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SGIA 2011 Preview

Head down to New Orleans, LA October 19 to 21, 2011 for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA’s) annual expo. Network with peers, visit booths showcasing the newest products in the graphic arts, attend educational seminars, and visit SGIA’s popular expert advice areas. This year the organization added the narrow format zone to cater to those interested in OEM markings, labels, small point of purchase components, and nameplates. Visit Digital Output at booth 1056 and say hello! Below we’ve included a selection of vendors exhibiting at the show. Look for additional companies in our October issue.

 

3A Composites USA, booth 2311, displays Omni-Flute graphic display boards. The company recently introduced five new colors of fluted polypropylene sheets—red, dark green, dark blue, light blue, and gray. There are now a total of nine color choices in the Omni-Flute line. Omni-Flute was introduced in 2010 for creating cost-effective short-term signage and point of purchase displays. It is produced with the latest technology and equipment and is engineered specifically for graphic display applications. Omni-Flute is geometrically square and color consistent. It features a smooth, treated surface that accepts direct digital printing and screenprinting applications as well as paint.

 

Advantage Sign Supply, booth 2325, offers special show pricing for signmaking equipment and supplies from manufacturers including 3M, Avery, Epson, Gerber, GFP, Graphtec, Hewlett-Packard, Mimaki, Mutoh, and Oracal. The supplier provides exceptional customer service, technical support, and training.

 

Agfa Graphics, booth 935/945, designs products customers can grow with. The :Jeti 3020 Titan is a field-upgradeable, high-production, high-resolution hybrid UV inkjet printer designed with a modular format. The entry-level version incorporates 16 Ricoh Gen 4 greyscale printheads resulting in fast, high-quality CMYK output at a resolution of 600 dpi, and up to 1,200 dpi for photorealistic image quality. It can be configured with up to 48 printheads for a maximum print speed of 2,432 square feet per hour. The Titan features a flat-to-roll option as well.

 

Anderson DPC, graphic print division, Anderson America Corporation, booth 2701, exhibits its Cojet Flatbed Hybrid Inkjet Printer and High Performance Akut cutting system.

 

Asphalt Art, booth 144, introduces patented, aluminum foil-based non-slip media for concrete, asphalt, pavers, and stairs. The product is ideal for sporting events, parades, stadium graphics, retail advertising, and parking lot campaigns.  A glass bead, non-slip top coat makes the product ASTM D-2047 and National Floor Safety Institute certified and no lamination is required.  Asphalt Art is compatible with UV-curable and latex inks. Printed graphics last up to one year. 

 

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc., booth 1832, showcases an eco-friendly booth design that incorporates its Act II FR fabric, made from 100 percent recycled polyester and part of the Weaves of Green eco-friendly collection. The company’s Northern Lights Printable Textiles line expands with the addition of White Black White FR and Triple White FR fabrics. Both fabrics feature a triple-layered construction, are made of 100 percent polyester, and treated to meet NFPA 701 standards. A blockout middle layer makes the White Black White fabric 100 percent opaque, while the Triple White fabric has no pinholes and great light diffusion properties for backlit or frontlit applications.

 

Caldera, booth 635, launches a digital signage solution with variable content, Variable Display. It provides a digital signage solution for wide format digital printing providers. Variable Display is easily combined with digital printing jobs for point of sale material, retail signage, and events. This solution combines the qualities of both visual print communication and dynamic content, thereby connecting two advertising universes that are usually treated separately or as competitors.

 

Catalina Graphic Films, booth 2419, features Mojave Media for digital applications including wall graphics and window graphic films, which are used by fast food restaurant chains for point of purchase advertising. Other products include a full line of pressure-sensitive vinyl, polyester, acetate, metalized film, overlaminating film, barrier film, Walk-On-Graphics, and digital media. The company also offers the CV 300 Series, a high-gloss calendared vinyl available in over 30 colors for the computer signmaking industry. 

 

Clear Focus Imaging, Inc., booth 1655, highlights three new products including PVSee, the company’s first unperforated, pressure-sensitive gloss clear vinyl; DecoVue, a perforated, pressure-sensitive clear window film; and DuoVue, a non-adhesive, white-on-white perforated film for double-sided printing. PVSee is ideal for point of purchase and retail window posters, especially light box and other backlit applications. DecoVue is designed for architectural and decorative window enhancements and clear partitions where a softer, translucent effect is desired. DuoVue can be attached to windows or used as a hanging banner in retail environments. The company’s full line of perforated window graphics films and overlaminates are also on display.

 

DaVinci Technologies, booth 1719, promotes pressure-sensitive vinyl, laminates, universal window perforation, and fine art materials. The company manufactures printhead wipes, swabs, and cleaning fluids compatible with most printers. DaVinci continues to provide exceptional customer service and well-known brands such as ClingZm, conVerd, EcoMedia, MACtac, and PhotoFAB.

 

DHJ International, booth 635, debuts new print products for solvent, latex, and UV-curable inks. All these products have the added value of being printable on both sides. Under the Decoprint line, also showcased is Pearl textile media for backlit light box displays. Pearl, Bi-Night, and Theatre are offered with OEKO-TEX 100 standard.

 

DreamScape, booth 759, offers digitally printable textured wallcovering media that adds the extra dimension to custom murals, wall graphics, and interior décor projects. The company displays textured, certified Class A rated commercial grade vinyl wallcoverings for residential and commercial applications in roll widths of 30 to 75 inches and lengths from 75 to 300 feet. For projects requiring LEED credits, choose new Terralon, a PVC-free wallcovering media for solvent, eco-solvent, UV-curable, and latex inks. Terralon is made with over 30 percent recycled materials, is highly breathable, and passes IAQ1350 for low volatile organic compound emissions.

 

DuPont, booth 2033, provides a LifeCycle Based Solution with Tyvek media for wide format banners, displays, and bags. Tyvek, known for its lightweight strength, outstanding printability, and drapeability, is also recyclable and reusable. Through its Authorized Printer Network and select recycling providers, DuPont provides a method for users to create beautiful in-store campaigns and track recycling efforts—-helping achieve sustainability goals in a marketplace driven by “green” buying decisions.

 

Durst Image Technology US LLC, booth 901, demonstrates the Durst Rho 1000 continuous UV inkjet printer, which offers a printing speed of up to 5,380 square feet per hour in optimum quality, without interruption. The Rho 1000 provides the highest production efficiency in the market, along with the greatest material flexibility of boards, sheets, and roll media. The Rho 1000 can be integrated into existing production processes and be individually equipped with automatic loading and unloading devices. The printer’s quick set up times and simple, fast media change means users complete multiple customer jobs in a single operation.

 

EFI, booth 701, displays a full, print-centric product portfolio—from concept to output. EFI VUTEk showcases its latest advancements in superwide format, three-meter UV printing. The GS3250r is an advanced roll-to-roll printer and the GS3250LX is a hybrid printer with LED Cool Cure technology. On display in Hilord’s booth is the TX3250r textile printer. VUTEk also displays the enhanced five-meter GS5000r. In addition, EFI Rastek features two UV wide format printers—the new three-meter roll-to-roll R3200 and the 65-inch hybrid H652. EFI also showcases EFI Pace, a browser-based print management software system; EFI Digital StoreFront, a Web-to-print solution for print service providers; and Fiery XF, EFI’s RIP software.

 

EnCore Products, booth 319, features Rigid MightyCore, MightyPrint Expressions, and the newest addition to the EnCore Foam Board line, Premium Tac, a high-performance repositionable, pressure-sensitive foamboard. This peel-and-stick, pH-neutral foamboard features superior tacky-ness that lasts longer than traditional rubber-based adhesives making it more versatile for repositioning and adjustment when mounting work. Premium Tac is available in a variety of sizes.

 

Epson, booth 1201, exhibits the latest signage printing solutions with its Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 solvent printer. In addition to the GS Poster Paper Gloss introduced at SGIA in 2010, Epson debuts two new papers designed for signage applications. GS DisplayTrans Backlight Film is a high-resolution backlight film designed for professional solvent backlight display or daylight signage graphic applications. Signature Worthy GS Canvas Satin is a premium-quality canvas with the same coating utilized on GS Canvas Gloss, but with a satin finish.

 

Estimator Corp., booth 104, demonstrates estimating and workflow software for offset and wide format. The product offers safe and affordable remote five user hosting for only $99.95 a month. It is easy to learn and use with single-screen mistake-proof software. Unique features include auto-press select, built-in job costing, auto layout and best-press utilization, and a QuickBooks link.

 

Fisher Textiles, booth 1509, introduces its newest fabrics for digital printing including GF 3155 Diamond Mesh for apparel, home furnishings, and trade show applications; GF 901 Glossy Canvas for fine art reproductions, wall murals, and up-scale retail signage; SI 310 Paper Backed Flag;  DD 1500 Dacron for flags and banners; DD 7299 Poplin for trade show exhibits and pop-up booths; DD 7860 Heavy Duck for roll up banner stands and photographic backdrops; and Crazy 8 and Crazy Cloth for custom billiard and gaming tables.

 

Foster Keencut, booth 718, specializes in precision cutting machines for the sign, digital graphic, printing, photographic, and screen graphics industries. The SteelTraK vertical sheet material cutter is capable of cutting five millimeter aluminum composite and half-inch PVC board. New in 2011 is the Evolution-E2 precision cutter, which is an integrated wide format cutting system featuring a bi-directional cutting head, which is accurate to within .008 inches. 

 

Fredrix Print Canvas, booth 2210, features 901RG Regent, the premier product of its aqueous canvas line offering a high gloss finish with the best results for d-max, color volume, and resolution. The glossy coating allows for printing with both pigment and dye-based inks. It is a true universal canvas ideal for photographic and fine art reproduction.

 

Fujifilm, booth 425, presents the new Inca Onset S40 high-quality, high-speed UV flatbed inkjet printer capable of producing up to 94 full-sized 63x123.6-inch high-quality prints per hour; the new Uvistar2 UV roll printer featuring a new Parallel Drop Size technology, which improves print quality without sacrificing speed; the Acuity Advance HS UV flatbed printer offering photographic quality at exceptional speeds; and the new Acuity LED eight-color 64-inch wide format inkjet LED UV printer for roll-to-roll and rigid medias, featuring a patent-pending LED lamp design that allows printing of white ink in a single pass.

 

Gans Ink & Supply Co., booth 3121, carries paper, supplies, hardware, software, and bulk ink systems. With extensive knowledge in commercial, security, sublimation, and energy curable inks, the company understands the reality and challenges faced by many companies in adopting new digital inkjet printing technologies. Gans’ Pyrojet Sublimation Ink series offers exceptional strength, amazing optical density, and an unsurpassed color gamut for any sublimation medium.

 

GCC, booth 1829, presents a range of products and applications, including the latest GCC LaserPro X380RX laser cutter, which offers an economical alternative for laser cutting and engraving; Spirit LS and New Mercury Laser engravers with an abundance of useful and innovative features; as well as GCC Jaguar IV and Expert 24 cutting plotters that are able to satisfy customers’ extensive demands.

 

Graphics One, booth 3201, exhibits the first tabloid LED printer designed for t-shirt transfers using Oki’s high-definition white toner. The Oki proColor 920 WHT printer is a powerful and ultra high-speed LED printer that images over 22 page per minute or 1,320 pages per hour for 12x18-inch prints. Priced at a value of $7,495, Oki’s proColor 920 WHT printer is perfect for transferring onto textile garments both white and dark.

 

Hewlett-Packard (HP), booth 919, highlights its expanded portfolio of large format printing solutions, including the 126-inch HP Scitex LX850 printer, HP’s newest Latex Ink solution, which boasts multiple workflow features and double-sided printing capabilities delivered at true production speeds. Also on display, the 60-inch HP Designjet L25500 printer produces durable outdoor and indoor applications while providing high-resolution image quality—up to 1,200 dpi. From its UV-curable portfolio, HP demonstrates its 98-inch HP Scitex FB700 printer that loads up to six sheets simultaneously, boosting capacity and productivity.

 

Innova Art Ltd., booth 1558, delivers specialty papers for digital photography, art, and décor markets. A complete range of cotton, fiber based, and textured paper for inkjet printing; including an eco-solvent Décor Art series, is available in sheets and roll widths up to 60 inches. Additionally, Innova’s patented JetMaster framing system is featured. This easy-assemble, lightweight system allows the user to mount textile, canvas, or paper to a one-piece framing unit creating a dimensional sign or gallery wrap-style finish. Assembly takes about three minutes and is sturdy and produces perfect corners.

 

InteliCoat Technologies, booth 129, showcases its array of Hewlett-Packard (HP) latex compatible media. As a registered HP latex developer, many of InteliCoat’s Magic and Magiclée media products are qualified using HP Latex Inks with HP Designjet L65500 and L25500 printers, including Magic SBL-7 universal backlit film, POS PRO+ 200 polyester film, VSF Valeron durable polyolefin film, GFCVM poly blend inkjet canvas, and GFPHOTO photorealistic papers.

 

INX Digital International Co., booth 733, promotes Triangle DTX direct-to-fabric textile inks. Introduced earlier this year to the European marketplace, DTX textile inks are created for and are experiencing much success within the alternative ink channel. The program switch of PVC-based materials and solvent inks towards a “greener” production environment continues to hike interest in these direct-to-textile inks.  Designed for use on direct printing with synthetic fabrics using Epson printheads, they deliver optimal quality and a wide color gamut. These inks feature fast drying characteristics on polyesters with minimum 60 percent blends. DTX also displays optimal ink fluidity and an excellent image definition and fastness properties.

 

KAPCO Graphic Products, booth 656, offers more than 25 vinyl, banner, canvas, and paper media for use with the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Designjet L25500 latex ink printer. The company performed extensive testing to ensure the quality of trade show, promotional, and point of purchase display graphics printed on KAPCO Solvent Media using the HP printer. The media may also work with other latex/UV printers; the company suggests testing for performance and quality assurance. 

 

Lintec of America, booth 426, manufactures pressure-sensitive films specializing in optically clear, textured, scratch-resistant, and frosted inkjet printable window films. Print providers tired of hazy window films that detract from storefront appearance use Lintec WINCOS window films to resemble a direct print to glass look. 

 

MACtac Graphic Products, booth 2211, exhibits new product innovations including DecoArt DecoSatin, a top-coated, pressure-sensitive fabric media designed for wide format printing of wall graphics and murals. PERMACOLOR DecoLam is a premium laminate film solution for decorate finishes in high-profile applications such as furniture, displays, signage, and promotional items. IMAGin and PERMACOLOR Verde are “green” alternatives to vinyl wide format media and laminates for indoor and outdoor signage.

 

Master Magnetics, Inc., booth 1427, features the industry’s widest options for wide format printing directly onto flexible magnetic material. PrintMagnetVinyl allows for high-resolution printing directly to flexible magnetic material using solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and latex ink systems. It is ideal for a variety of indoor and outdoor uses such as graphics, point of purchase displays, signage, and vehicle graphics. 

 

Mimaki USA, Inc., booth 745, demonstrates a variety of applications on innovative printers and cutters. The company’s line up includes the new JV34-260 103-inch grand format printer, the compact tabletop UJF-3042 and UJF-3042FX UV LED flatbeds, the UJF-706 UV flatbed for industrial applications, the CJV30 Series that incorporates an integrated print/cut feature, the CGFX Series of roll media cutters, and the CF2 flatbed cutting plotter.

 

MultiCam Inc., booth 1845, debuts the versatile MultiCam High-Speed Digital Express, one of the fastest CNC production machines on the market. It’s an affordable, configurable system for high-speed digital finishing at speeds of up to 7,000 inches per minute. A wide format, sheet fed, or conveyorized cutting platform, Digital Express combines high-speed MultiVision digital registration with powerful routing and multiple knife-cutting capabilities. Other features include EZ Control motion-control system, all-steel and precision-machined base frame, and a high-flow vacuum table.

 

Mutoh America, Inc., booth 2133, showcases its newest ValueJets. The new VJ1624-64" and VJ1324-54" print at speeds of up to 313 square feet per hour and come standard with the i²: Intelligent Interweave print technique that eliminates banding. Equip either printer with the SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer to use Mutoh’s free ColorVerify process control system. ColorVerify demonstrations occur daily at Mutoh’s booth.

 

Nazdar, booth 609, presents its newest digital ink products—Lyson TX650 dye-sublimation, Lyson 7470 designed for fluted polypropylene, Lyson 910 for the Hewlett-Packard Designjet 9000, and Lyson 213 for the Roland DGA Corporation AJ-740i/1000i. Nazdar offers a comprehensive selection of UV, water-, and solvent-based wide format digital, screenprinting, and flexographic inks obtainable from a single source. Products are backed by customer service and technical service teams and warranties.

 

Nazdar SourceOne, booth 609, hosts digital specialists to address questions and review digital print technology options. Digital printing expands the screen and specialty markets and Nazdar SourceOne offers digital products that help provide answers for increased production, higher quality, and greater success. Nazdar Consulting Services, an SGIA partner, is showcasing G7 consultation services along with several unique software solutions for color and workflow management.

 

Neschen Americas, booth 723, manufactures and markets Seal and Neschen brand products, including film and liquid laminating equipment and materials, wide and grand format textile and PVC print media, self-adhesive vinyl, mounting adhesives and tapes, display systems, and archiving supplies. Neschen is a partner for creative print media and integrated display solutions. The organization serves the needs of the sign and display, digital printing, photographic, picture framing, and library/archive markets throughout North and South America.

 

Neschen Americas – InDisplay, booth 726, highlights Neschen inkjet media and Expolinc display hardware. Each Expolinc system is paired with a selection of media choices guaranteed to work together. Combine these with the protection of Seal laminates to get incredible graphics and the peace of mind that comes with display systems designed for consistent reliability.

 

Océ North America, a Canon Group Company, booth 1519, demonstrates the new Océ Arizona 360 GT UV flatbed printer, which features enhancements over previous models that enable customers to increase productivity and application versatility and open doors to technical and industrial applications. The printer offers the standard table size of 49x98.4 inches and an Express Mode print speed of up to 377 square feet per hour, ideal for banner and outdoor work. A new High Definition print mode delivers fine feature reproduction including the ability to print text as small as two points, enabling print providers to offer high-margin technical and industrial applications such as printing on lenticular lenses and membrane panels.

 

Oracal USA, booth 1309, promotes ORAJET Series 3169RA Intermediate Removable Calendered Digital Media with RapidAir Technology, which is ideal for general signage, point of purchase, and partial vehicle wraps requiring limited conformability. In addition to its advanced air-release liner system, this versatile 4-mil, five year film is perfect for flat indoor and outdoor short- to medium-term applications. For applications requiring enhanced protection and durability, match this film with ORAGUARD Series 210, 215, or 240 laminating films.

 

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, booth 1153, specializes in the manufacture and trade-only supply of portable modular and custom modular, exhibit and display, products, graphics, and solutions. Companies within the group include Orbus365, SignPro Systems, and Origin. Orbus Exhibit & Display Group features a full in-house graphics department; extensive inventory; and fast, friendly, and efficient sales and service teams to provide solid and dedicated one-on-one support. 

 

Pacific Coast Fabrics (PCF), booth 957, offers a complete array of over 80 stock polyester, cotton, and silk fabrics. SGIA attendees view and compare printed samples of fabrics produced with a variety of different inks and machinery. In addition, several new textiles debut at the show with some exclusive show specials. PCF offers coated and uncoated textiles for direct to dye, dye-sublimation, UV, latex, and pigment printing. It provides fabrics for flag, banner, and exhibit applications. In addition, it also specializes in fabrics for the apparel and home furnishing markets.

 

Panel Processing, booth 310, provides Eco-Finish Rigid Print Media. 100 percent biodegradable, Eco-Finish is a specially formulated coating that provides a crisp, vibrant, consistently bright white surface for high-definition digital printing. It is ideal for indoor signage, in-store marketing, and anything that requires a smooth white printable surface. Eco-Finish is available in three finish levels with a wide range of thicknesses.

 

R Tape, booth 1809, launches SEF heat transfer materials used to decorate t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and caps. The SEF line includes polyurethane and flock materials for plotter cutting and printing. Plotter cut materials are available in a wide assortment of colors. To transfer printable polyurethane and flock materials, R Tape introduces three special HotMask products. HM300—a low-tack polyester film, and HM350—a medium-tack film, are used to transfer printed heat transfer graphics. To transfer printed flock graphics use higher tack HM375.

 

Ritrama, booth 2633, carries media to wrap vehicles or renovate interior decorative designs. Wrap self-adhesive materials designed by the company transform cars, interiors, and an image. At Ritrama’s booth, a hands on decorating school educates users on the proper techniques to wrap a car and apply graphics to walls and windows.

 

Roland DGA Corporation, booth 1945, introduces two VersaUV LED flatbed inkjet printers, allowing shops to explore new applications, from wide format signs and packaging prototypes to specialty graphics, interior décor, custom awards, personalization, and promotional items. Roland also demonstrates its entire line of inkjet printer/cutters, including the new VersaStudio 20-inch BN-20 desktop model and the VersaCAMM VS series, both with Metallic Silver Eco-SOL MAX ink. Other featured products include VersaArt printers, GX cutters, EGX engravers, MPX impact printers, and R-Wear custom apparel solutions. Vehicle wrap demonstrations and informative presentations are scheduled throughout the show.

 

Sam Ink, booth 245, features cartridge solutions for Roland digital printers. The Roland inks are available in 440 milliliter cartridges, are scratch resistant, and durable for easy handling. These inks match Eco-Sol Max quality, color, and performance.

 

Screen USA, booth 2511, returns to SGIA with the latest version of the Truepress Jet2500UV grand format printer. Able to accommodate film, sheets, and board, the 98.4-inch wide device adds value to signs, billboards, vehicle wraps, posters, and exhibits. Screen highlights unique applications achieved utilizing seven-layer printing technology. The Truepress Jet2500UV prints up to seven image layers in one pass, delivering exceptional double-sided window stickers and day-and-night backlit displays, as well as special effects, such as embossed graphics. Screen also emphasizes its complete line of solutions, from Web-to-print software to finishing.

 

SMI Technology Co., Ltd., booth 2427, manufactures inkjet media and its main products are backlit film, photo paper, textiles, PVC, and PP banner. 

 

Splash of Color, booth 2031, displays the HeatWave DFP-64v2 direct-to-fabric printer—a complete solution that enables users to print directly onto polyester fabrics with flawless results. The precision feeding system and on-board sublimation system ensure sharp image quality with rich, saturated colors. Users easily print flags, banners, textiles, soft signage, and stretchable fabrics such as Lycra and Spandex with minimal employee oversight. Priced at $59,995, the DFP-64v2 makes it easier than ever for shops to address the fast-growing textile printing market.

 

Teckwin International, booth 17901, highlights the Teckwin TS-300, a four- by eight-foot fixed vacuum flatbed with a 72-inch roll-to-roll system. Also on display is the superwide TeckPro UV3200 industrial printer that easily handles two 64-inch rolls simultaneously. The Teckwin large format printers combine cutting edge UV technology with brilliant color gamut and blazing speed. The portfolio of UV flatbed printing systems is the industry value leader, providing the combination of a fixed print bed with a fully featured independent roll media print system. Teckwin designs, manufactures, and supports UV flatbed and roll-to-roll inkjet printing systems and digital router/cutter solutions for use in the most demanding graphics applications.

 

Testrite Visual Products, booth 3009, celebrates 92 years in business. The company’s approach is to listen carefully to its customers and deliver products that best maximize marketing trends. It services a wide range of industries and offers robust reseller discounts. Testrite is proud to be an American manufacturer with a reputation for quality, value, and reliability. Offering customizable solutions, the company’s priority is ensuring that customers’ projects are successful.

 

Tex Visions, booth 100, exhibits the Display Cube, a custom printed product using high-density foam, making it lightweight for stacking but firm enough to sit on. Display Cubes can be arranged to create a wall or a seating area in a lounge or showroom. Foam is wrapped in high-quality custom printed fabric, which can be easily removed and replaced when a new look is desired. Three standard sizes are available.

 

Top Value Fabrics, booth 619, showcases a complete line of digital, screen, and dye-sublimation (dye-sub) print media for indoor and outdoor use. The company supplies a wide selection of laminated or coated frontlit, blockout, water-based, mesh, and dye-sub fabrics. Top Value Fabrics offers standard and custom widths from 38 to 197 inches in white and colors, manufactured to its specifications.

Ultraflex Systems, Inc., booth 419, debuts SuperPrint Economy FL 8 oz., an economical frontlit banner material for UV, latex, and solvent printing. Its light weight structure makes for easy handling; whether loading the roll on the printer or installing the finished banner in the field. It is ideal for indoor and short-term outdoor applications such as banners, point of purchase posters, and exhibition graphics. Available in matte and gloss finishes, SuperPrint Economy comes standard on 50 meter long rolls by 38-, 54-, 63-, and 126-inch widths. Billboard 420 FL is the 192-inch by 420-foot version of this product and is ideal for producing eight standard bulletins per roll.

USTech Inc., booth 2425, offers professional finishing equipment and other signmaking equipment. Driven to produce affordable, intuitive, industrial-strength products with long lifecycles and a high return on investment, the company's engineers excel at continually improving leading edge technology to enhance product durability, cost, ergonomics, and usability. USTech-brand professional cold laminators, heat assist cold laminators, and hot/cold laminators are sold through a global network of specialized dealers, distributors, and a direct sales force.

Value Vinyls, booth 545, supplies digital and screenprinting media, as well as industrial PVC. Mesh Supreme is a bright white PVC coated polyester mesh, printable with UV, solvent, and latex ink that can be used for large building wraps, parking garage banners, and stadium and athletic fence wraps. With 25 percent airflow, Rio 9 oz. Mesh Supreme allows for better ink coverage over the surface, providing a vivid look. PET scrimless Blockout is a 15 oz. curl-free double-sided material ideal for banner stands, retail signage, and upscale applications.

Visual Magnetics LP, booth 653, is the creator of the patented large-scale graphics system that matches magnetic-receptive technologies with the highest quality print media. The easy-to-use Visual Magnetics Graphic System features patented Micro-Iron MagnaMedia printable films to produce photo-quality graphics that enable design flexibility and allow for multi-layering of graphic panels. MagnaMedia works on all printing platforms, is easy to install, and lowers installation and shipping costs. The Visual Magnetics Graphic System is fully recyclable.

Wasatch Computer Technology, LLC, booth 1053, manufactures SoftRIP. With simple set up, intuitive workflow, and powerful print controls, SoftRIP saves time and money while producing excellent quality color. No matter how large or complex a production environment, SoftRIP has the tools for complete control. With its 16-bit color rendering pipeline, exclusive Precision Stochastic Screens halftone method, direct-to-layout workflow, powerful color management tools, and ability to drive up to four printers simultaneously, SoftRIP makes workflow really flow.

Zünd America, Inc., booth 1235, highlights the G3 along with Zünd Cut Center design-to-cut workflow software. Zünd Cut Center dynamically guides the operator through the cutting process, offering best choices for tool selection and processing speeds. A ten-foot 3XL model, set up with the new center-winder roll-off device, advances and cuts/trims banner and textile materials. A four- by eight-foot M-2500 processes a range of preprinted boards up to two inches thick. The G3 line of Zünd cutters is specifically designed for ease of use and 24/7 operation, making digital finishing easier and more profitable.

Sep2011, Digital Output

 
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