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The Cure for Media Madness

(September 2012) posted on Thu Aug 30, 2012

Nearly 150 sources of vinyl, paper, films, and self-adhesives.

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R Tape
VinylEfx self-adhesive metallized vinyl for solvent, mild-solvent, and UV-curable printers; Claritex polycarbonate film for UV and latex printers.

Vinyl, film, and paper for wide-format.

Read & Co.
Read banner vinyl, cling, and films for water-based, solvent, and mild-solvent printers.

Rite-Media paper, vinyl, backlit, banner, and reflective media.

RI-Print, Eco RI-Print, RI-Trans, and RI-Wrap vinyl and films in many finishes.

Roland DGA
Banner, paper, vinyl, reflective vinyl, and film for aqueous, solvent, and mild-solvent printers; Eco-Sol Max-compatible media.

SID Signs
OneSign vinyl and banner.

Quick-Sign gold vinyl film for latex and solvent.

Sihl Digital Imaging
Mirano rollup film, ClearStick, PolySol Pop-up, QuickStick, Instant Dry, more for aqueous, latex, UV-curable, and solvent inkjet media, as well as a line of green media. Its 3143 ColorMax 180 matte is a bright white, super-absorbent and instant-dry paper for use with aqueous inks; water- and scratch-resistant.

Snyder Manufacturing
Films, mesh, banner media.

Sonoma Graphic Products
Banner, films, self-adhesive vinyl, and papers for aqueous, solvent, UV, and latex printers.

Stafford Textiles
Grandform Backlit, Frontlit, Mesh, Cloth, and Banner for large-format solvent.

TechNova Digital Print Media
NovaJet papers and films for aqueous inks; NovaSign self-adhesive vinyls for solvent and eco-solvent.

DuraView vinyl and polyester for solvent; JetView for UV; more.

Wide-format inkjet lines include 3M Banner, 3M Wall Decorating Film, Controltac, Scotchcal, Scotchprint, and Scotchlite banner, self-adhesive, film, reflective, perforated media, and more. It recently added five new colors to its line of Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080, including Matte Pink, Matte Orange, Matte Blue Metallic, Gloss Red Metallic, and Satin Black.

Top Value Fabrics
Its product mix includes Frontlit Banner, Blockout banner, Mesh Banner, Polypropylene Banner, specialty premium textiles, and more.

Transalloy (including biodegrable), MXM and Teslin synthetic paper, and Transvy vinyl, Trans-Block, Azuna 3D, as well static-Clingz cling, and polyester; more.

Brite Awn polyester, Canopy, Bantex, more.

Ultraflex Systems
Media lines for solvent, UV-curable, and latex printing including Pole Banner Pro, BioFlex, SuperPrint, SuperSmooth, Vulite, Jetflex, Normandy, Ultrabanner, UltraBlockout, UltraMesh, Ultima Supreme, Ultralon, Ultravision, and Ultramesh. Its Pole Banner Pro 18-oz blockout banner is designed for two-sided applications such as pole banners, aisle and event signage, and hanging banner; bBoth sides feature a matte finish and are compatible with eco-solvent, solvent, latex, and UV inks as well as screenprinting processes.

Universal Products
Solutions vinyl, banner, and film for solvent, mild-solvent, and UV-curable printers.

US Banner Corp.
Crown Coral and Pearl vinyl for solvent inks.

Utopia Digital Technologies
Its digital print platforms are sold by OEMs, dealers, and distributors including Effex for aqueous, KromaPlex for solvent, KromaPlex for UV, Extreva for HP Indigo, and more.

Topaz banner and paper for aqueous and mild-solvent printers.

Value Vinyls
FreedomMedia (matte, gloss, opaque, more) compatible with solvents; Opaque Ultra-Smooth PET; Ad-Flex; EcoLogic UV and Solvent recyclable banner; GrandFlex mesh; Rio mesh.
Rio Max FR Frontlit is a coated 16-oz material designed to hold up against vigorous winds, and be tolerant to cold weather and extremely resistant to tearing and fraying. It features a smooth matte texture on the face and is NFPA-701 Fire Retardant certified for indoor use.

Xcel Products
Offers various media including PVC, PE, PET, and other films. Xcel has partnered with YoBo to produce EcoMedia Blockout non-PVC banner material for UV printers. TerraSkin XP is a pulp-free paper comprising 80% stone (calcium carbonate) and a 20% PE (polyethylene) non-toxic resin.

Worthen Industries
Perception wide-format media including canvas and fabric for aqueous, eco-solvent, solvent, UV, and latex.