SGIA Expo 2009 Showstoppers

Colorwen International Corp.

FLEXcon - Booth #201

FLEXcon’s BUSart OV5055 is the latest addition to FLEXcon’s line of overlaminating films. This 2.0-mil clear, cast vinyl with optically clear adhesive is backed with a polyester release liner, which aids in adhesive wetout for clarity in perforated window applications.

SEETHRU-SIGN STSWBF7030 is a 7.2-mil 70/30 perforated white/black vinyl coated with a removable adhesive and backed with a perforated 90-pound liner capped with a clear sheet liner. It is available in Quick-Ship in 53-inch master rolls. Quantities of less than three rolls or 150-foot roll set-ups are available through LexJet.

SEETHRU-SIGN Clear Flex 2 (STSCF2) is a UV inkjet printable film for interior-mounted retail window graphics. It is a 6.0-mil 70/30 perforated clear vinyl film coated with a removable adhesive and backed with a perforated 90-pound lay flat release liner capped with a clear sheet liner. This liner system allows the product to be UV inkjet printable. It is also printable via UV and solvent screen.

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Mimaki USA Inc. - Booth #231

The Mimaki UJV-160 is a hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed, large-format, cool UV-curable inkjet printer that utilizes ultra-low heat emitting UV LED curing technology to accommodate heat-sensitive media, cut power consumption, and eliminate ozone generation. The UJV-160’s flatbed attachment converts the printer to a flatbed for printing on rigid substrates.

Mimaki is also introducing the JFX-1631 which incorporates eight print heads to achieve print speeds twice that of previous flatbeds. Two types of eco-friendly UV inks are available—flexible and hard—as well as high-concentration white ink.

Also new is the Mimaki JV33-260 grand-format printer. It prints up to 103-inches wide and is equipped with Mimaki’s Auto Media Feeder and Uninterrupted Ink Supply System. The print assist function allows double-sided, edgeless printing on various media, including transparent media.

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i-cut, inc. - Booth #427

i-cut’s 7.0 vision software takes print material specifications from the work stream, including cutting keys that supply operators with tool settings and blade/bit recommendations. This makes finishing setup easier and simplifies the tasks necessary for the start-up of each job. i-cut 7.0 sports a new, streamlined multi-document user interface and is fully Microsoft VISTA compatible.

By eliminating a pen lift with multi-pass routing, it provides improved speed. A new registration algorithm—including the ability to read all registration marks before cutting—delivers improved quality with placement registration. A new tool offset algorithm handles close curves as one unit, while improvements have also led to smoother cuts.

Users can now export i-cut data to PDF to print jobs or return them to an editing application, such as Adobe Illustrator. A help system is available from all dialogs, and is provided with multimedia teaching videos, schematics, and animations.

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HP - Booth #601

HP’s booth will feature the debut of the HP Designjet L25500 Printer with HP Latex Printing Technologies designed for small and medium digital print and sign shops, as well as copy shops and photo labs. For higher-volume PSPs, the HP booth will also include the HP Designjet L65500 Printer, which produces durable outdoor and indoor applications up to 104 inches (2.64 meters) that withstand the elements while also providing high-resolution image quality—up to 1,200 dpi.

The HP Scitex FB7500 printer will also be showcased. This UV flatbed printer is designed for high-quality applications and features speeds of up to 500 sqm/hr (5,380 sqft/hr), a low cost per sheet, media versatility and an efficient, automated workflow.

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Tex Visions - Booth #647

Tex Visions specializes in custom printing and display hardware. The company also has a wide variety of substrates and textiles available for digital and screen printing along with a huge selection of display hardware.

This year, Tex Visions released the wind speed testing results for its Bowflag. The Bowflag 200 successfully withstood testing in the wind speed tunnel reaching over 63 mph.

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Advanced Greig Laminators (AGL) - Booth #719

Advanced Greig Laminators has added a low-cost economy pressure-sensitive vinyl overlaminate to its Cover-Rite line of finishing materials. Available in a gloss, luster, and a textured matte finish, these films are comprised of a 4 mil vinyl film with 2 mils of pressure-sensitive adhesive and a 58# release liner.

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Caldera - Booth #743

Caldera is launching its new product, SnapRIP+, a complete printing solution for digital imaging professionals looking for a productive raster printing solution for their Epson, Canon, and HP printers. It includes Layout with Compose; a feature which lets users layout multiple file elements to create a single project page or JOB. Merge, nest, rotate and combine different file formats, with manual or numeric positioning. It also includes Step & Repeat and Nest-o-Matik features for optimizing media usage.

SnapRIP+ is upgradable to VisualRIP+, with a Postscript/PDF engine for producing posters, advertisements, and POS.

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Seiko I Infotech - Booth #843

Seiko I Infotech is introducing the new ColorPainter family of H-Series and V-64s low-solvent wide-format printers.

The ColorPainter H-104s feature eight high-frequency piezo inkjet heads which offer true 720x720-dpi resolution and a print speed of more than 1,075 sqft/hr. It can be configured in two different formats—eight colors with one color per head (CMYK, Lc, Lm, Grey and Light Grey ink colors), or four colors with two colors per head (CMYK).

The ColorPainter V-64s produces true 720 x 720 dpi printing resolution with CMYK and Lc, Lm colors. The newly developed print head, available only on the V-64s, allows the printer to achieve a printing speed of 172 sqft/hr.

The EG-Outdoor EX mild solvent ink set has a very low odor which offers a better working and display environment while providing expanded media versatility, exceptional color, faster dry times, higher glossiness and excellent outdoor light fastness.

The V-64s features Smart Pass Technology which enhances the EG-Outdoor EX ink by eliminating or reducing pass-to-pass banding. A free blower unit comes with the printer. It supports media drying and take-up at maximum productivity.

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Foster Keencut - Booth #901

Foster Keencut SteelTrak & V-Groove Cutting Tool cuts even the thickest materials—up to 6 mm Dibond. All four cutting tools are permanently attached to the cutting head. The SteelTrak includes a utility blade for 0.5-inch thick foam centered materials, scoring blade for acrylic, glass scoring wheel, twin wheel cutting head for Sintra Dibond, acrylic, and Alumalite. The V-Groove Cutting Tool attachment lets users create 3D pop ups.

The Foster Keencut Evolution, available in five sizes, is intended to fit any bench while sharing the same 0.008-inch straightness of the Javelin Xtra cutter bar. The integral lift & hold mechanism is operable from either end while ensuring consistent straightness even under flex. The swing-over and under-bench stowaway facility provides maximum working convenience and space efficiency. A built-in textile cutting track and textile cutting attachment are also included.

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Avery Graphics - Booth #917

At SGIA, Avery Dennison is introducing Avery DOL 1370 Luster overlaminate, the newest addition to the ultimate cast product family. DOL 1370 is a 1.3 mil, highly conformable cast overlaminate with luster finish that is UV ink compatible. DOL 1370 provides protection against mechanical damage and UV-light exposure and is ideal for a wide variety of applications including vehicle wraps as well as indoor and outdoor architectural graphics. DOL 1370 is available in 48- and 54-inch by 25 yard rolls; and, 48-, 54-, and 60-inch by 50 yard rolls.

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Cutting Specialists - Booth #935

Cutting Specialists provides contract cutting services to manufacturers using a broad variety of sheet and rolled goods. Laser and knife cutting systems are used to convert materials for quantities ranging from prototype and short run jobs to high volume full production. Cutting Specialists can provide custom CNC cutting machines or cutting services that includes CNC Cutting, drilling, punching, knife cutting, and CNC routing. They can also mark (inkjet) part numbers on cut parts. Cutting beds can accommodate materials up 8x30 feet, sheets up to two-inches thick.

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Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. - Booth #1027

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. entered the grand-format canvas arena with the latest addition to its Northern Lights Printable Textiles collection: Malibu Canvas GF. A soft, flexible, bright white canvas with an acrylic top coat, Malibu Canvas GF is designed for use with solvent or UV-curing inkjet print technologies and is available in widths up to 120-inches.

Act II/Act II FR is part of the Weaves Of Green collection of polyester fabrics made from 100 percent recycled plastic drink bottles. A tightly woven plain weave pattern durable enough for outdoor use. FR version treated to meet the NFPA 701 flammability standard. It is 17.5 mils thick and 7.5 ounces/sqyd.

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KIP - Booth #1031

In addition to a range of monochrome printers, the KIP 80 will be on display at the SGIA show for users who print designs, illustrations, schematics, elevations, and posters. The KIP 80 delivers high-speed printing, precise imaging, and bold, expressive color output.

The LED system provides full color and monochrome prints at 600x600-dpi output. The toner system is UV and waterproof for maximum durability. The system features a constant production speed regardless of monochrome or color printing. Four online media decks provide users with on-the-fly roll changing and there are integrated stacking and folding solutions are also available.

The KIP 80 is a comprehensive solution for wide format printing tasks spanning everything from technical & construction documents to posters, signs, and photo enlargements—without sacrificing quality or performance.

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Signs by Dale, Inc. - Booth #1059

The Big Squeegee line of application tools are one of the best kept secrets in the sign industry. In the last four years since its introduction, the tools have been sold throughout the world.

The Big Squeegee has gained popularity with the wrap scene and for the application of prints up to 54-inches wide. It is a companion tool with roll laminators and will work as a substitute for roll laminators in small shops. It has been used to apply vinyl to surfaces that roll laminators cannot be used for such as store windows and box trucks.

The newest addition, the Cradle Tool, is also selling very well. The company is also in the process of developing a handle for larger sizes. The handle will allow the user to apply floor graphics while standing up.

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Cooley - Booth #1106

Weathertyte Lite is an 11 ounce 74-inch-wide product with the look and feel of an architectural fabric, but offers all the protection of an advanced polymer. Weathertyte Lite is digitally printable, making design options endless. Its lighter weight makes it easier to handle during fabrication. It is waterproof and flame resistant.

Weathertyte Lite can be heat-sealed and sewn, comes with a five-year warranty, and is available in six colors: white, blue, dark red, burgundy, forest green and black. Weathertyte Lite is NFPA 701 and CA Fire Marshall approved and UV and fungus resistant.

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Tulip Inks - Booth #1159

Tulip Inks will unveil the Tulip CIDS Z6100 and WP61 ink set, which builds on the success of its predecessor the CIDS 5500. The CIDS Z6100 (short for Continuous Ink Delivery System) allows customers to use one Liter bulk ink refills from the specially formulated Tulip WP61 ink set for Z6100. The Tulip ink set uses the same encapsulated pigments as the original HP Z6100 inks and has been developed to provide exceptional color matching with the original HP. The savings over using HP cartridges typically exceed 50 percent, but without compromise on performance or quality.

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American Ink Jet Corporation - Booth #1201

American Ink Jet Corporation (AIJC) released an ink for the HP Designjet Z6100 printer (No. 91 cartridge). The new ink meets all the high quality standards AIJC sets for all of its inks. AIJC’s new eight-color, 100 percent pigment-based ink set meets OEM standards for color, density, printhead life, image permanence and overall quality of output.

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Ultraflex - Booth #1235

Ultraflex Systems Inc. added several new products to its media lines. In the Front-lit line, SuperPrint Plus FL (formerly JetFlex Plus FL) is a 13 ounce front-lit media, available in matte and gloss finishes and compatible with UV, solvent and screen printers. StripMesh Plus was added to the company’s MESH line. Strip Mesh Plus is available up to 3.2M wide with a PVC backing (for better vacuum adhesion when printing), replacing the previous porous paper-like backer that existed on StripMesh.

Ultraflex developed its specialty line to include Descor; a high-quality, printable textile used in decorative applications which can be mounted in a frame or hung in traditional fashion. This product meets the most stringent industry standards for structural materials including the IMO, M1, B1, NFPA701, CSFM and various other certifications. Ultraflex also offers a wide variety of high-demand PONGS quality textiles such as UltraCanvas Lite C190, UltraCanvas Heavy C285, and UltraCotton C370.

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MACtac Graphic Products - Booth #1243

MACtac is expanding its MACmark 8300 Series line of marking films, giving customers 51 stock color options. The intermediate colored vinyl series is available in 48-, 30-, 24-, and 15-inch widths.

MACtac is also launching REBEL, a performance-driven product line specifically designed for digital and screen printers to deliver consistent printability and lay flat. Available in a broad range of multi-print media, the REBEL series offers a versatile and valuable printing platform for indoor and outdoor applications.

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Fujifilm Sericol - Booth #1301

Fujifilm Sericol will introduce the Inca Onset S20 UV flatbed printer at SGIA. It delivers POP quality graphics with a wide range of finishes speeds up to 2,690 sqft or 50 full bed sheets per hour. The Inca Onset S20 utilizes Fujifilm Sericol’s UVijet ink and can be configured with standard CMYK colors and a choice of white, light cyan and light magenta or a set of Ultratone colors—orange and violet.

It can be driven by either Wastach or ColorGATE RIP software. An integrated laser scanner enables print density, alignment and the status of the print heads to be monitored on a constant basis and ensures high quality prints throughout a print run.

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HumanEyes Technologies - Booths #1301, 1643, 1901

HumanEyes Technologies is unveiling a low cost quick change graphics solution making it easy to support 3D client campaigns with reusable LensFree lenses. HumanEyes makes it now possible to support your clients’ 3D campaigns by imaging to backlit film. No lenticular lens is required. This workflow makes it affordable for every backlit space including retail, airports, menu-boards, subway, bus shelters, trade show graphics, museums, etc.

For clients that already have their own light-boxes and backlit displays, HumanEyes offers custom LensFree retrofitting services for your clients’ lightboxes.

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KAPCO Graphic Products - Booth #1448

KAPCO Graphic Products has recently introduced several new water-based inkjet and solvent media to its lines of digital media and laminates. Attendees will be able to learn about products like the Water-Based Inkjet Water-Proof 11 mil Tyvek Banner and 7 mil Gloss White Blockout Film and Solvent PSA 6 mil Matte White Vinyl with Permanent, Removable or Ultra Removable Adhesive and Clear Focus Imaging 60/40 EconoVue, 65/35 PosterVue and 60/40 ReflectVue Window Films. Also, Solvent PSA 3 mil White Vinyl with Air Release Liner and Gray Permanent Adhesive and PSA 3.5 mil Premium White Vinyl with Clear Permanent or Removable Adhesive are now in both gloss and matte finishes.

New products include: KAPCO Sand Mask Stencil and Ultra-Cut II General Purpose or Synthetic Stencil Board-Cut (SSB-Cut) Stencil Materials.

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DaVinci Technologies - Booth #1530

DaVinci Technologies is unveiling Enviroboard MR (Moisture Resistant). This ridged, moisture-resistant board is a multi-ply alternative to traditional foamboard and corrugated plastic boards. Printable on two sides for indoor POP upright and hanging sign applications, it’s available in sheets for flatbed UV printing. Enviroboard MR is also 100 percent recyclable and FSC Certified.

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Pregis Corp. - Booth #1532

Ideally suited for digital and screen printing applications such as signage, point-of-purchase and trade show displays, 100 percent paper-based Falconboard provides users with an alternative to petroleum-based display boards. Made by Pregis Corp.’s Hexacomb business unit, Falconboard provides the perfect blend of printing performance and environmental stewardship. The product is an excellent “green” alternative to traditional foam boards made from polyethylene, polystyrene, or PVC.

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Hartman Plastics Inc. - Booth #1539

Hartman’s foam centered boards are bonded with a variety of papers that have been developed for specific applications. Standard HartBoard features a smooth, coated finish which offers excellent ink adhesion and silk-screening applications. Hartman ultra rigid foam board, Harty, offers the same surface. HartPlus is Hartman’s all plastic, foam centered board.

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Gandinnovations - Booth #1619

The FTR for the 1224 NanoJet2 is the latest addition to the Gandinnovations printer line. The FTR is a factory installed option which fits onto the NanoJet2 and syncs with the print stepping for flatbed and UV roll-to-roll production. Converting from the flatbed to the roll-to-roll option is accomplished by adjusting the vacuum settings.

The FTR prints rolled materials up to eight feet wide using beveled hydraulic pinch rollers that keep all flexible materials stable and centered on both the feed and the rewind for roll-to-roll printing. Rigid materials are held in place on the 1.5mtr x 2.4 meter (4x8-foot) linear printing table with a sectional vacuum throughout the bed. The head carriage system allows for 100 percent accurate dot placement while printing on both flexible and rigid materials.

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Océ North America - Booth #1643

Océ is featuring the Océ ProCut Digital Cutting Tables and the Océ Arizona 350 XT printer at SGIA.

The Océ ProCut digital cutting solutions include a range of Océ ProCut Digital Cutting Tables and Océ ProCut Software. The tables are suitable for roll media, sheets or rigid substrates up to 1.97 inches thick. Customers can choose from a variety of medium, large, or extra large tables.

The Océ Arizona 350 XT printer is capable of producing rigid prints as large as 98.4 by 120 inches. A White Ink option and a Roll Media option are also available. The extra width of the printer enables it to be used in a continuous imaging mode for rigid media up to 49.2 by 98.4 inches, or a standard 4- by 8-foot board. With the Roll Media Option installed, users can print onto flexible media up to 87 inches wide. It features production print speeds up to 248 square feet per hour on rigid media and up to 188 square feet per hour using the Roll Media Option.

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Grimco - Booth #1663

Key Banner Mesh is a 9 ounce material available in roll widths 54 to 98 inches with liner and 126 to 196 inches without. It is 1000 x 1000 denier and 12 x 12 scrim. Key Banner Blockout is a 15 ounce double-sided material. It is available in roll widths 38 to 126 inches, is 250 x 500 denier and 18 x 12 scrim.

Key Banner Mesh and Blockout meet NFPA 701 and are fire retardant. Both can be used indoors and out and are printable with solvent and UV inks.

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Advantage Sign Supply - Booth #1711

See the latest industry technology at Advantage Sign Supply. The booth will feature: the Mimaki CJV-30, the Epson GS6000, Graphtec plotters, Seal & Royal Sovereign laminators, a Mutoh die-sub printer, and Optima media.

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AT Inks - Booth #1809

AT Inks’ line of UV Inks has been specially formulated to provide optimal print performance in Spectra heads and will soon be followed by UV Inks for other printheads as well.

AT inks for JV-5 printers have been specially formulated to take advantage of the higher speeds of Mimaki JV-5 printers. The inks represent a tremendous value by providing excellent output at a competitive price.

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GBC - Booth #1825

GBC is introducing two roll laminators: the 640t and the 2064Ct.

The 640t laminates and mounts pressure-sensitive films and adhesives up to 61 inches wide at speeds up to 16 feet per minute. It offers roll-to-roll capabilities for increased productivity and profits.

The 2064Ct is a high production level machine designed to laminate and mount applications up to 64 inches wide and operates at speeds up to 30 feet per minute. With safety and versatility in the forefront, the three-part advanced electrical safety system provides unsurpassed operator safety while allowing maximum control during lamination.

The 2064Ct is priced at $17,995 and the 640t is priced at $7,195. The price includes free one-year onsite service.

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Gerber Scientific Products, Inc. - Booth #1917

Gerber Scientific Products, Inc. will have the Gerber Solara ionZ and the M Turbo flatbed digital die-cutting system at the SGIA.

The Solara ionZ has eight print heads that fire a a 14 picoliter size drop of ink that allows the printer to generate a higher print resolution.

The M Turbo flatbed digital die-cutting system features a more powerful, 1-kilowatt electric router that allows users to rout .080 aluminum and thick rigid materials up to one-inch thick. It can also rout thinner rigid boards, like aluminum composite materials, up to four times faster than the standard M Series router.

The Gerber M Turbo flatbed cutter also offers new software improvements that allow the user to control the rpm at which the M Turbo routs. The router head is configured into the M Series T3 Tool Head design, so the M Turbo still takes advantage of all the standard M Series tools, such as the reciprocating knife, crease wheel, tangential knives, and more.

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EskoArtwork - Booth #1931

SignUp Auto is a fully automated nesting and tiling solution that allows companies to more efficiently utilize their range of different raw substrates, eliminate costly operator time in desktop publishing packages, and provides the mechanism as a dedicated workflow tool to accept files from a digital storefront.

SignUp Auto is able to understand and process XML and JDF files as prepress input and its automation makes it ideal as a receiver of storefront input for Web-to-print. Along with nesting and tiling, SignUp Auto supports double-sided displays, multi-page PDF workflows, and can easily nest irregular shapes.

The Kongsberg XP24 (with a working area of 66x126 inches) has a maximum cutting speed of 66 inches per second. It can be used to convert a wide range of display materials, including all grades of corrugated board, display carton, corrugated plastic, foam boards, and all corresponding rigid display materials.

The Kongsberg i-XE10 cuts screen- or digitally-printed materials and can handle kiss and through cutting of vinyl, polycarbonate, polyester, polypropylene, carton and more, up to single wall corrugated material as large as 35.4x47.2 inches.

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Alcan Composites USA - Booth #1943

Alcan Composites USA now offers a solution for attaching 3mm rigid substrates in dimensional graphic displays and exhibits designed for medium-to-long-term applications. New Profiles aluminum extrusions can be used to join substrates but to provide a finished edge to display pieces.

Profiles are available in the three shapes: U-shaped Profiles, L-shaped Profiles; and H-shaped Profiles. Profiles aluminum extrusions are available in 98-inch lengths and feature a Class II anodized finish that resists scratching and environmental wear and tear. Profiles can be cut with either a table saw or circular saw.

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Expolinc - Booth #2049

The Expolinc Pop Up Magnetic System can be used for more creative options for more creative designs.

The Expolinc Flag Clips allows users to change the style of Pop Up magnetic and allow for the use of fabric graphics. The Pop Up magnetic with the Flag Clip provides two different systems in one.

The Expolinc Screen Holder attaches into the Pop Up Magnetic within any of the quads and allows users to still cover the space with your image. It is easy to install using industry standard hardware for monitors. The Screen Holder will hold monitors weighing up to 20 pounds.

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InteliCoat Technologies— Booth #2101

InteliCoat Technologies will be showcasing several products including Magic GBL-9, FAB-12, and POS PRO+ Satin.

Magic GBL-9 is a 9 mil, semi-opaque, one-side satin polyester backlit film. For use in both solvent and eco-solvent printing systems, GBL-9 is recommended as a front printing and viewing film where high density can be achieved.

Magic FAB-12 is a12 mil heavy woven 100 percent polyester fabric for eco-solvent and solvent ink jet printing systems. The heavy weight draping signage features quick dry time and excellent image resolution and quality, resulting in a soft appearance.

Magic POS PRO+ Satin is a satin 10 mil, printable, anti-curl, blockout film specifically designed for aqueous printing.

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INX Digital International Co. - Booth #2131

Now Available from INX Digital International: 440ml mild solvent and solvent ink cartridges designed for use in Roland Soljet series printers, Mimaki JV5 and Mimaki JV33 printers. Triangle is answering the market with their high quality inks in smaller packaging for those printers who are not ready to make the switch to bulk inks. Cartridges will be available in four or six colors dependant on the printer series, and offer the same high quality formulation, performance, and color gamut as our regular bulk inks.

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Neschen Americas - Booth #2143

Neschen Americas is launching several new products including Neschen Pure Color Apollo Flag. This full-bleed polyester flag weighs only 3.2 ounce/yard and provides brilliant color reproduction. After extensive research and testing Neschen Americas can provide users with color profiles, printer set-up tips, and application support. It is designed to deliver optimum color vibrancy and sharp detail when printed with wide-format solvent, eco-solvent, or UV printers.

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Durst Image Technology US LLC - Booth # 2201

Durst is introducing three new additions to the Rho family of UV inkjet printers.

The Rho 500R is a five-meter roll UV printer that provides a print output of 4300 sqft/hour. It combines 600 dpi six-color print quality with high output. It also has the capability of printing three 1.6m/62-inch rolls together, with three independent print queues.

The Rho 800HS provides even faster print output than the Rho 800, increasing production by 80 percent. Other developments, particularly the Quadro Array technology along with workflow, have set a new standard in high-speed production.

The Rho 1000, a continuous UV printer, can be integrated into existing manufacturing processes. It can be loaded and unloaded using screen printing methods and systems and guarantees a maximum output of over 200 4x8 foot boards per hour while ensuring optimum quality and reliability for 24/7 production.

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Agfa - Booth #2223

Agfa Graphics is demonstrating the :Anapurna M² and :Anapurna Mw and showing presentations of the :M-Press TIGER and a newly-configured :Dotrix Modular.

The :Anapurna M² is a heavy-duty industrial UV inkjet printer, designed to produce output on a wide range of rigid and roll-to-roll media. It can produce high-quality poster output at 23 sqm/hr. The :Anapurna Mw adds single pass pre-white and multi-pass post-white to the :Anapurna M series, creating new possibilities for printing on transparent material and backlit applications or printing white as a spot color.

Agfa’s :Dotrix Modular uses high quality, economical and eco-friendly UV-curable inks which don’t contain VOCs.

The :M-Press TIGER is a high-speed flatbed inkjet press that, when combined with an inline screen printing unit, provides flexibility to screen print varnish, spot colors, gold, silver and opaque white without any loss in productivity. The :M-Press TIGER is capable of printing at 1,583 sqm an hour.

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Roland DGA - Booth #2231

At SGIA, Roland will feature the new VersaUV LEC-330 30-inch LED-UV inkjet printer/cutter. It prints on a wide range of substrates including metallic surfaces for labels, decals, POP displays and posters and semi-rigid sheet stocks such as card stocks for folding cartons and thicker polycarbonate sheets for membrane switch applications. It also prints on offset paper stock, BOPP, PE and PET film for highly accurate proofs, prototypes and comps.

Roland will also feature the VersaCAMM SP-i inkjet printer/cutters featuring Roland print/cut technology which combines precision printing and contour cutting all in one device. The VersaCAMM SP-i series includes the 30-inch SP-300i and the 54-inch SP-540i.

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ONYX Graphics, Inc. - Booth #2250

ONYX Graphics will be demonstrating ONYX PrepEdge Pro software, a professional job preparation tool designed specifically for wide-format workflows.

ONYX PrepEdge Pro software addresses all job preparation issues prior to print processing. It includes features specific to wide-format job preparation such as one-click grommet placement; size, crop and positioning tools; bleed and fold tools; complex tiling and template tools; fast contour cut path generation; and a raster image to vector tool.

ONYX PrepEdge Pro software gives users the ability to view color-accurate, on-screen proofs, and quickly check and fix file anomalies. The built-in color correction and management tools include controls to correct hue, saturation, brightness, contrast and color balance. It includes a simple and accurate spot color matching function with the ability to create and save spot color libraries.

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J-Teck USA - Booth #2431

J-Teck USA is a manufacturer of digital inks for sublimation transfer and direct print to textile. The company offers four different kinds of disperse dye inks depending on what type printing you do. Nanodot technology gives you added color intensity and absolutely no head clogging. At the show we will be introducing, EPS, for people who print direct to textile. EPS gives you total pass through to the other side. It’s ideal for flags and banners.

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Splash of Color - Booth #2437

Priced at $59,995, the new HeatWave DFP-64 direct-to-fabric digital printer is a complete solution that prints directly onto polyester fabrics and other substrates. Features include: 64-inch-wide roll-to-roll operation; HeatWave sublimation inks; bulk ink system with one-liter reservoirs; on-board sublimation unit; Intelligent Pass Control technology delivers; up to 1440 x720-dpi resolution with variable dot printing; print speeds up to 230 sqft/hr; and VersaWorks RIP software.

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SpectraJet - Booth #2501

With SpectraJet’s introduction of a SilverBack paper for the digital sublimation market, the company has stopped production of its three prior paper’s (RedBack, BlueBack, and GreenBack).

SilverBack works well with all three currently available inks systems for desktop, large-format, and grand-format. SilverBack is available from 17 inches up thru 196 inches.

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Quality Media & Laminating Solutions - Booth #2525

Quality Media & Laminating Solutions (QMLS) will be highlighting “solutions for applying graphics inside windows”. The advantages of installing graphics inside windows includes vandalism prevention, reducing weathering of the images, and provides easier installation on upper floor window applications. QMLS now offers three adhesives and seven printable media for indoor window applications. Among the printable media is Panostar perforated film, the only indoor window perforated film, and Duravinyl 263, a unique clear printable removable film which can be applied with the “wet method” for bubble free applications.

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Marabu/Clearstar LP - Booth #2535

MaraJet DI-LS is an alternative ink for Roland’s wide-format solvent printers. A perfect color match allows users to install MaraJet DI-LS 440 ml cartridges when their current cartridges are emptied. MaraJet inks combine lightfastness, vivid color density, and a wide color gamut. MaraJet DI-LS is sold in 220 mL and 440 mL cartridges in addition to 1L bulk containers.

Colorwen International Corp.

ORACAL USA - Booth #2555

ORACAL USA will have a team of representatives on hand during the SGIA Expo to provide product literature, samples and demonstrations of many of the company’s products for digital printing and cut vinyl applications. Among the materials highlighted will be Oracal’s new plotter film family, ORACAL Series 951 Premium Cast Films, which feature up to 12-year outdoor durability and 29 new metallic colors. Also being highlighted is ORALITE 5800, a new high intensity reflective film, and ORAJET Series 3165GRA, a low-cost flat-surface film featuring the company’s RapidAir air-release liner. Additional demonstrations of Oracal digital media and laminating films (including vehicle wraps and POP applications) will be featured throughout the show in the PDAA Application Zone.

Colorwen International Corp.

Continental Grafix USA - Booth #2730

Continental Grafix is introducing HydroSol Satin Textured LightBlock polyester films for roll-ups and pop-ups. No lamination is needed, as this product is instantly dry and highly scratch resistant. Designed for solvent and UV-curable printers, it is available in 7mil and 15mil versions.

Colorwen International Corp.

General Formulations Inc. - Booth #2749

General Formulations Inc. announced the launch of EcoMARK Concept 233, a 3.5-mil certified biodegradable (ASTM D 5511) white matte flexible calendared vinyl film coated with a certified biodegradable (ASTM D 5210) permanent pressure sensitive adhesive laminated to an environmentally friendly 8pt. board stock liner. This film is designed to accept a variety of solvent-based inkjet and UV curable inks, in addition to conventional screen and UV offset printing systems.