Smart-X graphic display board has been introduced by 3A Composites USA. A heavy-duty foam board that is 100-percent recyclable, Smart-X consists of an all-plastic sheet constructed with a moisture-resistant expanded polystyrene core and two layers of UV-resistant solid polystyrene (HIPS). Smart-X can be installed outdoors without experiencing any significant change in color for a period of up to two years, the company reports; in addition, the new board will not delaminate during exterior applications, according to 3A Composites.
Inx Digital has launched its new ESC inkjet ink. An alternative eco-solvent ink, ESC is designed to run on the Epson Stylus GS6000 as well as the Epson SureColor printers.
The new ink features: an improved color gamut, the availability of custom ICC printer profiles, improved Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) resistance, and more. The ink is color and chemically compatible with OEM inks; the yellow color set offers extended two-year durability and no color profiling is required, Inx reports. Applications include outdoor banners, posters, and tradeshow graphics.
The Gilman Brothers Company has announced improvements to three of its product lines: Ryno Board, Duraplast, and Eaglecell. All of the products are compatible with UV inks.
Agfa has launched its new Jeti Titan S and HS flatbed UV-inkjet printers. Both new printers can accommodate 122 x 79-in. rigid media and utilize Ricoh Gen 5 printheads (1280 nozzles, 7-pL droplet size). The Titan S (the “S” stands for “speed”) is equipped with one row of printheads but can be upgraded in the field to two rows, becoming a Titan HS (“high speed”).
Aslan has introduced a new, self-adhesive color film series with 100-mm thickness, designed for exhibitions, shop-fittings, and wall decorations, Aslan CM 100. The film features a low-reflective surface and is flame resistant. A high opacity allows applications on colored surfaces, and the film is removable without leaving residues, reports Aslan. Aslan CM 100 includes 23 colors and is available in 40-in. widths.
1. Sydney │ Internet provider iiNet invited commuters at Sydney’s Wynyard station to play Twister (as well as snap selfies and partake in social media) as part of a station domination. The campaign, produced by Western Australian advertising agency Meerkats (www.meerkats.com.au), consisted of 77 posters – including bulkheads, floor graphics, pillar graphics, and wall graphics.
EFI’s Connect 2014 users’ conference, held this past January at the Wynn Las Vegas, drew an event-record attendance of approximately 1500 customers, channel partners, and other industry professionals, a reported increase of 33 percent from the previous year. The conference featured more than 150 educational sessions, including a new business-development track aimed at C-level executives to complement extensive feature-specific training on EFI products.
Bemis Company, Inc., the parent company of Mactac, has reached an agreement to sell its Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corporation. The sale includes offices and manufacturing facilities located in Omaha, Nebraska; Crossett, Arkansas; Vancouver, Washington; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2014.
In the Oscar-nominated film Saving Mr. Banks – which chronicles the making of the movie, Mary Poppins – viewers are taken back and forth in time to 1960s Los Angeles and early 20th-century Australia. To ensure the scenes were authentic to the portrayed eras, production designer Michael Corenblith called on Martin T.
Ztac from Clingz is a line of adhesive graphic films featuring a low-tack coating that allows the film to adhere to glass and other smooth surfaces. Available in white, clear, or ultra clear versions, the media is designed for UV-curable printing; applications include window graphics and P-O-P displays. Using wet application, Ztac is repositionable with a soft peel, and will not leave an adhesive residue when removed, says Clingz. In 54-in. widths.