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 Digital Print Media is a resource for sign professionals. Find everything from digital printing tips to new wide format printing product information.

New some wide-format graphics inspiration? Browse hundreds of photos ranging from vehicle wraps, wall murals, floor graphics, window graphics and more!

Digital Print Media applications can range from vehicles and billboards to fine art reproduction. Looking for wide format inkjet media? Find media for vehicle wraps, wall, windows, floor, P.O.P, trade show and backlit applications from our site sponsor at DaVinci-Technologies.

Printing & Cutting Floor Graphics with HP Latex

Digital Print Media Staff : October 12, 2017 8:00 am : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics

Learn how to create and install amazing floor graphics avoiding solvent wait time and laminating right away with no delays. In this video, you will see demonstrations for printing and cutting indoor and outdoor floor graphics and the correct media to use.

Products featured in the video: Mactac IMAGIN JT 5822P, Mactac PREMAFLEX 6400, Mactac STREETRAP, Mactac STREETLAM and HP Latex Print and Cut Solution

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Carve a Niche with Unique Wallcovering Textures

Digital Print Media Staff : October 10, 2017 10:43 am : Digital Print Media News, Wall Graphics

Examples of Unique Wallcovering Textures

Unique textures such as this distinctive exotic faux mayan stone finish by KoroGraphics® can give the appearance of a mural that was painted directly on the wall.

Another option from KoroGraphics® is Trade Route, a finely detailed interpretation of ancient Chinese horizontal “raw” silk. Subtle slubs adorn the face of this fine fabric texture and convey a rich, sophisticated appearance to the finished image, a true upgrade from a standard “Artist Canvas” texture.

WallFab by Presto Tape is a polyester nonwoven wallcovering featuring a natural hand-woven canvas texture. It produces vivid imagery and striking detail – something that has to be seen in person to get the full experience. It comes in a variety of options including WallFab, WallFab Pearlescent, and WallFab Black Metallic (all pictured below).

WallFab by Presto Tape

WallFab Pearlescent Metallic Finish

WallFab Black

Easy Image by DaVinci Technologies is a PVC-free wallcovering with a premium fabric-like texture that produces vibrant images on a unique soft to touch surface.

What are Wallcoverings?

Wallcoverings are designed to cover an entire surface as opposed to a smaller section of a wall. Additionally, wallcoverings can serve to cover blemishes or imperfections on dry wall or plaster walls. Typical wallcovering media is also thicker and more durable than standard sign vinyl.

Why Choose a Unique Wallcovering Finish?

It is easy to go with a standard smooth or canvas textured wallcovering. They are mass produced and many times a less expensive option. Standard wallcoverings will always have a place in the market – especially for short term or applications where a big visual impact is not important. So why choose a unique finish?

Unique wallcovering media gives the appearance of a premium surface. Since the textures and finishes are indeed unique, it makes viewers more intrigued about the subject matter – something everyone in the digital printing industry strives for. Surfaces can vary greatly. Some wallcovering surfaces look as though the graphic has been painted directly on the wall. Others have metallic finishes and change appearance in different lighting. Heavily textured finishes create depth and rich images. As you will see in the examples below, the possibilities can open opportunities into new markets and carve a niche for you as you expand into this sector of wide format printing.

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Application Spotlight: Pickup Truck Wraps

Digital Print Media Staff : September 26, 2017 9:49 am : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

Pickup trucks are used across a wide variety of service and construction based businesses. Unfortunately, very few of these businesses utilize their pickup trucks as an effective advertising tool. Well-executed vinyl wraps grab the attention of viewers and provide continuous marketing your business, as long as the vehicle is visible to the public.

Here are several effective pickup truck wrap designs:

Partial wrap for heating and air company

Reflective wrap for auto sales company

Classic design fused with modern graphics make this truck wrap a real head turner

Visit DaVinci Technologies for a complete selection of wrap vinyl

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DaVinci Adds HP Latex Print and Cut Solution to Product Offering

Digital Print Media Staff : August 29, 2017 12:09 pm : Digital Print Media News

HP Latex Print and Cut SolutionDaVinci Technologies, a distributor and manufacturer of wide format print media and equipment announced the availability of the HP Latex Print and Cut Solutions. The dual-device solution enables simultaneous printing and cutting in a single workflow, delivering 50% time savings.

Available in 54-inch or 64-inch options, the HP Latex 300 Print and Cut Series is designed for sign shops, artists, quick printers and print service providers (PSPs) to help grow business with a simple and cost-effective workflow.

The 54-inch HP Latex 315 Print and Cut and 64-inch HP Latex 335 Print and Cut solutions offer more efficient production for a wide range of applications including floor and window graphics, as well as stickers and customizable clothing.

“HP print and cut reduces total cost and improves workflow, enabling Latex water-based inks to further replace solvent for indoor and outdoor applications,” said Xavier Garcia, GM, Large Format Printing division, HP Inc. “The solution reinforces the market momentum toward HP technology, now reaching the milestone of 42,000 units sold, with 12,000 units added in the last year alone.”

DaVinci Technologies provides solutions for the digital wide format printing industry ranging from equipment and general purpose media to innovative specialty media for unique applications. Their product line ranges from HP Latex Printers, Finishing Equipment and Inkjet Media to cleaning solutions designed specifically for the printing industry.

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Reflective Vinyl Examples

Digital Print Media Staff : August 16, 2017 2:18 pm : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

Reflective vinyl is an effective material for a variety of signage applications including street signs, vehicles, and windows. It’s available from a variety of manufacturers such as Mactac Graphic Products and 3M with each type offering a variety of unique reflective qualities. Here are several effective examples of reflective vinyl:

Traffic sign on reflective vinyl printed with an HP Latex 365.

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Unique and Unconventional Vinyl Wrap Applications

Digital Print Media Staff : April 12, 2017 4:16 pm : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

We gathered several creative examples of unique and unconventional wrap applications:

The folks at image 360 in Wyndmoor, PA wrapped their flatbed printer. They call it “The Beast”

Another angle of “The Beast”

Spaceship-Themed-Wrap-MRI-Room

Spaceship-themed wrapped MRI machine in Childrens Hospital

Portraits of Hop project using Mactac IMAGin® B•free® PSA Vinyl

Yellow submarine wrapped MRI machine, via Pinterest

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HP Latex 300 Series Technical Review

Digital Print Media Staff : April 3, 2017 8:53 am : Digital Print Media News

Updated 4-3-17: The HP Latex 300 Printer Series includes three models aimed at the small to medium-sized print service provider, as well as sign shops, quick printers and organizations looking to bring printing exclusively in-house. All three models utilize HP 831 Latex Inks designed for scratch-resistant output, as well as the company’s HP Latex Optimizer, engineered to rapidly immobilize pigments on the surface of the print to allow for higher productivity, reports the company. All three Latex 300 models feature a CMYKcm inkset and a top resolution of 1200 dpi. The three new HP Latex 300 Series models include:

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Are you using the right laminates for your floor graphics?

Digital Print Media Staff : February 24, 2017 9:53 am : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics

Photo Credit: http://www.mactac.eu

Why is it important to use an overlaminate for floor graphics?

Although there are a variety of floor graphic media types that do not require overlaminates, however most standard vinyl require lamination to be suitable for floors. Using overlaminates provides protection against scuffing, abrasion, moisture, and UV light. This important protective layer will seal the graphic, making it suitable for heavy foot traffic. Overlaminates also make the image pop and add depth to the graphic.

These overlaminates are specifically engineered for use with pressure-sensitive floor graphic films and meet or exceed various public safety requirements and industry standards for slip resistance.

Photo Credit: http://www.mactac.eu

MACtac offers several overlaminates specifically designed for floor graphic applications:

MACtac® PermaFlex PF6400 – 3.75-mil clear, glossy, textured, and slip resistant polyolefin film. Perfect for any indoor application.

MACtac® PermaFlex PF6500 – 4.3-mil textured vinyl

MACtac® PermaFlex PF6300 – 5.0-mil clear vinyl film with a textured lustre finish that helps eliminate glare and provides a very unique and pleasing viewing surface. Perfect for any indoor application

PERMACOLOR® FloorGrip PP6600 – the ONLY ANSI/NFPA B101.3 certified laminate on the market. 6.0-mil clear matte polycarbonate film

For more information on overlaminates by Mactac, contact DaVinci Technologies

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Alpha Imaging Acquired by Grimco

Digital Print Media Staff : February 2, 2017 10:21 am : Digital Print Media News

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Grimco Inc. has acquired Alpha Image Technologies, Inc.

FEB 1, 2017 — Grimco Inc, a distributor of sign supplies, has announces its acquisition of Alpha Imaging Technologies, Inc., a distributor of equipment and supplies for the wide-format printing market. Alpha Imaging Technologies, Inc. is based out of Lowell, MA.

“Alpha Imaging has always looked for ways to better serve our customers.” says Jim Mertes, owner of Alpha Imaging Technologies, Inc. “Grimco’s broad product line, web presence, logistics and focus on customer experience allow us to take our customer experience to the next level. We are proud to be a part of this well run, highly successful company.”

“Grimco is excited to welcome the employees, customers and suppliers of Alpha Imaging. This acquisition better positions us to assist our customers in the Northeast. Our goal is to continue to provide and expand the great service and products provided by Alpha Imaging,” says Keith Pittillo, president of Grimco – U.S. Division.

 

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New Magnetic Receptive Print Media Available at DaVinci

Digital Print Media Staff : January 31, 2017 10:11 am : Digital Print Media News

JANUARY 30, 2017 —  DaVinci Technologies has announced the availability of 3 new magnetic receptive print media products. Signetics Select, Signetics LTX, and Signetics Duo offer effortless installation across a wide variety of applications including menu boards, retail POP, POS graphics, directories, and decorative wall graphics.

Signetics Select is a cost-effective magnetic receptive media option. Available roll sizes include 54” x 165′, 60” x 165′ and 74” x 165′. Signetics LTX features enhanced engineering for Latex printers and is available in 54” x 115′ and 60” x 115′ roll sizes. Printable on both sides, Signetics DUO is available in two roll sizes including 54” x 115′ and 60” x 115′.

Signetics™ by Ultraflex is the new standard in magnetic receptive media offering an easy to install, cost-efficient solution in magnetic receptive graphics. Signetics features an impressive array of benefits including effortless, on-site installation, no-edge chipping, and exceptional durability. Products are easy to clean with no lamination required.

Further information is available at https://davinci-technologies.com/product-category/inkjet-media/magnetic-media/

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