by Industrial Print Magazine Staff
Take advantage of everything the International Sign Association (ISA) has to offer by visiting its flagship event in Las Vegas, NV at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from April 12 to 14, 2023.
Above: Lintec of America, booth B1465, offers PVC-free films for glass decoration.
The ISA International Sign Expo encourages all members of the sign and graphics industry to attend and create lasting connections with fellow attendees, exhibitors, and presenters.
Hit the Floor
The show floor is packed with new and established vendors. We include some of their plans here.
AP Lazer, booth 4715, offers CO2 laser machines that cut and engrave full sheets of material such as wood, acrylic, and plastics. Thanks to the open architecture design, there are no weight or size restrictions. INFO# 236
ASLAN, booth 2257, highlights its popular memoboard, glass decoration, and digital printing film ranges, as well as spray paint and sticker repellent anti-graffiti film, the new extra hard-wearing laminate, and special effect films. INFO# 237
AXYZ, booth 4728, demonstrates cutting on the AXYZ Trident CNC router, featuring acrylic routing and knife cutting on printed foam board. INFO# 238
Budget Inks, booth 3110, is a wholesale supplier for Epson, HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, and Roland digital printing inks. INFO# 239
Caldera, booth 2022, demonstrates Caldera PrimeCenter for high-performance nesting and job preparation. PrimeCenter helps print businesses streamline and automate print-and-cut workflows. INFO# 240
CET Color, booth 4457, showcases its Q6-500 Flatbed and K2-250 Hybrid unit. Additionally, it plans to unveil its newest product launch and is delighted to share more details. INFO# 241
Colex Finishing Inc., booth 4430, introduces Colex Cut Center 8 – Production Automation, which offers quick response code recognition with an onboard registration camera. INFO# 242
Digitech, booth 1824, shows the popular TruFire LTX2 printer as part of the world’s first print-and-cut system for rigid media. INFO# 243
Direct Color Systems, booth 4638, showcases its patented ADA/Braille printing process with the UV84 Gen2, the medium format UV53-DTS, and the small format 1800S15 and 1800S35. INFO# 244
Epson, booth 2221, leverages a surf/skate shop theme to show wide format solutions in action, check out print samples, and speak with product experts about how Epson can help grow their business. INFO# 245
Fisher Textiles, booth 4021, showcases its newest print media fabrics for soft signage, up to five meters wide and its Enviro-Tex lineup made with 100 percent post-consumer recycled yarns. INFO# 246
GCC America Inc., booth 4139, exhibits the latest positioning system, SmartEYES CCD, integrated with its S400 laser engraver to allow users to see the working area in real time and accomplish quick and precise engraving and cutting jobs. INFO# 248
HP, booth 1424, focuses on sustainability and water-based inks. As part of the show, it features new HP Latex 2700 Printer series, the HP Latex R Printer series, PageWide XL Pro 10000, and the HP Latex 315 Print and Cut Plus Solution. INFO# 249
Kern Laser Systems, booth 4057, shows its flagship large format CO2 laser, the OptiFlex; and the sheet metal cutter, the FiberCELL. It also displays an assortment of materials and samples that are cut by these machines. INFO# 250
Kongsberg PCS, booth 1239, highlights the power, performance, and versatility of its Kongsberg and MultiCam solutions when it showcases four market-leading machines. INFO# 251
Lintec of America, booth 1465, offers PVC-free films for glass decoration. It has offered these for decades and made them compatible with the latest UV inkjet printing technology. The benefits of decorating glass with polyester film are that if printed and installed properly it looks as if the glass was directly printed. INFO# 252
Marabu North America, booth 1021, displays the StarLam 1600R laminator applying a smooth consistent coating of its water-based ClearShield liquid laminates. Handling a variety of substrates up to 64 inches wide, the StarLam makes liquid lamination consistent, quick, and easy to use. INFO# 253
MUTOH, booth 1039, debuts its dual-head printer, the XpertJet 1682SR Pro. Attendees can explore this printer’s unique capabilities and learn about the new technology the Pro Series of printers are equipped with. INFO# 254
Onyx Graphics, Inc., booth 2753, demonstrates the newest version of its RIP and print workflow software and other solutions, including ONYX Go subscriptions, ONYX TruFit automated shape-based nesting, and the company’s business management tools. INFO# 255
SAi, booth 1230, demonstrates its total-solution Flexi software for printing, cutting, print and cut, direct to film, and traffic applications. Witness a demonstration of the newest, time-saving production features available in Flexi 22. INFO# 256
Summa America, booth 2027, introduces the next step in workflow efficiency and automation. The F1612 flatbed cutter is equipped with a conveyor extension and new Board Feeder. This system is developed to automate loading sheets on the flatbed cutter and boost productivity. INFO# 257
swissQprint America, booth 4939, presents its flagship flatbed printer, Nyala. The latest generation manages a maximum resolution of 1,350 dpi thanks to the latest printhead technology and precise droplet placement. INFO# 258
Trotec, booth 3325, invites attendees to witness its high-performance Speedy laser machines in action with Ruby software for improved workflow and watch live laser demonstrations on large format SP laser cutters. INFO# 260
TRUMPF Power Tools, booth 4529, shows off the latest tools for cutting steels, plastics, and carbon fiber reinforced polymer. It plans to demonstrate how to join metals together without the need for any fixings. INFO# 261
Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, a Durst Group Company, booth 4239, showcases an entire collection of flatbeds, roll-to-roll, and hybrid printer solutions. INFO# 263
Vision Engraving & Routing Systems, booth 2367, demonstrates print-to-cut and ADA Braille on its 2525 CNC Router/Engraver and 1624 Pro Engraver. The 2525 has many options including an Auto Raster Braille Inserter, DACS Print-To-Cut system, and Oscillating Knife. INFO# 264
Zünd, booth 3939, exhibits a full gamut of digital cutting and high-performance routing solutions with the latest in workflow automation. INFO# 265
In addition to the exhibition, the ISA International Sign Expo hosts a number of off-site events including ISA ROCKS, billed as the party “for the industry” and held at the Luxor pool; ISA INSTALL, a speed networking event that connects national sign companies to local sign and install companies across North America; and a meet up organized for young professionals.
If you are a member of the sign and graphics community, the exhibitors mentioned in this preview as well as a host of others encourage you to attend the ISA International Sign Expo in April. Visit signexpo.org to register today.
Apr2023, Industrial Print Magazine