Today’s large format providers are recycling more, conserving energy and water, and instilling in employees a shared sense of responsibility for more sustainable operations as sustainability evolves from a buzzword into a guiding principle for the print industry.
Fujifilm North America Corp.’s Graphic Systems Division has launched the Acuity F UV flatbed, which offers 6 ink colors plus white and is designed for high-speed printing on rigid media at over 1668 sq ft/hr. The Acuity F’s dual print zones allow one board to be staged while a second is printed, and are compatible with substrates up to 2-in. thick at a max. print size of 120 x 98.5 in. The printer can also produce double-sided, multi-layered, and edge-to-edge applications and is compatible with the company’s Uvijet inks.
Matan has announced its MatanFlex UV printer, which is designed for vehicle wraps and features the company’s UVFlex inks. With a 600 dpi resolution, the 11.5-ft machine has a reported production speed of 3800 sq ft/hr. The printer is intended to replace industrial solvent, eco-solvent, and latex printers, and the company reports that its ink is specially formulated to withstand stretching and heating.
Transilwrap has re-released Transalloy P-300 multi-polymer alloy film, an alternative to vinyl and styrene for marketing and advertising print applications. The film can be die-cut, punched, and stapled; is a non-PVC product; and is UV resistant.
Designed for signage, posters, displays, and other P-O-P applications. Stock and custom sizes available.
3M has announced Envision Wrap Films Suite. The suite features two print wrap films and two overlaminates; and is now compatible with all UV, solvent, and latex printers.
The 3M Envision Wrap Film Suite includes:
• 3M Envision Print Wrap Film SV480Cv3, designed for solvent/eco-solvent and UV printers;
• 3M Envision Print Wrap Film LX480Cv3, designed for latex and UV printers;
• 3M Envision Luster Wrap Overlaminate 8549L, providing minimizing glare; and
• 3M Envision Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8548G, resistant to squeegee scratches.
Nudo Ramen House in Spokane, Washington, may be known for its Ramen burgers – a beef patty between two buns made of noodles – but its architecture and art are making waves, as well.
"Thank You,” a Delta Airlines campaign, was a finalist in the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s automotive, transportation & tourism category. It was executed by Wieden+Kennedy creative agency.
The OAAA’s 42 OBIE award winners represent a mix of client types, from the city of Denver to Hostess, but in nearly every category, there are DOOH options popping up everywhere. And, increasingly, these ads are part of a multi-platform campaign.
In the beginning of large-format digital color printing there was hype. Lots of hype. About dazzling new printing capabilities that would lead to billion-dollar opportunities in many different fields. Then reality hit. Some major technical hurdles had to be resolved before any of the optimistic forecasts fueling the hype could be realized.
Mimaki has introduced two inkjet printers and cutters, the 54-in. CJV300-130 and 64-in. CJV300-160 model, which expand on the company’s JV300 Series platform with continuous registration mark detection, designed for uninterrupted cutting; a reformulated silver ink designed for labels, decals and package prototypes; eight ink channels; and up to 10 ink colors. Available with eco-solvent or dye-sublimation inks.
DreamScape has announced a new 20-oz. substrate, Suede. This new product is a Type II commercial digital wallcovering. It’s designed for both short-run and high-volume digital production applications.
Available in 54-, 60-, and 70-in. widths. All rolls are delivered on heavy-duty 3-in. cores with no production splices.