Signs of the Times - September 2013 - (Page 46)
By Chris and Kathi Morrison
Chris and Kathi Morrison own and operate The Image
Specialists, a full-service graphics company based in Clements,
CA. Chris is also a Microsoft-certified systems engineer.
Turnkey DGS 3D POP Store System
Design, print, cut and score 3-D tradeshow, POP and POS displays
DGS has developed adesign, print,
package that’s used to
cut and score 3-D POP displays for
tradeshows, retail businesses, sets,
room dividers and more. Its turnkey
system comprises software, a printer,
a finishing machine and various
accessories. DGS says its claim to
fame is system integration, efficiency,
speed, convenience and the overall
Traditionally, tradeshow booths
and retail POP/POS displays are
printed on, and fabricated with,
heavy and not-so-green material.
Today, with eco-solvent inks,
eco-friendly transfer materials and
board, you have a clear path to
economical and ecological highimpact displays.
Falconboard, manufactured by
Hexacomb® (Buffalo Grove, IL),
a Boise® Co. Subsidiary, is fabricated from reusable and 100%
honeycomb, material. Hexacomb
says Falconboard’s flat and smooth
surface offers an excellent print
See it as an alternative to PVC,
polystyrene, acrylic, wood, MDF
and drywall materials.
In April, at ISA’s 2013 Sign Expo,
we examined an extraordinary,
Falconboard-based tradeshow booth
DGS / Digital Graphic Systems Inc.
3325 N.W. 70th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33122
Contact: Roberto Rodriguez
– printed Falconboard columns and
backdrops, plus usable shelving,
tables and chairs – built entirely
with the DGS Turnkey POP store
DGS’ package includes Kasemake®
box-design, packaging and POPdisplay software; a Teckwin flatbed,
UV-cure printer; and a flatbed,
Samurai V-Cut digital die cutter.
Kasemake’s design software
includes all components and templates to design tradeshow booths.
In addition, as a Kasemake licensee,
you have online access to many
different design files.
The system appears perfect for
a signmaker who’s starting in the
POP/POS display market.
You enter your dimensions into
the software and go. Alternatively,
you can create your own design
– with the score, cut and fold facets
– and then render it in 3-D for
viewing at any angle.
Kasemake Software Requirements:
Intel, Core 2 Duo 3 GHz or greater with HTT
4 GB, RAM (minimum)
3D video card with 1 GB dedicated memory
19 in. diagonal (or more)
For Dongle licensee protection
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As noted, the DGS turnkey
system includes Teckwin’s new,
96-in.-wide, UV-cure, PQ-300
flatbed printer, or Teckwin’s TS300/600 UV-cure, six-color (plus
two white inks), flatbed printer,
with the roll-to-roll option.
The 5 x 8-ft., Samurai V-Cut 5800
digital cutter will cut or fold-line
score the printed Falconboard.
The cutter features a quick-release,
tool-head system driven by a highperformance motor. DGS also offers
the 4 x 8-ft., high-end, DYSS V-Pro
You may also access a line of
hardware products via DGS –
connectors and hangers – for the
actual structure fabrication.
The Turnkey DGS 3D POP system
appears pricey, but DGS says its
price is low for an integrated-design,
print-and-finish system. Its ROI
statement says you can recuperate
your initial costs in approximately
10 months. Of course, if you already
have a printer and finisher, contact
DGS to purchase the Kasemake
software, and to gain access to the
assembly hardware. ■
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