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HP returns as a Platinum Sponsor to the 2011 SGIA Expo

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SGIA is pleased to announce that Hewlett Packard Company will once again participate as a platinum partner of the 2011 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 19-21). The SGIA Expo - a unique industry event showcasing the fastest, widest and highest-quality technology available today - is the North American gateway to the global imaging marketplace.

"SGIA has been an important HP partner for many years," said Claudia Barbiero, Sign & Display Marketing Manager, Americas Graphics Solutions Business, Hewlett Packard. "We look forward to the annual SGIA Expo as a key venue for engaging with our customers, demonstrating our leadership within the industry, and showcasing our comprehensive portfolio of digital large-format solutions that help print service providers enter new markets, grow their businesses and prosper."

The anticipation for the 2010 Expo (Las Vegas, October 13-15) is already overflowing into 2011 with chart-topping booth interest and early sponsorship commitments from industry leaders. This year's Expo guarantees hard-hitting educational sessions and eye-opening demonstrations for all members of the specialty imaging community.

Experience the specialty imaging industry firsthand at the 2010 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 13-15)! Register for FREE by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Additionally, be sure to stop by the SGIA Expo Press Office, Room N115 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, for the latest Expo and exhibitor news, Internet access and coffee.

Viscom Paris 2010 sees Fujifilm showcase Euromedia Experience


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Pro-File, Uvistar and Acuity Advance HS also available on stand

Fujifilm will give visitors to its stand (E56) at Viscom Paris the opportunity to take part in its ‘Euromedia Experience’ and also to see its recently launched process independent colour control system, ‘Pro-File’, which standardises colour between screen and inkjet production.



In order for visitors to fully understand how different media can work on various surfaces, a ‘test-drive’ wall will feature samples of indoor and outdoor surfaces commonly used for posters and signage, including brick, plaster, plastic, glass and even a car door.  Visitors will be able to apply the various media to see first-hand the results that can be achieved with the hundreds of products within the em range.

“We feel that by demonstrating with real life scenarios just how the many varieties of media work under different day-to-day situations, customers gain a much better understanding of the em range and the various applications that we cater for,” says Jérôme Delplanque, commercial director, Fujifilm Sericol France. “Euromedia aligns with Fujifilm’s philosophy of providing best-in-class, application-driven solutions, and visitors will be able to see the performance benefits, underpinned by expert advice, during their visit to the stand.”


WonderTack and WonderTack Ghost

WonderTack and WonderTack Ghost are the latest innovative solutions that have been added to Fujifilm’s em range.

WonderTack is a solvent printable, white satin gloss polypropylene film, and WonderTack Ghost is a clear PET media. Both adhere to smooth, flat surfaces without the use of adhesive, and are available for UV-curing and water-based systems.

These environmentally friendly solutions are very quick to print, and their sticking ability is down to the unique, micro-porous suckers on the adhering side. The lack of adhesive gives these media their ‘green’ characteristics, as well as making them reusable on multiple occasions. For example, POS graphics printed on WonderTack can be applied even by inexperienced users as it is easily repositionable and reusable.


SmoothWall and StarWall

SmoothWall and StarWall are PVC-free, 190g fleece wallpapers. They are easy to apply, fire retardant in accordance with DIN EN 13501, and can even be dry-removed without leaving a residue. StarWall is completely unique with a discretely structured surface design, and both wallpapers have a special finish to ensure photorealistic image reproduction.



At Viscom, visitors can also see Fujifilm’s process independent colour control system, ‘Pro-File’, which was recently launched at FESPA 2010 in Munich. Utilising its understanding of colour chemistry, Fujifilm has designed a system to allow screen printers to deliver consistent colour output and optimise production efficiencies across both screen and inkjet technologies to deliver the wide variety of print demanded by customers in the 21st century.

The ability to control colour independent of printing device location, substrate, printing method, ink or people will enable printers to have complete confidence that the colour of every single job for any brand will always match,  and at the right price point.

The Pro-File system is a package of products and services that synchronises print output between processes to a recognised industry standard. This enables printers to deliver consistent colour and quality print output across proofs, screen and digital print through process-independent colour control, providing users with a flexible, cost-effective solution to meet the increasing demands for print to comply with ISO 12647-2 (FOGRA 39).


Superwide Outdoor Applications

Demonstrating how printers can take advantage of the emerging market for clip-frame billboard banners printed on woven polyethylene (PE) and other superwide format display graphics, the recently-launched Uvistar superwide format printer will be shown on the stand as the most flexible, cost efficient printer in its class.

The Uvistar is available in four different models, producing high quality output at throughput speeds in excess of 300m2/hour. A proven multi-roll system with a highly intuitive user interface, it provides fast and efficient start up with low media wastage, and has the ability to handle rolls of varying widths up to five metres. In combination with the new vibrant Fujifilm Uvijet QK inks, the printers can produce jobs on a very wide range of flexible media, including PE, with no curing or ink starvation issues and with excellent inter-coat lay down for backlit and solid prints.


Acuity Advance HS

Completing the line-up is Fujifilm‘s Acuity Advance HS, which delivers more daily output than any other printer in its class, offering potential for high profit generation and a quick return on investment. With typical production speeds of 40m2/hr, and an 'express' mode for images viewed from greater distances which operates at 65m2/hr, it is excellent mid-range flatbed for high-quality POP and signage.

“We are inviting visitors to come along and test the different technologies and media on our stand,” concludes Jérôme. “Fujifilm prides itself on creating new end user applications and we are confident that the range of innovative products on offer will generate a positive reaction. We look forward to demonstrating this to visitors at the show.”


SGIA brings digital signage to the 2010 Expo Floor

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Experience the latest digital signage innovations first-hand at the DSA Digital Signage Zone during the 2010 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 13-15). Hosted by the Digital Screenmedia Association, this all-new Expert Advice Zone is a great opportunity to examine the process of dynamic signage workflow and discover how this growing market fits into your imaging business.


According to SGIA's 2010 Technology Adoption Survey, most graphic imagers report they are not currently offering electronic signage/dynamic display (82 percent). However, one third of these graphic imagers plan to eventually adopt the technology. Of those who currently offer this technology, an overwhelming 77 percent expect this to be a growing part of their business.


"Graphic producers have existing relationships with clients and should want to offer a full suite of signage," said DSA's Executive Director David Drain. "They also are looking for new product offerings and growth areas. Digital signage has experienced tremendous growth and interest over the last several years."


The DSA Digital Signage Zone will provide an educational setting for Expo attendees to experience all of the requirements needed to manage and display dynamic content. Participants will meet leaders in the digital signage industry, establish contacts for future partnerships and test out the latest technologies.


See these companies currently scheduled to participate in the Zone:


-Black Box

-Clarke Systems


-Ingram Micro

-Keywest Technology

-Microspace Communications





In addition to the DSA Digital Signage Zone, SGIA will offer four more sales-free Expert Advice Zones at the Expo, tailored to each of the diverse specialty imaging communities.

Discover the newest products coming to the SGIA Expo

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Get a sneak peek at the latest specialty imaging technologies and applications coming to the 2010 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 13-15). The "New Products" section on the SGIA homepage offers an exclusive preview of what you can expect to see on the expansive show floor from today's industry-leading exhibiting companies.

This frequently updated section features exhibitors' new products that will be showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Start planning your Expo experience to include all of the manufacturers and suppliers you'll want to see by frequently visiting the "New Products" section, as well as SGIA's Virtual Trade Show, at SGIA.org, Keyword: VTS.

"The SGIA Expo is the leading exposition for the specialty imaging industry," said Michael Robertson, SGIA's President and CEO. "These online resources provide attendees with the most up-to-date information about the innovative technologies making their debut at the Expo. The New Products section and the Virtual Trade Show are great planning tools as they prepare for this exciting event."


Free Expo Preview Webinar

Join the specialty imaging community on October 6, 2010, for the 2010 SGIA Expo Preview Webinar. The complimentary session, led by SGIA's Dan Marx, Ray Greenwood and Johnny Shell, will cover emerging industry trends, new product releases and networking events for the garment decoration, graphics and sign, and industrial communities:

-Garment Decorators (1:00 pm)

-Graphics Producers (2:00 pm)

-Industrial Imagers (3:00 pm)

Elements gives Sign & Digital UK 2011 the green light

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As a result of the unprecedented success at the recent launch of its Elements Atom range of green wide-format printing solutions, IGS UK has decided to reserve a premium space at Sign & Digital UK 2011. By assuring a prime position at the show, maximum benefit from booking early will ensure good exposure at the event and let potential visitors know well in advance of the company’s exhibition plans for next year.

IGS UK’s latest printers will be demonstrated running H2O water-based durable inks onto Krypton Eco-Media FSC certified materials using a dedicated Chromium RIP. Before Sign & Digital UK opens its doors next April, additional models will have been added to the existing range to bring greater diversity to this environmentally friendly solution. This, in turn, will attract wider levels of interest from sign-makers, display producers and bureaux plus the growing numbers of in-house users looking for an odour-free, totally safe turn-key system.

The current combination of Elements Atom printers, heat-cured water-based resin H2O inks and matched media produces durable prints onto materials up to 1.5 mm in thickness. The sharp, vibrant results are colour-accurate and provide lasting output for up to five years on both coated and uncoated materials, including aluminium composites.

Because there are no solvents or other hazardous substances, jobs are ready immediately as there is no need for outgassing or airing to remove odours. The Elements solution is suitable for use in any environment as there is no need for additional ventilation or ducting.

“We know it’s early days to think about next year’s exhibitions, but we wanted to make sure of our place at Sign & Digital UK 2011,” states Nick Wintle, managing director of IGS UK. “The response we’ve received so far to our Elements family of green printing solutions has been overwhelming. This ‘early bird’ approach also lets our reseller channel and potential end users have a firm date in their diaries for seeing our systems at first hand.”


Sign & Digital UK 2011, the UK’s premier sign making and digital printing event returns to the Birmingham NEC on the 12th, 13th and 14th April 2011.

For further information on Elements versatile and environmentally friendly wide format print solutions, click here.

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Industry Leaders Sign On as 2011 SGIA Expo Sponsors

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SGIA confirmed today that all 2010 Expo sponsors will return next year as partners of the 2011 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 19-21). The SGIA Expo is the premier exposition in North America, showcasing the broadest range of innovative specialty imaging equipment from the industry's top suppliers and manufacturers.

Through continued sponsorship of the SGIA Expo and the greater SGIA community, the following sponsors are committed to strengthening and expanding the imaging marketplace and the industry's leading exposition.

Platinum Sponsors: AGFA Graphics, Durst Image Technology US LLC, EFI and Hewlett Packard.

Gold Sponsors: INX Digital International Co. and Roland DGA Corporation.

"SGIA does a great deal of beneficial work for the industry as a whole," said Chris Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Durst Image Technology. "This extends far beyond the Expo and presents itself in many other areas that the Association works on for its members. SGIA is very focused on innovation within the industry."

"With the continued year-round support of industry-leading companies, SGIA consistently offers access to the widest range of imaging technologies, educational programs and networking opportunities to an ever-expanding specialty imaging marketplace," said Michael Robertson, SGIA's President and CEO. "The SGIA Expo - the community's exposition - is the strongest North American trade show serving the global imaging marketplace."

Currently, SGIA is gearing up for a highly anticipated 2010 Expo. This year's anticipation of a great show is already carrying over to 2011 with record-setting booth-sale-reservation appointments, early sponsorship commitments and industry partnerships.