SubliJet-HD Sublimation Inks for Sawgrass VJ 628 Printers Named SGIA Product of the Year
SHEFFIELD, U.K. – Nov. 13, 2015 –Sawgrass’ SubliJet-HD sublimation inksfor Sawgrass VJ 628 printers have been named 2015 Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal for Ink Product of the Year by the Specialty Graphics and Imaging Association. Winners of this annual competition, which honours equipment and supplies that are advancing the specialty imaging industry, were announced during SGIA Expo 2015, which took place Nov. 4 through 6 in Atlanta. Sawgrass was named a winner in three categories
“We are honoured that SGIA recognised not just one, but three of Sawgrass’ Virtuoso solutions,” said Darcy Mauro, President of Sawgrass. “When we launched our first Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System in January, we knew that we were bringing ground-breaking technology to the specialty imaging industry. Today, we offer four distinct Virtuoso systems to meet the needs of specific markets, and SGIA’s recognition of our efforts is nothing short of outstanding.”
SubliJet-HD inks are an integral part of the Virtuoso 25-Inch HD Product Decorating System, the industry’s first fully integrated sublimation printing solution of this size. Designed with photography, fine art, interior signage and high-volume customisation and personalisation applications in mind, this system includes:
· SubliJet-HD Sublimation Inks for the Sawgrass VJ 628: This high-yield formulation comes in single-use cartridges available in dual-CMYK or 8-colour pro photo configurations that deliver expanded gamut up to 548,000 colours.
· Sawgrass VJ 628 Printers: Features a best-in-class high-speed Mutoh print engine with i2 print technology that virtually eliminates banding, and is capable of printing a full-bleed on 24” (610 mm) products and resolution up to 1440 x 1440 dpi.
· PowerDriver v4: Powerful, easy-to-use colour management software for Windows, offering spot colour matching; customisable presets; adjustable hue, brightness, contrast and saturation controls; and real-time ink and printer monitoring.
· RIP Integration: Optimised SubliJet HD profiles for Ergosoft and Wasatch RIP software offer rich, vibrant colour across a wide variety of image types and substrates.
· CreativeStudio Online Designer: With over 5,000 templates and images, CreativeStudio empowers novice product decorators to learn how to create professional-looking designs in minutes – eliminating the learning curve and cost of clip art and desktop software.
Sawgrass was also awarded two additional Product of the Year honours. SubliJet-HD sublimation inks for Virtuoso SG800 printers won in the Digital Inks category, while the Sawgrass VJ 628 printer won in the Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal category.