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Top Value Fabrics Releases Eight New Textiles

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For banners, tradeshow graphics, P-O-P displays.

Top Value Fabrics has launched eight new media for textile printing. The products meet NFPA 701 flame-retardant specifications, and are available in up to 126-in. widths.

Samba Fabric Elite, part of the company’s Premium Print Fabric line for upscale applications, is a 6-oz, wrinkle-resistant, polyester fabric that features an uncoated surface on one side for dye-sublimation transfer printing and a print-receptive coating on the other for direct dye-sublimation, UV, latex, solvent, and eco-solvent printing.

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OOH Advertising Warns: 'Don't Be Next'

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'The Last Ship' offers hand sanitizer, wins OBIE.

The 2015 OBIE awards, hosted by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, celebrated simple advertising strategies that stirred up genuine feelings in its audience. "These winning campaigns need no explanation," as the awards website put it.

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STS Inks Adds Alternative for Canon Printers

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Designed for the imageProGraf series.

STS Inks has released a line of Canon PFI-107 and PFI-207 replacement inks compatible with Canon’s imageProGraf printers, including the iPF680, iPF685, iPF780, and iPF785 models. Users can mix and match inks without the need to flush the lines or alter color profiles, according to the company.

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FDC Graphic Films Reaches Colorado Distribution Agreement

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Partners with WooHoo Screenprint Supplies.

FDC Graphic Films and Aurora, Colorado-based WooHoo Screenprint Supplies have reached a distribution agreement for FDC’s digitally printable media. The company’s offerings will include sign vinyl, banner media, and acrylic-coated textiles.

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Neenah Paper Acquires FiberMark

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Focuses on custom work with specialty media coatings.

Neenah Paper and Packaging has acquired FiberMark, a manufacturer of specialty cellulose and synthetic fiber-based printing media. With the goal of providing an extended range of specialty coatings and finishings, including custom work, the company’s new product offerings include soft matte Touché Papers, for premium and luxury brands, and SuedeTex Papers featuring a leather-like texture.

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‘Diamond’ Car Wrapping Film from Avery Dennison

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Metallic flakes create sparkle effect.

Avery Dennison’s newly launched Diamond Supreme Wrapping Film features metallic flakes for a glittering effect in six colors: white, amber, red, purple, blue, and silver. Designed for wrapping cars and specialty custom items, the films employ a combination of cast vinyl and overlaminate for single material application. The company’s Easy Apply RS air egress technology is intended to allow for bubble-free installation with a repositionable and removable adhesive.

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3A Composites Adds Hybrid Graphic Display Board

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Combines foamboard with aluminum for lightweight durability.

3A Composites has released Kapa tech, a hybrid graphic display board featuring a composition of a lightweight foamboard core and two sheets of aluminum composite material for durability. Reportedly half the weight of aluminum composite material, Kapa tech is designed for P-O-P displays, tradeshow graphics, and permanent indoor and outdoor décor and signage. The white display board is routable, screen and digitally printable, and can be laminated. Available in 3/16- and 3/8-in.

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EFI Acquires Corrugated Technologies

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Expands presence in packaging market.

EFI has announced the acquisition of Corrugated Technologies (CTI), a provider of manufacturing execution software for the corrugated packaging industry. The San Diego-based company, which has added business and management capabilities to its products in recent years, will become part of EFI’s Productivity Software business unit. CTI President and CEO Gordon Hay will continue to head the enterprise.

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X-Rite Releases Color-Evaluating Light Booth

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Featuring five light sources for various applications.

X-Rite has launched Judge QC, a light booth for simulating colors under a range of conditions. Designed to assist quality control professionals in the paint, plastics, textiles, and package printing industries, the booth’s five light sources include D50 and D65 daylight simulators for print and industrial applications, as well as tungsten (A), UV, and fluorescent lamps.

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HP Splits in Two

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Enterprise, printing divisions form two publicly traded companies.

HP will separate into two entities on November 1: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which will comprise software, servers, storage, converged systems, and services; as well as HP Inc., which will include the company’s printing products and services.

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