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WRAPS '17

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104 • WRAPS • 2 0 1 7 Wrap Essentials RESOURCES TRANSPARENT COLORED OVERLAMINATES Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Mentor, Ohio, introduces Transparent Colored Overlaminates for Conform Chrome films and two new colors in the Giovanna Edition of Supreme Wrapping Film. Transparent Colored Overlaminates for Conform Chrome are available in three distinct colors —orange, green and purple—to combine with the five existing Conform Chrome colors for new creative color possibilities. Satin Azure and Satin Pearl Koko join Satin Pearl Cielo Blu, Matte Metallic Grigio and Satin Pearl Nero in the popular Giovanna Edition of Supreme Wrapping Film line. When paired with Conform Chrome, the Transparent Colored Overlaminates create more than just additional color options for vehicle wraps. Together, the films offer a multi-layer functionality intended to help protect the chrome film from being scratched or damaged. With the trend of chrome finishes gaining popularity, the new product allows installers to offer even more creative solutions. For more information, visit www. graphics.averydennison.com. CAST WRAP FILM Arlon, Placentia, California introduces a new cast wrap film, DPF 6100XLP, as an addition to its automotive print media product line. DPF 6100XLP has a smooth finish and low profile air-egress liner making it a great solution for your commercial vehicle wrap needs. The most notable feature of DPF 6100XLP is its superior bond in channels and compound curves, outperforming other alternative films in the market. DPF 6100XLP's low initial tack makes it highly repositionable, cutting down on installation time. DPF 6100XLP is compatible with latex, solvent, eco-solvent and UV- cure printing systems. For more information, visit www.arlon.com. PRINTERS AND INKS TWO NEW PRINTER/CUTTERS FROM ROLAND Roland DGA, Irvine, California, expands its TrueVIS family of wide-format eco-solvent inkjet with the addition of two TrueVIS SG series printer/ cutters—a 30" model (SG-300) and the 54" model (SG- 540). The units deliver vibrant color plus high-quality printing and contour cutting at an attractive price point. As part of the TrueVIS line, the SG series offers unmatched versatility, reliability and ease-of-use, along with a host of significant enhancements. Two newly-designed Roland DG FlexFire printheads, new cost-effective four-color eco-solvent TrueVIS INK, improved integrated cutting technology and a Bluetooth-enabled Roland DG MobilePanel all ensure outstanding productivity. Both the 54" and 30" SG models are designed to handle a wide range of applications, including indoor and outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, banners, posters and displays, labels and decals, apparel heat transfers, and more. Priced at $11,995 and $14,995, respectively, the SG-300 and SG-540 are available now through authorized Roland dealers. For more information, visit www.rolanddga.com. HIGH-PRODUCTIVITY 64-INCH PRINTER Epson, Long Beach, California, showcases the SC-S80600, a high-productivity 64-inch printer offering top image quality, and improved reliability to the vehicle graphics, signage and fine art reproduction markets. The SureColor S80600 features a Dual-Array PrecisionCore TFP printhead and an enhanced precision media feeding system. It employs Epsons UltraChrome GS3 solvent inks, including an all new GS3 Red ink, and optional White or Metallic Silver ink. The SC-S80600 joins the complete line of SureColor S-Series printers, including the SC- S40600 and SC-S60600, and is now available for purchase through authorized Epson Professional Imaging S-Series resellers. For more information, visit proimaging.epson.com. NEW LATEX PRINTERS FROM HP Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, California, introduces the HP Latex 500 Printer series and the HP Latex 1500 printer. The HP Latex 500 printer series is designed for medium-to- large PSPs with increasing print volumes. The new 64" HP Latex 560 and 570 printers offer new features including a new spindle-less pivot table, an automatic skew adjustment to load rolls in one minute or less, heavy-duty roll handling up to 121 lbs., as well as a status beacon for real-time production monitoring. The printers offer print speeds up to 248 square feet an hour at indoor mode for cost-effective production of high-quality jobs at fast turnaround times. The 126"-wide HP Latex 1500 printer provides fast turnarounds with printing at speeds up to 800 square feet an hour in outdoor production mode and up to 800 square feet an hour in indoor mode. The printer offers resolutions up to 1200 dpi, and the HP thermal inkjet printheads feature auto nozzle replacement, an optical media advance sensor (OMAS) as well as an embedded spectrophotometer. For more information, visit www8.hp.com. SUPERWIDE UV-LED ROLL PRINTER Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Georgia, introduces the UJV55-320 super wide format UV-LED printer, a 128" roll-to- roll model featuring seven ink colors including white for printing onto transparent or colored media. This new model produces vibrant colors with a high degree of opacity, and can perform multi-layer printing for high-quality designs with two-layer or three-layer printing. The UJV55-320 is also equipped with an LED-lit Mimaki Proofing Panel (MPP) for instant print quality checks. The unit can handle media up to 127.9" wide for oversized graphics and panels, but it can also print two rolls simultaneously up to 60" wide each. This dual-roll capability allows simultaneous printing of two of the same graphics, or two completely different jobs. In addition, the UJV55-320 uses Mimaki LUS-120 UV-curable inks that provide up to 170 percent flexibility. The unit also offers fast print speeds of up to 1,184 square feet per hour. For more information, visit www. mimakiusa.com. DEDICATED ROLL-TO-ROLL LED-UV PRINTER EFI, Fremont, California, releases the EFI Quantum LXr LED printer, a dedicated roll-to-roll LED-UV printer offering a superb price/speed/ quality ratio for exceptional versatility, the widest range of substrates, and the lowest total cost of ownership in its class. This economical alternative to latex printers has seven-picoliter imaging, and print resolutions of up to 1,200 dpi in four colors with optional white for high-quality printing. Unique productivity options for the printer, including ink and media efficiencies and advanced roll handling technologies, increase productivity, minimize waste, reduce labor and allow for exceptional ease of use. For more information, visit www.efi.com. NEW ALTERNATIVE INKS Digital Sign Technologies Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is releasing the first alternative solvent ink for the OKI Data (Seiko) ColorPainter H74/104s printers and HP Scitex FB550 UV curable inks. The solvent ink is supplied with a chip, it's a ready to use plug and play solution with the same color gamut and adhesion as OEM at a fraction of the cost. The UV inks are a direct replacement for an OEM product with the same properties, with 100 percent matching color gamut, flexibility, and adhesion to media. Our UV curable is fast acting and won't clog the print-heads, and has a shelf life of one year. These inks are a fraction of the cost of the original HP ink, which will save users hundreds of dollars in operation costs. For information, visit http://hp9000inks.com/store/home.php.

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