Textiles from L&P Digital approved for 3M Scotchprint Graphics
As worldwide demand for soft signage continues to grow, 3M Commercial Graphics Division is working with L&P Digital Technologies to develop extra-wide fabrics that can be digitally imaged and finished for use in brand-marketing campaigns.
3M Commercial Graphics is the exclusive distributor of L&P Digital Technologies' VirtuPrint? fabrics for the graphic-arts market and has approved the fabrics for the production of 3M Scotchprint? graphics on the Scotchprint Printer 2000 electrostatic printer with 3M dye-sublimation toners and the 3M Printer 2500UV flatbed/roll-to-roll printer that uses 3M-brand UV-curable inks.
There is one limitation. Until the completion of flammability testing of VirtuPrint fabrics with 3M's UV-curable inks, the Printer 2500UV can't be used to create Scotchprint-branded graphics for indoor applications that require compliance with NFPA 701 Part 2. Graphic producers should check their local code requirements.
L&P's line of Virtu Print fabrics currently includes seven products: VirtuSatin, VirtuReverse Satin, VirtuOpen Weave, VirtuMesh, VirtuDuck, VirtuTwill, and VirtuPoly Fab. Additional products will be introduced after testing has been completed.