By Digital Output Staff
Printing United premiered October 23 to 25, 2019. The inaugural show was held in Dallas, TX and showcased everything from wide format digital print to screenprinting as well as commercial print. Next year, the event takes place in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center October 21 to 23, 2020.
Above: Epson brought ten new printers to the show.
On the Floor at Printing United
Advanced Color Solutions exhibited its Golden Laser finishing device. It is a fabric laser cutter ideal for cutting digitally printed sublimation textile fabrics of all shapes and sizes.
Agfa brought multiple products including its Jeti Tauro H3300 LED device, which is a hybrid printer for rigid and flexible media.
Brite Frame Fabricators not only showcased its silicone edge graphics (SEG) framing systems but promoted the linkage between the frames and sewing keder on fabric by hosting Matic in its booth.
Canon showcased its Océ Colorado series of printers. The Océ Colorado 1650 with UVgel 460 ink just recently achieved the highest level of GREENGUARD Gold Certification.
Colex introduced the Sharpcut Pro SX1732 5.5×10.5-foot Flatbed Cutter and the 67×67-inch Sharpcut Creator SX1717.
Corel Corporation highlighted the newest release of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, which is now offered as a native Mac solution.
Dazian Fabrics exhibited Celtec White Back 126-inch, Celtec Gray Back, five-foot Celtec Black Back, and Celtec Cloth Heavyweight Direct.
DreamScape promoted its holographic effect products, available in three different patterns—Deja Vu, Limelight, and Rave. It also previewed Platinum, a metallized polyester wallcovering.
Drytac highlighted its Polar Chrome adhesive-based media, which is ideal for indoor and short-term outdoor applications.
DuPont Advanced Printing launched its new DuPont Artistri P2700 pigment ink designed for roll-to-roll printing. The medium viscosity ink delivers excellent color saturation and soft hand feel.
Durst launched Rho 2500 Series. An evolution of the Rho 1300 Series, the Rho 2500 is a modular, versatile industrial production printer available in three different versions with upgrades possible at any time.
E.L. Hatton Sales Co. displayed its SEGDesign Frame, a modular system that does not require tools for assembly.
Epson brought ten new printers. The 64-inch SureColor F9470 and SureColor F9470H dye-sublimation (dye-sub) were two. The SureColor F9470H features enhanced printhead design with fluorescent ink.
Fisher Textiles debuted GF4022 Nirvana Purity Shine, a front lit framing system fabric for dye-sub and UV-curable.
FLEXcon showcased its portfolio of cast and urethane products. Of note, its newest repositionable adhesive system—FLEXcon HX5000 with HOV-X Technology.
Gerber demonstrated MCT Cutters, a 3.2×3.2-meter option with laser for finishing textiles and 1.6×3.2-meter device routing or knife/creasing rigid materials.
Graphic Finishing Partners previewed the next-generation 663TH Top Heat Laminator. Also in the booth, the FT60 Finishing Table and linerless film.
Graphics One launched the 24-inch Mutoh VJ-628MP, which is a specialized version of the Mutoh VJ-628 and includes advanced hot air directional heating.
Graphtec America, Inc. displayed the High-Performance FC9000 75/100/140/160 cutting series with a re-engineered feeding system and tool head.
Infinity Media Co. promoted GlassApeel, featuring micro-suction technology that adheres to glass and metal. It is available in blockout white, clear, and frosted finishes.
INX International brought its Triangle HFB Multipurpose UV-curable inks, DT8 Dye-Sub High-Performance Inks, and GSU UV and LED curable inks.
Jacquard Inkjet Fabric Systems showcased pretreated silk, cotton, and linen Fabachrome fabrics, manufactured using Advanced Chemical Solutions’ digital textile pretreatment technology.
Katz Americas highlighted all the possibilities of Katz Display Board in its booth, showing it in action as hanging signage, retail displays, and standing signs.
KIP America debuted a toner-based, dye-sub transfer printer—the KIP EST 480. The device offers high-quality production printing at 2,880 square feet per hour.
Kornit showcased the Presto, a single-step solution for direct-to-fabric printing. The Kornit Presto solution eliminates the need for pre- and post-treatment of fabric.
Lintec of America highlighted Protect Satin—a matte overlaminate window graphic. It features a protective topcoat that helps prevent scratches.
Mactac launched the next generation of its B-Free Window Films with a stiffer facestock that offers improved panel-to-panel alignment and a new adhesive pattern.
Marabu North America exhibited ClearShield Select water-based liquid laminates. They feature exceptional abrasion and chemical resistance.
Master Magnetics displayed its flexible magnetic sheeting. It also brought magnet tools like the vehicle wrap magnet, used to easily hold large graphics in place.
Mimaki USA, Inc. launched the next-generation TX300P-1800 MkII printer, switching between transfer paper for dye-sub or direct-to-textile printing on one unit.
MultiCam demonstrated the Celero 5 HS (High Speed) series, which is a full-production digital platform with knife cutting speeds of up to 6,000 inches per minute.
Mutoh America, Inc. exhibited the ValueJet 2638X 100-inch eco-solvent printer along with the 1638UH 64-inch hybrid UV LED.
Nekoosa showcased its portfolio with products from its R. Tape, ClingZ, and Catalina Graphic Films brands.
Onyx Graphics, Inc. previewed ONYX Hub 2.0 with secure server encryption and active user management controls.
ORAFOL Americas demonstrated vehicle wrapping with ORAJET 3751RA+ ProSlide and ORAGUARD 290.
Roland DGA Corporation showcased the TrueVIS SG2 series printer/cutters, VersaUV LEC2-300 printer/cutter, and IU-1000F UV LED flatbed printer.
S-One Holdings Corporation introduced CAPS or the Create and Print System, which allows consumers to personalize products.
SA International debuted FlexiDYESUB, a version of Flexi 19, engineered to improve the design-to-print dye-sub workflow through design, color management, RIPping, and printing.
Showdown Displays reached out to customers and educated them on what makes them different—its On Target Guarantee—on time delivery and 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
Summa America brought its L3214 laser cutter, a 3.2-meter wide device.
Supply55, Inc. included the TS7 SMART Swingaway heat press by Secabo in its booth. The device is ideal for garment finishing and decoration.
swissQprint sold its first Karibu roll-to-roll printer in the North American market. At 133 inches wide, the Karibu offers standout features like a cassette system for fast loading and unloading of media rolls.
Tekra highlighted JetView Latex 10-mil white matte rigid vinyl, ideal for point of purchase and promotional graphics.
Top Value Fabrics exhibited its full portfolio of fabrics for industrial, apparel, print media, and home furnishings.
Ultraflex Systems, Inc.’s booth focused on walls, backlits, and floor coverings. Of note, Floorscapes graphic media for vinyl floors—one of its new products.
Veika demonstrated its Dimense 3D digital wide format printing technology. The Dimensor S is made of two components—an inkjet printer and a digital calendar.
Verseidag US showcased its new fabric, B3832, used for outdoor backlit signage.
Vycom previewed Celtec DigiLite. It’s a lighter density utility PVC for printing.
Zünd displayed fully configured S3/G3 and dual-beam D3 cutting systems equipped with the high-speed Over-Cutter Camera system OCC.
Dec2019, Digital Output