Innovations Awards Nominees and Winners

Each year, ISA Sign Expo holds a competition to name the most innovative product of the year. Check out the winners from ISA Sign Expo 2017 below, then register to attend the show this year to see even more inspiring products!

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Winners

Print Category

3M
Booth #1345
3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-120
www.3M.com/IJ180mC
Introducing the first ever printable metallic wrap film to give vehicles a high-tech, attention-grabbing finish: 3MTMPrint Wrap Film IJ180mC-120. It features Comply™ Adhesive with micro technology to provide excellent air release for smooth, bubble-free results. It’s formulated for enhanced slideability and optimized initial tack for faster, easier installations. Along with excellent liner release, the film stretches up to 130 percent without primer and without lifting. 3M Print Wrap Film IJ180mC films are available in 48”, 54”, and 60”- wide rolls, so wrappers can easily cover vehicle sections without seams.

Electronic and Traditional Signage Category

 

Component Signage, Inc.
Booth #2381
Inciseon
www.Inciseon.com
The Inciseon brand currently consists of two main product lines; Inciseon Skeletonized and Inciseon Integral. Inciseon Skeletonized is the product that mimics the look of traditional neon, but with the added benefits of being lower voltage/energy efficient, is easily made using common materials, and has extreme durability (we have even run the product over with our 9,500lb forklift which left no damage). Other products have been released in the past that have attempted to mimic traditional skeleton neon, but none are able to bend and contour to the same tight tolerances that glass neon (and now Inciseon) can. Also with the nature of the technology, the light source is very close to the surface which allows for unprecedented brightness, which is yet another aspect where previous products have fallen short.The Inciseon Integral line expands the neon look to another dimension that traditional neon has never been able to accomplish. Instead of Skeletonized where the product is attached to a wall, panel, cabinet, or some other surface, Inciseon Integral embeds the illumination directly into the substrate. This allows the technology to be implanted into virtually any material which allows the product to be used in a much wider range of applications than traditional neon. The Integral product line also allows the patent pending idea to take on other forms and appearances than traditional neon. Signs that typically require a minimum 3″ deep sign cabinet (which requires metal fabrication) that has internal LED’s illuminating routed faces can now be achieved with much thinner substrates using the Inciseon Integral product technology.The product has also been verified for the UL Green Label certification which is a testament to its energy efficiency, which only further reduces the end users costs of the sign.

Business Solutions and Software Category

Onyx Graphics
Booth #2375
ONYX 12.1
www.onyxgfx.com/products/onyx-12
ONYX 12.1 software is built upon a foundation of accelerated speed & performance, a simplified user interface, enhanced automation & finishing tools to do more in less time. Using an all 64-bit platform across RIP & applications, ONYX 12.1 produces benchmark RIP & data transfer speeds, increasing productivity and profits. Avoid wasted sheet media with an intuitive user interface & visual nesting previews plus our integrated G7 process improves gray color for output consistency across devices & applications. Users can easily automate job preparation with finishing tools for media, bleed, grommet marks, art, trim or crop boxes with QuickSets without having to redesign original artwork.

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Print Category 

3M
Booth #1345
3M™ Print Scotchlite™ Reflective Graphic Film 780mC-10R
www.3M.com/IJ180mC
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Graphic Film 780mC-10R is a robust, highly conformable reflective film that holds around curves and complex shapes. Engineered with heat recovery properties, any bruising or dark spots that occur during installation can easily be repaired using heat. Installation and removal is simplified with this film not only because of its heat recovery abilities, but also its formulation with new micro Comply™ Adhesive with non-visible air release channels for enhanced repositionability. The retroreflective technology built into the film provides high visibility at wide angles on vehicles, moveable assets and structures to help keep people and property safer at night.
3M
Booth #1345
3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-114
www.3M.com/IJ180mC
Mix printed images with clear areas to create ultra-cool, never-been-done-before designs with a subtly massive effect with the new 3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-114. Nest intricate designs into one graphic, and experience the power of Comply™ Adhesive with micro technology as it provides excellent air release for smooth results. With enhanced slidability and initial tack optimized for wraps, the film also stretches 130 percent without primer and no lifting. Its excellent liner release and greater tensile strength provide faster removal.
3M
Booth #1345
3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film with Comply™ Adhesive Series 180mC
www.3Mgraphics.com
3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film with Comply™ Adhesive Series 180mC is the newest 3M Opaque Graphic Film. The product features a micro Comply Adhesive with non-visible air release channels for enhanced repositionability, smooth graphic appearance, ease of installation and excellent application tape adhesion to liners for cut letters and graphics. Building off the longstanding success of 3M™ Opaque Graphic Films, 3M also announced the addition of 22 new colors to the 180mC product line. The 22 new colors raise the complete color palette to a total of 84 colors.
3M
Booth #1345
3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 Color-Flip
www.3M.com/1080films
In 2016, the flagship 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 welcomed three revolutionary color-flip films to its roster. The trio of color-flip shades, Gloss Flip Electric Wave, Satin Flip Caribbean Shimmer and Satin Flip Glacial Frost, exhibit lively polychromatic effects that create unique, multi-color dimensions that shift under different viewing angles and lighting. These iridescent films refract vibrant hues of purple, deep teal and soft blue, creating an invigorating prismatic finish for fresh new wraps and graphics. The new color-flip options possess excellent dimensional stability, repositionability, high durability, and permanent adhesive.
3M
Booth #1345
3M™ Envision™ Print Film 48C-20R
www.3M.com/Envision48C
3M™ Envision™ Print Film 48C-20R is a GREENGUARD Gold Certified, more sustainable film option at an affordable price. Its versatility can reduce a shop’s inventory, as its ideal for use on windows, walls, floors, signs, partial vehicle graphics and more. As the only non-PVC intermediate film on the market with Controltac™ Technology for slide, tack and snapup with Comply™ Adhesive for air release, installation is quick and easy. Its high tensile strength resists tearing for fast, clean removal. Excellent compatibility with solvent, UV and latex inkjet printing, and UV screen printing, and durably designed for up to 5-year indoor/outdoor expected performance life (3 months on floors).
3M
Booth #1345
3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-10
www.3M.com/IJ180mC
3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-10 leads the next generation of 3M wrap films to take wraps to the next level. This versatile film is engineered with Comply™ Adhesive with micro technology for enhanced slideability and optimized initial tack for seamless, bubble-free installations. Along with excellent liner release, the film can stretch up to 130 percent during installation without lifting, no primer required. IJ180mC-10 is a 2-mil cast vinyl film ideal for applications on vehicles, boats, walls and more. It’s designed for excellent printability with solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV inks. 3M IJ180mC films will accelerate installation and provide even more design options.
Winner: Print
3M
Booth #1345
3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-120
www.3M.com/IJ180mC
Introducing the first ever printable metallic wrap film to give vehicles a high-tech, attention-grabbing finish: 3MTMPrint Wrap Film IJ180mC-120. It features Comply™ Adhesive with micro technology to provide excellent air release for smooth, bubble-free results. It’s formulated for enhanced slideability and optimized initial tack for faster, easier installations. Along with excellent liner release, the film stretches up to 130 percent without primer and without lifting. 3M Print Wrap Film IJ180mC films are available in 48”, 54”, and 60”- wide rolls, so wrappers can easily cover vehicle sections without seams.
Avery Dennison
Booth #4380
MPI 2600 Textured Wall Film
www.graphics.averydennison.com
Access a whole new spectrum of creative possibilities, including printable films with pure canvas, crushed stone and natural stucco textures. A choice of adhesives supports the creation of unique short- and longer-term decoration. They are ideal for hospitality areas, retail areas, exhibitions and more. The thick face of the film provides opacity for full coverage of the wall and allows for easy application. Wall Film materials make transforming an indoor space easier and more visually rewarding than ever before.
Continental Grafix USA
Booth #353
CourtWrap
www.cgxusa.com
CourtWrap is a laminated Polyester / Vinyl film with a revolutionary, proprietary, long-term repositionable / removable adhesive. CourtWrap is especially designed for indoor sporting hall floors, but can also be used on other smooth, flat surfaces, such as painted metal, glass, tile, sealed concrete, sealed wood, etc…..Extremely easy to install and remove. Repositionable, Dimensionally Stable & Durable. No adhesive residue. You can even wash dust and dirt off the adhesive and reapply the graphic.
Drytac
Booth #3998
SpotOn® SynPaper for PageWide® XL
www.drytac.com
SpotOn® SynPaper for PageWide® XL is a 4.8 mil (120micron) printable matte white, self-adhesive PP film with a dot patterned, pressure sensitive removable adhesive. This high quality, ink receptive white synthetic paper was specifically developed for printing with HP PageWide (a registered trademark of HP), but other aqueous and UV inkjet technologies also provide excellent results. The film allows for easy, bubble-free application of vibrant graphics to a wide range of substrates. It is ideal for indoor window and wall applications, including window graphics, informational boards, temporary signage, renderings, and menus. It can also be used for exhibition, concert or public event graphics, POP displays, and seasonal promotions (advertisements, flyers, posters). Available on a 3″ core; 40″ x 164′ rolls. This self-adhesive print media has been tested, approved and profiled by HP for use on HP PageWide XL. It will be featured at the 2017 ISA International Sign Expo in the HP booth (#2532, 2132).
E. L. Hatton Sales
Booth #3880
KederTape
www.bannerups.com
Banner Ups KederTapeTM Adhesive Keder – 14mm wide x 2.5mm thick by 80ft per spool. KederTape is a high quality keder that is laminated with a premium pressure sensitive adhesive which allows the product to be peel and stick applied to textiles for SEG (Silicone Edge Graphic) applications. No sewing needed. KederTape adhesive has been highly engineered to aggressively adhere to textiles. Just cut KederTape to needed length and apply to edges of SEG textile, then push the textile/keder edge into aluminium frame for a finished sign that is indistinguishable from sewn keder. Graphics may be removed and reinstalled as needed just as sewn keder. KederTape works with all common graphic textiles.
FloorSignage, LLC
Booth #2183
AlumiGraphics Smooth
www.AlumiGraphics.com
AlumiGraphics Smooth is a wide format digital print media made of pliable and durable aluminum foil with a print receptive matte white surface and PSA. It is designed for direct application to outdoor rigid vertical surfaces. It is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV printers plus screen print and UV off-set printing. No over laminate needed, print direct to the surface. When applied it easily conforms without heat to textured and smooth rigid surfaces including brick, cinder block, stucco, and concrete resulting in a graphic that appears to be painted on. Reliable bond for long or short-term outdoor applications. Simple peel off removal with typically no residue remaining on surface.
HP Inc.
Booths #2532 and #2132
HP Latex 1500 Printer
www.hp.com/go/latex1500
Print SAV @ 480 ft2/hr indoor quality, PVC banner @ 800 ft2 /hr outdoor quality
Deliver vivid textiles up to 260 ft 2 /hr; optional ink collector kit
Print backlits double-sided with double-sided day night kit
Prints are dry and scratch resistant immediately
Quality results
Color & quality with innovative HP technology including OMAS, embedded spectrophotometer, and routine HP Print Care preventive maintenance
Match tile edges confidently HP printheads deliver color consistency <=2 dE2000
Maintain quality print after print with 1200 dpi HP Thermal Inkjet printheads and auto nozzle replacement
Cut costs
Reduce costs with 5L HP ink cartridges
Monitor with print server alerts & status beacon signals
Robust roll-to-roll design drives up to 1600 ft2 PVC banner production (unattended)
HP Inc.
Booths #2532 and #2132
HP Latex 570 Printer
www.hp.com/go/latex570
Load rolls in 1 minute or less with spindleless pivot table & automatic skew adjustment
248 ft2/hr indoor quality mode
328-ft length SAV rolls with heavy roll support up to 121 lbs
Distribute jobs across HP Latex fleet
Vivid color & consistent quality
Produce prints with up to 50% more ink density. Use vivid print modes
i1 embedded spectrophotometer & HP Custom Substrate Profiling
Native 1200 dpi, user changes printheads, auto nozzle replacement
Handle robust tiling applications with consistent colors
Manage printers easily & cost effectively
3L HP Latex ink cartridges. Change while printer runs
HP printer internal development kit integrates printer into fleet management system
Status beacon signals issues. Remote monitoring with HP Latex Mobile app
Utilities predict ink needs
HP Inc.
Booths #2532 and #2132
HP Latex 365 Printer
www.hp.com/go/latex365
Maximize versatility with a full feature 64 latex printer
Expand applications & beat client expectations
Print on traditional signage substrates & beyond
Reach new indoor spaces that solvent can’t, like healthcare
Enjoy automated double-sided banner printing
High-efficiency curing, 6 colors, & 1200 dpi
Same day delivery
334 ft 2/hr high-speed outdoor quality
Completely dry prints ready to finish & deliver
Continuous printing reduces time between jobs
Scratch resistance is comparable to hard-solvent inks on SAV & PVC banner
Keep running costs low & boost capacity
Automatic, reliable, low-maintenance printing
HP Custom Substrate Profiling and i1 embedded spectrophotometer make ICC profiling automatic
User-replaceable HP Thermal Inkjet printheads
Free HP Latex Mobile app monitors printer remotely
HP Inc.
Booths #2532 and #2132
HP PVC-free Durable Suede Wall Paper
http://support.hplfmedia.com/docs/hp-pvcfree-durable-smooth-wall-paper
HP PVC-free Durable Suede Wall Paper meets the Type II standards without the need for a top coat. It has a soft, textured feel of suede that adds a sense of luxury and warmth to an interior space. It is mold- and mildew-resistant, durable, and has multiple environmental certifications including FSC REACH, and UL GREENGUARD GOLD, making it safe for the most sensitive of spaces including schools and hospitals. This wallcovering is easy to use with common primers, pastes, and installation methods. Designers have embraced the ability to create customized wall murals, opening up a wealth of new markets for HP latex users.
HP Inc.
Booths #2532 and #2132
HP DesignJet Z5600 PostScript® Printer
www.hp.com/go/designjetz5600
Eye-catching, long-lasting images
HP chromatic red ink ideal for POP signs & posters
Pigment-based photo inks for GIS, durable maps, technical drawings & photos
HP Professional PANTONE color emulation
Water/scratch/fade-resistant prints last up to 200 yrs
Fast one-click & multi-roll
Boost operator media loading efficiency up to 75%
Print up to 39% faster with quick-drying HP Vivid Photo Inks
One-click printing
Adobe PostScript & broad choice of RIPs support color workflows
Cut costs with HP 6-ink printing system
Up to 20% ink consumption savings
Auto drop detection & nozzle switching reduce cleaning, maintain image quality
Less operator intervention & more cost-effective printing with 300ml ink cartridges
HP DesignJet Click optimizes media usage
LexJet
Booth #4493
LexJet Sunset Production Satin Canvas SUV
www.lexjet.com
LexJet Sunset Production Satin Canvas SUV is the 100% polyester option for quality canvas prints in high-production environments. This U.S.-made product is a more cost-effective alternative to poly-cotton blends at the lowest price point in its class. Yet, it still has a high-end feel with the look of a traditional 2-over-1 poly-cotton weave, with no optical brighteners. This canvas performs well on all solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable printers, making it a highly versatile product that delivers consistent results for busy print shops and studios. It’s also ideal for canvas wraps, with no cracking over stretcher bars.
LexJet
Booth #4493
EnduraFabPremier Frontlit
www.lexjet.com
EnduraFab Frontlit Premier is a heavy duty 28-mil / 8 oz / sq yd, 100% polyester warp knit fabric that has excellent drape, is wrinkle resistant, and has an enhanced resistance to scuffing and scratching. This heavyweight fabric is foldable and cutable, and works well for retail signs and indoor banners as well as exhibits, SEG graphics, retail signage, table covers and indoor banners.
Lintec of America
Booth #4586
VisionControlFilm
www.visioncontrolfilmusa.com
Lintec’s VisionControlFilms consist of family of specialty privacy films. When adhered to glass the layers of film provide a frosted effect that can appear and disappear as the viewing angle changes. These are available in varying levels of degree from either the horizontal or vertical positions.
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd.

Massivit 1800
www.massivit3d.com
Super fast extra large format 3D digital printer. Produces stunning 3D P.O.P. displays for the advertisement and promotion industry.
Mimaki USA
Booth #3569
LUS-350 Thermoforming Ink
www.mimakiusa.com/JFX200-2531
Mimaki LUS-350 UV-LED ink is a highly durable yet flexible high-performance ink for thermoforming applications. After printing using a Mimaki JFX200-2513 or Mimaki UJF-7151 UV-LED flatbed printer, the ink is fully cured onto a hard surface and is resistant to scratching or dimpling. When heated, it transforms into a pliable state with up to 350 percent elongation possible. When cooled, it returns to a hard, durable surface in the shape of the thermoforming mold.
Nazdar Ink Technologies
Booth #1162
Gamut Based Image Predictor System
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQcYBIyJwQ8
The Gamut Based Image Predictor is the first system that uses accelerated weathering data to generate an accurate color profile that can be applied to any color image that will be printed using CMYK ink. All previous weathering data has been reported as a series of density, color, and gloss differences in numerical values only. Prior to Gamut Based Image Predictor system, product weathering has been done by the weathering of solid color patches of an ink / media construction. Inkjet graphics are printed using CMYK inks. These inks do not weather in a similar manner, are rarely printed as solids, and are most commonly printed in a huge range of tonal ranges and color combinations. This means traditional weathering does not apply to CMYK printed images. The signage industry is a visual industry. The Gamut Based Image Predictor system allows designers to visualize how a particular graphic will appear after x number of years outdoors. The system allows a printer to generate weather proofs of an image in order to show a client visually what the result will be when choosing different durable rated medias for a project. This system also allows a printer to replace a damaged panel on a multiple panel installation and to predict how a replacement panel should appear to fit in with the other panels that have already been exposed to the elements. The traditional weathering of graphics has always translated color differences into a series of numbers such as delta e that few really understand. The Gamut Based Image Predictor system now finally takes that series of numbers and translates it back to a visual representation of color change. This is something everyone can understand.
OKI Data Americas
Booth #1368
ColorPainter E-64s
http://pages.okidata.com/e64s.html
The ColorPainter E-64s wide-format printer incorporates OKI’s low-odor, eco-solvent SX inks and proven print technologies for color density and glossiness expected of the ColorPainter line. It’s designed for sign and graphics professionals of all levels that require a reliable, easy-to-operate wide-format printer with premium graphic output at an affordable price. The superior outdoor durability of output, GREENGUARD Gold certification and low operating costs make it ideal for a broad range of indoor and outdoor applications from vehicle wraps to backlit displays.
RDH Supply, Inc.
Booth #5296
TW360 Super Laminate
www.rdhsupply.com/products
Designed and manufactured with an exclusive formulation of DuPont Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film for graphical applications, TW360 Super Laminate is the ideal material for protecting surfaces and digital graphics against staining, fading, cracking, corrosion, and graffiti.
Features:
Unparalleled 9+ year UV protection
Outstanding chemical resistance to acids, bases, and solvents
Extreme stain resistance to paints, acid etch pens, adhesives, and more
Patented AdhesiveGuard® technology provides non-stick surface for dirt, sand, debris, road and ocean salt, snow, ice, stickers, and more
Scuff resistant and non-ghosting after multiple cleanings
For super protection, go with TW360 Super Laminate!
Roland DGA
Booth #1280
New Roland MODELA MDX-50 Benchtop Milling Machine
www.rolanddga.com/products/3d/mdx-50-benchtop-cnc-mill
Roland MDX-50 Features Include:

  • Five-station Automatic Tool Changer for continuous operation without stopping to change milling tools.
  • Built-in control panel, virtual control panel (VPanel) and bundled SRP Player CAM software simplify operation.
  • Advanced drive system supports dimensional stability
  • Large machining area, plus enhanced machine rigidity & drive mechanics
  • Optional Rotary Axis with self-centering headstock and tailstock workpiece clamps
  • Simple-to-load tool and automatic machine calibration
  • No special electrical setup or additional air compressor required
  • Multi-colored LED status light and email notification inform users of machine status
  • Built-in debris collection drawer
Rose Graphix
Booth #311
BesJet HIGH SPEED 16-Head UV-LED FLATBED PRINTER RICOH GEN5 PRINTHEADS
www.rosegraphix.com
Our latest High Speed UV-LED Flatbed Printer from BesJet boosts a 16-head Ricoh Gen5 printheads achieving 890 sq.ft./hr printing speed. The printheads are arranged in a quadrupole-row staggered configuration, enabling simultaneous white under or over printing. Unique field-upgradability allows a minimum of 6 printheads to reduce acquisition cost, and can be upgraded to 16 printheads when necessary. The printer comes in two table sizes: a standard 4′ D x 8′ W size and a spacious 6.5′ D x 9.8′ W size. Our printer comes standard with free and proprietary Ultraprint RIP software, and also supports commercially available Photoprint or Onyx.
Top Value Fabrics
Booth #4764
DigiPanorama
www.tvfmedia.com/digipanorama
DigiPanorama is the latest innovation for wide format graphics. This media yields market-leading performance for Latex inks, with outstanding color consistency and excellent image sharpness when printed. This media is engineered with a superior print receptive treatment and displays a wide color range after imaging. DigiPanorama features a uniquely formulated coating to enhance performance of the graphics when printed with Latex inks. DigiPanorama is optimized for use with HP Latex Ink Technology. This REACH Compliant, FR fabric is excellent for applications including high-end retail POP, banners, banner stands, backdrops, tradeshow exhibits and interior decor.
Zund
Booth #3189
Zund 3.6kW Router Module RM-L
www.zund.com/en/router-module
www.youtube.com/watch?v=emjMqkDcKZU&t=5s
The high-powered RM-L is a new routing solution for Zund G3/D3 multifunctional cutters/routers. This industrial router system delivers up to 3.6 kW of power and 0.7 Nm torque and comes with minimum quantity lubrication. It can be equipped with an automatic 8-position tool changer. The power of the RM-L permits much greater processing speeds and cutting depths, which minimizes the number of passes required for thick, dense materials. Because of the automatic tool changer, the RM-L is especially productive in workflows that involve many different custom or short-run jobs or complex designs that call for a variety of bit types and sizes. Without operator intervention, the system automatically retrieves the correct file by reading a QR code and easily switches from through-cutting to edge shaping or polishing.

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Electronic and Traditional Signage Category 

Winner: Electronic and Digital Signage
Booth #2381
Component Signage, Inc.
Inciseon
www.Inciseon.com
The Inciseon brand currently consists of two main product lines; Inciseon Skeletonized and Inciseon Integral. Inciseon Skeletonized is the product that mimics the look of traditional neon, but with the added benefits of being lower voltage/energy efficient, is easily made using common materials, and has extreme durability (we have even run the product over with our 9,500lb forklift which left no damage). Other products have been released in the past that have attempted to mimic traditional skeleton neon, but none are able to bend and contour to the same tight tolerances that glass neon (and now Inciseon) can. Also with the nature of the technology, the light source is very close to the surface which allows for unprecedented brightness, which is yet another aspect where previous products have fallen short.The Inciseon Integral line expands the neon look to another dimension that traditional neon has never been able to accomplish. Instead of Skeletonized where the product is attached to a wall, panel, cabinet, or some other surface, Inciseon Integral embeds the illumination directly into the substrate. This allows the technology to be implanted into virtually any material which allows the product to be used in a much wider range of applications than traditional neon. The Integral product line also allows the patent pending idea to take on other forms and appearances than traditional neon. Signs that typically require a minimum 3″ deep sign cabinet (which requires metal fabrication) that has internal LED’s illuminating routed faces can now be achieved with much thinner substrates using the Inciseon Integral product technology.The product has also been verified for the UL Green Label certification which is a testament to its energy efficiency, which only further reduces the end users costs of the sign.
Gans Digital
Booth #300
X:Base
www.gansdigital.com/2016/12/19/x-base-is-here
Do you love using magnetics in your signage applications because it saves on time during installation and de-installation but hate the high cost of materials that often thrown away after the event? Well now you don’t have to! Gans is proud to introduce X:BASE, which is the very first 2-part magnetic alternatives that can be installed at the store level almost as easily as magnetic receptive media but at a fraction of the cost. Just like the magnetic wall solutions currently available, you simply apply a sheet of adhesive X:BASE over your wall, window, or board like you would with a magnetic paint or adhesive magnet material, EXCEPT our material is NOT MAGNETIC. X:BASE is a proprietary and revolutionary new material that makes your wall, window, or board a BUBBLE-FREE installation area with the ULTRA-REMOVABILITY of ANY permanent vinyl of your choice. No longer do you have to pay for specialty adhesives or expensive magnetic receptive media. Simply print your standard permanent non-bubble-free adhesive vinyl and apply it to your X:BASE wall, window, or board.
Leister Technologies
Booth #2787
HEMTEK ST
www.leister.com/en/microsite/hemtek
Leister’s HEMTEK ST stationary welder is one of the most efficient and affordable banner finishers of all time. Capabilities include hem welds, pole pockets, and hems with rope. The HEMTEK ST is designed for a wide range of applications and is particularly intuitive to use. Once the machine is mounted, you can start welding immediately. Preparing or finishing with hot-air hand tools is no longer necessary. From now on, you can quickly weld promotional banners or tarpaulins from corner-to-corner with ease. Whether sitting or standing, the HEMTEK ST can be used at almost any work table.
MaxLite
Booth #5863
Double-Sided LED T8 Lamp
www.MaxLite.com
Featuring high quality, energy-saving LED modules on two sides, MaxLite LED Double-Sided T8 Lamps are designed for lighting marquees, roadway signs and many other types of outdoor and indoor displays. Designed to replace T12 HO fluorsecent tubes, MaxLite LED lamps reduce energy usage by nearly 60 percent and offer a much longer, maintenance-free life of 50,000 hours. Unlike standard LED lamps with 120° to 180° beam angles, the MaxLite lamp offers a complete 330° distribution with individual optics that create bright and uniform illumination without any dark spots. The lamp is issued in a 6500K color temperature to provide the best color quality and visual impact; additional color temperatures are available on custom order. Adjustable end caps enable an easy retrofit into existing signage. The lamps deliver class-leading effiacy of 130 lumens per watt.
Nova Polymers, Inc.
Booth #2239
Novacryl ZN
www.novapolymers.com/products/novacryl-photopolymer/novacryl-zn-series
Novacryl ZN is a photopolymer replacement for metal etched signs. With the combination of a .032 – .056 polymer layer; the type of photopolymer; and background design, you have many options for any metal etched look. After painting, you can mount on the desired substrate for stability and depth, then hot stamp and clear coat. Now, you have a suitable replacement for the metal signage. Because our photopolymer is water soluble, you will eliminate caustic chemicals in your processing and ultimately, increase your profits.
Optec Displays
Booth #2353
Intelligent-M
www.optec.com/products-lineup/intelligent-m
The Intelligent-M is designed to offer unsurpassed color uniformity, enhanced color depth, and clear-focused image quality. With its rugged IP67 rating, 281 trillion colors, ultra-bright +-10,000 nits and sharp resolution 6.667, 10.67, 16 and 20MM options the Intelligent-M display solution is ideal for use in very bright outdoor locations and environments, even in direct and prolonged sun exposure. The display module combines a slim, elegant design with the ultimate in picture quality. It is the perfect product for a variety of outdoor AV display applications. The Intelligent-M is innovative and technologically advanced, offering superior image quality, while reducing installation time, downtime, and setup and maintenance costs. The modules can fit together directly both vertically and horizontally, offering increased flexibility in shape and size, guaranteeing seamless scalability. Additional benefits:

  • View in full daylight and auto dimmable at night
  • Serviceable from either front or rear
  • 60 FPS video playback
  • Approximately +-100,000 lifetime hours
  • Extensive connectivity options and comprehensive compatibility with a wide range of input sources
  • 5 year parts and in-factory labor and 10-year parts availability
  • Gold-plated, high-quality, watertight connectors provide higher performance and all-weather reliability
Principal LED
Booth #2339
The Fusion Freedom
www.p-led.com/fusion.php
The next generation of LED modules is here. Principal LED’s dedication to simplifying the world of LED sign illumination resulted in a highly customizable module design with three levels of brightness for various applications, and endless removable and replaceable lens options the hand-picked lens collection includes a range CCTs and colors. Custom colors are also available. The only limit now is your imagination. Designed in the USA by Principal LED partner Bryan Vincent, this innovative twist on LED module design answered a recurring question: Why keep dozens of module options in stock when you can accomplish the same amount of variety with only one module? The result, the Fusion Freedom. It clears up inventory, allows changes without replacing modules, and it opens up a new world of creative possibilities.
SDS / Adams Tech
Booth #4468
LiquiLetter
www.channelbender.com/trimless/liquiletter
LiquiLetter is a proprietary, UL Approved, 2-part epoxy resin used to create faces for high-end, low-profile channel letters. It provides outstanding illumination characteristics which are ideal for letters from 1″-2″ in depth and is suitable for both interior and exterior use. LiquiLetter classes are part of the Trimless Bootcamp training series available only to SDS ChannelBender customers.
SloanLED
Booth #1774
SloanLED Prism Mini
www.sloanled.com
SloanLED Prism is the complete solution for channel letter and sign box illumination.
Available in White (7100 K, 6500 K, 5000 K, 4000 K & 3000 K), Red, Orange, Green, and Blue
Brightest lighting option in its class
Optimal for applications 3’ ‘8” in depth
Ideal lens shape for illuminating channel letters
Versatile mounting options
ThinkSign
Booths #341 and #542
Xtreme LED EMC
www.thinksign.com
ThinkSign is excited to release our latest design to the sign industry. The Xtreme EMC is an advancement of ThinkSign’s patented outdoor cabinet design that so many partners, installers and customers love. For hardware, the cabinet overall depth and mounting brackets will be 6 inches which helped us lower the weight by 30%! This new cabinet design will not only be easier to use, but universal in size allowing easier quotations and upgrades for the future. An additional innovative feature of Xtreme is a new software diagnostics tool that will allow a user to run a health check of their sign and find any issue with pinpoint accuracy, saving the end user time and money.
Ultraflex Systems Inc.
Booth #2346
UltraMesh Blockout
www.ultraflexx.com/product/ultramesh-blockout
UltraMesh Blockout is a 12.5 oz. double-sided mesh material. The blockout mesh material is ideal for applications where complete opacity is required. UltraMesh Blockout is printable on both sides and may be used for billboards, exhibits and event signs. The material is flame resistant and compatible for use with solvent, eco-solvent and UV printing. Available in widths of 126.
Ultraflex Systems Inc.
Booth #2346
UltraMesh Eclipse
www.ultraflexx.com/product/ultramesh-eclipse
UltraMesh Eclipse if a 7.96 oz. polyester, black-backed mesh. The material is ideal for applications where complete opacity is required. UltraMesh Eclipse is UV printable and may be used for building wraps and fence graphics. Available in widths of 126 and 196.
Ultraflex Systems Inc.
Booth #2346
VorTex Fence Mesh D150
www.ultraflexx.com/product/vortex-fence-mesh-d150
VorTex Fence Mesh D150 is a 4.42 oz., 100% polyester mesh material. The material provides a unique fabric alternative to traditional PVC mesh products. The material may used for fence graphics, outdoor banners and flying banners. VorTex Fence Mesh D150 is printable via direct dye sublimation. Available in widths of 126.
Ultraflex Systems Inc.
Booth #2346
VorTex Backlit Event T202
www.ultraflexx.com/product/vortex-backlit-event-t202
VorTex Backlit Event T202 is a 5.96 oz. woven polyester fabric. The unique construction eliminates spider cracking and wrinkles disappear under tension. The fabric offers high-resolution imaging when printed via the dye-sublimation transfer process. Available in widths of 63 and 126.
Ultraflex Systems Inc.
Booth #2346
VorTex Bolero S225
www.ultraflexx.com/product/vortex-bolero-s225
VorTex Bolero S225 is a 6.5 oz. woven polyester fabric. The bright white fabric enriches colors, producing vivid eye-catching images. VorTex Bolero S225 may be used for a wide range of applications including light boxes, POP displays, backlit displays/frames, indoor banner displays and roll up displays. The material is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV and Latex printing. VorTex Bolero S225 is fire retardant and is available in widths from 54-126.

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Business Solutions and Software Category 

EBSCO Sign Group, LLC
Booth #539
SignCommand.com
www.signcommand.com
SignCommand.com is cloud-based LED sign software made easy. Users can create and send sign messages from anywhere with just an internet connection and a modern web browser. Combined with a clean, intuitive design and advanced scheduling capabilities, SignCommand means content follows the user in the cloud so it is always available for quick and easy access. SignCommand is developed and owned by EBSCO Sign Group, LLC, based in Clanton, AL which is a subsidiary of EBSCO Industries in Birmingham, AL, a Forbes Top 200 privately held corporation.
HP Inc.
Booths #2532 and #2132
HP PrintOS
www.HP.com/go/printos
HP PrintOS is a print production operating system with a set of ten web and mobile apps that help you get more out of your HP presses and printers, and simplify and automate your production. Use PrintOS to continuously improve your operations, inspire your staff, and make better, faster decisions. PrintOS can manage any number of jobs from submission to shipment, help you collaborate with partners and colleagues, and enable you to discover new opportunities for growth. Access the open and secure cloud-based PrintOS platform virtually anytime and anywhere.
HP Inc.
Booths #2532 and #2132
HP Signage Suite
www.hpsignage.com
Cloud-based web app for easy signage creation, helping PSPs, small sign and copy shops drive new growth for rollups, banners and posters. It supports the full line of HP Latex Printers, as well as the HP DesignJet Z2600 and Z5600 PostScript Printers. A free, online tool designed for easy integration into PSPs websites, Signage Suite helps boost ecommerce capabilities. The level of integration ranges from a basic hyperlink to a fully tailored experience. Features include:

  • 3D visualization
  • Pre-defined signage templates, saving the need for professional design skills
  • Fast, easy drag-and-drop for images, text, and logos
  • Built-in, easy access to content libraries
  • Automated generation of print-ready PDFs
  • Automatic job download with JDF support and PDF file versioning control
  • Pricing presented at checkout
Winner: Business Solutions and Software
Onyx Graphics
Booth #2375
ONYX 12.1
www.onyxgfx.com/products/onyx-12
ONYX 12.1 software is built upon a foundation of accelerated speed & performance, a simplified user interface, enhanced automation & finishing tools to do more in less time. Using an all 64-bit platform across RIP & applications, ONYX 12.1 produces benchmark RIP & data transfer speeds, increasing productivity and profits. Avoid wasted sheet media with an intuitive user interface & visual nesting previews plus our integrated G7 process improves gray color for output consistency across devices & applications. Users can easily automate job preparation with finishing tools for media, bleed, grommet marks, art, trim or crop boxes with QuickSets without having to redesign original artwork.

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