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The Buzz from ISA in Las Vegas

Posted: 5/31/2019

For the sign makers at ISA, the new solution for vibrant, contemporary and most-importantly long-lasting outdoor signs, developed with global partner ChromaLuxe caused quite a stir.

The combination of the Sawgrass Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System and ChromaLuxe EXT will enable you to create head-turning outdoor signs that really last. Offering unparalleled image quality and durability on UV resistant panels, the panels come with a 3-year fade-resistance warranty from ChromaLuxe when used with the Sawgrass Pro Photo Sublijet-HD Ink set. Ideal for high-definition signs, displays and photography and guaranteed to last, even in direct sunlight.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to explore what you can create with your SG400/800 or VJ628 and ChromaLuxe, then it’s certainly worth taking a look. ChromaLuxe is the world’s leading manufacturer of high definition sublimatable print media. Through dye sublimation, images are infused directly into the specially coated sheets of metal, aluminium, EXT aluminium for outdoor use, steel, natural wood, hardboard and MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard). There are multiple finish options including matte, gloss and semi-gloss.

ChromaLuxe products are used in a wide range of applications, from gift items to large format signage to high-end fine art reproduction and will enable you to create a hugely versatile array of high value yet cost-effective products and personalized gifts to grow your business. Speak to your dealer to find out of they offer ChromsLuxe and ChromaLuxe EXT.

For the product decorators and specifically those in the apparel market (or those looking to get into apparel) global partner Forever exhibited a cotton sublimation solution that works with Sawgrass systems. Subli-light No Cut is a self-weeding transfer paper. Simply print on it with your SG400, SG800 or VJ 628, then apply with a heat press to a cotton shirt. Remove and discard the paper when done. Only the ink remains.

Sawgrass worked with Forever to create a specific profile for their product, which is available in Virtuoso Print Manager. If you haven’t already, then update to the latest version of VPM to make sure you can access all the latest print profiles. It will also give you a quick and easy single sign on to save you both time and money. Download VPM 6.5 here. 

We also showcased how Sawgrass partnerships with Chemica, PrintLAT and Poli-Tape are breaking barriers and giving product decorators more options for making money with sublimation technology.

The star of the show was certainly the new solution developed by Siser and Sawgrass…….and so much so, that we have given it it’s own full write up……..so read on here!