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October '17

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72 • October 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Product Review LATEX TEXTILES Top Value Fabrics, Carmel, Indiana, has expanded its offerings of textiles for printing with a new line of Latex Performance Textiles, specifically engineered to create durable, high-quality production graphics utilizing HP Latex Technology. The media in this high-per- formance line is constructed with a superior print receptive treat- ment for maximizing the beauty of printing with latex ink technol- ogy. After imaging, these fabrics are designed to provide outstand- ing color consistency, excellent image sharpness and a wide color range. Several of the fabrics are built on similar constructions of best-selling fabrics in our Direct Print Textile line. The new fabrics are called Latex Performance as they feature a proprietary coating for HP Latex Inks. For information, visit TVFMedia.com. PEEL AND STICK KEDER FOR SEG E. L. Hatton Sales Co., Wellington, Ohio, introduces Banner Ups KederTape, an adhesive-coated keder that can be press-applied to fabrics for Silicone Edge Graphics (SEG) signs. "Keder" is any flexible polymer welting strip that, when fastened to textile prints, allows them to be tightly inserted into aluminum SEG frames, making distinctive backlit or frontlit signs. KederTape adheres permanently to textile fabrics without sewing, allowing anyone with textile print capabilities to get into the SEG market without investing in sewing equipment, opera- tors, or maintenance staff. Simply peel and stick to the textile edge. Unlike sewing, KederTape is repositionable so users can achieve the perfect size and tightness without risk of ruining the graphic. KederTape has passed extensive testing by major textile equipment and media manufacturers and demonstrated long term durability needed for SEG signs. It is available on convenient 80-foot spools. For information, visit www.bannerups.com. NEW ECO-SOLVENT AND UV PRINTERS Paradigm Imaging Group, Costa Mesa, California, introduces PIXis, a new line of wide-format printers that includes the PIXis ES Eco- Solvent roll printer series as well as the PIXis UV flatbed printer series. The PIXis ES series combine the latest dual-printhead technology from Epson with innovative design elements and super solid construction. Producing stunningly vivid images at a very low production cost, the PIXis ES will surpass your highest ROI expectations. The PIXis UV series of flatbed printers deliv- ers the most advanced printing technology with stronger, faster and more powerful LED curing system. The long lasting, energy efficient UV-LED lamp generates low levels of heat for print- ing directly on a wide range of surfaces and three-dimensional objects. The PIXis ES eco-solvent printers are available in 71" and 126" widths; and the PIXis UV flatbed printers are available in 48" x 96" and 72" x 120" table sizes. For more information, visit www. paradigmimaging.com. LABEL FINISHING UniNet, Hawthorne, California, introduces the iColor LF600 fin- isher, developed to deliver optimum performance and value. A perfect complement to the iColor 500 & 600, the LF600 provides solutions that others don't. Print and cut graphics of all shapes and sizes for product pack- aging, P.O.S., greeting cards, tags, signs, buttons, labels and much more, all in a single, compact footprint. The system is equipped with an internal vacuum compressor, which does not require external air con- nections. Proper alignment is achieved by black mark reading for every sheet; a camera equipped with l-mark technology performs black mark reading adjustments in a few tenths of a second. Black-mark read- ing offsets grade and distortion which occur using digital printing systems; the precision grade achieved is approximately 0.0079' (0.2mm). The sheet size that may be used ranges from the A4 to A3 format. For information, visit icolorprint.com. ACRYLIC PHOTO PANELS Condé Systems, Mobile, Alabama, has added ColorLyte by Solapix curved acrylic photo panels to its DyeTrans family of sublimatable products. Available in 5"x7", 8"x10" and 11"x14" sizes, these self- standing acrylic photo panels provide an attractive and modern way to display treasured pho- tographs that can be clearly viewed from both sides of the acrylic. The .22" thick patent-pending acrylic panels give depth and brilliance to transferred images while the white imprintable coat- ing on the backside provides amazing image clarity and color reproduction that includes bright whites and deep blacks. Produced using a standard dye-sub printer and flat heat press, the curve is achieved by inserting a warm piece of flat imaged acrylic into its corresponding 5"x7" landscape, 8"x10" landscape, 8"x10" portrait or 11"x14" landscape forming jig. ColorLyte curved acrylic photo panels are the first of several acrylic products planned for release in Summer 2017 including holiday ornaments, key chains, and charms. For information, visit www.conde.com.

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