The Tower by Orbus is a double-sided, freestanding 6-foot tower display with a sturdy construction and stylish design. Featuring black thermoformed laminate top and bottom plates, and silver or black aluminum side extrusions, the Tower can also add an optional backlighting kit, commandeering even more attention. Two width sizes available: 27 and 36 inches; both widths are 17-inches deep x 73.5-inches tall. Graphic dimensions are 24 or 33 x 72 inches; graphics are held under tension in a curved “bubble” position.
Prezenta’s ExpoGo! Quik-Fabric Display is a lightweight popup in which the fabric graphic stays attached via Velcro to the tubular aluminum frame with molded hubs. Fabric graphic dimensions are 88 x 88 inches. The fabric is machine-washable stretchable warp polyester (recyclable) with an NFPA 701 fire-retardant rating. Fabric end caps and halogen lights are optional. Note: Also available as hardware and case only.
The inflatable Curbie, from Above All Advertising, is a quirky way to get your client’s message out. Designed for use at tradeshows, outside retail stores, or even in a standard pick-up truck bed (turning your ride into a moving promotional billboard), the Curbie measures 11 x 4 feet with a print area of 6 x 4 feet. A banner can be attached to the unit using grommets, or a digitally printed “sock” can be pulled over the inflatable (premium polyester is recommended, but vinyl is acceptable). Available in white, blue, black, orange, and yellow.
The Display Cube by Tex Visions is a versatile advertising tool made of thick, compact foam; it’s light enough for stacking, but dense enough to sit on. Display Cubes can be assembled to create an advertising wall or positioned for a seating area. The cubes are ideal for lounges, showrooms, tradeshows, or any event. The foam is wrapped in custom printed fabric, Tex Vision Multisol D knitted polyester that slips on like a pillowcase and secures with a hook-and-lock adhesive. Prints can be easily removed and replaced when a new message is needed.
The Hanging Fabric Banner Display from Creative Banner Assemblies offers 360-degree brand or message visibility and is ideal for tradeshows, exhibition halls, and conventions. The collapsible aluminum frame is available in three different designs: triangle, square, and round. Sizes include 6-,8-, 10-, and 12-foot-diameter round design, 8-foot square and triangle design; heights vary from 3- to 4-feet. The stretch fabric zips completely over the aluminum frame to ensure a clean finished look for exhibit graphics, using eyehooks to hold together the snap-button poles.
Walls + Forms Inc.’s freestanding Slatgrid Displays are designed for indoor use to create a branded presence anywhere in a retail environment and light up to ignite higher visibility. The Slatgrid Displays can be mounted in a back-to-back configuration to create an outpost in the middle of a room, or they can be set up as a freestanding display wall or along existing walls. The back panel holds the printed graphic to match the brand message and identity; vinyl logos can be printed on the sides for maximum branding potential.
Hop Industries introduced Hop-Syn TO, a new opaque synthetic paper designed for P-O-P displays, outdoor banners, window promotions, in-store signage, and pennants where extreme temperature, tear resistance, and UV durability are required. Based on a mix of polypropylene and inorganic fillers, Hop-Syn TO can withstand temperatures from -60 F up to 220 F without distortion, the company reports.
GMG Color introduced PrintFactory GMG Edition to the US market. An automated production workflow solution designed for wide-format printing, it’s available in two versions – one for print shops primarily geared around indoor wide-format work, and one for shops that tackle very large outdoor projects as well as indoor. PrintFactory GMG offers: automation with standard and customized templates; color management; preflighting and PDF file editing; dedicated job-prep; real-time previewing; and more.
GPA has announced new InCycle Sheet Expanded PET manufactured from recycled water bottles. Naturally bright white without the addition of pigments, InCycle Sheet is lightweight and offers superior thermal-insulating properties, GPA reports. It’s compatible with UV inkjet and offset printing, and is suitable for die cutting, folding, embossing/debossing, and more. It’s available in 28 x 40-in. sheets.
Pemla has introduced its EDI OEM-Compatible inks, water-based inks that are designed as drop-in replacement inks for standard Epson UltraChrome inks. The EDI inks feature clean, bright colors closely matching OEM inks and low dot gain on most substrates, reports Pemla; the inks are also water-resistant. Available in CMYcm plus vivid magenta, light vivid magenta, and four blacks (photo, matte, light, light light).