SGIA Announces 2018 Product of the Year Winners

All entries are to be on display at the upcoming SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.
SGIA

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Assn. (SGIA; Fairfax, VA) has announced the winners of their 2018 Product of the Year Competition, after evaluating a record-setting 255 submissions. Judges selected 68 winning products.

The Golden Image/Product of the Year Gallery can be found in Hall C2 at the back of the upcoming 2018 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, Oct. 18-20) show floor in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Winners will receive their Product of the Year jewels at a special presentation the evening before the show opens.

Following is a list of the winning products (with SGIA booth numbers in parentheses):

Digital Inks — Textile (Small Format <24 in.): Sawgrass (Booth 3739), Ultra HD Flex 

Digital Inks — UV: Roland DGA Corporation (Booth 1137), Roland ECO-UV inks 

Digital Inks — Industrial and Packaging: INX International (Booth 2149), PRODIGY EBGA Premium EB Curable Inks 

Finishing — Display/Exhibit Hardware: Spirit Displays Ltd (Booth 4428), Spirit-TEX Fabric Tension System 

Lasers/Routers/Cutters (4 x 8 ft. or Larger): Trotec Laser Inc (Booth 2669), SP 2000 

Multi-Function Finishing (Slit/Score/Perf): Safety Speed Manufacturing (Booth 635), DFC-H5 Panel Saw & Dust Free Cutter Combo 

Heat Press (Table-Top): STAHLS' (Booth 1615), Hotronix Fusion IQ 

Heat Press (Large Format Roll or Clam): HIX Corporation (Booth 3330, 3331), HIX LF-4464 

Laminates, Adhesives, Films and Coatings: Drytac (Booth 2341), ReTac WipeErase 

Large-Format Scanners (Flat or Roll): SMA e Document GmbH (Booth 3382), SMA VERSASCAN 

Automation Equipment (Print/Post): OmniPrint International (Booth 1979), WURK Bridge 

Software — RIP, Web-Based Design, Personalization or Product Bldg: Graphical Systems USA (Booth 3337), Graphic Tracer Professional 

Software — Workflow/MIS/CRM: PrintFactory (Booth 3191), PrintFactory Cloud 

Spectrophotometer Devices: Barbieri North America Inc. (Booth 3297), Spectro LFP qb 

Media — Films: Gans Ink and Supply Co (Booth 2179), BF9 

Media — Non-PVC: Floor Signage LLC (Booth 2590), AlumiGraphics Glow Grip 

Media — Adhesive Back (Not Vinyl): Gans Ink and Supply Co (Booth 2179), Holographic Window Film 

Media — Rigid/Corrugated: Johnson Plastics Plus (a division of Rowmark LLC) (Booth 2431), The Naturals from Rowmark 

Media — Banner (Non-Textile): Gans Ink and Supply Co (Booth 2179), Jet 550 

Media — Heat Transfer Material, Cuttable: Siser North America (Booth 2331), Blackboard 

Media — Heat Transfer Material, Printable: Chemica US Corp (Booth 535), Chemica - Hotmark RevolutionPrint 

Textile — Apparel: Fisher Textiles (Booth 1773), ET3200 Hoodie 

Textile — Flag: Fisher Textiles (Booth 1773), DD 7801 Flag 

Textile — Banner: Fisher Textiles (Booth 1773), GF4019 Nirvana B.O.B 

Textile — Framing Systems: SENFA - DECOPRINT (Booth 3023), SUBLIMIS 

Textile — Canvas: HP Inc (Booth 1147, 1161), HP Recycled Satin Canvas 

Textile — Wall Covering: Gans Ink and Supply Co (Booth 2179), Jettex 

Textile — Home Furnishings: Top Value Fabrics (Booth 1848), Sequoia S/577 

Media — Adhesive Back Vinyl: Drytac (Booth 2341), SpotOn Floor 200 

Dye Sublimation Transfer Paper: Sawgrass (Booth 3739), True Pix CLASSIC Sublimation Transfer Paper 

Dye Sublimation Rigid Material for Transfer: Chromaluxe (Booth 1673), ChromaLuxe EXT 

Finished Garment Blanks — Natural Fiber: Image Armor/RTP Apparel (Booth 3523), RTP Apparel Image Armor Women's DTG Ready to Print Racer Back Tank Top 

Finished Garment Blanks — Blends: Terry Town (Booth 3381), DP1731- Sherpa Lined Micro Mink Throw 

Finished Garment Blanks — Accessories: Terry Town (Booth 3381), MYOGA- Sublimated Yoga Mat 

DTG — Pre-Press (Sprayers/Dryers): Brown Manufacturing Group (Booth 2491, 2871), Synergy Pretreat Module and FireFly curing system 

Screen Printing — Inks: Marabu North America LP (Booth 2561), MaraTech MGO 

Screen Printing — Pre-Press (Exposure/Imaging): Lawson Screen & Digital Products (Booth 2976, 2977), Lawson Lock-N-Go 

Screen Printing — Manual Garment Press: A.W.T. World Trade Inc. (Booth 3015), American Redesigned Rototex 

Screen Printing — Automatic Garment Press: Ryonet + Roq (Booth 3401), ROQ Eco P16 Automatic Press 

Screen Printing — Curing Equipment: M&R Companies (Booth 2547, 2631), M&R HotHead Fabric Compression System 

Screen Printing — Drying Equipment: Brown Manufacturing Group (Booth 2491, 2871), FireFly Curing System 

Screen Printing — Post-Press (Clean/Reclaim): Easiway Systems Inc (Booth 3849), EasiSolv 1028 Ink & Emulsion Remover 

Product Finishing — Sewing: MEEVO MKF (Booth 1285), MEEVO MKF MX Event with SEAS 

Banner Finishing (Grommet/Sew/Weld): Miller Weldmaster Corp (Booth 101), 112 Extreme 

Direct-to-Garment Printers (White Shirt): OmniPrint International (Booth 1979) 

Direct-to-Garment Printers (Black Shirt): OmniPrint International (Booth 1979) 

Flatbed/Hybrid (Under $100,000): Mutoh America Inc (Booth 900) 

UV Hybrid ($100,000–$500,000): Agfa Graphics (Booth 1460, 1561) 

UV Flatbed (Under $100,000): Vanguard Digital Printing Systems (Booth 1173) 

UV Flatbed ($100,000–$200,000): Vanguard Digital Printing Systems (Booth 1173) 

UV Flatbed ($200,000–$500,000): Agfa Graphics (Booth 1460, 1561) 

UV Flatbed + White ($100,000–$200,000): Vanguard Digital Printing Systems (Booth 1173) 

UV Flatbed + White ($200,000–$500,000): Agfa Graphics (Booth 1460, 1561) 

Tabletop Flatbed (Industrial/Small Item Decoration): Mutoh America Inc (Booth 900) 

Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (Under 80 in.): Mutoh America Inc (Booth 900) 

Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (Over 80 in.): Mutoh America Inc (Booth 900) 

Roll-to-Roll UV (Under 80 in.): Roland DGA Corporation (Booth 1173) 

Roll-to-Roll UV (Over 80 in.): Agfa Graphics (Booth 1460, 1561) 

RTR/Hybrid/Flatbed New Technology or Inkset: Durst Image Technology U.S. LLC (Booth 1548) 

Digital/Screen Print Hybrid Printing Systems: M&R Companies (Booth 2547, 2631) 

3D Printers: Mimaki USA Inc (Booth 2161) 

Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile: Durst Image Technology U.S. LLC (Booth 1548) 

Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile: DGI (Booth 2515) 

Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal: EPSON America Inc (Booth 1414) 

UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class: EFI (Booth 301) 

Digital Press: FUJIFILM Graphic Systems Division (Booth 1119) 

Single-Pass Printer: EFI (Booth 301) 

Direct-to-Shape Printers: Inkcups Now (Booth 127)

 

For more information, visit sgia.org.

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