2012 Wide-Format Imaging's Reader's Choice Top Product Awards

The Seventh 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: Methodology: Products appearing on the Top Products Ballot were solicited from manufacturers from November 15 – December 12, 2011. These products were supplemented by the new products received by the publication during 2011. Readers and subscribers were invited to vote for the products from December 14, 2011 through January 27, 2012. Manufacturer votes were automatically removed from the tally.

2012 Wide-Format Imaging's Reader's Choice Top Product Award Winners


Cutters and Routers

Zund Digital Cutters with Board Handling System from Zund America, Inc.


Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8528 from 3M Commercial Graphics

Laminating Equipment

JetMounter JM55Fuzion from Drytac Corp.


Solvent Ink (Eco, Mild, & Hard)

Eco-Solvent Cartridge from Union Technology International (MCO) Co., Ltd. (UTec)

UV Ink

FB225 Scitex Inks from Hewlett-Packard Co.

Water-based Ink

792 Latex Designjet Inks from Hewlett-Packard Co.



Glossy Backlit Film (ESM-GBF) and Matte Backlit Film (ESM-MBF) from Roland DGA Corp.

Fabric & Textile

Solvent / Eco-Solvent / Latex Fabric from Que Media Inc.

Fine Art

Premium Glossy Paper 2 (280 gsm) and Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2 (280 gsm) from Canon USA

Grand Format Media

HDPE Double-sided Reinforced Banner from Hewlett-Packard Co.

Media for Walls, Floors, Windows, and Rough Surfaces

Clear View Graphic Film IJ8150 from 3M Commercial Graphics


Gatorfoam Exterior from 3A Composites USA Inc.

Vehicle Wrap Media

Wrap Film Series 1080 from 3M Commercial Graphics

Output Devices

Aqueous Printer (24-95 inches)

Designjet L26500 from Hewlett-Packard Co.

Engineering Printer (24-95 inches)

Web-connected HP Designjet ePrinters from Hewlett-Packard Co.

Flatbed Printer

Scitex FB7600 from Hewlett-Packard Co.

Grand-Format Printer (96 inches+)

Scitex LX850 Industrial Printer from Hewlett-Packard Co.

Hybrid Printer (24 inches+)

VersaUV LEJ-640 UV-LED from Roland DGA Corp.

MFP (24-95 inches)

Web-connected HP Designjet ePrinters from Hewlett-Packard Co.

Solvent Printer (24-95 inches)

ValueJet 1624 from Mutoh America Inc

Textile Printer

JV34-260 from Mimaki USA

UV Printer (24-95 inches)

Scitex FB7600 from Hewlett-Packard Co.


Color Management Hardware

i1Display Pro from X-Rite/Pantone

RIP Software

GrandRIP+ (V9) from Caldera Graphics

Wide-Format Scanner (24 inches+)

HD Ultra Wide-Format Scanner from Contex