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WRAPS '17

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2 0 1 7 • WRAPS • 103 SIX NEW FILM COLORS INCLUDING THREE COLOR-FLIPS 3M Commercial Graphics, St. Paul, Minnesota, introduces six new additions to the flagship 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 line, including three revolutionary color-flip options featuring Gloss Flip Electric Wave, Satin Flip Caribbean Shimmer and Satin Flip Glacial Frost. Along with the three color flip options, the expansion of 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 also includes Gloss Storm Gray, Satin Gold Dust Black and Satin Frozen Vanilla. The trio of color-flip shades exhibit lively polychromatic effects that create unique, multi-color dimensions that shift under different viewing angles and lighting. These iridescent films refract vibrant hues of purple, deep teal and soft blue, creating an invigorating prismatic finish for fresh new vehicle wraps and graphics. For more information, visit http://solutions.3m.com/ wps/portal/3M. HARSH-CONDITION FILM Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Mentor, Ohio, announces the launch of MPI 1006, a new digital cast film featuring a Hi-Tack, high performance adhesive. Avery Dennison MPI 1006 pairs Hi-Tack adhesive with Easy Apply technology, allowing original equipment manufacturers' graphics to perform well even in harsh, outdoor environments. The new Hi-Tack adhesive allows cast and calendered vinyl films to adhere to challenging substrates such as powder- coated paints, low-surface-energy plastics, fiberglass and glossy or matte finish protective clear coats, providing long-term durability. Easy Apply air egress technology makes graphic installation on these surfaces, often found on dirt bikes, boats and industrial equipment, quicker and reduces the likelihood of bubbles during application. MPI 1006 Hi-Tack joins the suite of Hi-Tack adhesive products introduced earlier this year, including MPI 2126 digital calendered vinyl film, 700 High Performance calendered films and 900 Supercast films. For information, visit graphicsaverydennison.com/hi-tack. WINDOW GRAPHIC FILM Lintec of America, Schaumburg, Illinois, announces the addition of Lintec Dry Apply to its Digital Window Graphics product lineup. Lintec Dry Apply is a 2-mil clear polyester with a proprietary scratch- resistant printable topcoat and an air-egress release liner specifically designed for easy installation, removal, and repositioning of the film. Incorporated is Lintec's scratch-resistant topcoat to prevent scratching during installation which can occur quite easily during a dry installation. The scratch-resistant topcoat is also designed to provide high-resolution images and strong adhesion with UV-curable inks. For information visit www.lintecofamerica.com. PRINT WRAP FILM EXPANSION 3M Commercial Graphics, St. Paul, Minnesota, announces the launch of 3M Envision Print Wrap Film 480mC, now featuring the many high-quality benefits of Comply Adhesive with micro technology. Additionally, 3M continues to expand the versatility of its IJ180 family with new 3M Print Wrap Films: IJ180C-10LSE and IJ180-10SLS, designed for low- surface energy plastic and stainless steel surfaces respectively. 3M Envision Print Wrap Film offers a high-performing, non-PVC suite of films that are 100 percent compatible with all printers —UV-cure, solvent and latex. Now with Comply Adhesive with micro technology that offers advanced slideability and initial tack optimized for wraps, installers can move SV480mC and LX480mC films across any application surface and reposition the films after first contact. Along with improved liner release and the ability to stretch 150 percent and stay down without primer, these films provide a nonvisible comply pattern to ensure a smooth, bubble-free finish to a completed wrap. For more information, visit http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M. SHIFT EFFECT WRAP FILM ORAFOL Americas, Black Creek, Georgia, introduces a limited release ORACAL 970RA Premium Shift Effect Cast color, Pearl Green (992). Series 970RA Premium Shift Effect Cast is engineered with cutting edge technology that produces mesmerizing multi-color effects. This unique shade shifting occurs as a result of your viewing angle & incidence of light. Shift your view and the color change begins. Perfect for the automotive restyling community looking for a vinyl flip flop paint alternative. This product is also available in the following matte and gloss colors; Green Blue, Turquoise Lavender, and Aubergine Bronze in 60" width and 10-yd, 25-yd, and 50-yd length rolls. For more information, visit www.orafolamericas.com. GRAPHIC PAINT PROTECTION FILM Argotec LLC, Greenfield, Massachusetts, has built on the global success of its thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) paint protection films (PPF) to give the wide-format digital printing industry a clean alternative to vinyl for tough, outdoor applications. The company's ArgoGraph Two-Part TPU Graphic Film System is ideally suited for vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, exterior signage, durable decals and product labels. The system starts with ArgoGraph-White, a highly durable urethane printing substrate compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, and latex ink systems. Part two is ArgoGraph-Clear, a tough, protective urethane overlaminate film that is applied over printed urethane or other substrates to preserve the graphics underneath. The films exhibit the same desirable physical characteristics inherent in aliphatic urethane films, including: abrasion and chip resistance; excellent hot and cold temperature performance (including cold-crack resistance); exceptional non-yellowing UV resistance (five-year outdoor durability). For information, visit www. argotec.com. ANTI-GRAFFITI LAMINATE Advanced Greig Laminators, (AGL), Deforest, Wisconsin, introduces Cover-Rite Anti-Graffiti, a high quality laminating film suited to enhance and protect digital prints/ images with increased outdoor durability and protection against unwanted marking. This film has excellent dimensional stability and enhanced image brightness while offering the ultimate protection. Cover-Rite Anti-Graffiti increases outdoor durability of the print and reduces fading and damage caused from outdoor exposure. With a hard coat finish this polyester film is an excellent over-laminate that provides resistance to many types of undesirable stains, inks, paints and abrasions. Markings are easily removed with the use of solvents without damaging the film. Typical applications for this film include high-traffic urban areas, outdoor signage in bus terminals, train stations and sport venues. For information, visit www.aglinc.com.

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