The Big Picture - August 2014 - (Page 22)

Media Mayhem Arlon's DPF 207 matte white vinyl film When preparing for a project, a shop can have everything lined up - the design, the printing equipment, the ink, the installer - but it's impossible to complete a project without a substrate on which to print the graphics. So, how do you go about deciding what works for this specific project, or for your shop in general? There are a lot of variables: composition, surface treatment/texture, color, whiteness/brightness, ink compatibility, post-printing compatibility, width, and much more. The sourcelist that follows includes media manufacturers and private-label distributors of wide-format paper, film, vinyl, plastics, and self-adhesives. We've provided a thumbnail description of each company's offerings - including the aforementioned variables - but for 22 THE BIG PICTURE August 2014 More than 100 sources of rollfed paper, film, vinyl, plastics, and self-adhesive media. more detailed information, we suggest you visit the company's website. Note that we have listed only primary producers, manufacturers, converters, and private-brand sellers of media for wide-format graphics. We've not listed companies if they're only selling or distributing another company's products (unless it's an exclusive arrangement). Advantage Distribution Advantage branded vinyl, eco-friendly banner media, aqueous media, paper. Advantage Sign Supply Optima Opti-Jet vinyl, paper, and banner media for aqueous; Opti-Solve for solvents. AdventureCam Photo Proof Line banner, poster, and signage media; paper, vinyl, films, and more. Agfa Synaps OM waterproof, eco-friendly, synthetic paper for UV printing; Synaps AP/AR pressure-sensitive media for UV; and Alliance graphic film. Ahlstrom Chantaffiche coated papers for banners and billboards, including Metalized for a metallic effect.

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The Big Picture - August 2014
Wide Angle
Inside Output
Dynamic Signage
Pack It Up
Media Mayhem
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The Big Picture - August 2014