The Printing United® trade show was held in October at the KBH Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. It is one of the largest printing-focused expo's with a goal of bringing awareness to the best new technologies as well as equipping guests with business knowledge to help them grow.

Midwest Regional Manager for ACRYLITE®, Justin Loffio, attended the show and was not disappointed with his discoveries.

Here are the highlights:

ACRYLITE® extruded clear 0A000 GT

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AXYZ Routers fabricated this 12mm (.472”) sheet at the show. Typically, customers choose to route cast acrylic because it's a thicker material but this was a great example of how thick extruded sheet can successfully be routed to achieve a polished-looking edge as well.

ACRYLITE® Digital Print Colorless 0M007 GT

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At the Mutoh booth, they showed how with every pass over our digital print sheet, a thin strip of the image is printed then cured with a UV light. This allows for it to print and dry at the same time.

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Mimaki printed this design on our ACRYLITE® clear gloss digital print. In order to keep the glossy effect, the black color and text were printed on the backside of the sheet.

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Mimaki printed a matte texture on this sheet as well as color and text.

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This image was printed by HP®. It was done to show the latest technology called Latex Ink which is a pigmented, water-based ink using their innovative aqueous-dispersed polymer (“Latex”) technology.

ACRYLITE® POP Touch Colorless 0A000 12

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This was printed by Mimaki on our POP Touch which is a heavy matte non-glare sheet. Besides meeting ADA requirements, one of its key benefits is that the surface hides fingerprints and scratches for enhanced service life.

ACRYLITE® 0M007 X1 digital print mirror (Made to Order)

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Canon printed this design on our made to order sheet.

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Printed by Canon as well, the backside of this sheet is mirrorized which makes it possible for a reflective look to show through the sunglasses. The rest of the image was printed on the digital print cap layer on the first surface.

That's all for this time around. If you have any questions about the materials listed in this article, feel free to reach out to Justin directly at justin.loffio@roehm.com.

We are excited to see how printing technology grows as we wait for next years trade show!