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A Roundup of Products Promoted in Las Vegas

(December 2010) posted on Tue Nov 23, 2010

This article highlights some of the products shown to the North American marketplace during the 2010 SGIA Expo.

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INX Digital showed the Evolve DCP100, a four-color (CMYK) inkjet printer designed for printing on two-piece coated or uncoated aluminum cans. It features a UV LED curing system. The company also introduced Triangle EDX ECO ink, an eco-solvent formulation.

ITW Trans Tech highlighted the InDecs direct-to-substrate UV inkjet printer. The modular system uses a six-color ColorBond inkset (CMYKW+Clear) and supports imaging resolutions up to 360 dpi (900-dpi apparent). Print width is expandable in increments of 2.1 or 2.7 in. (53 x 69 mm). The system features inline UV curing and ink pinning and prints at speeds of 10 in./sec (254 mm/sec) or more. It accepts the optional QuickFix tooling-tray system, vacuum table, and other parts-handling solution. Control is via a Windows XP-based system with custom graphic user interface.

Kornit put the spotlight on its Avalanche 951, a dual-platen inkjet printer for light and dark garments that is designed to print four-color-process designs onto apparel at a rate of up to 300 garments/hr.

Lawson Screen & Digital Products debuted its Express-Jet line of inkjet printers. The Express-Jet T is a direct-to-garment system that uses what Lawson describes as industrial printheads that support imaging resolutions up to 1200 dpi and are designed for high-quality, high-speed applications. The Express-Jet/ASI is a direct-to-substrate printer that uses UV LED curing and is engineered to handle ad-specialty applications. The Express-Jet Graphic is a wide-format flatbed inkjet printer that features a moving table and scanning head and supports a maximum print area of 52 x 72 in. (1321 x 1829 mm).

Leister shared the Triac S, a hand tool for welding industrial fabrics. It features steplessly controlled temperature range, motor shutoff at minimal carbon level, and more.

M&R promoted its Challenger III, Alpha 8, Sportsman E, and Diamondback automatic garment presses; i-Dot 4100 and 2100 direct-to-garment printers; i-Prep pretreatment system; i-Screen computer-to-screen imaging system; and more.

MACtac launched its IMAGin B•Free Gruv, available in three models; ColorGard overlaminates; B•free window films, available in three finishes; RoughRAP, designed for application to brick and other rough-textured wall surfaces; and Permacolor PermaFlex, available in two models.


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