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Nekoosa Static Cling Vinyl

Interior and exterior applications include window graphics, P-O-P displays, and more.

Nekoosa has reconfigured its wide-format Hi-Stat Static Cling Vinyl with a new 90# polycoated layflat liner designed for better printing performance on large-format presses including HP Latex. Interior and exterior applications include window graphics, P-O-P displays, and more. Hi-Stat Static Cling Vinyl is offered in white, clear, and optically clear finishes in 54-in. rolls.

  • REPOSITIONABLE: The flexible static-cling vinyl is repositionable, allowing store owners to change their branding strategy if need be.
  • REMOVABLE: The vinyl was developed to be removable without the use of solvents.
  • ENGINEERED: Specifically made to adhere to highly polished smooth surfaces such as windows and stainless steel without adhesive.


PRODUCT CATEGORY: Media + Substrates
APPLICATION CATEGORY: Retail and Point-of-Purchase

Canon UV-LED Flatbed Printers Arizona 2300 Series

Available in four-, six-, or eight-ink channel configurations.

Canon has released the Arizona 2300 Series of flatbed printers, including three 49 x 98-in. 2300 Series GTF configurations reaching speeds of 958 sq ft/hr and three 121 x 98-in. 2300 Series XTF configurations with speeds up to 1023 sq ft/hr.

The series is designed with Flow technology, a vacuum technique supporting zoneless, multi-origin table layout with easy-to-use, three-sided pneumatic registration pins for added productivity, edge-to-edge and double-sided printing, and ability to print on odd-shaped, heavy, smooth, or precut media up to 2 in. thick including canvas, wood, and glass, the company reports.

Available in four-, six-, or eight-ink channel configurations with support for CMYKcm + white + varnish UL Greenguard Gold-certified IJC357 UV-curable inks. Applications include P-O-P displays, interior décor, fine art, and more.


PRODUCT CATEGORY: Flatbeds + Superwides
APPLICATION CATEGORY: Retail and Point-of-Purchase; Interior Décor; Art + Photography

Epson SureColor V7000 UV Flatbed

Offers automated thickness adjustment and more.

Epson now offers the SureColor V7000 UV flatbed, engineered for outputting outdoor signage, promotional products, and more. Featuring a 4 x 8-ft bed, the entry-level press offers automated thickness adjustment and can image rigid substrates up to 3.14-in. thick, including wood, metal, foamboard, acrylic, and glass.

Additional features include: 10-color UltraChrome UV ink, including red, gray, white, and varnish; eight MicroPiezo printheads designed to produce color or three-layer prints with variable droplet technology for low graininess and smooth gradations; white ink circulation system; pin registration system for simplified loading and media alignment; multi-zone vacuum system; Epson Edge Print workflow software; built-in ionizer; and more.


PRODUCT CATEGORY: Flatbeds + Superwides

SwissQprint Kudu UV LED Flatbed

The glass option and inks are retrofittable to swissQprint LED printers the company reports.

SwissQprint has revealed the 126 x 79-in. Kudu UV LED flatbed press featuring up to 1350 dpi resolution, print speeds reaching 3229 sq ft/hr, and up to 10 ink channels (CMYK with optional light cyan, light magenta, light black, white, varnish, orange, neon, or primer). The press features Tip Switch vacuum with 260 controllable zones, Lory operator software, and optional roll-to-roll extension with single or dual roll option. Compatible substrates include acrylic, aluminum, composite panels, wood, banners, polyester, polycarbonate, polystyrene, PVC, flexible foam panels, glass, metal, textiles, films, and paperboard.

The company has announced a new direct-to-glass printing extension for flatbed printers, as well. The glass printing option features a pivoting alignment edge with adjustable stops for positioning glass panels on the print bed, air-permeable protective paper for retaining ink printed in the bleed margin, and glass printing ink set with process and light colors, white, and effect varnish. The company reports the glass option and inks are retrofittable to swissQprint LED printers.


PRODUCT CATEGORY: Flatbeds + Superwides

STS Inks 64-In. Direct-to-Film Printer

Offers a staggered dual-head design for fast print speeds and smooth gradations, and more.

STS Ink has introduced the STS/Mutoh XPJ-1682D 64-in. Direct-to-Film (DTF) press. The printer offers a staggered dual-head design for fast print speeds and smooth gradations, built-in color sensor for automated bidirectional alignments, user-friendly touch panel, added LED lighting, and upgraded media feed flange for simple media loading and exchanging multiple rolls. Compatible textiles include untreated cotton, silk, polyester, denim, nylon, leather, 50/50 blends, and more in white or dark up to 2.8 mm thick.

Additional features include:

  • SAi Flexi DTF Edition RIP software bundled with Flexi DTF Editor
  • White ink circulation
  • Nozzle area selection
  • 1400 x 1400 dpi max print res
  • Drop Master 2 technology
  • Mutoh Status Monitor print history and real-time print status
  • STS DTF water-based inks in CMYKmc + white + white


PRODUCT CATEGORY: Flatbeds + Superwides

General Formulations AutoMark Cast Films

Available in 54- and 60-in. rolls.

GF 830 AutoMark Cast with Drift Technology and two complimentary cast laminates, GF 831 AutoMark Cast Gloss UV Laminate and GF 840 AutoMark Cast Matte UV Laminate, have been added to AutoMark Cast.

GF 830 AutoMark Cast with Drift Technology is a 2-mil gloss white film with Micro Air Egress channels for bubble-free installation of full or partial vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, outdoor signage, and retail displays. Compatible with eco-solvent, solvent, latex, and UV ink, the film leverages a slidable, repositionable, long-term removable gray adhesive system with up to eight years of outdoor durability. Available in 54- and 60-in. rolls.

Two-mil GF 831 AutoMark Cast Gloss UV Laminate with clear adhesive and 74# liner is engineered to protect full vehicle wraps and fleet graphics from UV exposure, moisture, and abrasions while GF 840 AutoMark Cast Matte UV Laminate serves as a matte option.


MANUFACTURER: General Formulations
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Media + Substrates

Trotec Laser Print-Receptive Plastics

Designed specifically for printing with UV and LED curing inks.

Trotec Laser has launched an extended line of their Digital Print Series (DPS) laser and engraving materials. The print-receptive plastics are now available in a wider range of surface finishes, including matte and gloss colors, and mirrored, radiant, and brushed metal finishes. The plastics were designed specifically for printing with UV and LED curing inks. DPS materials are comprised of a modified-impact acrylic core, and a pre-treated surface for ink adhesion.

The products are intended for applications that combine printing, laser engraving, and laser cutting, as well as print-and-cut applications such as interior signs, decorative signage, P-O-S displays, badges, and more. Trotec lasers can process up to 170 in/sec.


PRODUCT CATEGORY: Media + Substrates

Caldera New Software Releases

Updates including CalderaJobs compatibility with Windows plus 42 new Print & Cut drivers.

CalderaRIP version 15.1 offers updates including CalderaJobs compatibility with Windows, an improved nesting algorithm to reduce waste, and support for Verso cutters, plus 42 new Print & Cut drivers. The company has also released version 1.14 of CalderaDock toolbox to manage Cladera software licenses and installation. CalderaCare subscribers have access to additional features including multipage PDF file submission directly to CalderaRIP, Use Printer S&R feature for faster RIP’ing when producing repeating patterns, Image Step&Repeat in VisualCut to streamline the cutting head path, and one-click job rotation to streamline two-step workflows.

In addition, Caldera has unveiled PrimeCenter 2.0 prepress software with redesigned user interface with better separation between recipe configuration and recipe content and dark/light mode, expanded OS support (including Windows 11 and macOS Monterey), faster nesting, new Recipe queue for PrimeCenter Pro and Max packages, and a range of flexible fixups for file preparation for printing and cutting.



Fisher Textiles Printable Black-Back Fabric Media

The new fabric has significantly decreased smoke exhaustion that occurs during the transfer process.

Fisher Textiles has introduced GF4030 Nirvana Plus, an enhanced printable soft signage black-back fabric. The company reports the new fabric has significantly decreased smoke exhaustion that occurs during the transfer process. Fisher Textiles has also added 30% more fabric on the face of the product, which increases vibrancy of printed colors and absorbs heat during paper transfer, according to the company.

The media also features a built-in liner and a finished back. Intended uses include hanging banners, retractable banner stands, frontlit SEG installations, and pillowcase fabric displays with no liner.


MANUFACTURER: Fisher Textiles
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Media + Substrates



Printvinyl Scored Print Media

New Printvinyl Scored wide-format print media features an easy-to-remove scored liner for creating decals, product stickers, packaging labels, and more. The precision-scored liner, with a 1.25” spacing on a 60” roll, guarantees a seamless and hassle-free removal process.

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