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Innovation Award Winners Announced

Posted: 03/27/2019

Four products that improve efficiency, longevity and creativity of sign, graphics and visual communications projects were named as ISA Innovation Award winners. All four products will be showcased on the tradeshow floor at ISA International Sign Expo® 2019.

In all, there were nominees across four categories, two of which are new for 2019. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. They will showcase their products in the Lounge & Learn area at ISA Sign Expo 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. The presentation will be followed by a reception, allowing attendees to ask questions and connect with these and other suppliers.

The winners are:

Business Services/Software:

3M Graphics Install Wizard, a new software application, serves as a platform to share job details, documents and completion photos. Graphic manufacturers can list job opportunities, accept bids, book jobs and manage a consistent workflow. Jobs can be managed with an in-house crew or access a database of installers based on location and capabilities. Installers can increase visibility and receive more installation work by bidding on new projects. The 3M™ Graphics Install Wizard is available for desktops and as an IOS app, and the software is not exclusive to 3M authorized installers.

Electronic & Traditional Sign Products:

N. Glantz HYPERVSN Solo, an integrated 3D holographic display system, produces high-resolution 3D visuals and images that appear to be floating in midair. LEDs are placed on four rays that spin, creating the illusion of a hologram.


Roland DGA Corporation's TrueVIS VG2 Series Eco-Solvent Wide-Format Printer/Cutters offer comprehensive color choices in new TR2 ink including Orange, White and CMYKLcLm with a wider color gamut, and leading media certifications. For true unattended production, machine efficiency and print-and-cut accuracy have been optimized, with an included new take-up system, auto-adjusting pinch rollers, and slide-out ink-pouch trays to minimize waste and set-up time.

Substrates & Inks:

Avery Dennison MPI 1405 PVC-free Media has been engineered to meet a variety of outdoor graphic applications with one head-turning solution. MPI 1405 is a premium, digitally printable film that captivates with superior color pop and conformability to tough textured surfaces, including brick and cinderblock.  The MPI 1405 film features patented air-egress technology that helps eliminate wrinkles and bubbles during installation making installation faster and resulting in a surface that clients will love.

"The ISA Innovation Award winners truly represent the most creative and innovative products available on the ISA Sign Expo floor," said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. "Attendees at ISA Sign Expo have come to expect groundbreaking products and the latest solutions. These raise the bar. That said, each of the  nominees also have products worth exploring and I encourage attendees to learn more about each."

The ISA Innovation Award winners and nominees will be showcased at ISA International Sign Expo 2019, April 24-26 with pre-conference events on April 23 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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