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Under Wraps, the third part in our building wrap series focuses on the media used in these grand format applications. Mesh and film are popular options, both have their benefits and challenges. Also, end users discuss finishing and installation techniques. Stay tuned next week for the final part in this exclusive series. Happy Halloween! 


[ Volume X Issue 44 ]   [ October 31, 2008 ]

 exclusive editorial  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing

Under Wraps  
After the design file is to specification and site surveys are complete, a building wrap begins its journey from concept to creation. While eco-solvent and UV inks gain traction in flatbeds, building wraps remain a predominately solvent-based application. Thanks to a large install base of solvent grand format printers, most building wraps are produced with solvent inks, says Ruben Torres, sales manager, NuSign Supply. Large format UV solutions, however are beginning to gain ground. "We just started carrying UV products... more >> 


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Digital dye-sublimation—the act of ink morphing into a gaseous state to adhere to fabric—is exciting and profitable for sign shops hoping to expand their capabilities and client base. Dye-sublimation equipment enables sign makers to produce soft signage, with perks such as durability and portability. Using soft signage allows sign makers to work outside of... more >>

Grand Format Superman
Superman is famous for his ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Print providers can earn their own modicum of fame, and perhaps fortune, by wrapping buildings—but not in a single bound. Building wrap demand is expected to enjoy healthy growth through the end of the decade. "We estimate that the building wrap market will grow 15 percent between 2006 and 2010," says Ziki Kuly, director and GM, large format industrial solutions, North America, Hewlett-Packard. The reason for success... more >>


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