Heytex has introduced Digitex Eclipse, a one-side, foam-coated blockout fabric with black backside for printing with UV and latex inks. Applications include wallcoverings, ceiling suspensions, displays, projection surfaces, and more. Available in widths up to 16 ft.
Photo Tex has introduced two new versions of its Photo Tex adhesive fabric media: Photo Tex (OPA) Opaque and Photo Tex (EX). Photo Tex (OPA) Opaque is a 95% blockout material for water-based, UV, and latex inks. Available in 36-, 42-, and 60-in widths. Photo Tex (EX) is a 50% stronger adhesive than regular Photo Tex. Designed for textured surfaces, eggshell paints, outdoor events, and fabric and clothing; it’s available in 42- and 54-in. rolls.
Bayer Material Science has introduced its new generation of engineered polycarbonate sheet products for signage: Makrolon LD and Makrolon SL. Makrolon LD helps to deliver uniform light diffusion and eliminates hot spotting for LED signage, including channel letters. Makrolon SL is an enhanced UV-resistant product with weatherability and impact strength; applications include flat and formed sign faces.
Graphics One has launched the GO EcoColor PC36 Print-and-Cut, a 36-in. eco-solvent printer with an integrated contour cutting system. Designed for applications such as garment decoration, transfers, decals, labels, and outdoor signage, the 4-color EcoColor PC36 utilizes EcoColor eco-solvent inks. It features a top resolution of 1440 dpi and print speeds up to 95 sq ft/hr; on the cut side, it offers cutting speeds up to 24 in./sec and up to 800 grams of cutting force. List price: $11,995, including software and more.
RTape’s 54-in. VinylEfx metalized vinyl print media is designed for P-O-P displays, tradeshow graphics, retail posters, museum graphics, and wall graphics. VinylEfx is available in Matte Silver, Fine Brush Silver, Smooth Silver, and Smooth Gold.
It’s compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, and latex inks, UV-curable inkjet inks, and UV-curable screen print inks. The media will adhere to a variety of standard metal and plastic sign substrates and smooth painted walls, RTape reports. In 54-in. rolls.
The last Apollo lunar landing took place in 1972, but at Moonpans.com – a website dedicated to US moon missions – visitors can still find Apollo “flown items” (artifacts and spacecraft checklist pages that actually were onboard the Apollo spacecraft and flown to the moon) as well as astronaut autographs, lunar meteorites, spacecraft models, and much more.
Domtar Corporation has completed the acquisition of Xerox’s paper and print media products business in the United States and Canada, which it had agreed to in March.
The transaction includes a range of coated and uncoated papers and specialty print media including wide-format papers, business forms, and carbonless paper formerly distributed by Xerox. The business will become part of Domtar's pulp and paper segment, and Domtar will market and distribute Xerox-branded paper and print media.
One of my college professors once told our accounting class that every company has some very valuable assets that will never show up on the balance sheet. “Could anyone venture a guess as to what these might be?” he asked.
After a few errant answers and many furrowed brows on our part, the professor revealed the assets he was referring to: the company’s employees. “Even though they have zero net value on the books,” he said, “in actuality its employees are the most valuable assets a company can have.”
HP has rebranded its HP Designjet and Scitex latex printers and supplies. The new sub-brand for these offerings is HP Latex, “demonstrating the strategic importance of latex to the HP Large Format Graphics portfolio,” the company notes.
The new Latex sub-brand is designed to help customers more easily identify the best HP Latex solution for their shop size and application needs. HP Latex Printing Technologies now include:
Aslan has presented its new Rear Projection Film for glass surfaces. Aslan RP 35 is a white, self-adhesive PVC film with a silk matte surface. When applied to the inside of a retail window, it serves as a projection surface that is viewable from the store’s exterior. The film works with any standard projector; available in 54-in. widths.