Sihl will release several new products at SGIA.
Sihl 3183 is a satin photo paper designed for printing on Solvent, UV and Latex inkjet printers. It is first in its class to provide an “E” surface, similar to slightly textured surfaces created for silver halide photo prints. The gloss level is satin, perfect for portraits and other graphics where high colour gamut and a low glare finish is required. Sihl 3183 has a proprietary ink receptive coating which produces photo quality, quick drying images and is universally compatible with Latex, Eco-Solvent, True Solvent, and UV Curable inkjet printers. It is available in the following sizes: 36”, 54” and 60” x 150 foot rolls on a 3” core.
Sihl 3182 Latex Backlit Film is compatible with the new HP Latex inkjet printers. It is a dimensionally stable 5 mil polyester film with a proprietary Latex ink receptive matte top coat and a light diffusing coat on the reverse side. The ink receptive layer was designed to optimise imaging performance with latex inks as well as provide excellent durability for use in indoor and outdoor backlit signage applications. The light diffusing layer is bright white when backlit and has smooth consistent opacity, ideal for uniform lighting across large image areas. 3182 can be used for short term outdoor light box applications and does not require lamination. It is available today in the following sizes: 36”, 50” and 60” x 100 foot rolls on a 3” core.
Sihl 3166 - ClearSTICK Clear Film with Adhesive is designed for aqueous inkjet printers. This a 2 mil clear polyester film featues an unmatched optically clear inkjet coating on the image side. On the reverse side, 3166 features an optically clear, repositionable adhesive with a thin opaque, white polyester release liner. The opaque liner provides universal compatibility with printers utilising media sensing systems and provides needed contrast for print viewing prior to application. Sihl 3166 is ideal for interior application to virtually any surface. Applications include POS and Event signage and can be used to create digital packaging prototypes. Sihl 3166 to be available in the following sizes: 24”, 36”, 44” and 50” x 100 foot rolls.
Two new white polyester films are 3198 Instant Dry Block-Out Film and 3199 Instant Dry White Film for Solvent, UV and Latex inkjet printers. Sihl 3198 is a 7 mil polyester film with a proprietary glossy instant dry ink receptive layer designed to produce photo quality high definition images previously unavailable with solvent inkjet printers. The white PET base film is fused in the manufacturing process to a grey, block-out layer on the reverse side that will not split, curl, buckle, or warp resulting in a very durable, dimensionally stable display film. The light block layer eliminates image wash out due to bright back-lighting conditions often found at trade show exhibits. Sihl 3198 is available in the following sizes: 36” and 50” x100 foot rolls on a 3” Core.
Sihl 3199 has the same unique ink receptive layer as 3198 but on a thinner, more economical 5 mil white polyester film base without the block-out layer on the reverse side. Applications for Sihl 3199 include roll-up displays and high-end POP images. Sihl 3199 is available in the following sizes: 54” and 60” x100 foot rolls on a 3” Core.
Sihl PolySOL Pop-up Film is a thick, dimensionally and colour stable polyester film with a textured satin print surface and a grey light block layer on the reverse surface designed to eliminate image wash out when graphics are displayed in bright light areas such as trade shows. Weighing in at a hefty 12 mils thick, Sihl 3516 sets the standard for ultra-durable popup displays where semi-rigid panel graphics are required. 3516 is also optimised for low curl and lay flat when used in roll-up displays. You will be hard pressed to find a more durable light block display film on the market today.
Sihl Illumuna is a premium, flexible, water resistant, gloss canvas designed for high-end applications such as fine art and photo reproductions printed on aqueous inkjet printers. Illumina is universally compatible with both thermal and piezo print head technology utilized by the most popular aqueous inkjet printers on the market today. Illumina is also compatible with liquid laminates, overcoats and varnishes which help protect the image and increase its longevity, offering protection from light exposure and airborne oxidants. The heavyweight 19 mil canvas base is made from a 65 / 35 Polyester / Cotton blend with a 2/1 weave for ease of stretching and framing. It will be available in December 2010 in the following sizes: 13”, 17”, 24”, 36”, 44” and 50” x 40 foot rolls.
Sihl Illustra is a premium, flexible, water resistant, satin canvas with the same construction, application and post processing capability as Illumina, but Illustra has a Satin / Lustre finish in the ink receptive coating. Illustra’s proprietary ink jet receptive coating has been designed to minimise the gloss differential between imaged and un-imaged areas. Sihl Illustra 3186 Satin Canvas will be available in Q1 2011 in the following sizes: 13”, 17”, 24”, 36”, 44” and 50” x 40 foot rolls.
Sihl Irradia is a production / utility grade canvas. With a lighter weight, 65 / 35 Poly Cotton blend and 1:1 weave structure, Irradia Matte Canvas is designed for ink jet printing where a matte finish is required or where protective overcoats will be applied that modify the surface finish. Sihl Irradia is universally compatible with both thermal and piezo print head technology utilised by the most popular aqueous inkjet printers on the market today and works well with all leading brands of liquid laminates, overcoats and varnishes which not only protect the image but can provide the desired level of print gloss.
Sihl 3176 is a premium 4 mil pressure sensitive adhesive backed vinyl offering unparalleled imaging performance. The high performance glossy microporous inkjet topcoat provides instant drytimes, ultra wide colour gamut with “plug and play” image quality when printing in standard “photopaper” mode on most printers. The removable adhesive provides a strong initial bond and zero residue after removal. Ideal for short term interior graphics with application to virtually any substrate or surface. QuickSTICK is universally compatible with both thermal and piezo print head technology utilised by the most popular aqueous inkjet printers on the market today.