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Arlon Introduces New Overlaminates

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Mulitpurpose overlaminates recommended for vehicle and outdoor graphics.

Arlon showcased its new Series 3220L (Luster) and Series 3220S (Satin) overlaminates. These multipurpose, 2-mil cast-vinyl laminates are recommended for vehicle wraps and for any type of outdoor digitally printed signage. Available in 30-, 36-, 48-, 54-, and 60-in. roll widths.

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Drytac Announces Artsafe 200 Mounting Tissue

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Artsafe 200 can be used for small and large prints.

Drytac showcased its Artsafe 200 mounting tissue, a high-quality, buffered, acid-free, non-yellowing, stable and safe adhesive for fine-art prints, posters, photo, and clippings. Artsafe 200 mounting tissue is supplied on a special “carrier release” paper, and can be used for small and large prints. A single sided version (with adhesive on one side of the buffered tissue) is also available for use as a heat-set repair tissue.

Drytac
drytac.com

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Transilwrap Company Acquires Interfilm Holdings

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Acquisition expands product line for customers

Transilwrap Company has announced the acquisition of Interfilm Holdings, Inc., the distributor and converter of flexible films.

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New Buyers’ Panel Announced for 2011 Signage and Graphics Summit

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Clear Channel Outdoor, SuperValu, and Bealls headline the SGS Buyers' Panel, January 27, 2011 in Tampa.

ST Media Group International, publisher of The Big Picture, has announced that buyers from Clear Channel Outdoor, SuperValu, and Bealls (Tampa) will be featured on the 2011 Signage and Graphics Summit (SGS) Buyers’ Panel.

This year’s panelists include Harry Steen, Manager of Creative Design, Supervalu; Karen Filips, Director-Ad Production, Bealls (the department store chain headquartered in Tampa with 76 locations); and Charlie Turner, Executive VP-Operations, Clear Channel Outdoor.

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Fresh Fruit and Buses

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Target promotes new Fresh grocery stores with DC area bus wraps.

The Client Target Fresh grocery stores

The Player MetroMedia Technologies (MMT, mmt.com)

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Clearstar Releases Redesigned StarLam 1600R

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Features include rotating metering rods and cleaning system.

Clearstar LP released its redesigned StarLam 1600R roll-to-roll liquid laminator. The new model features rotating metering rods, a self-contained cleaning system and an advanced drying technique. The 1600R can handle media up to 64-in. wide and offers speeds of 1-4 ft/min.

Clearstar LP
clearstarcorp.com

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Impala Hybrid Makes North American Debut

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Polytype Americas also announces new print modes for Oryx printers.

Polytype America Corp., exclusive distributor for the SwissQPrint printer line, introduced the Impala hybrid UV printer to North America. It uses an 8-color inkset (CMYKcmk + W) + varnish, supports drop sizes from 12 to 42 pl, offers resolution up to 1440 dpi, and print speeds up to 1441 sq ft/hr in flatbed mode (high-print quality is 387-720 sq ft/hr at 720 and 360 dpi). Maximum print area is 5 x 8 ft. The company also showcased several new print modes for the Oryx UV flatbed printers that increase the maximum print speed up to 828 sq ft/hr in draft mode.

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Arkwright Announces New Production Roll Media

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All widths range from 38 to 63 inches on six-inch cores.

Arkwright Advanced Coating announced a new line of digitally coated inkjet media targeted for high-speed, production printers. The Production Roll line includes: 22150/22180 Light-Block Film Gloss (5-mil, 8-mil); 22340/22270 White Film Gloss (4-mil, 7-mil); 22450 Matte Backlit Film Gloss (5-mil); 70900 Latex Saturated Poster Paper, Satin (213 gsm); and two FSC-certified poster papers, 73686 Gloss Poster Paper (8-mil) and 73689 Satin Poster Paper (6-mil). All in widths ranging from 38 to 63 in., on 6-in. cores.

Arkwright Advanced Coating
arkwright.com

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INX Debuts EDX Eco-Solvents

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Allows users to perform cartridge chageover without wasting ink.

Inx Digital showcased its EDX line of eco solvent inks and Eco Bulk ink-delivery system. A fast drying ink with low odor and dual compatibility, EDX allows users to perform cartridge-by-cartridge changeover without wasting ink. The EDX inks were launched specifically for Roland series printers with Epson DX4 printhead technology.

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New Aurora Knit Fabrics

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Also announced it is now the exclusive distributor in the US and Canada for Stork digital textile inks.

Aurora Specialty Textiles added Encore FR to its Weaves of Green line of 100% recycled polyester fabrics. Made from post-consumer plastic drink bottles and constructed of spun yarns to give it the drape and hand of a natural fiber fabric, Encore FR features a rugged texture and the durability of polyester. It meets the NFPA 701 small-scale flammability standard for indoor use and is compatible with sublimation transfer and UV-cure printing. Available in 100-yd rolls, 58-in. wide.

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