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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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FLEXcon highlighted an assortment films and overlaminates. BUSart OV5055 is backed with a polyester release liner and offers up to seven years of outdoor durability. FLEXmark floor art 4652 and 4655 VBS are 3.4-mil flexible, white, vinyl base films with removable, pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesives that bond to commercial PVC tile, ceramic tile sealed con-crete, and linoleum. WALLdeco 6770 textured fabric is a 6.0-mil material with a re-movable adhesive for use in display apps.

Franmar Chemical promoted One Step Clear, an ink and emulsion remover supplied in concentrate form. It’s designed for use at a 6:1 water/concentrate dilution in dip tanks.
Fujifilm Sericol promoted its Uvistar UVR 5032 and 3532 roll-fed UV inkjet printers. The 5-m UVR 5032 print at speeds up to 3800 sq ft/hr; the UVR 3532 prints at speeds up to 3000 sq ft/hr. Both image at resolutions up to 600 dpi (1200 dpi apparent) and use
Fujifilm Sericol Uvijet QK inks (CMYK), formulated specially for the UVR series of printers. A hybrid flatbed configuration is optional.

Gandinnovations displayed its Jeti digital wide-format printers, including the Jeti 1224, Jeti Nanojet with FTR, Jeti 3150X-2 and 2030X-2 flatbeds, Jeti 3348 Jetspeed, Jeti 3348 Galaxy UVRTR, Jeti 3312/24 Solvent RTR, and the EDP/DPI 2008 award-winning 3324 Aquajet direct-to-fabric aqueous printer.

General Formulations highlighted EcoMark, a matte white, biodegradable vinyl with a permanent, biodegradable adhesive on an 8-pt board liner. EcoMark was designed for use as interior and exterior decals, name plates and photo-related graphics, and P-O-P displays. It’s said to degrade in a landfill after 20 years. The adhesive is formulated to biodegrade in up to two and a half years.

Geo Knight & Co. displayed its line of Digital Knight heat presses. They are outfitted with digital microprocessor controls and LCD displays, and they offer user-programmable presets, automatic timing, finished-cycle recording, selectable alarms, and more. Digital Knight presses are available in more than a dozen configurations.

Gerber Scientific Products presented the M Series flatbed cutting table for digital finishing. Its T3 cutting head carries and works with up to three tools at once. The material hold-down system has five individually controlled vacuum zones for optimal configuration of the cutting area. Its MVision-Cut laser system automatically compensates for image or material distortion.


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