Oracal USA showcased OraJet Series 3951HT High-Tack cast PVC digital media. Designed for “hard-to-stick,” rough or textured, low-energy plastics or substrates, the 2-mil 3951HT is aimed at long-term, solvent inkjet printable graphic applications requiring a gray, permanent adhesive, the company reports. Available in a gloss finish, 54-in. width, and lengths of 25 and 50 yards.
Visual Magnetics, developer of the Visual Magnetics Graphic System, introduced its new PolyPeel magnetic-receptive film. The 3-mil magnetic-receptive satin polyester film boasts a highly magnetic coating on the back, which allows for the printing of images that will hold magnets through the surface of the film. This allows a user to place magnets directly on a printed image, and the image can be removed at will. PolyPeel’s removable adhesive adheres to most smooth surfaces, the company reports.
InteliCoat Technologies introduced Magic GFPhoto-240, a heavyweight 240-gsm photo-realistic paper specifically designed for solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV cure printers. The 8-mil, satin paper boasts a bright white surface, very high color gamut and saturation, and is aimed at high-resolution graphics, posters, and displays. Available in 30-, 50-, and 60-in. widths.
EskoArtwork showcased its new i-cut Suite, targeted specifically for companies that operate a large-format digital printer and/or digital finishing system, and require professional tools to streamline their workflows. The Suite comprises various modules, including i-cut Preflight for efficient PDF preflighting and editing, i-cut Layout for interactive layout and nesting, and i-cut Vision Pro control system for precise and accurate die-less cutting.
Inca Digital showcased its faster Onset S20, which now boasts an additional 15% speed boost (a 24% increase since its initial launch). The printer’s new high-speed mode lets users print graphics at speeds ranging from 1600 to 3330 sq ft/hr, the company reports, and offers resolutions from 600 to 1000 dpi. The new print mode is standard on all new Onset S20s; existing S20 units can get a free upgrade. Fujifilm (fujifilm.com) is the exclusive Inca distributor.
Fisher Textiles added three new fabrics to its Enviro-Tex Plus fabrics line for dye sublimation and UV printing. ETP 9372 Reclaim Soft Knit (FR), ETP 9373 Reclaim Heavy Knit (FR), and ETP 9374 Reclaim Open Knit (FR). All are eco-friendly and are made from 100% Repreve yarn and 100% post consumer waste. All are 122-in. wide and meet NFPA 701 flame requirements.
Arlon showcased its new Series 3220L (Luster) and Series 3220S (Satin) overlaminates. These multipurpose, 2-mil cast-vinyl laminates are recommended for vehicle wraps and for any type of outdoor digitally printed signage. Available in 30-, 36-, 48-, 54-, and 60-in. roll widths.
Drytac showcased its Artsafe 200 mounting tissue, a high-quality, buffered, acid-free, non-yellowing, stable and safe adhesive for fine-art prints, posters, photo, and clippings. Artsafe 200 mounting tissue is supplied on a special “carrier release” paper, and can be used for small and large prints. A single sided version (with adhesive on one side of the buffered tissue) is also available for use as a heat-set repair tissue.
Transilwrap Company has announced the acquisition of Interfilm Holdings, Inc., the distributor and converter of flexible films.
ST Media Group International, publisher of The Big Picture, has announced that buyers from Clear Channel Outdoor, SuperValu, and Bealls (Tampa) will be featured on the 2011 Signage and Graphics Summit (SGS) Buyers’ Panel.
This year’s panelists include Harry Steen, Manager of Creative Design, Supervalu; Karen Filips, Director-Ad Production, Bealls (the department store chain headquartered in Tampa with 76 locations); and Charlie Turner, Executive VP-Operations, Clear Channel Outdoor.