Mactac launched DesignScape3D, a mobile-tablet application designed to help wide-format printing professionals and their customers specify the right Mactac pressure-sensitive print media for their graphics applications. The app provides visual details about where wide-format graphic products are used in the real world, allowing a user to choose one of six 3D environments with rotating icons highlighting different pressure-sensitive graphic applications.
Avery Dennison launched 22 new colors in its Supreme Wrapping Film line, in gloss, pearlescent, satin, matte, brushed metallic, gloss metallic, and matte metallic finishes. The new colors include: Ambulance Yellow, Soft Red, Emerald Matte Metallic, Pink Matte Metallic, and others.
3M Graphics has introduced two new overlaminates: Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 3658G and Scotchcal Matte Overlaminate 3660M. The 2-mil overlaminates are engineered to provide added durability to flexible, rigid, flat, and thermoformed sign faces, according to 3M. They’re designed for use on digitally imaged and electronically cut backlit sign faces and are compatible with 3M Panagraphics III Wide Width Flexible Substrate, 3M Envision Translucent Film Series 3730, 3M Scotchcal Translucent Film Series 3630, and 3M Piezo Inkjet Inks.
Vision Graphics has acquired Ogden Blue, the 65-year-old Utah company that supports architects, contractors, artists, and others with their printing and supply needs. Ogden Blue’s capabilities include small-format printing for business cards, brochures, envelopes etc., along with large-format printing for banners, canvas artists prints, and framing.
In order to truly capture the attitude and speed of a 2014 SRT Viper, Jacksonville’s Identity Design (www.paintisdead.com) wrapped the 640-horsepower Chrysler sports car with Ritrama’s Black Mamba, a textured, black snakeskin cast vinyl film.
“The Dodge Viper is notorious for its logo – a snake,” says Scott Kepple, sales director at Identity Design. “The Black Mamba material was a true complement to the aura of the Viper itself.”
The GO F-24 from Graphics One is a one-pass UV LED flatbed printer that features a 16 x 24-in. print area and a 4-in. gantry height for printing promotional and industrial applications. Inkset: CMYK + white (and clear UV). Top resolution is 1440 dpi; print speeds up to 100 sq ft/hr (CMYK).
DAF Products launched its DAF double-sided polypropylene film, an 8-mil, 100% polypropylene film designed for printing on one or both sides. The white opaque film has a double-matte finish and is designed for use in specialized printing, window displays, promotional advertising, retail P-O-P, and tradeshows. The film is water- and tear-resistant and features light-block properties. For use with UV-cure and latex printers, it’s available in 50-in. widths.
Catalina Graphic Films introduced SPMHSCC Opti-Cling hi-stat clear static-cling vinyl, part of its series of Mojave digital media for window graphics. The 8-mil vinyl has a matte/clear liner and is compatible with eco-solvent, latex, solvent, and UV-curable printing (also screen and offset printing). For outdoor and indoor applications, including window displays, P-O-P and seasonal decals, price stickers, vehicle advertising, and more. In 54- and 60-in. widths.
Vivid Laminating Technologies, the UK designer and manufacturer of laminating machines, has announced that it has signed distribution contracts with 10 separate dealers in the United States for two of its product lines.
In a press release, the company notes that it “first visited the US to exhibit at 2011’s Graph Expo in Chicago. We returned last year for the SGIA show in Las Vegas and are now pleased to confirm that deals have been struck with a number of leading print-finishing equipment resellers.”
RockTenn has acquired National Print Group (NPG, Inc.), the merchandising-displays company and print provider.
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, RockTenn is a leading manufacturer of corrugated and consumer packaging. The company has 26,000 employees and operates locations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and China. Its RockTenn Merchandising Displays group provides promotional and permanent merchandising programs including design, manufacturing, fulfillment, and distribution services to consumer product companies and retailers.