Product of the Year Winners Define Excellence at the 2016 SGIA Expo

Las Vegas, Nevada — The SGIA Product of the Year competition raised the bar today at the 2016 Expo (Las Vegas, September 14–16) with stellar entries in a variety of output and non-output imaging categories — and winners were announced at the first-ever Product of the Year Award Presentation yesterday evening.

“Each entrant brought their A-game, and it was obvious they were here to win,” said Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Imaging Specialist. “Those who took home a Product of the Year Award can proudly say that they are the best of the best.”

Congratulations to the 2016 Product of the Year Winners:

Category 101: Digital Inks — Textile
Texart Dye-Sublimation Ink by Roland DGA Corporation 

Category 103: Digital Inks — Solvent/Eco-Solvent/Latext
TrueVIS INK by Roland DGA Corporation

Category 104: Finishing — Display/Exhibit Hardware
Origami Truss System Backwall Graphic Package by

Category 105: Finishing — Equipment — Routers/Cutters
VersaTech2 by MCT

Category 107: Finishing — Equipment — All Others
Banner Ups BravoBanner Automated Banner Finishing Machine by E.L. Hatton Sales Co.

Category 108: Finishing — Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings
FLEXmark® V 240 R Clear Sharklet Overlaminate by FLEXcon

Category 109: Large-Format Scanners
Kurabo K-IS-A1FW Large Format Flatbed Scanner by Paradigm Imaging Group

Category 110: Media — Films
3M Controltac Print Film 40C-114R by 3M Commercial Graphics

Category 111: Media — Non-PVC
SHIMMERcal 22 Mil Silver Special Polyester Lamination by FLEXcon

Category 113: Media — Adhesive Back (not vinyl)
LexJet Simple Grip Backlit by LexJet

Category 114: Media — Rigid
Allure Photo Panels by Breathing Color

Category 115: Media — Textile — Apparel
ET 2600 Jersey Spandex Knit by Fisher Textiles

Category 116: Media — Textile — Flag
DD 7375 Feather Flag (FR) by Fisher Textiles

Category 117: Media — Textile — Banner
Supernova by Top Value Fabrics

Category 118: Media — Textile — Framing Systems
Impact Prime by Top Value Fabrics

Category 119: Media — Textile — Canvas
GF 4395 Semi-Glossy Art Canvas by Fisher Textiles

Category 121: Media — Banner (non-textile)
Signetics Duo by Ultraflex Systems Inc.

Category 122: Media — Adhesive Back Vinyl
Contra Vision® Campaign with Grayliner by Contra Vision North America, Inc.

Category 123: Screen Printing — Accessories
Alpha FlexTrace by Chromaline Screen Print Products

Category 124: Screen Printing — Manual Garment Press
ABACUS II Athletic Numbering Press by M&R Companies

Category 125: Screen Printing — Automatic Graphic Press
INSIGNIA Multicolor Graphics Screen Printing Press by M&R Companies

Category 126: Screen Printing — Automatic Garment Press
GAUNTLET III Automatic Screen Printing Press by M&R Companies

Category 129: Screen Printing — Pre-Press
fineLine directLaser! by dlp imaging corp

Category 130: Direct-to-Garment Printers (white shirt)
FreeJet 330TX+ by OmniPrint International

Category 131: Direct-to-Garment Printers (color shirt — not white)
2000 by FIREBIRD Digital Inks

Category 132: Flatbed/Hybrid (under $100K)
ValueJet 1638UH by Mutoh America Inc.

Category 133: UV Flatbed (under $100K)
LEJ-640FT by Roland DGA Corporation

Category 134: UV Flatbed ($100K–$200K)
VK300 by Vanguard

Category 135: UV Flatbed ($200K–$500K)
Jeti Mira MG 2732 HS by Agfa Graphics

Category 136: UV Flatbed + White ($100K–$200K)
Arizona 1280 GT by Océ Display Graphics Systems — A Canon Co.

Category 137: UV Flatbed + White ($200–$500K)
Arizona 2280 XT by Océ Display Graphics Systems — A Canon Co.

Category 138: Small Flatbed (Industrial/Small Item Decoration)
UVx90 by LogoJET USA

Category 139: Roll-to-Roll Aqueous (under 64 in.)
SureColor P20000 by EPSON America Inc.

Category 140: Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (under 80 in.)
ValueJet 1628X by Mutoh America Inc.

Category 141: Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (over 80 in.)
HP Latex 1500 by HP, Inc.

Category 142: Roll-to-Roll UV (under 80 in.)
ValueJet 1638UH by Mutoh America Inc.

Category 143: Roll-to-Roll UV (over 80 in.)
UJV55-320 by Mimaki USA Inc.

Category 145: Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile
ValueJet 1938TX by Mutoh America Inc.

Category 146: Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile
SureColor F9200 by EPSON America Inc.

Category 147: Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal
SureColor F6200 by EPSON America Inc.

Category 148: UV Hybrid/Flatbed High-Volume Prod. Class
Jeti Tauro H2500 by Agfa Graphics

Category 149: UV Hybrid ($100–$500K)
Anapurna H3200i LED by Agfa Graphics 

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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