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Rexam Expands Magic Media Offerings for Arizona Grand Format Printers

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SOUTH HADLEY, Mass, June 11, 2001 - Rexam Image Products, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of coated paper, film and specialty substrates for imaging, manufacturing, electronics, medical and decorative markets, today announced that it has added three more Magic(R) ink jet products to its line of media designed for use in Raster Graphics' Arizona wide format printing systems. The new grand format Magic products include GFTB9AZ Tyvek(R) banner material, GFBL5AZ backlit film and GFPC16AZ fire retardant polyester cloth. "Rexam continues to expand its grand format media options to meet the growing needs of print producers who are incorporating Raster Graphics' Arizona printers into their shops," said Ed McCarron, grand format product manager of Rexam Image Products display market unit. "By giving them the materials they need to take advantage of their grand format printers for a broader range of indoor and outdoor signage applications, Rexam is helping digital printers to attract new customers and generate incremental revenue increases." A banner grade of Tyvek(R), Magic GFTB9AZ is designed for longer-term outdoor and indoor promotional banner applications where tear resistance is required. Rexam Magic's robust ink jet banner coating applied to DuPont's Tyvek(R) base performs well in tough environmental conditions. New GFTB9AZ delivers water resistance, excellent color density, image resolution and durability. Magic GFBL5AZ backlit polyester film is recommended as a front printing and viewing film where high ink density is required. It is ideal for backlit display signage applications, and provides maximum transmitted and reflected ink density, ensuring vivid color and high image resolution. GFBL5AZ's 5-mil polyester film can also be mirror imaged for "back print" displays. In this application, the polyester surface provides a high level of protection for the final image. Magic GFPC16AZ 10-mil semi-sheer 100-percent polyester knit fabric features a special treatment that makes the fabric flame retardant. This media gives digital printers using the Arizona an attractive fabric alternative for trade show applications and other uses where flame retardancy is critical and often required. GFPC16AZ is also ideal for indoor flags, banners, partitions and window treatments due to its drapeable characteristics. It also is suited for producing colorfully printed strike-off samples for textile proofs, and for novelty short-term indoor promotional garments.

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