Exposition industry publications Trade Show News Network (TSNN) and Trade Show Executive (TSE) have recognized the 2018 SGIA Expo as one of the largest and fastest-growing trade shows in the country.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) donated the $4,603.56 it raised in its 2018 SGIA Expo T-shirt sales to the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The shirts were sold during the Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center for $5 each.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Women in Print Alliance is now an official advisory council with 17 female leaders representing different facets of the printing industry. Since 2016, the Women in Print Alliance — including suppliers, executives and educators — has supported and advanced women serving the industry through mentorship, education and personal and professional development.

Gerber Technology is pleased to report that it has successfully completed two major expositions on both sides of the Atlantic on October 18-20, 2018 featuring the Gerber MCT Cutter and TigerVision™ software. Both products have been added to Gerber’s portfolio through its recent acquisition of MCT Digital, combining two rich histories of innovation in both hardware and software solutions.

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, announces the launch of the ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab combination counter mat solution. Having been previewed successfully at recent trade shows, the products are now available globally.

Irish manufacturer, Brett Martin has announced availability of its extensive range of rigid plastic print media to the American market with a hugely successful debut appearance at the SGIA Expo 2018 (October 18-20, Las Vegas). The industry-leading plastic sheet manufacturer displayed its renowned and versatile portfolio of Marpet PETg, Marlon Polycarbonate and Foamalux Foam PVC sheets and emphasised value and importance of creativity and innovation in the design and print sector. Visitors to Brett Martin's golf-themed stand were invited to play a-round, and learn how Brett Martin's industry-leading products combined with its consultancy and advisory expertise make it the perfect partner for signage and print companies who are looking to innovate, get creative and win new business.

Roland customers won a total of seven prestigious SGIA Golden Image Awards in a variety of categories at the recent 2018 Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo in Las Vegas, including three coveted “Gold” ribbons.

Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper today announces that demand for its line of synthetic paper is at an all time high. Booth attendance at three recent trade shows, Labelexpo Americas, PRINT 2018, and 2018 SGIA Expo, also exceeded expectations. At the events, Hop Industries featured its line of synthetic paper, and attendees received free samples of the environmentally-friendly substrate. Hop-Syn experts also spoke with attendees about Hop-Syn’s numerous applications, which range from in-mold labels, manuals and tape measures to banners, backlit and point of purchase displays.

Swiss manufacturer of high-end UV inkjet printers, swissQprint, has launched a new product generation at the SGIA Expo. The new models feature even more precise and stable printing results, an extended variety of applications, increased user-friendliness and a maximum productivity of 3982 ft²/h.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division’s innovative superwide and wide format inkjet solutions attracted large crowds at SGIA Expo 2018 in Las Vegas.

How well — and how fast — can you wrap the side of a 2018 Ford Mustang GT? That’s the challenge nine two-person teams faced in the Wrap Team Challenge, hosted by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) PDAA Committee over the three days of last week’s 2018 SGIA Expo. Three teams took home cash prizes and bragging rights:

The Bigger Printing Company was thrilled to be chosen to be the UK representation in a ground-breaking international print project with Océ-Technologies and Canon, titled ‘#Wallcovering Challenge’. America, Canada, Japan and Australia are also each represented in this exciting project, by one large format print company from each country.

The superb print quality and versatility of the Xaar 1201 printhead is opening up new markets for Chinese OEMs in wide-format graphics – as recently underlined by the printhead’s presence on XuCheng’s stand at SGIA 2018 in Las Vegas.

At this year’s SGIA Expo 2018, October 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Durst showcased their leading-edge technology with two new platforms and software solutions, designed to automate and streamline today’s print businesses. Durst featured the award winning P5 250 HS printing platform and new Rho 512R wide-format roll printer with new LED technology all three days of the show. Durst also unveiled their professional services software, MAPS (Multi Application Platform & Solutions) and LiftERP, an ERP built by a printer for a printer.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) 2018 SGIA Expo — the last before launching its PRINTING United trade show with NAPCO Media in 2019 — brought more than 24,000 people to the Las Vegas Convention Center October 18–20. With 612 suppliers on the sold-out exhibit floor, 72 expert-led education sessions and a host of networking events, attendees were inspired by the latest innovations and “what’s on the horizon” for the printing industry.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) recognized the best printing in the industry at the 2018 SGIA Expo today, presenting winners of this year’s Golden Image Competition. From hundreds of entries in over 50 categories, a select few received gold, silver and bronze ribbons, and from them came the Best of Show winners.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce its 2018–2019 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Thomas Cooper of WestRock Merchandising Displays. Cooper was appointed along with First Vice Chairman Scott Crosby of Holland & Crosby Limited and Second Vice Chairman Christopher Bernat of Vapor Apparel/Source Substrates LLC.

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will reveal the results of its recently launched World of Wallcovering Challenge during the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s 2018 (SGIA) Expo (October 18 – 20, 2018) at booth #2037. The World of Wallcovering Challenge was an experience that allowed Canon customers around the world to test the color-matching capabilities and color consistency when printing wallcoverings on the Océ Colorado 1640 wide format printer.

AnaJet, a Ricoh company, today unveiled the latest of its strategic investments to enable customers to produce high-quality, high-margin prints. The new RICOH Ri 1000 Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printer delivers incredible flexibility and image quality in an affordable, easy-to-use package, perfect for both new and experienced users. The RICOH Ri 1000 will be on display in booth 2523 at SGIA EXPO, October 18-20 in Las Vegas and available to order in the US through AnaJet with shipments expected in Winter 2018. Additionally, Ricoh’s booth, 3601, will be centered around two pop-up retail stores that will demonstrate practical, real-world applications that can be produced on AnaJet DTG printers and Ricoh’s wide format portfolio.

Nazdar SourceOne is pleased to announce the worldwide premier of the EFI™ Pro 32r, an entry-level, 126-inch (3.2-meter) wide roll-to-roll LED printer shown in the booth 2941.

Visitors to the 2018 SGIA Expo will see the advanced technologies that can create their future success from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII). The company is showcasing eight new products for advanced signage and industrial textile production – innovations that expand one of the industry’s leading digital print portfolios. New products include:

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