Ultraflex has introduced IllumiSol BL Film, an 8.5-mil PET film coated on one-side for eco-solvent, solvent, and UV printing. The quick-drying, glossy topcoat is designed to diffuse light for backlit graphics. Primary applications include indoor and outdoor backlit displays, transit graphics, high-resolution posters, light boxes, and more. IllumiSol has been formulated to prevent the transfer of ink onto the backside of the graphics when rolled up after printing. In 86-in. rolls.
Brand Management Group (BMG) has introduced Glossy Finish and Lustre Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Papers. Both resin-based papers weigh in at 255 gsm. Glossy Finish offers a smooth, high-gloss finish; Lustre Finish features a satin finish similar to E-surface papers used in traditional darkroom printing. The instant-dry papers have been engineered to lay flat with little to no curl; they feature a bright white point and are compatible with dye and pigmented inks. In various sheet and roll sizes up to 60-in. wide
3M Commercial Graphics has introduced five new colors to its line of 3M Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080. The new colors include: Matte Pink, Matte Orange, Matte Blue Metallic, Gloss Red Metallic, and Satin Black. As with the rest of the Series 1080 line, the new colors are designed with a pressure-activated adhesive that allows them to slide and be respositioned until firm pressure is applied.
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FESPA is bringing its third FESPA Global Summit to London. The two-day event – which invites industry leaders of the digital wide-format community to address key issues, challenges, opportunities, and threats that are confronting the modern print service provider – takes place January 22-23 at the Brewery and Montcalm Hotel in East London.
Inca Digital Printers has introduced the Inca Onset S20i wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer, which supersedes the former Onset S20 and follows the launch of the Onset S40i earlier this year.
Plustek Technology has launched its new OpticFilm 120 film scanner, designed to deliver professional image-quality results from 35mm film strips, slides, and 120/220 film formats from 6 x 4.5 to 6 x 12 in.
Canon USA has introduced five new imageProGraf large-format printers: the 60-in. iPF9400 and iPF9400S, the 44-in. iPF8400, and the 24-in. iPF6450 and iPF6400 models.
All of the new models utilize Canon’s Lucia EX pigment inkset: 8 colors (CMYK + photo cyan + photo magenta + gray + matte black) on the 9400S and 12 colors (CMYKRGB + photo magenta + photo cyan + gray + photo gray + matte black) on the other four new models. Tank size on the 9400, 9400S, and 8400 models is 330-ml (700-ml optional); the 6450 and 6400 models have a 130-ml tank size (300-ml optional).
At the center of every modern Olympic Games is the iconic stadium, which for the 2012 London version of the sporting extravaganza featured a stunning fabric wrap comprising more than 300 individual panels, each measuring approximately 80-feet high x 8-feet wide. But as impressive as the graphics were, it’s what’s being done with them in their post-Olympics life that will have a longer-lasting effect.
After he had purchased a Lamborghini Gallardo, long-time customer of New Jersey’s Designer Wraps Marc Cavallo began toying with the idea of decking out his new ride in a full wrap. “We talked for several months about wrapping the new car in chrome, but it wasn’t until July of this year that he decided he was finally ready,” says Sean Tomlin, owner of Designer Wraps.
Fisher Textiles has added GF 3030 Fencing to its line of grand-format fabrics for dye-sublimation and UV printing. GF 3030 Fencing is a thin, open fabric, created specifically for short-term construction barriers, eventing, and sports-marketing applications and markets. It is 3.0 oz/sq yd, 126-in. wide and 100% Polyester. Small holes in the fabric allow for some see-through and there is adequate space for printed colors and images, the company reports.