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Product of the Year Awards Sparkle at 2014 SGIA Expo

Friday, October 31, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

SGIA Competition showcases the best printers, technologies and consumables from the specialty imaging community

Fairfax, Virginia - The SGIA Product of the Year competition raised the bar at the 2014 Expo (October 22–24, Las Vegas) with a new class of entries in categories from digital inks, finishing and media to direct-to-garment, roll-to-roll and UV flatbed.

“Whether they were a seasoned company or an industry newcomer, each and every entry came to win,” said Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Imaging Specialist. “They gave the judges a real run for their money.”

Congratulations to the 2014 Product of the Year Winners:

Category 101: Digital Inks
MAP (Metal and Plastic) Inkjet Ink by Prism Inks Inc

Category 102: Media – Paper

Category 103: Media – Vinyl
AlumiGraphics Smooth by AlumiGraphics - A Div of Floor Signage LLC

Category 104: Media – Films
VM-CHALKboard PLUS™ by Visual Magnetics

Category 105: Media – Textile
digitex® decoflex (H7303-0502) by HEYTex® by Heytex Bramsche GmbH

Category 106: Media – Rigid
eco-HIPS by New Hampshire Plastics Inc

Category 108: Finishing - Display Exhibit Hardware

Category 109: Finishing - Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings
Marashield UV-Curable Coatings by Marabu North America LP

Category 110: Finishing – Equipment
SSC 165H Panel Saw & Dust Free Cutter by Safety Speed Manufacturing

Category 111: Roll-to-Roll Aqueous (under 96 in.)
SureColor T7270 by EPSON America Inc

Category 113: Roll-to-Roll UV (under 96 in.)
JV400SUV-160 by Mimaki USA Inc

Category 114: UV Flatbed (under $200K)
Océ Arizona 318 GL by Océ Display Graphics Systems - A Canon Company

Category 115: UV Flatbed (over $200K)
Jeti Titan HS by Agfa Graphics

Category 116: UV Flatbed +White (under $200K)
Océ Arizona 318 GL w/White Ink Option by Océ Display Graphics Systems - A Canon Company

Category 117: UV Flatbed +White (over $200K)
Océ Arizona 6170 XTS by Océ Display Graphics Systems - A Canon Company

Category 118: Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (over 96 in.)
ValueJet 2638 by Mutoh America Inc

Category 119: Roll-to-Roll UV (over 96 in.)
Q5-1000h by CET Color

Category 120: Direct to Garment Printers
Mankind Digital / ion-Argon(18) by Eastern Tech

Category 124: Screen Printing - Pre-press
i-Image STE II by M&R Companies

Category 130: Media - Non-PVC (Non-woven)
AlumiGraphics Smooth by AlumiGraphics - A Div of Floor Signage LLC

Category 131: Media - Vinyl (Pressure sensitive)
BRILLIANT! Self-Adhesive by Dreamscape

SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community
“Specialty imaging” comprises digital imaging, screen printing and the many other imaging technologies SGIA members use, including those they’ll tap in the future. These are the imaging processes and technologies employed to create new products and to enhance existing products including point-of-purchase displays, printed electronics, membrane switches, signs, advertisements, garments, containers and vehicles. Make the most of your specialty imaging business.


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