Digital Graphics Systems has introduced the Samurai V-Cut series of digital flatbed cutters. Able to cut PVC, styrene, corrugated board, foam, and SBS board, the Samurai features: a quick-release tool head system, two interchangeable tool positions, and a “V”-cut tool included for structural honeycomb board. Other features include digital control of the Z axis, a built-in control panel, spindle option, and Kase Cut Vision for image camera registration. Maximum cutting area: V-Cut 4400 51 x 51 in.; V-Cut 4600 51 x 74 in.; and V-Cut 4800 51 x 98 in.
The IsoFrame Wave debuted from Mark Bric. A fully flexible display unit – every panel section measures 31.5 x 82-in. and can flex up to 180 degrees each way in the horizontal position. At three or more panel sections wide, the Wave can be maneuvered into a full circle display. Graphics attach and align with a new mechanical/magnetic mounting system. Tables, monitors, and spotlights can be attached if desired, and IsoFrame panel sections can be added to fill the size of any space. Its FastClamp connector system allows for tool-free assembly.
Mactac Graphic Products has debuted several new media. Macmark 8400 is a glossy translucent vinyl for illuminated signs and window décor. The 3-mil cadmium-free vinyl is coated with a permanent acrylic, pressure-sensitive adhesive and features an 83# white kraft liner. Available in 16 transparent, bright-gloss colors.
Hexis has debuted two new lines of vinyl media. The new HX20000 consists of a multilayered, cast 3-mil PVC with Hex’Press air egress adhesive for easy removal. The film is designed for full vehicle wraps and graphics. The gray, gloss film is available in 54-in. wide rolls.
Graphic Finishing Partners has announced its new 200 Series Professional Cold laminators in 33- and 55-in. widths. Designed for cold lamination, mounting, and pre-mask applications, the 200 Series can accommodate jobs including posters, P-O-P displays, single-side lamination, and applying colored vinyls. The 230C and 255C Series features: ½-in. and 1-in. variable roll gap, respectively; variable speeds; large nip rollers; and single pressure adjustment.
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Bordeaux Digital PrintInk has introduced Pro-Teck AQ, a new line of water- and UV-based liquid laminates designed for sign, vehicle, and fleet graphics. The laminates are optimized for protection from UV and visible light, and from pressurized water-and-detergent mixtures (used for washing vehicles), as well as from oxidation, moisture, and temperature extremes. The Pro-Teck AQ line is designed to enhance color density and improve color contrast, the company reports, and can be applied by machine or manually, depending on the substrate. In 1- and 5-liter bottles and 5-gallon pails.
Neschen has introduced three additions to the PrintLux series of media for aqueous dye and pigment inks:
PrintLux Nolite 165, a 6.5-mil matte PET compound, features a light-blocking silver back and no-edge curl. Scratch- and water-resistant, it’s available in 30-, 36-, and 43-in. widths; ideal for roll-up indoor display systems, says Neschen.
FDC Graphic Films has expanded its digital print media line for wrap, signage, decal, and wall-graphic applications. New additions include:
• Air Advantage Series 1025, a 3- to 5-mil matte finish or patterned cast PVC vinyl film, in various colors for wrap applications. Not intended for digital printing, the film is available in 30- and 60-in. widths.
• Series 7335, a 7.5-mil polyester fabric with a removable adhesive designed for printing wall graphics; it allows for full-bleed printing without edge curl and lifting. In 30-, 54-, and 60-in. widths.
Avery Dennison’s new SF100-843-S Conform Chrome accent film made its debut. Conform Chrome provides a shiny, mirror-like finish that’s recommended for applications like gas caps, side-view mirrors, stripes, and door handles (note: the film is not recommended for full vehicle wraps). The 5.8-mil Conform Chrome features Avery’s Easy Apply RS technology and is conformable, allowing for installation on rounded or curved vehicle components. It is UV-, temperature-, humidity-, and salt-spray resistant.
SA International unveiled Version 5 of its EnRoute software. The latest version adds CAD/CAM capabilities aimed at simplifying sign design and production, including: a new Noise Distortion tool to produce a hand-carved effect; an expanded Advanced Nesting Suite to identify and track sheet remnants; 3D Engrave Suite; Object Distortion; and more.