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NEW PRODUCTS By Wade Swormstedt Send information about new products to: Product Showcase: Flexible-Face Materials Blockout Material Verseidag US (Randolph, NJ) is introducing its 18-oz, Tflex Blockout material. The double-sided, printable material is designed for such exterior applications as pole banners due to its durable qualities. Available in 126- and 197-in. widths, the material is applicable for other interior and exterior advertising applications, and works with most solvent, UV and latex inks. (800) 252-1435, Wide-width Flexible Substrate Polyester Textiles Top Value Fabrics (Carmel, IN) is announcing its Direct Print Textiles series, which is designed for banners, flags, exhibit graphics, fine-art reprints and advertising displays. The high-performance line is constructed with a superior, print-receptive treatment for direct printing, according to the company. The series includes 3.2-oz. flag polyester, 3.3-oz. polyester satin, 5.2-oz. stretch polyester, 6-oz. polyester and 7.3-oz. heavy polyester. The fabrics are available in widths from 61 to 126 in. They meet NFPA 701 FR specifications and are REACH compliant, the company states. (855) 618-4500; The Commercial Graphics Div. of 3M™ (St. Paul, MN) offers its Panagraphics™ III wide-width flexible substrate, a translucent media intended for durable, flexible signs when used with 3M’s compatible products. Designed as a cost-effective choice for backlit signs, the material offers a low-visibility scrim for a less-distracting view of the sign image when backlit. Available seamless, the substrate can be decorated with 3M-brand cut films or receive direct print via selected applications. Its smooth front surface, anti-wick polyester scrim, and excellent diffusion and transmission ensure consistent image quality for daytime whiteness and nighttime brightness, the company states. (800) 328-3908; Blockout Material Ultraflex (Randolph, NJ) is introducing two, new, blockout banner materials. SuperSmooth PET GreyBack, a 13-oz., non-curling, frontlit banner material with a grey back and smooth print surface, is available in a matte finish for single-sided, eco-solvent, solvent and UV printing. The backer prevents light transparency and shadowing, which makes it most applicable for such high-resolution, indoor applications as banners; rollups; scrolling, banner-stand displays; tradeshow graphics, and POP signs. No lamination is required. For double-sided, latex printing, the company offers Outdoor Blockout LTX, an 18-oz., heavy-duty, blockout, banner material for indoor and outdoor applications. It’s designed to provide strength and stability under harsh weather conditions. “LTX” designates a latex-formulated material, and this is the first product for this line. Both sides of the material have a matte finish, and are compatible with eco-solvent, solvent, latex and UV inks. Applications include pole/street banners, aisle/event banners, tradeshow graphics and POP/POS signs. (973) 627-8608; 42 SIGNS OF THE TIMES / AUGUST 2013 /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - August 2013

Signs of the Times - August 2013
ST Update
Technology Update
Cloud-based signshop software
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review - Esko Kongsberg XN finishing system
Technology Review - Gerber Edge seminars
Sign Museum News
New Products
Standing Their Ground
Commercial-Sign Company 1 on 1’s
Dynamic Displays at LAX
Advertising index
Editorially speaking

Signs of the Times - August 2013