Prolonged exposure to UV light has historically been a limiting factor in sublimation printing, as it results in fading of color. Sawgrass brought its sublimation technology together with cutting edge substrate manufacturers to help create a total solution that marries high-quality imaging with high-performance sublimation products that offer UV durability.
Sawgrass will showcase this total solution throughout its booth with displays of outdoor products from two leading manufacturers imprinted using the Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System. The outdoor products on display have innovative new coating formulations that make them resistant to UV light, scratching, graffiti and harsh weather conditions. These featured products come in a variety of finishes from high gloss and smooth matte and a range of textures such as ice touch, salt lake and photoluminescent.
“The ability to use sublimation products outside has a been a dream for those of us in the product decorating industry for years,” said Darcy Mauro, president of Sawgrass. “To address this challenge, we have partnered with leaders of innovative substrates to create a solution that leverages our high-quality sublimation technology to bring exceptional color to outdoor products built for longevity.”
Sawgrass’ Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System offers the only desktop printers on the market engineered to work with sublimation ink. With three sizes of printers available – SG400 (A4), SG800 (A3+) and VJ 628 (25”/630 mm), as well as four formulations of SubliJet-HD inks – CMYK for the A4 and A3 desktop printers and three separate eight-color options for the VJ 628.