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Virtuoso Wins 3 SGIA Product of the Year Awards

Sawgrass’ Virtuoso HD Product Decorating Systems were honoured with three Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Product of the Year awards at last month’s SGIA Expo 2015. This annual competition recognises products and equipment that are advancing the speciality imaging industry internationally.

“When we launched our first Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System in January, we knew that we were bringing ground breaking technology to the speciality imaging industry,” said Darcy Mauro, President of Sawgrass. “To have SGIA recognise our products for their colour, output and innovation as part of a global competition is nothing short of outstanding”

Both Desktop and 25″ HD Product Decorating Systems Honoured

Eight-Colour Systems

In a head-to-head competition with other leading ink and printer brands, our 8-Colour Virtuoso 25″ (630 mm) HD Product Decorating System won two awards! Thanks to the eye popping colours of its expanded gamut, SubliJet-HD inks for Sawgrass VJ 628 printers won in the Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal for Ink category. With print resolutions up to 1440 x 1440 dpi and Intelligent Interweaving (i2) technology that virtually eliminates banding, the VJ 628 printer won in the Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal category.

For this competition, we printed samples exclusively on ChromaLuxe HD Photo Panels to ensure maximum image quality and to showcase our solutions’ extreme colour capabilities.

“We have been partners in the sublimation business with Sawgrass for 20 years, and it is very exciting to be recognised by SGIA for our collaborative efforts,” said ChromaLuxe Director of Marketing Kristina Lowe. “Our combined technologies are redefining high definition printing throughout speciality graphics markets.”

This system’s amazing 8 colour output eclipsed that of some of the world’s leading print and ink manufacturers in a blind, head-to-head comparison, demonstrating outstanding value among the competition.

SubliJet-HD Inks for SG800 printers were named Digital Ink Product of the Year. This category looked at both output and how the product submitted is moving the industry forward.

SubliJet-HD Inks for SG800 printers not only deliver larger gamut and greater yield, but as part of the Virtuoso Desktop HD Product Decorating System, are making sublimation printing more affordable and accessible than ever.





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