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SGIA 2010: Viva Las Vegas

(January 2011) posted on Wed Jan 12, 2011

Expo broke records, generated buzz, introduced new technologies.


By Gregory Sharpless

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New Overlaminates from Arlon
Arlon (arlon.com) showcased its new Series 3220L (Luster) and Series 3220S (Satin) overlaminates. These multipurpose, 2-mil cast-vinyl laminates are recommended for vehicle wraps and for any type of outdoor digitally printed signage. Available in 30-, 36-, 48-, 54-, and 60-in. roll widths. The company also launched three new banner products: DPF 303 smooth, blockout, double-sided banner, a 13-oz white scrim polyester available in matte and satin; DPF 308, an 8-oz white fine-hole mesh banner that comes with or without a PVC liner; and DPF 310BB, a 9-oz white, black-back flexible polyester scrim banner with blockout properties.

Fisher Textiles’ Three New Fabrics
Fisher Textiles (fishertextiles.com) added three new fabrics to its Enviro-Tex Plus fabrics line for dye sublimation and UV printing: ETP 9372 Reclaim Soft Knit (FR), ETP 9373 Reclaim Heavy Knit (FR), and ETP 9374 Reclaim Open Knit (FR). All are eco-friendly and are made from 100% Repreve yarn and 100% post-consumer waste. All are 122-in. wide and meet NFPA 701 flame requirements.

A Faster Inca Onset S20
Inca Digital (incadigital.com) showcased its faster Onset S20, which now boasts an additional 15% speed boost (a 24% increase since its initial launch). The printer’s new high-speed mode lets users print graphics at speeds ranging from 1600 to 3330 sq ft/hr, the company reports, and offers resolutions from 600 to 1000 dpi. The new print mode is standard on all new Onset S20s; existing S20 units can get a free upgrade. Fujifilm (fujifilm.com) is the exclusive Inca distributor.

New i-cut Suite From EskoArtwork
EskoArtwork (esko.com) showcased its new i-cut Suite, targeted specifically for companies that operate a large-format digital printer and/or digital finishing system, and require professional tools to streamline their workflows. The Suite comprises vari¬ous modules, including i-cut Preflight for efficient PDF preflighting and editing, i-cut Layout for interactive layout and nesting, and i-cut Vision Pro control system for precise and accurate die-less cutting. Users can also add supplementary modules: a structural design module; a graphics preparation module, and a true shape nesting module for irregular shapes. The company’s Kongsberg XP-Auto, an extended new version of the XP cutting table, also received its first US showing. The XP-Auto can handle a wide range of materials from high-density, rigid sheets to flexible materi¬als; maximum sheet size is 91 x 142 in.


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