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Every once in awhile a product comes along that really shakes things up. Something that makes you step back, scratch your head and wonder “Why haven’t I gotten my hands on this sooner?”. When you have a product that you’ve used for some time, one that you’ve fine tuned your operations to use, it’s easy to get comfortable. But why settle? What if there was a better product that will not only produce a higher quality print, allowing colors to jump with vibrancy from its crisp white canvas but one that will keep your customers begging for more? There’s no need to settle any longer. We have the Teslin replacement. Produce a brighter, brilliant white card that everyone will want to get their hands on.
Available in a variety of thicknesses (and even an extended family of options depending on your needs) you can take your card capabilities to a whole new level. Our flagship Xquisite is available in 10, 12, 15, 18 and 20 mil sheets and rolls. Looking for faster productivity? When using Xquisite combined with the D&K Double Kote Lamination system, you’ll have that. Looking to save money? Because Xquisite is available in a variety of thicknesses and is a naturally more rigid material than what you’re accustomed to, your lamination thickness options expand as well. Incredible bond strength? You’ve got it! With our unique combination of special coatings and the D&K Super Stik Laminate you’ll exceed 12lbs of peel strength with ease! That’s not to say other lamination systems and options won’t work – these are simply our suggestions for the best card on the market. So there you have it. Brilliant bright white and a wide range of thicknesses and lamination options! Tune in next time to learn about more of the features that make this material Xquisite!!
White is white… right? We all know better than that. Simply visit the paint department at your local hardware store and the varying shades of white paint will make your head spin! With options from snow white to ivory and everything in between, it’s obvious that white is NOT just white. The same applies to our industry as well. There’s something about an ultra pure, brilliant bright white substrate to bring your projects to life. A vivid white that makes the color pop and explode from the page with a vibrancy that’s unmatched. A white that is simply… Xquisite! We have the solution you’ve been searching for!
Here at Masterpiece Graphix we’ve worked hard over the last 15+ years to consistently produce quality products that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. We stand behind our products with a guarantee that is at the heart of everything we do. If it’s not right, we will make it right. We know that when YOU succeed, WE succeed! That’s why when we say our newest line of materials –Xquisite- is the absolute purest, brightest white on the market, we mean that.
Gift cards, key fobs, membership cards, hang tags, menus – the possibilities are endless and in an industry of creatives, we know better than to limit your imagination! The brilliant, cool, bright white of Xquisite will inspire you and your toughest clients. It’s no longer enough to just compete, leave your competition in the dust and your customers begging for more! Become a company that stands out, take advantage of the latest technology to hit the card production market and give the Materials Experts at Masterpiece Graphix a call. We would LOVE to show you what makes our materials truly Xquisite!
Masterpiece Graphix (MGX), the premier digital material manufacturer and treatment center, has released a new line of synthetic papers stocks to the digital print industry: Masterpiece Xquisite. The new Xquisite family of products will provide an exceptional print base for all markets and is being rolled out with four new varieties: Xquisite, XquisiteTitanium, XquisiteOnyx, and XquisitePlatinum. While the entire line was designed to address the full print market, each member of the Xquisite family was developed to tackle specific industry challenges.
So you’re in the card market, or any market for that matter, and you want something that is eye-catching, brilliant bright white, making your product outshine the rest. Xquisite, the flagship product in the new synthetic lineup, is exactly what you need. It serves to be a general purpose, multi-use synthetic paper. When combined with lamination, it fulfills the card and tag market as a rigid, brilliant bright white, economical material for the classic card application. The full Xquisite line with lamination construction replaces the traditional loyalty and ID card constructions with a brighter white, more cost-effective solution without sacrificing rigidity, print quality and lamination bond.
Beyond the card market, the brighter white, easy run-ability and superior print quality makes for a perfect option for menus, signage and a variety of other products where water and tear resistance is critical. You will find yourself asking why you didn’t get your hands on Xquisite sooner!
For applications in which additional durability and heat resistance is required, XquisiteTitanium fits the bill. Designed to tackle the toughest of projects, the improved durability, higher heat stability and chemical resistance creates the ideal material for harsh environments. It features a high chemical resistance, impact strength and its cost competitive.
XquisiteOnyx is perfect for light blocking applications such as playing cards and heavy coverage two-sided applications. XquisiteOnyx features all of the benefits of the original Xquisite with the additional benefit of being completely light blocking.
Certain applications require softer synthetic papers. Designed with a softer hand, XquisitePlatinum is perfect for applications where flexibility and heat resistance are key. XquisitePlatinum’s high tear resistance and easy handling make it a great solution for tear-resistant books, folded items and soft tags. In addition, XquisitePlatinum’s high heat stability allows it to compete with other heat stabilized synthetic products on the market.
Interested in learning more? For more information and a demonstration of how the Xquisite family of synthetic papers can change your business, please contact Masterpiece Graphix. Our team of Digital Materials Experts can help guide you to the Xquisite product that best fits your needs.
Are you on the lookout for pressure-sensitive synthetic options for durable labels? Would your production operation benefit from pre-split liner options, tailored to your application? Masterpiece REVOLUTION 3.25 mil White Vinyl/Perm/90# (MGX-1009) is a top Masterpiece Graphix product, suitable for many durable labels including outdoor applications. If you need a durable label material that can stand up to the rigors of abrasion, UV exposure, and harsh environments, MGX 1009 is a perfect choice. Due to customer demand, this popular product is now available with a split-back liner. Masterpiece Graphix can now offer custom split liner options on MGX-1009, as well as other MGX sheet products.
Many digital printers have come to MGX requesting split liner options on their desired digital sheet stocks. Many digital stocks can be split every 1.5-2 inches, allowing easier converting once printed. Any split liner options you desire can be easily coordinated through your MGX Digital Material Expert.
Masterpiece REVOLUTION 3.25 mil White Vinyl/Perm/90# (MGX-1009) is one of the most sought-after MGX stocks with a split liner option. MGX-1009 is HP Indigo-Certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology for use on the HP Indigo 5000/5500, and passed the certification test with three stars, the highest possible rating. Constructed with a high quality white vinyl face sheet and a superior permanent acrylic adhesive, MGX REVOLUTION 3.25 mil White Vinyl/Perm /90# liner provides a permanent bond to a wide range of surfaces, including low and high surface energy plastics, painted metal, powder coat paint and polycarbonate. The adhesive, developed to provide high tack and medium shear, has good chemical resistance and resists cold flow and ooze.
MGX-1009 is surprisingly durable, resisting abrasion that can occur during assembly, shipment, and everyday use. Masterpiece REVOLUTION 3.25 mil White Vinyl/Perm/90# Liner is UV-resistant, suitable for use indoors or outdoors. Download the spec sheet for MGX-1009 for more information.
MGX can offer many sheet products with a split-back, with options tailored to your needs and application. Contact your MGX Digital Material Expert to learn more.
Masterpiece Graphix has added an incredibly unique and stand-out material to their HP Indigo-compatible sheet line: Azuna 3D bubble synthetic sheets. This innovative material when printed creates a 3-D effect that is similar to the look of lenticular, without the costly software or additional art charges. Azuna 3D bubble sheets are a stocked box product and are available in two styles: large bubble and small bubble.
Masterpiece Graphix currently carries two lenticular sheet products, but the sheets are limited for use on HP Indigo S2000 presses, and also require specialized, expensive software to create finished effect. With Azuna 3D, text and images appear to float, creating a three-dimensional look similar to that of lenticular, without having the expense of design time or software costs. In addition, the bubble sheets are compatible with any HP Indigo sheet press.
Azuna 3D is optimized to be printable on either side, so printers can choose the desired finished look depending on which side of the material is printed on. If Azuna 3D is surface-printed, the floating text and image look is achieved, with the printed image appearing to be in front of the bubbled material. If the image is reverse-printed, the “bubble” look of the material appears to be in front of the printed image.
The possibilities for use of Azuna 3D is limitless: creative POP displays, direct mail and promotional pieces just to name a few. The material can be folded or die-cut, and is recyclable. For more information on this exciting new product offering, please contact the MGX sales team.
When an application calls for light, ultra-removable graphics that leave no adhesive residue, static cling is an excellent choice. Useful for window graphics, automobile window stickers, POP displays, retail promotions, and seasonal décor, MGX static cling offers exceptional durability and printability across many digital press technologies.
Masterpiece Graphix Static Cling is made from flexible PVC vinyl, on a 90# liner. When the material is removed from the liner and applied to smooth, glossy surfaces, the substrate sticks to the surface without adhesive, essentially suctioning to the application surface. The static cling removes cleanly and can be reapplied many times. Static cling adheres to many polished, smooth surfaces such as glass, plastics, and painted metals.
MGX static cling is available as a clear or white substrate, in sheet or roll form. The substrate can be optimized for use on the HP Indigo, as well as dry toner digital presses such as the Xerox iGen.
For more information on Masterpiece Graphix static cling, please contact the MGX sales team by dialing 636-349-6401, extension 225. Or, if you are already an MGX customer, contact your MGX sales rep.
Few digital substrates have the versatility and eye-popping properties of lenticular. Lenticular sheets can be used to produce a 3-D effect, demonstrate movement, “flip” from one image to another, or “morph” two dissimilar images together. The material’s unique and durable characteristics make it multipurpose, appearing in anything from product packaging to footwear embellishments. Masterpiece Graphix lenticular is unique in that it allows an image to be directly printed on the smooth side of the plastic on an HP Indigo press, eliminating the costly additional lamination process.
Masterpiece Graphix offers two types of lenticular material to our sheet customers: 75 LPI and 100 LPI lenticlar sheets. LPI, or lenticule per inch, determines the resolution capacity of the substrate. A higher LPI equals a higher resolution image. Masterpiece Graphix offers the hard-to-find 100 LPI lenticular, a superior material not available through other sheet suppliers.
A lenticular substrate’s quality is crucial in producing a fantastic finished image. For any lenticular image effect to work, the two images must be properly aligned, and the material must have a square, even cut. A misaligned cut can slice into part of the morphed image, ruining the effect a lenticular product produces. Masterpiece Graphix guarantees a perfectly parallel straight cut on all lenticular sheet products.