Wide-Format Imaging Unveils the Best Products of 2009
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Wide-Format Imaging Unveils the Best Products of 2009

LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 16, 2009 What are the top products being used in the wide-format imaging industry? What products mean the most to wide-format print providers’ bottom lines? Wide-Format Imaging reveals the winners of the magazine’s fourth annual Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards at the Annual International Sign Expo (ISA). To be chosen a top product by your customers is by far one of business’ great accomplishments. In the 2009 installment of Wide-Format Imaging’s Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards, the industry has once again been asked to rate the products that caused the most excitement and served as a valuable asset to their businesses over the last year. And, they responded in record numbers.

Wide-Format Imaging’s subscribers are corporate and senior management professionals directly involved in the business of wide- and grand-format imaging. The 27 categories that comprise the Wide-Format Imaging Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards include flatbed printers, media, laminating equipment, inks, toners, RIP software and scanners. The April 2009 issue of Wide-Format Imaging also features the magazine’s fourth annual Best of the Best Top Shops’ winners.

“Our readers are our best source of information on products that are changing the wide-format imaging industry,” says David Nathanson, publisher of Wide-Format Imaging magazine. “The products they have chosen are key to helping them run their successful businesses.”

Caldera VisualRIP+ was the big winner again, taking three awards including Overall Top Product for its VisualRIP+ software for the second straight year. HP was also a big winner picking up two awards. The HP Designjet Z6100 Series was honored again as best Wide-Format Aqueous Printer. Durst took home two including the Durst Rho Presto winning for the best UV printing, as did Oracal. EFI VUTEk picked up an award in the Grand-Format Printer category for the fourth year in a row with QS3200.

Repeat winners include Triangle Digital INX Solvent Inks; KIP Toner for Toner; Planwell PDS for Planrooms; SEAL 62 Pro D Laminator and the Intelicoat MagicPos PRO 200+ for Wide-Format Media: Universal. A complete list of the winners follows below.

Wide-Format Imaging's fourth annual Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards focuses on those innovative products that are making an impact financially on the bottom lines of those shops that use the technologies, software and equipment,” says Denise M. Gustavson, editor of Wide-Format Imaging. “From wide-format printers, media, laminating equipment, inks, toners and software all these products are important to helping their businesses grow. The voting in a number of the categories was so close this year that there were a number of ties. We want to acknowledge those manufacturers and teams of engineers, designers, advertising staffs and product managers that do so much in launching these products into the marketplace.”

Awards will be given out during the ISA Show in Las Vegas on April 16th. Wide-Format Imaging is a monthly business and technology publication dedicated to corporate and senior management focusing on issues of wide-format and grand-format imaging. Our 17,600+ readers who purchase products used in the wide- and grand-format industry turn to Wide-Format Imaging every month for the industry news, trends, products, services, and management issues that will help grow their businesses. The magazine is also available in an ebook version. For more info, go to www.wide-formatimaging.com.

The fourth annual Wide-Format Imaging Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards were compiled through votes submitted by readers via email and online with specific criterion focused on pinpointing those products that were a valuable asset to their business and made the biggest impact on their bottom line. Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards will appear in the April issue of Wide-Format Imaging.

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2009 Wide-Format Imaging Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards

Reader’s Choice Overall Top Product
Caldera VisualRIP+

Flatbed Printer
Océ Arizona 250GT

Grand-Format Printer (Tie)
HP Designjet 1000s

Wide-Format Aqueous Printer
HP DesignJet Z6100 Series

Wide-Format Solvent Printer
Seiko ColorPainter 64

Wide-Format Low-/Mild-/Eco-Solvent Printer
Mutoh ValueJet 1614 64"

Wide-Format UV Printer
Durst Rho 800 Presto

Wide-Format Engineering Printer
Xerox 6204 Copier/Printer

Wide-Format Media: Fabric
3P TruColor Flag

Wide-Format Media: Vinyl
Oracal ORAJET Series 3641

Wide-Format Media: Fine Art
Hahnemuhle Digital Fine Art Collection 60”

Wide-Format Media: Universal
InteliCoat MagicPOS PRO 200+

Wide-Format Media: Banner (Tie)
Ultraflex Jetflex +
Ultraflex Normandy Pro-Banner

Wide-Format Media: Film
3M Controltac Graphic Film with Comply v3 Adhesive

Wide-Format Media: Rigid
Kommerling Komacel Plus

Laminating Equipment
SEAL 62 Pro D Laminator

Oracal ORAGUARD PVC Lam Film

KIP Toner

Dye/Pigment Ink
Epson UltraChrome K3

UV Ink (Tie)
Durst Rho Inks
Fujifilm Sericol UV Jet

Solvent Ink
Triangle Digital INX Solvent Inks

Eco-Solvent Ink

Banner Stands & Display Materials
Expolinc Roll Up

Scanner (24+ inches)
ColorTrac SmartLF Gx-42

Color Management Software
Caldera EasyMedia

RIP Software
Caldera VisualRIP+

Planwell PDS


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