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Product of the Year

New Categories! Pre-Show Judging!

This is your chance to win worldwide acclaim for your newest products — and to lay the groundwork for an outstanding SGIA Expo! Winners will be announced this summer, so you can make the most of your award and display the coveted Product of the Year jewel at your 2018 SGIA Expo booth.

Entry Guidelines: Only 2018 SGIA Expo member exhibitors may enter their outstanding products in the 2018 Product of the Year competition. Products must be available for sale in 2018.

Entry Deadline: Register to enter no later than July 27, 2018. Entries must arrive at SGIA between June 1 and August 3, 2018.

Entry Fee: $75 per entry

Judging for product of the year (output and non-output categories) will take place at SGIA headquarters in August. Winners will be notified August 24, 2018, and posted on SGIA.org. SGIA will ship entries for display at the Golden Image/Product of the Year gallery at the 2018 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.

To see what the judges will be using to score entries click on this link for Non-Output Devices and this entry for Output Devices.


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Categories

Non-Output Device

  1. Digital Inks
    • Textile (small format <24")
    • Textile (wide format >36")
    • UV
    • Industrial and Packaging
    • Solvent/Eco-solvent/Latex
  2. Finishing
    • Display/Exhibit Hardware
    • Lasers/Routers/Cutters (4' x 8' or larger)
    • Lasers/Routers/Cutters (less than 4' x 8')
    • Laminators (roll-to-roll)
    • Die Cutting equipment
    • Multi-Function Finishing (slit/score/perf)
    • Banner finishing (grommet/sew/weld)
    • Heat press (table-top)
    • Heat press (large format, roll or clam)
    • Laminates, adhesives, films, coatings
    • Large format scanners (flat or roll)
  3. Automation Equipment (print/post)
  4. Software — RIP, web-based design, personalization, or product bldg.
  5. Software — Workflow / MIS / CRM
  6. Spectrophotometer devices
  7. Media
    • Films
    • Non-PVC
    • Adhesive Back (not vinyl)
    • Rigid/Corrugated
    • Banner (non-textile)
    • Heat Transfer Material, cuttable
    • Heat Transfer Material, printable
    • Textile
      1. Apparel
      2. Flag
      3. Banner
      4. Framing Systems
      5. Canvas
      6. Wall Covering
      7. Home Furnishings
    • Adhesive Back Vinyl
    • Dye Sublimation transfer paper
    • Dye Sublimation rigid material for transfer
    • Finished Garment blanks
      1. Synthetic
      2. Natural Fiber
      3. Blends
      4. Accessories (ties, socks, etc.)
  8. DTG — Pre-press (sprayers/dryers)
  9. Screen Printing
    • Inks
    • Pre-press (Exposure/Imaging)
    • Manual Garment Press
    • Automatic Garment Press
    • Curing equipment
    • Drying equipment
    • Post-press (Clean/Reclaim)
  10. Product Finishing — Sewing

Output Device

  • Direct to Garment Printers (white shirt)
  • Direct to Garment Printers (black shirt)
  • Flatbed/Hybrid (under $100,000)
  • UV Hybrid ($100,000–$500,000)
  • UV Flatbed (under $100,000)
  • UV Flatbed ($100,000–$200,000)
  • UV Flatbed ($200,000–$500,000)
  • UV Flatbed + White ($100,000–$200,000)
  • UV Flatbed + White ($200,000–$500,000)
  • Tabletop Flatbed (Industrial/Small Item Decoration)
  • Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (under 80 inches)
  • Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (over 80 inches)
  • Roll-to-Roll UV (under 80 inches)
  • Roll-to-Roll UV (over 80 inches)
  • RTR/Hybrid/Flatbed new technology or inkset
  • Direct to Shape printers (not flatbed) -- cup printer for example
  • Digital/Screen Print Hybrid Printing Systems
  • 3D Printers
  • Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile
  • Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile
  • Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal
  • UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class
  • Single-Pass printer
  • Digital Press

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