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New Engineered Polycarbonate Sheet Products from Bayer

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Makrolon LD and Makrolon SL are available in sheet sizes of 52 and 75 in.

Bayer Material Science has introduced its new generation of engineered polycarbonate sheet products for signage: Makrolon LD and Makrolon SL. Makrolon LD helps to deliver uniform light diffusion and eliminates hot spotting for LED signage, including channel letters. Makrolon SL is an enhanced UV-resistant product with weatherability and impact strength; applications include flat and formed sign faces.

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Graphics One Introduces GO EcoColor PC36

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The eco-solvent printer comes with an integrated contour cutting system.

Graphics One has launched the GO EcoColor PC36 Print-and-Cut, a 36-in. eco-solvent printer with an integrated contour cutting system. Designed for applications such as garment decoration, transfers, decals, labels, and outdoor signage, the 4-color EcoColor PC36 utilizes EcoColor eco-solvent inks. It features a top resolution of 1440 dpi and print speeds up to 95 sq ft/hr; on the cut side, it offers cutting speeds up to 24 in./sec and up to 800 grams of cutting force. List price: $11,995, including software and more.

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VinylEfx Metalized Vinyl from RTape

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Compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, and latex inks, UV-curable inkjet inks, as well as UV-curable screen print inks.

RTape’s 54-in. VinylEfx metalized vinyl print media is designed for P-O-P displays, tradeshow graphics, retail posters, museum graphics, and wall graphics. VinylEfx is available in Matte Silver, Fine Brush Silver, Smooth Silver, and Smooth Gold.

It’s compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, and latex inks, UV-curable inkjet inks, and UV-curable screen print inks. The media will adhere to a variety of standard metal and plastic sign substrates and smooth painted walls, RTape reports. In 54-in. rolls.

RTAPE
www.rtape.com

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Nothing Beats an Astronaut

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Moonpans.com and Reed Art & Imaging partner on prints that speak to our lunar history.

The last Apollo lunar landing took place in 1972, but at www.Moonpans.com – a website dedicated to US moon missions – visitors can still find Apollo “flown items” (artifacts and spacecraft checklist pages that actually were onboard the Apollo spacecraft and flown to the moon) as well as astronaut autographs, lunar meteorites, spacecraft models, and much more.

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Domtar Completes Acquisition of Xerox US and Canadian Paper Business

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Business becomes part of Domtar's pulp and paper segment.

Domtar Corporation has completed the acquisition of Xerox’s paper and print media products business in the United States and Canada, which it had agreed to in March.

The transaction includes a range of coated and uncoated papers and specialty print media including wide-format papers, business forms, and carbonless paper formerly distributed by Xerox. The business will become part of Domtar's pulp and paper segment, and Domtar will market and distribute Xerox-branded paper and print media.

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Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets

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How to make your employees happy in your workplace and ultimately hang on to the best ones.

One of my college professors once told our accounting class that every company has some very valuable assets that will never show up on the balance sheet. “Could anyone venture a guess as to what these might be?” he asked.

After a few errant answers and many furrowed brows on our part, the professor revealed the assets he was referring to: the company’s employees. “Even though they have zero net value on the books,” he said, “in actuality its employees are the most valuable assets a company can have.”

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HP Rebrands and Expands Latex Printing Portfolio

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Announces its new HP Latex 3000 Printer.

HP has rebranded its HP Designjet and Scitex latex printers and supplies. The new sub-brand for these offerings is HP Latex, “demonstrating the strategic importance of latex to the HP Large Format Graphics portfolio,” the company notes.

The new Latex sub-brand is designed to help customers more easily identify the best HP Latex solution for their shop size and application needs. HP Latex Printing Technologies now include:

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Aslan Releases New Films

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The Rear Projection Film is for glass surfaces.

Aslan has presented its new Rear Projection Film for glass surfaces. Aslan RP 35 is a white, self-adhesive PVC film with a silk matte surface. When applied to the inside of a retail window, it serves as a projection surface that is viewable from the store’s exterior. The film works with any standard projector; available in 54-in. widths.

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FDC Graphic Films Introduces New Banners

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Designed for printing outdoor general-purpose signage and displays.

FDC Graphic Films has introduced two new mesh PVC banners, Series 7521 and 7522, and a high-strength banner, Series 7501, to its line of wide-format banner products. The banners are designed for printing outdoor general-purpose signage and displays and are tear-, curl-, and fire-resistant. Available in 54- and 63-in. rolls.

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Avery Dennison Launches New Global Website

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The site features services to assist customers with technical, color matching, and wrap training needs.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has launched a new global website www.graphics.averydennison.com – where print service providers, sign shops, designers, and architects can quickly find in-depth information about Avery products, services, and solutions. The site also features services to assist customers with technical, color matching, and wrap training needs. The site will soon feature translations in eight different languages.

AVERY DENNISON GRAPHICS SOLUTIONS
www.averygraphics.com

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