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ENCAD Announces New Matte Canvas Media; 100% Cotton Product

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 29 - ENCAD a leader in digital image printing technology, today announces its new Matte Artists' Canvas Media, a 17 mil matte canvas that creates stunning photographic, digital fine-art, and original fine-art reproductions. This dynamically engineered media solution contains a special coating that resists cracking and peeling when users stretch images for finishing and framing to create the look and feel of original artworks. When used with ENCAD's GX(TM) (Graphic Extend(TM)) lightfast ink, Artists' Canvas Media produces brilliant color images that enjoy the industry's leading certification for indoor lightfast archival durability and fade resistance. Prints hung indoors last up to 15 years in fluorescent light and up to 6 years with indirect sunlight. Prints in direct sunlight benefit from a lightfastness of up to 7 months. "Matte Artists' Canvas is the perfect addition to our broad line of over 15 media products,'' stated Gerry Forman, Vice President of Supplies. "With this new product, our customers are now able to produce archival fine art that shows beautifully and maintains its brilliance for years to come.'' Each substrate provides superior image quality and a more predictable, repeatable image reproduction." MATTE ARTISTS' CANVAS - Order Numbers and SPECIFICATIONS Order Numbers Size $ MSRP Specifications 216583-00 24" x 35' $115.00 Caliper 17 mil 216584-00 36" x 35' $169.00 Basis Weight 11 oz. 216585-00 42" x 35' $199.00 Gloss 5% 216586-00 50" x 35' $235.00 Brightness 87 216587-00 58" x 35' $279.00 Media Color L* 94.5, a* 1.0, b 0.0 Matte Artists' Canvas is compatible with both of ENCAD's indoor dye-based ink sets. GS PLUS(TM) (Graphic Standard PLUS(TM)) delivers the widest color gamut and GX offers industry-leading lightfastness. Both ink sets are available in eight-color dilution configurations that perfectly compliment ENCAD's award-winning, eight-color NovaJet® 850 wide-format printer.




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