Arlon has announced the launch of DPF 4560MTX, a 3-mil digitally printable matte white calendered film with X-scape Technology. DPF 4560MTX has a tinted, permanent pressure sensitive adhesive featuring the X-scape technology. This X-scape technology film is ideal for fast and easy installation and doesn't compromise on adhesive strength. The DPF 4560MTX is great for POP displays, tradeshow graphics and medium term signage.
"Arlon is very excited to be able to launch a matte version of the DPF 4560GTX and yet again add another product to our digital calendered line," said Linda Babilo, product manager, Arlon Graphics, LLC. "DPF 4560GTX has been an extremely successful product for Arlon and we expect DPF 4560MTX to be the same."
With an emphasis on recyclable products, conVerd will showcase its alternative resources for the wide-format digital printing industry at Fespa/Graphics of Americas (GOA) 2011.
"Our mantra at conVerd is: renew, reuse, sustain," said Paul Paulette, vice president of Sustainable Products. "All of our products are FSC‐certified, for responsible resource management. That means our printing substrates get tracked through the supply chain—including processing, transformation and manufacturing, to ensure the end product is among the most socially and environmentally responsible products available."
The company is highlighting four paper products: Enviroboard MR, a rigid, moisture‐resistant material that takes the traditional board products to the next level; Blox‐Lite, a green hanging signage alternative to PVC vinyl banner that is 100 percent opaque and printable on both sides; GreenLight Plus!, a backlit alternative to synthetic films; and the new EnviroScape Mural Plus!, a wallscaping product that is easy to install and remove, while supporting LEED credit certification and carrying a class A fire rating by ASTM E‐84.
"The printing industry is responsible for a large amount of signage used to promote and display products and services. To help reduce the negative impact on the environment, the market can count on products like conVerd," said Milene Ribas, marketing manager.
Yupo, the largest manufacturer of synthetic papers in the Western Hemisphere, has once again grabbed the attention of graphic artists, designers, and marketers attending Digital Solutions Cooperative's (Dscoop) annual conference -- Dscoop 6.
Attendees here are in the grip of Yupo's newest product innovation: YUPO Octopus, a premium synthetic paper that adheres to any smooth surface yet is removable and reusable thanks to a new technology called micro-suction.
POP materials, interactive marketing elements and promotions, and stand-out designs previously unheard of are now possible thanks to Yupo's latest advancement.
Tiny suction-cups, nearly invisible to the naked eye, formed on one side of the paper grip any flat surface like an octopus' tentacles (without all the other creepy sea monster-like qualities).
Like its namesake, YUPO Octopus is waterproof and also possesses all of the attributes of the many other YUPO Synthetic Paper grades, such as tear resistance and durability.
"In both senses of the word, the 'applications' of YUPO Octopus are limitless," said Bill Hewitt, marketing manager. "Octopus doesn't adhere to a surface just once - it can be washed off, kept clean, and re-adhered to any other smooth surface as many times as you'd like."
Available now and suitable for countless applications, YUPO Octopus is for HP Indigo digital printing but is not compatible for use with inkjet or laser printers. Glass, PVC, aluminum, coated paper, and other smooth surfaces will work for YUPO Octopus. Since it doesn't rely on magnets or static, Octopus is safe for use on electrical surfaces without adverse effect.
"As the world's leading premium synthetic substrate, Yupo once again demonstrates the company's commitment to developing new YUPO grades to meet the needs of new applications," Hewitt said.
INX International Ink Co. and INX Digital International Co. are optimistic about the combined Graphics of the Americas and FESPA Americas show in Orlando. With a number of traditional and digital products and solutions, visitors to booth #1323 will experience another dimension in the new era of today's digital printing world. The three-day show runs from February 24-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
"We are excited to participate and exhibit at FESPA Americas. INX Digital is supporting this show because it is well positioned to cater to all of the Latin American and North American markets we are involved with," said Ken Kisner, President of INX Digital International.
Kisner indicated the market is gravitating to INX's EVOLVE Advanced Digital Solutions and he's excited about the impending launch of the prodigy brand, which will be previewed at the show. He's also very keen on his company's TRIANGLE brand and figures this will be a pivotal year.
"The Latin American market is a strategic target for our TRIANGLE brand of alternative inks in 2011," Kisner remarked. "This is due in part to the extensive amount of political advertising that will be taking place in the next 12 months and requires shorter advertising cycles. TRIANGLE is well known as a high quality outdoor graphic ink. Combined with the significant amount of interest we are experiencing with our new textile products, we anticipate this FESPA Americas show to accelerate that interest even further."
INX introduced EVOLVE Advanced Digital Solutions to the market in 2010, leading the way for traditional printers and converters to evolve to digital printing with industrial inkjet systems. Digital technology provides operational flexibility for a host of manufacturing and niche capabilities including wide format, super-wide, narrow web, UV flatbed, pre-press and others. EVOLVE has a solution for everything from textiles, wall coverings and flooring to folding cartons, flexible packaging and cylindrical printing.
The dynamic CP100 UV cylindrical printer is one of these solutions. At the show it will produce decorative stainless steel water bottles using UV LED digital inks. Utilising Xaar™ patented through-flow technology, the cost-effective CP100 offers best in class performance and image quality for short-run production. The UV LED digital inks provide faster curing with short turnaround times, in addition to more colour options and consistent output with better adhesion on a large variety of substrates.
Also featured in Orlando this week will be INX Digital's prodigy UV LED-INX ink that will be run on a Human Digital XJet printer, and the global launch of PDQ. The TRIANGLE brand PDQ inks are multipurpose, high performance mild solvent pigmented inks that are ideal for super wide format colour printing systems.
With a wide colour gamut and great adhesion to multiple vinyl and banner stocks—including PVC-based substrates such as self adhesive vinyl (SAV) and banner prints—the PDQ four-colour CMYK inks offer stronger cyans, richer magentas, a jetter black and a true process yellow. True to the company's desire for producing more earth friendly products, PDQ inks are cycloxehanone free.
INX will also have a number of its traditional inks on display in the booth.
Because of the rapid increase in interest for high quality, sensibly priced inks, this year’s Sign & Digital UK sees Colorific taking a prominent position at the exhibition. With its broad range of after-market products, all of which are easy to use and promise colour fidelity and the highest quality, its existing series for popular solvent-based machines is being complemented by a new family of superwide-format formulations plus UV-curable alternatives.
Every ink throughout the Colorific series has been tested fully on every compatible printer model, so that there are no compromises or risk of poor performance when users make the transition to the company’s growing range of formulations. Working closely with leading and respected manufacturers, all products meet the highest standards and have been thoroughly field tested on different materials to ensure they meet full reliability, colour and quality criteria.
Colorific’s best known families of inks include products for Roland, Mimaki and Mutoh solvent-based printers, with many featuring mix and match capabilities so that transition from OEM formulations can be carried out on the fly. This means that users can simply carry out a like-for-like exchange without having to flush out or convert their machines.
Alternative ink formulations from Colorific include this popular Mix & Match Pro Series, plus a comprehensive series of eco-solvent products which have been designed to be totally safe for use in unventilated environments. These are complemented by Colorific’s Bio inks which are more than 90 percent biodegradable and compatible with most solvent-based printers with Epson’s popular DX3 and DX4 print-heads, thus covering many machines in use today.
With growing numbers of printer users now relying on Colorific inks for their eco-solvent and solvent-based wide-format machines, the company is responding to increased demand with additional product lines. These will cover superwide-format systems which are still in regular use, plus a new series of UV-curable inks for flat-bed and hybrid units.
The first of these additional market sectors covers the superwide-format arena where users of solvent-based systems such as the NUR Fresco, VUTEk UltraVu 3 and 5 m and Scitex Grandjet and XL-Jet still require reliable ink formulations at a sensible cost. With many older machines no longer covered by original manufacturers, extra benefits of changing to Colorific inks mean that change-over, service and maintenance can also be covered by associate specialist company, Tech8.
Similarly, users of flat-bed and hybrid UV-curable machines are finding ink prices are intolerably high and that, particularly with mature machines, lower cost options are becoming essential in order for businesses to maintain their margins. Again, upgrading to Colorific products removes the worries associated when moving away from original ink suppliers as Tech8 service and support is fully available.
At Sign & Digital UK Colorific will feature all of these ink products, sharing its stand with Tech8 which offers a fully independent support and service cover option for most printers in the field today. There will also be full information on the Colorific comprehensive product warranty and maintenance packages.
Grafityp UK Ltd will be exhibiting on stand number G10 at Sign & Digital UK 2011 Exhibition at the NEC, where a wide range of its products will be on display.
Suppliers of Grafitack and Graficast self-adhesive vinyl, including the recent additions of the Automotive and Deco range, Grafiprint Digital print media/laminates and Grafiflex CAD cut and printable textile films from Siser all of which will be on show with dedicated, knowledgeable staff to provide information and advice.
A selection of digital solvent printers from top manufacturers can be seen including Roland VersaCAMM print & cut machines with various ink configurations including metallic, as well as laminating equipment.
The popular range of SignPal cutting plotters and LaserPro engraving machines from GCC will be will be on display and working to demonstrate their abilities.
The GrafiWrap vehicle wrapping films will on display as well as the new Auto-Deco films including leather look, brushed aluminium and lots more.
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