Durst has launched the 72-in. Rhotex 180 TR, an industrial dye sublimation printer for creating soft signage. Designed for sportswear, home textiles, P-O-P displays, and more, the Rhotex 180 TR’s transfer process creates resistance to abrasion and water. Equipped with QuadroZ printheads, as well as a heated printing table and hot air dryer for rapid drying, the machine prints 2150 sq ft/hr with a max. print resolution of 1200 dpi. Includes eight ink channels with odor- and VOC-free, water-based inks and features Caldera Grand RIP+.
Azonprinter has launched a set of UV inks with a shelf life of 6 months for white ink and 1 year for colors. The inks are designed with higher resistance to the effects of UV degradation and color fading, as well as improved adhesion to digital grade membrane overlay substrates, including polycarbonate, acrylic, and glass.
Agfa Graphics has added to its Duratex media line. Products include:
• Duratex 15oz PVC Backlit Banner, a translucent backlit banner media for indoor and outdoor signage applications;
• Duratex Composite PVC/PET/PVC Blockout Film, an opaque media suitable for single- or double-sided printing on display systems, retractable banner stands, scrolling displays, and more;
• Duratex Super White Foamboard, featuring a 94-white point paper surface, designed for P-O-P displays;
In order to promote newly available luxury apartments and upcoming retail stores and restaurants on the lower levels of One Santa Fe, a mixed-use development located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Arts District, window graphics were needed. Three thousand feet of window graphics, to be exact.
As a way to announce that a show or convention is taking place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, and to welcome guests, the building’s “Salt Shaker” – its cylinder-shaped entrance – is wrapped with eye-catching window graphics.
Perception Wide Format Media, a brand of Worthen Industries, has introduced a PVC-free wallpaper made with 10% post-consumer waste materials.
Perception’s PVC-free wallpaper is pre-pasted with a water-activated adhesive, has a quick-dry print surface, and is available in a bright white matte. The product is easily strippable, fiber-based, made in the US, meets California 01350 Standards for indoor air quality, and carries a Class “A” fire rating, according to the company. Compatible with latex and UV wide-format inkjet printing.
Inca Digital has announced the Inca Onset R50i wide-format, flatbed UV printer. This printer features 14 pL Fujifilm Dimatix Spectra printheads and an eight-channel, dual CMYK configuration to deliver 6458 sq ft/hr productivity with automation. Positioned between the 6-color Onset R40i and the Onset S50i, the new Onset R50i is designed for PSPs printing graphics for long and short-distance viewing.
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On the heels of Xcel Products’ 10th anniversary, the company has announced strategic partnerships with Ultraflex and General Formulations. The companies are involved in the manufacturing of PVC, specialty substrates, and pressure sensitive materials for the display, signage, and graphics industries.
The partnerships are part of Xcel’s mission to combine new products with full-service customization and support, according to a release.
Xcel Products, through a partnership with New Hampshire Plastics, has announced Eco-Board XP, a polystyrene hanging display product.
Eco-Board XP is PVC-free and comprises expanded, closed-cell High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). Compatible with digital flatbed printing (UV or LED cured), as well as screen printing (UV or conventional). Recommended fabrication includes mounting with pressure-sensitive adhesive, routing, saw cutting and drilling, heat bending, knife cutting, and die cutting/punching.