SGIA Expo 2012 Product Preview

SGIA Expo 2012, billed as “the only place to see the imaging industry’s innovative and imaginative developments,” returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada this October 18-20. New this year will be an all-new Color Management Zone (highlighting the industry’s most innovative color management tools and techniques), the Printed Electronics & Membrane Switch Symposium, and Zone Education (dedicated educational sessions with industry experts on the Expo Floor.

Show floor hours are: Thursday, October 18, 9:30am to 5:00pm; Friday, October 19, 9:30am to 5:00pm; and Saturday, October 20, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

This online directory will help you find the latest products, media, and demonstrations from some of the manufacturers and distributors that are on display at booths situated on the floor of the exhibit hall:

 

SGIA 3ABooth #2741: 3A Composites USA

New FiberMate™ recyclable rigid print media will be featured at the 3A Composites USA's booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both FiberMate product samples and literature will be available to show-goers. Recyclable FiberMate is comprised of wood fiber that is manufactured into a high-density fiberboard available in the 3.2mm thickness. FiberMate graphic display boards are finished with Eco-Finish™—a white, water-based UV print coating on both sides. FiberMate's Eco-Finish is designed to provide excellent ink and paint adhesion on both sides of this graphic display board, enabling double-sided printing and other double-sided finishing applications.

FiberMate can be recycled in either "wood" or "paper" waste streams depending on local community resources and providing that printing inks and/or mounting or other finishing materials applied to the media also are recyclable. FiberMate with Eco-Finish is CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliant.

FiberMate is stocked in 49-inch-by-97-inch sheets in the 3.2mm thickness. FiberMate is designed for creating medium-term point-of-purchase displays, interior signage and exhibits/kiosks and for long-term framing applications. It can be finished with mounted graphics, digital printing, screen printing, and painted designs. FiberMate can be cut with a saw and routs extremely well.

SGIA show-goers can pick up 5-by-7 inch FiberMate samples as well as copies of the "FiberMate Wood Fiber Panel with Eco-Finish™" two-page four-color product sheet.

http://www.FiberMateUSA.com

 

SGIA 3M3M Commercial Graphics: Booth #2259

The next generation of wrap films has arrived, and it is about to change the industry. With 3M Envision Print Wrap Film 480Cv3 and 3M Envision Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8548G, 3M Commercial Graphics is going beyond the world’s first high-performance non-PVC film. The company is delivering a performance boost to wrap films—all with a sustainability edge. This new release changes everything. 3M Commercial Graphics did not just invent non-PVC wraps films. In fact, they have revolutionized wrap films. Period. So be sure to check out these exciting, new materials that this global innovation company will be premiering at SGIA Expo 2012.

http://www.3Mgraphics.com/EnvisionWrap

 

SGIA Agfa Anapurna M2540 FBAgfa Graphics: Booth #2059

Agfa will be showcasing a number of printers. The :Anapurna M2540 FB (pictured) is an entry-level, high-speed flatbed, UV-curable inkjet printer. The :Anapurna M2540 FB provides high-quality printing on a wide variety of indoor, outdoor, and uncoated rigid media such as corrugated boards, rigid plastics, Plexiglass, exhibition panels, wood, aluminum, MDF, and more. It addresses the growing demand for niche output, such as promotional goods and gifts. The field-upgradeable :Jeti 3020 Titan will also be shown, which is a high-production, high resolution, hybrid inkjet printer designed with a modular format. Users can start with a base configuration of sixteen heads and upgrade all the way to 48 heads achieving over 2,400 sq. ft. per hour and adding light magenta, light cyan, or white ink to the configuration. The Titan also offers a flat-to-roll option in addition to ten different levels of speed and capability.

http://www.agfagraphics.com

 

SGIA ArlonArlon: Booth #3069

Arlon Graphics will feature 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, the company 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.

http://www.arlon.com

 

 

 

SGIA Caldera flowCaldera: Booth #2271

Wide format software developer Caldera will reveal the latest version of its comprehensive workflow solution, Flow+ 1.6. Flow+ 1.6 boasts major enhancements to the quoting system and customer relationship management and user interface, as well as a number of new tools and a faster processing engine. The Flow+ team has been working to improve and fine-tune Caldera's flagship workflow software based on customer feedback and believes the additional functionality in the latest version offers one of the most comprehensive solutions available to the industry in a sleek and updated interface. Improvements in the quoting system include a more flexible quotation builder, designed to assist companies implementing an MIS for the first time by allowing the creation of quotes with a free text field. This will enable sales teams to learn and adjust to the Flow+ system more gradually, whilst also making for a smoother and quicker integration. In addition, the quoting wizard has been enhanced, meaning that groups of finishing processes can be added to a job. For example, a “Banner Finishing” group could contain “pocket sewing” and “eyelet positioning,” helping to prevent work being done without being invoiced. The CRM module has also benefited from a number of improvements, including better filtering of customer information to help the sales team identify existing clients and leads to be followed up. A list of pending quotes can be called up easily and also exported in a Microsoft Excel format for sales team meetings. Information filtering options have been extended throughout Flow+, putting the right information in the user's hands when they need it.

A host of new tools have been introduced for Flow+ 1.6 to make planning resources and monitoring production even more intuitive. The daily inventory report can now be exported for analysis, as can overviews on production load, showing how many of which types of job have been scheduled, filtered by device. Similarly, a Job Life Cycle report summarizes a job from start to finish and helps production managers identify potential efficiency savings. A further new reporting tool offers the ability to track the amount of time a job spends in pre-press, helping pre-press managers improve productivity.

Another invaluable new tool is the Installation Planning feature, which helps users schedule installations for each job in the system. Deadlines can be set and sub-contractors assigned for each project, and jobs can be grouped together for improved efficiency.

http://www.flowplus.net

 

SGIA conVerdBoardconVerd: Booth #3467

conVerd will be the official substrate provider for the SGIA Expo. All of the show aisle signage and meter boards will be printed on conVerd Board 6mm. Incorporating 10 percent post consumer waste, conVerd Board is completely recyclable and renewable, while providing a price-comparable green alternative to foam and styrene based products. conVerd will also be partnering with Mutoh and Zund to deliver promotional products that will be printed and cut out during the show. Mutoh and Zund will be distributing hotel door hangers, promotional boxes, and other creative pieces all made with conVerd Board 3mm. Esko and conVerd are also partnering up to make creative handout pieces that show the ease of cutting customized shapes without crushing the corners of conVerd boards. Esko will be cutting on its newest state-of-the-art cutter.

http://www.converd.com

 

SGIA Cooley EnviroflexCooley Commercial Graphics: Booth #4613

Cooley will be showing a number of products at the show, including CoolFlex® seamless, digital printing membranes that can be used in everything from banners to billboards to building wraps. CoolFlex products include Seamless Frontlit, Black/White, and Backlit materials, which are all recyclable through the Cooley RE-Flex™ Recycling Program. Also on display will be the lightweight, PE, PVC, and PP EnviroFlex® substrates, including the new EnviroFlex PE (pictured), which is a printable polyethylene substrate that offers high-quality graphic images and durability in a lightweight, fully recyclable product. Cooley will also be showing the two-sided and digitally printable CoolMesh® substrates for large outdoor applications requiring airflow; the Weathertyte® and Weathertyte® Lite advanced awning fabrics; and Cooley-Brite® backlit sign and awning material.

http://www.cooleygroup.com

 

SGIA EFI HS100 Pro StraightEFI/VUTEk: Booth #2413

EFI is featuring its VUTEk®, EFI™ Wide Format, and Jetrion® lines of inkjet presses, together with the high-performance EFI Fiery® proServer. The new VUTEk HS100 Pro high-speed press and EFI R3225 UV roll-to-roll printer will be highlighted in the booth. The company also is showcasing its inkjet workflow integration that fully integrates Web-to-Print and Print MIS software with Fiery Wide Format RIPs and qualifying EFI inkjet printers.

http://www.efi.com

 

SGIA Epson SureColor S50670 AEpson America: Booth #2359

Epson America will be showcasing its revolutionary line of next-generation, sixty-four-inch, solvent-based printers that are redefining what’s possible with a solvent printer today: the EPSON® SureColor® 30670, EPSON® SureColor® 50670 (pictured), and EPSON® SureColor® 70670. These new printers incorporate Epson’s latest technological breakthroughs and use the dual array EPSON MicroPiezo® TFP® printhead to bring previously unseen levels of quality, performance, and value to the signage, vehicle graphics, and fine art markets. The EPSON MicroPiezo TFP print heads deliver extremely small droplet sizes and four times the nozzles of Epson’s previous solvent printer for extremely fast print speeds. Under development for over twenty years, this is the first time this revolutionary dual array print head is being used with a solvent ink technology. To match the capabilities of this new print head, Epson developed two revolutionary solvent-based ink technology breakthroughs which enable a level of image quality and color capability previously unseen. Featured on the SureColor S50670, EPSON UltraChrome® GS2 ink delivers up to five colors with a radical, new high-density White ink to accommodate a broad range of indoor and outdoor signage applications. The all-new EPSON UltraChrome GSX ink featured on the SureColor S70670 delivers up to ten colors (a technology first for solvent printers), including an optional White and Silver Metallic, as well as a first-ever standard Light Black for improved grayscale and reduced metamerism to deliver a level of image quality and color gamut previously unattainable in a solvent printer. Boasting groundbreaking, all-Epson engineering, each model in the SureColor S-Series integrates an entirely new print engine and introduces new convenience features that help automate previously time-consuming processes (such as nozzles checks, media feed adjustments and tensioning and complicated media and printhead alignments).

http://www.proimaging.epson.com

 

Esko Kongsberg

 

Esko: Booth #2081

Esko will demonstrate a comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end print to cut workflows for sign and display shops from prepress to finished product including six Kongsberg tables on the show floor, i-cut Suite—a 2012 InterTech™ Technology Award recipient—and the new Kongsberg XN 24 finishing system, introduced earlier this year at drupa. At the center of the booth will be the i-cut Theater, offering high-level presentations of value to decision makers, with subjects such as the economic value of workflows and MIS integration. The new Kongsberg XN works with just about any material from vinyls to boards to wood, and can be easily configured for the widest range of applications: from kiss-cutting to heavy-duty milling. Most important, the new Kongsberg XN can be equipped with its very powerful, optional 3kW, water-cooled milling spindle, the MultiCUT- HP. With this new high-powered tool head, the Kongsberg XN offers up to three times more milling productivity. A choice of five tool heads and a full assortment of insert tools guarantee versatility.

www.esko.com/SignandDisplay

 

SGIA Expand DivaExpand Systems LLC: Booth #4418

Expand Systems will be showing off their innovative solutions for digital textile printing. The company will be introducing their "Best In Class" printers, software, and ink—all of which are revolutionizing the digital textile printing industry in the United States. (Note: Expand System is the official agent for MS Italy in the United States.) Expand Systems offers printers in four classifications: CLASS I – Introducing Diva  - Mutoh 1638W/ Mimaki JV33/34 based with Expand Fabric Handling System – 10 to 15 linear yards per hour;  CLASS II – MS JP5 Evo – 1 Row of 4 New 2- color Kyocera print heads, 8-color  –  40 to 60 linear yards per hour; CLASS III – MS JP6, MS JP6 All Paper, MS JP7 and MSJPK – 80 to 600 linear yards per hour; and CLASS IV – MS LARIO – Up to 70 meters per minute (faster than traditional rotary cylinder screen printing).

Meanwhile Mark Sawchak, owner of Expand Systems, and Ann Sawchak will be presenting an Educational Seminar Presentation regarding digital textile printing solutions on Friday, October 19 at 3pm in Room N115. "We are very excited to announce to the industry our line of machines and demonstrate how we are working to bring textile production back to the United States," he says.

http://www.expandsystems.com

 

SGIA Fisher 2Fisher Textiles: Booth #2747

Fisher Textiles will be showcasing a variety of fabrics at the show, including the new GF 3030 Fencing, which it has added to its line of Grand Format fabrics for dye sublimation and UV printing. This unique fabric is a thin, open fabric that is 3 oz./yd.2, 126 inches wide, and 100 percent Polyester. Small holes in the fabric allow for some see-through and there is adequate space for printed colors and images. The material was created specifically for short-term construction barriers, events, and sports marketing markets.

http://www.fishertextiles.com

 

 

SGIA FlexconFLEXcon: Booth #3151

Release your inner green and learn about FLEXcon’s sustainable alternatives for large format graphic applications, such as WALLdeco™, COUNTERdeco™, WINDOWdeco™, and FLEXmark® floor art™ products. Novelty films such as SHIMMERcal™ and PRISMcal® to high-performance adhesives like FLEXmount®SELECT™ offer your customers more options for their brand/visual application needs. And check out the Industrial and Printed Electronics Zone Friday, October 19 to see Shirley Monte’s presentation Product Development through Relationships and Solutions.”

http://www.flexcon.com


SGIA Gemini ChromeGemini, Inc.: Booth #3272

Available in either opaque or translucent, Gemini’s Silver Chrome letters for Formed Plastic and GemLite letters are made using actual chrome film laminated to the company’s in-house manufactured sheets of recyclable CAB plastic. Letters are available in standard Formed typestyles or can be manufactured to customer specifications for the ultimate chrome finish in a deep dimensional letter. The maximum single piece available is 21-by-32-inch. The addition of LED lighting in Gemini’s GemLite products made with translucent Silver Chrome gives them a different day/night appearance. By day, they have a Silver Chrome look, while at night, they take on a white “halo” look with a partially shaded face when the letters are illuminated.

http://www.signletters.com

 

SGIA GO AquaMax DXGraphics One: Booth #121

Graphics One, LLC (GO) is launching two new high-performance, high-speed printers using two unique types of ink (SEPIAX water-based resin “green” ink and GO’s Xtreme V dye sublimation ink) at the 2012 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. GO’s AquaMax SX and DX feature a wide print width of sixty-four inches and an advanced eight-color channel piezo printhead. The GO AquaMax printers deliver impressive dye sub and indoor/outdoor printing performance at some of the most competitive pricing in the industry. The solid construction of the GO AquaMax SX and DX models ensures outstanding, high volume production for a variety of applications. The GO AquaMax SX and DX offer a unique dual ink confi guration with an eight-color channel piezo printhead for either dual CMYK or CMYK, Lc, Lm, Orange and Blue ink setup with rapid print speeds at up to 170 ft2 per hour for dye sub printing and over 110 ft2 per hour for indoor/outdoor printing using SEPIAX. GO’s AquaMax SX and DX feature a new generation EPSON piezo printhead with 1440 nozzles x 8 lines and screening technology that virtually eliminates banding and achieves a drop size of 1.5 picoliters with dot gain control for truly beautiful and realistic color imaging. The GO AquaMax SX and DX are equipped with a standard media handling system for worry-free printing. A heavy-duty take-up system is also available as an option. Both AquaMax printers offer automatic maintenance and cleaning systems, automatic flush and anti-clog flush functions, and high-capacity 1 liter or 440ml ink pack cartridges (enabling a consistent ink flow and an overall maintenance-friendly system). In addition, GO’s AquaMax is powered by the specially designed Wasatch SoftRIP software offering advanced printing workflow, plus both ICC 2.0 and 4.0 compatibility. The GO AquaMax DX is ideal for all high-production dye sub transfer applications such as apparel, sportswear, customized promotional items, and more, while the GO AquaMax SX is perfect for producing transfers for apparel, outdoor and indoor graphic signs, banners, decals, stickers, window graphics, print-n-mount displays, and many other applications.

http://www.graphicsone.com

 

SGIA InteliCoatIntelicoat Technologies®: Booth #2683

InteliCoat Technologies® will be showing its expanded Magic® Brand Ink line with the addition of inks designed for Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 and Mutoh ValueJet printers. Formulated to deliver ultimate performance and image quality, Magic Brand Inks deliver complete alternative solutions for highly accurate color reproduction and superior print longevity. Magic Inks are an exact match for existing Magic profiles and are compatible with all brands of inkjet media, delivering the flexibility to print on a wide range of coated and uncoated substrates. These water-resistant inks require no flushing and are simple to insert into printers.

http://www.magicleeinkjet.com

 

SGIA KernLaser iCut AKern Lasers: Booth #7029

Kern Lasers will be demonstrating a large format HSE system equipped with i-cut Vision Pro. This optical registration system will automatically adjust cutting files to compensate for distortion and rotation of printed materials. Table sizes are available starting at 52-by-25 inches and as large as 80-by-120 inches. An easy-to-use printer driver allows users to send cutting files to the laser from graphics software’s such as CorelDRAW® and Adobe Illustrator®.

http://www.kernlasers.com

 

SGIA MActacMACtac: Booth #427

In addition to presenting its trusted IMAGIN® ROODLE™, PERMACOLOR® DecoLam™, PERMACOLOR ColorGard™, and MACmark® 8900 Series Designer Colors, MACtac is introducing new mounting films for all your high-end applications, including PERMACOLOR® ColorTrans™ CT2200 and PERMACOLOR® ColorPrint PP2018. For an alternative to the traditional shop windows, P-O-P displays, and signage, MACtac will exhibit a new interactive technology that transforms ordinary surfaces into dynamic digital displays. Be the first to let MACtac Take You There with the best in graphics at SGIA 2012.

http://www.mactac.com

 

SGIA Master MagneticsMaster Magnetics (The Magnet Source™): Booth #203

Available in up to forty-two-inch widths, PrintMagnetVinyl™ allows for high-resolution printing directly on flexible magnetic material with solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and latex ink systems. From vehicle signs to P-O-P retail signs, there are an endless amount of items that make printing on magnetic sheeting a very profitable segment of your business. Testing for compatibility and quality has been completed with many international printer manufacturers and brands.

http://www.magnetsource.com

 

SGIA Mimaki JV400LXMimaki: Booth #2334

Mimaki will show a number of products at SGIA, including the JV400LX Series of wide format latex printers (pictured). With the use of the industry’s only white latex ink and lower operating temperatures, a wider range of media choices is now available. The JV400LX only requires standard 110-volt electrical connections for operation. It features low-VOC latex inks as well as reusable 600ml ink cartridges. Mimaki will also be showing the UJF-3042HG, which is ideal for specialty and corporate printing. The UV LED printer has an expanded six-color, flexible UV ink set that includes white and clear inks. The UJF-3042HG can print directly on heat-sensitive and non-coated substrates up to 5.9 inches thick.

http://www.mimakiusa.com

 

SGIA MultiCamGraphX DEMulticam: Booth #325

Save time cutting signs, graphics, digital prints, packaging, and more with two popular MultiCam® CNC digital finishing solutions. The Graph-X-Cutter™ and High-Speed Digital Express feature MultiVision™ digital registration, routing and knife cutting. Use them to cut, crease and perforate cardboard, foam, fabric, foamcore, vinyl, corrugated plastic, acrylic, wood, etc. The economical Graph-X-Cutter allows speeds up to 2100 IPM. Featuring a new 1-kW, 1.3-hp HSD spindle, it is S1 rated with 100 percent duty cycle. This compact, air-cooled unit with ER20 collet provides 24,000 rpm. Table sizes range from 50-by-50 inches to 80-by-120 inches. MultiCam’s wide format sheet-fed or conveyorized MultiCam Digital Express delivers speeds up to 7000 IPM. The optional conveyor table allows operators to load material, locate registration marks, cut the file and move the material off the table bed without losing extra time for machine setup and clearing. It increases throughput, reduces job times and saves resources. Digital Express sizes range from 60-by-60 inches to 240-by-80 inches. At MultiCam’s booth, you can watch machine demos and pick up a new brochure.

http://www.multicam.com

 

SGIA OceOcé: Booth #435

Océ announces that Océ Arizona® Series UV flatbed printers can be part of a digital or hybrid production system to create membrane switch overlays (MSOs). MSOs are low-profile flexible electrical devices for turning a circuit on and off, and MSOs produced on an Océ Arizona Series printer will be on display at SGIA. Electronics manufacturers are now looking for equipment that can provide more printing options on MSOs. With an Océ Arizona printer, users can print directly onto film exactly what their customers want, including images, gradients, and more color combinations. Users have the option to produce MSOs fully digital in which the flatbed table architecture assures accurate repeatability for precise placement on compact overlays. Or users can instead opt to use the hybrid process for demanding MSO applications, which combines digital and traditional screenprinting.

http://www.oce.com

 

SGIA Onyx Rohit Patil 5x6ONYX Graphics: Booth #2779

ONYX Graphics, Inc., is inviting attendees to bring their most challenging color management questions and “Stump the Color Scientist.” ONYX Graphics Color Scientist Rohit Patil will be on hand to answer any questions—from wide format workflow to ICC profile generation and various color management topics in-between—posed by visitors. Patil’s interests lie in the area of color management and digital color imaging, especially researching improvements to profiling workflows, device modeling, tone mapping, and gamut mapping algorithms. The types of questions anticipated include: How can I match colors across printers/media? How do I create a profile that saves ink, or make sure grays do not have a color cast under different lighting? How do I profile backlit media? Why do I need a color measurement device for profiling? What is the difference between input and output ICC profiles? Which rendering intent do I select when printing? And what does black point compensation offer me? Patil will be available during the following times: (Thursday, October 18) 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm; (Friday, October 19) 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm; and (Saturday, October 20) 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

http://www.onyxgfx.com

 

SGIA Oracal mustangOracal USA: Booth #1301

For your automotive application needs, watch ORACAL® Series 975 Premium Textured Cast Film and ORAJET® Series 3751RA Wrapping Cast Film with RapidAir® Technology handle the compound curves of Panther Racing’s racecar. And also be sure to watch the expert installation skills of the Panther Graphics team wrap with the leading paint alternative film, ORACAL® Series 970RA Wrapping Cast Film with RapidAir® Technology that is now available in ninety-six vibrant gloss and matte colors.

http://www.oracal.com

 

SGIA Orbus backlit hopupOrbus Exhibit & Display Group: Booth #3121

Orbus’ Hopup tension fabric displays are fast, simple and versatile. The Backlit Hopup option helps make graphics pop and stand out. The lightweight, heavy-duty frame supports an integrated fully fitted graphic mural. Orbus offers full kits with hardware and graphics as well as hardware-only and graphic-only options.

http://www.orbusinc.com

 

 

 

SGIA Roland SOLJET XR-640Roland DGA: Booth #2659

Visit Roland at SGIA 2012 to see the company’s fastest and most powerful digital printer/cutter to date, the new 64-inch SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640. Building on the success of the company’s flagship SOLJET line, the Pro 4 XR-640 is engineered for production printing with a dual inline and mirrored printhead configuration that yields exceptional image quality and high print speeds. The Pro 4 XR-640 fires droplets of seven different sizes for beautifully smooth gradations, high-fidelity photographs, and flawless solid colors. Integrated contour cutting produces graphics of virtually any shape. With the Pro 4, Roland has introduced a new generation of eco-solvent ink, Eco-SOL MAX 2, in nine colors: CMYK, light cyan, light magenta, white, metallic silver and light black, all fully optimized for its advanced print head technology. Priced affordably, the SOLJET Pro 4 represents the industry’s best value for production printing of banners, POP, backlit displays, decals, labels, outdoor signage, vehicle graphics, building wraps and photographic reproductions. Roland will also showcase its best-selling inkjet printers and printer/cutters (including VersaCAMM, VersaUV, VersaArt and VersaStudio models), as well as EGX engravers, GX cutters, the MPX-90 impact printer and R-Wear custom apparel solutions.

http://www.rolanddga.com

 

SGIA SAiSA International: Booth #3053

SA International (SAi) will use the 2012 SGIA Expo to demonstrate how sign and large format print businesses can benefit from the versatility and wide-ranging attributes of its latest FlexiFAMILY signmaking software. SAi's FlexiFAMILY offers a full line of products to meet the needs of professional signmakers and spans various Flexi™ packages that offer simple text layout and vinyl cutting through to those comprising high production features with cutting and printing tools. Taking centre stage on SAi's booth will be the flagship FlexiSIGN-PRO, SAi's total solution for designing and outputting vinyl and digital print graphics. With more than 400 "Certified" ICC Output Profiles and built-in direct drivers, the feature-rich and intuitive FlexiSIGN-PRO offers sign and large format print businesses a complete set of designing, cutting, RIPing, and printing tools to maximize productivity. Visitors to SGIA can also benefit from a free SAi-delivered presentation, entitled “Increase Your Profits with Color Management” that will take place on Thursday October 18 at 2:00 PDT in the Color Management Theater (Booth #147). Dean Derhak, senior product manager at SAi, will share his expertise by explaining how both effective color management and media profiling can help large format print businesses cut costs such as those associated with production waste and ink.

http://www.thinksai.com

 

SGIA ddz zoneSGIA Digital Signage Innovation Zone: Booth #4627

While digital signage technology continues to be an attractive area for the specialty imaging community, many companies lack the knowledge they need to access these opportunities. SGIA's popular Digital Signage Innovation Zone education-only area on the show floor will teach attendees how digital signage can be used to convey messages, present variable or scheduled information, and add a dynamic element to broader graphics projects. The future of imaging technology has arrived. Participating companies include: Black Box Network Services, Ingram Micro, NEC Display, TSI Touch, and Variable Display. Stop by the Digital Signage Innovation Zone and hear about what goes on behind the screen to gain knowledge of the technologies and tools used.

http://www.sgia.org/events/current_expo/sgia12/zones/ddz.cfm

 

 

SGIA VisualMagneticsVisual Magnetics: Booth #2869

Visual Magnetics will showcase its revolutionary large-scale graphics system that matches magnetic-receptive technology with the highest quality print media at SGIA Expo 2012. 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).

The company will also be displaying the latest three products added its popular MagnaMedia® Digital Fabrics Collection, which provides unique, textured surfaces for graphic content. The latest products—VM-Harvest™32, VM-Luna™14, and VM-Monarch™22—add a natural warmth and luxurious feel to the in-store experience and are ideal for producing textured photo and artwork reproductions, wall murals, and fabric-based P-O-P signage. VM-Monarch22 and VM-Luna14 are made from 22- and 14-mil thick 100 percent post-consumer polyester, magnetic-receptive fabrics. VM-Monarch22 features a smooth, plain weave print surface intended for producing medium-resolution graphics. Alternatively VM-Luna14 has an ultra-smooth, poplin weave print surface, making it a more delicate option perfect for producing high-resolution graphics. VM-Harvest is a 32-mil (note: nominal thickness listed) 100 percent natural jute and natural rubber-based, magnetic-receptive, burlap fabric with a coarse-textured print surface for producing heavily textured graphics. All three products utilize Visual Magnetic's proprietary print coat, providing compatibility with most digital and analog printing technologies. They also feature Visual Magnetics' patented Micro-Iron™ back-coating, enabling displays to be effortlessly updated and easily installed, layered, transported, stored, or recycled.

http://www.visualmagnetics.com

 

SGIA Vivid AVivid Laminating Technologies: Booth #735

Vivid Laminating Technologies will be exhibiting its innovative and creative laminating solutions at SGIA, including The Matrix Single Sided Laminator, which is deal for high-quality single side lamination. The Linea Encapsulation Laminator uses heat-activated thermal film applied to both sides of the print to encapsulate it. The Easymount Wide Format Laminator laminates signs, roll-up and pop-up displays, floor graphics, vehicle wraps, P-O-S displays, and more.

http://www.vivid-online.com

 

 

Be sure to check back for frequent product updates and SGIA Expo '12 news all the way through October 20.


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