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ISA Sign Expo 2018 Innovation Award Winners

Posted: 02/28/2018

Three new products lead the pack in the latest innovations to be introduced in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. The ISA Sign Expo 2018 Innovation Awards reward groundbreaking products in business solutions/software; electronic and traditional signage; and print.

In all, 54 products were entered in this year’s competition. All will be displayed on the tradeshow floor at ISA International Sign Expo 2018. The full list of nominated products is available at

The winners, selected by a panel of industry experts, are:

Business Solutions/Software
Cirrus Systems

Cirrus SIGHT offers digital analytics reporting that allows marketing teams to track and optimize the effectiveness of digital display campaigns. The scalable, web-based software works with any digital display to create, manage, and track the results of marketing content easily. Nextgen features like car counting and face tracking with Cirrus SIGHT open new opportunities for measuring success, A/B testing and attracting new customers.

Electrical and Traditional Signage
Component Signage
INCISEON Skeletonized

This 12v direct replacement for glass tube neon has received both a UL Listed and a UL Sign Accessory designation, making it widely adaptable for any neon retrofit or neon-look project, and making it extremely easy for anyone to install. For 2018, INCISEON is introducing tube coated colors, advancing the color selection of the Skeletonized product line to 26 standard colors.

Mimaki USA
UCJV300-160 UV-LED cut-and-print device

The UCJV300-160 model is the only 60-inch class UV printer offering in-line cutting capability and featuring white ink to enable four-layer printing. It allows the creation of stunning transitional backlit panels that morph color schemes with the light source. Users can print and cut or cut first then print labels, decals, window clings, vehicle markings, etc., all on one unit. Flexible UV cure inks expand the possibilities to offer unique capabilities to maintain competitiveness.

"While these three products truly are 'best-in-class,' they lead an extremely innovative field," said Lori Anderson, ISA President and CEO. "All of the nominees for the 2018 Innovation Awards are worth seeking out on the ISA Sign Expo 2018 tradeshow floor."

The three winners will present brief overviews of their products and be honored at a reception at the Lounge & Learn area of the tradeshow floor during ISA International Sign Expo. That event occurs at 4:00 pm on March 22, 2018.

ISA International Sign Expo 2018 will be March 22-24, 2018, with education starting on March 21, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Registration is open at