Tekra has released JetView Latex Backlit Polyester, an 8-mil latex- and, with some printers, UV-printable film for long-term signage applications. The film is scratch and water resistant and is said to offer high ink adhesion. Additional features include immediate dry time and a bright, cool white color. Available in up to 87-in. widths.
Sawgrass has launched SubliJet-HD Pro Photo XF inks for use on its 25-in. Virtuoso Product Decorating System. The new configuration features three XF black dye-sublimation inks – K XF, Lk XF, and Llk XF – for improved stability and image definition. Applications include interior signage, fine art, photography, personalized gifts, and promotional products.
The new ROQpress Iron, distributed exclusively in North America by Ryonet, is an attachment for ROQ automatic presses that uses a combination of heat and mechanical force to smooth down the surface prints to help control defects such as fibrillation.
Mimaki has added three shades to its Sb410 dye-sublimation ink set for use on its TS300P wide-format printers: fluorescent pink, fluorescent yellow, and light black. The company says the additional black reduces grain, color shifts, and tonal jumps in monochromatic prints, while fluorescent hues are in high demand in applications such as performance wear, fashion, and soft signage. Each ink is available in 2-L packs.
Lintec of America has released Lintec Dry Apply, a 2-mil clear polyester film for removable and repositionable window graphics. The film’s topcoat is printable and scratch resistant, and is said by Lintec to have been designed for adhesion with UV-curable inks. It also features an air-egress release liner designed to simplify installation.
Kornit Digital has released two new direct-to-garment printers for medium-sized apparel decorators: Storm 1000 and Storm Hexa. Engineered with twice the number of nozzles as previous Kornit models, the printers offer up to 40% higher productivity, according to the company. The pair also features a recirculating ink system to reduce ink consumption and optimize reliability.
Great Dane Graphics has crafted three monthly subscription plans offering royalty-free artwork for garment decorators, signage printers, and more. Subscribers can choose from stock art, embroidery designs, or a combination, with a max. of 200 downloads each month.
M&R has revealed the EZPrep Pretreatment System for direct-to-garment printing. The system automates garment pretreating with the goal of improving consistency and production time while also reducing waste. EZPrep features a touch screen with adjustable settings such as coverage area and dosage; operators can store and retrieve frequently used settings. Users can also choose to apply pretreatment on the inward and outward scans of the spray carriage.
Drytac has launched Scrimless Banner, a double-sided PVC/PET blockout banner material for short-term indoor and outdoor graphic applications. Suitable for hanging or standing banners, Scrimless Banner is bright white, 15 mil thick, and printable on both sides with solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and latex inks. It features non-curling technology, even with heavy ink saturation. Available in up to 63-in. widths.
Tekra has added two polyester films to its line of Protek industrial films: