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Product of the Year Winners Announced

The 2017 product of the year winners were named in 33 categories.

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The 2017 Product of the Year winners have been announced by the SGIA ahead of the association’s annual trade show. The annual competition showcases digital imaging products that keep the specialty imaging industry moving forward. Congratulations to the 2017 Product of the Year winners in the following 33 categories:

  • Digital Inks – Textile: Sawgrass SubliJet-HD FLEX Sublimation Inks
  • Digital Inks – UV: Marabu North America UltraJet DUV-GR
  • Finishing – Display Exhibit Hardware: Windigo Signs Windigo Portable Sidewalk Sign
  • Finishing – Equipment – Routers/Cutters: Gravograph LS900 Energy Laser
  • Finishing – Equipment – Die cutters: Rollem International Insignia Die Cutters
  • Finishing – Equipment – All others: Leister HEMTEK ST Banner Welder
  • Finishing – Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings: E.L. Hatton Sales Co Banner Ups KederTape Adhesive No-Sew Keder for SEG Signs
  • Automation Equipment (print/finishing): Esko Kongsberg Automate robotics system
  • Software – Web-based technology: Onyx Graphics Inc. ONYX Hub
  • Media – Films: Newlife Magnetics LLC MIRACLE MAG
  • Media – Non-PVC: Flexmag Industries Inc. Flexcoat-EZ 40″
  • Media – Adhesive Back (not vinyl): Floor Signage LLC EZGrip Graphics
  • Media – Rigid / Corrugated: United Visual Products Inc. Blank LED Embedded Corrugated Sign
  • Media – Banner (non-textile): Vescom America VESCOM Metallic Sand
  • Media – Heat Transfer Vinyl/PU/Specialty: Chemica US Corp. HotMark Revolution
  • Media – Textile – Apparel: Fisher Textiles ETP 4310 Uni
  • Media – Textile – Banner: Pacific Coast Fabrics Heavy Deko-Stretch 8488GFS
  • Media – Textile – Framing Systems: SENFA DECOPRINT ALTERRA
  • Media – Textile – Canvas: Pacific Coast Fabrics Basketweave Canvas S/565
  • Media – Textile – Wall Covering: Dreamscape DreamScape WallWrap Silver Fusion
  • Media – Textile – Home Furnishings: PremEx Solutions DuraVibe Latex Fabric | Leenane
  • Media – Adhesive Back Vinyl: Mactac/Morgan Adhesives Company REBEL X-treme
  • Textile – Finished Garment – Synthetic: Vapor Apparel/SourceSubstrates Vapor Apparel Solar Performance Long Sleeve T
  • Textile – Finished Garment – Natural Fiber: Image Armor/i-Group Technologies RTP Apparel
  • Textile – Finished Garment – Blends: Terry Town DP2315 Water Repellent Microfiber Picnic Blanket
  • Screen Printing – Pre-press (Exposure/Imaging): M&R Companies i-Image S Computer-to-Screen Imaging System
  • Screen Printing – Manual Garment Press: Lawson Screen & Digital Products Lawson Proton
  • Screen Printing – Automatic Garment Press: M&R Companies CHALLENGER III Automatic Screen Printing Press
  • Screen Printing – Curing & Drying Equipment: Brown Manufacturing Group FireFly and Vega combined curing system
  • Screen Printing ­- Post-Press (Reclaim/Clean): Lawson Screen & Digital Products    Lawson Ajax In-Line Reclaimer
  • Direct to Garment Printers (white shirt): OmniPrint International 330TX Plus
  • Direct to Garment Printers (color shirt – not white): Kornit Digital Kornit Vulcan
  • Flatbed/hybrid (under $100K): Mutoh America Inc. ValueJet 1638UH
  • UV Hybrid ($100-500K): EFI EFI Pro 16h
  • UV Flatbed (under $100K): Océ Display Graphics Systems A Canon Company Arizona 365 GT
  • UV Flatbed ($100K-200K): Vanguard Digital Printing Systems VK300D
  • UV Flatbed ($200K-500K): Océ Display Graphics Systems A Canon Company Arizona 6160 XTS with High Flow Vacuum
  • UV Flatbed +White ($100K-200K): Mimaki USA Inc. JFX200 2531
  • UV Flatbed +White ($200K-500K): Océ Display Graphics Systems A Canon Company  Arizona 6170 XTS with High Flow Vacuum
  • Small Flatbed (Industrial/Small Item Decoration): Mutoh America Inc. ValueJet 626UF
  • Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (under 80 in.): Mutoh America Inc. ValueJet 1638X
  • Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (over 80 in.): HP Inc. HP Latex 3600
  • Roll-to-Roll UV (under 80 in.): Mutoh America Inc. ValueJet 1638UH
  • Roll-to-Roll UV (over 80 in.): Durst Image Technology U.S. LLC Rho 312R Plus
  • RTR/Hybrid/Flatbed new technology or inkset: Océ Display Graphics Systems A Canon Company – Colorado 1640
  • Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile: Durst Image Technology U.S. LLC Rhotex 325
  • Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile: EPSON America Inc. Model (to be) announced in September
  • Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal: EPSON America Inc. SureColor F6200
  • UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Prod. Class: Durst Image Technology U.S. LLC Rho P10 250 HS Plus
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