Hosted by the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA), the 2017 SGIA Expo will feature 40 conference sessions in addition to educational and networking events. More than 500 exhibitors will be offering technology, equipment, supplies, software and applications for the imaging industry. Attendees representing the sign making, digital imaging, commercial printing and garment decoration sectors will flood the Expo floor at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct. 10-12, in search of products, practices and innovative applications.

The following SGIA exhibitors may be of interest to Plastics Decorating readers:

A.W.T. World Trade, Inc.
Booth 2919
Joining together, A.W.T. and American M&M have announced a significant improvement to the compact AM-180 screen printer for 3D objects: laser-enabled multicolor registration. Efficiently register 3D objects for multicolor printing, utilizing laser technology for enhanced accuracy for high-quality results when printing on cylindrical, spherical, elliptical, conical and tubular items.

Diversified Printing Techniques
Booth 3162
Showing pad printing solutions, including the company’s robot automation. The labor savings with the automated solutions will impress. The robots, combined with the Turbo series of equipment, will be on display with patented viscosity control and G-cups. The Turbo also will feature the dead-on registration system for quick and accurate changeovers.

Dubuit of America, Inc.
Booth 453
Leading the decorating industry with innovative technologies and solutions-focused customer service expertise. Dubuit will be exhibiting the 9450-single pass, semi-automatic digital printer. The high-quality, fully automatic and semi-automatic screen printing and digital printing equipment serves such markets as packaging, cosmetics, promotional products, medical, food and beverage.

Engineered Printing Solutions
Booth 2381
Continuing to revolutionize product decoration with cutting-edge technologies. Demonstrating a variety of printing machinery, including flatbed (FJetXL) and single-pass (XD54) multi-color industrial inkjet, and high-speed cylindrical inkjet printer(s) RotoJet and BottleJet.

GPE A. Ardenghi srl
Booth 4117
Manufacturing screen printing machines for objects since 1945, GPE is present in the advertising, cosmetic, packaging and pharmaceutical markets. A wide range of machines gives the company versatility to service every aspect of the screen printing industry. The automatic model TRP/8 for flat decorating also will be featured.

Booth 3001
Debuting numerous new and improved pad printing and inkjet printing technologies. This year’s lineup includes an advanced cylindrical machine that quickly prints at unmatched resolutions, the industry’s fastest high-resolution flatbed inkjet printer and a laser engraver that consolidates the multi-step plate-making process into one.

Booth 4013
Providing innovative, precision-based decorating equipment for direct printing on 3D containers. With its digital inkjet capabilities complementing the company’s traditional screen printing product line, KBA-Kammann continues to demonstrate its technological leadership. Both processes also can be combined to take advantage of their best features, offering flexible high-quality decorating.

Leister Technologies
Booth 3356
Featuring plastic welding equipment and hot air tools. Leister offers a variety of popular handheld equipment (heat guns), like the TRIAC ST and HOT JET, used across a variety of fields in the welding of thermoplastics. Also featuring automatic and stationary welding machines with flameless operation.

Marabu North America
Booth 2119
Showcasing the fJET UV-LED flatbed digital printer, offering excellent printability on a wide range of substrates with Marabu’s UltraJet digital inks. Also featured is the versatile Tampapur TPU pad printing ink, specifically formulated for promotional products with high gloss, superior opacity and outstanding chemical resistance.

Mimaki USA, Inc.
Booth 1231, 1345, 1445
Joining the UJF line of small footprint UV LED printers are the MKII series printers. These production-focused professional tools can deliver on an array of specialty, customized and personalized items, awards and more. Now compatible with the Mimaki Kebab option for direct printing onto cylindrical objects.

Nazdar SourceOne
Booth 1545
Supplying screen and digital printing equipment, inks and supplies. Nazdar SourceOne provides best-in-class technology and quality to printers in the US, Mexico and Central America, with localized inventory, superior customer service and expert technical support. Nazdar SourceOne, Nazdar Ink Technologies and Nazdar Consulting Services are divisions of the Nazdar Company.

Owosso Graphic Arts, Inc.
Booth 1924
Displaying quality brass, copper and magnesium dies for foil stamping, embossing/debossing, membrane overlay embossing and thermal kisscutting.

Plastics Decorating
Booth 3148
Featuring the latest stories and news on decorating plastics, including hot stamping, pad printing, screen and offset printing, heat transfer, in-mold decorating and plastics assembly processes. Stop by the Plastics Decorating booth to pick up the latest edition of the magazine and sign up for a FREE subscription.

Proell, Inc.
Booth 1010
Serving as both a central warehouse and service center for the highest quality IMD, screen and pad printing inks, Proell, Inc. is a US subsidiary of Proell KG in Germany. Featuring Norilux® DC, a formable, abrasion-resistant, dual-cure screen printing lacquer, which is available in matte and high-gloss versions.

Roland DGA Corporation
Booth 601
Displaying its latest digital technologies in action, including newly updated VersaUV® LEF series UV flatbed printers, state-of-the-art TrueVIS wide-format printer/cutters and other innovative devices. VersaUV flatbeds can print vibrant CMYK graphics and unique textural effects onto virtually any substrate or 3D object up to 3.94″ thick.

Yupo Corporation America
Booth 3723
Showcasing YUPO Octopus and YUPOJelly synthetic papers. Both grades feature micro-suction technology that grip any flat, smooth surface. The paper can be peeled and safely adhered to a multitude of surfaces, then removed and reapplied many times. YUPO Octopus is opaque, while YUPOJelly has a completely clear substrate.