The 2018 SGIA Expo, scheduled for Oct. 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will bring together more than 500 exhibitors and tens of thousands of registrants. SGIA Expo attendees print everything from apparel and nameplates to electronics, banners and packaging. With an ever-changing print industry, Expo-goers will be looking for new ideas, application and technologies to build their businesses.
The following SGIA exhibitors may be of interest to Plastics Decorating readers:
A.W.T. World Trade Inc.
Debuting the re-engineered AM-180 cylindrical screen printer from A.W.T. and American. The AM-180, a compact, easy-to-use universal screen printer for 3D objects, is in the final stages of being re-engineered to include intuitive touchscreen controls and laser registration for precision multicolor printing.
Diversified Printing Techniques Inc.
Showing pad printing solutions, including samples of systems, multicolor and single-color equipment. Featured machines include the patented granite structure and G-cups. Videos and examples of the automation the company offers will be available, as well as all the supplies needed to successfully pad print. Diversified’s friendly team will be there to answer any questions.
Engineered Printing Solutions
Showcasing flatbed printers, single-pass printers and its XD-360, designed specifically for printing on cylindrical objects, such as glassware. EPS will be printing samples on each of its machines. EPS can help with individual product marking and decorating needs, and discuss how industrial inkjet can increase throughput, while also providing previously unavailable branding and personalization options.
GPE Ardenghi A srl
Displaying the automatic machine GPE/24-LASER to engrave 360° on metal pens. In 1945, GPE Ardenghi began producing screen printing machines for cylindrical and noncylinder printing. GPE is present in areas where marking and personalization are needed (promotional, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, automotive and industrial), providing semiautomatic and automatic equipment for screen printing automations.
Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
Offering application-focused UV and IR solutions for cost- and energy-efficient process solutions and highest power UV solutions, which enhance speed and stability of the curing process. Customers benefit from UV portfolio, encompassing the entire spectrum of technology: standard microwave-powered lamps, medium pressure lamps, UV-C cure systems or UV LEDs.
Debuting new and improved pad printing and inkjet printing technology. This year’s lineup includes an advanced cylindrical machine that quickly prints at unmatched resolutions and an inkjet printer capable of printing on items up to 20″ tall. Stop by Booth 127 to see live demonstrations and meet the team.
Koenig & Bauer Kammann (US)
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, Koenig & Bauer 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.
Marabu North America LP
Presenting several new inks that have been released this year – both digital and screen/pad inks (MaraTech, TampaSport for performance fabrics and a new UltraJet Ink DUV-C), MaraShield and ClearShield Liquid Laminates, the StarLam 1600R roll-to-roll liquid laminator for water-based inks and a MegaCoat UV laminator.
Mimaki USA Inc.
Featuring the new UCJV300-130, a smaller footprint with the same operational features of the larger UCJV300-160 print-and-cut device. Also on display will be the Tiger-1800B industrial high-speed textile printer that offers increased efficiency for mid- to high-production runs.
Highlighting screen and digital printing equipment, inks and supplies. Maintaining relationships with the world’s foremost manufacturers, delivering best-in-class technology and quality to printers in the US, Mexico and Central America. With a network of 16 locations, Nazdar provides localized inventory, superior customer service and expert technical support.
Plastics Decorating Magazine
Featuring the latest stories and news in 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.
Presenting Norilux® DC, a formable, abrasion-resistant dual-cure screen printing lacquer, which is available in matte and high-gloss versions. Proell, Inc., is a US subsidiary of Pröll KG, Germany, serving as both a central warehouse and service center for the highest quality IMD, screen and pad printing inks.
Roland DGA Corporation
Featuring Roland DGA’s latest digital printing technologies, including newly updated VersaUV® LEF series UV flatbeds, advanced TrueVIS eco-solvent wide-format printer/cutters and more. Other innovative devices, such as the new DGSHAPE LD-80 the world’s first laser foil decorator – also will be on display.
Sakurai USA, Inc.
Highlighting Sakurai’s exhibit will be a fully automated MS-80SD cylinder screen press equipped with CCD optical sheet alignment system and energy-efficient Natgraph Smart drying system. Also featured will be a Sakurai 66RCS rotary diecutter, which performs diecutting, creasing, complicated perforation processing and numbering in the vertical or horizontal position.
Yupo Corporation America
Displaying YUPOilluminate for wide-format applications. This grade of YUPO is also 100% waterproof, which is perfect for outdoor applications and posters, and it is specially formatted for UV inkjet and latex wide-format printing processes. The chemical-, tear- and UV-resistant properties result in super-sharp images and superior ink adhesion.