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88 • July 2016 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Product Review DIGITAL SCREENS Formetco, Atlanta, introduces its FTX digital screens, delivering the lowest electrical operating costs in the industry. Formetco features an exclusively designed and manufactured light-emit- ting diode (LED) in all of their digital billboards, video screens and sports scoreboards. This LED is created by using the latest in LED technology, incorporating an innovative optical design with the highest energy-efficient LED components, a larger LED dye (16 mm for blue and green and 15 mm for red) and 99.9% gold coated wire bonding. The dye and gold wires are enclosed in premium quality UV resistant epoxies. Formetco's LED design outperformed competitor LED screens, proven in advanced long-term and accelerated aging tests. With these performance results, Formetco confidently became the first LED supplier in the industry to offer a 10-year Brightness Warranty. For informa- tion, visit www.formetco.com. DIGITAL SIGNAGE SCREENS Daktronics, Brookings, South Dakota, has expanded its video product line with the introduction of the Gold Series, targeting new and emerging digital signage markets on a global scale. The Gold Series offers a 10 millimeter outdoor SMD LED solution available worldwide while 6 millimeter SMD and 16 millimeter through-hole outdoor LED solutions are available in select mar- kets. Other offerings are currently in product development. This product line is built to provide a streamlined delivery and sim- plified design for a wide array of customers looking to quickly grow their display network or introduce signage to additional locations. For information, visit www.daktronics.com/goldseries. FLUORESCENT INK FOR DYE SUBLIMATION Roland DGA Corporation, Irvine, California, announces the introduction of fluorescent ink specifically formu- lated for its Texart XT-640 and RT-640 wide-format dye-sublimation print- ers. Developed specifically for dye- sublimation transfer printing, Texart printers deliver outstanding print quality and productivity for sports- wear, fashion, soft signage, decor, promotional merchandise and much more. The new inks, Fluorescent Pink (Fp) and Yellow (Fy), can be combined with Roland DG's Texart process ink colors to produce a vast array of vivid fluores- cent hues and softer pastel tones. The proprietary Roland DG Fluor Color Library swatch palette can be installed in Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW for unmatched ease of use and color customization. Simply clicking the desired colors in the swatch palette allows you to quickly and easily incorporate brilliant and pastel fluorescent colors into your dye-sublimation output. For information, visit www.rolanddga.com. See our ad on page 1 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 pro- vide 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. SDG

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