SGIA Expo Showcases Innovation in Atlanta
See a full spectrum of specialty imaging technology and equipment during the 2015 SGIA Expo from Nov. 4-6 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Hosted by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), the event anticipates the arrival of thousands of attendees from around the world as hundreds of exhibitors and industry experts showcase the most innovative technology, applications and specialty imaging solutions.
The three-day event will feature educational sessions, expert advice zones and several networking events. Session tracks include Graphics and Sign, Industrial Imaging, Graphics Installation and Color Management and Workflow. In addition, the SGIA Industrial Imaging Symposium will be held, a day-and-a-half, first-of-its-kind educational opportunity that will provide a unique view into topic areas that include printing on difficult surfaces, UV LED curing technologies, lean manufacturing and production automation strategies.
The following SGIA exhibitors may be of interest to Plastics Decorating subscribers:
All-American Manufacturing & Supply
Promoting the Neoflex digital convertible printer, which allows companies to print on textiles, nonporous items and edible promotional items, and the AASP-300 Sequin Motif machine, which enables users to create a motif that can be put on transfer tape at a maximum speed of 600 pieces per minute.
A.W.T. World Trade, Inc.
Debuting internet-based remote diagnostics to allows direct access to equipment through a company's internal network. Also showcasing the new Accu-Print high-tech micro flatbed printer, which offers a high-performance press in a smaller format.
Diversified Printing Techniques
Displaying its line of laser etchers, including the K-CTP and CTP-35. The K-CTP is for aluminum and steel plates, and the CTP-35 is for polymer plates and Kent aluminum plates. Both etchers are chemical-free and have high image resolution.
Dubuit of America
Presenting the easy-to-use 9250 high-definition digital inkjet printer for 3D objects, with the 150 servo color sensor. Also showing the full range of silkscreen inks, Evojet digital and full color matching service.
Engineered Printing Solutions
Demonstrating new inkjet printers – the BottleJET, fJETXL and fJET24 – as well as the company’s high-volume, single-pass XD070 inkjet printer. Also, the company’s five-color KE13 will be printing on puzzles.
GPE Ardenghi A srl
Showcasing various semiautomatic and automatic screen printing machines for printing on pens, barrels and cylindrical bottles, as well as other machines.
Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
Offering UV solutions to enhance the speed and stability of the curing process, the company will showcase system solutions with standard microwave-powered lamps, medium pressure lamps, UV cure systems or UV LEDs.
Featuring its line of laser plate makers designed to fit the needs of any business. Also offering a look at its line of industrial inkjet printers, screen printers and pad printers, including a rotary inkjet printer.
Demonstrating the LogoJET UV2400, which uses UV-curable inks to produce full-color and/or textured imprints on a variety of substrates, including dark and clear materials. The UV2400 can print on virtually any object up to 12"w x 23.75"l x 5.5"h.
Providing innovative, precision-based decorating equipment for direct printing on 3D plastic containers, the company recently introduced the K15 CNC-S+12 inkjet machine, expanding its traditional screen printing product line to include digital inkjet printing.
Marabu North America
Featuring MaraShield, the company's line of UV-curable liquid coatings that aim to help users achieve lower production costs, and MaraShield UV-PGL, which serves as a primer, an inkjet-receptive layer for glass applications and a top coat.
Providing ink and distributing printing equipment and supplies to help companies optimize their print production output and capabilities. Ink lines include the 4200 Series UV screen inks, which incorporate the newest formulation technology.
Owosso Graphic Arts
Showcasing the company’s wide range of brass, copper and magnesium dies for foil stamping, membrane switch embossing and thermal kisscutting, as well as displaying Metalphoto® and makeready supplies.
Featuring the latest information and newest technologies in plastics decoration, including hot stamping, pad printing, screen and offset printing, heat transfer, in-mold decorating and more. Plastics Decorating also covers the latest in plastics assembly processes. Free subscriptions are available.
Featuring Norilux® DC, a formable, abrasion-resistant dual-cure screen printing lacquer that can be used as a protective lacquer on PC, PMMA, ABS and PP films.
Debuting the LEJ-640FT flatbed UV printer and the CAMM-1 GS-24 desktop cutter. The LEJ-640FT can create POP displays, art, architectural signs and two-sided signs with unique dimensional effects. The CAMM-1 has a redesigned cutting carriage and blade holder, 10x overlap cutting capability and a powerful digital servomotor.
Featuring several lines of monofilament polyester mesh, including Saatilene HiLo, Hi-R and HiTex. Also promoting the Saati Pro Coat 25x36, which provides a perfect automatic coating solution for small to medium shops.
Systematic Automation Inc.
Debuting the modular UltraLED UV LED system, which aims to provide a long-term cost-effective LED curing solution for end users. Also featuring dozens of standard high-speed precision screen printing machine models, as well as standard UV and UV LED curing systems.