This article highlights some of the products shown to the North American marketplace during the 2010 SGIA Expo.
Avery Dennison showcased its new Supercast Series films. They are engineered for enhanced conformability and stay-down over complex curves and rivets with no tenting or lifting. The films can be used for vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, architectural applications, and more.
A.W.T. World Trade showed Jet-Kleen blow-off guns and drying systems, all of which are engineered for low pressure and high volume to deliver a powerful airflow that may be safely aimed at exposed skin. Portable and wall-mounted models are available.
Bayer Material Science—Films Unit promoted its line of polycarbonate films and highlighted Graphic Art, Chemical Resistant, Weatherable, and other specialty films.
Brother focused on its direct-to-garment inkjet printers, including the GT-541 and the dual-platen, white-ink-enabled GT-782.
Clearstar shared its StarLam 1600R, a roll-to-roll liquid laminator designed to handle media up to 64 in. (1626 mm) wide. It can be used for vehicle graphics, backlit signs, P-O-P, and more.
Colex concentrated on wide-format finishing solutions, including Rollsroller flatbed applicators and Fotoba cutting tables. The company highlighted the new Fotoba Dreamcut XLD-170, which is designed for cutting and trimming flexible inkjet and photo media.
d.gen showcased the Teleios direct-printing and fixation system. It is designed to print on polyester, paper, and other materials and can be used inline with d.gen’s Coating Machine and HeatCUTTER.
Demak America highlighted its various doming technologies and debuted KROMEX, designed for producing chrome-finished and color emblems with low-cost tooling.
Development Associates exhibited the Micro Max Doming Station and Automatic X Axis Machine, which features scripting capabilities.
Douthitt promoted its CTS Digital Screen Imager. The system, available in three formats, is designed to eliminate film-based stencilmaking and streamline prepress for screen printing.
Drytac showed its EnduraCoat Ultra Flex Gloss, Panda Print, and Artsafe 200. EnduraCoat Ultra Flex Gloss is formulated with a blend of acrylic and non-yellowing urethane polymers to enhance the outdoor durability of printed graphics. Panda Print is an opaque, printable bamboo-fiber fabric that is compatible with aqueous, eco-solvent, and UV inkjet printers. Artsafe 200 is a buffered, acid-free mounting tissue for giclée, posters, photos, and other types of prints.
DuPont promoted Vivia, a member of the Tyvek family that is engineered for vivid graphics reproduction, attractive drape, and recyclability. The company says Vivia delivers all of the high-performance benefits of standard Tyvek.
Durst introduced the Rhotex 320 for P-O-P applications. It uses MEMS technology. The system’s water-based, dispersed dyes offer two years of outdoor durability.
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