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ISA 2012 in FL

Each Spring, graphic arts members gather at the International Sign Association’s (ISA’s) Sign Expo. This year, the show takes place in Orlando, FL from March 22 to 24, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center. More than a chance to escape from cold weather, ISA presents attendees with new technologies and services to offer customers.

 

Clear Focus Imaging, Inc., booth 2213, introduces its first unperforated window film. PVSee is a 3.5-mil gloss clear vinyl with clear solvent removable pressure-sensitive adhesive and a 90# smooth paper liner providing excellent wet-out clarity. PVSee is ideally suited for point of purchase, retail, and architectural applications. INFO# 206

 

Colex Imaging, Inc., booth 1852, showcases the Sharpcut Flatbed Cutter System. The Sharpcut includes a fixed knife, oscillating knife, and router. Optional add-on tools are available to customize the cutter to suit specific needs and workflow. Colex also features the Fotoba line of roll-to-roll cutters in 44 to 130 inches. INFO# 207

 

conVerd, booth 2502, highlights EnviroScape Mural HD-Embossed. A PVC-free wallscaping product that is easy to install and remove; it supports LEED credit certification and carries a Class A ASTM E-84 fire rating. This heavy-duty wallpaper solution features an unique embossed surface treatment that helps to cover wall imperfections. INFO# 208

 

FDC Graphic Films, booth 1364, exhibits its full range of products. Highlights are the expansion of the Thermal Advantage heat transfer films line to include an economy priced opaque film, fashion colors, and an ultra-thin flexible print media. New high-tack adhesive print media, colored Air Advantage wrap films, and printable fabric wall media are new. INFO# 209

 

Fisher Textiles, booth 214, debuts several new fabrics. The company is committed to the future of textile printing by continuously striving to develop opportunities with all print technologies. Stop by for samples of fabrics and information about Fisher’s fabric lines for digital printing. INFO# 210

 

Foster Keencut, booth 808, offers trimmers and cutters. The Verdi Twin Cutter features a power saw and pneumatic blade cutter capable of cutting up to ten-foot high panels in seconds. The Verdi Twin saw blade travels on a linear bearing shaft with minimal vibration. INFO# 211

 

Fujifilm Graphics Systems division, booth 2536, demonstrates the new Acuity LED 1600 wide format inkjet LED UV printer with print speeds up to 215 square feet per hour, eight colors standard, and white or clear ink printing in a single pass. Fujifilm also displays software solutions including XMF Print Centre, a cloud based Web-to-print solution. INFO# 212

 

Gerber Scientific Products, booth 602, displays the EDGE FX Digital Printing System for short-run graphics. See how the Matched Technology System of the EDGE FX thermal printer, plotters, OMEGA software, GerberColor thermal transfer foils, and EDGEReady printable materials produce money making graphics. Gerber provides demonstrations showing visitors how to improve profits. INFO# 213

 

Graphics One, booth 1171, exhibits the first professional LED printer using a high-definition white toner designed for transfer on apparels. The OKI proColor 920WT is a powerful and high-speed LED printer using white toner for transferring images onto white, dark, and colored t-shirts. It images over 1,320 pages per hour of 12x18-inch prints. INFO# 214

 

Hexis, booth 1984, launches a latex digital printing film and laminate. Both films are free of materials with environmental issues such as PVC, solvents, plasticizers, and heavy metals. HXL300 is printed with a variety of solvent and eco-solvent inks. HX30000 is a multi-layered cast vinyl with surface structures. INFO# 215

 

ImageOne Impact, booth 2071, introduces a new mounting bracket—signAbracket—for 3- to 6-mil corrugated plastic substrates. It is made from recycled plastic and completely recyclable. Features include the ability to be secured to poles, posts, and walls; a flexible hinge; and holes designed for various mounting options such as screws, bolts, or straps. INFO# 216

 

MACtac Graphic Products, booth 1585, highlights MACmark Glass Décor. MACMark 600 Series Glass Décor features four designer styles for interior glass partitions. MACmark 700 Series Glass Décor is an expansion of MACtac’s frosted and dusted films line. MACmark 8400 series features 17 bright-gloss colors. INFO# 217

 

Magnum Magnetics, booth 2113, offers RubberSteel magnetic receptive material. Magnetic receptive material unlike magnet-to-magnet attraction means pole alignment is not a problem. RubberSteel lays flat, wraps around curved surfaces, and does not crease. Users stamp, score, drill, punch, and hand cut. INFO# 218

 

Miller Weldmaster, booth 336, manufactures the Extreme Seam Machine hot wedge, hot air, and impulse seaming welders for finishing billboards, digital textiles, and banners to accompany wide format printers. INFO# 219

 

Mutoh America, Inc., booth 1662, showcases its line of ValueJet wide format printers including the VJ 1324-54", 1624-64", 1608HS" Hybrid, and 1628TD textile printer. New to the portfolio is the ValueJet 1638-64" four-color printer. INFO# 220

 

Palram Americas, booth 1052, features PALSUN flat polycarbonate sheets and roll stock, PALIGHT Premium, PALIGHT GPS, SUNLITE multi-wall polycarbonate sheet, and PALGLAS. INFO# 221

 

Ritrama, booth 1686, is a family owned international group of companies dedicated to the worldwide manufacturing and sale of pressure-sensitive adhesive-based materials. Ritrama is a one-stop shop for custom and standard pressure-sensitive wide format media. INFO# 222

 

SA International, booth 1936, provides personalized demonstrations, on-site technical support, and new information about products. Be sure to stop by to ask about RIP/print and design products Flexi, FlexiPrint, and PhotoPRINT. INFO# 223

 

Splash of Color, booth 2163, highlights the HeatWave DFP-64v2 direct-to-fabric printer, a complete solution that prints directly onto polyester fabrics with flawless results. Priced at $59,995, the DFP-64v2 makes it easier than ever for shops to address the fast-growing textile printing market. INFO# 224

 

Ultraflex Systems, Inc., booth 2314, exhibits Pole Banner Pro 18 oz. It is a fire-rated, heavy-duty blockout banner material for indoor and outdoor two-sided applications such as pole banners and event signage. PolyCanvas C220 is a 6.5 oz fine art canvas made from 100 percent polyester. INFO# 225

 

Verseidag Seemee US, booth 714, is a manufacturer and distributor of over 50 digital print medias, including PVC coated vinyl, laminated flexface, and textiles. Frontlit Extra Plus and TFlex Mesh Supreme debut at ISA. INFO# 226

 

Visual Magnetics, booth 2846, demonstrates the Visual Magnetics Graphic System. MagnaMedia is so thin that when combined with the InvisiLock magnet, it is possible to create multi-layer graphics. The company also displays the MagnaMedia Digital Fabrics Collection. INFO# 227

 

Feb2012, Digital Output

 
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