By Digital Output Staff
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) holds its annual headlining event every Fall. This year it is located at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Continuing coverage from our September issue, more exhibitors attending the SGIA Expo submitted information on what they plan to showcase on the show floor.
Above: Visit Yesville at HP booths 1147 and 1161.
3A Composites USA, booth 1767, expands its PRO Series of graphic display boards featuring enhanced printing surfaces with Sintra ECLIPSE—a next-generation graphic display board designed for the easy production of graphics that pop on a black PVC board. Sintra ECLIPSE is available in the three-, six-, and 12.7-millimeter thicknesses in 48×96-inch sheets in a one white facer/one black facer/black core color combination.
3M Graphics, booth 2661, unveils its new tech tools—3M Graphics Hub and 3M Graphics Install Wizard. The Graphics Hub is designed to be a daily go-to resource for graphics manufacturers, providing easy access to tips, industry trends, and the ability to manage profiles and connect with potential customers, that will help them to grow their business. 3M Graphics Install Wizard is a new software application for graphics manufacturers and installers to connect and manage installation workflow.
AFFORD, booth 3923, displays its complete product range of inkjet inks including eco-solvent, UV-curable, sublimation, and pigment. The company provides a variety of packaging including cartridges, bulk, bags, and chips for wide and superwide format printing. AFFORD aims to establish a strong dealer network through the Americas and offers exceptional conditions for new dealers.
Arlon, booth 721, invites attendees to experience the latest innovation in cast film, SLX Cast Wrap, and new reflective film, IllumiNITE Wrap. Speak to one of the company’s knowledgeable technical service members or find out what Arlon product best suits your business by speaking to one of its sales representatives.
Barbieri North America, booth 3297, showcases the Spectro LFP qb spectrophotometer for color management and process control. It enables measuring any kind of substrate—including difficult and structured ones such as textiles—in M1, M0, M2, and M3 in reflection and transmission. The measurement head is detachable for manual spot measurements.
Caldera, booth 1373, highlights Caldera StreamLive, which allows users to create their ideal production process, track jobs in real time, and automate time-consuming tasks. It is cloud based and allows users to create customer job sheets, submit files to software workflow, connect with Caldera RIP, and automate email reporting.
Canon Solutions America, booth 2037, demonstrates the Océ Arizona 6170 XT printer, Océ Arizona 2280 GT printer, Océ ProCut 1600 XXXL, and the Océ Colorado 1640 printer. The Océ Colorado 1640 64-inch roll-to-roll graphic printer differentiates businesses with unattended printing technology. According to the company, the Océ Colorado 1640 printer significantly reduces ink costs using UVgel technology and gets jobs out faster with increased customer satisfaction and print productivity.
Colex, booth 1446, is an industry leader in wide format finishing solutions. Its versatility, speed, and price are the ideal combination of affordability and productivity. Colex is the exclusive dealer in North America for Fotoba X/Y cutters with models from 44 to 130 inches wide and 40-mil thick.
Dreamscape, booth 3343, debuts new products in the Special Effects category. Visit the booth for free samples and product demonstrations. Come witness the new print techniques possible with holographic materials, named Deja Vu and Rave. Also introduced, a new metallic product called Platinum, which can be printed by all common inkjet formats.
Drytac, booth 2341, exhibits a range of products set to inspire visitors to create window graphics, wallcoverings, decals, and floor graphics. Stop by the booth to see its most well-known brands—SpotOn, ReTac, and ViziPrint.
Durst, booth 1548, introduces the P5 250 HS, part of the P5 Series. At the core of P5 250 HS technology is productivity, reliability, workflow, versatility, and print quality. With high print quality up to 1,200 dpi and five picoliter droplets, the P5 is the next generation technology printing system for today’s printing industry.
E.L. Hatton Sales Co., booth 3791, promotes silicone edge graphics (SEGs). The Banner Ups SEGDesign modular frame system is a new way to create stunning fabric SEG signs. No assembly tools needed. SEGDesign snaps together instantly. The frames are lower cost than aluminum and made 100 percent in the U.S. They work great with Banner Ups KederTape—a complete no-sew solution. Stop by the booth for a discounted show special on SEGDesign Frames and KederTape.
EFI, booth 301, highlights its portfolio of advanced digital products for LED inkjet superwide format, soft signage, and industrial textile production. The EFI VUTEk h series of 126-inch wide LED printers making its North American debut establishes new benchmarks for productivity and profit opportunity. The new EFI VUTEk h3 prints up to 74 boards per hour and offers eight-color and optional four-color modes plus white and five-layer print capability. It is upgradable to the EFI VUTEk h5 model for up to 47 percent higher productivity.
EnCore, booth 1489, demonstrates its PrintPro Foam Board, the newest edition to printable boards, and the economical choice for combining rigidity and high-resolution print performance. PrintPro’s ultra-smooth bright white print-ready paper surface delivers dramatic images including excellent contrast and color vibrancy. A dense polystyrene core delivers high rigidity from a lightweight foamboard. PrintPro cuts cleanly by hand or machine and readily accepts most glues, inks, and paints.
Esko, booth 938, focuses on automated solutions such as its automatic roll feed system for rolled goods and its take-up unit for non-stop finishing production. These are shown with Kongsberg X24 and Kongsberg C645 finishing tables. Automation Engine QuickStart for Signs, a turnkey automated workflow solution for large format printers, is also at the show.
Expolinc, booth 639, launches its latest portable display system, Fabric Frame. It requires no tools or specialized labor to setup. Unique magnetic connectors guide a smooth, stable, and safe installation. The optimized packaging minimizes shipping, drayage, and storage costs. Its design of smooth, rounded edges provides a finished solution for a stylish environment. Available options include flexibility in sizes, backlit frames, counters, and storage rooms with doors.
Fisher Textiles, booth 1773, unveils a new booth design featuring its newest front lit and backlit silicone edge graphics (SEG) fabrics. It is a leading supplier of fabric for digital printing and has over 150 fabric options on hand for apparel, banner, flag, home furnishing, SEG, tension, and wallcovering applications. Stop by the booth to discuss print media needs with the company’s fabric experts.
Fredrix Canvas, booth 968, celebrates its 150th anniversary with a view into its U.S. factory themed booth and exciting new printable metallic canvas products. The company commemorates its heritage of dependable, consistent canvas with the Fredrix archival quality guarantee. From fine art reproductions to high-volume environments, a U.S.-made canvas is available for any application.
Fujifilm, booth 1119, features a range of innovative wide format printing solutions, including the all-new Acuity Ultra, a high-quality, cost-effective superwide UV press making its North American debut on the show floor; along with the OnsetM, the SpyderX, and the Acuity LED 1600R. Live presentations and hands-on demonstrations of equipment are held each day within Fujifilm’s nearly 6,000 square foot Win Even More Work themed booth.
GMG Americas, booth 3191, powers PrintFactory, a complete production workflow software suite for banner, sign, and superwide format printing. The software offers all the professional job preparation and file correction tools needed to maximize productivity and profitability, with its pioneering automated workflows dramatically cutting media wastage and providing average ink savings of 20 percent. Centralized GMG color management and smart profiles guarantee consistent, high-quality color reproduction across multiple devices.
Graphtec, booths 2031 and 2131, demonstrates its full line of flatbed and roll feed cutters. Highlights include the new Optima V250 4×8-foot digital flatbed cutter that cuts up to three-fourth-inch substrates and the FC8600 Series roll feed cutting plotters. When your job requires the highest precision and speed, Graphtec has a solution for every cut.
Herculite, Inc., the makers of Bantex, booth 1892, launches a new product line up, website, collateral, and distributor network for Bantex Digital Media. It’s all part of a commitment by Herculite to offer one of the industry’s most advanced lines of flexible composite textiles with unmatched color and image clarity and curl-free performance for inkjet printing of banners and signs.
Hop Industries, booth 3911, showcases its full line of Hop-Syn synthetic paper, a durable and environmentally friendly substrate popular for point of purchase displays, transit signs, identification cards, anti-theft packaging, and menus. Featured Hop-Syn grades include G2, XT, TO, DL, and BL. The company also releases a how-to booklet and product guide for its synthetic paper line. Hop-Syn experts are on hand to answer questions about the various uses of Hop-Syn synthetic paper for all printing processes.
HP, booths 1147 and 1161, invites attendees to get hands on with the latest applications, made possible by the company’s innovative technology including the new HP Latex R-Series Printers and the HP DesignJet Z9. Yesville comes to SGIA to encourage print service providers to open their minds and see the possibilities now available for any print job imagined.
ImageOne Impact, booth 970, exhibits tools and hanging hardware for signs and banners. Everything offered is specifically designed for the sign and graphics industry. If you want to learn how to do your job faster, safer, or easier, be sure to see all the tools and hanging hardware available.
KAPCO, booth 3552, introduces K-Mag SB, an innovative new product that can take the media of your choice and make it magnetic receptive. Laminate K-Mag SB to almost any media to help create a high-quality, cost-effective, magnetic-receptive substrate that fits your printer needs. This can help create new market space and capture smaller run opportunities. Perfect for easy updating and simple installation.
Klieverik, booth 617, presents the GTC 111-5400 fixation calender, designed for extra large format printing. Thanks to the incorporated easy feeding system it only takes two users to feed the calender. To learn more about this machine or other fixation and transfer calenders, please visit the Klieverik booth. The ten-foot transfer printing and fixation calender is on display as well as a Single Piece Transfer printing calender.
Leister Technologies, booth 553, features the HEMTEK ST banner welder. A stationary welder, it is one of the most efficient and affordable banner finishers. Capabilities include hem welds, pole pockets, and hems with rope. Quickly weld promotional banners or tarpaulins from corner to corner with ease.
LexJet, booth 1185, shares how print service providers can expand their offerings to not only serve the growing trends in décor, textile printing, and expanded outdoor products, but also boost their bottom line, discover new and exciting markets, and deliver the capabilities their customers and designers demand.
Mactac, booth 2539, invites attendees to visit for hands-on demonstrations and see their name in the lights with an application spotlight from customers. Also, join Mactac for a first look at the newest products making their debut at this year’s show, including StreetTRAX, for outdoor concrete floor graphics and M-Dot, the new standard in easy-to-apply short-term indoor promotional graphics.
Magnum Magnetics, booth 661, offers DigiMaxx—the innovative printable, flexible magnetic material from Magnum Magnetics designed for superwide signage and graphics applications 40 inches and wider. DigiMaxx is made in the U.S., meaning better material lead times, outstanding product quality, and unbeatable customer service. Have confidence in knowing the company has the materials and capacity to have your product delivered on time.
Marabu, booth 2561, draws on more than 150 years of experience developing high-quality digital printing inks, innovative liquid coatings, and valuable printing solutions. It provides customers with superior products, unbeatable support, and exceptional value. For 2018, Marabu showcases products designed to increase efficiencies and decrease costs. These include the latest line of UV LED digital inks for glass containers, the ClearShield line of liquid laminates, and the StarLam roll-to-roll laminator.
Mimaki USA, Inc., booth 2161, highlights a vast selection of digital printing solutions in each industry segment—sign graphics, textiles and apparel, industrial products, and 3D. This includes the newly expanded UCJV300 Series, available in four efficient sizes, as well as the U.S. premiere of the Tiger-1800B MkII industrial high-speed textile printer. Mimaki also showcases the JFX200-2513 UV LED flatbed printer, the CF22-1225 cutting plotter, and the TS30-1300 dye-sublimation inkjet printer.
Mohawk, booth 1797, brings a new and expanded portfolio of media for wide format printers and is proud to be the exclusive North American distributor of Xanita Board. The exhibit booth is constructed entirely of Xanita Board. Also on display, over 60 flexible wide format substrates for a variety of applications including fine art reproduction, metallic-faced adhesives, PaperTyger for wide format, canvas and textiles, films, DuPont Tyvek, and specialty products.
MultiCam, booth 1625, introduces its all-new suite of Celero digital flatbed cutters and routers. The Celero 7 Series utilizes linear motors, which allow cut speeds of up to 8,100 inches per minute. The modular design features cutting areas from a 5×10- up to a 10×13-foot table size. With the registration precision of .001 inches, the Celero brings display graphics the highest accuracy available for repeatable cutting and high-power routing.
Mutoh America Inc., booth 900, features its new PerformanceJet 2508UF 4×8-foot true flatbed UV LED printer along with many of its industry-leading ValueJets including its 1938TX direct to textile printer and the 1624X eco-solvent printer.
Newlife Magnetics, booth 2990, showcases the new Platinum magnet-receptive product line. This new premium line offers improvements in white point, thickness, and usability. Newlife also introduces its new HP-certified magnet sheets for Indigo presses and new 60-inch wide printable magnet sheeting.
OKI Data, booth 2249, highlights the color vibrancy and high performance of its ColorPainter printers. OKI delivers unique print solutions, industrial printheads, and efficient ink solutions for graphics and automotive restyling. Color-rich, glossy output with maximum durability at a low price-per-print. Stop by to see a preview of the car build that OKI, in cooperation with Petty’s Garage, is producing for SEMA Cares.
Onyx Graphics, Inc., booth 1032, demonstrates its latest version release, ONYX 18 that includes new technologies for color accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra. ONYX 18 software is the first solution compatible with iccMAX, the new ICC recommended standard for all wide format print applications. This release brings next-level power and reliability to the full ONYX portfolio with the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine.
ORAFOL Americas, booth 924, invites attendees to join them for in-booth brick wall and vehicle demonstrations. Learn more about ORATAPE MT80P Application Tape, an easier, more efficient way to pre-mask graphics; ORACAL 641, now offered in 21 of the most popular graphic film matte colors available; and ORAJET 3751RA and 5650RA for commercial wraps. Watch daily vehicle wrap demonstrations with Series 3751RA and reflective wrapping film ORAJET 5650RA.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, booth 1693, exhibits many new products including the backlit Embrace Collapsible Display, Modulate Magnetic Banners, Hopup Lite Collapsible Display, and Flat Wayfinding Signage Solutions. In addition to new products, Orbus’ booth features the company’s most popular product lines. Attendees can handle and discuss products with Orbus’ experienced sales staff as well as learn about all of the marketing services the company offers to help distributors sell display products.
Photo Tex, booth 3338, is the number one peel-and-stick, multi-U.S. patented, adhesive material made of 100 percent polyester fabric. The fabric can be installed on almost any surface and remain adhered in all-weather conditions. Its patented dependable adhesive can be removed and reused multiple times without any alteration or loss of StikAbility. The material is Class A or 1 fire rated, non-toxic, “green,” and phthalate free.
Piedmont Plastics, booth 1761, is a national distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film products with over 40 locations across North America. Print materials include rigid substrates, flexible media, and accessories from the Piedmont Sign Grade product line. Sign materials include polycarbonate, acrylic, ACM, aluminum coils, and LEDs. Piedmont market specialists are trained in the latest material specifications and technologies effecting sign and print markets.
Polymeric, booth 3197, manufactures a variety of inks and coatings for screen, digital, and flexographic printing. This year, it features some of its most innovative inks and coatings to date, including Smokescreen, Dry-Erase/Anti-Graffiti, and UV LED rollcoats. It is also excited to exhibit specialty screen inks including the versatile Shurfoot and Checkmate FL.
Ricoh, booth 3601, displays two pop-up shops, a traditional retail and outdoor sporting goods store, for a holistic view of how print impacts the commercial environment. The floors, walls, and apparel are all printed by Ricoh devices, highlighting the diverse applications print service providers can create to broaden revenue streams. The RICOH Pro T7210, RICOH Pro C7200, EFI Pro 16h, and EFI Pro 24f are in the booth as well as forthcoming technology.
Sensient Imaging Technologies, booth 3436, showcases its inkjet expertise; especially for regulated markets. Highlighted products include SensiJet SX, a pigmented, water-based inkjet ink developed for printing onto non- and semi-porous substrates; SensiJet FSE, edible inks for printing directly onto food and pharmaceutical products; and ElvaJet Opal SC, a new industrial sublimation ink with Sensient’s Signature Black.
Tekra, a division of EIS Inc., booth 347, features new ProTek Velvet Texture Polyester, hard coated for chemical resistance, and JetView Latex White PVC for an economical inkjet media solution. The company offers extreme solutions for extreme applications. Offering everything from hard coated and inkjet printable films and 3M adhesives, it satisfies a variety of needs. Stop by the booth for free samples.
UltraBoard, manufactured in the U.S. by United Industries, booth 3481, is a premium line of foamcore board products used in digital imaging, photographic, and graphic arts. The foamcore sheet products are available in an array of sizes and thicknesses, and consist of materials including PVC, premium papers, and aluminum. Learn about UltraBoard Lite; aggressively priced and cost effective.
Ultraflex Systems, Inc., booth 1737, is a global leader, supplier, and one-stop shop for high-performing, digitally printable textiles and substrates. In its booth it features popular textile solutions such as VorTex Backlit Event T202, VorTex Soft Stretch T222, and MultiTex S285. Soft signage customers use these and other materials from the company’s textile line to captivate individuals where they shop, play, learn, and work.
Summa America, booth 1861, demonstrates how to optimize production to the max with its Class 2 and SummaCut Series of vinyl roll plotters, as well as its sturdy F Series flatbed finishing systems—the F1612 and F1832. Summa offers high speed, impeccable precision, and unsurpassed cutting quality no matter if it is for textiles, packaging, sign making, or traffic.
Zünd, booth 701, exhibits the latest solutions for industrial-level finishing, including the high-speed Over Cutter Camera system that captures all registration marks in a single image, the powerful 3.6kW RML routing system with automatic tool/bit changer, and a brand-new, fully automated Board Handling System for high-volume production lines based on the Zünd G3 and dual-beam D3 cutting systems.
We hope to see you October 18 to 20, 2018 at the SGIA Expo! Be sure to visit us in booth 3937 and pick up copies of the September and October issues.
Oct2018, Digital Output