DaVinci Technologies’ new Type II Wallcover is a digitally printable wall vinyl designed for high-traffic areas such as classrooms, waiting rooms, hallways, hospitals, retail stores, restaurants, and more. It is available in three textures – Sandstorm, Stubble, and Glazed – and is designed to comply with building and fire codes. Offered in 54-in. widths.
GPA’s new Concept Series 255 3-Mil Optically Clear Gloss Vinyl is engineered for indoor and outdoor window graphics, P-O-P applications, temporary signage, and more. The see-through film is accompanied by a traction-backed polyester liner and a low-peel adhesive offering clean removal for up to one year.
GPA reports unprinted edges are nearly invisible, mimicking the look of contour-cut graphics. It is available in 54-in. widths.
Nazdar has launched the 705 Series of UV inks for use in HP’s FB500/700 printers using 250 Series inks. Nazdar reports that users can switch one color at a time without flushing, purging, or reprofiling.
EFI has released a new edition of its Midmarket Print Suite, based around the company’s Pace MIS platform and integrated with its Fiery DFE systems. New features include:
Mutoh has announced the ValueJet 1938TX direct-to-fabric printer for high-speed production of applications such as custom apparel, home furnishings, tradeshow graphics, soft signage, flags, upholstery, and more. The 75-in. machine is engineered with dual staggered printheads, a heavy duty media feed and take-up system, and a built-in ink trough for printing open fabrics. It is also compatible with closed, face-in, and face-out roll media.
Arlon Graphics has developed DPF 6100XLP, a new cast wrap film for vehicle wraps and graphics. The film features a smooth finish, low-profile air egress liner, and improved bond in channels and compound curves. It is printable with latex, solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks, and available in up to 60-in. widths.
3M’s Controltac Print Film 40C is now available in clear, designed for applications such as window, wall, and partial vehicle graphics. The 40C-114R film has been engineered with advanced slideability, tack, and snap-up to simplify installation, according to the company, and offers up to 7-year indoor and outdoor durability. Available in up to 60-in. widths.
Here we are in the second quarter of 2016, and I still need to know what this year will mean for our industry. Will it be a boom or a bust? What markets will be hot? What products and print technologies should we focus on? Who will be our next president? Will his or her influence stimulate our economy? If Trump is president, do you think he’ll want graphics on that wall?
Magma Chartered Accountants in Rugby, UK, “wanted to show the world that not all accountancy firms lacked creativity and color,” says Michelle Henry, founder of HNS Signs. After a visit to the firm to get a sense of their personality and, of course, measurements, the HNS team spent 10 hours designing custom wallpapers to brighten up the office space. Printed on the shop’s Roland Soljet Pro 4 XR-640 onto Hexis VCR3001WT textured monomeric vinyl with ultra-high-tack adhesive, the graphics spanned nearly 1800 square feet.
Mimaki has expanded its TS line of dye-sublimation printers to include the entry-level TS30-1300 in addition to the high-speed TS300P-1800 and recently launched superwide TS500P-3200. The TS30-1300 is a 54-in. model designed for first-time users of dye sublimation or shops outputting short runs, samples, and custom work.