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SGIA Expo 2009

(December 2009) posted on Tue Nov 24, 2009

Innovation on Display in New Orleans

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Nazdar SourceOne promoted its solutions for graphics screen and digital printing and its newly designed Website, The company offers supplies from 3M, Autotype, Brother Int’l, CCI, Epson, Kiwo, M&R, MACtac, Nazdar, PolyOne/Wilflex, UltraFlex, Roland DGA, Sefar, Teckwin, Ulano, and EFI/VUTEk. The company also highlighted Nazdar Consulting Services’ CATZper Color Tolerance System, designed for custom color matching on any digital printer.

Neschen Americas highlighted film- and liquid-laminating equipment and materials, pressure-sensitive vinyl, foam boards, and other products manufactured under the Seal and Neschen brand names.

Norcote debuted Screen-Cote DC1, a violet, diazo sensitized, dual-cure emulsion; and Norcon UV inks (NVP-free), which are formulated for wide range of adhesion and improved curing speeds.

ONYX introduced the PrepEdge Pro software, designed to streamline job preparation for large-format-print production. It works on Mac OS and Windows platforms and is compatible with a variety of large-format RIP software.

Oracal USA Inc. let attendees touch and see the new Series 3174 Eco Digital Media, a 3.5-mil-thick, PVC-free, polyolefin-based material that’s designed for compatibility with latex ink or solvent inkjet printing. It offers one year of outdoor durability.
OYO Instruments debuted its Goblin thermal direct-to-screen system. Billed as a baby brother to the Diablo DTS, the Goblin accepts screen sizes up to 23 x 31 in. and supports resolutions up to 600 dpi and 75-line/in. screen rulings.

Pace Industries promoted its BIOGRAPH.ics, a sheet and roll product engineered with an agricultural-based extruded polymer. It comes in thicknesses ranging from 0.010-0.060 in. and in standard sheet sizes of 20 x 20 in. and 50 x 96 in. It’s compatible with screen, digital, and litho printing, as well as forming processes.

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont showed off the new Series KP Pad Printers with integral pad cleaners, as well as the monochrome digital and the XE series servo system machine with full digital control.

Permovable Graphic Films demonstrated its GF40 and GF50 films. They’re supplied in 54-in.-wide rolls and are designed for promotional graphics and application to asphalt, concrete, wood, and ceramic surfaces. The films are compatible with eco-solvent, mild-solvent, and solvent inkjet inks, as well as solvent screen inks.

PMI highlighted its Split Tape, designed with an adhesive-free area to keep frames clean and free of residue. It comes standard in 2-, 3-, and 4-in.-wide rolls. The company also showed a stainless-steel tape gun designed for 4-in. rolls of Split Tape.


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