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2018 Innovation Awards

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The ISA International Sign Expo® Innovation Awards are designed to recognize and honor the leaders in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry for creating new and innovative products. For ISA Sign Expo® 2018, a panel of experts determined a winner for each of the following categories:

  • Print
  • Business Solutions/Software
  • Electronic & Traditional Signage

Business Solutions/Software

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SIGHT
https://cirrusled.com/sight-analytics/

Digital analytics reporting that allows marketing teams to track and optimize the effectiveness of digital display campaigns. Our scalable, web-based software works with any digital display to create, manage and track the results of your marketing content easily. Next-gen features such as car counting and face tracking with Cirrus Sight open new opportunities for measuring success, A/B testing and attracting new customers.

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SignCommand.com
www.signcommand.com

SignCommand.com is a website that allows someone to program their EBSCO LED sign from any internet-connected device. A user can program messages on their LED display at any time and from anywhere in the world.

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ONYX 12.2
www.onyxgfx.com/products/onyx-12

ONYX 12.2 software the latest version of the company’s wide-format print workflow and RIP products. This version builds on a foundation of speed and accelerated performance, giving users the ability to do more in less time. Features in ONYX 12.2 software include improved RIP and data transfer processing speeds, a new multi-roll user interface with a live view of loaded media and automated roll selection between jobs, streamlined media and page size handling, a new user interface offering a detailed view into printer status, cutting workflow updates, easier access to job scaling and rotation functions, and full support for the Konica Minolta Autoscan Spectrophotometer FD-9 color device.

ONYX Hub
www.onyxgfx.com/products/onyxhub

ONYX Hub software is a business intelligence tool with a browser-based dashboard that provides easy-to-understand data across a wide-format print service provider’s entire site to enable better business decisions. It collects data by job, station and printer, including actual costs, and presents that data in real-time for immediate visibility into the production environment. With current, historic and trend data, and ink usage and media waste reporting, users can better understand their costs, improve profitability and diagnose areas to increase efficiency. Using ONYX Hub software, business owners can gain insight using trend reporting and costing to optimize workflow and better manage their business.

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DGSHAPE LD-80 Laser Foil Decorator
www.rolanddga.com

The DGSHAPE LD-80 Laser Foil Decorator is a unique device that uses laser light to customize/personalize plastics, leather and other materials with stunning hot foil text, graphics and designs. Developed for use by print service provides, retailers, awards/recognition businesses, and vendors at special events, the LD-80 portability and small footprint make it ideal for operations and kiosks with limited space. Unlike larger, more expensive hot stamp machines, the LD-80 is perfect for decorating individual objects or for shorter runs. Setup is simple, and operating and consumable costs are extremely low. Powerful METAZA Studio software, included with the LD-80, ensures optimum functionality and ease of use.

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Boss LSR
www.bosslaser.com

The all-new Boss LSR was designed with efficiency in mind. Gone are the days of operating two distinctly different machines to accomplish one job. The LSR takes the precision and speed of laser technology and combines it with the traditional material processing power of a CNC router. The synergistic effect of combining two machines into one gives operators the ability to significantly expand their material library.The LSR can be fitted with up to a 150-watt laser and 12kW spindle, making it capable of cutting up to 1,100 inches per minute. All of this is controlled with a closed loop servo system for pinpoint accuracy.

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HP PrintOS
www.hp.com/go/printos

HP PrintOS is a print production operating system with a set of ten web and mobile apps that help you get more out of your HP presses and printers, and simplify and automate your production. Use PrintOS to continuously improve your operations, inspire your staff, and make better, faster decisions. PrintOS can manage any number of jobs from submission to shipment, help you collaborate with partners and colleagues, and enable you to discover new opportunities for growth. Access the open and secure cloud-based PrintOS platform virtually anytime and anywhere.

HP Latex 1500 Printer
www.hp.com/go/latex1500

Affordable superwide 3.2-m (126-inch) HP Latex 1500 Printer.
Productive superwide applications.

  • Print SAV at 45 m2 (480 ft2 )/hr indoor quality, PVC banner at 74 m2 (800 ft2)/hr outdoor quality.
  • Deliver vivid textiles quickly, up to 24 m2 (260 ft2)/hr; optional ink collector kit for porous textiles.
  • Automatically print double-sided backlit applications with the optional double-sided day night kit.
  • Cut risk, eliminate delays: prints are dry and scratch resistant immediately after printing.

Quality results with every print.

  • Get the color and quality you expect with innovative HP technology including OMAS, embedded spectrophotometer.
  • Match tile edges confidently: advanced features enable HP printheads to deliver color consistency and dE2000.
  • Maintain quality print after print with 1200 dpi HP Thermal Inkjet printheads and auto nozzle replacement.
  • Get quality results over the life of the printer with timely, routine HP Print Care preventive maintenance.

Cut costs, keep control.

  • Help reduce your running costs with cost-effective 5-liter HP ink cartridges.
  • Do quick visual checks: the accessible print zone features LED lighting, at-a-glance monitoring on a busy production floor with internal print server alerts and status beacon signals.
  • More unattended printing with a robust roll-to-roll design that drives up to 150 m2 (1600 ft2) PVC banner production.

 

HP Latex 315 Print and Cut Solution
www.hp.com/go/latexprintandcut

The Latex 315 Print and Cut Solution is a dual-device solution for simultaneous printing and cutting in a single workflow, delivering 50 percent time savings. Designed for sign shops, quick printers and print service providers (PSPs) to help grow business, the 54″ HP Latex 315 Print and Cut solutions offer dramatically more efficient production for a broad range of applications such as high-quality floor and window graphics, as well as stickers and customizable clothing.

 

HP Latex 335 Print and Cut Solution
www.hp.com/go/latexprintandcut

The Latex 335 Print and Cut Solution is a dual-device solution for simultaneous printing and cutting in a single workflow, delivering 50 percent time savings. Designed for sign shops, quick printers and print service providers (PSPs) to help grow business, the 64″ HP Latex 335 Print and Cut solutions offer dramatically more efficient production for a broad range of applications such as high-quality floor and window graphics, as well as stickers and customizable clothing.
 

Print Factory

PrintFactory Cloud
www.printfactory.cloud

PrintFactory Cloud’s core features have evolved from proprietary PDF RIP technology. But the platform does much more than convert super-wide documents into color correct output. It is a complete workflow solution enabling LFP operations to double their throughput by leveraging features such as:

  • XML/JDF Job Submission — powerful integration with existing MIS/workflow solutions, providing end-to-end file processing/delivery.
  • Dynamic Nesting — enabling companies to create dynamically nesting workflows with local delivery to an infinite number of RIPs/printers.
  • Ink/Media Reporting — real-time data on ink and media usage, enabling companies to manage consumables more accurately than ever before.

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Twin Workflow
www.SummaAmerica.com

The Twin Workflow is designed to maximize productivity, with flexibility in the finishing workflow. At the core of this innovating cutting solution is a Summa F Series flatbed (F1612) and a Summa S Class 2 OPOS-CAM roll cutter (S2TC160). Both cutters are connected by the SummaFlex Pro software solution. The Twin Workflow has been developed to allow you to choose the optimal workflow for your specific job. By using the strength of both machines, productivity will be increased considerably. The Twin Workflow allows the processing of a job initiated on a Summa S Class 2 roll cutter (kiss-cutting) and to finish the job on an F1612 flatbed cutter (cutting through). Both machines use the same cut-data and read the same marks by utilizing the built-in camera on each of the cutting systems.

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Electronic & Traditional Signage

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INCISEON Skeletonized
www.inciseon.com

INCISEON Skeletonized is revolutionizing the sign industry as a 12v direct replacement for glass tube neon. INCISEON has received both a UL-Listed and a UL Sign Accessory designation, making it widely adaptable for any neon retrofit or neon-look project, and also extremely easy for anyone to install. The patented technology behind INCISEON is the only custom-ordered neon replacement product in existence that illuminates 360 degrees with the glow and awe of traditional neon. INCISEON is custom manufactured according to customer-supplied art and specs and arrives to the customer rigid and bent to shape. INCISEON has no minimum or maximum size restrictions, cut lengths, or complicated installation methods. INCISEON can even be hung from an overhead support without any deformity or loss of shape. Mounting options and adaptability are limitless.

In 2018, INCISEON introduced tube-coated colors, expanding the color selection of the Skeletonized product line to 26 standard colors. This is a true revolution in the neon replacement market, propelling INCISEON to be THE FUTURE OF NEON.

MicroLite
www.ComponentSignage.com

MicroLite is a revolutionary new product that allows internal halo lighting in very small dimensional/fabricated letters that was not possible untill now. The product line uses the same patented technology as INCISEON, which allows bright and even illumination with small characters and thin strokes. MicroLite can halo light dimensional and miniature fabricated letters as little as 1/2″ deep and letter strokes as thin as 3/8″. Utilizing the light-dispersing and light-intensifying characteristics of INCISEON allows for the letters to produce an even and bright halo illumination against any backdrop. Even high-gloss backgrounds that are notorious for showing the slightest hint of hotspots will mirror the even glow that projects out of MicroLite letters.

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Colite Technologies Renewable Lighting
www.colite.com/products/colite-signage/energy-solutions/colite-turbines

Our latest innovation is our Industry Renewable Lighting: a unique hybrid of wind, solar power and signage that delivers a branded, off-grid lighting solution with three times the impact of traditional on-grid electric lighting.For companies trying to reduce their carbon footprint and increase their use of renewable energy, our technology provides a highly reliable and cost-effective lighting solution that is perfect for parking lots, pathways, business parks, public areas and remote locations.

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Neon Sign, LED Sign, LEDeon Sign
www.gmdisplay.com

Good Maker Display is a professional manufacturer of sign, POP and display products. We understand that a brand's point-of-sale display, sign or promotional materials must excite the consumer's senses and stimulate them in action to reach out and embrace the brand.

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LED Neon Flex Vivid Pixel
www.glls.com/products/led-neon-flex/vivid-pixel

Vivid Pixel is our 2017 Lighting Design Award-winning linear LED lighting fixture. With over 16.5 million possible color combinations, Vivid Pixel is the perfect light for any project. DMX compatible, this fixture is capable of creating amazing light shows and animations!

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T2 Extreme
www.weldmaster.com/machines/t2-extreme

The T2 Extreme is a robust, table-mounted welder for all of your banners and signs! This welder was designed specifically for all of the small sign shops around the world. The T2 Extreme is a cost-effective welder for small jobs. It allows customers to produce high-quality welded seams while eliminating consumable costs associated with taping and sewing. It is small but heavy-duty for long use and is equipped with a driven top and bottom weld roller for consistent pressure and reduced wrinkles. To learn more about this product, visit our website at www.weldmaster.com/machines/t2-extreme or visit us at ISA Sign Expo® in Booth 1835!

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Super ChannelBender XP
www.channelbender.com/channelbenders/super-channelbender-xp

As material feeds through the Super ChannelBender XP, 1/8” rivet holes are hydraulically punched on each side of the seam overlap. These holes align perfectly, which makes final riveting a snap. No more drilling as holes of 1/8” or 1/4” can be punched in any location on the letter return or the flange to serve as pilot holes for screws, rivets or even drain holes for exterior mounted letters. In the past, these functions were all done manually and required a significant amount of time and labor. Lastly, the Super ChannelBender XP's highly advanced software and extremely tight tolerances allow the XP to form a slight relief bend at the letter seam which effectively conceals the seam from view, greatly improving visual aesthetics.
 

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LED Flexi Neon Light, LED Neon Sign
www.liyu-led.com

  • Manufacturer since 2008.
  • Pioneer and standard-setter of LED flex neon sign.
  • Only LED neon sign manufacturer in China with one invention and eight applications for patents.

Recruiting area distributors all over the world. Join us now! You will take advantage of one invention and eight applications for patents, free patent technical training, the best cost performance and raw material supply, and client resources in your area.

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L Series Interactive Tablet and Self-Service Kiosk
www.elclcd.com

13.3″, 15.6″, 17.3″ L Series interactive tablet, cap touch, RK3368/2G/16GB/Wi-Fi/RJ45/Camera/Microphone/NFC (optional). 32″ self-service kiosk, cap touch/RK3288/2G/16GB/Wi-Fi/Rj45.
 

Sorrento Technologies

Sorrento Tech LED Gas Price Sign Changer
www.sorrentotech.com

Sorrento Tech manufactures the lightest, thinnest and easiest-to-install LED gas price changer:

  • Digit sizes range from 6″ to 78″, larger sizes available upon request.
  • LED colors include red, green and white.
  • All electronics are fully potted in silicone for superior weatherproofing.
  • Aluminum unibody shells provide structural strength and frontal protection.
  • Patented distributed controller architecture allows for cable-less design.
  • Every digit is individually controlled and powered with miniaturized electronics embedded in each.
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The Channelletter Former
www.channelletterformer.com

The Channelletter Former produces channel letter faces, push-through letters, and thermal-form signs and parts withstand both weather and time, ensuring a standard of quality and reliability far above previous standards and expectations.
 

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VorTex Bolero S225
www.ultraflexx.com/product/vortex-bolero-s225

A product within the VorTex Soft Signage Solutions line of fabrics, VorTex Bolero S225 is a 6.5 oz. bright white woven polyester fabric enriches colors, producing vivid eye-catching images. The product may be used for a wide range of applications including light boxes, POP displays, backlit displays/frames, indoor banner displays and roll up displays. The material is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV and latex printing. The material is fire resistant and is available in widths from 54″ to 126″.

BravuraBacklit LTX 190
www.ultraflexx.com/product/bravura-tm-backlit-ltx-190

Bravura Backlit LTX 190 is a 190 micron, 7.5 mil., non-cur, PET film designed specifically for backlit displays. The material has a whiteness level of 10,  allowing for excellent color gradation, vivid colors and high image resolution for backlit viewing. Bravura Backlit LTX 190 is printable on two sides (one side offers a matte finis; one side offers a gloss finish). The product is compatible with UV and latex inks. Available in widths from 40″ to 86″ on 98′ long rolls.

MultiTex S285
www.ultraflexx.com

An 8.4 oz. multi-purpose canvas made from 100% polyester spun yarn. The 100% polyester or “synthetic” canvas looks the same as true canvas. Delivers exceptional value and versatility while being the economical choice for canvas materials.

 

VorTex Backlit Event T202
www.ultraflexx.com

VorTex Backlit Event T202 is a 5.96 oz. woven polyester fabric within the VorTex Soft Signage Solutions line of fabrics. The unique construction eliminates spider cracking, and wrinkles disappear under tension. The fabric offers high-resolution imaging when printed via the dye-sublimation transfer process. Available in widths of 63″ and 126″.

 

VorTex Grand Display D223
www.ultraflexx.com/product-category/vortex-d-line

A product within the VorTex Soft Signage Solutions line of fabrics. A 6.5 oz., 100% polyester, tight-knitted fabric. The material is crease-free and ideal for roll-up and pop-up displays. Specifically treated for direct dye-sublimation, UV, latex and transfer print processes. Available in 126″ and 198″ widths.

VorTex Mambo S170
www.ultraflexx.com/product-category/vortex-s-line

A product within the VorTex Soft Signage Solutions line of fabrics VorTex Mambo S170 was developed for quality design and optimal print performance. A 5.0 oz, 100% woven bright white polyester material ideal for backlit displays. The fabric is latex and UV printable and certified for HP Latex Inks. VorTex Mambo S170 is fire resistant and is available in widths from 61” to 198’’.

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SignRayz ULTRA 400 Series
www.agilight.com

Different depth ranges and widths options, one bright solution! The SignRayz ULTRA 400 is the new comprehensive option for backlit applications. Available in three lumen outputs and a super low profile at 1.2’’ (compared to the standard 5’’ depth range), the ULTRA 400 offers options for shallow- to medium-depth box signs, and for narrow to wide channel letters. Its new batwing optic uniformly distributes light, increasing the coverage area with fewer LED modules while lowering the cost per sign.

  • ULTRA 470TM 70 lumens per module, 150 mm spacing.
  • ULTRA 450TM 58 lumens per module, 150 mm spacing.
  • ULTRA 430TM 32 lumens per module, 100 mm spacing.
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EZ Free LED Reflective Sheet
www.ezsheet.co.kr

EZ Free Sheet has been perfected over several years and is without equal in the sign industry. It can be used and expressed for all your advertising signage needs, and will be assembled at a low cost. The key purpose of EZ Free Sheet is to create advertising image innovation, energy savings and cost-efficient installation without unnecessary processes, such as V-cut or laser methods for making LGP.

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LS900 Edge
www.gravograph.us/products-and-consumables/products/laser-solutions/co-heavy-duty

Gravotech Inc. (Duluth, GA) is proud to announce the new addition of the Gravograph LS900 Edge to its growing laser engraving line. The Gravograph LS900 Edge is the best of two worlds. It is a dual source gantry laser consisting of a CO2 source (40watt) and Fiber source (20watt, 30watt, 50watt). Unlike competitive machines, LS900 Edge is easier and faster to use because you do not have to change the lens when switching from CO2 to Fiber. This reliable engraver comes with a 24’’x 24’’ engraving area that is combined with the 9.8 Z travel and X-axis pass-through. This machine was engineered for productivity and comes with multiple features such as automatic focal adjustment. The laser engraver is sold with GravotechTM LaserStyle software.

 

Gravolase Metallics Exterior
www.gravograph.us/news-events/products/meet-gravolase-metallics-exterior

Gravotech Inc. (Duluth, GA) is proud to announce the new addition of Gravolase Metallics Exterior plastic material line! Gravolase Metallics is the premium metal alternative for exterior signage. This plastic material is durable enough to withstand the outdoor elements, while pliable enough to create intricately detailed engravings. Currently, it is available in 4 colors, 3 finishes, 3 thicknesses, and 3 standard sheet sizes. This material is great for multiple avenues of signage such as indoor and outdoor signage, professional plates, identification tags, and more. Metal signage can be expensive, so why not get the look of metal in an exterior-grade, durable material.
 

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Cylindrical Hi Power MAGNETS
www.jbartstudio.com

We offer high-quality, cylindrically designed letter-holding magnets and studs ideal for holding Jewelite trim cap/Channelume/Metal Return in position during assembly of channel letters. These high-power magnets are multinational and are used in different aspects in manufacturing sign letters. We also offer computerized chemically etched metal plaques in stainless steel, brass and copper. Our new range includes metal business cards, metal wedding invites, and metal bookmarks in gold and silver plating.

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SolaRay Sequin Sign & Display Panels
www.radiantmfg.com/high-resolution-solaray

SolaRay Sequin Sign & Display Panels offer high visibility and high impact to otherwise static 2-dimensional non-electrified signs and graphics. Using the latest digital printing technologies Radiant Mfg. has combined the speed and efficiency of flexo printing with their experience in automated production and manufacturing to develop a new, much easier to implement and install sequin sign product. SolaRay Sequin Sign & Display Panels are turn-key, arrive fully assembled in large sections cut to the client’s specs, crated and ready for onsite installation. SolaRay Sequin Sign & Display Panels are ideal for interior and exterior, short and long term large signage, billboard, and grand format graphics applications.

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Latex Vinyl
www.cowron.com

Vinyl compatible with latex, eco-solvent, solvent and UV printers.

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Origin
www.shapertools.com

Shaper Origin is the worlds first hand-held CNC router. Using its onboard touchscreen and three-axis positioning system, Origin combines the precision of a robotic fabrication tool with the flexibility and portability of hand-held tool. It will cut intricate shapes in wood, soft metals, plastics and composites with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. Origin is an intuitive and affordable way to take the capabilities of sign fabricators and installers to the next level.

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Woodgrain Replicates
www.SignsByBenchmark.com

Signs By Benchmark now offers Woodgrain Replicates in a variety of styles and colors, including custom orders. Using its proprietary expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam as the substrate, Woodgrain Replicates can be finished to match virtually any wood texture. Available for indoor and outdoor applications, Woodgrain Replicates can be produced simply as accent pieces or blank, for customers to apply the copy of their choice or have Signs By Benchmark finish the project with any of our lettering techniques for a completely turnkey product. Installation is easy, maintenance is minimal, and, unlike real wood, our material will not rot or degrade over time.

SGS 400
www.sunbrella.com/SGS

SGS 400 is a versatile system that rapidly creates custom logo designs and multicolor graphics with no minimum fabric requirement. The motorized lid is operated by a dual-button control, allowing users to effortlessly raise and seal the lid. Fabric feeds through either side or the front of the machine for added convenience. The SGS 400 machine has approximately three times the working area of its smaller predecessor, standing at five by ten feet. The SGS 400 creates limitless possibilities for adding decorative graphics to Sunbrella and FIRESIST fabrics and is adaptable for many applications including but not limited to commercial awnings, market umbrellas, flags, banners, marine tops and covers.

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ThinkSign Xtreme EMC
www.thinksign.com

A thinner, lighter and smarter FCC-compliant, UL-Listed EMC product.

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UCJV300-160 UV-LED Cut-and-Print Device
www.mimakiusa.com/UCJV300

The Mimaki UCJV300-160 cut-and-print device provides more than a simple print and cut experience: it goes beyond extraordinary to deliver an awe-inspiring range of applications and versatility. The UCJV300-160 model is the only 64″ UV printer offering in-line cutting capability, and featuring white ink to enable four-layer printing. Create stunning transitional backlit panels that “change” color schemes with the light source. Print and cut — or cut first then print — labels, decals, window clings, vehicle markings, etc., all on one unit. Flexible UV-cure inks expand the possibilities for you to offer unique capabilities to keep you competitive.

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SpotOn Floor 200
www.drytac.com/spotonr-floor-200.html

SpotOn Floor 200 is a self-adhesive textured print media that is approved for floor graphics without the need for lamination. Intended for short-term indoor floor applications, this 8 mil. (200 micron) matte PVC film features Drytac’s proprietary SpotOn dot-pattern adhesive for easy, bubble-free application to a wide variety of smooth floor surfaces. SpotOn Floor 200 has been certified by CTIOA and has achieved a low slip potential rating in both wet and dry scenarios. SpotOn Floor 200 is compatible with Solvent, HP Latex certified and UV wide-format inkjet printers and available in widths up to 54″ (1372mm).

ViziPrint Illuminate
www.drytac.com/viziprint-illuminate.html

ViziPrint Illuminate is a 4 mil. translucent matte PET film that uses a mechanical bond to adhere images to glass and other smooth, flat surfaces. ViziPrint Illuminate has a bright white base color and can diffuse light, creating more brilliant window graphics with a wider color gamut. Additionally, the film is also ideal for use with privacy or decorative glass applications and backlit displays. ViziPrint Illuminate is compatible with UV and HP Latex certified print technologies and is available in widths up to 60″.

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Holographic 60/40 Window Perforated Window Vinyl
www.gansdigital.com/2017/07/28/holographic-window-perf/

Gans Holographic Perforated Window Vinyl stands out above the rest! Its universally-preferred 60/40 print-surface-to-holes ratio is ideal for storefronts, office buildings, high-end hotels and restaurants, as well as vehicles. Its prismatic surface is certain to be eye-catching both in the printed space and the negative space as well. Color-shifting imagery catches a viewer's eye and this product is best utilized where sunlight can work to enhance the prismatic and holographic effects of the surface!

Printable Wood Grain

Our wood grain film is strikingly natural and appealing. But most impressive is the physical imprint of texture, creating a realistic and stylish wood look. It is UV printable and it can be cut out into shapes and letters. You can wrap it on objects and fixtures to give it more seamless installation. The most cost-effective wood grain in the industry.

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VersaTech2
www.mctdigital.com

VersaTech2 culminates from 18 years of product development expertise, including pioneering of vision cameras to allow flatbed cutters to achieve cut-to-print accuracy. VersaTech2 has made no compromise to bring to market the fastest and most accurate router/knife cutting, but has the added capability to laser cut and seal fabric and cut acrylic with polished edges plus laser etching on both fabrics and rigid materials. Incorporating the easy-to-use TigerVision software, with its QR-code job recognition, new compensations for fabric, and superior jobs longer than the table, VersaTech2 provides everything a printer needs to be successful for more of its jobs. Adding RIP integration, packaging and POP capability, true shape nesting and estimation software rounds out the strongest flatbed product offering.
 

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Photo Tex — OPA Opaque
www.phototexgroup.com

Photo Tex — OPA is a opaque blockout made of 100% polyester self-adhesive fabric used for temporary signage, POP, retail outlets, stadiums, events, schools, airports and wallpaper.

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Sawgrass SubliJet-HD Pro Photo Ink
www.sawgrassink.com/Products/Inks/SubliJet-Sublimation-Inks/SubliJet-HD-Sublimation-Inks

Sawgrass SubliJet-HD Pro Photo ink for the VJ 628 8-color printer delivers stunning images that bring visual signage to life on a variety of substrates, including metal, glass, acrylic, wood and ceramics. For our entry, we used SubliJet-HD Pro Photo ink to imprint a Duraluxe outdoor metal panel. The final product offers:

  • Outstanding, HD imaging with fine gradients and deep colors designed for high-end, professional photo and art reproduction.
  • Five-year fade-resistance warranty.
  • UV stability with superior fade and wear resistance.
  • Excellent chemical resistance.
  • Graffiti and environmental damage resistance.

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3M Wrap Film Series 1080
www.3M.com/1080Films

In 2017, 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 continued its expansion with the debut of 16 new colors. The additions cover a wide spectrum of rich and vibrant tones and include: Satin Thundercloud, Satin Vampire Red, Satin Caramel Luster, Gloss Wicked, Gloss Plum Explosion, Gloss Blue Fire, Matrix Black, Dead Matte Black, Shadow Black, Satin Key West, Gloss Galaxy Black and Gloss Glacier Gray, and a 4 new color-flip options — Gloss Flip Deep Space, Satin Flip Volcanic Flare, Gloss Flip Psychedelic and Satin Flip Ghost Pearl. 3M vinyl wraps boast features that make installation quick and efficient, resulting in vehicle wraps that will conquer the competition and wow customers at every turn.

3M Scotchlite Reflective Graphic Film 780mC-10R
www.3m.com/3M/en_US/graphics-signage-us/resources/ij180mc

3M Scotchlite Reflective Graphic Film 780mC-10R is a robust, highly conformable reflective film that holds around curves and complex shapes. Engineered with heat recovery properties, any bruising or dark spots that occur during installation can easily be repaired using heat. Installation and removal is simplified with this film not only because of its heat recovery abilities, but also its formulation with new micro Comply adhesive technology with non-visible air release channels for enhanced repositionability. The retroreflective technology built into the film provides high visibility at wide angles on vehicles, moveable assets and structures to help keep people and property safer at night.

3M Controltac Graphic Film with Comply Adhesive Series 180mC
www.3MGraphics.com

3M Controltac Graphic Film with Comply Adhesive Series 180mC is the newest 3M Opaque Graphic Film. The product features a micro Comply Adhesive with non-visible air release channels for enhanced repositionability, smooth graphic appearance, ease of installation and excellent application tape adhesion to liners for cut letters and graphics. Building off the longstanding success of 3M Opaque Graphic Films, 3M also announced the addition of 22 colors to the 180mC product line. The 22 colors raise the complete color palette to a total of 84 colors.

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Epson SureColor F9370 Dye-Sublimation Inkjet Printer
https://epson.com/For-Work/Printers/Large-Format/Epson-SureColor-F9370-Dye-sublimation-Inkjet-Printer/p/SCF9370PS

The Epson SureColor F9370 64″ dye-sublimation transfer printer is designed for high-speed, economical, medium- to large-volume dye-sublimation transfer printing. It delivers speeds up to 1,169 square feet/hour and features a new integrated fabric wiping system coupled with a highly accurate roll-to-roll media support system with advanced auto paper-tension control. Leveraging dual Epson PrecisionCore TFP printheads and Epson UltraChrome DS with High-Density Black ink, the SureColor F9370 produces output with exceptional color saturation and high contrast to support a range of production needs including fabric production, customized promotional production and soft signage.

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HP PrintOS
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HP PrintOS is a print production operating system with a set of ten web and mobile apps that help you get more out of your HP presses and printers, and simplify and automate your production. Use PrintOS to continuously improve your operations, inspire your staff, and make better, faster decisions. PrintOS can manage any number of jobs from submission to shipment, help you collaborate with partners and colleagues, and enable you to discover new opportunities for growth. Access the open and secure cloud-based PrintOS platform virtually anytime and anywhere.

HP Latex 1500 Printer
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Affordable superwide 3.2-m (126-inch) HP Latex 1500 Printer.
Productive superwide applications.

  • Print SAV at 45 m2 (480 ft2 )/hr indoor quality, PVC banner at 74 m2 (800 ft2)/hr outdoor quality.
  • Deliver vivid textiles quickly, up to 24 m2 (260 ft2)/hr; optional ink collector kit for porous textiles.
  • Automatically print double-sided backlit applications with the optional double-sided day night kit.
  • Cut risk, eliminate delays: prints are dry and scratch resistant immediately after printing.

Quality results with every print.

  • Get the color and quality you expect with innovative HP technology including OMAS, embedded spectrophotometer.
  • Match tile edges confidently: advanced features enable HP printheads to deliver color consistency and dE2000.
  • Maintain quality print after print with 1200 dpi HP Thermal Inkjet printheads and auto nozzle replacement.
  • Get quality results over the life of the printer with timely, routine HP Print Care preventive maintenance.

Cut costs, keep control.

  • Help reduce your running costs with cost-effective 5-liter HP ink cartridges.
  • Do quick visual checks: the accessible print zone features LED lighting, at-a-glance monitoring on a busy production floor with internal print server alerts and status beacon signals.
  • More unattended printing with a robust roll-to-roll design that drives up to 150 m2 (1600 ft2) PVC banner production.

 

HP Latex 315 Print and Cut Solution
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The Latex 315 Print and Cut Solution is a dual-device solution for simultaneous printing and cutting in a single workflow, delivering 50 percent time savings. Designed for sign shops, quick printers and print service providers (PSPs) to help grow business, the 54″ HP Latex 315 Print and Cut solutions offer dramatically more efficient production for a broad range of applications such as high-quality floor and window graphics, as well as stickers and customizable clothing.

 

HP Latex 335 Print and Cut Solution
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The Latex 335 Print and Cut Solution is a dual-device solution for simultaneous printing and cutting in a single workflow, delivering 50 percent time savings. Designed for sign shops, quick printers and print service providers (PSPs) to help grow business, the 64″ HP Latex 335 Print and Cut solutions offer dramatically more efficient production for a broad range of applications such as high-quality floor and window graphics, as well as stickers and customizable clothing.
 

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Super Splice
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The Miratec Systems Super Splice is an exclusive product achievement that eliminates an age old problem! When installing printed graphics that utilize vinyl and exceed 60″, a splice line has always been visible. Today, when two pieces of vinyl are joined together to complete a graphic, they must be overlapped 3/8” to ensure stability and prevent light leaks. When backlit, this overlap creates a very noticeable line in the graphic at the exact location of this splice. Everyone in the industry has noticed this line, and until now, has accepted it. The consensus is that the “seam line,” as it’s commonly referred to, is undesirable but also unavoidable.At Miratec Systems, our Pure Color Technology has helped us perfect an innovative and invisible way to join two pieces of clear vinyl. The Miratec Systems Super Splice gives the stability needed to prevent light leaks, and, most excitingly, causes the splice line to disappear when backlit! It will perform as though there is no splice whatsoever!The Super Splice will eliminate not only an unsightly splice line but also the need to figure out a custom splice placement that can often add cost to a project. The appearance of a seam-free graphic can set the work of a company apart from the competition and be a huge advantage when bidding on projects. The Super Splice, along with Pure Color Technology, is necessary to create the very best vinyl prints available!

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DGSHAPE LD-80 Laser Foil Decorator
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The DGSHAPE LD-80 Laser Foil Decorator is a unique device that uses laser light to customize/personalize plastics, leather and other materials with stunning hot foil text, graphics and designs. Developed for use by print service provides, retailers, awards/recognition businesses, and vendors at special events, the LD-80 portability and small footprint make it ideal for operations and kiosks with limited space. Unlike larger, more expensive hot stamp machines, the LD-80 is perfect for decorating individual objects or for shorter runs. Setup is simple, and operating and consumable costs are extremely low. Powerful METAZA Studio software, included with the LD-80, ensures optimum functionality and ease of use.

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Microlux Soft 8179WFLBS
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Top Value Fabrics Microlux Soft 8179WFLBS is a unique 8 oz. backlit fabric printable on either side, allowing for varying textured looks and print results. It has a smooth, satin-like face and textured back. A strength of this optic white fabric is its appeal in both frontlit and backlit environments. Microlux Soft 8179WFLBS is widely utilized for backlit silicone edge frame systems due to its versatility, brilliant color and image sharpness when printed. This coated fabric has very stable dimensional stretch for fitting perfectly into frame systems and a premium coating for light diffusion eliminating “hot spots” from LED light sources. This 100% warp knit polyester fabric is flame resistant and recyclable.
 

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