New Next-level Digital Overlaminate Films

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The new Avery Dennison DOL Max films provide horizontal and vertical durability for improved outdoor protection, especially in extreme weather conditions like sun, snow and rain. Images © 2023 Avery Dennison Corporation. All rights reserved.

Avery Dennison® (NYSE:AVY) Graphics Solutions announces the expansion of its digital overlaminate (DOL) product line with the launch of the advanced, next-level DOL Max Series—DOL 1060 Max and DOL 1360 Max—along with DOL 6470, a new PVC free luster finish overlaminate.

Overlaminate films are an important addition for any digitally printable graphic. These pressure-sensitive films provide durability and longevity of printed vinyl, especially in exterior applications such as fleet graphics, vehicle wraps, marine, and outdoor signage.

Overlaminate films protect the graphic from environmental conditions including harsh weather, UV exposure, chemicals and abrasion. They also can add a special finish (such a gloss or sparkle) that enhances the overall color “pop” of the graphic.

“What makes the new DOL Max films so innovative is the improved vertical and horizontal protection they offer,” said Alex Fox, Product Manager, Graphics Digital & Signage, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “Horizontally applied graphics are more vulnerable to environmental conditions and generally will not last as long as vertically applied graphics.

“Our new DOL Max films are engineered to protect vertical and vulnerable horizontal applications.”

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With the addition of DOL Max to its digital overlaminate product line, Avery Dennison has a full breadth of DOL films for every durability need and budget. Images © 2023 Avery Dennison Corporation. All rights reserved.

DOL 1060 Max is a gloss finish film with outstanding durability and outdoor performance. It comes with up to seven-year vertical durability and up to two-year horizontal durability.

DOL 1360 Max is an optically clear film with a super smooth finish and excellent UV, temperature, humidity, and salt-spray resistance. It also comes with up to seven-year vertical durability and up to two-year horizontal durability.

Compatibility with the vinyl material is another important consideration in the selection of an overlaminate.

The new, next-level DOL Max films are engineered specifically for use with Avery Dennison’s industry leading MPI 1105 Supercast film. This is an ideal pairing for vehicle, fleet, and outdoor graphic applications.

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Combine MPI 1105 Easy Apply™ RS with DOL 1360 Max, as seen in this work truck, for full color vehicle and fleet wraps that require longer-term cast graphic protection from UV exposure and environmental elements. Images © 2023 Avery Dennison Corporation. All rights reserved.

In addition to the DOL Max series, Avery Dennison is expanding its DOL 6000 series of specialty DOLs and its PVC-free product line by adding DOL 6470.

This luster finish film is a high-performance PVC-Free film developed specifically for extended durability in both vertical and horizontal applications. This film offers exceptional value for applications requiring abrasion resistance, color durability, and conformability to irregular substrates in a PVC free construction. It pairs with either MPI 1405 PVC free cast vinyl or MPI 1105 and comes with up to six-year vertical durability and up to three-year horizontal durability.

“The three new films enhance Avery Dennison’s already strong DOL product line, which includes the cast DOL Z series films, calendared DOL 2000 and 3000 series and our specialty DOL 6000 series overlaminates,” said Fox. “Within our overlaminate films portfolio, we have high-quality options for every budget and durability need.”

Samples are available upon request.

—Press Release