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July '17

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12 • July 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Indy Hosts Another Successful NBM SHOW The Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium was the home of yet another successful NBM SHOW in Indianapolis June 1-3. With a full exhibit floor and aisles full of attendees, the show came off as a win- ning event in a city that has a long with the event. THE NBM SHOW has been coming to Indianapolis since 1990, and proves to be a pull from not only the immediate region but several surrounding Midwestern states. "We enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones in three power-packed days of exhibits at THE NBM SHOW in Indianapolis this year," says Dave Pomeroy, vice president of publishing and markets for Broomfield, Colorado-based National Business Media. "Exhibitors enjoyed an extremely busy hall from start to finish, and buyers got their share of familiar and new exhibitors as well. Indy never disappoints." THE NBM SHOW has four more locations to go in 2017: July 20-22 in Long Beach, California, a show which will also feature WRAPSCON; Aug. 17-19 in Secaucus, New Jersey; Sept. 8-99 in Denver; and Oct. 26-28 in Charlotte, North Carolina. THE NBM SHOW will return to Indianapolis in 2018, this time in the fall, from Sept. 13-15. J U L Y 2 0 1 7 In the News EDP Announces 11th Annual Awards The European Digital Press Association announces the winners of its annual awards. Since 2007 the EDP has evaluated and honored the best developments in digital production tools and has awarded more than 260 trophies over the years to the best technologies and innovations. This year's awards were handed out in seven cat- egories, and here are the five most applicable to Sign & Digital Graphics readers. Hard/Software: • Best robotics: swissQprint - Rob for unattended printing • Best layout, design, editing software: Esko - Artios CAD • Best workflow technology: Esko - Automated Quality Assurance • Best color management: GMG - Open Color • Best special application software: Ricoh - Digital book printing solution Large/Wide Format Printing: • Best roll-to-roll printer up to 170 cm: Canon - Océ Colorado 1640 • Best flatbed/hybrid printer up to 20 sqm/hr: Mutoh - ValueJet 1638UH • Best flatbed/hybrid printer up to 250 sqm/hr: swissQprint - Nyala 2 (4x4 version) • Best print & cut solution: Roland DG - TrueVIS SG-Series • Best object printer: Mimaki - UJF-3042MkII / UJF-6042MkII • Best textile printer roll-to-roll up to 100 sqm/hr: Mimaki - Tx300P-1800P • Best textile printer roll-to-roll > 100 sqm/hr: EFI - VUTEk FabriVU 180/340 Print and Finishing Solutions: • Best corrugated solution: Durst - Delta WT 250 • Best textile solution: SPGPrints - Javelin Digital Textile Printer Finishing: • Best digital cutting systems: Zünd - 3.6 kW Routing System RM-L • Best laser cutting systems: Trotec Laser - SP2000 flatbed Consumables: • Best UV ink: Agfa Graphics - UV LED inks • Best special application substrate: Trotec Laser - Digital Print Series The awards were presented at the annual FESPA conference in Hamburg, Germany, in early May. There were more than 150 entries, and 31 "best-of" trophies were given out in each respective category. For a com- plete list of winners, visit www.edp-award.com.

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