Product of the Year Winners Announced

The 2018 product of the year winners were named in 68 categories.

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The 2018 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 2018 Product of the Year winners in the following 68 categories:

  • Digital Inks Textile (Small Format <24″): Sawgrass Ultra HD Flex
  • Digital Inks – UV: Roland DGA Corporation Roland ECO-UV inks
  • Digital Inks Industrial and Packaging: INX International PRODIGY EBGA Premium EB Curable Inks
  • Finishing Display/Exhibit Hardware: Spirit Displays Ltd Spirit-TEX Fabric Tension System
  • Lasers/Routers/Cutters (4’/ x 8′ or Larger): Trotec Laser Inc SP 2000
  • Multi-Function Finishing (Slit/Score/Perf): Safety Speed Manufacturing DFC-H5 Panel Saw & Dust Free Cutter Combo
  • Heat Press (Table-Top): STAHLS’ Hotronix Fusion IQ
  • Heat Press (Large Format Roll or Clam): HIX Corporation HIX LF-4464
  • Laminates, Adhesives, Films and Coatings: Drytac ReTac WipeErase
  • Large-Format Scanners (Flat or Roll): SMA e Document GmbH SMA VERSASCAN
  • Automation Equipment (Print/Post): OmniPrint International WURK Bridge
  • Software RIP, Web-Based Design, Personalization or Product Bldg: Graphical Systems USA Graphic Tracer Professional
  • Software Workflow/MIS/CRM: PrintFactory PrintFactory Cloud
  • Spectrophotometer Devices: Barbieri North America Inc. Spectro LFP qb
  • Media Films: Gans Ink and Supply Co BF9
  • Media Non-PVC: Floor Signage LLC AlumiGraphics Glow Grip
  • Media Adhesive Back (Not Vinyl): Gans Ink and Supply Co Holographic Window Film
  • Media – Rigid/Corrugated: Johnson Plastics Plus (a division of Rowmark LLC) The Naturals from Rowmark
  • Media Banner (Non-Textile): Gans Ink and Supply Co Jet 550
  • Media Heat Transfer Material, Cuttable: Siser North America Blackboard
  • Media  Heat Transfer Material, Printable: Chemica US Corp Chemica Hotmark RevolutionPrint
  • Textile Apparel: Fisher Textiles ET3200 Hoodie
  • Textile Flag: Fisher Textiles DD 7801 Flag
  • Textile Banner: Fisher Textiles GF4019 Nirvana B.O.B
  • Textile Framing Systems: SENFA – DECOPRINT SUBLIMIS
  • Textile Canvas: HP Inc HP Recycled Satin Canvas
  • Textile Wall Covering: Gans Ink and Supply Co Jettex
  • Textile Home Furnishings: Top Value Fabrics Sequoia S/577
  • Media Adhesive Back Vinyl: Drytac SpotOn Floor 200
  • Dye Sublimation Transfer Paper: Sawgrass True Pix CLASSIC Sublimation Transfer Paper
  • Dye Sublimation Rigid Material for Transfer: Chromaluxe ChromaLuxe EXT
  • Finished Garment Blanks Natural Fiber: Image Armor/RTP Apparel RTP Apparel Image Armor Women’s DTG Racer Back Tank Top
  • Finished Garment Blanks – Blends: Terry Town DP1731 Sherpa Lined Micro Mink Throw
  • Finished Garment Blanks Accessories: Terry Town MYOGA- Sublimated Yoga Mat
  • DTG Pre-Press (Sprayers/Dryers): Brown Manufacturing Group Synergy Pretreat Module and FireFly curing system
  • Screen Printing Inks: Marabu North America LP MaraTech MGO
  • Screen Printing Pre-Press (Exposure/Imaging): Lawson Screen & Digital Products Lawson Lock-N-Go
  • Screen Printing Manual Garment Press: A.W.T. World Trade Inc. American Redesigned Rototex
  • Screen Printing Automatic Garment Press: Ryonet + Roq ROQ Eco P16 Automatic Press
  • Screen Printing Curing Equipment: M&R Companies M&R HotHead Fabric Compression System
  • Screen Printing Drying Equipment: Brown Manufacturing Group FireFly Curing System
  • Screen Printing Post-Press (Clean/Reclaim): Easiway Systems Inc EasiSolv 1028 Ink & Emulsion Remover
  • Product Finishing Sewing: MEEVO MKF MEEVO MKF MX Event with SEAS
  • Banner Finishing (Grommet/Sew/Weld): Miller Weldmaster Corp 112 Extreme
  • Direct-to-Garment Printers (White Shirt): OmniPrint International – Freejet 330 TX Plus 
  • Direct-to-Garment Printers (Black Shirt): OmniPrint International – Freejet 330 TX Plus 
  • Flatbed/Hybrid (Under $100,000): Mutoh America Inc – VH-1638UH 
  • UV Hybrid ($100,000-$500,000): Agfa Graphics – Anapurna H3200i LED
  • UV Flatbed (Under $100,000): Vanguard Digital Printing Systems – VR5D
  • UV Flatbed ($100,000-$200,000): Vanguard Digital Printing Systems – VK300D
  • UV Flatbed ($200,000-$500,000): Agfa Graphics – Jeti Mira 2732 HS LM LED
  • UV Flatbed + White ($100,000-$200,000): Vanguard Digital Printing Systems – VK300D
  • UV Flatbed + White ($200,000-$500,000): Agfa Graphics – Jeti Mira 2732 HS LM LED
  • Tabletop Flatbed (Industrial/Small Item Decoration): Mutoh America Inc – VJ-626UF
  • Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (Under 80 Inches): Mutoh America Inc – VJ 1624X
  • Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (Over 80 Inches): Mutoh America Inc – VJ 2638X
  • Roll-to-Roll UV (Under 80 Inches): Roland DGA Corporation – VersaUV LEC-540
  • Roll-to-Roll UV (Over 80 Inches): Agfa Graphics – Jeti Tauro H3300 RTR LED
  • RTR/Hybrid/Flatbed New Technology or Inkset: Durst Image Technology U.S. LLC – Delta WT 250
  • Digital/Screen Print Hybrid Printing Systems: M&R Companies – DS-400 Digital Squeegee Hybrid Printing System
  • 3D Printers: Mimaki USA Inc – 3DUJ-553
  • Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile: Durst Image Technology U.S. LLC – Rhotex 325
  • Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile: DGI – HSFT
  • Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal: EPSON America Inc – SureColor F6200
  • UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class: EFI – EFI VUTEk h3
  • Digital Press: FUJIFILM Graphic Systems Division – Onset M
  • Single-Pass Printer: EFI – EFI Nozomi C18000
  • Direct-to-Shape Printers: Inkcups Now – Helix

Tony Kindelspire

Tony Kindelspire is the former digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

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