07 Jun 2020

MACtac expands indoor and outdoor window advertising potential with new IMAGin® perforated window media

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MACtac® Graphic Products introduces IMAGin® Perforated Window Media WP129, a one-way visibility film used to transform indoor or outdoor window surfaces into graphical canvases on one side, without sacrificing significant visibility on the other.

Designed to maximise the use of promotional real estate, IMAGin Perforated Window Media WP129 can be used for a variety of shorter-term indoor and outdoor window applications, including buildings, some vehicles, retail and point-of-purchase (POP) displays, architectural graphics, and more.

Additionally, IMAGin Perforated Window Media WP129 is an extremely cost-effective solution. "At a very competitive price point, IMAGin Perforated Window Media WP129 allows our customers to improve profitability, without forgoing quality," said Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products.

MACtac's latest perforated window film solution is a 6.0-mil soft white vinyl film coated with a black semi-permanent adhesive. It features 41/59 percent perforation with a hole diameter of 1.6 mm and a distance between holes of 2.4 mm, which enhances visibility of window graphics.

"MACtac's new versatile indoor/outdoor window film solution has better-than-average visibility characteristics when compared to similar films," Kucera added. "WP129 allows for minimal visual disruption while providing maximum media real estate."

Featuring an 86# stable white kraft liner, IMAGin Perforated Window Media WP129 offers excellent stability during printing, handling and installation. Along with its ease in print and installation, the window film helps increase window security and privacy while decreasing heat and glare from the sun in outdoor or externally exposed applications.

IMAGin Perforated Window Media WP129 is intended for wide format, eco-solvent and, solvent-based inkjet printing.

dtec celebrates brand growth with streamlined website


Wide format digital media brand dtec has launched a simplified product range and more user-friendly website to complement its dynamic new brand image.

dtec has streamlined the range to make it easier for buyers to find the right type of material for their large format printing.

The modern and stylish new look celebrates the firm’s continued growth and the website is designed to provide ease of use and more creative control for the user.

The streamlined website is split by application and media type, allowing customers to quickly find information on the displays they require, from all major wide format applications including posters, pop-ups, light boxes, fine art prints, lamination, floor graphics and banners.

dtec’s new look comes after eight successful years in business with availability across Europe.

Rob Karpenko from dtec said: “This is an exciting time for our company as we look forward to creating a world class brand. Since the reorganisation, dtec has enjoyed double digit growth across Europe as our customers appreciate a tighter, more focused product range.”

“Our new brand personality is ultra-modern and dynamic and we remain committed to providing the highest quality products at excellent value.”

dtec, owned by PaperlinX and is available in 13 countries across Europe, providing a variety of wide format printing solutions.

The new website can be accessed at www.dtec-media.com

Roland metallic silver ECO-SOL MAX ink wins Viscom Best of 2010 Award

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Roland DGA Corp. has announced that the company's Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX ink received the Best of 2010 Award at Viscom Frankfurt, held recently in Germany.

The award follows several prestigious industry honours for Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX ink including EDP and DPI awards.  It also recognises the innovative technology behind VersaCAMM VS and SOLJET PRO III XC-540MT wide-format inkjet printer/cutters and Roland VersaWorks RIP software which together optimise the ink's performance across a wide range of media and applications.

"All of us at Roland are honoured to receive this award," said Rick Scrimger, vice president and general manager of Roland DGA Corp.  "Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX ink allows Roland customers to differentiate their businesses by adding dramatic effects and premium value to graphics.  Users can print thousands of metallic and pearlescent colors for custom signs, banners, photographic reproductions, window graphics, posters, POP, labels, decals, decorated apparel, vehicle graphics and wraps of all kinds."

Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX ink is the industry's first metallic silver eco-solvent ink and produces metallic graphics previously only possible through screen printing, offset printing and hot stamping processes.  To meet a variety of business demands, Roland's metallic inkjet line includes 64," 54" and 42" VersaCAMM VS models and the 54" SOLJET XC-540MT.  VersaWorks RIP software is included in all models and features the Roland Metallic Color Library of 512 metallic spot colors.

Sepiax Ink Technology moves to new headquarters.

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Sepiax Ink Technology, a member of the Gernot Langes-Swarovski Group and maker of the world's first digital print-on-anything water based, resin, inks, is moving its HQ to new premises in Austria.

To cope with increased demand for visits from dealers, equipment manufacturers and industrial clients, Sepiax has moved to new premises in Klagenfurt, Austria. This not only gives a larger premises for customer visits, but also moves Sepiax in amongst the hi-tech environment of the Lakeside Science & Technology Park in the campus of Klagenfurt University.

This science park is home to many "green" companies, with a focus on ecologically-sound, sustainable, products, designed to show a respect for our global environment. This location is perfectly in tune with the Sepiax business ethic.

Franz Aigner, managing director, says "We are excited by this move, it really takes us into a new and exciting location, with an academic history, and alongside fellow companies using high technology to benefit the environment. This, in conjunction with it being a beautiful place to work, with a view of Lake Wörthersee, and being close to Klagenfurt Airport, makes it a great place for our partners to visit."

InkTec Europe launches brand new website with iPOD competition

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Leading ink manufacturer InkTec Europe has launched a brand new website to provide information on InkTec’s range of large format consumable products. The site, www.inktec-europe.com is customer-focused and designed to give the consumer all the product and technical information they may need, as well as the chance to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and products from InkTec.

Marketing Manager Tristan Park says, “The website is designed to be a one-stop shop for current and potential InkTec consumers to quickly find out any relevant product information they require. InkTec ink users will soon also be able to download free ICC colour profiles from the database that we are currently building.”

The site is now live and to celebrate the launch, InkTec Europe is giving away one IPOD TOUCH and three IPOD NANO’S to the winning names which are drawn from their free-to-enter competition on December 3rd.

To enter the competition, simply visit the site: www.inktec-europe.com and follow the instructions. But be quick as the competition closes on December 3rd.

FLEXcon produces custom label media for Roland


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Roland DGA Corp., and FLEXcon have teamed up to bring users of Roland's VersaUV LEC series of UV-LED wide-format inkjet printer/cutters a specialised pressure-sensitive polypropylene media for labeling applications.

"VersaUV is ideal for short-run label production and now FLEXcon has tailored its popular FLEXmark polypropylene label media for the VersaUV's unique dimensions and contour cutting capabilities," said Andrew Oransky, director of product management for Roland DGA Corp.  "Roland inkjet printer/cutters print and contour cut designs all on one device, allowing professionals to create labels in any shape through one seamless workflow."

Winner of prestigious DPI and EDP awards and, most recently, the 2010 Label Industry Global Award for New Innovation, the Roland VersaUV inkjet printer/cutter goes beyond CMYK and White inks to offer Clear Coat which can be layered into unique textures and patterns for embossing and varnishing effects.  VersaUV makes it affordable for printing professionals to produce custom short-run labels as well as unique packaging prototypes on a vast array of substrates that simulate the final product with unrivalled accuracy.

"We have taken high quality, pressure-sensitive polypropylene face media and married it to a customised, stay flat release liner that allows users to die cut and perforate label designs right on the VersaUV without additional finishing equipment," said Rick Harris, product manager of the Product Branding Business Team for FLEXcon. "FLEXmark polypropylene media (PP20CPLEC (2.0 mil clear); PP23WPLEC (2.3 mil white); and MPP20SPLEC (2.0 mil metalised silver) is available in 30" wide rolls to fit all three VersaUV models.  FLEXmark polypropylene images well in a variety of print modes to create labels with beautiful effects such as embossing and printing with white inks."

Roland's VersaUV LEC Series inkjet printer in combination with FLEXcon's FLEXmark polypropylene will produce durable, high image quality labels for product identification and product promotion applications. Sample rolls are available from FLEXcon to qualify these materials for your application.

To see the full range of FLEXcon's polypropylene films for label applications, visit FLEXcon's website, www.FLEXcon.com.

Roland inkjet printers and printer/cutters come with VersaWorks RIP software including media profiles and advanced features that ensure superior image quality, minimise maintenance and costs, and provide out-of-the-box success for businesses.  In addition to labels and packaging prototypes, VersaUV can be used to produce press proofs and is supported by leading commercial colour management and proofing solutions from CGS, EFI and GMG.  VersaUV is Energy Star certified.