24 Jan 2021

Bordeaux Digital PrintInk appoints ScreenProducts as distributor of its broad range of inkjet solutions in Benelux

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Bordeaux Digital PrintInk, a developer and provider of  inkjet ink products for the graphic arts industry, announced today  the appointment of ScreenProducts as a distributor to sell and support its broad range of solutions in Benelux.  ScreenProducts is a major supplier for the screen printing and sign industry which makes Bordeaux's high quality Mild solvent, Eco solvent, UV and UV LED solutions for all popular wide and super-wide format digital printers, a good fit for its portfolio.

"ScreenProducts  partners with industry leaders to deliver world-class solutions to the digital  printing and sign industry and we are delighted to offer Bordeaux's sensibly priced solutions  to customers who are finding ink prices intolerably high," said Reidar van der Kolk, CEO of ScreenProducts.  "We recognized Bordeaux’s unrivaled leadership in providing high quality reliable ink solutions that address users demand for lower cost options and environmental friendly solutions.  Extra benefits are associated with Bordeaux's  Mix & Match capabilities, so that the transition from OEM inks can be carried out on the fly, without having to flush out or convert the machines."

"We are looking forward to our cooperation with  ScreenProducts  in the Benelux market," said Matthew Reijnders, sales manager at Bordeaux Digital PrintInk. "I am sure that ScreenProducts’ vast knowledge and experience will make this a very successful partnership as we introduce our range of solutions for Roland, Mimaki and Mutoh printers. "

Bordeaux Digital PrintInk Is demonstrating its inkjet ink solutions at Fespa Digital 2011 in Hamburg, Germany from May 24 – 27, 2011. Visit the company's booth at Hall A4, stand D38.

Bordeaux will be demonstrating their products and services on Stand D38 in Hall A4 at FESPA Digital

Antalis McNaughton launches Antacote Lite for litho

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Following the successful launch of its Antacote Lite 100% recyclable retail hanging signage solution, Antalis McNaughton is introducing a 1200 micron quality version suited to the lithographic print production process.

Antacote Lite was developed by Antalis McNaughton in conjunction with Germany’s KATZ Group, an internationally renowned manufacturer of recyclable wood pulp products to meet the increasing corporate responsibility needs of the retail sector.

Chris Green, market manager for Antalis McNaughton says: "This new litho grade Antacote Lite from the KATZ Group has been tested by PIRA and is fully approved. It retains all of the same product features and benefits of flatness, good rigidity, printability and excellent dimensional stability, but unlike standard display board or corrugated products used in retail hanging signage, Antacote Lite will remain consistently flat and warp free.”

All raw materials produced by The KATZ Group are fully recyclable and biodegradable which means that Antacote Lite can be fully recycled along with standard paper and board waste. 

“We take our responsibility to the environment seriously and have successfully integrated environmental management into our entire range of business activities,” continues Mr. Green. “This means our procurement policy states that wherever possible we uphold our corporate responsibility to the environment by selecting recycled products; products with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification) schemes; and biodegradable products and greener plastic alternatives.”

MACtac adds 20 new colour options to MACmark 8900 series marking films

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Responding to market demand for additional colour options of the industry’s most versatile, coloured vinyl—MACmark® 8900 Series marking films—MACtac® Graphic Products has added 20 new matte colours, bringing the full portfolio to 51 colour finishes.

The MACmark 8900 Series product line launched with 12 colours originally, but due to continued popularity among sign shops and interior designers, has consistently grown throughout the past few years.

The marking film series features a unique, high-performance, removable solvent-based adhesive that quickly forms a strong bond to most substrates, including drywall, yet removes cleanly and easily.

“The new colour additions to our MACmark 8900 Series marking films, driven by market demand, offer even more options and uses for a wider variety of applications,” said Rick Moore, marketing director, MACtac Graphic Products. “With 51 unique matte colour options now available, combined with longer durability and product performance, sign makers are able to conquer wide ranging design challenges and application opportunities.”

A 2.8-mil soft calendered, intermediate vinyl, MACmark 8900 Series offers superior, smooth cutting and weeding. It has an outdoor durability of up to four years and can be removed cleanly for up to two years after application. The vinyl features a highly stable 83# white kraft liner with grid lines that allow for easy alignment and installation. Customers also appreciate that MACmark 8900 Series can be applied in very low temperature conditions with success.

MACmark 8900 Series marking films are suitable for a range of applications that include decorative wall designs, interior décor, window graphics, spray masks, vehicle markings, floor graphics and other indoor or outdoor advertising signage.

Roland announces new Blue Back Matte Paper for American markets

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Roland DGA Corp. has introduced new Blue Back Matte Paper media for its award-winning wide-format eco-solvent inkjet printers and printer/cutters, including popular VersaCAMM, VersaArt and SOLJET models. 

A medium weight, 5-mil media, Roland Blue Back Matte Paper is an affordable solution for creating high quality indoor posters, displays and POP graphics, as well as temporary signs and bus shelter inserts. Quick drying, Blue Back Matte Paper includes a matte finish for high-saturation printing.  Its blue backing serves as an opaque blocking agent that ensures vibrant colours.  The product has great tensile strength and is treated to lay flat after printing.

"Blue Back Matte Paper is highly versatile and delivers unparalleled results with Roland ECO-SOL MAX ink," said Fernando Catania, product manager for Roland.  "Perfect for high-speed production, it is the best economy solution we've ever offered."

Available throughout North and South America (except Brazil), Blue Back Matte Paper is offered in 150-foot roll lengths and 30-inch, 42-inch, 54-inch and 63-inch widths.  For more information or to purchase, visit the Roland DGA online store at www.rolanddgastore.com/bluebackpaper or contact your local authorised Roland dealer.


Mutoh announces new CMYK stretchable UV inks, '3D UV'

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Wide format inkjet printer manufacturer Mutoh Belgium nv announces immediate availability of a new set of CMYK stretchable UV inks, called 3D UV.  Specifically developed for Mutoh’s Zephyr 65 UV inkjet printer, the Mutoh 3D UV ink offers 200 % elongation capabilities, making outputs fit for wrapping on 3D curved, riveted or corrugated surfaces.  This new non HAP, zero VOC and odourless ink will cover the widest possible range of roll-to-roll applications and is also suited for rigid printing. Available in one litre bottles, the new 3D UV inks are already covered by Avery Dennison’s® ICS Performance Guarantee.   Certification by other media manufacturers will follow.  Mutoh will market the inks all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa through its authorized distributor channel.

“The new 3D UV inks are an addition to our existing 2D UV and dedicated Traffic Sign inks for the Mutoh Zephyr printer platform.  The new 3D UV inks are the result of Mutoh’s ongoing commitment to develop innovative and sustainable printing solutions for large format print providers”, says Arthur Vanhoutte, President of Mutoh’s European operations.

“The new inks are ideally suited for existing solvent users or industrial users with focus on 3D wrapping, looking for a productive machine offering best print quality, roll and rigid compatibility and last but not least offering the flexibility to immediately laminate and apply prints.  Thanks to their extreme stretchability, they will allow the same application flexibility for fleet applications as conventional solvent printers, a feature not available on competitive high-end industrial UV systems.   As our 3D UV inks do not contain any VOCs and finished prints are odour-free, they will offer the same possibilities as water-based printers for indoor applications such as in-store decoration, branding, promotion and wayfinding”, Vanhoutte concludes.

“The fleet market is worldwide growing business”, says Nico Jansen, Avery Dennison’s GRPD – OEM Alliance Manager.  “During the past years, we have been witnessing a new trend whereby print providers are looking for alternatives for their existing solvent printers for fleet and architectural applications, offering more environmentally friendly features.   Mutoh’s 3D UV ink is a great alternative to solvent for fleet applications. Apart from their 200 % elongation capabilities, the inks also offer the unique advantage that prints are immediately ready for lamination and application.  This makes them a perfect solution too for architectural prints”

“We have extensively tested the performance, durability and applicability of Mutoh’s 3D UV inks.  Tests included lamination tests, UV fading tests, application tests on different surfaces including simple curves, compound curves and riveted surfaces, 3D wrap testing, leaving prints for 4 months on a car and removal tests.
Today, we are pleased to confirm that Mutoh 3D UV inks qualify for Avery’s ICS Performance Guarantee program for high quality 3D fleet wrapping applications.  Depending on the Avery digital media and graphics protection used, warranties up to 4 years are possible.”, Nico Jansen concludes.

Ink Mill Corporation moves into new 16,000 sf. facility in New Hampshire, USA


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Ink Mill Corporation is pleased to announce that the company has moved into new offices and manufacturing space.  The new Ink Mill facility, located at 6 Bay Rd., Sanbornton, NH, leverages state-of-the-art technology to ensure the highest-level of product quality and customer service and to provide infrastructure for the expansion of new ink technologies that are being developed.

"The move to a new and larger facility is made to accommodate growing sales trends and solidifies Ink Mill as a world-class organisation and manufacturer.  We work for the most demanding of clients and continuously strive to make those clients look good.  This new facility increases our capacity and will allow us to better serve our clients” says Stephen Mills, President.

The success of Ink Mill and the increased demand for its products and services in the digital ink market has made necessary the expansion into this new facility.  Ink Mill proudly serves a wide variety of world-class clients.

“The most important assets of Ink Mill Corporation are the people.  The employees of Ink Mill believe in our customer centric focus, and continually strive to only provide the highest quality of products and services.  This move better enables our employees to both grow professionally and also to continue to meet and exceed customer’s expectations,” adds Stephen Mills.