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KernowJet® KlearView from Kernow Coatings: glass clear 3-D effect window graphics for visual merchandising made easy

Kernow Coatings did it again… offering the Wide-Format industry creative solutions that facilitate printers’ work, enhance visual merchandisers’ results, all while saving time and money!

White inks revolutionised the use of clear films

With an unprinted clear substrate, prints will look as if they are suspended in the air. However, the latest developments in printers offering white inks have enabled new and exciting prospects. A clear substrate, depending on the chosen design, will often require a white layer underneath the coloured elements. This white understrike will bring a punch to the colours and a better opacity to the printed design. Originally, clear substrates were reserved for screen-printing only and very few UV-printers offered the option to go for white ink. Nowadays, most printer manufacturers provide this option with solvent, UV-cured and even latex inks. On top of that, these machines have now become more affordable. The question is… how do you make the most out of these new creative possibilities?

Create a new, PVC-free and extremely easy way of window advertising with KlearView

Kernow has looked into the fastest and easiest ways to apply a glass clear message on a window. We wanted to make the application as easy and user-friendly as possible. We have therefore avoided self-adhesive substrates, which inevitably lead to complicated application or poor results when applied by your everyday worker without sign hanging experience. KlearView 142 is a 142µ/5.6mil substrate printable with eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable inks, while KlearView 125KBC and KlearView 175KBC are UV-printable only with thickness of 125µ/4.9mil and 175µ/6.9mil, respectively. Smaller designs can be printed on 125µ/4.9mil while bigger pieces and hanging displays should be preferably printed on the thicker gauges. All three films offered are 100% PVC-free, being an extra benefit for all brands looking at their environmental footprint.

KlearView applied with clear mounting pads

When professional application cannot be made to avoid air bubbles, just apply the display with clear adhesive pads and it’s done in seconds. This is the perfect solution to send your prints to all branches of a retail store to make sure it’s applied properly and removed within seconds. As it’s polyester it will not start curling, distort or shrink.

KlearView as hanging window display with a 3-D effect

Simply hanging KlearView from the ceiling, multiple clear displays will add depth to your sales message and create amazing 3-D effects. Depending on the design, you may not even need white inks to create a very unique shop window decoration.

Kernow Coatings has created, with the support of the Mutoh Europe team, a video showcasing
KernowJet KlearView and its applications. The video is available on the Kernow YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YdrouSA9Ck .

Kernow Coatings’ team will be welcoming the sign and printing industry with this and many other products in May at FESPA Munich on stand A5-F25.

About Kernow Coatings

Built on innovation, Kernow Coatings is the global leader in optimized high-performance coatings for print, security, engineering and industrial substrates. Printer OEMs and leading national brands trust and certify Kernow solutions for wide format and narrow format specialized print media – synthetics, self-adhesives, colours, metallics, fabrics and much more. As a research-based manufacturing company, Kernow delivers innovative products through the constant investment in talent and technology in three facilities located in Penryn, Cornwall, U.K. The company operates across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australia.

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