Wide-Format Imaging's 2011 Top Product Awards

The Sixth Annual Wide-Format Imaging Top Products Awards feature the breakthrough products that have caused the most excitement in the industry and have been a valuable asset to wide- and grand-format businesses over the last year. From wide-format flatbed printers and wide-format media, to laminating equipment to inks, RIP software and scanners, Wide-Format Imaging’s Top Products Awards will recognize the products that are doing the most for a PSP's bottom line.

Editor's Note: Products appearing on the Top Products Ballot were solicited from manufacturers from October 15 – December 15, 2010. These products were supplemented by the new products received by the publication during 2010. Through extensive interactive and email campaigns, readers and subscribers were invited to vote for the products from January 12 through March 4, 2011. Manufacturer votes were automatically removed from the tally.

Information including in this article has been provided by the vendors, whose claims or features have not been verified. As always, buyers should thoroughly research all products before making a purchase.

 

Finishing

Banner Stands

K2 Retractable Banner Stand from Paradigm Imaging Group

 

Cutters and Routers

Zund G3 from Zund

 

Laminates

DOL 1370 Luster Overlaminate from Avery Graphics

 

Laminating Equipment

SEAL 54EL from Neschen Americas

 

 

INK

 

Solvent Ink (Eco, Mild, & Hard)

HPS Inks for HP 9000/10000 Printers from INX Digital International Co.

 

UV Ink

Rho Premium UV Inks from Durst Image Technology US, LLC

 

Water-based Ink

Alternative Inks for HP Designjet Z6100 Printers from Reprographic Technology USA Inc.

 

 

MEDIA

 

Backlit

Magic DMBL5 Backlit Film from InteliCoat Technologies

 

Banner

Recyclable Blockout Banner from Ultraflex Systems Inc.

 

Eco-Friendly

PVC-free Wall Paper from Hewlett-Packard Co.

 

Fabric & Textile

651 Value Mesh FR from 3P Inkjet Textiles Corporation

 

Fine Art

Exhibition Canvas Gloss, Exhibition Canvas Satin and Exhibition Canvas Matte from Epson America

 

Rigid

SolvoPrint Easy Panel 220 from Neschen Americas

 

Vehicle Wrap Media

Scotchcal Graphic Film with Comply v3 Adhesive IJ170Cv3 from 3M Graphics Market Center

 

 

OUTPUT DEVICES

 

Aqueous Printer (24-95 inches)

Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer from Hewlett-Packard Co.

 

Engineering Printer (24-95 inches)

Designjet T7100 Printer from Hewlett-Packard Co.

 

Flatbed Printer

Scitex FB700 Printer from Hewlett-Packard

 

Grand-Format Printer (96 inches+)

Scitex LX800 from Hewlett-Packard Co.

 

MFP (24-95 inches)

Designjet T2300 eMultifunction Printer from Hewlett-Packard Co.

 

Solvent Printer (24-95 inches)

VersaCAMM VS Metallic Eco-Solvent Inkjet Printer/Cutter Line from Roland DGA Corp.

 

Textile Printer

ValueJet 1628TD and ValueJet 2628TD from Mutoh America Inc

 

UV Printer

Scitex FB700 Printer from Hewlett-Packard Co.

 

 

PREPRESS

 

Color Management Software

i1 Professional Color Management Solutions from X-Rite/Pantone

 

RIP Software

ProductionHouse Version X10 from Onyx Graphics, Inc.

 

Wide-Format Scanner (24 inches+)

CSX300-09HD Large-Format Scanners from Graphtec America, Inc.

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