The recent 2017 SGIA Expo in New Orleans brought together leaders of the specialty imaging industry. In addition to a successful showcase, Insta Graphic Systems was recognized in the Association’s prestigious Golden Image Competition with two Gold Awards in Category 15: Heat Transfers (Textile). “I am so proud of Insta’s team” said Janet Wells, President of Insta Graphic Systems. “We competed against the best, and we came out first place. That’s quite an accomplishment!” This marks Insta’s 7th and 8th Gold medal.
More than 60 companies from around the world entered the competition, submitting nearly 300 entries in 53 product categories. Conducted during the 2017 SGIA Expo, this year’s event was one of the most challenging in recent history, according to Johnny Shell, SGIA’s Vice President of Technical Services. The Golden Image competition is judged on the technical accomplishments of each entry, excluding aesthetic issues from the evaluation and scoring process. Prints are judged on the level of difficulty and quality of execution.
“Winning two Gold Golden Image Awards for the Heat Transfer category puts Insta Graphic Systems among the the top specialty printers in the world in terms of quality and capability. The ability to consistently print such high-quality products indicates that Insta Graphic Systems is an expert at controlling the many variables involved in specialty printing,” Shell said.