Donald (Don) Newman
Donald (Don) Newman – President of Stretch Devices, Inc., and is best known as the inventor and world wide patented manufacturer of the Newman Roller Frame and its many related worldwide patented technologies.
Don received his education at Penn State University where he received a degree in structural engineering. Don also pursued graduate research at the University of Pennsylvania and Hospital in both psychophysiology and engineering. He continued his educational pursuits and holds a Doctorate in Psychology.
In addition to inventing and designing the process for pipe fabrication for the Newman Roller Frame, Don designs children’s playground equipment for schools, parks, and recreation areas, as well as commercial furniture. Additionally, Newman holds over 100 U.S. and Worldwide patents and trademarks.
Through research conducted between 1976 and 1980, Don discovered that printing color balance, the thickness of ink deposit, and registration of images are most dependent on the screen tension.
In 1983, Don received the International Intertec Award from the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA) for the Innovation of a product that will have the largest influence over the graphic industry.
He has also received the 1985 International Interior & Architectural Product Design Award for Table Design from the Resource Council (New York, NY).
In 1999 Newman was recognized by the Michigan Screen Printing Association for contributions made to the Michigan screen printing industry.
From September 2005 to December 2005, the Detroit Institute of Art held a national serigraphy exhibition of 70 prints, produced by 15 artists. All prints were printed using Newman Roller Frames.
Newman is the founder of Stretch Devices, Inc. the manufacturers of the Newman Roller Frame. Responsible for making many aware of the benefits of higher mesh tension levels.
Don is a 1990 inductee into the Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technology (ASDPT). Established in 1973 by the Board of Directors of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, the Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technology recognizes individuals who have contributed to the technical growth and/or advancement of the screen printing industry. The ASDPT is an international body of experts that honors qualified individuals through election to the membership for their distinguished, long-term contributions to, and application and promotion of, screen and digital printing and associated imaging technologies for graphic, textile, industrial, and electronic printing applications. Academy members regularly submit, review, recognize and recommend technical papers for publications under the auspices of the Academy. ASDPT members are also active in providing technical education, consultation, adjudication of printing image quality, and promotion of the technical and commercial development of the industry.