Book protection films have many advantages: In addition to protecting against damage, the book's covers are easy to clean and resistant to a wide range of cleaning agents and solvents. The easy-to-clean and resistant to a wide range of cleaning agents and solvents. The easy-to-clean covers are a big advantage for libraries and any other location where books are handled by many people. Nevertheless, there are a few points you should consider when cleaning your wrapped books.
Cleaning book protection films
In order to prevent dust particles, small grains of sand or other particles from damaging the surface, damp cleaning is recommended for book protection films. A special cleaner for films is not necessary and conventional cleaning agents can be used. A mixture of warm water and detergent is very effective. However, very aggressive or abrasive cleaning agents are not suitable.
Disinfecting book protection films
How the book protection film can also be disinfected and not just cleaned, depends on the film.
To select the right kind of disinfectant, take into consideration which types of microorganisms are to be killed. Additionally, it is important to keep the agent's effect on the material in mind. Not every surface is compatible with all types of disinfectants. Under certain circumstances, some book protection films can be damaged by the use of certain chemical compositions.
To clean book protection films thoroughly, it is wise to disinfect them with a liquid agent. Disinfection with gases (such as ethylene oxide) and radiation (beta or gamma rays) is not possible with book protection films.
Liquid disinfectants are based on
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Distilled Water
However, these components can have a negative effect on plastic, depending on their concentration, exposure time and temperature. Additionally, the reaction depends on the plastic material itself because every type of surface reacts differently to these chemicals.
Disinfecting PVC-based book protection films
Book protection films made of PVC are sensitive to ethanol and isopropanol. The result: The film becomes brittle if it repeatedly comes into contact with these substances. The two named chemicals dissolve the plasticisers and the alcohol penetrates the film, causing it to swell up. Afterwards, the film will feel sticky. However, Glycerine, hydrogen peroxide and distilled water do not harm PVC films and are therefore a better choice for disinfection.
Disinfecting PP-based book protection films
When it comes to disinfecting PP-based films, it is important to know that hydrogen peroxide can damage the surface more easily due to its oxidation effect.The other components (ethanol, isopropanol, glycerine and distilled water) do not harm the material and are a good choice.
Note: Both, PP and PVC book protection films should be cleaned or disinfected carefully, otherwise the surface will get scratches from the cleaning motion, resulting in the film’s transparency to be lost.Posted: March 17, 2020|Categories: Book Protection Films|
SALT LAKE CITY, March 9th, 2020 – Onyx Graphics today announced the acceptance of Digital Output’s 25th Annual Top 50 Readers’ Choice Awards. Each year Digital Output’s dedicated readership dictates the top 50 winners and ten honourable mentions.
Using the magazine’s web-based metric system, DOdirect.net, the magazine tallies readers’ interest in companies throughout the year via requests made on print and web editorial, and advertisements seen by their readership in their magazine, website or weekly newsletter. Onyx Graphics is now celebrating many
years of recognition by Digital Output’s readership with its inclusion in another year’s top choice awards.
“We are continually thankful to our worldwide customer base for choosing ONYX as their preferred solution,” said Jonathan Rogers, International Marketing Manager at Onyx Graphics, Inc. “We are committed to developing industry-leading software solutions and support for our customers to achieve the very best output for their print buyer customers.”
This latest award marks the first accolade for 2020 for ONYX software solutions. ONYX 19 will be showcased at the upcoming International Sign Expo in Atlanta Georgia, USA this April, along with the newly released ONYX Hub 2.0. ONYX Hub 2.0 brings data protection with secure server encryption, new user account controls and streamlined job submission from a central location to improve print production processes. ONYX 19 saw the introduction of the Spark Engine for a 400% increase in RIP speeds and DeviceLink+, a new system of colour management automation controls to synchronize colour across devices.
About Onyx Graphics, Inc.
Leading the industry since 1989, Onyx Graphics is dedicated to helping customers increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge with superior print and colour quality. Its passion for delivering superb colour led to the development of ONYX Color, Onyx Graphics’ own colour engine optimized specifically for large format inkjet printing. Innovative, productive, and satisfied customers around the globe help motivate the company to continually develop and enhance its leading-edge technologies. Global channel partnerships and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers position Onyx Graphics as a market leader in powerful, reliable, large format printing workflow software. Visit www.onyxgfx.com.Posted: March 09, 2020|Categories: RIP Software|
Picture framing can be a challenge when presented with a variety of materials: Valuable original artworks or historical documents require a different approach than photographs. Nevertheless, every project deserves reliable solutions. Discover our overview of picture framing essentials, ideal for the professional picture framer.
Framing of original artworks, reproductions and photographs
By framing a picture, its decorative effect is emphasised and the picture transforms into a focal point on the wall. For best results, the material, size and colour of the frame should match the creative vision of its creator or the customer and should therefore be chosen carefully. When selecting a frame, the whole interior design should be taken into consideration including the colour scheme and the layout of the room.
Securing the artworks value long term
The material of the frame should match the value of the picture. A high-quality picture deserves a high-quality frame. Secure the value of the artwork by professionally framing it with reliable materials.
Protecting the picture again environmental factors
To ensure that a picture is preserved over many decades, protection against natural and mechanical environmental influences should always be the main focus of picture framing. Professional framing protects the artwork from moisture, dirt, dust and fingerprints.
Picture framing with mats
Enhancing the look of a framed piece
The material, colour and thickness of mat/passe-parout gives the picture an individual note. The choice of the mat's material and colour depends on personal taste, the colour scheme of the picture as well as the frame. Mats are available with varying degrees of thickness and thus create different visual effects and varying degrees of depth.
Mats underline the look of the frame and draw the eye to the framed piece even more. By Incorporating at mat, an image can be staged in a whole new way.
Protecting the artwork
A passe-partout creates a space between the picture and the glass of the frame. The surface of the picture has no direct contact with the glass and is therefore better protected. In addition, a passe-partout regulates the level of moisture within the framing by absorbing it and thus minimising its damaging impact on the picture.
Products for the picture framer
Self-adhesive takes and the passe-partout
Filmoplast tapes are a high-quality adhesive solution that meets the high demands of museums and archives. The product range includes a variety of self-adhesive tapes that meet the most diverse requirements in picture framing. For example the product Filmoplast P and P90, with their slightly alkaline adhesive, are ideal for mounting pictures behind the mat with so-called t-hinge. Filmoplast SH is excellent for creating a reliable hinge to mount the passe-partout to the mountboard. Filmoplast T creates a dust-proof seal in the back of the frame. To repair and restore paper, Filmoplast R is an excellent choice.
Reasons for using Filmoplast tapes
- Acid, solvent and phthalate-free
- Resistant to ageing
- Permanently elastic
- No breakthrough after bonding to the substrate
- Practical adhesive tape format in a handy dispenser box (including cutting knife)
- No water required to activate the adhesive
T-hinge made easy with self-adhesive tapes: When choosing tapes, it is important that the products do not damage the picture. Products such as Filmoplast P and Filmoplast P 90 therefore have a slightly alkaline adhesive.
Gudy® films for mounting onboard materials
To frame a picture professionally, there are a variety of useful products and materials available. These also include the double-sided adhesive and paper-based products Gudy® 831 Fine Art smooth and Gudy® 832 Fine Art textured. In addition to framing pictures, they are also suitable for mounting on a variety of board materials. Coated with a solvent-free, ageing-resistant and permanently elastic acrylic adhesive, both products are excellent for mounting art prints, photos and art reproductions of nearly all kinds. While Gudy® 831 fine art textured is used for smooth, not heavily textured papers up to 300 g/m2, Gudy® 832 fine art textured creates a secure bond even when working with strongly textured papers.Posted: March 06, 2020||
So many different interiors, so many different surfaces. As an interior decorator, shopfitter or sign maker, you regularly face challenges when it comes to walls. Not every surface needs the same adhesion performance. In some cases, you have to deal with several types of surfaces within a single project – for example for the design of numerous shops of a retail chain. In this case, the application surfaces of the various shop interiors can vary widely and it may not always be possible to choose one and the same film. Not all films are suited for materials like structured walls (e.g. with a spack-spraying structure), concrete, chipboard or painted walls.
When you have to deal with various substrates in single a project, it is always wise to test a small piece of film for its adhesive strength on the designated surface. If you want more certainty regarding the adhesion of your film, choose a film with a high-tack adhesion, such as solvoprint® performance wall-grip. This film features a high-tack adhesive that is suitable for various challenging surfaces, such as rough interior walls, smooth and dry concrete, chipboard, polypropylene or other difficult surfaces
High-tack adhesive suitable for difficult surfaces
The StickerCompany in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, regularly faces projects with challenging surfaces. Customers often ask whether their wall finish is suitable for applying stickers. This was also the case with a client, who wanted to add new signage to their business interior. The building featured many different surfaces, varying from varnished wood to structured walls with a spack-spraying finish. In order to get a clear picture of the situation, the StickerCompany asked for photos to be sent.
This allowed Tinus Kouwenberg, owner of the company, to make a decision as to which film would be suitable. Because of their good experience with solvoprint® performance wall-grip, this choice was easily made. The material has a high-tack adhesive that offers an ideal grip on difficult to adhere to substrates, such as concrete, chipboard or structured walls.
The design of the decals consists of fine details and line work, which was no problem for this film either. After the design was printed with a Canon Colorado, the signage was effortlessly cut into shape and then applied to various places in the building. Simply applying the film with the pressure of a squeegee sufficed to get a good adhesion.Posted: March 03, 2020||
Digital media and display specialist Innova Art will be displaying their extensive range of high-quality photo and art papers to the public as well as providing advice on how to get the most out of your digital photography at this year's Photography Show, NEC, Birmingham, 14th-17th March 2020.
The award-winning Innova Editions® range represents the pick of Innova Art’s exceptional coated papers. This range includes traditionally mould-made, fully archival papers from the famed Italian paper mill Fabriano. Makers of high-end art papers since the 13th Century. Combined with Innova Art’s superlative inkjet coating technology, these choice papers fuse classic tones and textures with 21st century intensity and impact.
There are more exciting options in the Innova Fine Art range. Why not try Innova Art’s Cold Press Rough Textured Natural White with its watercolour-like surface? Or the silky Smooth Cotton High White? Both are museum-grade papers developed to enhance and preserve your images over the decades.
For drama, finesse and an unmatched tonal range, how about the Innova Photo Art range? Choose from a range of papers with Innova Art’s FibaPrint® coating technology. FibaPrint® Ultra Smooth Gloss – an award-winning digital fibre-based alternative to traditional baryta papers, or FibaPrint® White Matte, a super smooth matte paper with bright white tone.
And that’s not all. If it’s endless variety you want, you’ll find it in the exhaustive Olmec™ range. From resin-coated inkjet photo papers in a range of surfaces to matte papers which are a great introduction to fine art printing. As the tried and tested route to achieving professional-quality inkjet prints, Olmec™ is always the right option.
If you take beautiful photographs. Visit Innova Art at The Photography Show 2020 and discover everything you need to present them as artfully as your work deserves.
The Innova Art team will be on hand for inspiration, from exciting display ideas such as the JetMaster®, GOframe and Pinchbook™ Photo Book ranges – simple, effective and oh-so-sophisticated solutions to 3D prints for desks, shelves and walls, homes, galleries or interiors.
Online retail specialist FineArtFoto.co.uk will be there, providing in-depth guidance and demonstrations. And like every personal shopper, price is all part of the service.
Give your images the love they deserve. Visit Innova Art on stand A1 at The Photography Show 2020, NEC, Birmingham, UK, 14th-17th March.Posted: March 01, 2020||
From 24 to 27 March 2020 in Madrid, here Sihl will be presenting products from the areas of Advertising & POS as well Photo & Art, which are suitable for numerous application fields.
New Canvas show at trade fair for the first time
Innovative technologies in large format inkjet printing currently enable countless applications in the fields of advertising, point of sale and photo printing. Time pressure is becoming increasingly apparent here: High productivity combined with the best possible printing results are crucial factors in success.
With the new CASPAR CANVAS PRO MATT (3387) SIHL provides the opportunity to produce high volumes in top quality: As coated fabric made from 100% polyester, the Canvas has been developed primarily for applications with high print volumes, such as online print shops and for the area of advertising technology.
The 1:1 weave structure lends the product a uniform structure and homogeneous surface for photorealistic presentations. The high tensile strength and dimensional stability of the material enable easy processing, even for large formats or with automatic framing machines. The splashproof Caspar Canvas is also distinguished by very good colour reproduction and does not exhibit any white-scoring. The type is suitable for all common inkjet
printers with solvent, latex and UV inks.
Sihl is looking forward to welcoming all visitors in Hall 7, Stand D90!Posted: February 17, 2020||
Whether in private homes or large scale commercial projects, personalized interior design has never been in such high demand as it is today. For interior designers, shopfitters and booth builders, printable wall coverings offer a cost-efficient way of giving interiors that eye-catching finish.
Sensational promotion or long-lasting wall design
When selecting the medium, it is vital to plan ahead. Whether long-term wall design in hotels and other interiors or short-term promotion at the point of sale – there are suitable wall coverings for any purpose. High-tack wallpapers offer powerful adhesive formulas, ideal for semi-permanent or permanent installations. For short- to medium-term campaigns, for example, at the point of sale, there are products that can be quickly removed without leaving any residue.
The look of real wallpaper paired with the creative freedom of graphics films
Whether opting for geometric designs, advertising messages or landscape photography, almost any design can be applied to printable wallpaper. This presents an enormous potential for interior designers. Depending on the product, the wallpapers feature textures just like regular wallpapers do, ranging from woodchip to linen. In terms of the compatible printing technologies, Neschen offers printable wallpapers for nearly all inks, ranging from UV-curing inks to latex and solvent inks. In the shopfitting industry, digitally printable wall coverings not only score with their versatility: Many wall coverings are ideal for public areas because they are washable, abrasion-resistant and durable. This makes them ideal for high-traffic areas such as shopping malls.
Discover how printable wall coverings transform interiors
Porto’s newest luxury hotel gives its guests a glimpse into a rich history: The Hotel Pestana Porto – A Brasileira is built in the famous A Brasileira Café, the first to serve coffee in a cup in the early 20th century. Renowned for the slogan „The best coffee comes from A Brasileira“, it has a special past. The 5-star hotel still features the buildings’ original architectural elements and boasts 115 years of history. The rooms‘ themes are all tied to the spices and products imported during the Portuguese maritime expansion during the 15th and 16th centuries. Digitally printable wall coverings are a perfect medium for these types of applications: The wall designs fully transform the look and feel of hotel rooms, restaurants, and retail areas while being cost-efficient. Since interior designers and shopfitters are free in selecting any design, printable wall coverings are more and more appreciated as a sophisticated design element for interiors.
On the walls of the hotel’s 89 rooms, Neschen’s wallpaper performance linen pays tribute to the interesting history of the hotel.
A portfolio made for the designer of today
Just as in many other sectors, the interior design market is both increasing in scope and specialism which in turn increases the demands and requirements of printable wallpaper. Nechen have diversified their portfolio to include a range of textured and environmentally friendly printable wallpapers that are not only PVC but are solvent free. Discover the Neschen portfolio online now.Posted: January 20, 2020|
In many industries, products and manufacturing processes that are more sustainable is becoming more and more important. In the field of self-adhesive media, the movement towards eco-friendliness represents a major challenge. The problem is obvious: Plastic and therefore self-adhesive films are generally challenging in regards to their eco-friendliness. However, it is difficult to avoid them completely in everyday life. For example in book protection films, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) has many advantages towards other materials and is easy to work with. Nevertheless, Neschen has developed many product alternatives on the basis of PP (polypropylene) instead of PVC over the years. This way, customers can choose a suitable product depending on each individual application. Additionally, Neschen works with solvent-free acrylate adhesives and ensures that all raw materials are free of harmful additives.
But what exactly is the difference between PVC and PP?
After PE (polyethylene) and PP, PVC is the third most important polymer for plastics. PVC is divided into hard and soft PVC. Many users prefer PVC films because they are softer and more elastic and therefore easier to process. PP is recognised as an eco-friendlier alternative because it is a simply structured synthetic material and also a “by-product” of the petrol industry. This resource is put to good use in the form of protecting or mounting films.
Over the years, Neschen has developed alternatives on the basis of PP for virtually every application (digital print, protection and mounting films). PP films are a little more difficult to work with because they are less flexible. Cutting through the material is also a little more difficult than cutting through the PVC version.
Nevertheless, a lot speaks for using PP films as an alternative to PVC:
Posted: January 16, 2020|Categories: Book Protection Films
- non-toxic combustion
- byproduct of the petrol industry
- does not contaminate ground water
- virtually shrink-proof
- temperature resistant up to +100°C (212°F)
At this years FESPA, Neschen Coating GmBH is presenting a creative bike cafe. In addition to its top sellers, the company is presenting product innovations such as a new hybrid mounting film for difficult substrates, currently the only solution of this kind on the market
Bike cafes are conquering cities as a popular cycling destination. In addition to instant service and a cozy backdrop for a pit stop, the popular cafes offer a shop area with bicycle accessories and spare parts. For FESPA 2020 in Madrid, Neschen Coating GmbH is following this trend and presents an exhibition booth in the style of a bike café with an industrial design theme. FESPA Global Print Expo is expected to attract over 18,000 industry professionals in four days—from the 24th to the 27th of March 2020. It is Europe’s largest international trade exhibition for the digital printing industry.
Besides just coffee, there is much else to discover in Neschen’s bicycle cafe. The booth features minimalistic industrial design elements made of brick, concrete, wood, iron and corrugated sheet metal and—just like an authentic bike café—with a sitting area and workshop area. The concept is ideal for presenting Neschen‘s products, featuring bikes elaborately designed with Neschen media, photo art with gudy® mounting films and industrial design walls with products of the wallcovering range. “We would like to present to our visitors the diverse application possibilities of our products in a realistic environment, this year, in form of a bike cafe,” says Kai Tittgemeyer, CEO of Neschen Coating GmbH.
With new hybrid adhesive film even demanding substrates can be equipped with self-adhesive properties
In addition to already established products, Neschen is presenting new product developments such as gudy® 806 hybrid. The film is a unique solution, created to equip challenging substrates with self-adhesive properties, guaranteeing a long-term and reliable bond.
The new gudy® hybrid film is the only solution of this kind on the market: Even challenging materials can now be equipped with self-adhesive properties.
This mounting film is ideal for demanding or heavy materials such as textiles, tarpaulins or foam boards. In the cafés workshop area, the Bueckeburg-based company presents one of its high-performance laminators: The Neschen ColdLam 1650. It was designed for mounting and laminating prints up to 1650 mm wide and is suitable for processing a wide range of materials.
More than just a trend – Neschen extends sustainable product portfolio
Sustainability is more than just a trend for Neschen. The manufacturer already offers green alternatives in all portfolio areas. The continuously expanded Green Wall range of printable wallpapers and products such as UVprint PP easy dot® transparent are just two examples of more sustainable solutions. This portfolio will be continuously expanded in the future.
Neschen Coating GmbH is exhibiting in Hall 5 at booth D55.Posted: January 09, 2020|
Neschen Coating has joined the Fine Art Trade Guild, an organisation representing the fine art and framing industry. The Guild sets standards and guidelines for prints and picture framing. Based in London, the Guild also acts as a regulatory body and has established ethics and operative standards for its members.
Neschen has continuously expanded its product range for this market and research and development still continues
Providing professional mounting and framing solutions for photos, fine art prints, Baryta papers, passe-partouts and more has made Neschen’s portfolio a high-quality solution for a variety of customer demands. For decades, the comprehensive range of adhesives and tapes has been used by international fine art producers, picture framers, museums and photographers alike. The waterbased adhesive formulations are environmentally friendly, something the company puts great emphasis on.
With the large range of filmoplast® tapes, Neschen has made a name for itself as a market innovator. One example of the filmoplast® range is filmoplast® P, a transparent self-adhesive tape for fixing thin papers and an ideal solution for picture framers. The tape guarantees that the suspension remains hidden, even when working with very thin papers. Some filmoplast® tapes are excellent for dust-free sealing. The adhesives are solvent-, acid- and phthalate-free, as well as ageing-resistant and non-yellowing. Neschen’s gudy® Roller.dot, a dispenser with removable self-adhesive dots, offers a transparent transfer adhesive and is perfectly suited for bonding of photos and fine art prints. The dot-shaped adhesive, developed by Neschen, allows for a very easy and bubble-free application. The filmoplast® P, filmoplast® P 90, filmoplast® P 90 plus and gudy® Roller.dot passed the PAT-Test and are thus ideal for fine art producers and picture framers.
Joining the Fine Art Trade Guild – a logical choice for Neschen Coating
The Fine Art Trade Guild is known not only for having set high industry standards, but for successfully transferring them into the digital age. Therefore, joining the Guild was just a logical step for for Neschen. “Neschen Coating GmbH is delighted to be joining the Fine Art Trade Guild. As a manufacturer with market-leading adhesives and tapes for picture framing and fine art reproduction, Neschen is proud to be a new member of the guild. We plan to learn from the Guild Members and develop our portfolio to meet the ever changing market needs”, said Erik Geutjes, Marketing Director of Neschen Coating GmbH.Posted: January 06, 2020|Categories: Repair Tapes