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SGIA Expo 2009

(December 2009) posted on Tue Nov 24, 2009

Innovation on Display in New Orleans

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Coroplast, Inc. presented Plasticor White Cap, a 4-mm-thick, corona-treated substrate that comes in 48 x 96-in. sheets. It’s composed of at least 50% recycled content.
CRC emphasized Nucleus, software designed to provide the tools and information to maximize business profitability. It supports customizable dashboards, label estimating and other industry-specific estimating solutions, management reports, accounting tools, drag-and-drop production scheduling, inventory management, and an e-commerce suite.

D&K Group showed its new Expression 65, a laminator that features a working width of 67 in. and can be used to encapsulate, mount, or laminate media. It features a digital control panel, silicone rollers, integrated take-up roll, and swinging feed table.
DGI filled floor space with its Polajet series of wide-format inkjet printers, including the new PS-3208D, a 3.2-m solvent system that prints eight colors (CMYKLcLmLyLk) and supports speeds up to 1396 sq ft/hr. DGI also showed the new Orionjet, capable of imaging at resolutions up to 1440 dpi, and the new SG-1608DS, an eight-color (CMYKLcLmOrBr) inkjet printer for textile applications.

Direct Color Systems showed its Direct Jet 1324, a flatbed inkjet printer that’s designed to image directly onto tiles, PVC, aluminum, wood, acrylic, crystal, electrical components, CDs and DVDs, and more. It uses an eight-color (CMYK+2xWhite+2xClear) and accommodates substrates up to 6 in. thick. The company also displayed its Freejet TX, an eight-color (2xCMYK or CYMK+4xWhite) direct-to-garment inkjet printer.

Douthitt Corp. debuted its new computer-to-screen imaging system, made in cooperation with OLEC Technologies. The DSI series uses phase-change inkjet-head technology, and its front-end workstation is compatible with MAC, PC, and Unix platforms. Imaging software uses a PostScript file format. It supports resolutions up to 110 lines/in. or 1000 dpi.

Drytac displayed a line of coating systems for wide-format, fine art, fleet marking, banner, on-demand, and photography printing. Its line of display products included banner stands, portable displays, specialty exhibits, and the Bamboo Panda literature stand. Drytac also showed Des 4Foam Edge Finishing System, specifically designed to work with heat-sensitive foam display boards.

DTG put the spotlight on its Raptor, a direct-to-garment inkjet printer that supports uni- or bi-directional printing, a maximum image size of 13 x 32 in., and resolutions up to 2880 dpi. It features a micro-servomotor-driven conveyor, built-in self-diagnostics, and more.


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