Vendors and Their Media
Spotlight on Specific Substrates
By Melissa Donovan
The April 2013 issue of Digital Output includes a large format media chart, which details vendors that offer media over 24 inches in width by application type. Below we spotlight specific products from vendors featured in the chart.
3A Composites USA
Original Fome-Cor board is uniquely embossable, allowing point of purchase and retail displays to be created with three-dimensional effects as well as closed edges that stay closed permanently.
3M Commercial Graphics
3M Envision Translucent and Diffuser Films allows a sign shine through, helping achieve richly colored graphics with fewer LEDs and using less energy.
Advantage Sign Supply
Opti-Solve Economy Perforated Film is intended for short-term exterior-mount window graphic applications. This product is ideal for point of purchase displays and retail and commercial window signage.
Duratex high-performance pressure-sensitive marking films are ideal for windows, walls, and floors. It is compatible with most solvent, UV-curable, and other printing systems.
American Permalight, Inc.
PERMALIGHT photoluminescent polyester film absorbs lighting and glows in darkness. Apply film to substrate, add graphics, and insert Braille to create code-compliant staircase identification signs.
Fabric sign banner is a perfect non-vinyl alternative for eco-friendly applications. It is a 100 percent polyester fabric for producing color-rich soft signage, banners, displays, and flags. It is compatible with solvent and aqueous ink.
DPF 4500GX is an intermediate film with X-Scape Technology easy apply adhesive. It is ideal for any point of purchase or medium-term signage.
ASLAN, Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
New product range of self-adhesive memoboard films for creative decorations. Blackboard, whiteboard, and ferrous films make every surface writable or suitable for applying magnets.
Non-slip textured media for indoor and outdoor floor graphics, no lamination needed.
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc.
For backlit or frontlit displays Triple White FR from Aurora is ideal for dye-sublimation, UV-curable, or latex printing.
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions
Avery Dennison MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS vinyl films feature enhanced conformability and stay down on complex curves and rivets—ideal for vehicle wraps and fleet graphics.
Beacon Graphics, LLC
Vector VF123 is a 2-mil premium gloss white cast vinyl with gray adhesive and an air egress liner. It is well suited for vehicle wraps.
Better Life Technology, LLC
G-Floor Graphic in a full install application. It features a ceramic texture with gloss top coat.
Breathing Color is a designer and supplier of inkjet canvas, fine art paper, photo paper, and print varnish for fine art and photographic reproduction.
Bruin Plastics Company
Banner, sign, and digital imaging reinforced vinyl and mesh substrates, featuring a high tear/tensile strength, superior lay flat qualities, smooth printing surface, and flame retardant.
CalComp Graphic Solutions
Artisan SCSFB Flag Banner is a fabric for producing colorful flags and banners with good ink penetration to the reverse side. SCSFB features a removable paper backer rendering it compatible on all standard solvent printers.
Canon Solutions America
Frontlit Scrim Vinyl is a 10 oz. vinyl that includes a blockout layer and offers superb dot control. It is ideal for point of purchase, window displays, backdrops, banners, and trade show displays.
The company is a world leader in fine papers for photo and art reproduction. Top products include Platine, Baryta, and BFK Rives.
Catalina Graphic Films
Catalina offers Wall Graphics in clear and white in 4-,6-,and 8-mil. It also introduces its new WallTex polyester fabric.
Clear Focus Imaging, Inc.
A versatile solution for short-term retail and commercial window graphics, PromoVue is a perforated window film having a 60/40 perf pattern, 1.6 millimeter holes, and clear removable adhesive. PromoVue features Clear Focus’ patented Do-ALLiner release liner, which is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV-cure, latex, and other print technologies.
ClingZ Wide Format is an electrically charged, printable film for use in temporary short-run signage applications. It clings to virtually any indoor surface without an adhesive. Simply place, position and remove, no special installation is required.
Sublimation transfer paper up to 126 inches wide that stays flat during printing. It is fast drying.
Continental Grafix USA
panoRama 1520 is a 80/20 window perf for ultimate color pop, sunscreen, and privacy.
Easy UP! is a PVC-free, paper-based alternative to pressure-sensitive PVC wallcovering materials. It adds visual impact to any point of purchase display or walls.
EnviroFlex is a high-quality PE solution for banner, billboard, transit posters, and trade shows. It is 100 percent recyclable and the EcoPrint 2012 Great Innovation Award winner.
Creative Banner Assemblies
Titan Backlit Film is now added to Creative Banner’s Titan Line of Digital Media and is ideal for use with Crystal Edge Light Box.
Illusion Inside mount perforated window film features a Gecko adhesive and the ability to mount to the inside of the window in a single step.
The EnviroScape Mural Plus is pre-pasted, water activated, and dry strippable wall paper. Available in 6.6 and 10 pt Smooth and 10 pt Textured.
Dazian Creative Fabric Environments
3-D Celtic Three is a layered, 120-inch fabric. Its first layer is identical to Celtic Cloth with a tight clean face. The second layer is a diffuser, which provides light blocking properties. The third layer is sueded to provide overall uniformity and density for illumination. This fabric is ideal for backlit applications.
For high-impact backlit light box graphics its Pearl textile media offers an optimum solution for LED aluminum frame systems.
DP Media Solutions
Hydrosol is ideal for roll and pop up displays. It is a 7-, 9-, or 15-mil satin, textured blockout, 100 percent polyester film. It features instant dry, scratch resistant, and no lamination required.
DreamScape offers a line of high-quality certified, Class A commercial grade vinyl and non-PVC textured wallcoverings for residential and commercial applications.
For window graphics, it recommends ViziPrint, a printable, adhesive-coated, clear 3-mil polyester film easily applied, repositioned, and removed from glass, acrylic, and other non-porous surfaces.
DuPont Tyvek Graphics
DuPont Tyvek Vivia High Opacity represents a PVC-free recyclable solution—delivering a rich, velvety finish that is easy to print, with excellent drapeability.
DingVinyl is a solvent, printable, and polymeric sign vinyl, which is calendered with a unique formula. Outdoor lifetime is up to three years.
MightyBull features an extra-rigid polystyrene core with bright white, high-impact polystyrene facers that are ideal for screenprinting, digital printing, vinyl lettering, and point of purchase applications.
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper is a bright-white, 100 percent cotton rag fine art paper that features a velvet surface for a distinctive museum-quality feel, along with an extremely high black density.
FDC Graphic Films, Inc.
FDC Series 7123 is a cast vinyl film designed for printing vehicle wraps. It features Air Advantage, a repositionable opaque adhesive for easy application.
PhotoTex is a great product for upscale murals and wallcoverings. It’s a 6-mil patented repositionable adhesive backed fabric paper with non-glare finish that removes cleanly.
DD 8600 Twilite is a backlit fabric that presents excellent color volume and resolution in grooved box applications. It is 7.8 oz/yd2, 119 inches, and passes NFPA 701.
WALLdeco wall graphics products—from vinyl to fabric and non-vinyl substrates—combined with four levels of adhesive performance help solve your client’s wall graphics application challenges.
Flexmag’s patent-pending FlexCoat-EZ, a magnetic sheet with a printable white coating, allows users to directly print on it, magnetize it, and display easily. This product is engineered so that it is easy to print on, easy to cut, and able to withstand the harsh elements where it is displayed.
Pair GBC Arctic Pressure Sensitive Floor Mat with GBC Arctic Pressure Sensitive Removable Adhesive to create a UL-approved graphic that can be placed on either floors or countertops without leaving a residue.
General Formulations Concept Series 117 is a new window mounting film that offers an advanced clear embossed liner for quick, bubble free, and dry applications.
Global Imaging, Inc.
Five unique floor products for everything from carpet to vehicle traffic with a life ranging from one week to one year without lamination.
Grimco carries the new 3M Envision Wrap Films. These non-PVC films are used for vehicle wraps and wall graphics.
Starpop is a 14-mil rigid point of purchase film strong enough to withstand repeated display insertions without breaking or tearing.
Photo Rag Baryta 315gsm – white is a100 percent cotton, high-gloss paper that guarantees archival standards. Its premium high-gloss baryta inkjet coating meets the highest industry standards.
HP PVC-free Wall Paper delivers custom wallcoverings that are easy to install and remove. When used with HP latex ink, the odorless prints are Greenguard Children & Schools Certified for indoor use.
Hexacomb, a Boise Company
Falconboard Print All White display board, with its bleached white core and liner, offers visual appeal for demanding digital or screenprinting applications.
Hexis VCSR100WG1 print media is a highly conformable cast vinyl with a high-tack solvent-based adhesive to ensure perfect adhesion on brick, concrete, or plaster walls.
Best-in-class solutions for fine art and graphics reproduction when using the Simply Elegant range of products.
Black Diamond gloss adhesive back vinyl is a high-gloss, water-resistant inkjet coating on white calendared vinyl designed for pigment ink printers. It is recommended for point of purchase display, signs, banners, and decals.
InkTec’s universal backlit film is 8-mil and compatible with latex ink as well as water-based dye and pigment ink.
ILFORD OMNIJET media, designed for the commercial marketplace for use with a variety of wide format printer platforms, emphasizes efficient production with minimum waste and maximum impact.
Innova Art Ltd.
The company offers award-winning fine art and photo media preferred by industry professionals and Jet Master Display Solutions.
Magic New Vue is a one-sided viewable perforated PVC window film that is specifically designed to be printed on the adhesive side.
KAPCO Graphic Products
KAPCO’s PSA 3 mil Etch Glass Vinyl with 78 # liner—solvent, latex, and UV printable—is designed for an etched/sandblasted glass effect for decorative applications including windows and doors. It is available in 48-inch by 150-foot rolls.
Satin Textured LightBlock requires no lamination and is curl free. It is available in 7-, 9-, and 15-mil.
Komatex is a versatile expanded foam PVC sheet that can be screen and digital printed; routed, heat formed, or die cut into finished products. Komatex is perfect for both interior and exterior applications.
LexJet 5.5 Mil Blockout Gloss Polyester partnered with LexJet Elite Textured Coex Laminate comes with a lifetime warranty and is ideal for trade show graphics.
Lintec of America
Lintec is a leading manufacturer in optical films. In the signage business it features the Wincos product lineup. This consists of optically clear and textured PET films, which are compatible with UV, latex, and light solvent printing. Format 2013
MACtac Graphic Products
IMAGin StreetRAP is a short-term promotional film designed for unsealed pedestrian sidewalks and floors—and select wall surfaces—for both indoor and outdoor use.
PrintMagnetVinyl magnetic sheeting, available in the industry’s widest at 42.125 inches, allows for high-resolution printing direct to magnet with solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and latex ink systems.
McGrann Digital Imaging
SO840 Clear window graphic film offers a crystal clear, reversible, and repositionable PET film with a micro-tac adhesive. The special low-tack adhesive makes installation quick, easy, and bubble free while allowing the graphic to be repositioned and residue-free removal from glass and other flat surfaces.
Moab by Legion Paper
Designed for photographers seeking to enhance images with a metallic look, Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260 transforms an image into lifelike, almost three-dimensional quality.
Monadnock Paper Mills
Durable, fiber-based Envi Wallgraphics are engineered to replace vinyl graphics on walls, windows, and other rigid surfaces in home, hospitality, retail, and commercial environments.
NatureWoven Chorus is made out of non-petroleum-based raw materials, annually renewable plants, and natural rubber. It is 100 percent natural, biodegradable, and compostable.
ImageStar 10 oz and 13 oz scrim vinyl banner is a high-quality coated material with high tear resistance for indoor/outdoor applications for eco-solvent, solvent, and UV-curable printing.
Pure Color Fresco AdTex is a polyester textile with a removable and repositionable adhesive. It is compatible with most ink technologies and ideal for tiling mural panels together.
NuSign Supply LLC
DuraPrint Classic Backlit Film—88 inches by 164 feet—is the widest polyester backlit film available in the market. It offers excellent printing with latex and UV printers.
The ideal choice for challenging vehicle wraps, Orajet Series 3751RA Wrapping Cast with RapidAir Technology, that require highly conformable performance over difficult curves, corrugations, and rivets.
Pacific Coast Fabrics
Deko-Green 7058RCFLBS 100 percent recycled polyester, SGIA Product of the Year 2012 winner, is suited for banners, backdrops, frame systems, trade show, and point of purchase applications.
Palsun polycarbonate sheets or coils, produced with state-of-the-art technology, offer a high-impact surface with optimal surface consistency, and superior hiding capability for LED applications.
Parrot Digigraphic Ltd.
Angelica Universal Photomatte, a bright matte paper with an extremely large color gamut approaching luster photobase products, is ideal for fine art, photography, graphic art reproduction, point of sale signage, CAD, cartography, and desktop publishing.
Perception Wide Format Media
Constructed of 100 percent made in America fabrics, its décor canvases offer worry-free stretching, large color gamut, and consistent quality in satin, gloss, and pearl finishes.
Premium fine art canvas, highest color gamut and density. It is for eco-solvent and aqueous inks, available in matte, satin, and gloss. Matching fine art papers available.
Photo Tex Group Inc.
Photo Tex is a peel-and-stick removable material that does not shrink, rip, curl, or wrinkle in any climate. It is ideal for point of purchase signage.
Plastiprint Sales Company
PVC-Free Cling Media is an eco-friendly alternative to vinyl films. It provides optical clarity making it ideal for high-end graphics.
Precision Fabrics Group
CrystalPrint Fabrics consistently provide sharper colors and definition—every roll, every lot, every time. It’s manufactured in the U.S., specifically for direct-to-print nylon and polyester fabrics.
Premier Imaging Products Ltd.
PremierArt Generations family line of fine art papers and canvas incorporates Premier’s breakthrough Advanced Coating eXtrusion state of the art technology.
Quality Media & Laminating Solutions
Its DuraVinyl 463 Gloss Clear Vinyl with removable adhesive features an air release liner for bubble free application. Apply the media while dry. To create double-sided window graphics back with DuraVinyl 305.
Qué Media, Inc.
Qué Media offers a variety of fine art canvas’ but new Glossy Polyester Fabrics offer beautiful, crisp fine art reproductions at a fraction of the cost.
The Renolit sophisticated calendering technology ensures the manufacturing of high-quality vinyl for window and other sign and graphic applications.
Window Cal III from Ritrama offers solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV inkjet printers a completely opaque two-way window graphic that can be printed to the edge.
Roland DGA Corporation
Designed for interior wall graphics, Roland’s WallFlair removable vinyl and fabric image beautifully for exceptional quality prints that are easy to install and remove.
Used for garment decoration, RTape’s new heat transfer line includes clear and white polyurethane films and flock films for digital printing.
Sihl Digital Imaging
Permovable is a 2-mil, non-PVC, pressure-sensitive film developed for use on walls, sidewalks, roadways, parking lots, and other unsealed outdoor surfaces for short-term event promotion. With quick and easy installation, the graphic conforms to the texture of the surface to which it is applied, creating the look of permanent painted graphics, rather than applied signs or decals.
Spectro Coating Corp.
The company’s unique Vivid Fiber provides advantages unavailable anywhere else on any type of material that suits an application including fabric, heat-sealable films, nonwovens, and paper.
JetView Diffused Polyester film from Tekra is a light diffusing film that offers superb durability and enhanced ink adhesion for backlit signage.
Top Value Fabrics
Top Value Fabrics’ high-quality Mesh is ideal for building and stadium wraps, banners, and event signage. It is available in 6 to 11 oz., in widths 38 to 197 inches.
Ultraflex Systems, Inc.
AquaFlex is a solvent, latex, and UV printable substrate designed for underwater branding and advertising for pools, ponds, various water features, and aquascapes. To protect the inks underwater, UV liquid lamination is recommended.
Rio 18 oz. Opaque Matte is available in a variety of widths, and works well with screen and digital UV, solvent, eco-solvent, and latex printers.
Verseidag seemee US, Inc.
seemee Insight is an eco-friendly, bright white canvas type substrate designed for a number of interior applications, including point of purchase/point of sale banners, displays, wallcoverings, and backdrops. A non-reflective surface offers excellent scratch resistance and optimal color and image quality.
The Digital Veneers Collection features pintable magnetic receptive wood grain finish with an FSC-certified cellulose base. Dye-sublimation print with popular wood grain patterns then encapsulate in a durable resin finish.
Xanita offers a range of customizable quick turnaround point of purchase displays. They are lightweight, strong, quick to assemble, and eco-friendly.
Xcel Products, Inc.
Xcel Products is a leading manufacturer of static cling. It offers multiple widths and thicknesses. The product is laminated fresh to eliminate mottling and premature failure.
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Apr2013, Digital Output Large