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ISA Sign Expo® Innovation Awards

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. ISA Sign Expo®'s media partners will determine a winner for each of the following categories (including  new categories):

  • Business Services/Software
  • Digital Displays
  • Inks
  • Lighting and Lighting Components
  • Media and Substrates
  • Production Technologies
  • Printers
  • Tools  

Submit a Nomination

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, January 31, 2020.
Award Winners will be announced in February 2020.

2019 Winners

3m Logo
Business Solutions/Software

Booth: 4235

3M Graphics Install Wizard
www.3m.com/graphicswizard

Business Solutions/Software Category - WINNER
The 3M™ Graphics Install Wizard is a new software application to manage installation workflow by serving as a platform to share job details, documents, completion photos and more. Graphic Manufacturers can list job opportunities, accept bids, book jobs and manage a consistent workflow. Manage jobs with your in-house crew or access a database of installers based on location and capabilities. Installers can increase visibility and receive more installation work by bidding on new projects. The 3M™ Graphics Install Wizard is available for desktops and as an IOS app and the software is not exclusive to 3M authorized installers. 

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N Glantz Logo
Electronic & Traditional Sign Products

Booth: 2521

HYPERVSN Solo
www.nglantz.com/hypervsn

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category - WINNER
HYPERVSN is an Integrated 3D Holographic Display System that produces hi-resolution 3D visuals and images to appear to be floating in mid-air. LEDs are placed on 4 rays that spin, creating an illusion of a hologram. This is digital signage of the future and now we bring you the Solo L, the original HYPERVSN Solo Device with a 33% increased ray size - producing 3D visuals up to 75cm in size. This is our brand-new Device that has just been launched. The world around us is in 3D, we believe your Digital signage should be too.

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Avery Dennison 1797 A
Substrates & Inks

Booth: 1535

MPI 1405 PVC-Free Media
https://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/graphics-products/digitally-printable-films/supercast-digital-color-graphics/mpi-1405.html

Substrates & Inks Category - WINNER
Avery Dennison MPI 1405 Easy Apply™ RS is a PVC-free film, which has been engineered to meet a variety of outdoor graphic applications with one head-turning solution. MPI 1405 is a premium, digitally printable film that captivates with superior color pop and conformability to tough textured surfaces, including brick and cinderblock. DOL 6460, clear overlaminate is recommended for use with MPI 1405. 

The MPI 1405 film features patented air-egress technology that helps eliminate wrinkles and bubbles during installation making installation faster and results in a surface that your clients will love. Its long-term removable adhesive provides the right amount of tack until its time to change when it can be removed easily and cleanly! 

MPI 1405 is printable across all platforms: latex, UV and solvent/ eco-solvent.

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Roland Logo Regular R
Printers

Booth: 1419

Roland TrueVIS VG2 Series Eco-Solvent Wide-Format Printer/Cutters
https://www.rolanddga.com

Printers Category - WINNER
Roland’s new TrueVIS VG2 series printer/cutters offer comprehensive color choices in new TR2 ink including Orange, White and CMYKLcLm “ with a wider color gamut, and leading media certifications. For true unattended production, machine efficiency and print-and-cut accuracy have been optimized, with an included new take-up system, auto-adjusting pinch rollers, and slide-out ink-pouch trays to minimize waste and set-up time. Included VersaWorks 6 RIP software has powerful new tools like the True Rich Color preset, which lets you combine vibrant colors with neutral grays and natural skin tones, as well as the Multiprocess Color function, which allows Orange ink to be used as a process color.

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Business Services/Software

3m Logo 300x158

Booth: 4235

3M Graphics Install Wizard
www.3m.com/graphicswizard

Business Solutions/Software Category - WINNER
The 3M™ Graphics Install Wizard is a new software application to manage installation workflow by serving as a platform to share job details, documents, completion photos and more. Graphic Manufacturers can list job opportunities, accept bids, book jobs and manage a consistent workflow. Manage jobs with your in-house crew or access a database of installers based on location and capabilities. Installers can increase visibility and receive more installation work by bidding on new projects. The 3M™ Graphics Install Wizard is available for desktops and as an IOS app and the software is not exclusive to 3M authorized installers. 

 

3M Wrap Film GC451 Gloss Silver Chrome
http://3m.com/chrome

Substrates & Inks Category
Take your chrome wrap to the next level with our 60" chrome! Discover the benefits of our 3M Wrap Film 1080-GC451 Gloss Silver Chrome! 

  • Wrap most vehicles without seams
  • Confidence in your work with conformability and lifting resistance
  • Good color stay when stretched
  • Rich chrome look
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Hp Logo 297x300

Booth: 1919, 1935

HP PrintOS
https://www8.hp.com/us/en/commercial-printers/floater/printos.html

Business Solutions/Software Category
With the HP PrintOS print production operating system you know more, do more, and grow. This cloud-based platform has web and mobile apps for your HP devices and adapts your operations to market needs. It’s the difference between keeping up and speeding ahead. 

  • No hardware to buy, software licenses fees, or installation. 
  • HP manages upgrades and updates remotely – no need to download, install, or manage any of it. 
  • 24x7 service monitoring and automated service 
  • Open APIs that allow easy and simple integration with other solutions and products. 
  • State-of-the-art HP security, privacy, and availability commitment built on AWS.

 

HP Latex R Printer Series
https://www8.hp.com/us/en/commercial-printers/latex-printers/r-series.html

Printers Category
The HP Latex R Printer Series, with both the HP Latex R1000 Plus Printer and the HP Latex R2000 Plus Printer, is the only true hybrid solution that is equally strong in rigid and flexible substrate printing. The technology sets customers apart with: 

  1. a wide, vibrant color gamut 
  2. the glossiest, high opacity, non-yellowing white ink 
  3. no waste between white ink jobs with removable HP Thermal Inkjet heads stored in an offline rotating chamber, automatic re-circulation of ink, and nozzle checks 
  4. a new overcoat option for improved scratch-resistance when lamination is not practical 
  5. smart printing with automatic maintenance, smart vacuum, assisted loading and preventive alerts.

 

Onyx Logo

Booth: 2347

ONYX 18.5
https://www.onyxgfx.com/products/onyx18/

Business Solutions/Software Category
ONYX 18.5 builds upon award-winning ONYX 18 that ushered in industry-defining new technologies for color accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards that can be validated to customers; and is the first RIP solution with the Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 (APPE 5.1). This new version release includes the latest technological advances, including support for PDF 2.0 features, like black-point compensation. New spot color tools bring greater accuracy and vibrancy, enhanced iccMAX compatibility, and a new Quick Set application library management to get sellable prints faster. ONYX 18.5 represents the next level of technology to meet the business needs of PSPs globally.
 

Print Factory

Booth: 861

PrintFactory Cloud
https://www.printfactory.cloud/

Business Solutions/Software Category
PrintFactory Cloud is a revolutionary concept that delivers on the promise of a simplified workflow process to equip the sector for lights out automation. Powered by the cloud, the software gives sign printers the ability to: 

  • Automatically schedule jobs according to deadlines so jobs are only sent to print once absolutely ready 
  • Carry out production tasks in the cloud 
  • Leverage an intuitive dashboard for real-time insights 
  • Intelligently calculate the most efficient nest to minimize waste and ensure deadlines are met with dynamic nesting technology 
  • Easily create third party workflows with a live MIS connector and extensive API, avoiding the need for costly custom development

Graphical System Usa Logo

Booth: 857

Graphic Tracer Professional
https://www.graphicpowers.com

Graphic Tracer Professional is a new, easy to use software program that was created specifically to save time and help graphic departments become more productive in dealing with low-resolution, poor quality customer provided art. 

New Sensedge ™ autotracing technology gives greater control over the vectorization process. A selection of unique power tools can restore effects, shapes and contours in seconds. Identifying what fonts were used in an image can be a very time consuming task. The FontEye ™ tool in Graphic Tracer can identify the font used in a graphic like no other system. Fonts are identified even if text is tilted, curved, compressed, stretched, distorted or connected script. Graphic Tracer can automatically identify over 100,000 fonts from an online database. It can also search all of your own fonts and make the text perfect in your graphic with a click. 

Graphic Tracer is a standalone product that can easily be used with just about any other graphic software in the industry. The short learning curve makes it easily integrated into the regular workflow of any shop. 
Most graphics can either be opened, imported or copy/pasted directly into Graphic Tracer and then be cleaned up. The finished graphic can then be exported in a variety of formats: EPS, AI, SVG, PLT, DXF or BMP. A one click import & export transfers graphics to and from CorelDraw and Illustrator. 

Omni Logo Dark 002

Booth: 4753

Cheetah
https://www.omniprintonline.com/IndustrialDTGPrinter

Printers Category
OmniPrint International is proud to introduce the Cheetah Direct To Garment (DTG) printer which combines high-quality technology with industrial print speeds, a bulk-ink system, and increased color gamut. Capable of printing up to 1,800 dpi, the Cheetah is the fastest industrial DTG printer that also boasts the highest print quality. The bulk-ink system allows for non-stop operation with inline degassing, filtering and ink management.

 

FreeJet 330TX Plus
https://www.omniprintonline.com/freejet-330tx-plus-printer

Printers Category
The 330TX Plus from OmniPrint International is a first of its kind Direct to Garment printer designed to not only print on cotton and natural fibers, but also on 100% dark polyester and other blends with amazing high-resolution capabilities. The Freejet 330TX Plus has the distinction of being the only 3-time award winning DTG printer from SGIA. 330TX Plus clients demand reliability and simplicity along with commercial quality prints, low ink and maintenance costs, and unparalleled service and support.

 

Wurkflow
http://wurkflow.net/

Business Solutions/Software Category
Wurk is a web-based print shop management software that enables owners to maximize ordering efficiency by allowing customers to place their own orders. Wurk allows customers to customize and preview their orders without having to call or place the order in-person, saving time on interacting directly with customers in the ordering process. Once the order is complete, the printer operator can print out a barcode that contains all the specifications of the order. With a simple scan, anyone can print!

Why should this product be considered for the 2019 ISA Innovations Awards?

Wurk is a 360° solution for printer operators. It allows the user to manage all aspects of production from the website all the way to shipping. Wurk gives owners the opportunity to maximize ordering efficiency by allowing customers to place their own orders and frees up extra time that can be used to generate more revenue for the company. The bar code system makes it easy for employees of varying skill levels to print orders, which means labor cost savings for owners.

Pam003 Brandmark Black Rgb

Booth: 5017

PAM
https://pam.co

Business Solutions/Software Category
PAM OS provides a tool for planning and implementing signage and omni-channel wayfinding systems in complex environments. 

a powerful personalized platform that seamlessly connects your data and visitors in real-time to your environment, so it becomes more pleasurable, productive and profitable. She achieves this by providing the tools required to audit, plan, implement and manage physical signage, digital signage, wayfinding kiosks, mobile and IPTV, all from the one platform.

The PAM operating system (PAM OS) synthesizes multiple information sources, delivered in real-time so your visitors can make decisions to enhance their experience.
 

Watchfire Logo 300x84

Booth: 3235

Watchfire - Fremont Street Digital Module
https://www.watchfiresigns.com/case-studies/fremont-street-experience-las-vegas-nv

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
The design for the Fremont Street Digital Canopy includes an innovative module design that can be trimmed and resized without impacting the performance of the product. Each panel contains 768 LEDs in a configuration that allows light and air to pass through, making it ideal for projects in high heat environments and in situations where airflow cannot be restricted, like canopy enclosures or parking structures. The product is engineered to operate in all weather conditions and is designed to maximize viewing angles. Despite allowing daylight through, adjustable brightness allows for clear content visibility during daytime use.

 

Watchfire - Ignite Sports
https://www.watchfiresigns.com/led-signs/sports-displays/ignite-sports

Business Solutions/Software Category
Ignite Sports is the industry’s most comprehensive, turnkey game time and event production software, bringing together scoring templates, timing, fan engagement and revenue generation in an easy-to-use program. Event producers can display live videos and custom graphics and access a library of professional animations and images. A built-in editor, drag-and-drop features and touchscreen technology make production easy. Customized text font and color carry consistent branding messages for teams. Playlists have the same exit and re-entry point to equally distribute sponsor messages. Convenient tabs organize event-specific content options. Display segmentation instantly creates advertising zones anywhere and at any size within the display to increase flexibility and revenue opportunities.
 

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products

Chemetal Blue Logo

Booth: 4271

Polished Bronze Aluminum
https://www.chemetal.com

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
Chemetal’s new Polished Bronze Aluminum creates impressive, stunning signage. Part of the Glowing Metals collection of beautiful and innovative metal designs and laminates, it's mirror-like quality is the perfect look for any signage. Simple to work with, Polished Bronze Aluminum is available with a laminate backer for easy installation. Also available in geometric Triangle pattern or flat (no pattern).

 

El Hatton Sales Egdesign Logo 01

Booth: 2103

Banner Ups SEGDesign Modular SEG Frames
https://bannerups.com/segdesign/

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
SEGDesign is a modular non-aluminum SEG frame system. Miter-cut aluminum SEG frames can be costly to make, stock, and ship. SEGDesign combines injection-molded corners, T-connectors, and side rails which snap together quickly and easily. Unlimited sizes and shapes from a few parts - no special tools. Available in standard size kits and bulk packed for low cost/high volume. Side rails are straight cut – no mitered corners and no aluminum means custom sizes can be cut instantly in-house with any common saw. Made of tough recyclable ABS. System is stocked in silver color but also accepts spray paint, so creating image-popping color frames is fast, easy, and inexpensive. SEGDesign is 30% lighter than aluminum, easier to ship (no UPS and FedEx oversize surcharge), and lower total cost. 100% USA made. Simple, Easy, Beautiful!

Gerber Technology Cmyk

Booth: 4107

MCT Cutter
https://www.gerbertechnology.com/packaging/laser-cutting/gerber-mct-cutter/

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
The Gerber MCT Cutter is a fully automated, all-in-one cutting solution, offering 12 modular tools customizable to any application in the sign and graphics and packaging markets. The Gerber MCT Cutter can be equipped with a state-of-the-art 100w laser along with other quick change tools to cut a wide range of textile and rigid materials. Its industrial base is expandable to widths up to 3.2M wide, with conveyor lengths available up to 4.8M and static lengths up to 9.6M.

With a scalable ethercat based control system, new for spring of 2019, the Gerber MCT Cutter combines heliacal rack and pinion precision with smooth motion profiles that improve throughput and accuracy by 25% in most applications, compared to previous models.

The Gerber MCT Cutter is part of a full print-to cut ecosystem featuring TigerVisionTM software for print registration capture and cutting optimization. TigerVision utilizes a single intuitive interface to manage all tasks being performed at the cutter creating job processing efficiency and minimizing operator training.
 

Miratech Logo

Booth: 2325

Miratec Systems Super Splice
https://www.miratecsystems.com/

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
The Miratec Systems Super Splice is an exclusive product achievement that eliminates an age old problem. (No more dark vinyl splice lines) When installing printed graphics that utilize clear vinyl and exceed 60 inches, a very dark, ugly splice line has always been visible. Today, when two pieces of clear vinyl are joined together to complete a graphic, they must be overlapped 3/8” to ensure stability and prevent light leaks. When back-lit, this overlap creates a very noticeable dark 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 itss commonly referred to, is undesirable but also unavoidable.

At Miratec Systems, our PureColor 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 back-lit! It will perform as though there is no splice whatsoever. No more settling for dark vinyl splice lines and no more complaints from your customers. 

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 work. The Super Splice, along with Pure Color Technology, is necessary to create the very best vinyl prints available!

N Glantz Logo

Booth: 2521

HYPERVSN Solo
www.nglantz.com/hypervsn

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category - WINNER
HYPERVSN is an Integrated 3D Holographic Display System that produces hi-resolution 3D visuals and images to appear to be floating in mid-air. LEDs are placed on 4 rays that spin, creating an illusion of a hologram. This is digital signage of the future and now we bring you the Solo L, the original HYPERVSN Solo Device with a 33% increased ray size - producing 3D visuals up to 75cm in size. This is our brand-new Device that has just been launched. The world around us is in 3D, we believe your Digital signage should be too.

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Supply55 Logoutlines Final

Booth: 3827

NEPATA DL1650 Film Seperator
http://www.supply55.com

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
NEPATA DL1650 Film Separator for PVC film recycling and sustainability 

Watchfire Logo 300x84

Booth: 3235

Watchfire - Fremont Street Digital Module
https://www.watchfiresigns.com/case-studies/fremont-street-experience-las-vegas-nv

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
The design for the Fremont Street Digital Canopy includes an innovative module design that can be trimmed and resized without impacting the performance of the product. Each panel contains 768 LEDs in a configuration that allows light and air to pass through, making it ideal for projects in high heat environments and in situations where airflow cannot be restricted, like canopy enclosures or parking structures. The product is engineered to operate in all weather conditions and is designed to maximize viewing angles. Despite allowing daylight through, adjustable brightness allows for clear content visibility during daytime use.

 

Watchfire - Ignite Sports
https://www.watchfiresigns.com/led-signs/sports-displays/ignite-sports

Business Solutions/Software Category
Ignite Sports is the industry’s most comprehensive, turnkey game time and event production software, bringing together scoring templates, timing, fan engagement and revenue generation in an easy-to-use program. Event producers can display live videos and custom graphics and access a library of professional animations and images. A built-in editor, drag-and-drop features and touchscreen technology make production easy. Customized text font and color carry consistent branding messages for teams. Playlists have the same exit and re-entry point to equally distribute sponsor messages. Convenient tabs organize event-specific content options. Display segmentation instantly creates advertising zones anywhere and at any size within the display to increase flexibility and revenue opportunities.
 

Computerized Logo

Booth: 4435

Accu-Bend Freedom
computerizedcutters.com

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
The world's first table top channel letter bending machine capable of automatically notching, flanging and bending a complete channel letter return.  The main machine takes up only 37 x 20 inches, and weighs only about 130 pounds.  The machine can be shipped by standard UPS, and can be set up and running letters in as little as one hour. Using standard 110v power, the Freedom can be placed anywhere, or be portable.

Red Elliott Black Logo

Booth: C12, C13, C20, C21, D16, D17

V60 HiReach
https://elliottequip.com

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
The entire control system has been redesigned. The V60 now has SMARTControls which is a multi-plexed system that gives the operator more functionality and faster cycle times, at the same time, offering a more reliable system with much fewer wires. The winch capabilty has been enhanced as well allowing 1000 lb main winch capacity and a 500 lb jib in the platform. The system has a touch screen display and allows for remote diagnostics as well to keep your unit running. One-touch outrigger control, boom stow and leveling makes the new V60 the most versatile machine in its class.

Inciseon Logo 300x86

Booth: 4063

INTEGRAL CLEAR
https://www.inciseon.com

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
INCISEON INTEGRAL CLEAR utilizes INCISEON’s award-winning patented process to produce signs never before dreamed possible. INTEGRAL CLEAR incorporates lighted designs directly into a block of clear PMMA. Small, detailed logos and fonts are able to clearly and effectively communicate your customer’s brand to the world. Superimpose graphics, text, and more on the subsurface, and INCISEON’s captivating neon glow will add depth, warmth, and dimension to the top surface. Made to order in the USA, INCISEON’s INTEGRAL CLEAR is provided as a turnkey sign, ready to install.

Multicam Logo New 300x132

Booth: 3007

Celero 7 Series Digital Cutting System
https://www.multicam.com/celero-7-series/

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
Engineered and manufactured in the USA, MultiCam’s Celero 7 Series Digital Cutter utilizes magnetic linear motors, which allow some of the industry’s fastest knife-cutting speeds of up to 7,800 Inches per Minute. This large format cutter features an all-steel modular frame design along with an aircraft-grade aluminum gantry and is available in a range of sizes from a standard 5’ x 10’ to a large 10’ x 13’ cutting area. The Celero 7 Series features an automatic tool (knife and router) changing system and is capable of holding up to 32 tools, which include 16 knives and 16 router bits. With its MultiVision Digital Registration System, this system utilizes fiducial points to automatically compensate for skew or image drift to provide accurate cuts and maintain an industry leading tolerance of .001 inches.
 

Safety Speed Logo Rgb Copy

Booth: 4711

DFC-H5 Vertical Panel Saw & Dust Free Cutter Combination
https://www.safetyspeed.com/product-category/sign-cutting-machines/dfc-h5/

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
The new DFC-H5 Panel Saw and Dust Free Cutter is a revolutionary machine  combining the steel frame of our flagship Vertical Panel Saw and a dust free cutter. Combining these two machines allow it to occupy less space in your shop. 

Machine features include a 3.25 horsepower motor and an interchangeable saw and interchangeable dust free carriage. These features allow sign shops to process sign making material up to 1 3/4” thick, including multiple pieces at a time if it is less than 1¾.” The DFC-H5 v-grooves and scores material, in addition to ripping sheets up to 10 feet long, all day long. Combine dust and noise free cutting with a DFC-H5 and you can cut just about any material straight and square in your shop.

 

SSC165A/210A/250A Dust Free Substrate Cutter
https://www.safetyspeed.com/product/ssc-165-dust-free-cutter/

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
The new SSC165A, 210A and 250A are revolutionary vertical cutters offering a high degree of performance and accuracy at a cost much less than similar models in the industry. A truly affordable finishing solution for any sign making business. These units are designed to cut cleanly and accurately without dust and noise. The interchangeable tool cartridges that can be changed in under 10 second means that you only buy the tools you need. The cartridge system allows new tools to be developed for new materials giving the SSC165A, 210A and 250 virtually unlimited scalability.

Trotec Logo 150x55

Booth: 3853

SP2000
https://www.troteclaser.com/en-us/

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products Category
The SP2000 wide format laser cutter combines a robust, ergonomic, and low-maintenance system design with high-speed, high-power precision processing capabilities in the largest safety class 2 laser cutter on the market. The SP2000 features a working area of 66 x 98 inches, operator access from all four sides, and a 71-inch-wide loading area at the front and the rear of the machine for unrestricted unloading and loading. The system also offers processing speeds up to 6.5 feet per second and laser power up to 400 watts, and can produce perfectly polished acrylic edges and precise details and contours around pre-printed materials, allowing businesses to increase product quality and production efficiency at the same time.

Printers

Anajet A Ricoh Company Logo

Booth: 1117

RICOH Ri 1000
https://anajet.com/ricoh-ri1000-dtg-printer/overview/

Printers Category
Customize clothing, accessories and keepsakes with vibrant, high-resolution images! The next-generation RICOH Ri 1000 is a full-featured direct to garment printer that delivers professional-quality DTG printing at an affordable price. With industry-leading print heads, convenient automated maintenance, and a built-in Interactive Operation Guide, the RICOH Ri 1000 is designed for both high performance and ease of use. 

For maximum versatility with minimal downtime, magnetized quick-change platens make it possible to print a variety of garment styles and sizes, making it an ideal solution for new businesses or sign shops looking to expand their offerings.

Efi Logo 300x119

Booth: 535

VUTEk h5
https://www.efi.com/products/inkjet-printing-and-proofing/vutek-superwide-printers/high-volume/versatile-hybrid-flatbed-roll-fed/efi-vutek-h5/overview/

Printers Category
The VUTEk h5 printer represents EFI’s next generation of superwide-format hybrid inkjet printers. The 126-inch wide hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll LED inkjet printer features high-velocity UltraDrop™ Technology 7-picoliter grayscale printheads with true multi-drop addressability. With production speeds up to 109 boards per hour, it’s also the first VUTEk hybrid printer offering up to 1,200-dpi imaging and skip white functionality. The printer has eight-color printing modes plus white, as well as up to nine-layer print capability in a single pass. Users can purchase the h5 model directly, or they can complete a field upgrade to an existing VUTEk h3 printer.

 

EFI™ Pro 32r
https://www.efi.com/products/inkjet-printing-and-proofing/efi-wide-format-printers/efi-pro-32r/overview/

Printers Category
This 3.2-meter, wide-format, roll-to-roll LED printer has a capacity of up to 50,000 ft2 per month with speeds up to 2,227 ft2 per hour. Its UltraDrop™ Technology with native 7 picoliter droplets prints at up to 635 dpi true resolution in four colors plus optional white ink. It also features backlit proofing lights for immediate quality inspection. The built-in Fiery DFE features FAST RIP acceleration technology plus RIP and print-on-demand or printing of pre-RIPed files at the printer interface. The optional Software Productivity Pack includes a Media Saving Wizard for even more cost-effective production. The integrated mesh kit expands the range of applications that can be produced.

 

VUTEk FabriVU 340i
https://www.efi.com/products/inkjet-printing-and-proofing/vutek-superwide-printers/textile-and-thermoforming/efi-vutek-fabrivu-340i/overview/

Printers Category
This 3.4-meter, aqueous-based soft signage printer features a new EFI™ platen and extraction technology system enabling product to be sublimated in-line. It produces dramatic 4-color printing with a wide color gamut and deep color saturation, making it ideal for the production of flags, banners, backlit displays and other high-end display graphics. With speeds up to 2,961 ft2 per hour, 2400 dpi and 4-level grayscale printing (4 to 18 picoliter drop sizes), it uses EFI’s water-based CMYK dispersed dye inks to print either direct to fabrics for graphics that are immediately ready for finishing and packing, or to transfer paper if off-line sublimation becomes available. Its EFI Fiery proServer SE DFE ensures superior performance and color management.

 

Hp Logo 297x300

Booth: 1919, 1935

HP PrintOS
https://www8.hp.com/us/en/commercial-printers/floater/printos.html

Business Solutions/Software Category
With the HP PrintOS print production operating system you know more, do more, and grow. This cloud-based platform has web and mobile apps for your HP devices and adapts your operations to market needs. It’s the difference between keeping up and speeding ahead. 

  • No hardware to buy, software licenses fees, or installation. 
  • HP manages upgrades and updates remotely – no need to download, install, or manage any of it. 
  • 24x7 service monitoring and automated service 
  • Open APIs that allow easy and simple integration with other solutions and products. 
  • State-of-the-art HP security, privacy, and availability commitment built on AWS.

 

HP Latex R Printer Series
https://www8.hp.com/us/en/commercial-printers/latex-printers/r-series.html

Printers Category
The HP Latex R Printer Series, with both the HP Latex R1000 Plus Printer and the HP Latex R2000 Plus Printer, is the only true hybrid solution that is equally strong in rigid and flexible substrate printing. The technology sets customers apart with: 

  1. a wide, vibrant color gamut 
  2. the glossiest, high opacity, non-yellowing white ink 
  3. no waste between white ink jobs with removable HP Thermal Inkjet heads stored in an offline rotating chamber, automatic re-circulation of ink, and nozzle checks 
  4. a new overcoat option for improved scratch-resistance when lamination is not practical 
  5. smart printing with automatic maintenance, smart vacuum, assisted loading and preventive alerts.

 

Omni Logo Dark 002

Booth: 4753

Cheetah
https://www.omniprintonline.com/IndustrialDTGPrinter

Printers Category
OmniPrint International is proud to introduce the Cheetah Direct To Garment (DTG) printer which combines high-quality technology with industrial print speeds, a bulk-ink system, and increased color gamut. Capable of printing up to 1,800 dpi, the Cheetah is the fastest industrial DTG printer that also boasts the highest print quality. The bulk-ink system allows for non-stop operation with inline degassing, filtering and ink management.

 

FreeJet 330TX Plus
https://www.omniprintonline.com/freejet-330tx-plus-printer

Printers Category
The 330TX Plus from OmniPrint International is a first of its kind Direct to Garment printer designed to not only print on cotton and natural fibers, but also on 100% dark polyester and other blends with amazing high-resolution capabilities. The Freejet 330TX Plus has the distinction of being the only 3-time award winning DTG printer from SGIA. 330TX Plus clients demand reliability and simplicity along with commercial quality prints, low ink and maintenance costs, and unparalleled service and support.

 

Wurkflow
http://wurkflow.net/

Business Solutions/Software Category
Wurk is a web-based print shop management software that enables owners to maximize ordering efficiency by allowing customers to place their own orders. Wurk allows customers to customize and preview their orders without having to call or place the order in-person, saving time on interacting directly with customers in the ordering process. Once the order is complete, the printer operator can print out a barcode that contains all the specifications of the order. With a simple scan, anyone can print!

Why should this product be considered for the 2019 ISA Innovations Awards?

Wurk is a 360° solution for printer operators. It allows the user to manage all aspects of production from the website all the way to shipping. Wurk gives owners the opportunity to maximize ordering efficiency by allowing customers to place their own orders and frees up extra time that can be used to generate more revenue for the company. The bar code system makes it easy for employees of varying skill levels to print orders, which means labor cost savings for owners.

Roland Logo Hires 01

Booth: 1419

Roland TrueVIS VG2 Series Eco-Solvent Wide-Format Printer/Cutters
https://www.rolanddga.com

Printers Category - WINNER
Roland’s new TrueVIS VG2 series printer/cutters offer comprehensive color choices in new TR2 ink including Orange, White and CMYKLcLm “ with a wider color gamut, and leading media certifications. For true unattended production, machine efficiency and print-and-cut accuracy have been optimized, with an included new take-up system, auto-adjusting pinch rollers, and slide-out ink-pouch trays to minimize waste and set-up time. Included VersaWorks 6 RIP software has powerful new tools like the True Rich Color preset, which lets you combine vibrant colors with neutral grays and natural skin tones, as well as the Multiprocess Color function, which allows Orange ink to be used as a process color.

 

Roland VersaUV LEF2-200 Flatbed UV Printer
https://www.rolanddga.com

Printers Category
The new LEF2-200 builds upon Roland’s award-winning VersaUV technology, adding innovations that maximize ease of use and efficiency. New features like the Start Timer Function, which automatically completes set-up procedures in advance, along with a new Easy Positioning Fixture that simplifies the alignment of items for printing, eliminate set-up time before printing. The LEF2-200 also boasts new maintenance functions which increase reliability while reducing ink consumption during maintenance procedures. The Included VersaWorks 6 software lets you add special ink effects directly in the RIP, match the color output of two printers, and perform other advanced productivity capabilities.


 

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Averydennisonh1 Red 1797

Booth: 1535

TrafficJet Plus 
https://reflectives.averydennison.com/en/home.html

Printers Category
TrafficJet™ Plus with CMSpot6™ Inks is our newest, and fastest, digital print platform for the production of government specification compliant and warranted traffic signs. Spot colors enable consistent color and ink transparency, reducing operator error and assuring agencies of proper traffic sign performance. Our ink manufacturing capability combined with the properties of our standard OL-1000 Protective Overlay film result in traffic signs warranted up to 15 years of outdoor durability - 25% longer than any other supplier - with the ability to clean permanent marker, spray paint, and stickers often used by vandals to deface signs.

 

MPI 1405 PVC-Free Media
https://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/graphics-products/digitally-printable-films/supercast-digital-color-graphics/mpi-1405.html

Substrates & Inks Category - WINNER
Avery Dennison MPI 1405 Easy Apply™ RS is a PVC-free film, which has been engineered to meet a variety of outdoor graphic applications with one head-turning solution. MPI 1405 is a premium, digitally printable film that captivates with superior color pop and conformability to tough textured surfaces, including brick and cinderblock. DOL 6460, clear overlaminate is recommended for use with MPI 1405. 

The MPI 1405 film features patented air-egress technology that helps eliminate wrinkles and bubbles during installation making installation faster and results in a surface that your clients will love. Its long-term removable adhesive provides the right amount of tack until its time to change when it can be removed easily and cleanly! 

MPI 1405 is printable across all platforms: latex, UV and solvent/ eco-solvent.

 

HP750 Cut Vinyl Portfolio
https://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/graphics-products/cut-vinyl-films.html

Substrates & Inks Category
HP750 features state-of-the-art Patented Advanced Acrylic Adhesive Technology (PAAAT), which enhances shelf life and results in industry-leading weeding. The stability of the adhesive reduces the potential for ooze, which gives sign shop staff the ability to delay weeding immediately after plotter cutting. With this level of film dependability, operators now have improved flexibility and time to stage production and implement their projects.

The films feature an enhanced shelf life and the fastest and easiest weeding, when compared to competitive products, for best-in-class results. The films in the Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio are ideal for indoor and outdoor signage, fleet graphics and crafting.

 

SC950 Cut Vinyl Portfolio
https://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/graphics-products/cut-vinyl-films.html

Substrates & Inks Category
The Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio features HP750 High Performance and SC950 Supercast Film in the broadest color selection available. The films feature an enhanced shelf life and the fastest and easiest weeding, when compared to competitive products, for best-in-class results. The films in the Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio are ideal for indoor and outdoor signage, fleet graphics and crafting. 

SC950 premium quality, Supercast vinyl film delivers industry leading weeding and exceptional conformability for a wide range of surfaces and application types. SC950 has 134 brilliant colors including a shared palette of 100 colors with the HP750 High-Performance Film. This shared palette delivers improved range of film use and job productivity, enabling the exact combination of films to meet the demands of today’s brands. 

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Epson Big Logo 400x130

Booth: 1334

SureColor T5470 Printer
https://epson.com/For-Work/Printers/Large-Format/SureColor-T5470-Printer/p/SCT5470SR

Printers Category
The SureColor T5470 36-inch wireless printer is a powerful solution that offers precise output in a new compact and robust design. Ideal for high-production printing of blueprints, line drawings, posters, brochures, marketing collateral and more, it delivers accurate A1/D-size prints in as fast as 22 seconds and offers advanced network security and encryption designed to safeguard sensitive information. High-capacity UltraChrome XD2 pigment inks ensures durable, vibrant prints. Leveraging the Epson PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead it achieves outstanding clarity and commercial-grade reliability to meet the demands of professionals and workgroups across a range of segments with high-production printing needs, including architecture, engineering, CAD, GIS, education, and corporate offices.
 

Mimaki Logo 300x54

Booth: 3935

LUS-170 Clear Ink
http://www.mimakieurope.com/press-releases/new-clear-ink-enhances-versatility-ucjv300-series/

Substrates & Inks Category
Mimaki’s LUS-170 clear ink is used on the UCJV300 Series printers. This ink offers a host of new design possibilities and expands business opportunities by creating compelling displays using gloss, matte or textured finishes.

 

TS55-1800
http://www.mimakiusa.com/products/textile-printers/ts55-1800/

Printers Category
Mimaki’s TS55-1800 dye-sublimation printer offers new levels of quality and productivity for digital textile printing. This model keeps running costs low with the mini jumbo roll and 10 kg ink supply units, which allow for unattended continuous printing. A maximum output of up to 1,506 SqFt/Hr can be achieved in four-color mode. New Sb610 inks, with fluorescent yellow and pink, provide enhanced resolvability to improve print production yields. These inks hold the coveted ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX certification, meeting specific requirements with regard to sustainability, safety and compliance.

Ricoh Logo

Booth: 735

Ricoh Pro L5160

Printers Category
The new Ricoh Pro L5160 Latex Printer is the newest innovation in Roll to Roll printing. Based on Ricoh’s award winning AR Latex Inks, the Pro L5160 is an entirely new platform, designed to meet the diverse needs of the sign and graphics market. With production speeds of up to 473 sq ft/hour, it’s a production ready printer ready for the most demanding user. With ink options for both CMYK and CMYK + White, the Pro L5160 can address the broadest range of substrates available with all of the productivity and application benefits that latex inkjet offers. The Pro L5160 is also the first Roll to Roll printer in its category that combines Ricoh’s advanced printhead technology along with automated maintenance features that increase uptime to maximize productivity.

 

Ricoh Pro TF6250

Printers Category
New for 2019, the Ricoh Pro TF6250 Flatbed Printer is the latest advancement in rigid substrate printing from Ricoh. Designed to meet the demanding needs of the sign and graphics industry, the Pro TF6250 features a 4’x8’ bed and can print on materials up to 4.3” thick, with print speeds of up to 1391 sq ft/hour. Built around Ricoh’s industry leading printhead technology, the Pro TF6250 is available with multiple options for inks to meet a variety of application requirements, with options for CMYK plus White, Clear and Primer to address a broad arrange of substrates.

Substrates & Inks

3m Logo 300x158

Booth: 4235

3M Graphics Install Wizard
www.3m.com/graphicswizard

Business Solutions/Software Category - WINNER
The 3M™ Graphics Install Wizard is a new software application to manage installation workflow by serving as a platform to share job details, documents, completion photos and more. Graphic Manufacturers can list job opportunities, accept bids, book jobs and manage a consistent workflow. Manage jobs with your in-house crew or access a database of installers based on location and capabilities. Installers can increase visibility and receive more installation work by bidding on new projects. The 3M™ Graphics Install Wizard is available for desktops and as an IOS app and the software is not exclusive to 3M authorized installers. 

 

3M Wrap Film GC451 Gloss Silver Chrome
http://3m.com/chrome

Substrates & Inks Category
Take your chrome wrap to the next level with our 60" chrome! Discover the benefits of our 3M Wrap Film 1080-GC451 Gloss Silver Chrome! 

  • Wrap most vehicles without seams
  • Confidence in your work with conformability and lifting resistance
  • Good color stay when stretched
  • Rich chrome look
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Averydennisonh1 Red 1797

Booth: 1535

TrafficJet Plus 
https://reflectives.averydennison.com/en/home.html

Printers Category
TrafficJet™ Plus with CMSpot6™ Inks is our newest, and fastest, digital print platform for the production of government specification compliant and warranted traffic signs. Spot colors enable consistent color and ink transparency, reducing operator error and assuring agencies of proper traffic sign performance. Our ink manufacturing capability combined with the properties of our standard OL-1000 Protective Overlay film result in traffic signs warranted up to 15 years of outdoor durability - 25% longer than any other supplier - with the ability to clean permanent marker, spray paint, and stickers often used by vandals to deface signs.

 

MPI 1405 PVC-Free Media
https://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/graphics-products/digitally-printable-films/supercast-digital-color-graphics/mpi-1405.html

Substrates & Inks Category - WINNER
Avery Dennison MPI 1405 Easy Apply™ RS is a PVC-free film, which has been engineered to meet a variety of outdoor graphic applications with one head-turning solution. MPI 1405 is a premium, digitally printable film that captivates with superior color pop and conformability to tough textured surfaces, including brick and cinderblock. DOL 6460, clear overlaminate is recommended for use with MPI 1405. 

The MPI 1405 film features patented air-egress technology that helps eliminate wrinkles and bubbles during installation making installation faster and results in a surface that your clients will love. Its long-term removable adhesive provides the right amount of tack until its time to change when it can be removed easily and cleanly! 

MPI 1405 is printable across all platforms: latex, UV and solvent/ eco-solvent.

 

HP750 Cut Vinyl Portfolio
https://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/graphics-products/cut-vinyl-films.html

Substrates & Inks Category
HP750 features state-of-the-art Patented Advanced Acrylic Adhesive Technology (PAAAT), which enhances shelf life and results in industry-leading weeding. The stability of the adhesive reduces the potential for ooze, which gives sign shop staff the ability to delay weeding immediately after plotter cutting. With this level of film dependability, operators now have improved flexibility and time to stage production and implement their projects.

The films feature an enhanced shelf life and the fastest and easiest weeding, when compared to competitive products, for best-in-class results. The films in the Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio are ideal for indoor and outdoor signage, fleet graphics and crafting.

 

SC950 Cut Vinyl Portfolio
https://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/graphics-products/cut-vinyl-films.html

Substrates & Inks Category
The Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio features HP750 High Performance and SC950 Supercast Film in the broadest color selection available. The films feature an enhanced shelf life and the fastest and easiest weeding, when compared to competitive products, for best-in-class results. The films in the Cut Vinyl Film Portfolio are ideal for indoor and outdoor signage, fleet graphics and crafting. 

SC950 premium quality, Supercast vinyl film delivers industry leading weeding and exceptional conformability for a wide range of surfaces and application types. SC950 has 134 brilliant colors including a shared palette of 100 colors with the HP750 High-Performance Film. This shared palette delivers improved range of film use and job productivity, enabling the exact combination of films to meet the demands of today’s brands. 

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Mimaki Logo 300x54

Booth: 3935

LUS-170 Clear Ink
http://www.mimakieurope.com/press-releases/new-clear-ink-enhances-versatility-ucjv300-series/

Substrates & Inks Category
Mimaki’s LUS-170 clear ink is used on the UCJV300 Series printers. This ink offers a host of new design possibilities and expands business opportunities by creating compelling displays using gloss, matte or textured finishes.

 

TS55-1800
http://www.mimakiusa.com/products/textile-printers/ts55-1800/

Printers Category
Mimaki’s TS55-1800 dye-sublimation printer offers new levels of quality and productivity for digital textile printing. This model keeps running costs low with the mini jumbo roll and 10 kg ink supply units, which allow for unattended continuous printing. A maximum output of up to 1,506 SqFt/Hr can be achieved in four-color mode. New Sb610 inks, with fluorescent yellow and pink, provide enhanced resolvability to improve print production yields. These inks hold the coveted ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX certification, meeting specific requirements with regard to sustainability, safety and compliance.

Photo Tex Logo 300x69

Booth: 2647

Photo Tex (OPA) Opaque Self-Adhesive
https://phototexgroup.com

Substrates & Inks Category
Photo Tex OPA - Opaque/Block-out  is a peel & stick, multi-US patented, inkjet printable self-adhesive material made of 100% polyester fabric. Its dependable adhesive can be removed & reused multiple times without any alteration. Photo Tex does not shrink or curl in any temperture change and adheres to all paints. The OPA version is a block-out to hide the overlapping of paneling. The OPA is also fire rated, non-toxic and green and can be removed safely at anytime. 
 

Ultraflex Logo

Booth: 3653

Bravura™ Backlit LTX 190
https://www.ultraflexx.com/product/bravura-tm-backlit-ltx-190/

Substrates & Inks Category
Bravura™ Backlit LTX 190 is a 190 micron, 7.5 mil, non-curl, PET film that is durable and easy to install. It is HP certified and has a whiteness level of 108 allowing for excellent color gradation, high density black and high image resolution for backlit viewing. It is printable with UV & Latex inks and is available in widths from 40" - 86" on 98' long rolls. A leading offering in the Bravura(tm) film line, the product was engineered for quality, consistency and optimal backlit performance. The multi-purpose nature of the material makes it an excellent choice for companies interested in illuminating their client's brand with a gloss side that has exceptional ink adhesion for HP latex printing.
 

Arlonlogo Cmyk

Booth: 1135

SLX Cast Wrap
https://www.arlon.com/na_en/products/slx-cast-wrap

Substrates & Inks Category
With an easy release liner maintaining the integrity of your graphics, SLX™ Cast Wrap will allow you to get more wraps out the door with less manpower. The superior repositionability of SLX Cast Wrap + FLITE Technology™ provides a long-term bond where it counts: deep channels, complex curves, and rivets. Outperforming other films, your customers will love their visually striking wraps and you’ll love the easy and clean removability.

Dickson 2

Booth: 2107

Jet Tex Comfort
https://www.dickson-coatings.com/us/product/jet-tex-comfort/

Substrates & Inks Category
Jet Tex Comfort is the newest edition to Dickson's Evergreen Collection of Eco-Friendly graphic fabrics. It is a 12oz, textured,  PVC-Free wall covering fabric available in widths of 54" or 126". It is Greenguard Gold and Oekotex 100 Certified for Human Health standards. It is ASTM-E84 Class A Fire Rated. Jet Tex Comfort is printable with UV, Latex, Solvent and Eco-Solvent inks. The Comfort is utilizing Dickson's all new 3rd Generation of Evergreen top lacquer, which is optimized for adhesion, abrasion resistance, cleanability, and vivid colors.

Nekoosa Logo 200x32

Booth: 2422

VinylEfx
http://nekoosa.com

Substrates & Inks Category
VinylEfx metalized vinyl is used for cut-lettering applications and printed graphics. For demanding outdoor applications such as truck and boat graphics, Durable Series VinylEfx films are a superior alternative to expensive simulated gold leaf films. Decorative Series VinylEfx films are perfect for extended indoor applications such as P.O.P. graphics and window displays. VinylEfx cuts and weeds easily, is compatible with a variety of print platforms - with no need for additional top coats, and is available in a variety of roll sizes, 11 patterns, and 10 colors, including four new on-trend metallic colors: champagne, rose gold, copper, and bronze.
 

Sawgrass Logo

Booth: 2571

SubliJet UHD FLEX
https://www.sawgrassink.com/Products/Inks/SubliJet-Sublimation-Inks/SubliJet-HD-Sublimation-Inks.aspx

Substrates & Inks Category
SubliJet UHD FLEX is a new sublimation ink that enables users to no longer have to balance their need for color with their need for detail. This ink set offers true fluorescents, spot colors and deep neutral blacks, as well as the ability to print photo-realistic images and eight-point text all without having to use multiple ink sets. It’s the perfect balance of quality and versatility, enabling more streamlined and efficient production. SubliJet UHD FLEX envelops colors well outside the traditional four-color gamut.  Sawgrass is one of the only sublimation companies in the world have attained G7 Master Qualification for matching color and producing consistent print quality on various media. This means that SubliJet UHD FLEX users who employ Sawgrass color profiles for the VJ 628 printer can count on color consistency from proof to print, as well as repeatable vivid colors across substrates.

ISA Sign Expo

Sign Expo (703) 836-4012 https://www.signexpo.org/media/library/fluid-mod-setting/13/logo/isa-sign-expo.png https://www.signexpo.org/media/library/fluid-mod-page/2/slideshow_home/0.jpg 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 301 Alexandria VA 22314 US 28.42452270 -81.46979920 https://twitter.com/@isasignexpo https://www.facebook.com/ISAsigns?fref=ts https://www.linkedin.com/groups/105546/ http://www.youtube.com/IntlSignAssociation https://www.instagram.com/isasigns/ /mobileapp/