New BioMedia from Ilford

Also adds OmniJet Photo Realistic recyclable media.

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Ilford has launched its new BioMedia line of media, which includes biodegreable display films, boards, and laminates. All of the BioMedia products are designed to completely break down under anaerobic (no-oxygen) landfill conditions due to an enzyme that accelerates the biodegradation process, the company reports, and meet ASTM D5511 standards; they can also be incinerated without the release of any harmful gases or chemicals.

The new Ilford BioMedia line includes:
* BioMedia Display Film: A flexible substrate with a microporous imaging front layer, available in widths from 24 to 60 in., and in 250, 350, and 500 microns. BioMedia Display Film is compatible with aqueous, eco-solvent, solvent and latex technology; it’s suitable for indoor applications and can be used for pop-ups, P-O-S displays, posters. exhibition panels, and more.
* BioMedia Display Film UV: Compatible with UV printers, the range is suitable for outdoor display applications including poster displays or banners. Available in 50- and 60-in. widths, and in 250, 350, and 500 microns.
* BioMedia Rigid Display Board: These direct-to-print boards are suitable for UV print platforms. Offered in 750 microns, 1.5mm and 3mm thicknesses; and in 48 x 96 and 61.5 x 120-in. sizes.
* BioMedia Laminate: Available in a satin finish and includes 75-, 125-, and 250-micron laminates; in 41- and 51-in. widths. Similar properties to traditional polyester laminates yet are biodegradable as well as recyclable; can be used with various substrates for indoor or outdoor applications.

In addition, the company announced it has expanded its OmniJet inkjet media with the addition of its Photo Realistic line, a recyclable media that has been certified as responsibly sourced in compliance with Forest Stewardship Council requirements. The wide-format OmniJet Photo Realistic line includes both gloss and satin finishes, and is compatible with aqueous dye and pigment inks, as well as UV-cured, latex, and electrostatic printers. Available in two weights (175 and 235 gsm) and in 24- to 60-in. widths.


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