Update: The Printing Industries of America (PIA) reports that Toshiba has agreed to cancel its previously announced National No Print Day. For more information click here.
The Printing Industries of America is encouraging the US printing industry to reject a call by Toshiba America Business Solutions for a National No-Print Day.
PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has issued a call for entries to industry leaders who have created or produced successful marketing campaigns or programs utilizing digital printing in cross-media, relevant one-to-one direct marketing, collateral management, or online marketing portals, custom publishing, packaging, or personalized transactional/transpromo solutions. All submitters will receive "Marketing Your Services with Case Studies," a new practical guide and self-promotion kit.
Advanced Grieg Laminators (AGL) showcased Cover-Rite PP1G Dry-Erase overlaminate. A pressure-sensitive, non-treated 1-mil polypropylene thermal film for write-on, write-off capability, PP1G can be used for a variety of applications such as promotional signage, whiteboards, discount displays, and more. The clear, gloss film features a permanent acrylic adhesive. Available in 25-, 38-, 43-, and 51-in. rolls.
Hendrick has introduced three new cutting tools. The GoSaw8 and GoSaw10 are fully portable vertical cutting platforms complete with a Bosch circular saw (optional and also compatible with a wide range of other handheld circular saws, including cordless). The GoSaw8 handles sheets up to 4 x 8 ft (5 x 10 ft on the GoSaw10), allowing vertical and horizontal cutting. Bevel cutting at angles of up to 45° is supported, and accessories include a midway fence and quick stop.
Gerber has added three new colors to its GerberColor line of thermal transfer foils designed specifically for use with the Gerber Edge, Edge 2, and Edge FX: Fireball Red, Electric Green, and Arctic White. The films can be printed as spot, metallic, and process color, and can withstand harsh exterior and industrial environments, including abrasion and UV exposure, reports Gerber. In 147-ft-long rolls.
FiberMate, a recyclable rigid print media, was introduced by 3A Composites. The wood-fiber panel, comprising 100% recycled fiber, is 3.2mm thick and features a white, water-based UV print coating on both sides, to allow for double-sided printing. Available in 49 x 97-in. sheets, FiberMate is designed for medium-term displays, interior signage, exhibits, and kiosks and for long-term framing applications. FiberMate can be recycled in either wood or paper waste streams, providing that the inks are also recyclable; the media is California Air Resource Board (CARB) compliant.
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.