Neschen has added the first self-adhesive inkjet film with the Color Alliance (CA) coating to its range with the addition of the excitingly-named 'printlux PVC matt CA adh'.
As with all the products in this range, the standardised CA coating ensures a high level of colour accuracy - hence reliability - in production. As a consequence, print service providers can save not only material, but also time and costs. The time lost preparing the profile for new printing media is reduced to a minimum; the production costs are also reduced due to the shorter set-up times.
The new Neschen film printlux PVC matt CA adh has a permanent adhesive and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. To reliably cover varying backgrounds the 80 micon film (without inkjet coating) is coated on the reverse side with a dark (almost black), solvent-free acrylic adhesive. When printed with dye-based and pigmented inks it produces a very good image quality (Neschen recommends the use of pigmented inks for reasons of UV stability).
To ensure environmental considerations are also taken into account, the paper stock for the covering is of FSC and PEFC-certified origin, a sustainable and therefore exemplary forest management system.
"With printlux PVC matt CA adh we have placed a further CA-certified medium on the market", said Sarah Janes, MD, Neschen UK. "We now have a very wide and versatile selection of CA media. As a result print service providers can profit extensively from the advantages of the CA coating on an increasing number of media."
It is also planned to change other printing media to CA certification during the year.
"The aim of the Color Alliance is to make the workflow on all printing systems as efficient as possible with simple, reliable colour management", added André Kapsa, General Manager of the Color Alliance in Vlotho.
Due to the standardised CA coating, the necessary colour profiles can be made available independent of the media manufacturer. Even for large format digital printing, all that is then required is information on the printer and ink system used.