Over the past year, Master Magnetics has partnered with major printer manufacturers to test their flexible magnetic sheeting. Most recently, PrintMagnetVinyl printed successfully using latex ink on an HP Scitex LX850. Latex inks provide all the performance characteristics of solvent and UV inks without the environmental and indoor air quality hazards.
Testing for compatibility and quality has been completed with many international printer manufacturers including Mutoh, HP, EFI / Vutek, Gerber Scientific Products, Mimaki Integra/Grapo, SII – Seiko Instruments USA, Canon, Oce, FujiFilm, Jetrix and is in process with other well-known brands.
New business opportunities that flexible magnetic sheeting provides include a variety of indoor and outdoor applications such as POP displays, signage, message boards, and promotional items such as magnetic business cards, menus, calendars, sports schedules and vehicle graphics.
PrintMagnetVinyl saves time and money printing direct to magnet instead of printing on a substrate (vinyl or paper, etc.) and then laminating it to the flexible magnetic sheeting. Another traditional method has been to print on non-magnetized magnetic material, and then magnetize it, also a more time-consuming, two-step process. Printing direct to the magnet is a more efficient and profitable process. Visit magnetsource.com/printdirect for more information.
Master Magnetic's PrintMagnetVinyl sheeting is available in thicknesses of .015, .020, and .030 inches, widths of 12, 24, 30, 40, and 42 inches, standard roll lengths of 10 and 25 feet and can be cut, slit or die cut for customized widths and lengths.
For aqueous ink printers, Master Magnetics also offers PrintMagnet flexible magnetic sheeting with a paper topcoat instead of vinyl that allows for printing directly to the magnet.