not just one of your many items but the home of your pet. The fact that fish live there does not make your task of moving their home any easier. 

On the contrary, you have to decide whether to take out the fish or leave it in the aquarium, and many other questions which should be taught over in advance. In that train of thoughts, here are some tips that could help.
Moving an Aquarium

Moving an aquarium can be easier if there are no fish in it. However, if your pet is still home, this is potentially problematic. You have to be well prepared and consider all the possible case scenarios. The moving should go smoothly without any surprises. 

This is one of the most stressful types of relocation because the damages which might occur will not be anything of the sort of a broken vase which you might fix. Any ‘damage’ in a situation like this i.e. concerning your pet’s life can be fatal. So, try to start getting ready early and thus avoid stress taking over your moving day.

Taking the above-mentioned into account, it is best if you take your fish out of the aquarium. Separating them will ensure a smoother transportation of the aquarium itself and a safer environment for your pet. Your friend’s tank or that of a pet shop will be good surroundings for your favorite fish while the moving is taking place. 

It is important to leave the fish in trusted hands where he/she will feel comfortable and safe. Mind that fish do not like changes and if everything happens too fast, it can cause them to die. So, be careful and do not take the fish with you until you settle down in your new place.

One of the things we know about fish is that they cannot survive more than a week without food. Anyway, it is not something that you should try to put to a test. Make sure you regularly feed your fish during your moving. Closely stick to his/hers habits to reduce the stress for your pet to a minimum. Apart from the environment, your fish should not experience any other changes that could harm his/her.

Remember that these pieces of advice are the only way to deal with such a situation if you are doing it yourself. It is so because house removals companies refuse to move pets. There, on the other hand, some that specialize in it but are very few and should be carefully researched. So they can be an option too.

And here are some more things you should take care of. When you decided for house removal move the fish in his/her temporary tank (at your friend or a pet shop), put it in a bag.

Half of the sealed bag should be filled with water and the other half with air or oxygen, in case transportation takes longer. And lastly, keep the roots of the aquarium plants wet and safely store all the toys to put back at the end.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Expert tips to selecting a perfect table lamps

The main key is to find the ideal combination of looks (form) and light (function). When it comes to selecting lamps, it’s easy to get lost without a little guide. How big is too big? And which shade goes best with which base?

There are endless possibilities but for now, let’s simply narrow it down to table lamp, hanging lantern or floor lamp.

Based on where your lamp will sit, you need to calculate three things:

  1. Size
  2. Style
  3. Brightness

Size – 
Before buying a lamp, it is essential to measure the area where the lamp is going to be placed. 

If you plan to have a table lamp, then the height and circumference of the table should be measured. The lamp should not be one and half times of the table  and the shade of the lamp should never overlap the table. Be sure to check the total weight of the lamp... If you have small children at home and if the area where you want to place the table high is high, then consider keep heavier lamps, else lighter lamps are ok.

Hanging lanterns (4), which are actually the most romantic kind of lamps, should be sized appropriately for the space they’ll occupy. No suspended lantern should hang lower than 1 foot above your extended arm’s reach when standing.

Styles of Lamps

Style – Contemporary, Traditional, Modern and Global are just a few of the myriad choices—and just for you info, has them all. Consider the decor of your space, but don’t obsess about being all ‘matchy.’ As a rule of thumb, clear bases (5) add less visual weight, while wood (6) or iron bases (7) provide texture and richness. Crystal lends a touch of glamour, and painted porcelain creates a luxurious or Old World feel. As long as a lamp works well with the object it sits on, you should be fine.

Think about the primary function of your lamp: Mood lighting, reading, decoration or safety. For purely decorative lighting, you can choose an opaque fabric shade (8). It will illuminate the space from ceiling to floor rather than outward. For reading and brightening a room, select a translucent lampshade (9) that diffuses light.

See for yourself
Naturally, we think these sites (offer the best table lamp selection and encourage you to browse—from traditional porcelain table lamps to sleek, modern floor designs to fun and colorful hanging lanterns.

Go ahead and explore. We think you’ll see the light.

Happy lighting!