Ilford has announced new solvent and aqueous canvas offerings from its Omnijet family: Omnijet Bright White Solvent Canvas 335gsm, Omnijet Natural White Solvent Canvas 380gsm, and Omnijet Production Canvas 345gsm. All three are compatible with latex ink and geared toward displays, banners, and signs.
Bordeaux Digital Printink has expanded its UV and LED product range to include high-performance adhesion promoters for plastic and glass: Clear GL, adhesive promoter for glass substrates, and Clear PL, adhesive promoter for plastic substrates. Its transparent adhesion promoters are specially formulated with specific chemical bonding properties to be used as a printable coat to increase adhesion and improve scratch-resistance of UV and UV LED inks, reports Bordeaux. Available in 500-ml and 1-L bottles.
Fujifilm North America has added to its lineup of Acuity Advance Select Series printers with the new Acuity Advance Select HS flatbed. The new printer is based on the company’s recently announced Acuity Advance Select, but adds higher speeds: It can hit a top speed of 535 sq ft/hr in Production Squared mode.
HP has introduced its HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press, the company’s new flagship machine. Designed for high-volume print service providers – particularly those wanting to shift their retail graphics and corrugated-display applications from analog to digital – the FB10000 offers a top speed of 6727 sq ft/hr and direct-to-board printing.
Catapaque is an 8.0-mil opaque blockout, printable, two-sided polypropylene film for two-way printing. Designed for banners, P-O-P displays, and advertising graphics, the bright white film features curl-resistant, lay-flat properties and dimensional stability for color registration. Geared toward UV inkjet as well as screen, offset, and flexography printing, Catapaque can be sewn, grommeted, and heat-sealed.
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has added Sticky Stuff 4- and 8- oz wall graphic fabrics to its Northern Lights Printable Textile Collection.
Digital Graphics Solutions has introduced the Samurai II series of digital flatbed cutters. The Samurai II is able to cut structural rigid cardboard, PVC (up to 6mm), styrene, Coroplast, foam, corrugated board, SBS board, adhesive vinyl, magnetic film, carpet, leather, paper, and other substrates. Available in three sizes (cutting areas) – 51 x 51, 51 x 74, and 51 x 98 in. – the Samurai II features: a 4-tool built-in head, oscillating knife, non-oscillating knife, creasing wheel, and plotting pen. Max. cutting depth is 0.6-in.; max.
Budget Inks has introduced its Better Canvas, a bright white, water-resistant canvas that’s a blend of 35% cotton and 65% polyester. Compatible with solvent, latex, and aqueous inks, the canvas can be easily stretched without cracking, the company reports. Geared toward indoor signage, backdrops, and murals, as well as photographic and fine-art prints. In 60-in. rolls.
Drytac has acquired Toronto-based Multi-Tac, an adhesive-coatings company that specializes in the manufacture of high-quality pressure-sensitive products and custom coating solutions. The company operates two coating lines and serves a number of markets including flexible packaging, graphic arts, and label and tape applications.
1. Chicago – John Neff, a Chicago-based artist, used a desktop flatbed scanner as a camera to create photographs for his solo exhibition of displayed prints at the Renaissance Society (www.renaissancesociety.org) this past spring. In capturing the images, he took apart the scanner, modified the LED light arm, removed the cover, and set the scanner upright on a tripod with an attached camera lens on the scanner’s glass bed.