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:

DuPont Advanced Printing will highlight its innovative ink offerings for the growing digital textile market segment at SGIA 2018 to be held from October 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the show, the team will reveal its new brand campaign “The Color of Things to Come,” including the launch of its new website for textile inks.

Summa America will be revealing its latest innovations on their cutting finishing systems at booth 1861. Beside their renowned gamut of roll cutters (S Class 2 & SummaCut Series) and flatbed finishing systems (F Series), Summa America will also highlight a whole new array of features and enhancements.

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., have announced that its Large Format Solutions division will showcase its latest large format print solutions at booth #2037 during the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) 2018 Expo. The industry-wide event will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center October 18 – 20 2018. Additionally, Canon Solutions America will provide an educational tour of the SGIA Show highlighting partners and leading technology in the market for select Business Builder Program clients.

Durst, a leading manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will be show casing its large-format capabilities and new developments on Booth 1548 at SGIA Expo (October 18-20) in Las Vegas – and especially the new P5 Series with the flagship P5 250 HS. The flatbed printing system impresses with industrial productivity and print quality comparable to consistent litho that sets new standards in this segment, both technologically and in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

HP, at SGIA 2018, will demonstrate new large format printing solutions and technologies designed to create new business opportunities for sign, banner, display, and wall décor printers with high-value applications.

The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED will have the SGIA floor all abuzz during its North America debut in booths #1460 and #1561. The Product of the Year award-winner in the “Roll-to-Roll UV (Over 80 Inches)” category offers impressive productivity at top quality with cutting-edge automation. The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED is the only UV inkjet system to support single or dual master rolls for uninterrupted, unattended printing.

Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper today announces that its synthetic paper will be printed live at the Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI) booth #301, and the swissQprint booth #950 at 2018 SGIA Expo. Additionally, the Hop-Syn team will be on hand at Hop Industries’ booth #3911 to give away free samples of the durable substrate and to answer any questions. The 2018 SGIA Expo will be held in Las Vegas, October 18-20.

In one of its most comprehensive Duratex media introductions to date, Agfa Graphics North America expands its fabric line to meet the quality and value standards of today’s discerning customers. Duratex fabrics offer woven and knit materials that provide rich, brilliant color reproduction. These sturdy yet lightweight, washable textiles are easy to handle and transport, are reusable and can be folded; all characteristics that are catching the attention of today’s print buyers.

The SGIA show in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 18—20th, 2018) provides the platform for the latest product launch for large format production from Tilia Labs, a leading developer of planning, imposition, and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries. In a joint exhibit on Booth 550 with Enfocus Software, Tilia Labs presents Griffin 2.0, developed to boost job preparation and nesting productivity with features that facilitate industrialized paneling production and enhance the range of device integration.

Did you know that between five million and 13 million tons of plastic is leaking into the ocean every year[1], and 91% of plastic waste is never recycled [2]? We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment by designing products that are manufactured, used, and recovered in a more sustainable way[3]. We all have the power to make a difference through our everyday actions and choices.

There are many challenges facing large format printers, but production can be enhanced and operational efficiency increased with software that delivers faster approval cycles, eliminates file errors, reduces idle time, improves workflow control and simplifies complex manual steps of digital finishing equipment. At booth 938, during SGIA Expo 2018, October 18-20, Esko will focus on its new QuickStart solutions: Automation Engine QuickStart for Sign and WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated, as well as two Kongsberg tables, showcasing industry-unique end-to-end production workflows.

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