18 Jul 2019

BioMedia named ‘Best Environmental Printing Substrate’ 2010

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BioMedia, the new range of biodegradable printing materials from G3S, has been announced as the winner of The Best Environmental Printing Substrate Award for 2010 by the European Digital Printing Association.

‘We are delighted that the industry is recognising the potential of BioMedia. This is the second award for the product and we are expecting to add to that this year,’ commented Mark Sanderson, Sales Director for BioMedia and G3S. ‘The enthusiasm and interest in BioMedia just underlines how important green issues are becoming in our industry. Ethical buying is becoming increasingly important as companies really understand the need to stand up and be counted on green issues.’

BioMedia is a biodegradable and recyclable range of print materials from G3S suitable for all digital printing methods. The product incorporates an enzymatic micro-organism which, in dark, moist conditions, cuts through the polymer chain resulting in rapidly accelerated breakdown of the product. This can reduce the biodegrading process to a matter of months. Alternatively, BioMedia can be recycled into plastic cups, light switches and insulation enabling the life cycle of the product to be completed time and time again.

The product range offers a viable alternative to traditional wide format and presentation graphics substrates which are generally neither biodegradable or recyclable. The biodegrading process does not begin until the product is in the correct environment, thus allowing it to perform superbly until it becomes waste.

BioMedia is already being used by BAA and WDF for their many advertising campaigns throughout UK airports. Not only does BioMedia assist companies in their waste disposal, it can also help by reducing the number of processes used in production as it is a direct to substrate print material and does not need to be laminated or encapsulated for longevity.

Further information on BioMedia products is available online at www.bioprintmedia.com

Avery Dennison Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

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Avery Dennison Corporation, the product of one man’s insight into retailers’ needs, today marked its 75th anniversary as a company by having Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dean A. Scarborough and the Company’s leadership team ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Avery Dennison was founded in June 1935 by R. Stanton Avery, who developed the world's first self-adhesive label and label-making machinery in a loft above a flower shop in downtown Los Angeles.  Sales for his first six months of selling removable price stickers to gift shops and other retailers totaled $1,391.

From Avery’s pressure-sensitive materials and production technologies, for which he received 18 patents over the course of his career, the Company named after him has evolved into a $6 billion global leader in labeling and packaging solutions, retail branding and information solutions, and organization and identification solutions for work and home.

“Innovation that improves customers’ businesses and lives has been at the heart of Avery Dennison since 1935,” Scarborough said. “Avery Dennison is everywhere and impacts people every day – we’re on the products in the stores they shop, the clothes they wear, the car they drive, the signs on the highway they pass, in the offices where they work and the schools they attend,” Scarborough said.

“Today we express this heritage through a new vision:  everything we make and do helps make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent,” Scarborough said. “I’m excited about the future as we honor our past.  Avery Dennison has always stood for innovation, and that legacy continues to propel the company forward as we invest in new markets, products and technology to better serve our customers throughout the world.”

The Company is planning commemorative events throughout the anniversary year.  More on Avery Dennison’s history is available at a new website, www.averydennison75years.com

Robert Horne Marketing Director Joins Pyramid Display

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Neil McCarthy, previously Marketing Director of Robert Horne’s Sign & Display Business Unit has joined Pyramid Display Materials as Head of Sales & Marketing.

McCarthy, who has over 30 years experience within the sign & display industry joins Pyramid at an exciting time in their development.

Dennis Morgan, Pyramid’s Managing Director, explains the role McCarthy will play within the business “ Pyramid have grown steadily since forming in 2002 and we are now the largest independent supplier to the sign and display sector in the UK, but the new economics of the market aren’t about scale and volume. Pyramid differentiate themselves through new technologies, services and products to give customers more of what’s relevant to them. Neil’s role will be to give real focus to our sales and marketing program to ensure both existing and new customers to Pyramid are fully aware of our complete service offering and what we can achieve for them through seeing and thinking differently”

Pyramid distribute for some of the world’s leading sign and display manufacturers including MACtac, Staufen, Foamalite, Smurfit Kappa and Brett Martin.

Pyramid operate from 3 regional sales offices and warehouse facilities based in Manchester, Birmingham and Gateshead and have recently launched a dedicated conversion company to service the group, Pyramid Converting.

Madico Scores with Thermal Transfer Printable Labelstock in advance of FIFA World Cup

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Boost in TV sales linked to interest in easy-peel labels that leave no adhesive transfer on removal

Madico Graphic Films, a leading UK supplier of specialist pressure sensitive, coated film products for durable label applications, has attributed increased sales of its versatile range of printable films that offer excellent adhesion and superior clean removability on a wide range of surfaces and at high temperatures to the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa. One of the key applications for the innovative thermal transfer printable film (code: 01-716) is removable labels for electrical and audio visual equipment, including TV screens. With some retailers currently reporting TV sales equivalent to those during the peak trading period of Christmas, Madico says this has influenced sales of the easy-peel labelstock, which leaves no adhesive transfer or residue upon removal.

Madico’s innovative 01-716 film comprises a 50μ white polyester or 80μ polypropylene print receptive facestock that provides excellent dimensional stability combined with good solvent, humidity, elevated temperature and UV resistance. Engineered to accept conventional ink, the labelstock offers superior thermal transfer print quality with crisp definition at low burn temperatures with resin and wax/resin ribbons.

Pivotal to the film’s performance is Madico’s very low tack, and proven R51 acrylic adhesive, which offers clean removability after short and long term application. As well as audio-visual equipment and electrical appliances, this makes 01-716 perfect for on demand variable information labels in a host of automotive, electronic and laboratory applications. Madico’s 01-716 substrate also includes an 82gsm white polycoated glassine liner which is suitable for high speed dispensing and is PE coated on one side to ensure adhesive smoothness.

“The key differentiator with Madico’s 01-716 easy-peel label compared to similar products, is its removable adhesive and the reliability of that adhesive under difficult conditions”, says Gary Dixon, International Business Manager at Madico Graphic Films Ltd. “Removable labels are already available on the market, but unlike 01-716, these typically fail to perform when subjected to high temperatures or if exposed to chemicals. However, the 01-716 polyester film has been proven to function successfully at up to 200°C.

“At the point of purchase, 01-716 labels are crisp, clean and adhere to surfaces perfectly, and leave no surface contamination upon removal”, he adds. “This makes them highly suitable for point-of-sale labels on electrical and audio-visual products, white goods, or for factory tracking of products during assembly. We noticed similar peaks of the product prior to the 2006 World Cup and believe the current boost in TV sales could well be the reason behind this.”

Madico’s 01-716 can be supplied directly from stock and as well as a 50μ gloss white polyester, is also available on a 50μ clear white polyester, as well as on an 80μ matt white polypropylene facestock.

Sun Chemical mix and match options save Roland users costs and improve performance

 

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Sign-makers and display producers using Roland DG printers can save money and improve quality, performance and adhesion by changing to the latest Sun Chemical Streamline inks without having to worry about flushing out their existing products.

Distributed solely by IGS UK’s channel of approved distributors, these Mix & Match solutions provide a true mix and match option. Saving on unnecessary labour and waste, their formulation allows them to be swapped on-the-fly with the additional benefit of being fully compatible with the machines’ original inks.

Currently available for all Roland printers currently running EcoSol Max inks, as well a formulation for the Mimaki JV3 series, Sun Chemical inks can also be mixed and matched with other solvent-based machines which use Epson DX4 print-heads.

Colour accuracy, reliability and durability are matched precisely to the original versions yet the inks are considerably cheaper to purchase.

Users changing from OEM to Sun Chemical do not have to renew profiles nor flush the existing inks out of their printers. As a guaranteed plug-and-play solution, these cost-effective products are formulated from the highest grade pigments using established chemistries which offer improvements in quality and longevity as well as a lower price point.

Sun Chemical Streamline Mix & Match options are designed to make change-over from original inks fast and easy, with no machine adjustments being necessary. Formulated to provide greater durability with less susceptibility to scratching and scuffing, these mix and match products also offer excellent jetting properties and print-head stability.

Finished prints on uncoated and coated materials have higher resistance to alcohol and cleaning fluids, with good outdoor durability removing the necessity for over-lamination. Sun Chemical inks are also proven in extended testing to lengthen the life expectancy of print-heads and feed configurations, yielding a greater return on investment with the machine itself.

Alternative and extended warranties for printers using these inks are available from Sun Chemical resellers. Full details are available by visiting IGS UK at www.igsuk.net/sun

 

 

Nazdar Announces New Lyson Inks for Mimaki Printers

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Nazdar has released new Lyson digital inks for Mimaki printers

Lyson 133 Series for the Mimaki JV33 & CJV OEM color comparable, no profiling necessary in most situations High intensity, high gloss colors with excellent adhesion and flexibility on most media Reliable unattended printing

Lyson 155 Series for the Mimaki JV5 OEM color comparable Excellent print head and nozzle performance Extended exterior performance with proven resistance to UV degradation and color fading

The new inks are available in 440ml. cartridges or 1-liter bulk bottles. Technical data sheets and more information are available on www.nazdar.com.

The 133 and 155 Series inks expand the Lyson product portfolio of solvent and UV-curable ink compatible with popular digital inkjet printers.

"The market has been asking for OEM ink alternatives for the JV33 and JV5 printers. With the success of the Lyson 1300 series in the JV3 install base, we are confident these two new products will meet market expectations," said Richard Bowles, vice president and general manager, Nazdar.