The Gilman Brothers Company has announced improvements to three of its product lines: Ryno Board, Duraplast, and Eaglecell. All of the products are compatible with UV inks.
Agfa has launched its new Jeti Titan S and HS flatbed UV-inkjet printers. Both new printers can accommodate 122 x 79-in. rigid media and utilize Ricoh Gen 5 printheads (1280 nozzles, 7-pL droplet size). The Titan S (the “S” stands for “speed”) is equipped with one row of printheads but can be upgraded in the field to two rows, becoming a Titan HS (“high speed”).
Aslan has introduced a new, self-adhesive color film series with 100-mm thickness, designed for exhibitions, shop-fittings, and wall decorations, Aslan CM 100. The film features a low-reflective surface and is flame resistant. A high opacity allows applications on colored surfaces, and the film is removable without leaving residues, reports Aslan. Aslan CM 100 includes 23 colors and is available in 40-in. widths.
1. Sydney │ Internet provider iiNet invited commuters at Sydney’s Wynyard station to play Twister (as well as snap selfies and partake in social media) as part of a station domination. The campaign, produced by Western Australian advertising agency Meerkats (www.meerkats.com.au), consisted of 77 posters – including bulkheads, floor graphics, pillar graphics, and wall graphics.
EFI’s Connect 2014 users’ conference, held this past January at the Wynn Las Vegas, drew an event-record attendance of approximately 1500 customers, channel partners, and other industry professionals, a reported increase of 33 percent from the previous year. The conference featured more than 150 educational sessions, including a new business-development track aimed at C-level executives to complement extensive feature-specific training on EFI products.
Bemis Company, Inc., the parent company of Mactac, has reached an agreement to sell its Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corporation. The sale includes offices and manufacturing facilities located in Omaha, Nebraska; Crossett, Arkansas; Vancouver, Washington; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2014.
In the Oscar-nominated film Saving Mr. Banks – which chronicles the making of the movie, Mary Poppins – viewers are taken back and forth in time to 1960s Los Angeles and early 20th-century Australia. To ensure the scenes were authentic to the portrayed eras, production designer Michael Corenblith called on Martin T.
Ztac from Clingz is a line of adhesive graphic films featuring a low-tack coating that allows the film to adhere to glass and other smooth surfaces. Available in white, clear, or ultra clear versions, the media is designed for UV-curable printing; applications include window graphics and P-O-P displays. Using wet application, Ztac is repositionable with a soft peel, and will not leave an adhesive residue when removed, says Clingz. In 54-in. widths.
IJ Technologies has introduced DG Hybrid Satin Canvas, a rapid-drying, water-resistant satin canvas, designed for use with photo black inks. The DG Hybrid Satin canvas has a textured satin finish and remains flexible during stretching and gallery-wrapping processes. Hybrid Satin works well alone or with other aqueous top coat solutions, reports the company. Available in various roll sizes.
Adams Magnetic Products has announced MegaMag, its new wide-format magnetic flexible sheeting. MegaMag can be used for most print media applications and is designed for P-O-P displays, retail signage, billboards, and magnetic walls. Available in plain, with adhesive, or with a printable laminate; in 40- and 48- widths and in 20- or 30-mil thicknesses.
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