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.
Kip America launched its Kip C7800 toner-based production print system. Based on an LED printing design, the C7800 delivers 600 x 2400-dpi resolution at print speeds of up to 3500 sq ft/hr. It can accommodate media up to 36-in. wide and features three media decks and an auto sheet feeder. Other features include: cloud-based printing; scan and copy; variable-data printing; fully integrated stacking and folding; and a Kip Color RIP and Kip Cost Review Application for cost management and accounting.
DigiFab has introduced its StampaJet BP-54, a 54-in.-wide flag and banner printer that can print with disperse and pigment and sublimation inks. The BP-54 features: an integrated fabric-handling and curing system (hot-air curing dryers); a winding and unwinding system with speed/tension control (can handle rolls up to 200 lbs); and an Evolution RIP standard. It offers resolutions up to 1440 dpi and a top speed of 19 linear yards/hr; it accepts media up to 2mm.