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Inx Digital Unveils New Inks

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Eco-solvent and solvent inks added to Triangle line.

Inx Digital has announced three new Triangle brand inkjet inks. OKS eco-solvent ink is designed to run on OKI ColorPainter H3-104s solvent printers and is anticipated to be available in 8 colors. The company reports XCS is engineered for high-volume printers and inkjet heads with large drop size. LV8 is reported to be a flexible and multipurpose ink designed to jet through multiple mid-sized drop volume printheads.

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3M Adds Ultra-Removable Wrap Film

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Expands IJ180mC family.

3M has expanded its Print Wrap Film IJ180mC family with the addition of IJ180mC-10UR removable film. The film is engineered for removal without the use of heat or chemicals, allowing graphics to be moved or replaced quickly.

3M reports the film offers slideability for positioning panels, initial tack optimization for wraps, and Comply Adhesive micro technology for a smooth finish. Applications include vehicle wraps and general signage.

Available in 54-in. rolls.
 

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New Adhesive Films from Aslan

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Designed to hinder reflections.

Aslan has added two new films to the WrapTheHouse line of films, engineered for low reflectivity. Aslan DFP 55 is a white variant, while Aslan DFP 65 is transparent. Both films have a matte finish with a weatherproof adhesive that doubles as a protective laminate. The films are durable for at least three years and can be easily removed after an application time of up to six months, according to the company.

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HP Adds Flexible Media Loader for Scitex 17000

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Expands applications for corrugated press.

HP has released the Flexible Media Loader for its Scitex 17000 Corrugated Press for printing outdoor applications such as city light posters, bus shelters, and billboards, and indoor projects including metro signage, retail posters, and display units. The machine images corrugated flute measuring up to 63 x 126 in. and 1 in. thick. Features include an automatic loader, edge-to-edge printing, simultaneous sheet printing up to four sheets, and more. Caldera’s GrandRIP+ or Onyx Thrive software is included.

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Trailer Turned Pop-Up Boutique

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Big Ink uses creative print to transform an old trailer into a trendy mobile shop.

After finding an old trailer on Craigslist, Big Ink created a unique retail space, dubbed Trailer-Trash, with exterior graphics, a tent top, and more. The mobile boutique’s graphics were printed onto 3M Controltac 180C and Fisher Textiles Waterfall fabric using the shop’s Océ Arizona 660 XT, Evo33 DS, and HP DesignJet Z6800 printers.

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Smithers Pira Reveals Agenda for Packaging Event

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Featuring real-world case studies and more.

Smithers Pira has released the agenda for the Digital Print for Packaging conference June 6-7 in Atlanta. The event will feature a tour of the HP Graphics Experience Center and presentations of case studies from packaging converters using digital print. These include “Designing for Digital” with Georgia Pacific Digital Solutions, “Real-Time Customization and Personalization at the Point of Customer Engagement” with Datalase and Havi Global Solutions, and more.

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STS Inks Reveals Prismat-Ink

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Engineered for glass and non-absorbent surfaces.

STS Inks has launched Prismat-Ink, designed for printing directly on glass, aluminum, stainless steel, and other non-absorbent surfaces. The company reports the ink is designed with a special resin for durability up to 10 years.

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Mutoh Adds Four-Head Dye Sub Printer

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The ValueJet 1948WX offers up to eight colors.

Mutoh’s new ValueJet 1948WX dye sublimation printer spans 75 in. and leverages four staggered printheads for speeds up to 2199 sq ft/hr. The machine is designed for applications including custom apparel, blankets, tradeshow graphics, soft signage, promotional items, and more. Features include dual heaters for shortened dry times and adjustable pressure rollers for media handling.

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FESPA Confirms Full Conference Programme Ahead of FESPA 2017

FESPA has confirmed details of its full and comprehensive conference programme for FESPA 2017, taking place from 8 - 12 May at the Hamburg Messe.

The schedule, which has been put together with the needs and interests of print service providers and sign-makers in mind, will deliver key insights and market knowledge across digital, screen, industrial, textile and interior printing industries, as well as non-printed signage.

FESPA 2017 Marks European Debut of Mimaki TS30-1300

Dedicated transfer paper printer delivers time savings, reduced environmental footprint and reduced space requirements for textile and apparel printing.