Seal Graphics has released Pure Color Monet Light, a medium-weight, gloss polyester/cotton blend canvas for producing giclées, portraits, and interior displays. Printable with solvent, latex, and UV inks, Monet Light meets NFPA 701 fire rating and is available in widths ranging from 20 to 122 in.
Presto Tape has reached a distribution agreement with Ontario, Canada-based Window Film Systems. The national distributor of window films, wallcoverings, and surface materials will market Presto’s wallcovering products, CanvasTac, WallFab, and PrestoTex, across the country.
Novus Imaging has acquired Redwood Technologies, a research and development firm focused on the design and manufacture of industrial inkjet printers. The move brings a line of digital inkjet engine designs under the Novus umbrella, including Nemesis and Lyco print engines and patented methods for backlit imaging and printing with binary fluids.
Mimaki has revealed the UJV55-320, a 128-in. UV-LED inkjet printer for producing oversized graphics on a variety of materials. The machine offers 7 ink colors, CMYKcm + white, for multilayer printing. Mimaki’s LUS-120 UV-LED inks, offered in 3-L reservoirs, are scratch resistant, VOC free, and reportedly 170% flexible. Print speeds reach up to 1184 sq ft/hr. The printer also offers simultaneous dual-roll imaging for rolls up to 60 in. wide.
SID Signs has released the Katana 2516 Digital Cutting System for flexible graphic displays, packaging, and P-O-P applications. The Katana features a 63 x 98.4-in. cutting area with a 4-axis motion control system, which distributor Paradigm Imaging reports will ensure a cutting tolerance of 0.039 in. Max. cutting speed is 47 in./sec.
Sihl has added 3699 TriSolve PhotoArt paper, printable with latex, solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks and suitable for interior and exterior applications. Sihl reports the paper is water-repellent and durable up to 3 months outdoors. It features a non-matte finish and reportedly will not show gloss differential in areas with a heavy inkload. 3699 TriSolve is 9 mil thick and available in up to 64-in. widths.
With the aim of offering increased postpress output and control, Esko has regrouped its finishing equipment offerings and software platforms. Machines are now grouped into two table families: Kongsberg X, designed for versatility and creativity, and Kongsberg C, emphasizing productivity and efficiency. Each is available in a range of sizes and configurations.
In addition, new software tools include:
With an eye to wooing fashion designers in the same way it has lured photographers, Epson hosted its invitation-only Digital Couture Project in February in New York City. The runway show featured designs by a dozen fashion experts who partnered with third-party printers using Epson technologies to produce their work. As fast-fashion retailers like H&M and Zara decrease the time it takes new looks to travel from the drawing board to the store floor, Epson leaders are hoping designers will take advantage of easier-than-ever digital printing to keep pace.
Adler Display, a Baltimore-based provider of tradeshow exhibits and other marketing experiences, has joined Nimlok’s branded dealer network to become Nimlok Maryland. The company has been a Nimlok authorized dealer since 1996 and has served clients such as Johns Hopkins University, Adventist Mission, and the University of Maryland.
InVinci Surfaces has released a range of textured, removable vinyl and a PVC-free polyester canvas for printing wallcoverings, graphics, murals, banners, and more. Each product is printable with UV, solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and aqueous inks, and reportedly will not rip, wrinkle, or stretch.