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Mactac® Improves PERMACOLOR® ColorGard™ LUV Overlaminating Films

Monday, January 08, 2018

Press release from the issuing company

Laminates now feature extended outdoor durability, extremely clear facestock, industry-leading adhesion and more

STOW, Ohio – Known throughout the wide-format graphics industry as the best overlaminating films on the market, PERMACOLOR® ColorGard™ LUV overlaminates from Mactac®, are now even better.

With a new 3.2-mil clear PVC facestock that is known for its ability to eliminate color shifting and a 58# smooth white Kraft liner, Mactac’s ColorGard LUV family of high performance acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive films are preferred by distributors, graphic designers and end-users alike.

ColorGard LUV films are available in a variety of surface finishes, including the LUV8000 Gloss Series, LUV8100 Matte Seriesand LUV8200 Lustre Series.

They can be laminated to photographic prints, transparencies, UV screen printed images and latex, solvent, eco-solvent, water-based, and UV inkjet prints to impart protection from abrasion, moisture and other potentially damaging effects in both indoor and outdoor environments.

“Mactac’s PERMACOLOR ColorGard products have been leading the industry’s overlaminating film space for years,” says Jeff Stadelman, marketing manager, Mactac Distributor Products. “ColorGard LUV films were the first of their kind to hit the market 5 years ago and immediately became a customer-favorite. And now, the best just got better.”

Mactac’s ColorGard LUV overlaminates now feature:

  • Longer outdoor durability, ranging from 5-7 years.
  • Clearer facestock for genuine image color consistency.
  • Built-in UV protection.
  • Smoother liner for faster wet-out.

Additionally, with a new adhesive formulation that displays industry-leading adhesion and complete wet-out of digital prints, ColorGard LUV films now have unmatched superior adhesion to challenging UV inkjet prints.

PERMACOLOR ColorGard LUV overlaminating films have been tested and approved according to ASTM and ISO standards and feature a 2-year shelf life.



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