Brett Martin, manufacturers of rigid plastic print media, will be presenting the latest addition to its Foamalux Foam PVC range alongside its  transparent sheet ranges at FESPA 2019 (stand B5-G60, 14th - 17th May 2019).  “FESPA provides the perfect platform for Brett Martin to display its world renowned plastics sheets to decision makers in the print and display industry,” says Duncan Smith, sales director at Brett Martin. “Ours is a highly creative industry, and the role we play in producing substrates and media to facilitate that creativity is something we take incredibly seriously and we are immensely proud of our track record. This year, we’re excited to be exhibiting a brand new product from our already successful Foamalux range. Brett Martin is committed to innovation in the development of our products so that they do everything our customers expect of them. This new media is no exception. It has been devised and tested in consultation with industry specialists, it is produced using the very latest and most sophisticated manufacturing technology.”

TheMagicTouch launches T.Foil Dark transfer process. Garment and textiles specialist TheMagicTouch has launched a new transfer process for the easier decoration of garments with metallic and sparkle effect designs. Commercially available as of last month, the T.Foil Dark process involves printing the required design with a ‘composite’ black toner onto the firm’s T.Foil Dark transfer paper, using either an enhanced CMYK or CMY plus white toner-based printer powered by the installed SpaceControl software. The printed transfer paper is then applied to the garment using a traditional heat press. From a choice of 23 foil colour options, the design is covered and pressed again, resulting in foil only attaching to the toner area. The finished transfer is then given a final press “to ensure outstanding feel, look and durability”, according to TheMagicTouch.

Spandex has expanded its wrap film range with the introduction of Arlon Fusion Wrap, a 60-micron white gloss high-performance polymeric film. The latest addition to Arlon’s portfolio, the product has been specially designed for vehicle wraps and in particular for fleet work. It incorporates Arlon’s Flite Technology, a repositionable system based on an adhesive and liner combination that allows graphics to float over a substrate until firm pressure is applied. It also features a low profile air egress liner and has a tinted, permanent, pressure-sensitive adhesive that is said to create enough opacity to ensure a vibrant print. The material offers outdoor durability up to seven years, is compatible with eco-solvent, solvent, UV-cured and latex inks and is certified for use with HP Latex inks.  Arlon technical sales specialist Matt Braswell said: “Fusion Wrap can be the product of choice in various situations when cost-driven opportunities are presented, if shorter to medium term durability is specified, or when a flat to simple curve vehicle wrap application is present.”