17 Oct 2021

Neschen announce Digital Print Media for HP’s latex inks


Neschen Media for HP Latex Printers

Neschen has announced the availability of five digital print media certified by HP as suitable for use with the latter’s recently-announced latex inks.  Two are self-adhesive vinyl substrates and three are digital wallpapers.

Sarah Janes, managing director of Neschen UK, told us “We worked in close collaboration with HP to develop these print media so we know that not only do they provide high quality finished output, but also they offer versatility in applications.”

Used together with the HP Designjet L65500, printers can produce displays for POP, exhibitions and vehicle graphics even street and building advertising not to mention commercial and domestic interiors with Neschen media.

The self-adhesive ‘solvoprint’ vinyls are available in 80 and 100 microns thicknesses in white with either a glossy or matt finish.  They have a permanent adhesive and an M1 fire rating.

The digital wallpapers are available in three grades.  The 295g/m2 ‘solvoprint P’ is a PVC coated paper in a choice of five embossed/textured finishes.  It has excellent print qualities, is scratch-resistant and comes with a B1 fire certification.

The heavier Solvoprint NW is a 475g/m2 non-woven fleece which makes it easier to remove from walls when no longer required.  It, too, offers excellent print quality, scratch-resistance, a B1 fire rating and is available in four textures.

Also available is an ERFURT wallpaper of approximately 200g/m2.  It is finished with a Color Alliance-certified* inkjet coating applied to a non-PVC, 100 per cent non-woven base in a choice of four textures.  As supplied it is fire rated according to DIN 4102-B1.

* The Color Alliance coating, developed by Neschen, provides much better colour properties on digital printed media.  As a result, a lot less ink is applied by inkjet printers to produce the same colour density.  Alternatively, when using the same amount of ink as previously, the colours will look even more brilliant:  the colours appear to have more depth and intensity and therefore cover a much greater colour space.

Worldwide, Neschen supplies printable, coated and enhanced sheet media, such as plastic and paper foils, but also textiles for printing service providers.  Photographers, interior designers, advertising agencies, architects and others can all draw on a vast product portfolio for any application. The German coating specialist is particularly well known for its jumbo-size media for large format printing.


Sensient Technologies Announces China Expansion

Sensient Technologies logo

Sensient Technologies Corporation has opened new facilities in China, located in Guangzhou and Shanghai. The new 62,000-square-foot Guangzhou location includes a four-story office and laboratory building, a manufacturing plant and a separate fragrance building. These first-class facilities were built to Sensient's specifications when the company outgrew its original facility and relocated.

The laboratories include a flavor creation center, a pharmaceutical laboratory, a color research center and a quality control lab. Warehouses for raw materials and finished products have also been completed. These facilities will produce colors, flavors, pharmaceutical coatings and fragrances, primarily for the Chinese market.

Sensient has also opened a state-of-the-art Technical Center and sales office in Shanghai, China. The new Technical Center will feature the latest lab equipment and an ultra high temperature process pilot plant. Customers will be able to custom-tailor and sample foods and beverages featuring Sensient colors and flavors in a sophisticated application kitchen.

Kenneth P. Manning, Chairman and CEO of Sensient Technologies Corporation, said, "These new facilities highlight China's increasing role in Sensient's continued strategic growth. China's emerging middle-class constitutes an important new market for our products, one that has already begun to contribute to Sensient's growth and will gain in importance going forward."

With the addition of these facilities in Guangzhou and Shanghai, Sensient now has a presence in five locations in China, including a plant for processing precursors to flavors in Qingdao, and offices and laboratories in Beijing and Hong Kong. Around the world, Sensient has over 70 locations that provide specialized flavor and color applications in 30 countries, selling to more than 150 nations.

Digital printing comes to light with Aslan

Aslan translucent film

Digital printing comes to light - The translucent digital printing film for illuminating signs

A digital printable diffuser film is the down-to-earth way to design light boxes.

With the translucent DFP 16 film, ASLAN, the innovative manufacturer of self-adhesive, offers an ideal printing film for backlit applications. With a semi matt surface and high light transmission about 30% (DIN 53 147) this white, polymeric PVC film guarantees a uniform light diffusion and a minimum outdoor durability of 7 years. Printable with all major solvent, eco solvent and UV-curable inks ASLAN DFP 16 comes in dimensions of 50 m x 1.37 m and a thickness of ~90 µm. Its both sided PE-coated release liner ensures a very good flatness in the printer, moisture stability and a constant and reliable printing process for optimal printing results with brilliant colour reproduction.

Additional information for this product is available directly at ASLAN or by visiting the Aslan website at www.ASLAN-schwarz.com

Madico Launches New Look Website Focused on Glazing Enhancement Films

Madico Glazing Enhancement

UK-based, Madico Graphic Films has re-launched the dedicated on-line portal for its growing range of environmentally-friendly, UV and eco-solvent inkjet, and thermal transfer printable window films. The new look website – www.glazingenhancement.com – has been completely overhauled to focus on the broad and innovative applications achievable with Madico’s portfolio, including: branding and advertising, interior and retail design, privacy and manifestation, and safety.  As a result, printers, architects, interior designers and marketers each benefit from easier product selection, according to the needs of their specific project.  For those still unfamiliar with the concept of glazing enhancement, the new website explains the fundamentals of how ‘adding value’ to glazed environments can offer lucrative revenue-enhancing opportunities for Madico’s customers.

Visitors to www.glazingenhancement.com can also enjoy the increased interactivity that demonstrates the creative functionality delivered by each material and the benefits they offer customers.  These substrates include Madico’s range of textured privacy films, which enable designers and architects to combine privacy with decorative printed images, as well as the company’s innovative line of view-control films that offer the ability to block unsightly views, create unique privacy effects or provoke an attention-grabbing reaction to retail displays.

www.glazingenhancement.com also offers a wealth of product information, specification details, and downloadable instructions on how to apply each of Madico’s optically clear and clean-room manufactured window films.

Sun Chemical Issues First Report on Sustainability

Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical has released its first sustainability report which provides data-driven performance measurement for seven key sustainability metrics to help customers and consumers understand the company's environmental impact.

The first of its kind report shows data collected since 2005 from approximately 170 Sun Chemical sites in over 25 countries. The key sustainability metrics measured in the data include: energy consumption/conservation at production and non-production sites, the energy carbon footprint at the production sites, process waste reduction, water consumption, materials safety, and employee safety.

Providing a report that shows the ongoing management and monitoring of key sustainability metrics is an important part of Sun Chemical's recently updated sustainability policy that was introduced at Print '09.

"Sun Chemical's sustainability policy is different from other company policies and positioning because it is supported by data that goes far beyond that which is normally reported," said Gary Andrzejewski, Sun Chemical's corporate vice president of environmental affairs. "Our customers and the marketplace are looking for much more than the standard sustainability rhetoric. They want to know what their suppliers are doing to improve their sustainability performance. This sustainability report does just that with very specific metrics."

Sun Chemical has also initiated a project to analyze and manage the carbon footprint of its products. The project includes an assessment of eight different ink products manufactured at seven different facilities in the United States and Europe and is expected to be released during the first half of 2010. This assessment is conducted by ENVIRON International Corporation, a consultant with which Sun Chemical partners to offer its SunCare Environmental Services.

The first sustainability report is available to customers and can be requested online. Customers can also calculate the initial carbon footprint for their facility operations by visiting Sun Chemical's website.



Free Definitive Guide to See-through Graphics

Contra Vision Bus Wrap

Contra Vision started the see-though graphics industry in 1985 and claim to have a unique understanding built on nearly 25 years of experience. Contra Vision have invented and own the patents and other Intellectual Property for the widest range of see-through graphics technology, a portfolio of 25 inventions patented or patent-pending. These include the two “dominant patents” in this field.

Contra Vision are now offering a free definitive guide, which they claim is essential reading for anyone wanting to design, produce or sell see-through graphics.

Contra Vision’s guide includes sections on designing, selling and producing see-through graphics, and tips on how to choose appropriate materials. The guide explains how to produce see-through graphics that can be applied to the inside of a window, and even see-through graphics that can be backlit at night. It also explains about different levels of transparency, and how to produce see-through graphics using non-perforated, non-pvc materials.

Roland Hill, the inventor of see-through graphics and Chairman and Managing Director of Contra Vision says: “See-through graphics is a fast-growing market as advertisers, architects and interior designers become more aware of the opportunities and advantages on offer. Our guide explains about the different types of see-through graphics and how they can be produced. It contains tips on how to design good-looking see-through graphics, and how to avoid the pitfalls of incorrectly presenting see-though graphics to potential clients. We hope that it will be an invaluable aid to anyone involved in this exciting market.”

Contra Vision will send a free guide and further information to anyone who emails their name, company and address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.