Hytex has re-engineered its Bright White Digital wallcovering for use in digital printing and wide-format digital mural output. A recycled nonwoven, the acoustrical fabric is made from 100% recycled polyester and high-strength waterproof fibers. Flammability rating: NFPA 265 and UBC 8-2. Available in 54- to 140-in. widths.
HP has added several new canvas and backlit media for its HP latex printers.
HP Premium Satin Canvas features a bright-white base and large color gamut. The canvas is scratch- and crack-resistant, and designed for fine-art and photographic reproductions, including stretching for gallery wraps and mounted applications. In 30-, 36-, 54-, and 60-in. widths.
HP Everyday Satin Canvas is a semi-matte, slightly textured canvas designed for production-oriented décor and display work. Available in 30-, 36-, 54-, and 60-in. widths.
The GF 4834 Luxury Banner for dye-sublimation and UV-curable printing is the newest fabric from Fisher Textiles. The 5.9-oz, bright-white satin warp-knit fabric features a medium-level sheen and passes NFPA 701 flame requirements. Applications include soft signage, high-end displays, and retail advertising applications. Available in 62- and 125-in. widths.
Avery Dennison has added five satin-finish colors – black, white, white pearlescent, carmine red, and bubblegum pink – to its Supreme Wrapping Film line, which now comprises 78 opaque cast films in gloss, matte and brushed metallic, matte, pearlescent, carbon fiber, conform chrome, and satin colors. All of the films feature Easy Apply RS technology and no overlaminate is required before installation, reports Avery. The Supreme Wrapping Films are geared toward interior and exterior accents for vehicles, P-O-P signage, and architectural installations. In 60-in. widths.
Mutoh America has introduced two new ValueJet models: the 1638X and the 1638WX.
The ValueJet 1638X is a 64-inch eco-solvent printer, replacing the company’s ValueJet 1638 model. Available with CMYKcmk or CMYK x 2 inksets, the 1638X features staggered dual printheads and a top speed of 1012 sq ft/hr, making it the company’s fastest ValueJet model. Max resolution is 1440 dpi.
The Digital Signage Expo – the international conference and tradeshow that’s dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks – drew more than 4000 attendees to its 2014 show in Las Vegas this past February. Nearly 30 percent of the event’s attendees were from outside the US, according to show management, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, Columbia, China, the UK, Australia, and Taiwan. More than 200 companies exhibited at this year’s expo, including 56 first-timers.
Kornit Digital has announced the appointment of Gabi Seligsohn as the chief executive officer of the company. Ofer Ben-Zur, Kornit's founder, will remain the president and CTO of the company.
Ricoh has introduced its new Ricoh Pro L4100 series of latex printers. Comprising the Pro L4160 and Pro L4130 latex printers, the new rollfed printers can handle media sizes up to 63.8-in. (L4160) and 54-in. (L4130) wide, and support up to seven colors in various configurations, including orange, green, and white inks in addition to CMYK.
Presto Tape has added PaperTac to its Digitally Printable Wallcoverings collection. PaperTac is available in three versions: PaperTac 329, a 6-mil paper that can be printed with UV-cure and latex inks; PaperTac 330, a 7-mil paper printable with UV-cure, latex, solvent, and eco-solvent inks; and PaperTac Heavy 350, a 10-mil paper with a heavier feel and can be printed with UV-cure and latex inks. PaperTac is designed for surface graphics and wall murals, or in place of traditional wallpaper.
Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas, jointly developed by Fredrix Print Canvas and LexJet, is an OBA-free canvas built on an acid-free, pH neutral, poly-cotton base. Compatible with aqueous inks, the new Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas is available in these widths: 17-, 24-, 36-, 44-, 60-, and 64-in.