By Digital Output Staff
The International Sign Association (ISA) is excited to welcome everyone back together in Atlanta, GA for the ISA International Sign Expo. Held May 4 to 6, 2022 at the Georgia World Congress Center, over 300 exhibitors in wide format and digital signage are set to present their newest solutions and trusted products.
Above: APA America, booth 1753, specializes in designing and developing self-adhesive films made in Milan, Italy.
Here We Come
Here, we’ve polled exhibitors about what attendees should prepare for at the event.
Advanced Greig Laminators, Inc. (AGL), booth 2313, introduces its Model HP Laminator. This machine features all cantilevered supply stations, which maximizes efficiency. It processes roll-to-roll laminating at 30 feet per minute for high lamination throughputs. AGL also features the Compadre laminator designed for entry-level production facilities. INFO# 501
AirMark, booth 4143, exhibits equipment technology including the Summa S2 T160 vinyl cutter, Summa F Series F1612 flatbed cutter, and the Summa S One D140 vinyl cutter. INFO# 502
APA America, booth 1753, offers a physical showcase of products, including samples and detailed information on its car wrap, architectural, and digital print products. Attendees can try out different car wrap products and learn the best install techniques for a range of materials, from solid and metallic colors, to tail lights, and three-dimensional textures. INFO# 503
Banner Ups by Budnick, booth 2506, supplies Adhesive Banner Corner Tabs, PowerTabs, PowerTape and MegaTape Hem Reinforcing Tapes, and new BravoTabs. The Banner Up SEGDesign modular frame system is a new way to create fabric silicone edge graphic signs. It works great with Banner Ups KederTape—a complete no-sew solution. INFO# 504
BannerBug USA, booth 4311, launches a new, made-in-the-U.S. version of the Australian BannerBug banner stand. BannerBug is a premium-quality, Australian banner stand sold in the U.S. and Canada for over 20 years. BannerBug USA was formed to manufacture BannerBug products in the U.S. and distribute them in North and South America. INFO# 505
Caldera, booth 4918, showcases Version 15 and PrimeCenter. CalderaRIP Version 15 delivers enhanced performance, increased flexibility, and new features that further enable print providers to meet the challenges of large format digital printing. PrimeCenter not only consolidates preflight, bleeding, and nesting into one tool, it also reduces the level of manual errors, while saving time on file preparation. INFO# 506
DreamScape, booth 2152, manufactures superior quality wall materials for large and grand format digital printing, all made in the U.S. Products are suitable for solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and latex print systems. Satisfy your need for “green” with DreamScape’s offering of “earth intelligent” wallcoverings. DreamScape features PVC-free materials, items with post consumer recycled content, and lightweight breathable substrates. INFO# 507
Durst Image Technology, booth 4315, showcases a selection of offerings like Durst P5 350, an all-in-one hybrid solution for flexible roll and board printing up to 3.5 meters. Also, Durst offers software solutions. INFO# 508
Epson, booth 3918, displays a range of signage, production photo, direct to garment (DTG), and dye-sublimation (dye-sub) printing solutions. Attendees can converse with product management about its signage printers, learn about Epson’s new solution designed for photographic production printing, view DTG solutions on display, as well as dye-sub solutions. INFO# 509
FDC Graphic Films, Inc., booth 1231, is a master converter and distributor of sign vinyl films, digital media, overlaminates, banner, and heat transfer films. It features trusted, top-performing brands such as 3M, ASLAN, Lumina by FDC, and RTape. The Lumina by FDC portfolio of digital media, sign vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, and craft vinyl product highlights include wall fabrics and canvas, smooth tile and carpet floor films, etched glass film, ultra-metallic cast vinyl film, and patterned htv film. INFO# 510
GCC America Inc., booth 2317, demonstrates its strong lineup. The GCC LaserPro S400 and Spirit GLS Hybrid are laser engravers that enhance productivity while engraving, cutting, and marking on organic and metal pieces. The GCC LaserPro StellarMark 3DS integrates with the LFC D desktop workstation, allowing users to laser mark round/cylinder objects in a 300×300 millimeter working area with ease. The GCC cutting plotter lines of Jaguar V LX, Puma IV, and Expert II LX are ideal for entry-level users or professional sign makers. INFO# 511
Kern Laser Systems, booth 1823, showcases the 52×100-inch OptiFlex and 48×24-inch Micro laser systems. Both systems can be equipped with lasers from 100 to 650 watts, a rotary, vision camera, a pen marking tool, and/or metal cutting capabilities, with the Advanced Safety Package available on the OptiFlex. These laser systems are capable of processing up to 1.25-inch wood, 1.25-inch acrylic, and 0.25-inch mild steel. INFO# 512
Mactac, booth 2340, is at the forefront of pressure-sensitive adhesive materials development for wide format digital printing, mounting, laminating, screenprinting, and cut vinyl needs. Its innovative solutions transform walls, windows, floors, vehicles, and other unique spaces, making them ideal for indoor and outdoor signage, fleet and vehicle wraps, trade show displays, retail signage, environmental graphics, and other eye-catching applications. One environment can present multiple applications. INFO# 513
Marabu, booth 3215, highlights the StarLam 1600R Roll to Roll Liquid Laminator coating various digitally printed materials—wallcoverings, awning canvas, and vinyl. Come meet with a team member to learn about its full line of liquid laminates, digital inks, screen, and pad inks. Make a putt at the golf putting challenge and walk away a winner. INFO# 514
MR Clipart, booth 1851, provides accurate and to-scale vehicle templates. Receive one year unlimited download of vehicle templates, three-dimensional (3D) models, 3D software, wrap textures, and vehicle graphics for $99 U.S.—a show special. Available also for Photoshop in 2D and 3D. Free webinars and unlimited support. The newest product is PPP Paint Protection Patterns—a great collection of patterns to pre-cut Paint Protection Film. INFO# 515
Mutoh America, booth 3109, holds live demonstrations and provides samples. See the recently introduced XPJ-1641SR Pro 64-inch eco-solvent printer and observe two times faster speeds, printing interior and exterior signage, banners, decals, and vehicle wraps. See large format UV printing at its finest on the new VJ-1638UH 64-inch Mark II hybrid rigid and roll-to-roll printer. Check out the dye-sublimation area with a variety of signage and other samples. INFO# 516
Photo Tex, booth 2117, displays its peel and stick, multi-U.S. patented, adhesive material made of 100 percent polyester fabric. It offers several versions to meet all inkjet and install surface needs. A dependable adhesive can be removed and reused multiple times without any alteration or damage to the surface. Photo Tex textile does not shrink, curl, rip, or wrinkle in any climate. Photo Tex can be installed for a day or a decade and is easy to remove at your discretion. INFO# 517
SAi, booth 2125, promotes FlexiDESIGN, a leading design software for the sign and print industry. Now available in both PC and Mac versions, FlexiDESIGN is the ideal addition to any shop looking to add more design seats. Unlike other software, SAi’s FlexiDESIGN software was engineered from the ground-up for the sign and print industry, so it includes unique tools that make every aspect of job preparation and production faster. INFO# 518
Stimpson, booth 4605, founded in 1852, is a leading U.S.-based manufacturer and supplier of grommets and washers and attaching machinery for the sign and banner industry. Their fastener experts showcase its entire line of fasteners and offers live demonstrations of attaching machinery. Stop by and enter a raffle by dropping off your business card to win a Stimpson 405 bench press with your choice of grommets and matching die set. INFO# 519
swissQprint, booth 4923, showcases its large format printers. Visitors may experience the recently launched Generation 4 flatbed printers featuring the latest printhead technology. These printers set new output and quality standards. Another highlight are neon inks—a swissQprint exclusive for UV printing for the most dazzling signage—Neon Pink, Yellow, Green, and Orange glow in daylight and are fluorescent in black light. INFO# 520
TRUMPF, booth 3411, highlights its array of cordless tools—including nibblers, shears, slitting shears, and fastening tools—which can be used for high-quality sign production. Clean edges can give metal signs a clear design feature that is attractive and modern. Edge trimming can also assist with the application of coatings like paint, powder coating, galvanizing, and even rubberizing, or create visually appealing edges on aluminum and stainless steel, which are left natural. Oxide-free edges mean less work after the edge is done. Achieve a radius of two, three, or four millimeters and angles from zero to 60 degrees. INFO# 521
Vanguard Digital Printing Systems – A Durst Group Company, booth 4315, exhibits two new UV printers both featuring the latest innovations. The new VR6D-HS 4×8-foot fixed table flatbed featuring Ricoh Gen6 printhead technology coupled with a high-speed electromagnetic linear rail produces photorealistic images at speeds like never before. Also, the VKH900-HS 98-inch hybrid UV printer features three rows of Kyocera printheads boasting 73 boards per hour. In addition to the latest additions from Vanguard, come see the VK300D-HS printing at 60 boards per hour. INFO# 522
See You There!
Don’t worry, the May issue of Digital Output continues our show coverage with insight from even more vendors planning to exhibit on the floor at the ISA International Sign Expo. Pick up the issue next month to review—and both April and May are available on the show floor!
Apr2022, Digital Output