Brand Management Group - 8/14/2014
New Inkjet Film from Kodak Ideal for Display Graphics
Kodak and Brand Management Group (BMG) announce the availability of a new inkjet film designed for display graphics: KODAK Premium Rapid-Dry
White Film, Matte / 5 mil.
The new film is perfect for displays that require opacity. Light shining from behind does not detract from the graphics due to a back coating that blocks the
light, providing full opacity.
"The most common application where a truly opaque graphic film makes a difference is with banner stands," says CJ Forker of Brand Management
Group. "Regardless of the lighting situation, this film ensures that you won't see the hardware behind the display or lose any of the image's impact."
KODAK Premium Rapid-Dry White Film, Matte / 5 mil is a lay-flat water-resistant polyester with a bright-white printable surface that maximizes color fidelity
and accuracy. Compatible with dye and pigmented inks, it won't smudge or show fingerprints, and is also scratch- and abrasion-resistant.
It can be laminated using thermal and pressure-sensitive films, but does not require lamination for short-term applications.
KODAK Premium Rapid-Dry White Film, Matte / 5 mil is available through BMG's worldwide reseller network in 36", 42" and 50" widths on 100' roll
Brand Management Group - 7/17/2014
BMG Introduces Kodak Universal Backlit Glossy Film
Print shops and other imaging professionals looking for a one-step backlit inkjet film with a glossy finish now have an ideal product for their backlit
needs: KODAK Universal Backlit Film, Glossy / 8 mil.
The new backlit film is a gloss-coated polyester designed to produce vibrant light box graphics. It also looks great without backlighting for other
Compatible with dye and pigmented inks, it's water-resistant with pigmented inks and emulates the popular KODAK DURATRANS Display Material
from continuous-tone machines. For smooth production and installation, KODAK Universal Backlit Film, Glossy / 8 mil is relatively heavy and rigid,
making it durable and easy to work with in production.
"There has been a lot of demand in the market for this product. Print shops need a simple solution that addresses a number of different backlit and
non-backlit display applications, from trade show to retail graphics, with a glossy finish that really pops. Kodak's new glossy backlit answers this
demand," says CJ Forker of Brand Management Group.
KODAK Universal Backlit Film, Glossy / 8 mil is available through BMG's worldwide re-seller network in 24", 36", 42", 50" and 60" widths.
Brand Management Group - 7/10/2014
Updated HP Matte Canvases Boost Quality and Print Production
HP has updated its popular matte canvases designed for aqueous printers and optimized for HP Designjet printers: HP Professional Matte Canvas and HP
Artist Matte Canvas.
Both canvases have an improved, state-of-the-art coating, providing higher-quality image reproduction. Print service providers, fine art reproduction
companies and photographers will see deeper blacks, brighter whites and an increased color gamut, all at an economical price point.
Moreover, both canvases are more flexible for trouble-free production and finishing: stretch, fold and mount without cracking the image.
HP Professional Matte Canvas: Features a bright-white, smooth matte finish on a 2-over-1 weave with a larger color gamut. This canvas is ideal for fine art
and photo reproductions and museum-quality art at an affordable price.
HP Artist Matte Canvas: Get vivid color and sharp detail on this economical canvas, ideal for longer production runs of art reproductions and
photo enlargements. This canvas features a 1-over-1 weave on a slightly textured surface that dries quickly and produces water-resistant prints.
All HP Technical & Graphics Media for Designjet printers are designed to work together as a system to provide reliable, consistent results with every print.
Brand Management Group - 6/12/2014
New Front-Print Glossy Backlit from Kodak Delivers Vibrant Color
KODAK Backlit Film, Glossy / 8 mil / Solvent delivers exceptional color saturation for a variety of backlit applications. The new polyester gloss-coated backlit
film is the latest breakthrough in imaging technology from Kodak for solvent, low-solvent and UV-curable inkjet print technologies.
The 8-mil front-print backlit is heavyweight and durable for any backlit application, including retail signs, outdoor backlits, trade show displays and menu
boards. Kodak Backlit Film yields deep, vivid color that emulates the popular KODAK DURATRANS Display Material from continuous-tone machines.
"Print shops with solvent, low-solvent and UV-curable printers have been looking for a reliable and consistent backlit material that they can print in one pass
and get the color saturation they need for backlits that pop," says CJ Forker of Brand Management Group (BMG). "For shops looking to reduce costs
and increase production, this backlit fits the bill."
The backlit film can also looks great in non-backlit applications, and comes with an economical price point to ensure profitable and repeat business.
BMG has a trademark licensing agreement for Kodak's Wide-Format Inkjet and KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Media lines that it markets through a
worldwide re-seller network. KODAK Backlit Film, Glossy / 8 mil / Solvent is available through BMG's worldwide re-seller network in 36", 50" and 60"
Brand Management Group - 6/27/2013
Strike Gold with Kodak's New Metallic Photo Paper
Brand Management Group (BMG) and Kodak have introduced KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Metallic / 255g, which is now available
and shipping from BMG's worldwide distributor network.
The new inkjet photo paper was designed to replicate the characteristics of the classic pearlescent papers used in the traditional darkroom while
providing photographers and print shops an expanded color gamut and higher Dmax for accurate color and deeper, richer blacks.
"I really like detail and seek to capture that in my photography. It is always appealing to me when the print meets the expectation of the capture.
This paper achieves my expectations in spades, so to speak," says Brian Hampton, Brian Hampton Photography. "Also, in years past when I have
used a glossy photo paper to optimize detail, I found the paper very sensitive to handling and would wrinkle and show a flaw unless I was extremely
careful. Many times I would need to print the image over again because I created a flaw when mounting it to Gator Board. I am pleased to report
that Kodak has somehow achieved a glossy paper with seemingly low sensitivity to surface flaws due to handling."
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Metallic / 255g is not only compatible with the latest aqueous printer technology from Canon, Epson and
HP, it was developed to take advantage of the latest printer ink sets for maximum image fidelity.
"This photo paper has been in development for the past year. We took our time and tested various versions to make sure we got it exactly right," says
Justin Lehman, BMG vice president. "The final result is a paper that provides real pop, shine and dimensionality, which ultimately produces eye-catching,
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Metallic / 255g is engineered to lay flat with little to no curl to ensure smooth production, and can be
used for a variety of applications, including: high-end retail and display graphics, corporate and home décor, and wedding, portrait, landscape, exhibition
and competition photography.
It is available in 8 1/2" x 11" and 13" x 19" sheets and rolls from 10" x 100' to 60" x 100'. Go to www.brandmanagementgroup.com/kodak for more
information and to find a dealer near you.
Brand Management Group - 5/10/2013
Two New Kodak Matte Papers for Production and Photo Printing
Brand Management Group (BMG) and KODAK announce the introduction of two new matte papers designed to provide value, consistency, flexibility and
profit for photographers, print shops, fine art reproduction companies and other imaging professionals.
KODAK Production Matte Paper / 170g is geared toward production print shops looking for that perfect balance between quality and cost. The paper is
perfect for long production runs of point-of-purchase displays, posters, architectural renderings and presentation graphics.
Its smooth, bright white, instant-dry surface provides the high ink-load retention needed for saturated, brilliant colors. It can be thermally laminated
and is universally compatible with dye and pigmented inks.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Matte / 230g is designed for the discerning imaging professional interested in higher-end applications
like photo and fine art reproductions and décor for home and office.
It has a smooth, neutral-white matte finish with an instant-dry coating that prevents smudging and fingerprints, providing hassle-free print production. It is
also acid-free for long-lasting, non-yellowing prints when used with pigmented inks.
"Every print project is unique and has different requirements, some of which can be quite subtle. Our goal is to offer a dynamic portfolio of imaging products
that addresses those varying requirements," says Justin Lehman, Brand Management Group vice president. "The addition of the KODAK matte papers
– one for a higher production workflow and the other for more color-critical, high-end work – helps meet that goal."
KODAK Production Matte Paper / 170g is available in roll sizes ranging from 24" x 100' to 60" x 100'. KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper,
Matte / 230g is available in various sheet sizes and rolls up to 60" x 100'. Both KODAK matte papers are now available through BMG's worldwide
For more information about the new matte papers, the entire KODAK Wide-Format and PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Media lines, and to find a distributor,
contact BMG at 888-893-4668 (U.S.), 941-906-3030 (Americas), and +34-932-201-450 (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific).
Brand Management Group - 8/9/2012
Brand Management Group Introduces Next-Generation KODAK
PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Papers
Brand Management Group (BMG), which signed a trademark licensing agreement with Kodak in Q4 2011, introduces the next generation of
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Papers, Glossy Finish and Lustre Finish.
Both papers have been updated to take advantage of the wide color gamut and improved ink technology of the latest generation wide format inkjet
printers from Canon, Epson and HP.
"Photographers and imaging professionals who have relied on the quality and consistency of KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Glossy
Finish and KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Lustre Finish will get that and much more from these next-generation papers," says Justin
Lehman, Brand Management Group vice president. "And, they retain the Kodak Professional watermark so the discerning end use customer knows
they're getting the high quality they expect from Kodak photo papers."
Color testing with Monaco Gamutworks reveals a larger color gamut and higher Dmax to ensure that colors captured in-camera reproduce more
accurately, while producing deeper, richer blacks, an expanded dynamic range and additional detail in shadow areas.
Moreover, the next-generation inkjet photo papers have been engineered to lay flat with little to no curl for smooth, trouble-free print production
for a variety of photographic, fine art and display applications. Both inkjet papers are instant-dry with a bright white point and are compatible with
dye and pigmented inks.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Glossy Finish weighs in at 255 gsm with a smooth, high-gloss finish for maximum impact.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Lustre Finish weighs in at 255 gsm with a satin finish similar to E-surface papers used in traditional
Both resin-based inkjet photo papers are available in various sheet and roll sizes up to 60 inches wide from Brand Management Group's network of
worldwide distributors. For more information and to find a distributor contact BMG at 888-893-4668 (Americas), 856-313-9703 (Asia Pacific) and 44
1992 563 355 (Europe, Africa and Middle East).