Materials

Materials

Lecta extends its portfolio of Metalvac products with the new Metalvac G paper, an extensive range of high substance papers (from 105 g/m2 to 170g/m2), especially designed for high-end graphic applications and premium packaging.

Nottingham-based specialist distributor ArtSystems has announced the introduction of a new wallpaper to the Xativa range of wide format media. Called “Vista” the new wallpaper will initially be available in 150gsm weight and has been designed to provide a “top quality wallcovering at a truly great price".

The Osnabrück-based Felix Schoeller Group’s Digital Media Business Unit announced the successful certification for all HP machines at FESPA 2018. The SLP papers had already been certified a year ago but now the extension of that to HP’s current 500 and 1500 series completes the picture. It means that print service providers can download the profiles they need to achieve excellent print results, including for the new HP machines.

Few things do more to communicate a restaurant’s quality and personality than its menu. This is why more restaurant chains and their design agencies choose Hop-Syn synthetic paper for their menus. Food and drinks just look more appetizing when printed on Hop-Syn synthetic paper.

Chorley-based Poppy Signs has been converted to Drytac’s Protac Anti-Scratch laminate, following its installation at the offices of theidol.com, a web-based insurance provider based in Penrith, Cumbria.

American RENOLIT Corp (ARC), a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic films in the USA, is reaffirming its position as a pioneer in the development of digital film products and film production technologies. The more environmentally friendly non-phthalate versions represent the latest addition to the company’s already innovative and high-quality range of digital printing films, suitable for every usual indoor and outdoor printing application.

OKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology leader, today announced its ColorPainter™ series of printers has earned an ICS Performance Guarantee from Avery Dennison that guarantees ColorPainter graphic output for up to seven years. The program has launched in the North American market and will expand globally to other regions.

Proving that innovation and creativity is at the core of everything they do, Kernow Coatings have launched a new way to help their distributors show end users applications and benefits, not just products.

Take advantage of world cup fever and make savings across a wide range of display graphics products and consumables with Innotech Digital's Goal Savers promotion.

Agio Imaging, a grand-format imaging provider based in Kalamazoo, Mich., prides itself on delivering turnkey solutions to meet customer needs.

The FESPA 2018 show in Berlin saw Mactac Europe launching 16 new colour choices and faster colour-matching for the popular MACal 9800 Pro range — including six new colours inspired by Mondrian’s palette. It means an even wider range of choices for long-term vehicle marking, window graphics, decorative & signage panels, and other branding applications.

Brett Martin, a specialist in the production of plastic products for the print, display and signage sectors, enjoyed another rewarding year at the FESPA Global Print Expo (15th-18th May, Berlin Messe). The plastic sheet manufacturer displayed its range of extensive Foamalux Foam PVC and transparent sheet ranges at the show, including three recently launched anti-reflective products: the Marlon FS AR polycarbonate, Marpet-g FS AR PETg and Marpet-a FS AR aPET.

As businesses increasingly look for innovative ways to take their communications up a notch, Antalis is reminding dealers of the benefits to be had by making full use of the colour capabilities of the Xerox Premium NeverTear range.

AlphaGraphics (AG) is Seattle’s go-to print services provider. The team recently completed a series of interior wall graphics for architecture firm KPG. AG representatives explain, “KPG is an interdisciplinary design firm. They have an expert team of architects, engineers, urban designers, and construction professionals. So it’s fair to say that they understand the importance of visual aesthetics in the workplace.”

Kernow Coatings, the global leader in the development of digitally printable synthetic substrates, will be showcasing a new portfolio of HP Indigo printable synthetics at this year's Dscoop Conference in Vienna. As part of the expanding range of HP Indigo printable materials, Kernow's latest line features the company's proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology designed to help customer’s maximise the range of materials available and provide optimal performance on press. The featured line of print media includes Elite white synthetic papers, vivid colored synthetics for specialty printing, and the company's new MetaliK for HP Indigo.

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has donated its ViziPrint Impress media to help Courageous heARTS, a Minneapolis based charity, to create a stunning window display for its youth workshop.

One of the main European manufacturers of shopping bags and packaging accessories,​ Fiorini International​ has produced a new bag for Lecta's one-side coated paper Creaset Bags range, introduced at the Packaging Première fair, an exclusive event devoted to luxury packaging held in Milan from May 15 to May 17.

Once again Guandong succeeds in impressing visitors at Fespa. After our retail-inspired stands of previous years, interior decoration moved into the spotlight and shone with flying colours in Piazza Italia. An area embellished with reproductions of stunning Italian landscapes, decorating every single surface - from the floor to the pillars, tables and struts – alongside Guandong media developed for Spot Deco. An array of innovative solutions for "en plein air" communication, bringing the elegant Piazza Italia to life. "We created a stand designed to present our products through tactile storytelling, giving life to a surprising gallery of applications. Visitors were able to see the performance of our product range with their own eyes, in a warm and friendly atmosphere; typically Italian", commented Edoardo Elmi, President of Guandong. Because the media developed by Guandong’s R&D department to meet the demands of new communication trends, which offer unprecedented performance, are fruit of Italian entrepreneurial expertise, with decades of experience in the world of visualcom and a thorough knowledge of the compositions of the different materials: from backlit fabrics in wide format to interchangeable magnetic wallpaper; from panels with removable graphics to erasable wall boards.

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