Dreamscape has introduced Black Flash, a reflective black wallcovering, to its printable wallcovering media line of Silver Flash and Gold Flash metallic wallcoverings. Black Flash is a Type II commercial digital wallcovering with a Class “A” fire rating, according to Dreamscape and is designed for short run and high-volume digital production applications. The glossy deep black surface is intended for wall graphics, wide-format murals, and interior décor for retail, hospitality, corporate, tradeshow, and museum displays, and even nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels.
Roland has added a 10-mil polyester film with a white backer, RolyPoly Banner Film. The film is created for roll-up banners, signs, tradeshow graphics, and P-O-P displays, both indoor and outdoor, and are curl and tear resistant. Profiled for use with Roland VersaWorks RIP software, RolyPoly comes in 20-, 30-, 36-, and 54- in. widths.
3M Commercial Graphics has added five new colors to its Wrap Film Series 1080. The new colors are: Matte Red Metallic, Matte Pine Green Metallic, Matte Charcoal Metallic, Matte Brown Metallic 1080, and Matte Copper Metallic. The 1080 Series films require no printing or lamination, 3M reports; installation features include: slideability, repositionability, and no air bubbles. Available in 60-in.widths.
Ilford Imaging Switzerland has secured a technology partnership with Lintec Sign Systems, a subsidiary of Lintec Corporation. The agreement will result in Ilford’s latest coating technologies – including its new NanoSolvent and AquaBlock coatings – being applied to a range of bases manufactured by Lintec; the products will be available on a global basis under the Lintec brand.
Although they might at first glance be mistaken for something akin to “Despicable Me” minions, these are actually Simplexa 3M Integrated Cyclers from Focus Diagnostics – instruments used by laboratories to test for a variety of diseases. Iconography in Los Alamitos, California, adds a fun, custom element to these devices, wrapping them so they look like everything from dinosaurs to football helmets and even fishbowls (the end user chooses the final theme).
Kiian USA officially opened for business in late September in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, marking the launch of the company’s first digital textile and signage ink production facility in North America and the expansion of the Kiian digital business in the Americas.
Nekoosa Holdings, Inc., parent company of Nekoosa Coated Products, has acquired the MagneCote magnetic-paper business from MagnetNotes, LLC. MagneCote has been part of Nekoosa's product portfolio for the last five years, and the company will now take full ownership of the business globally. All manufacturing and converting is being moved to CET Films Corp., the Lakewood, New Jersey-based division of Nekoosa that specializes in extrusion.
Let’s face it, running a business is very difficult. If we were able to only focus on the core business at hand, perhaps it wouldn’t be so challenging. But there are many aspects to managing a successful company: human resources, legal issues, accounting systems, safety, insurance, infrastructure, city, regulations (as well as county and state regs), to name just a few.
ColorProof 5.5 is the latest update to GMG’s proofing software. Highlights include an improved user interface speed, an automatic alert, and a new Manual Job Manager that offers a toolbar for the most common commands. Other features include white profiling and an improved cutting option for Roland printers, white profiling. And, a new Remote Proofing Edition of 5.5 is now available; the Remote edition is intended for sites that only receive “ready to print” jobs from other, full version ColorProof installations.
Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the release of two new Grand Format Solvent Digital Inks; Nazdar 517 and 518 Series inkjet inks. The 517 Series is designed for Xaar 128/126/Proton 36pl, Spectra Galaxy/Nova 128, Seiko 510 35pl, and Konica Minolta 42pl printheads. The 518 Series is designed for Spectra Skywalker, Spectra Polaris (solvent compatible), and Konica Minolta 14pl printheads.