ISA unveils its Sign Expo 2017 Innovation Award winners

The International Sign Association has named three products that can transform operations for sign, graphics and visual communications companies as its ISA Sign Expo 2017 Innovation Award winners. The products were selected in three categories by a panel of industry experts. All will be available on the ISA Sign Expo tradeshow floor April 20-22, 2017. For nearly 70 years, the ISA International Sign Expo has been breaking records in exhibit sales and attendance. The largest gathering of sign and graphics professionals is held annually, with the event location alternating between Las Vegas, Nevada, and Orlando, Florida. This year’s ISA Sign Expo will be held April 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first-place winners for 2017 are:

  • Business Solutions/Software. ONYX 12.1 from Onyx Graphics produces benchmark RIP and data transfer speeds, increasing productivity and profits. Users can avoid wasted sheet media with an intuitive user interface and visual nesting previews. An integrated G7 process improves gray colour for output consistency across devices and applications.
  • Electronic and Traditional Signage. Component Signage’s Inciseon product line transforms neon with a lower voltage and more energy efficient product. Inciseon Skeletonized is made using common materials, but has extreme durability. Inciseon Integral embeds illumination directly into the substrate.
  • Print. 3M Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-120 is a printable metallic wrap film that gives vehicles a high-tech, attention-grabbing finish.
Lori Anderson.
Lori Anderson.

“One of the highlights of the ISA International Sign Expo each year is the ability to touch, feel and buy the latest product innovations,” said Lori Anderson, ISA President and CEO. “The winners showcase some truly brilliant ideas that provide new opportunities to expand business or to solve challenges. But all of the nominees offer something special.” The winners were selected from numerous new and innovative products that will be introduced to the sign, graphics and visual communications industry during the tradeshow.

You can see the full list of Innovation Awards nominees at and learn more about the 2017 ISA International Sign Expo at


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.