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Rexam Presents Magic, Universally Compatible Outdoor Backlit Film

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SOUTH HADLEY, MA, September 24, 2001- Rexam Magic(R) brand today announced the addition of a new wide format outdoor backlit polyester film, DMBF5UV, designed to work in most thermal and water-based piezo printing system for outdoor applications for "lights-on/lights-off" viewing. Magic DMBF5UV features a coating that permits maximum ink density, creating more vivid color and outstanding image resolution for backlit displays that are required to be equally functional with or without back illumination. When printed with UV pigment inks, 5 mil DMBF5UV is a UV- and water-fast outdoor backlit film well suited for applications such as transit shelters, movie poster displays and taxi signs. Outdoor life expectancy is up to one year when placed behind glass, Lexan(R) or a similar transparent surface, and up to two years indoors. Magic DMBF5UV offers universal printer compatibility in that it performs well on the majority of thermal ink jet pigment and dye ink sets, as well as water-based piezo inks. Faster ink dry-time is another significant advantage of the new backlit film. Even though lamination is not required, it is recommended for applications that may have prolonged exposure to repeated moisture. "As more and more ink jet signage goes outdoors, the use of pigmented inks continues to grow. DMBF5UV fills a very specific need for more robust imaging media for illuminated displays that are required to 'work' around the clock," said Lowell Strom, product manager at Rexam Image Products. "By using Magic DMBF5UV, printers can choose pigment inks and gain UV- and water-resistance required for demanding applications without being concerned about compromising print quality." Rexam Magic's DMBF5UV can be used in Encad NovaJet(R), ColorSpan(R), Hewlett-Packard DesignJet(R) and water-based piezo wide format printers and is available in the following sizes and list prices: For precise pricing information, call an authorized Magic reseller For more information about DMBF5UV or about Rexam Magic brand digital imaging media, call 800-628-8604 or visit our web site at www.magicinkjet.com.

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