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SGIA Announces its 2013 Product of the Year Winners

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Award winners include output devices, inks, media, and finishing equipment.

At the SGIA Expo in Orlando, the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association (SGIA) announced the winners of its Product of the Year medallions for 2013.

The Product of the Year awards were presented in four categories: Output Device; Inks; Media for Digital Inkjet; and Finishing. Only SGIA-member Expo exhibitors were allowed to enter the competition and products had to be currently available to the marketplace for 2013. Each product was judged based on its perceived value to the specialty imaging community by a group of experts chosen by the association.

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Transilwrap Introduces ProPrint Plus

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ProPrint Plus is new to Transilwrap's line of printable synthetic media.

Transilwrap Company has added ProPrint Plus to its line of printable synthetic media. ProPrint Plus is designed for indoor and outdoor media, P-O-P materials, signage and wall graphics, folding carton packaging, tags and labels, and loyalty/promotional cards. Compatible with wide-format and UV digital printing (as well as screen, offset, flexo, and gravure), it can be folded, hot-stamped, embossed die cut, riveted, stapled, and glued.

Available in white opaque with a matte/matte or gloss/matte finish; in 6- to 20-mil roll sizes and 10- to 60-mil sheets.

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Catalina Graphic Films Adds Wall-Tex

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The polyester fabric is designed for use in interior wall-graphic applications.

Catalina Graphic Films’ Wall-Tex is a 7-mil white woven polyester fabric designed for use in interior wall-graphic applications. The fabric comes with a removable adhesive on a 90-lb lay-flat release liner. Engineered for durability and flexibility, the fabric features low shrinkage, low edge curl, high opacity, and a matte finish. Wall-Tex is designed for interior wall surfaces such as painted walls, wall papers, and wood paneling; it’s compatible with eco-solvent, solvent, latex, and UV-curable printing as well as offset and screen.

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Industry Roundtable Final Day: Making Plans for 2014

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Our 14th day of critical information to help you prepare your shop for the year ahead.

Which technologies are on the upswing – and which are on the downswing? What markets and applications look to be hot next year? How much of a role will sustainability play in your company? Which profit centers should you invest in?

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Industry Roundtable Day 13: Making Room for Sustainable Products and Practices?

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14 days of critical information to prepare your shop for the year ahead.

Which technologies are on the upswing – and which are on the downswing? What markets and applications look to be hot next year? How much of a role will sustainability play in your company? Which profit centers should you invest in?

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Industry Roundtable Day 12: Profit Centers in 2014

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14 days of critical information to prepare your shop for the year ahead.

Which technologies are on the upswing – and which are on the downswing? What markets and applications look to be hot next year? How much of a role will sustainability play in your company? Which profit centers should you invest in?



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Industry Roundtable Day 11: How Can Shops Benefit from 3D Printing?

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14 days of critical information to prepare your shop for the year ahead.

Which technologies are on the upswing – and which are on the downswing? What markets and applications look to be hot next year? How much of a role will sustainability play in your company? Which profit centers should you invest in?

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Industry Roundtable Day 10: Which Applications are Hot – and Which Have Cooled Off?

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14 days of critical information to prepare your shop for the year ahead.

Which technologies are on the upswing – and which are on the downswing? What markets and applications look to be hot next year? How much of a role will sustainability play in your company? Which profit centers should you invest in?

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Struck by Lightning

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50-foot Mystic powerboat wrap by Ace Sign Company.

In producing this 50-foot Mystic showcase powerboat wrap for Lightning Performance Group, a manufacturer of high-performance boat engines and parts, Ace Sign Company (acesignco.com) was put to the test: “The graphics were requested as seamless [and] application to a 50-foot compound curve was no easy task,” says Ace’s Todd Bringuet.

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Industry Roundtable Day 9: Can Dynamic Signage be Successfully Added to Your Shop Mix?

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14 days of critical information to prepare your shop for the year ahead.

Which technologies are on the upswing – and which are on the downswing? What markets and applications look to be hot next year? How much of a role will sustainability play in your company? Which profit centers should you invest in?

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