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102 • WRAPS • 2 0 1 7 FILMS AND LAMINATES NEW REFLECTIVE FILM 3M Commercial Graphics, St. Paul, Minnesota, introduces Scotchlite Print Wrap Film 780mC- 10R, opening the door to the next era of vehicle wrap installation. Engineered with wider retro- reflective viewing angles, the film's chief advancement lies in its increased conformability and self-healing properties. This multifaceted film provides installers with a film that stands up to the rigorous vehicle wrapping process that includes repositioning, elongation and conforming without severe bruising. The highly forgiving, robust 3M Scotchlite Print Wrap Film 780mC-10R possesses increased stretch and bend capabilities, allowing seamless molding around vehicle contours like door handles and bumpers with little to no bruising. If soft bruising or dark spots do occur during the installation process, it can be "healed" with heat to leave a uniform graphic appearance with restored reflectivity. For more information, visit 3m.com/graphics. GLOSS EFFECTS COLORS Arlon, Placentia, California, announces the global launch of eight Ultimate PremiumPlus Gloss Effects colors. The Gloss Effects colors will include: Daytona Blue, Thundercloud Metallic, Hornet Metallic, Gunmetal Metallic, Bronze Metallic, White Metallic, Black Metallic and Metal Gear Blue. The new Gloss Effects enhanced product offering is comprised of several new features including; superior gloss retention upon stretch, improved repositionability during installation and guaranteed conformability into deep channels. These features combined with our unique automotive grade pigments and flakes provide the most paint-like finishes available in restyling films. Gloss Effects come equipped with Arlon's Low Profile X-Scape Technology allowing for easier repositionability and a bubble-free installation. With this addition to Ultimate PremiumPlus, Arlon will now offer a complete line of Automotive Restyling Film that includes; Matte Effects, Matte, Satin, Gloss Effects, Candy Colors, Brushed, Carbon Fiber, Chrome and Chrome Effects finishes. For information, visit www.arlon.com. MATTE VINYL COLORS ORAFOL Americas, Black Creek, Georgia, introduces three matte colors for ORACAL 970RA Premium Shift Effect Cast. Series 970RA Premium Shift Effect Cast includes the quality you've come to appreciate in Series 970RA solid color wrapping film plus engineered with cutting edge technology that produces mesmerizing multi-color effects. This unique shade shifting occurs as a result of your viewing angle and incidence of light. Shift your view and the color change begins. Perfect for automotive restylers looking for a vinyl flip flop paint alternative. Now available in Matte Green Blue, Matte Turquoise Lavender and Matte Aubergine Bronze in 60" x 10-yd, 25-yd, and 50-yd rolls. For information, visit www.orafolamericas.com. LAMINATING FILM Drytac, Richmond, Virginia, has announced the immediate availability of its enhanced Emerytex laminating film which offers superior anti-slip qualities, scuff resistance, and protection from UV degradation for both indoor and outdoor graphics applications. Emerytex is a 4 mil (100µ) embossed monomeric calendered PVC laminating film with a matte pebble textured finish. The improved Emerytex has an HSE R11 slip certification and now offers even better slip resistance for floor graphics. As well as floor graphics applications, this versatile textured laminate film is ideal for tradeshow graphics, POP displays, mouse pads, counter mats, and all other signage applications where a scuff-resistant finish is required. Both the film and adhesive contain UV stabilisers which protect against UV degradation for up to three years outdoors. For information, visit www.drytac.com. SPECIALTY LAMINATES GSG, Austin, Texas, now offers 3M 8900 series carbon fiber and brushed metal overlaminates, letting customers create myriad combinations of colors and textures for vehicle wraps and accents. Designed exclusively for application over other film substrates, these 8900 specialty wrap overlaminates provide design options to enhance the appearance and durability of printed graphics or solid films. GSG #MMM8900CF100-6025 is 2.5 mil thick and gives the underlying film/graphic to which is applied a carbon fiber appearance. The 3.5-mil GSG #MMM8900BR100-6025 creates a brushed metal look. Both products have a kraft paper liner. Made of cast PVC, the films provide excellent water- resistance (not including immersion) and resist mild alkalis, mild acids and occasional fuel spills. They are suitable for applications including fleet, vehicle, watercraft and transit labels and smooth walls/ surfaces. For information, visit www.GoGSG.com. NEW SUPERCAST FILMS Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Mentor, Ohio, introduces MPI 1105 Supercast films and a new family of cast overlaminates. The new MPI 1105 is an ultra- conformable supercast film that merges premium PVC facestock with a long-term removable (LTR) adhesive. This powerful combination delivers reliable and superior print quality and instant adaptability to a broad range of applications from car wraps to outdoor graphic needs. Avery Dennison has optimized the Digital Overlaminate (DOL) portfolio to perform with the upgraded print media. Order the new MPI 1105 Supercast films with the new DOL 1000Z series, DOL 1300Z series or DOL 1460Z for superior durability. The MPI 1105 films are also compatible with the existing DOL 6460 and DOL 6040 overlaminates. MPI 1105 is available with Easy Apply RS, Easy Apply and Gloss Opaque LTR technologies to provide quick and easy application and long-term removability. Easy Apply air egress technology helps eliminate wrinkles and bubbles while Easy Apply RS provides repositionability and slideability, allowing the film to be moved easily before pressure is applied. For more information, visit http://graphics.averydennison.com. REMOVABLE FILM Arlon, Placentia, California, introduces a short-term promotional removable film, DPF 510 Removable, as an addition to its print media product line. DPF 510 Removable is available in a Gloss (DPF 510GTR) and Matte (DPF 510MTR) finish; featuring a low tack adhesive that will be removable up to one year after application. It is the perfect solution for short-term P.O.P., trades how and window displays. DPF 510 Removable features a two-sided, lay-flat poly-coated liner providing a consistent, vibrant print quality and is compatible with a wide variety of print systems including eco-solvent, solvent and latex. For information, visit www.arlon.com. WRAP Essentials Must-have products for your wraps business RESOURCES

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