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NEW PRODUCTS By ST Staff Product Showcase: BANNER AND FABRIC MEDIA Steve Aust is ST's Senior Associate Editor. has been a member of its editorial staff since 2000. His work emphasizes vinyl graphics, architectural and environmental graphics and 3-D signage. Aurora Specialty Textiles Aurora Specialty Textiles (Aurora, IL) produces numerous canvas, poplin-knit and other media for wallcoverings, banners, POP and related signage. Among others, offerings include: * Gloss-, semi-gloss-, satin- and matte-finish AC Canvas, which is compatible with solvent-, eco-solvent- and UV-cure-ink printing (latex-ink as well for gloss- and matte-finish material), which is designed for wallcoverings, murals, POP, retail signage and similar uses; * Poplin Plus FR, a 14-mil, woven-polyester substrate that's printable with dye-sub transfer and UV-cure and latex inks, compliant with NFPA 701 fire-safety standards and designed for tradeshow graphics, POP, window displays and temporary outdoor banners; * Act II and RePlay 2 FR, a fire-retardant, 100%-recycled, woven-polyester material that's printable with dye-sub transfer and UV-cure and latex inks, and is intended for POP, indoor banners, tradeshow graphics and temporary outdoor displays; * And, Soft Knit 5 FR, a UV-cure-ink- and dye-sub-transfer-printable material that comprises warp-knit, textured polyester and is designed for stand-mounted graphics, tradeshow displays, POP and window displays. Dreamscape DreamScape (Rockaway, NJ) offers the following vinyl and fabric wall-graphic materials: * Dreamscape-Type II, Class A rated, low-VOC wallcoverings that are available 54, 60 and 75 in. wide with 13 texture options compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV-cure and latex print systems. * Terralon and Terralon Smooth PVC-free, highly permeable recycled-content media that reportedly comprises ultra-low-VOC materials. It has a Class A fire-safety rating, and is intended for solvent, eco-solvent, UV-cure and Latex inks; * Bling! and Prisma! glitter-coated textured substrates that are printable with solvent, eco-solvent, and UV-cure inks. They replicate the sheen of gold, silver, bronze or copper for premium wallcoverings and signage;  * WallWraps™, a 54-in.-wide, repositionable, removable pressure-sensitive media that's 400% thicker than other wallcovering media and designed for short- to medium-term wall graphics;  * Satara, a brushed-steel texture, is available 54. in wide, and in steel and pearl finishes; * And, Flash, a UV-cure ink printable series that's 54 in. wide and available in gold, silver, black, and brushed copper finishes. 48 SIGNS OF THE TIMES August 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - August 2016

Signs of the Times - August 2016
ST Update
Technology Update
Why You Should Invest in a Color-Management Device
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review - Epson SureColor S80600
Technology Review - The AXYZ Trident
Shop Ops
Sign Museum News
New Products
Digging Deep
Writing on the Wall
Dostoevsky and the Crane Truck
Penn State Study Assesses Font Legibility
A Crossroads Celebration
Advertising Index
Editorially Speaking

Signs of the Times - August 2016