Fujifilm Unveils PVC-Free Films And UV Ink Technology

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Fujifilm has launched a number of Euromedia products and an advanced new UV ink technology, called Uvijet OW.

The company’s Euromedia products include: GlassDeco Standard, 1D SmartApply FR, HighClear Laminate anti-graffiti, RollScreen Standard and RollScreen Curve.

GlassDeco Standard is a self-adhesive, monomeric, transparent PVC film ideal for the application of promotional messages onto flat surfaces to create POS materials, window graphics and glass decorations. The glossy surface of the 100 micron thick vinyl guarantees excellent colour reproduction with solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV inks. The adhesive is transparent and easy to remove, making GlassDeco Standard suitable for short to medium term indoor and outdoor applications with a resistance of up to two years.

1D SmartApply FR self-adhesive monomeric vinyl is compatible with solvent, latex and UV inks and allows print service providers to create applications suitable for flat surfaces. The white, glossy coating of 1D SmartApply FR guarantees brilliant colours, and the grey adhesive eliminates even the highest contrast. Thanks to its innovative air channel technology, 1D SmartApply FR is easy to apply by even the most inexperienced users with bubbles minimised. The B1 certificate makes the material suitable for indoor use.

HighClear Laminate anti-graffiti is a PVC-free self-adhesive HighClear product is the latest addition to the Euromedia polyester laminate film portfolio. Perfect for window applications, the material can be used in conjunction with the established Euromedia OneWayVision, a monomeric vinyl with 40:60 perforation, to enhance application durability. Due to its good dimensional stability, HighClear Laminate anti-graffiti is ideal for finishing backlit films and photo applications. The laminate also offers protection against mechanical damage and fading, and can be easily cleaned from graffiti.

RollScreen Standard is an affordable solution that offers a reliable mechanism, long-life spring and warp-resistant housing. The specially reinforced holder for the pole also guarantees perfect stability.

RollScreen Curve is a wide base rollup with a stylish and popular design. The special steel base makes the system extremely stable while minimising costs. The print is stuck on at the bottom and firmly clamped at the top. Each system is packed in a padded carry bag.

Fujifilm’s new Uvijet OW is an ink range, which is used in the Inca Onset series, has been developed specifically with improved adhesion properties so that it can be used on a wider range of rigid and flexible plastic substrates, while retaining the high jetting standard and printing reliability associated with all Uvijet inks.

All Uvijet OW inks, currently available as CMYK, Lc, Lm and orange, deliver a high gloss finish and cure effectively at the fastest Onset print modes to ensure maximum productivity and excellent print appearance. The inks also provide superior resistance to post print processes such as cutting, creasing and routing.

Tudor Morgan, marketing manager at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems commented, ‘There is a shift in market demand from PVC to a wider range of more sustainable substrates, with brand-owners and retailers being increasingly asked to demonstrate their green credentials by using recyclable materials such as polypropylene and polystyrene. It is consequently fundamental for print service providers to ensure they use inks with excellent adhesion properties on a wide range of environmentally friendly media without compromising print quality or jetting reliability. Uvijet OW inks perfectly meet these requirements.’

He added, ‘Fujifilm was the first company to commercialise the use of additional colours such as orange, green and violet on the Inca Spyder 320 platform in 2007, and we are committed to continuously develop ink systems that will maximise the impact of printed images. By adding orange to the Uvijet OW range, it not only increases the colour gamut that can be delivered, but rigorous testing has proved that it delivers a brighter and more vibrant image.’

These new Fujiflim products and more can be seen at the company’s stand (S9 – Hall 6) at FESPA 2015 (Cologne,18-22 May).

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