Show: ISA Showstoppers

images Graphics One—Booth #764
Graphics One is launching SEPIAX Ink at the 2010 ISA show. SEPIAX prints on virtually any substrate whether coated or uncoated—truly the first “direct-to-anything” ink. The ink is water based and environmentally friendly, yet can be used for both indoor and outdoor imaging. Lasting up to three years outdoors without any lamination, SEPIAX ink offers a color gamut nearly identical to OEM eco-solvent inks with pigments which provide excellent lightfastness.
images GBC—Booth #926
GBC will showcase the 4064 wide-format thermal laminator at ISA. Its bi-directional productivity allows hot and cold jobs to run consecutively without waiting for cool down. Multiple unwinds and rewinds allow numerous applications set-ups and greater flexibility. This laminator features GBC Advanced Electrical Safety System which is designed to protect the operator when running jobs from either side of the machine.
images Epson—Booth #940
Epson will be showcasing the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 64-inch solvent printer and new Epson Stylus Pro 7700 (24-inch) and 9700 (44-inch) printers designed for use in the engineering scientific and display signage markets, including CAD, GIS mapping and corporate graphics. The Epson Stylus Pro 7700-series combines the precision of the MicroPiezo TFP print head with the performance of Epson UltraChrome Vivid Magenta ink, including dual-black ink technology.
images Agfa Graphics—Booth #972
Sign Expo 2010 is the first time Agfa Graphics will be showcasing its newly expanded portfolio of inkjet solutions. Sign Expo attendees will see:
:Anapurna M, a heavy-duty industrial UV inkjet printer designed to produce top quality output (up to 720 x 1440 dpi) on a wide range of media.
:Anapurna Mw, which adds single pass pre-white and multi-pass post-white
Jeti Aquajet, which prints up to 10.5 feet wide with production speeds of more than 400 sqft/hr.
images Océ North America—Booth #1022
Making its US debut is the new Océ Arizona 550 GT printer. This new printer is capable of point of POP-quality prints at 433 sqft/hr—or 13 4x8-foot boards an hour. It uses UV curable inks and Océ VariaDot imaging technology to deliver near-photographic image quality for nearly any application. It also offers a Roll Media Option for printing onto flexible media; and a White Ink Option for printing onto colored or clear, rigid or flexible media.
images Laminators Incorporated—Booth #1226
Laminators Incorporated has introduced its new Omega TerraMax, a rigid paper composite board with a lightweight honeycomb core that is environmentally friendly and 100 percent recyclable. TerraMax is a high-quality, cost-effective solution for interior digital print applications. The honeycomb-designed core is constructed from 100 percent recycled paper, while the faces are made from 100 percent virgin fiber from FSC-certified renewable forests, making TerraMax a responsible alternative to foam boards and other “non-green” products.
images Mutoh America—Booth #1246
At ISA, Mutoh America will have live vehicle wrap demonstrations presented daily by graphic installer, Justin Pate. Graphics will be printed on the ValueJet 1614, “The Wrappers Choice” for 1.) Size—64-inches; 2.) Speed–-up to 183 sqft/hr; 3.) Quality–-Intelligent Interweave Printing Technique (i2). Additionally, ISA will mark the debut of the ValueJet 1628TD 64-inch and ValueJet 2628TD 100-inch soft signage printers, using the latest dye sublimation technology.
images Wasatch Computer Technology—Booth #1262
The Wasatch Tracer allows users to create contour cut paths or generate white ink plates directly within SoftRIP. This tool gives users complete control over contour path creation. With the ability to change the background color, set a tolerance level, specify minimum object size, apply a choke or spread, exclude interior paths from being traced, create a wrapper around the image, and auto-generate white from traced areas, users can customize a contour path to work for nearly any cutting or white ink situation.
images Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc.—Booth #1337
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. will have the latest grand-format product, Malibu Canvas GF, on display at ISA. Malibu Canvas GF is a soft, bright white canvas with an acrylic gesso coating making it ideal for solvent inkjet and UV cure print technologies. The standard width is 120 inches but it may also be custom slit. In addition Aurora will be showing its new bright white VC Poly Oxford. The new brighter white coating makes VC Poly Oxford ideal for indoor/outdoor banners, soft signage, POP, and many other digital graphic applications.
images Seiko Instruments USA—Booth #1372
The new ColorPainter V-64s low-solvent 64-inch printer featuring LX ink will be demonstrated at the ISA Expo by Seiko Instruments USA. A recent study showed the LX ink and ColorPainter V-64s printer use much less ink than Epson-based wide-format printers to create the same color and quality. Similar results could be expected with Seiko’s H series printers.
images Miller Weldmaster—Booth #1564
The Impulse Extreme is the only seaming system on the market welding digital textiles. The Impulse Extreme will create all the seams needed to finish your printed work. From vinyl to digital textile fabric, the Impulse Extreme is the only complete finishing system for every sign shop.
images Roland DGA—Booth #1634
At 64 inches wide, the Roland VS-640 is designed to produce signs, banners, vehicle graphics and wraps, fine art posters, packaging prototypes, labels, decals, POP displays, heat transfers for apparel and more. Metallic and white inks allow users to add impact to any graphic. Live presentations are scheduled throughout the show and hands-on demonstrations will teach a range of new applications.
images InteliCoat Technologies—Booth #1641
InteliCoat Technologies will be showcasing its latest offerings for grand format production printing at ISA. Several specialty media products from InteliCoat’s Magic inkjet media are now available in new sizes & put-ups that are better suited for high production, grand format printers including the HP Scitex and Vutek machines. Products available in 54- and 60-inch widths include SCF-7 and SBL-7 polyester films; GFPHOTO and PosterMAX papers; STICK 2 and PPM-7 Polypropylene Banners; and POS PRO + UV- Block-Out retractable banner material for UV Cure printing.
images Drytac—Booth #1644
Drytac is unveiling the DES-6, a compact, flexible edging system that can apply a C profile edging to both straight-edged display boards and diecut or digitally cut shaped boards. Programmable logic controller (PLC) technology and a digital display allow precise glue application, edging feed and cutting to make applying edging to eco-boards like Xanita and Reboard simple and cost efficient. Great for edging digitally cut, eco-board structures like furniture, shelving and display structures for retail displays and tradeshows.
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Splash of Color—Booth #1754
The HeatWave DFP-64 direct-to-fabric printer is a complete solution that enables users to print directly onto polyester fabrics with. The new Italian-made Tricksy 4Gen 4th generation direct-to-garment printer featuring CMYK or CMYK + white ink capability will make its debut at ISA. Also being shown for the first time is the 4Treat system for garment pre-treatment prior to printing with white ink.

 

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Fisher Textiles—Booth #1762
Fisher Textiles is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of fabrics for digital printing. The company will feature printing demonstrations of its Solvent fabric line throughout the duration of the show. Samples of Fisher Textiles’ various lines for dye sublimation, UV, direct disperse, solvent, and aqueous printing will be readily available. New products include 480L Soft Poly Pad, GF 1480 Poplin and GF 9049 (FR) EZ Stretch, all for Dye Sublimation and UV printing. Fisher’s fabrics will also be featured in printing and cutting demonstrations in the following booths: Mimaki USA, Inc. and i-cut, Inc.

 

images Oracal USA—Booth #1850
Oracal will introduce ORACAL Series 975 Carbon Fiber Cast at ISA. This three dimensional film has a textured surface specially developed for interior design, automotive trim and interior/exterior accent restyling. Series 975 has exceptional dimensional stability and conformability over uneven, arched, curved and flat surfaces. Series 975 features a transparent, solvent-based, repositionable adhesive backed PE-coated silicone liner.
images Advantage Sign Supply—Booth #1922
Designed to exceed all print quality expectations for solvent printing, the all-new Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 is also the fastest 64-inch wide roll-to-roll printer in its class. Its solvent-based ink technology has less harmful impact on the environment, while being fully compatible with virtually any solvent-based media. Developed exclusively by Epson, UltraChrome GS Ink technology eliminates the need for external dryers and air purification systems.
images FORSSTROM High Frequency AB—Booth #1962
FORSSTROM High Frequency will exhibit and demonstrate a traveling radio frequency (RF) welder: our model TDW Mega 800 Steel Edition with 16.4 ft table, and a stationary TX 400. FORSSTROM has developed a new welding method making it possible to seam materials previously not RF-weldable. Tests have been carried out on Verseidag materials and on environmentally friendly alternatives to PVC, commonly used in the graphic industry for billboards and banners.
images EskoArtwork—Booth #2033
The i-cut Kongsberg i-XP finishing system is designed to operate continuously in a 24/7-production environment. i-cut release 7.0 expands functionality and workflow integration. True production machines, i-XP tables are designed for POP and in-store displays as well as high volume signage providing a fast, flexible and highly reliable solution for short run production. With working area of up to 87x126 inches and a maximum speed of 66 inches per second the i-XP can convert a wide range of materials.
images 3M Graphics—Booth #2062
The 3M LED High-Efficiency Lighting Panel (HELP) is for direct insertion into a sign cabinet and the 3M Flexible Light Mat is for all signage needs, including the most hard-to-light shapes and sizes.
The new 6-mil 3M Wall Decorating Film IJ86E is designed for interior wall graphics using UV piezo inkjet printing and UV screen printing. This new film has a special adhesive technology that provides excellent adhesion but still allows sliding and repositioning of the graphic. It is an environmentally preferred solution, made with less solvent and designed for use with UV inks.
3M Scotchcal Perforated Window Graphic Film IJ65 is a 6-mil calendared film with a pressure-sensitive, removable adhesive and a 50 percent perforation pattern. The film is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent and UV inks.
images i-cut, Inc.—Booth #2073
With Vision Pro 7.0, print material specifications are taken—including cutting keys providing tool settings and blade/bit recommendations—and are processed with preset cutting parameters. A new registration algorithm can read all registration marks before cutting and delivers improved quality with placement registration. A new tool offset algorithm handles close curves as one unit, while improvements provide smoother cuts.
images MultiCam—Booth #2080
The new Digital Express high speed digital registration, routing and knife cutting system is available in a range of table sizes from 60x60 inches to 80x120 inches with a high flow vacuum table standard. Router options are available from 2.7 HP to 5.5 HP with spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM. Up to three knife cutting heads can be configured with quick change cartridge options. It also features an all steel, stress relieved, precision machined base frame with 25mm linear bearings in the X and Y axes.
images Arlon Inc. —Both #2134
Arlon will be featuring its DPF 6000XRP Vinyl Film at ISA. It is a 2-mil gloss white cast film with bubble release, tinted, repositionable, permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive. This premium quality cast face stock with a lay-flat liner is designed for large format graphics. The adhesive provides excellent opacity and easy installation, superior conformability around rivets, curves, and contours.
images Pitman—Booth #2172
Visit Pitman at ISA and see the latest print technology in action. Increase your business opportunities with the HP Designjet L25500. This printer delivers unrivaled versatility with a wide range of outdoor and indoor applications. Evolve your business with the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000, the new eight-color solvent based printing system that makes smart financial sense and also has less impact on the environment compared to other solvent printers in the market.
images Mimaki USA—Booth #2182
Mimaki is introducing three new printers at ISA. The compact UJF-3042 UV LED flatbed is ideal for promotional products and industrial applications on multiple substrates. The new generation Tx400-1800D is an on-demand digital sublimation textile printer that is loaded with features and designed to substantially lower ink costs. Also new is the JFX-1615, a shorter version of the JFX-1631 UV LED flatbed printer.
images Continental Grafix—Booth #2196
Continental Grafix, manufacturer of “One-way” vision media, is pleases to introduce its INNOVA40uv self-adhesive (60/40) window perf with a full one year warranty. Continental’s universal print liner works with solvent, eco-solvent, UV-curable, silk-screen, and latex inks.
images Gerber Scientific Products—Booth #2214
Gerber Scientific Products will highlight its Solara ionZ wide-format UV flatbed printer and M Turbo Cutting System at ISA. The Solara ionZ utilizes Gerber’s GerberCAT cationic UV ink technology for ink flexibility and adhesion. Gerber will also highlight an addition to its M Series family of digital die cutters, the M Turbo Cutting System. The M Turbo Cutting System employs a 1kw router that cuts, creases and routs aluminum up to 0.080 inches and acrylic and wood up to 0.75 inches.
images GCC—Booth #2242
The LaserPro SmartCut X380 is equipped with a sealed CO2 laser, offering a reliable source of 100W power for mass production requirements. This laser cutting machine features a working area of 38x24 inches. The modular laser compartment design making SmartCut X380 easy to upgrade if needed. The high speed closed-loop DC servo motor ensures accurate cutting outputs and GCC LaserPro’s programmable origin modes allows the operator to setup a job by relocating from the origin position to any desired location.
images CLEAR FOCUS Imaging, Inc.—Booth #2321
CLEAR FOCUS will showcase EconoVue, a value-priced perforated window graphics film, and SunSecure, a security/sun control window film. EconoVue features an approximate 60/40 perforation pattern (40 percent open). The 6-mil window film has clear removable pressure-sensitive adhesive and is offered with an unperforated solid paper liner or a clear PET liner.
images Ultraflex Systems, Inc.—Booth #2326
Ultraflex Systems, Inc. will display all types of printed signage such as Strip Mesh Plus and UltraMesh Plus. The booth will also feature DSS, a double side smooth blockout banner material that is ideal for banner stands because of its extremely low curl formula. Ultraflex will feature its Textile line including earth-friendly textiles and universal textiles as well as Descor, a specialty stretch wall and ceiling fabric for installation into a frame system.
images Cyrious Software—Booth #2334
Cyrious Software’s Control OOB has specialized tools for companies pricing and producing large and grand-format graphics and several other products. The latest addition to Control OOB is a pricing and work order tool for textile products that include any combination of: screen printing, embroidery, dye sublimation, direct to garment printing, heat transfer, and garment decoration.
images Avery Dennison—Booth #2358
Avery Dennison will showcase Avery MPI 1005 Supercast Series, a line of next generation conformable cast vinyl films at ISA. Supercast films feature enhanced conformability and stay down over complex curves and rivets with no tenting or lifting—a new option that is ideal for vehicle wraps, fleet graphics and architectural applications. MPI 1005 Supercast is available with Easy Apply RS, Easy Apply, and Gloss Opaque LTR technologies to provide faster and easier application and long-term removability.
images Vycom Corp.—Booth #2433
Vycom’s Celtec Expanded PVC is a foamed PVC sheet with a matte finish, available in a wide range of sizes, thicknesses (from 1- 30 mm) and colors. It can be screen or digitally printed using UV-curable inks and resists UV degradation. Celtec Ulta White is a PVC substrate featuring a high-gloss finish and available in 2, 3, 4 and 6 mm thicknesses and in 48x96 inch sheets. Both Celtec Expanded PVC and Ultra White are free of heavy metals, allowing optimal performance while being better for the environment.
images Palram Americas—#2460
Palram is a producer of PVC, Foamed PVC, Polycarbonate, and Acrylic Sheet. Featured products at the SignExpo will include: PALIGHT Premium, a versatile, flexible, light weight, and durable foamed PVC substrate ideal for use for digital or screen printing; PALIGHT GPS, a general purpose foamed PVC substrate for construction, display, and lamination applications; PALSUN flat polycarbonate sheets, which offers the transparency of glass at less than half the weight. PALSUN offers much higher impact resistance than glass or acrylic, making it an excellent choice for high traffic-area signage; and PALGLAS flat extruded acrylic sheet.
images conVerd—Booth #2476
conVerd’s EnviroScape Mural Plus is a new FSC Certified wallscaping alternative to traditional pressure-sensitive vinyl materials. The product meets the California 01350 standards for indoor air quality—a prerequisite for LEED credit certification—and carries a class A fire rating upon ASTM E-84. Easy to use water based and activated adhesive system, providing foolproof installation on to any rigid or flat surface with ease of removal as an added bonus.
images CET Color—Booth #2384
CET Color will showcase its line-up of newly developed UV printers at this year’s ISA Show including the X-Press RK512 roll-to-roll UV printer, the X-Press HK512 Hybrid UV printer, the X-Press FK512 Flatbed UV printer, and the X-Press CNC Router along with the “100K Print and Cut System” that makes it possible for small to medium sign businesses and digital service bureaus to join the big league of large-format printers.
images EFI—Booth #2420
The new VUTEk QS3250r from EFI combines the High-Definition Print capability of UV inkjet with the high production speeds of a 3.2 meter roll-to-roll printer. With enhanced media handling, workflow efficiencies and an automated double-sided printing option, the QS3250r will expand the range of substrates and applications you can offer and help keep future business and profitability coming into your shop.
images HP—Booth #2488
The HP booth will feature the new Dual Roll Kit for the HP Designjet L65500 Printer and the recently launched HP Designjet L25500 Printer with HP Latex Printing Technologies. The Dual Roll Kit for the HP Designjet L65500 Printer allows print service providers to take productivity to another level with the ability to turn around single jobs more quickly or print two jobs at the same time. The kit accommodates rolls of different widths and lengths and its stable, reliable design helps equalize tension, enabling unattended operation similar to single-roll printing.
images FUJIFILM—Booth# 2560
Fujifilm will unveil the new Acuity Advance HS wide-format UV flatbed printer at ISA. The HS offers photographic quality printing at production speeds of 430 sqft/hr, giving printers unmatched performance for the price. The HS also boasts a new express mode that allows it to print over 700 sqft/hr. The white ink module allows white to be used as part of the image content or as an underprint or overprint layer.
images ONYX Graphics—Booth #2614
ONYX Graphics’ Version X10 RIP software includes an improved profiling process and an industry-first automated print-and-cut workflow. It also includes native PDF, PS, and raster image processing for reliable and optimized file handling. Version X10 software’s Smart 16-bit processing technology delivers enhanced image quality without slowing RIP time. Also included is ONYX PrintMetryx JobView service, an advanced job log that enables tracking of job costs and resource usage. A thumbnail feature enables users to quickly find information on any job printed in the shop.
images Bordeaux Digital Printink Ltd.—Booth #2634
Bordeaux manufactures high quality inkjet inks which are used in Roland, Mimaki, Mutoh, Seiko, and HP printers. Mix & Match, was developed by our R&D team to simplify the process of ink changeover from OEM inks to Bordeaux inks. The customer has the option of changing inks at the cartridge level, thus minimizing waste and saving money. Flushing is not necessary when switching from OEM inks. Our scientists have developed these inks with an extra wide color gamut, outstanding fade resistance, in addition to full compatibility with the printhead and ink delivery system.
images Caldera Graphics—Booth #2672
Caldera Graphics has launched its new V8 software version optimized for X-Rite iPrism and the Adobe PDF Print Engine. The Adobe PDF Print Engine option enables integrated, end-to-end PDF workflows for printing graphically rich content, including variable content for personalized publishing. i1Prism, the new X-Rite Color Management engine, contains a new ICC Profile generator that enhances Color separation and Color matching in the Caldera print workflow.
images Nazdar Sourceone—Booth# 2734
Nazdar Sourceone application specialists will be available to review options and address your questions on a range of products for wide-format digital imaging including: EFI, Teckwin, Roland DGA, MacTac, UltraFlex, ImageStar Digital Media and other leading industry suppliers. Meet with Color Experts to learn about color management software, G7 print techniques, on site assessments and other methods to increase your print efficiency and profitability.
images Teckwin International—Booth #2746
The TeckPro UV3200 has a printing width of 130 inches, resolution up to 800 dpi and production speeds up to 990 sqft/hr. It offers true double-sided printing, a media handling system that supports rolls up to 750 pounds, and simultaneous printing on multiple rolls. The TeckStorm XLR features a table size of 5x10 feet and supports roll media up to 53 inches wide. The resolution is up to 1440 dpi and production speeds up to 370 sqft/hr.
images INX Digital—Booth #2772
BIOe, a new formulation within the BioINX line of products, are optimized for use with Epson print head technologies. BioINX uses a corn based raw material, Ethyl Lactate. INX Digital will also debut a silver inkjet ink at ISA. Offering low viscosity and extremely stable, this highly reflective silver ink contains small particle distribution and will be targeted to POP displays for box and label packaging in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets.
images Clearstar LP—Booth #2824
Clearstar LP will demonstrate its redesigned StarLam 1600 R. Building on the success of the original StarLam, the new design includes a recirculating pump, rinsing tray for easy cleanup, and a more efficient heater. Coupled with Clearstar Liquid Laminates, these new features provide digital printing professionals an easy, cost efficient process to laminate prints.
images Estimator Corp—Booth #2925
Estimator Corp.’s low-cost solution delivers 19 reports including Job-Ticket, Invoice, sales analysis, productivity and production load schedules plus many more. Custom Services provides a complete Buy-Out option for Printers and Brokers. Programs include installation with your pricing in two weeks. Contact Estimator for a short Webinar and install the 60-day unrestricted program in your plant.
images Zünd America, Inc.—Booth # 2957
The Zünd G3 has now become even more productive with new Zünd Cut Center software and complete design-to-cut workflow. More than just a registration system, Zünd Cut Center dynamically guides the operator through the cutting process by continually offering best choices based on material, available tooling, and quality requirements. The software minimizes set-up times, helps avoid mistakes, and ensures maximum productivity levels at all times. Zünd systems are built for 24/7 production, lasting quality, and processing materials up 125 inches wide and two inches thick.

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