|GBC Announces Pressure-Sensitive Film Solution for Trade Show Graphics|
|ADDISON, IL, March, 2004 - GBC (NASDAQ: GBND), a market leader in the manufacturing and distribution of laminating and binding products, introduces Arctic™ Textured Satin and Arctic Light Barrier as a pressure sensitive film solution for the creation of trade show graphics. Used in combination, these products provide a durable matched component solution.
Arctic Textured Satin has a scratch-resistant, crystalline surface to reduce glare and provide a vibrant appearance to digital inkjet and photo-imaged prints. Arctic Light Barrier is an opaque pressure sensitive backer. The multi-layer, metalized polyester construction of this film prevents light from showing through the back of graphics and obscuring images and copy.
Both films are available in two thicknesses to fit different application needs. The thinner gauges - 3 mil for Textured Satin and 5 mil for Light Barrier - are ideal for booth end-caps and other areas requiring flexibility. The 8 and 10 mil Textured Satin and Light Barrier combination creates a rigid back wall for tradeshow booths. Both provide a professional graphic display solution with consistently matched finishes when used together. These Arctic matched components are available in 38" and 51" wide rolls.
GBC is a world leader in products that bind, laminate and display information. The company's products are marketed in over 100 countries under the GBC and Quartet brands. GBC Industrial & Print Finishing Group is an innovative technology leader in the manufacturing and marketing of thermal and pressure sensitive laminating films and equipment for the commercial and wide format printing markets. GBC also leads in the creation of professional grade binding solutions that revolutionize the digital print marketplace. Products are marketed under the SurePrint™, Octiva™, Arctic™, AccuShield™ and SecurFilm™ trademarks. Additional information about the company and its products is available at http://www.gbc.com. Send all inquiries to GBC, 712 W. Winthrop Ave., Addison, IL 60101-4395, 800-772-9281