Banner Ups Selected as 2016 Product of the Year Winner at SGIA Expo Exclusive Award Honors Innovative Product Technology

Las Vegas, NV, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Network/ — The 2016 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo brought together leaders of the specialty imaging industry this year in Las Vegas. In addition to a successful showcase, E. L. Hatton Sales Co. / Banner Ups, of Wellington, OH was recognized in the Association’s prestigious Product of the Year Competition with the Product of the Year Award in the Finishing Equipment – Other category for its BravoBanner Automated Banner Finishing Machine.

“I am very proud of the Banner Ups team, especially the design team led by John Puleo,” said company president, Rick Hatton. “Our equipment was compared to the best in the world, and we came out on top. That’s quite an accomplishment!”

The competition judged submissions across 19 categories for output devices and 29 categories for non-output devices. Conducted during the 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14–16, 2016), this year’s event was one of the most challenging in recent history.

“We are really thrilled with the participation from exhibiting companies, and we even doubled the product categories to correctly acknowledge all of the possible technical accomplishments honored in this competition,” said Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Specialist. “The award winners have been extremely enthusiastic about their wins, understanding just how competitive the field was this year.”

A recap of the 2016 SGIA Expo — including the complete list of Product of the Year winners — will be available online at after the show ends.

E. L Hatton Sales Co. designs and produces Banner Ups Adhesive Grommet Tabs, PowerTabs, and PowerTape products which are used to fabricate super-strong banners instantly without sewing or grommeting. Banner Ups products are available through a network of quality graphics distributors. Full product information, video instructions, and tips for use are available on the company’s website

Contact: Richard J. Hatton
Banner Ups / E. L. Hatton Sales Co.

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