Viva Las Vegas

The 2012 SGIA Expo is back in Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 18-20, offering the specialty imaging community the best spot for wide-format, graphic applications, installation, garment decoration, screen, digital, and more.


Expanding Market Opportunities

This year, SGIA is bringing even more markets to the Expo floor to help attendees get the widest range of possibilities and opportunities available today. And attendees are not limited to just one type of educational option. Attendees can take advantage of Expo education by listening to industry experts in scheduled sessions or by attending a free presentation in the Zones on the Expo floor. And because you’ll be surrounded by industry professionals, it will be easy to discuss your newfound knowledge with colleagues and clients—or even your dealer at the blackjack table.

SGIA’s focused educational sessions offer the perfect mix of topics to meet the needs of your business. Customize your education line-up or choose from one of SGIA’s educational tracks tailored for your imaging community.

Whether you need more information about how to take control of your color or hope to achieve PDAA Master Certification, SGIA’s Zones have the free educational programming for you to get the job done.

For the first time at the Expo, SGIA is unveiling the Color Management Zone (Booth 147; a non-sales area of the Expo floor where industry experts will relay tips, techniques, and tricks for managing color).

From the future to the past, attendees must visit the one that started it all: The Digital Apparel Production Zone (Booth 3325). Expo-goers will identify solutions to fit their garment decoration needs, and learn techniques, tricks, and new trends to prevent errors and improve accuracy.

Featuring the industry’s best installers, the Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA) Graphics Application Zone (Booth 4325) will present live demonstrations of vinyl installation to a variety of objects and surfaces that go way beyond vehicle wraps.

In the Industrial and Printed Electronics Zone (Booth 3689), attendees will see state-of-the-art processes and a vast array of high-tech products used to produce printed electronics, automotive parts, and more.

Industry experts will be on-hand in the Screen Printed Apparel Training Zone (Booth 3624) , to demonstrate the latest garment special-effect techniques, and to show attendees how to add a little flare.

In the Digital Signage Innovation Zone—a non-sales, education-only area on the show floor—attendees will have the opportunity to hear about digital signage workflow, ask questions about this emerging technology, and discuss how they can position your business to take advantage of the growing opportunities.


New to this Year’s Expo

Previously held in the spring, SGIA’s Printed Electronics and Membrane Switch Symposium will be hosted in conjunction with the 2012 Expo. Participants will have access to more manufacturers and suppliers offering products and services important to their businesses. The educational programming will encompass high-level presentations designed to provide attendees with the latest technology developments in advanced production methods.

Presented by International Business Forum, America, the Profitable Photo Opportunities Conference—an exclusive pre-Expo event—will explore ways photo businesses, print services providers, and specialty graphics providers can create new business opportunities in the professional and consumer photo markets by providing an exchange of views from across the personalized photo product value chain.


SGIA Expo Keynoter Inspires

Sales professional Todd Cohen will present new ideas about managing and motivating your sales force, as well as how to increase profits through effective selling during the Keynote Breakfast on October 19 at the 2012 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.

“Today’s competitive and aggressive economy demands that companies and their leadership are doing everything they can to manage and motivate their entire organization to higher levels of productivity and accountability,” said Cohen. “It’s a balancing act, and it takes some skill and practice to make sure all of the components are in place to guide and lead your sales team and your company to success.”

In this workshop, “Sales and More Sales for Specialty Imaging,” Cohen will instruct Expo attendees on what they need to know and focus on when building a sales culture for 2012 and beyond. Topics will include:

  • Everyone’s in Sales—what this really means!
  • The three components of a Sales Culture and how you can build yours now
  • Why your sales team is only one part of your sales engine!
  • The role of the sales team in leading the way to create a Sales Culture!


Community Receptions

Attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with industry peers, compare notes with colleagues, and make new business contacts at the exclusive community receptions.

SGIA’s networking happy hour will host receptions for the:

  • PDAA Community (Sponsored by FLEXcon, MACtac/Morgan Adhesives Company, and Ritrama, Inc.)
  • Garment Decoration Community (Sponsored by Gans Ink, Nazdar, and Wilflex Inks Mfg by PolyOne)
  • Printed Electronics & Industrial Communities
  • Latin American Community
  • Canadian Community (Sponsored by Océ North America)

All gatherings will be hosted on the first night of the Expo, Thursday, October 18, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendance is by invitation only and, if your registration fits a specific demographic, you will automatically receive a ticket in your registration materials.


Trade Show Floor Highlights

As with any Expo, a trip to the exhibit hall to see the latest and greatest products in the market is required—and the exhibitors are delivering! 


INX Digital International (Booth 2346) will feature the introduction of a new UV Curable ink as its newest addition to the TRIANGLE brand for the alternative market, and TRIANGLE EDX inks.

The UV Curable ink is designed for use with Océ Arizona and Fuji Acuity printers. Color and chemically in sync with OEM inks, it is both forward and backward compatible, and likewise with multiple rigid and flexible substrates. Fast curing with excellent adhesion, this product is supported by INX Digital’s worldwide Outdoor Durability and Ink Train warranties.

An eco-solvent ink, EDX is INX Digital’s first color and chemically compatible ECO product for the alternative market. Customers have learned that new color profiles are not necessary in order to obtain compatible output to OEM inks when printing.

Designed for wide-format printing, EDX is fast drying with low odor and provides higher resolution due to more accurate drop placement. A strong price savings is available when compared to OEM inks, typically 30 to 50 percent lower in cost. Users have experienced excellent adhesion to a much wider range of media. Available in 220 and 440 ml cartridges as well as one liter packaging, EDX can be used in tandem with INX Digital’s new Eco Bulk ink delivery system.

InteliCoat Technologies (Booth 2683) will be showcasing several new and recently announced products at SGIA 2012, including Magic brand inks for Canon imagePROGRAF, Roland Eco-solvent, Epson Stylus Pro GS6000, and Mutoh ValueJet printers. Made in the United States, Magic Ink is a complete, alternative solution for highly accurate color reproduction and superior print longevity. Magic GBL-9 satin, backlit film, Poster Plus satin instant-dry photo realistic paper, POS PRO+ Eco anti-curl block-out film and Protect Textured Laminate will also be showcased at SGIA. InteliCoat is also rolling out other new additions to the Magic, Magiclée, Museo, and Jetset brands in the weeks and months ahead.


The next generation of wrap films from 3M (Booth 2259) is here and it’s about to change the industry. With 3M Envision Print Wrap Film 480Cv3 and 3M Envision Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8548G, we’re going beyond the world’s first high-performance non-PVC film. We’re delivering a performance boost to wrap films all with a sustainability edge.

Fisher Textiles (Booth 2747) will have a variety of new products on display. DD 7849 EZ Stretch, an 8.2-ounce knit that is 100 percent polyester and totally wrinkle free. The fabric is 120 inches wide and has stretch in both directions. Applications include geometric displays, photographic backdrops and trade show exhibits.

GF 2201 Voile is a soft, thin, sheer fabric with a high sheen that is excellent for transparent flag and banner applications. Compatible with dye sub and UV printing, it is 1.8 ounces, 122 inches wide, and 100 percent polyester. It is also flame retardant and passes NFPA 701.

GF 3030 Fencing is a thin, open fabric created specifically for short-term construction barriers, eventing, and sports marketing markets. It is 3.0 ounces, 126 inches wide, and 100 percent polyester.

Ultraflex (Booth 2735) is showcasing FabriTac, an adhesive-backed fabric that can be repositioned countless times without losing is adhesive properties. This new product has a quick drying, water resistant coating and provides superb image quality and color gamut with eco-solvent, solvent, latex, UV, and screen printing. FabriTac also has unique opaque properties, which prevents translucency problems that can be seen with comparable products. It may be used indoors or outdoors (up to one year) for wall graphics and murals, ceiling graphics, window graphics, menu boards, POP/POS signage, tradeshow graphics, decals, and more. FabriTac is available on a three-inch core, face-out, in 42-, 54-, and 60-inch on 164-foot long rolls.

Top Value Fabrics (Booth 2533) is displaying its full line of printable substrates at SGIA. The company’s complete line of Premium Textiles is engineered to provide outstanding color consistency, excellent image sharpness, and a wide color gamut. Applications for this expanded line include upscale POP, repositionable wall coverings, interior decor and fine art reprints. The two most popular fabrics are the 9-ounce Blockout Silver Back Textile and 4-ounce PVC-Free Fabric Self-Adhesive Wall Covering.

Nine-ounce Blockout Silver Back media is widely used for backdrops, canvas printing, fine art reprints, and banner stands. 4-ounce PVC-Free Fabric Self-Adhesive Wall Covering is a repositionable media used for wall murals and customized graphics for skyboxes, museums, and boardrooms. It is especially beneficial when clients demand environmentally friendly material.

Visual Magnetics (Booth 2869) will showcase its large-scale graphics system that matches magnetic-receptive technology with the highest quality print media. The Visual Magnetics Graphic System features patented Micro-Iron MagnaMedia printable substrates to produce stunning photo-quality graphics that allow for multi-layering of graphics. MagnaMedia works on all printing platforms and is easy to install substantially lowering or eliminating installation costs while giving a professionally mounted appearance.

Verseidag Seemee US (Booth 3317) is showcasing its newly acquired textile range from 3P Inkjet Textiles. 3P Inkjet Textiles brings to Verseidag the ability to be more versatile and offers the print market even more substrate solutions for today’s diverse advertising market. The products include flags, backlits, mesh, canvas, and banners. We have textiles for solvent, UV, latex, aqueous, and direct/transfer dye sublimation outputs.

Lamitech (Booth 2393) is launching Ultra Bright White at SGIA. Ultra Bright White is an inexpensive rigid media designed for direct printing. Direct rigid printing is now more mainstream than ever and in order to recognize this developing market we have created a new product especially for UV flatbed printers and offset printers. It is new look and feel of our ever popular Thru White family of products but with a new and improved proprietary coating.

This cleaner brighter white shade and consistent print performance will make this paperboard the preferred choice when quality matters. The display board is 100 percent recycle able and extremely durable. This durability and crush resistance makes it ideal for high quality graphic and packaging applications.

Arlon Graphics (Booth 3069) will feature at SGIA several new digital removable and wall wrap films for interior and exterior use. The removable products include DPF 4300, DPF 206 and DPF 50WD Clear and White. In addition to these new products we will have daily vehicle wrap demos using DPF 6000XRP and wall wrap demos using Arlon’s exterior wall graphic films featuring DPF 8000 and DPF 6700 going on throughout the show.

Value Vinyls (Booth 421) has vastly expanded its product line, introducing a wide array of new options including a new line of Rio PET scrimless Opaque Ultra Smooth, Backlit, Blockout, and Mesh products designed to create eye catching graphics. Additionally, we have introduced a line of innovative economical printable frontlit banner alternatives to make you more competitive in the market. Our sales force is focused on developing face-to-face customer relationships and supporting their needs with Printer Preferred Sign Media products. Value Vinyls ships from our six warehouse locations: Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

MACtac (Booth 427) will display new interactive technology at SGIA, showing the latest in visual merchandising displays. In addition to IMAGin ROODLE, PERMACOLOR DecoLam, PERMACOLOR ColorGard, and MACmark 8900 Series Designer Colors for all your high-end applications, MACtac will exhibit an interactive technology that transforms ordinary surfaces into a dynamic digital display.

At SGIA booth 3125, RTape Corp. will showcase its Conform series of heavyweight paper premasks for printers. Conform tapes with RLA Release Liner Adhesion adhere to the exposed areas of the release liner, resisting tunneling, edge curling, and puckering over the print.

Other products featured include its polyurethane and flock films for plotter cutting, which are available in a variety of colors. The line also includes printable polyurethane and flock films compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, and Latex inks. RTape heat transfer materials feature exceptionally thin profiles for a soft hand, outstanding stretchability on performance fabrics, and excellent durability.

To complement the heat transfer products, RTape introduces its HotMask polyester transfer tapes, designed protect printed heat transfer material from the high temperatures of heat pressing.

Available in promotional and outdoor durable grades, VinylEfx metalized vinyl films attract attention and add value to designs. New and improved patterns featured at SGIA include Matte Silver, Large Engine Turn Silver, Brite Overall iridescent vinyl, and GlowEfx photoluminescent film.

RTape will also display its Claritex super bright white films for digital printing along with an array of the Eclypse PVC and polycarbonate overlaminates. 

Output Devices

EFI (Booth 2413) is featuring its VUTEk, EFI Wide Format, and Jetrion lines of inkjet presses, together with the high-performance EFI Fiery proServer at SGIA. The new VUTEk HS100 Pro high-speed press and EFI R3225 UV roll-to-roll printer will be highlighted in the booth.

The VUTEk HS100 Pro is a high-speed digital UV inkjet press that represents a true alternative to analog equipment. Innovative imaging technology driven by the Orion OS software platform delivers the critical color accuracy and consistency your customers demand, with the productivity and digital efficiencies you need. The VUTEk HS100 Pro allows you to take on short-run jobs more profitably, while letting you produce longer sheet runs at a lower cost per print than analog technology.

The EFI Wide Format R3225 3.2 meter, roll-to-roll UV printer delivers near photographic image quality at production-level speeds. It’s the ideal solution for a production environment, franchise shop or commercial printer that wants to capture premium signage applications or needs extra capacity for specialty and overflow jobs. The R3225 prints on a wide range of flexible and low cost substrates, while using less ink and energy for a low total cost of ownership that helps increase your profit potential.

Stop by the Océ booth (435) to see a wide range of solutions for you digital printing needs including the recently-introduced and affordable Océ Arizona 318 GL UV flatbed printer that delivers the highest quality printing and predictable productivity without compromise; and the flagship Océ Arizona 550 XT printer boasting an extra large table and high production print speeds. Both will be producing rigid and flexible material samples that will be trimmed, cut and creased on the Océ ProCut 2500L digital cutting system. Or check out the Océ ColorWave 650 printer that uses Océ CrystalPoint technology to deliver instant-dry prints on plain paper.

Visit Roland (Booth 2659) to see the all new 64-inch SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 inkjet printer/cutter, engineered for production printing with a dual inline and mirrored print head configuration, integrated contour cutting, VersaWorks 4.8 RIP software, and new Eco-SOL MAX 2 inks in nine colors: CMYK, light cyan, light magenta, white, metallic silver, and new light black.

Roland will also showcase VersaCAMM, VersaUV, VersaArt, and VersaStudio printers and printer/cutters, EGX engravers, GX cutters, and the MPX-90 impact printer.

Mimaki (Booth 2234) will be bringing an impressive portfolio of wide-format printers to this year’s SGIA Expo that will cover almost every printing need. Taking center stage will be the JV400LX Series, the newest latex printer featuring white ink capabilities and lower power consumption for reduced operating costs; and the JV400SUV Series, which combines the durability, and vivid color of solvent printing with the fast drying of UV cured inks.

Also shown will be the TX500-1800DS, a new ultra-fast, direct-to-textile printer capable of printing 1614 sqft/hr. The JFX500-2131, equipped with newly developed print heads, is the latest high-speed, ultra-high quality flatbed from Mimaki. The JFX500-2131 is capable of printing 645 sqft/hr, which is 2.5 times faster than conventional JFX printers. Also being demonstrated will be Mimaki’s versatile, table-top-sized UJF-3042HG. This multi-tasking UV LED flatbed printer is ideal for one-offs, short-run production, and can print directly on virtually anything up to 5.9 inches thick. The UJF-3042HG uses white, clear, and a special primer UV ink for printing on plastics, metals, and glass.

At the 2012 SGIA Expo Fujifilm (Booth 2015) will showcase the new Inca Onset S40i, with many new intelligent features including a zoned bed to boost productivity. The press will also be running a new Fujifilm Uvijet ink optimized for the S40i, which is very flexible and has excellent adhesion for a wide range of applications.

Also on display will be the new Uvistar Pro 8 hybrid grand format press, capable of printing flexible banners as well as POP displays at high speeds. The new Uvistar has 8 switchable ink channels to allow the press to run a lightning fast 2x four-color mode or switch to an eight channel mode in order to utilize light colors in order to improve tonal gradients, flesh tones and transitions to provide greater print detail and further enhance print quality.

The Acuity Series of printers includes the new Acuity Advance Select UV flatbed and the new Acuity LED 1600 hybrid printer. The Acuity Select series includes four, six, or eight channels including Uvijet white and clear ink for printing special effects. The Acuity LED 1600 offers a Uvijet eight color ink system also including white and clear inks with a proprietary LED curing system.

Epson (Booth 2359) is showcasing a new line of large-format color printers designed to meet the specific requirements of today’s engineering and scientific professionals—the EPSON SureColor T3000, T5000, and T7000. On display at SGIA, the EPSON SureColor T-Series marks Epson’s entry into the technical printing market and is designed to offer architects, engineers, and GIS professionals unprecedented levels of precision, performance, and value.

Built from the ground up using all-Epson engineering, the EPSON SureColor T-Series delivers extremely precise line accuracy with resolutions up to 2880x1440 dpi at speeds that are one of the fastest in its class. Featuring Epson’s latest ink technology, EPSON UltraChrome XD pigment ink, delivering brilliant color and crisp lines on virtually any paper type as well as being truly archival, and extremely smudge and water-resistant. For added flexibility, UltraChrome XD ink is available in 110 ml, 350 ml, and a high-capacity 700 ml size to best fit printing needs.

The EPSON SureColor T-Series will be available in 24-, 36-, and 44-inch maximum printer widths this fall 2012 through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers for a list price of $2,995, $3,995, and $4,995, respectively.

MTL Print (Booth 3493) is showcasing the NUR Star (formerly Meital 304D) at SGIA. A robust and industrial grade wide format digital flatbed, the NUR Star delivers high quality and high throughput (2700 sqft/hr) for POP, display, packaging, and more; all at the lowest cost per square foot. With built-in variable dot size print technology, the four-color NUR Star achieves quality greater than six-color systems, and with lower ink consumption.

Exclusive to the NUR Star is an Interchangeable Table, a patent-pending function allowing non-stop production. Operators can load/unload while printing, thereby reducing wait-time between prints from the typical 50 seconds down to 12 seconds. The Dynamic UV System, also patent pending, eliminates gloss banding and reduces electricity consumption.

The Mutoh 48-inch ValueJet 1204PLUS four-color, Eco-solvent printer can print on Ready2Print pre-grommeted and pre-welded banner material plus it can also print on standard banner, vinyl, canvas, and other inkjet media as well. It’s multiple application capability, small footprint, and special price of only $9,995 makes it one of the most versatile and productive printers on the market today. Plus, for the first time ever you can buy junior rolls of Ready2Print pre-grommeted and pre-welded banner at reduced prices through the end of the year so you can see just how fast and easy banner printing can be.

Don’t miss this chance to see the new ValueJet 1638 high speed 64-inch Eco-solvent printer in action. With print speeds up to 1,000 sqft/hr not only is it the fastest printer in its class, but with the Intelligent Interweave print technology it produces some of the highest quality output as well. Also being demonstrated is the ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM), a remote app for your smart phone that lets you monitor your printer status remotely. Come see all of this plus live vehicle wrap demonstrations, dye-sublimation printing and packaging prototype printing on a new flatbed at Mutoh’s booth 3413.

Making its North American trade show debut at SGIA Expo 2012, the Truepress Jet W1632UV, the latest addition to Screen’s (Booth 4235) family of wide-format inkjet printing systems, brings new levels of speed and precision to the sign and display industry. The use of 12 picoliter micro-droplet printheads enables crisp text, fine definition and smooth vignettes, while a maximum apparent resolution of 1,200 dpi ensures photographic quality on printed images for signage that is intended to be viewed close up. Screen’s flexible Truepress UV inks (CMYK plus light cyan and light magenta as standard) provide a wide-gamut color space and the flexibility to be bent or cut.

The Truepress Jet W1632UV images on large-size media up to 62.9x125.9 inches with a maximum substrate thickness of 1.9 inches. Offering high-speed printing of 1,011.8 sqft/hr, the best in its class, the Truepress Jet W1632UV can quickly print jobs that require short turnarounds or involve a large number of copies. The automated cleaning station helps maintain printheads in the best condition for production. A nozzle mapping function provides continuous printing with no loss of throughput in the event of missing nozzles.

AnaJet (Booth 3027) is showcasing  AnaRIP version 2.0, the software that enables AnaJet’s mPower series direct to garment printer to reproduce images onto garments and other products. The new software version now has several RIP features unique to the garment printing industry, including TrueView, which lets operators preview a more realistic facsimile of the resulting print, and underbase adjustment sliders for fine-tuning RGB, CMY and grays, which make for better print fidelity. It also includes an Ink Cost Calculator, which estimates ink costs after “ripping” but before printing, so owners can price jobs for maximum profitability. Sign and large-format businesses looking to diversify their product offerings have reported that AnaJet products, services and support are dependable and easy to learn.

At this year’s SGIA Expo, CET Color (Booth 2837) will be revealing their latest line-up of UV flatbed and UV hybrid wide-format printers. Visitors to CET Color’s booth will learn that CET Color technology has made it possible to configure a printer to fit just about any specification you require to meet your needs. On display you will find the new X-Press 500Q 60x120-inch UV flatbed and the X-Press 1000HL hybrid printers.

The vacuum belt driven X-Press 1000HL will handle roll media up to 126 inches wide or 5x10 feet by 2.25 inches thick rigid media while delivering speed and quality surpassing printers at twice the price. The X-Press 500Q, touted as “the highest quality UV flatbed, period”, can be configured with up to 20 Ricoh printheads for super fast speed and is capable of printing on virtually any substrate up to four inches thick. Both printers are field upgradeable.

CET Color will also be partnering with Integra International at this year’s SGIA Expo to demonstrate print/cut solutions, designed to help you reach new markets and generate additional revenue. These printers along with the Aristo GL and TL Series CNC cutters provide you a true print/cut system worth taking a look at.

Seiko Instruments (Booth 3713) is showcasing the ColorPainter H2P high speed 74-inch and 104-inch industrial piezo inkjet printers with high-capacity ink systems, the boldest most durable colors, and the lowest running costs. ColorPainter H2P series printers are specifically designed to be the workhorse of choice for high-volume digital printers. Seiko Instruments Industrial Piezo print heads are built for high-volume print environments and offer substantially better speeds and performance over desktop piezo print heads or thermal bubblejet print heads—up to 855 sqft/hr. The new H2P holds eight large capacity ink reservoirs with six liters of ink per color.

Paradigm Imaging Group (Booth 4013) will have the latest products from Graphtec, Mutoh, and SID on display.

The SID Titan 320 6C Eco-Solvent Printer boasts print speeds up to 818 sqft/hr and 720dpi resolution. With ink costs at only $54 per liter, this 126-inch printer is the most economical printer in its class and a perfect solution for printing 10-foot banners.

The Mutoh ValueJet 1624 – 64-inch Eco-Solvent printer utilizes a four-color print head and Mutoh’s i2 Interweave technology for increased print speeds and virtually no banding. With print speeds up to 600 sqft/hr and 1440-dpi resolution, the ValueJet 1624 is great for producing car wraps, wall graphics, floor graphics, and much more.

The Graphtec FC8000 is simply the best when it comes to cutting plotter technology. The advanced ARMS (automatic registration mark sensor) system makes contour cutting of printed images a breeze. With the world’s fastest throughput performance and superb accuracy, the FC8000 series accommodates the most demanding cutting and plotting projects and provides users with the versatility needed for a wide variety of applications.

Agfa Graphics (Booth 2059) offers a diverse inkjet portfolio that is tailored to the needs of the graphic communications industry from entry level to high-end production.

The :Anapurna M2540 FB is a robust, entry-level high-speed, UV-curable flatbed inkjet printer for graphic screen printers, photo shops, and sign shops. It delivers near photo quality and is designed to deliver exceptional value and ROI. The :Anapurna M2540 FB can print on practically any rigid and sheet material. It provides high-quality printing on a wide variety of indoor, outdoor, and uncoated rigid media including corrugated boards, rigid plastics, mirrors, wood, aluminum, MDF, and advertising panels.

The Jeti :3020 Titan is designed modularly and has the ability to increase speeds and capabilities as a business grows. The field upgradeable :Jeti 3020 Titan is a high-production, high resolution, hybrid inkjet printer designed with a modular format. Users can start with a base configuration of 16 heads and upgrade all the way to 48 heads at any time to achieve productivity up to 2,432 sqft/hr. The Titan also offers a flat-to-roll option in addition to 10 different levels of speed and capability, making it the most versatile wide-format printing solution on the market.


Stop by ONYX Graphics, Inc. (Booth 2779) to see ONYX Thrive print workflow software, an end-to-end PDF workflow product for large-format digital printers based on Adobe PDF Print Engine technologies. ONYX Thrive software manages the wide-format print production workflow process offering print service providers accurate, predictable, high quality printing results, and reducing costly errors. Also on hand will be ONYX Graphics Color Scientist Rohit Patil, who will be available to answer your questions on color management and print workflow.


Neschen Americas (Booth 2559) is showcasing the new SEAL 65 Pro MD high-production laminator. Combining over 100 years of knowledge and experience in engineering and design, it incorporates the newest technology available on the market with the best features currently used in the SEAL family of roller laminators, to create the ultimate laminating machine. Measuring 65 inches wide, this newly designed, multi-functional laminator delivers SEAL quality and performance at a competitive price. The 65 Pro MD is ideal for finishing professionals in a high production shop running both hot and cold applications. It can run thermal films at twice the speed of other laminators on the market.

GCC (Booth 4535) is showcasing the Expert 52/ Expert 52 LX cutting plotters. GCC Expert 52 and Expert 52 LX are the best choices for beginners and provide sign makers with optimum speed, superior quality, solid reliability and unmatched value. With the cutting width of up to 52 inches (1320mm), these models produce eye-catching graphics with up to 15.7 ips (400mm/sec) cutting speed, 250g of cutting force and three meters (9.84 feet) of tracking ability. The versatile Expert 52 and Expert 52 LX set a new benchmark for value, offering high accuracy and reliability at an unbelievably affordable price.

Advanced Greig Laminators, Inc. (AGL) (Booth 647) will be spotlighting its “Flag Ship” 6400 laminator. This laminator will be equipped with auxiliary equipment geared toward high volume production houses who are laminating solvent inkjet printed graphics for vehicle wrap applications. In addition to the industry’s only pneumatically controlled film tension systems and legendary nip roll design, this unit will be equipped with inflatable airshaft assemblies for quick and efficient loading of rolls of material, in-line rotary trimmer assemblies to eliminate post trimming of graphics after lamination, and a speed upgrade to maximize throughput during the laminating process. AGL will also be feature an Encore SH laminator. This unit will be equipped with its RTS (repeatable tensioning system) system, web infeed table system, and rear finished product rewind assembly.