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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FiberMark has added a 10-mil, latex-saturated, wet-strength paper for eco-solvent, latex, and UV-curable inkjet printers: Endura Matte 225.
Designed for indoor P-O-P displays, indoor banners, and temporary outdoor displays, the paper features a lay-flat no curl, bright-white matte print surface, is quick dry when printed with eco-solvent ink, and has no buckling when printed with HP Latex inkjet printers, says FiberMark.
Seal has added two new films: UltraClear PET and CityLight Superior.
UltraClear PET is an optically clear polyester film with a removable adhesive (also optically clear) for window graphics. Designed for use in architectural design, retail/P-O-P signage, and custom décor, the 4.9-mil film features a silicone adhesive that allows graphics to be easily removed or repositioned without leaving a residue, reports Seal. Compatible with latex, solvent, eco-solvent, and UV-curable inks. Available in 50-in. widths.
Alien Skin Software has introduced Snap Art 4, the latest version of its software that transforms photographs into images that appear to be handcrafted, artistic works of art. Capable of rendering hundreds of styles and media – from oil paint and pencil sketch to watercolor and crayon – Snap Art 4 can mimic the techniques of human artists, such as layered brushstrokes and enhancement of important edges.
Epson America has introduced its latest dye-sublimation printer designed for the roll-to-roll digital textile market: the SureColor F7170. The new 64-in. printer joins the Epson F-Series line – which also includes the F6070 and F7070 models – and integrates true roll-to-roll support.
The F7170 offers a range of features, including:
• A new highly accurate take-up reel and substrate system designed to deliver winding accuracy between 0 and 0.19-inches on transfer-paper rolls; it’s standard on the F7170.
Martine Padilla has been named the new executive director of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices.
At our shop, we outsource about 10 percent of our vehicle-wrap installs. Yes, for the most part we rely upon our in-house install crew of about 30 installers around the country – after all, they’ve all but spoiled us with their record-setting speed and quality work. But there are some instances when it just makes more sense to outsource and use a subcontractor.
Exopack Advanced Coatings has added Magic Sleek, a 9.6-mil pre-pasted wallcovering. The wallcovering is reinforced with polymer and designed for murals, P-O-P displays, and decals using UV and latex inks. The wallcovering has a bright white, ultra-smooth, matte printable surface and is fiber-based. Available in 24- and 54-in. widths.
Exopack has also added water-based cartridges to the Magic Ink line for Canon iPF 8400 printers. Available in black, gray, matte black, photo gray, blue, cyan, green, magenta, photo cyan, photo magenta, red, and yellow.