Trade Show Supplies

IMAC has been providing the trade show market segment with quality, consistent products for over 15 years. All of our products are tested and approved by our industry partners before they are released for general sale.

We offer several reliable products specific to multi-panel display and banner stand applications.

Our printable materials and overlaminates will allow you to provide a beautiful end product for your customers.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Mutoh wins 4 SGIA 2017 product of the year awards!

AUGUST 2017 - NEW ORLEANS - Mutoh America, Inc., an industry leader in wide-format printers, was recently honored with the 2017 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) Product of the Year award for the ValueJet 1638X - 64 inch printer in the Solvent or Latex Ink Under 80" category, the ValueJet 626UF UV-LED printer in the Small Flatbed category and the ValueJet 1638UH - 64" UV-LED hybrid printer in both the Flatbed/Hybrid Under $100k and Roll-to-Roll UV Under 80"categories. The competition recognizes the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
HP Announces it will no longer offer service support for their Latex 25500 Printer

Effective January 2018 HP has designated the L25500 with end of life status. What this means for owners of this technology is that HP will no longer manufacturer replacement parts and so once the current inventory runs out you will not be able to get parts to repair your printer! HP will continue to supply inks and print heads but you should expect that the cost of these items will increase.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Mutoh launches ValueJet 626UF UV-LED Flatbed Printer

Mutoh America, a leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has unveiled its new ValueJet 626UF. The new VJ626UF 19” x 23” UV-LED Flatbed Printer has an expanded print width and depth “and is even more versatile” with an optional rotary attachment for printing on cylindrical items. The VJ626UF provides “outstanding performance and versatility at a competitive price,” said the OEM. It offers users the ability to print with CMYK or CMYK plus white and varnish ink for added textures and the ability to print on non-white colours. The printer also comes standard with a vacuum table and stand for easier handling.

“The ValueJet 626UF will further expand our UV-LED printer line,” said Brian Phipps, President of Mutoh America. “From promotional items, directional signage, awards, specialty, labels and packaging prototypes, the ValueJet 626UF will expand a print shop’s production capabilities and product offerings.”

Additional features of the printer include 1,440 dpi resolution, maximum material size of 19” x 23.3” x 5.9”D and a maximum print size of 18.6” x 23” x 5.9”D. Ink capabilities include 4-colour or 6-colour (CMYK or CMYK white and varnish), using 220ml UV-LED ink, Mutoh Edition FlexiSign & Print Software, and Smart Printing technology that includes Intelligent Interweave printing that virtually eliminates banding, as well as the ValueJet Status Monitor app for mobile printer monitoring.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Mutoh America, Inc. Launches the New ValueJet 1948WX 75 inch four-head dye-sublimation printer

May, 2017 - PHOENIX - Mutoh America, Inc., a leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the new ValueJet 1948WX printer. The new VJ1948WX 75" four-head printer is made for high-production dye-sublimation printing.

"The ValueJet 1948WX will further expand our soft signage printer line," shares Brian Phipps, president of Mutoh America, Inc. "From custom apparel, to blankets, trade show graphics, soft signage, promotional items and more, the ValueJet 1948WX is the obvious choice for print shops looking to enter the world of dye-sublimation."

The VJ1948WX provides outstanding performance at a competitive price with a four staggered print head design and blazing fast print speeds up to 2,199 sqft/hr on a variety of dye-sublimation papers. The printer also includes large dual heaters for quick dry times and adjustable pressure rollers for better paper handling.

More about the ValueJet 1948WX
Additional features of the ValueJet 1948WX dye-sublimation printer include:
- High-quality printing: 1440 dpi for amazing clarity and details.
- Four heads: four staggered print heads with print speeds up to 2,199 sqft/hr.
- Dual heaters: fast dry times and accelerated production speeds.
- Size: the 75" media size makes it perfect for a variety of applications.
- Pressure Rollers: can be raised up and down depending on material type to remove wrinkles.
- Ink: 4 or 8 color capability.
- Automatic Sheet Off: cuts your material off once your print is done so you don't have to.
- Warranty: limited one year on-site.
- Software: open.
- Take-Up System: heavy duty system included.
- Smart Printing: includes Intelligent Interweave printing technique virtually eliminating banding, DropMaster ink Techhnology and ValueJet Status Monitor app for mobile printer monitoring.

For pricing or sample output please contact Al Whittaker at 800-416-3996

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Japan’s LINTEC to Buy Mactac Americas

Platinum Equity, the parent company of Stow, Ohio-based Mactac Americas, a maker of pressure sensitive graphic films, announces that it has entered into an agreement to sell the film company to Japan-based LINTEC Corp. in a deal worth approximately $375 million.

LINTEC, headquartered in Tokyo, is a manufacturer of adhesive-related films and papers with operations in 15 countries around the world. Mactac Americas operates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Platinum Equity had acquired Mactac from Bemis Co. Inc. in November 2014. Just two months ago, in August, Platinum Equity sold off Mactac’s European business to Avery Dennison.

Platinum Equity partner Louis Samson says Mactac has experienced a significant turnaround in recent years and will join LINTEC with strong momentum.

“We partnered with (Mactac president) Ed LaForge and the company’s management team to transform Mactac by identifying and capitalizing on sustainable operational improvements while driving innovative new products and technologies,” Samson says. “As a result, the company’s financial performance has been superb and the business is well positioned for continued growth and success.”

Samson said Mactac has achieved steady top-line growth, healthy margins and dramatically improved earnings over the past two years and noted that adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization grew more than 40 percent from 2014 to 2015.

LaForge credits operational support from Platinum Equity and the strong commitment of Mactac’s employees for driving the turnaround.

“We have achieved remarkable success thanks to a lot of hard work from our employees and a strong partnership with Platinum Equity,” LaForge says. “Working together, we implemented operational improvements throughout all areas of our business, invested in world-class manufacturing technologies, and just last year alone launched more than 40 new products.”

LaForge adds that Mactac and LINTEC will be a great fit going forward.

“Our extensive North American presence and unique technologies compliment Lintec’s international footprint and current product portfolio,” says LaForge. “We are excited to join a leading global pressure sensitive manufacturer with an outstanding reputation for innovation, employee and customer focus. This transaction opens substantial opportunities for growth and expansion across many regions and provides both sides with access to proprietary manufacturing capabilities.”

The sale is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Mactac® Creates Entirely New Graphic Application Space for Digitally Printed Pressure-Sensitive Media with Launch of New REBEL® X-treme

Offering unprecedented adhesion for permanent applications, REBEL® X-treme provides an untapped realm of opportunity
A leading industry innovator, Mactac® Distributor Products is paving the way for an entirely new graphic application space with the launch of its new REBEL® X-treme permanent application print media.
Offering customers the first solution of its kind, the new 4.0-mil REBEL X-treme (RB528X) media features a specially blended, clear pressure-sensitive adhesive designed to permanently bond to tough-to-adhere-to applications, such as low-surface energy plastics, smooth to slightly rough indoor and outdoor concrete surfaces or cinder block walls, and in critical permanent applications that may require tamper resistance.
It touts ultimate high-tack adhesion with 7-pound quick tacks and reaches up to 10-pounds peel in bond strength on typical surfaces. The extreme adhesive is protected with Mactac’s 90# polycoated two-sided SuperFlat™ release liner and the media’s facestock features a 99 percent opaque, blue-white PVC film – delivering incredibly high levels of color and brightness when printed.
Examples of product uses within this new application space, include:
• Concrete support pillars or cinder block walls
• Low-surface energy plastics like polypropylene, polyethylene and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
• Pebbled surfaces such as trash cans and storage bins
• Powder-coated paint
• Stainless steel
• Nameplates
Following suit with Mactac’s other REBEL products, REBEL X-treme has superior print capabilities for many printing platforms, including latex, UV inkjet, solvent, eco-solvent, solvent and UV screen printing, UV flexographic and UV offset, as well as thermal transfer.
REBEL X-treme features an outdoor durability of five to seven years with a two-year shelf life. Additionally, all REBEL products, including X-treme, are backed by Mactac’s trusted Open Image Warranty™, which includes any combination of approved printer, ink and laminate or clear coat used with Mactac graphic media.
For more information of a printable test sample please contact your IMAC sales rep 800-416-3996

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Mactac Enhances Legacy IMAGin B-free GRUV Bubble-Free Digital Media

In response to industry demand for a true cast vehicle wrapping film, Mactac Distributor Products has enhanced its legacy IMAGin B-free GRUV bubble-free digital media with the launch of IMAGin B-free GRUV Cast.

Designed with today’s installer in mind, the new and improved IMAGin B-free GRUV Cast (GVC929BFD) replaces Mactac’s long-time customer favorite IMAGin B-free GRUV (GV929BFD). It features an upgraded cast facestock and adhesive platform – delivering the conformability and repositionability installers need for faster, more confident full or partial vehicle, fleet and marine wrapping applications.

“IMAGin B-free GRUV Cast was developed with today’s graphics installers in mind,” said Jason Yard, marketing director, Mactac Distributor Products. “The advanced features and characteristics offered by this cast film – such as its superior repositionability – give installers the confidence to wrap vehicles and other contoured surfaces faster than traditional calendered film options.”

IMAGin B-free GRUV Cast features Mactac’s proprietary omni-directional air-egress invisible adhesive pattern, which eliminates visible texture in the facestock for easier installation.

The facestock is a 2.0-mil high-gloss, soft white polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film that offers exceptional color reproduction. It is coated with an opaque gray acrylic permanent adhesive that bonds strongly – yet remains repositionable – and is protected by a 98# polycoated layflat liner for superior printability.

While ideal for vehicle, fleet and marine applications, IMAGin B-free GRUV Cast offers the perfect solution for numerous long-term or conformable applications, such as:

Bus decals

Floors

High-performance outdoor signage

Walls and windows

IMAGin B-free GRUV Cast is compatible with all digital ink types and is solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-printable.

Mactac recommends pairing IMAGin B-free GRUV Cast with its PERMACOLOR RAYZor matte or gloss overlaminate. When paired with an overlaminate, IMAGin B-free GRUV Cast offers outdoor durability of up to seven years. Unprinted durability is nine years. Additionally, IMAGin B-free GRUV Cast is backed by Mactac’s trusted Open-Image Warranty.

Monday, April 25, 2016
EFI introduced four printers at the 2016 ISA International Sign Expo

Electronics For Imaging introduced four printers at the 2016 ISA International Sign Expo, including the North American debut of a new VUTEk FabriVU aqueous-ink soft-signage printer series. The company also debuted new MIS software to expand its Productivity Suite technologies in the display graphics arena.

The new 3.2-metre EFI VUTEk LX3 Pro hybrid roll/flatbed LED inkjet printer is rated for a throughput of up to 3,420 square feet (318 square metres) per hour. The printer also offers grayscale imaging and LED technology.

The Quantum LXr LED printer, a dedicated roll-to-roll printer, described by EFI as an economical alternative to latex printers, features 7-picoliter imaging and print resolutions up to 1,200 dpi in four colours with optional white.

The 65-inch H1625-SD is an entry-level UV hybrid production printer that uses EFI SuperDraw UV ink for near-photographic imaging direct to thermoformable substrates. The printer runs four colours plus white with grayscale imaging.

The EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 is a 3.4-metre dispersed dye-sublimation ink printer developed by EFI Reggiani, which EFI acquired in 2015. The new FabriVU product line, which is also available in a 1.8-metre size, runs water-based inks and is aimed at soft signage and banner applications.

At the ISA show, EFI also debuted what the company describes as a major release of the EFI Midmarket Print Suite MIS workflow, version 4.0. The new workflow software suite features tools aimed at the signage community. The suite features EFI’s Pace MIS software at its core and includes a range of out-of-the-box, integrated systems that are certified by EFI.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Mutoh America, Inc. Launches the ValueJet 1938TX - 75

April, 2016 - Orlando - Mutoh America, Inc., a leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the new ValueJet 1938TX printer. The new VJ1938TX 75" printer is made for high-production direct to textile printing.

"The ValueJet 1938TX will further expand our textile and soft signage printer line," shares Brian Phipps, vice-president and general manager of Mutoh America, Inc. "From custom apparel, to home furnishings, trade show graphics, soft signage, flags, upholstery and more, the ValueJet 1938TX is the obvious choice for print shops looking to enter the world of textile printing."

The VJ1938TX provides outstanding performance at a competitive price with a staggered dual print head design and blazing fast print speeds up to 914 sqft/hr on a variety of fabrics including; closed, open non-stretch, face-in and face-out roll media.

More about the ValueJet 1938TX
Additional features of the ValueJet 1938TX textile printer include:
• High-quality printing: 1440 dpi for amazing clarity and details.
• Staggered dual heads: print speeds up to 914 sqft/hr with staggered dual print heads.
• Size: the 75" media size makes it perfect for a variety of applications.
• Ink: up to 8 color capability, open ink platform.
• Warranty: limited one year on-site.
• Software: open.
• Take-Up System: heavy duty feed and take-up included.
• Built in ink trough: provide ability for flags and other open fabrics
• Smart Printing: includes Intelligent Interweave printing technique virtually eliminating banding, DropMaster ink technology and ValueJet Status Monitor app for mobile printer monitoring.

Pricing and Availability
The ValueJet 1938TX (msrp $39,995 USD) is now available for sale through authorized Mutoh resellers across North and Latin America. Please e-mail alw@imaconline.ca to get Canadian pricing

Monday, March 28, 2016
Mutoh America Inc. to Launch new Dual Head UV-LED hybrid printer at ISA Sign Expo

March, 2016 - Orlando - Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, introduces its new 64" UV-LED hybrid printer at the ISA Show in Orlando Florida, next month. This new hybrid printer features a staggered dual print head design for faster print speeds and dual UV lamps, on either side of the print heads, for exceptional cure times which allows for higher production capacity. Print on roll material or rigid substrates up to a half inch thick and even manage the printer remotely with Mutoh's VSM (ValueJet Status Monitor).

"Our new high speed ValueJet 1638UH will further expand our UV-LED printer line," shares Brian Phipps, vice-president and general manager of Mutoh America, Inc. "Ideal for packaging prototypes and custom displays, the new VJ1638UH is an affordably priced UV-LED hybrid that can fit most budgets for under $60k MSRP."

The VJ1638UH provides outstanding performance at a competitive price with a staggered dual print head design and fast print speeds, up to 220 sqft/hr., on a variety of rigid substrates and roll media.

More about the ValueJet 1638UH
Additional features of the ValueJet 1638UH printer include:
• High-quality printing: 1440 dpi for amazing clarity and details.
• Staggered dual heads: print speeds up to 220 sqft/hr with staggered dual print heads.
• Dual LED Lamps: for decreased cure time.
• Size: the 64" media size makes it perfect for a variety of applications up to .5" thick.
• Ink: Print CMYKx2, CMYK, White + Varnish
• Warranty: limited one year on-site.
• Software: Mutoh Edition FlexiSign & Print.
• Smart Printing: includes Intelligent Interweave printing technique virtually eliminating banding, DropMaster ink technology and ValueJet Status Monitor app for mobile printer monitoring.

Pricing and Availability
The ValueJet 1638UH (Msrp $59,995 USD) will be available for sale through authorized Mutoh resellers across North and Latin America. Please contact alw@imaconline.ca to enquire about Canadian pricing.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
EFI Partners with Flexi for Cut Sever Solution in their Firey XF Rip

SA International (SAi) and EFI have announced the availability of the EFI Cut Server Option for Fiery proServer and Fiery XF digital front ends. This software option from SAi - a leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries - enables users of the Fiery workflow solutions to now enjoy a fully integrated end-to-end print-and-cut workflow.

As both companies have global customer bases, the provision of an easily integrated SAi-powered EFI Cut Server Option that enables Fiery customers to drive all the cutters in their business is a terrific advantage for them, says Sarit Tichon, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales, SAi.

"Importantly, the Cut Server Option that SAi developed for EFI delivers convenience, reliability and precision for users regardless of whether they're driving cutters from smaller providers, or those from larger manufacturers", she adds.

Available now, the EFI Cut Server Option gives users the power and versatility of SAi's cut contour technology in a Fiery workflow to drive one or more of the 1300+ supported cutting devices from more than 80 suppliers, whether sheet or roll-fed.

By eliminating the need to work with different software for each cutter type, job management is easier and all printing and cutting processes can be seamlessly linked. Up to eight cutting engines can be driven simultaneously, accelerating production times and eliminating bottlenecks. The collaboration effectively enables more customers to enjoy an end-to-end print-and-cut environment with minimal touch points and maximum automation. Fewer manual steps also reduce the chance of human error and therefore waste.

The solution works by having the Fiery digital front end extract the cut paths from the job and deliver them to the cutter; meanwhile, without manual intervention, the digital front end also readies the job for preview and automatic printing.

Depending on the customer workflow or preference, cut path recognition can be automatic or manual so that operation may be unattended if desired, giving businesses further flexibility.

Speaking for EFI, Stefan Spiegel, General Manager, Fiery Wide Format, comments, With the continued introduction of new types of signage applications and materials, our customers are constantly looking to us to help them streamline their operations and meet customer deadlines. Fiery technology offers our customers unparalleled processing speed and quality, and now the new Cut Server Option brings them meaningful new benefits.

SAi boasts the largest library of cutter drivers on the market, and the popularity and ease-of-use of SAi's software were also important factors in EFI's decision making on a partner to collaborate with. It's therefore a successful combination of expertise from both EFI and SAi that enables us to provide this industry-leading solution, Spiegel concludes.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
EFI Partners with Flexi for Cut Sever Solution in their Firey XF Rip

SA International (SAi) and EFI have announced the availability of the EFI Cut Server Option for Fiery proServer and Fiery XF digital front ends. This software option from SAi – a leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries – enables users of the Fiery workflow solutions to now enjoy a fully integrated end-to-end print-and-cut workflow.

“As both companies have global customer bases, the provision of an easily integrated SAi-powered EFI Cut Server Option that enables Fiery customers to drive all the cutters in their business is a terrific advantage for them,” says Sarit Tichon, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales, SAi.

“Importantly, the Cut Server Option that SAi developed for EFI delivers convenience, reliability and precision for users regardless of whether they’re driving cutters from smaller providers, or those from larger manufacturers,” she adds.

Available now, the EFI Cut Server Option gives users the power and versatility of SAi’s cut contour technology in a Fiery workflow to drive one or more of the 1300+ supported cutting devices from more than 80 suppliers, whether sheet or roll-fed.

By eliminating the need to work with different software for each cutter type, job management is easier and all printing and cutting processes can be seamlessly linked. Up to eight cutting engines can be driven simultaneously, accelerating production times and eliminating bottlenecks. The collaboration effectively enables more customers to enjoy an end-to-end print-and-cut environment with minimal touch points and maximum automation. Fewer manual steps also reduce the chance of human error and therefore waste.

The solution works by having the Fiery digital front end extract the cut paths from the job and deliver them to the cutter; meanwhile, without manual intervention, the digital front end also readies the job for preview and automatic printing.

Depending on the customer workflow or preference, cut path recognition can be automatic or manual so that operation may be unattended if desired, giving businesses further flexibility.

Speaking for EFI, Stefan Spiegel, General Manager, Fiery Wide Format, comments, “With the continued introduction of new types of signage applications and materials, our customers are constantly looking to us to help them streamline their operations and meet customer deadlines. Fiery technology offers our customers unparalleled processing speed and quality, and now the new Cut Server Option brings them meaningful new benefits.

“SAi boasts the largest library of cutter drivers on the market, and the popularity and ease-of-use of SAi’s software were also important factors in EFI’s decision making on a partner to collaborate with. It’s therefore a successful combination of expertise from both EFI and SAi that enables us to provide this industry-leading solution,” Spiegel concludes.

Monday, November 2, 2015
Onyx Graphics announced ONYX 12 Software

Onyx Graphics, Inc., announced ONYX 12 software, the next generation of the company’s wide format workflow and RIP products. Built on the proven platform of ONYX 11 RIP software and ONYX Thrive workflow software, ONYX 12 software delivers faster RIP performance, a simplified user interface and advanced finishing tools to do more in less time. Specifically developed to make printing more predictable, ONYX 12 software enables print operators to print jobs right the first time. ONYX 12 software will be available for the full ONYX software product line including ONYX Thrive workflow software, and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software. “With ONYX 12 software, the increase in RIP speed is incredible. We went from a file taking almost a minute to RIP to now only taking nine to 15 seconds,” said Corey Nicolaisen, Print Technology Support Specialist for West Canadian Digital Imaging Inc. (Calgary, AB). “In addition the more graphical interface has Onyx Graphics’ meeting the expectations that users have of their software platforms in today’s market.” ONYX 12 software delivers better utilization of memory and hardware when running the latest Windows OS to maximize the system investment with a modern, proven platform. It utilizes the complete 64-bit platform throughout – in the RIP as well as modules – to harness full processing capabilities, delivering not just faster speeds but greater responsiveness as well. ONYX 12 software delivers RIP speeds twice as fast as ONYX 11 software and a more responsive user interface.


Mactac

MACtac® is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of pressure-sensitive adhesives. With manufacturing and distribution facilities in 14 countries and a strong presence and base in North America, MACtac caters to a wide range of industries, including labeling, graphic design, packaging, digital imaging, assembly engineering, solar, automotive assembly, medical device assembly and more.

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The more efficient you are the more effective your company will be and the better you can service your clients. A vertically integrated firm utilizing state-of-the-art equipment more effectively serves their clients by eliminating the need to outsource work.

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