This article highlights some of the products shown to the North American marketplace during the 2010 SGIA Expo.
Sihl Digital Imaging introduced Latex Backlit Matte 3832 (5.5 mil), Latex/Solvent/UV Photo Satin 3183 (6 mil), Instant Dry Gloss White Blockout 3198 (7 mil), PolySOL Pop-Up 3526 (12 mil), ClearSTICK 3166 (2 mil), Quick STICK Glossy SAV 3176 (4 mil) Illustra Satin Canvas 3186 (19 mil), Illumina Gloss Canvas 3185 (19 mil), and Irradia Matte Canvas 3184 (15 mil).
Summa unveiled its F Series flatbed cutting system. It accommodates media up to 65 in. (1650 mm) wide, supports a maximum cutting area of 63 x 47.2 in. (1600 x 1200 mm), cuts at speeds up to 39.4 in./sec (1000 mm/sec), accelerates at speeds up to 1 G, and supports a maximum force of 200 N (vertical and horizontal). Ten different knives are available, as are drag and tangential modules, as well as oscillating, kiss-cutting, single-edge-cutout, double-edge-cutout, heavy-duty-cutout, and medium and large creasing tools. Axis Control software is included. SummaFlex is available a as a front-end application for job preparation, post-processing, and importing from CAD and illustration software.
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership promoted its certification program and announced that 25 printing operations are now SGP certified.
SWF/MESA Distributors showed its equipment for apparel decoration, including DTG Digital direct-to-garment printers, CAMS automatic rhinestone machines, SWF embroidery machines, and more.
Teckwin highlighted its TS-300, a wide-format hybrid UV inkjet printer that uses a seven-color inkset (CMYKLcLmW), features an eight-zone vacuum bed, and supports print speeds up to 900 sq ft/hr (84 sq m/hr) on 2-in.-thick (51-mm) rigid media up to 97 x 60 in. (2464 x 1524 mm) and roll-fed substrates up to 72 in. (1829 mm) wide. Its workstation runs on Windows XP. Teckwin Edition Caldera RIP software comes bundled with the printer.
Triangle Ink showed its line of plastisols and promoted specialty formulations and the Sta-Tru line of white inks, formulated for polyester, 50/50 blends, fleece, canvas, nylon, and other materials.
Ulano highlighted its lines of capillary films, emulsion, chemicals, and other prepress products, including EZ FILM Textile Capillary Film. it is designed as an alternative to direct emulsion for garment screen printing.
Ultraflex unveiled UltraTex Blockout C330, Artex Green FL, Paramount Mesh, and SuperSmooth PET Blockout.
ValueVinyls highlighted Grand-Flex 15 oz. Backlit FR, designed for indoor and short- and long-term outdoor applications. It is compatible with solvent and UV inks.
Vastex promoted its VRS, an off-press pin-registration system; the V-1000 manual screen press with microregistration; and more.
Visual Magnetics exhibited its eponymous graphic-display system. It consists of seven micro-iron-coated MagnaMedia substrates; adhesive-backed and double-sided, non-adhesive InvisiLock sheet magnets, and ActiveWall magnetic-receptive primer that facilitates the use of InvisiLock on walls and other surfaces.
Vycom showed Celtec, a foamed PVC board that can be printed and used for store displays, signage, P-O-P applications, and more. It can also be used for three-dimensional exhibits.
Wasatch Computer Technology put emphasis on SoftRIP SP Precision Rosette Hybrid Screens. The solution is designed to combine the best properties of AM halftones and FM stochastic halftones by merging them in the same image, control highlight moiré, eliminate highlight breaks, and more.
Zund promoted its G3 line of digital cutters. Available in nine con-figurations, G3 supports the use of universal, 1-kW router, and punching/notching modules, as well as 11 different tools. The systems cut materials up to 2 in. (50 mm) thick and feature an integrated variable vacuum system. Cutter extensions and sheetfeeders are available.
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