The ImagePerfect range of media from Spandex has been expanded to include 100% PVC-free materials specifically designed for large-format digital inkjet printing. The new materials are compatible with all eco-solvent and solvent inks, as well as UV-cured inks and are suitable for use in an extensive range of indoor and outdoor signage applications. The polyolefin products are both plasticiser- and chlorine-free and feature a specially-developed top-coating for vibrant, high quality printability.
Included in the 'green' range are: IP 2120 Frontlit Banner, a premium coated material with a wide colour gamut that feels and handles like a plasticised product and, like traditional PVC banner, can be seam-welded; IP2413 Multi-Purpose Media, a tear-resistant, scratch-proof product suited for indoor or outdoor application as backlit film, roll-up display media, banner material etc.; IP 2830-103 Eco-Laminate Gloss, a water-based adhesive system created as a match-component over-laminate; IP2522 Eco-Digital White gloss polyolefin and IP2523 Eco-Digital Clear gloss polyolefin. Both IP2522 and IP2523 facilitate product application by providing good adhesion to irregular substrates, including many low-energy surfaces - a factor that is further enhanced by the films' good level of flexibility and conformability, even over curved surfaces.
There are additional environmental benefits when it comes to disposing these new materials - unlike PVC they do not release dioxin upon incineration, allowing for non-hazardous disposal and zero landfill.