By Digital Output Staff
The PRINTING United Expo takes place this October 18 to 20, 2023 in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center. Over 600 exhibitors from all facets of the printing industry are scheduled to exhibit at the event. Here we include a sampling of those relevant to the wide format print space.
Above: Drytac, booth B13119, displays a range of its adhesive science solutions including print media, laminates, and mounting adhesives, with a focus on demonstrating how these products can support visitors with window, wall, and floor graphics work.
Aleyant, booth B17012, empowers print businesses with software and unmatched support to eliminate costly manual processes and foster profitable growth. Its automation print software reduces manual touches, errors, and production time for your print shop. With it, connect online design to business-to-consumer and business-to-business online web-to-print storefronts. Connect your print store to estimating, production management, and to customer service and prepress automation. Use Aleyant software products separately, together, or with 1,000s of third-party applications via direct API or Zapier.
DigiTech, booth C2247, demonstrates a dual printer inline solution connected directly to the cutter. This print-and-cut system runs live jobs during the show while printing and cutting over 100 4×8-foot boards per hour. The company also introduces the TruFire LTX2 and the Canon Solutions America Texas LTX2 with orange or varnish. Using just the right amount of automation to make printing shops more productive while reducing labor. Texture printing also available upon appointment.
DreamScape, booth B15121, invites attendees to explore the complete range of its wall and floor media products. Tangible samples of the complete collection are on hand. The company also unveils its latest innovation—Duralon, the newest addition to the DreamScape family. Duralon sets a new standard as a commercial-grade Type II printable wallcovering, and what makes it even more remarkable is its PVC-free composition. Be among the first to witness the future of wallcoverings with Duralon.
Drytac, booth B13119, displays a range of its adhesive science solutions including print media, laminates, and mounting adhesives, with a focus on demonstrating how these products support visitors with window, wall, and floor graphics work. Among the highlights are products from the new Drytac Zero collection of non-PVC options for use in graphics, signage, and display. Samples are available for visitors to touch and feel.
Epilog Laser, booth C2161, showcases its CO2 and fiber laser engraving, cutting, and marking systems. See a variety of laser machines in action, cutting and engraving several different substrates. See firsthand the speed, precision, and other features of the U.S.-made laser engraving and cutting equipment. Dozens of samples are on hand to illustrate what types of unique and colorful projects users can create.
GBC, booth B10011, displays SEAL wide format laminators, specifically the 65 Pro MD—a high-production, versatile laminator that can run both hot and cold applications. The 65 Pro MD has the unmatched capability of running speeds of more than 15 feet per minute without sacrificing quality. Also in the booth is the GBC Foton 30 automated desktop laminator, flatbed applicator, and products from ACCO Brands.
Global Garage, booth B13097, invites attendees to learn about the premier marketplace for used wide and grand format printing equipment from Agfa to Zünd and every manufacturer in between. Buyers benefit from both equipment inspection and financing options offered for their purchases. Sellers will find easy-to-use technology and the biggest pool of motivated buyers on the planet.
Global Imaging, booth B18033, presents its latest booth design fabricated entirely with its newest product line, T3 Systems from Tecna Display. Stop by to learn about this versatile, modular display system and connect with business development experts to learn about the newest products on the market from DigiTech, Durst, Kongsberg, Rexframe, Summa, and T3 Systems.
Graphic Finishing Partners (Gfp), booth C3166, features the 663-TH Production Top Heat Laminator with smart finishing technology. The laminator includes a digital microcontroller system, touch screen user interface, swing-out supply film shafts, inline rotary slitters, rear take-up for roll-to-roll operation, and a roll label printer to help manage supply inventory. Gfp also features the 363-TH Top Heat Laminator with integrated rear rewind, 255-C Cold Laminator, and FT48 Finishing Table with transfer and cutting table sides. In addition, the second generation of self-wound overlaminate from the Gfp Film Products portfolio will be processed through each machine.
GTI Graphic Technology, Inc., booth B12104, showcases its LED color viewing systems. Featured products include the CVX-3052/LED/FS and VPI-52/LED. The CVX-3052/LED features a 29×52-inch viewing area, D50 LED lamps, LiteGuard lamp monitoring, side walls, a print bar, and a height adjustable floor stand. CVXs are offered in four model sizes. The VPI-52/LED is designed for the visual inspection of large format prints. It features a 52×45-inch vertical viewing area, D50 LED lamps, LiteGuard lamp monitoring, and casters for easy positioning of the viewer.
HP, booth B13013, focuses on sustainability and the benefits derived from its water-based HP Latex inks. As part of this, it exhibits the HP Latex R2000 Plus, one of the most popular selling hybrid printers in the market, the HP Latex 2700 W Printer, the HP Latex 3600 Printer with excellent productivity, the HP Latex 800 W Printer, and several new products.
Innova Art, booth B16053, features its new Supernova dye-sublimation (dye-sub) receptive media. Opaque, translucent, and clear flexible films with unique dye-sub coatings achieve brilliant colorful images that are scratch and chemical proof. Great for use in areas that need regular cleaning. Whether you are looking to expand your offering with wall art made using your existing dye-sub equipment or want to replace aging C-Print equipment, the Supernova range has what you need. Fine Art and photo media from Innova Art is also on display.
InSoft Automation, booth 9098, demonstrates Imp and Imp+. Imp offers precision imposition. Explore how dynamically software computes optimal printing layouts, maximizing efficiency and minimizing wastage. Imp+ is a unique print estimation software powered by Imp. Generate order winning accurate quotes, job card, and print ready layouts along with optimal job routing data. A print estimating software that gives you a competitive edge and keeps profits rather than leaks profits.
INX International, booth B1944, offers an array of innovative products ranging from advanced digital solutions—including premium inkjet inks and digital printing systems—to sustainable packaging inks and color management expertise. Learn more about the benefits and value eco-friendly inks and functional coatings provide—INXhrc natural-based inks for flexographic, offset, and gravure applications; Genesis washable inks for labels; and Ecostage GB-XA high-performance Oxygen Barrier coatings for food preservation and mono-material packaging. Check out the RUCOINX 937LED and 945UV/MA inks for glass and plastic bottle screen printing needs.
Leister Technologies, booth C3307, showcases the HEMTEK ST banner welder and UNIPLAN 500 automatic welder. The HEMTEK ST stationary welder is an efficient and affordable banner finisher. The UNIPLAN 500 is not just capable of welding hems and pockets, but also overlaps. Switching between hem and overlap welding takes just a few seconds. The UNIPLAN 500 also has a brushless blower motor, making the tool nearly maintenance free. Additionally, users can save their welding settings on the machine to be recalled at any time.
Marabu, booth C2367, exhibits the PeriOne single-spindle, cylindrical printer based on the technology of the PeriQ360. This printer provides ease of entry into the direct-to-object market, while also providing fast and efficient performance for light production, prototyping, and personalized media. Stand out features include the ability to print directly to clear glass without the use of a barrier, automated wiping and capping of the inkjet heads, and faster print speeds than its nearest competitors.
Nekoosa, booth B8073, features hands-on samples of innovative print media. This includes the new PVC-free line, Nekoosa Promise—a broad portfolio of sustainable print media, featuring new and existing PVC-free alternatives for promotional signage and graphic displays. Additionally, Nekoosa features a brand-new offering—Nekoosa Glass Finishes, which includes a range of printable window films designed to transform the appearance of interior and exterior commercial buildings for privacy and finishing purposes.
Panel Processing, Inc., booth B11094, is a composite wood panel manufacturer who provides panels for digital printing and fixture needs. Panel showcases how it can punch, cut, paint, laminate, and machine a multitude of wood substrates to create digital print media, chalkboard, markerboard, slatwall, laminated panels, and pegboard that can be found in store fixtures, schools, and RTA furniture. It also showcases Pegboard Skinz pegboard paper punching service for quick, easy, and cost-effective display versatility.
Photo Tex, booth B9054, is a peel and stick, multi-U.S. patented, adhesive material made of 100 percent polyester fabric. Its dependable adhesive can be removed and reused multiple times without any alteration or damage to the surface. Offering several versions to meet all inkjet and surface needs, including an updated opaque block-out media with enhanced tack, updated coating on non-opaque making it water resistant for outdoor glass, and a high-tack version that is approved for floor graphics. Photo Tex comes in rolls sized 24 to 60 inches by 100 feet, is LEED certified, safe, non-toxic, and fire rated.
PrestoTex, booth C2330, features its premium product line of self-adhesive, printable, wallcovering media. The digitally printable fabric textile features a removable and repositionable self-adhesive backing that provides a temporary or permanent wallcovering solution. The media can transform a space and add visual interest by printing any design, artwork, branding, or image onto the substrate and then installing it on the wall. Both 10- and 17-mil options are displayed along with a full booth wrap featuring the media printed with custom artwork. Sample sheets featuring the wall media in all color variations, including white, deep gold, gold iridescent, and silver, are displayed and available for attendees to mix and match to build their own swatch book.
Safety Speed Manufacturing, booth B1449, introduces a new Triton Work Station available in various sizes. Additionally, the DFC-H5 Panel Saw and Substrate Cutter Combination machine is on display.
Serge Ferrari Group, booth B18025, showcases its range of products for the visual communications market. Serge Ferrari Group’s Seemee and Decolit lines offer unrivaled print rendering for indoor and outdoor advertising such as retail/point of purchase displays, wallcovering, and exhibit displays. Seemee Loop Mesh and Seemee Loop Frontlit printable fabrics are made from 100 percent recycled materials from post-consumer waste. They provide sustainable printable solutions for a variety of indoor and outdoor print media applications such as banners and billboards. Both products are made of 100 percent recycled polyester yarn and coating composed of 100 percent recycled polymers from post-consumer waste. They are GREENGUARD Gold certified, PVC-free, and phthalate-free.
Splash of Color, booth C3039, shows converting equipment from NEPATA GmbH, XY trimmers/cutters from KALA Finishing Systems, and direct to film cutters from Supply55, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of workflow products for the signage industry.
Trotec Laser, booth C1932, invites attendees to learn how its world class laser engraving and cutting machines can help take their business to the next level. See live laser demonstrations on the SP2000 large format laser cutter and high-performance Speedy Series laser engravers and cutters. Discover the benefits of a Trotec laser system, get free samples of signage and engraving materials, and take advantage of special trade show pricing and promotions.
Xanita, booth C2113, showcases Xanita Board, its flagship product. This versatile, lightweight, and durable fiberboard is a game-changer for the printing industry. Explore the various applications of Xanita Board, from captivating retail displays to functional exhibition stands. Be inspired by the possibilities and see how Xanita board can transform print projects. It also plans to unveil its newest product offering, Xanita Aspect, designed for signage and other 2D applications, catering to the growing sustainability needs of the printing industry.
…More to Come
Our October issue will include more vendors’ plans for the PRINTING United Expo—be sure to check back!
Sep2023, Digital Output