Sawgrass’ SubliJet-HD sublimation inks for Virtuoso SG800 printers have been named 2015 Digital Inks Product of the Year by the Specialty Graphics and Imaging Association (SGIA). Winners of this annual competition, which honours equipment and supplies that are advancing the specialty imaging industry, were announced during the SGIA Expo.
Darcy Mauro, President of Sawgrass said, ‘We are honoured that SGIA recognised not just one, but three of Sawgrass’ Virtuoso solutions. When we launched our first Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System in January, we knew that we were bringing groundbreaking 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 Desktop HD Product Decorating System, the industry’s first and only fully integrated desktop system designed specifically for sublimation production.
Delivering lower startup and imaging costs, more vibrant and higher-definition images, and greater ease-of-use than previous solutions, this system includes:
• SubliJet-HD Sublimation Inks for the Sawgrass SG800: convenient single-use cartridges with 26% larger gamut and 11% greater yield than SubliJet-R inks.
• Sawgrass SG800 Printers: purpose-built inkjet printers with waveform and media handling optimised for SubliJet-HD inks, and transfer printing that delivers high-definition prints up to 1200 x 1200 dpi.
• CreativeStudio Online Designer: with over 5000 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.
• 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.
• PartnerPlus: total system support for ink, printer and software delivered online and on the phone 24/7.
• BusinessBuilder: free sales and marketing resources to help start and grow digital decorating businesses.
Sawgrass was also awarded two additional Product of the Year honours. SubliJet-HD inks for Sawgrass VJ 628 printers won in the Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal for Ink category, while the VJ 628 printer won in the Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal category.