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VM-CHALKboard PLUS™ Wins 2014 SGIA Product of the Year Award

Las Vegas, NV, October 23, 2014 – For the seventh time, Visual Magnetics has been honored at the SGIA Expo. The world leader in magnetic receptive print media won a prestigious award for their newly released media, VM-CHALKboard PLUS™, which competed in the 'Digital Inkjet Media – Films' category.

"We are so proud that our offerings continue to be the leading standard in large-format magnetic receptive media worldwide," says Joe Deetz, CEO and President of Visual Magnetics. "VM-CHALKboard PLUS will revolutionize chalkboard applications for grocery, café and restaurant brands."

VM-CHALKboard PLUS is a flexible magnetic receptive 15-mil, black, polystyrene film that delivers unmatched results when combining printed elements and liquid chalk art. Easy to install and update, this media offers cost savings to the grocery, café and restaurant industries, where chalkboard elements are in high demand. Store associates can now change the surface of a chalkboard without struggling to take down heavy panels to update artwork. Ideal for dynamic wall or chalkboard fixture applications, VM-CHALKboard PLUS can also be layered with additional magnetic-receptive graphics.

Sixty-eight companies from all over the globe submitted to this competition, entering 139 products in 25 categories. Each product was judged during the 2014 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 22–24) and displayed in the Product of the Year / Golden Image Gallery on the Expo floor.

A recap of the 2014 SGIA Expo – including the complete list of Product of the Year Award winners – is available online at

About Visual Magnetics

Visual Magnetics has been transforming walls and surfaces since CEO Joe Deetz invented magnetic paint in 1992. In 2007, the company introduced MagnaMedia®, the world’s first magnetic-receptive print media. MagnaMedia is a component of the award winning Visual Magnetics Graphic System®, which is used by over 300 leading retailers as an elegant and cost-effective solution for in-store graphics. Visual Magnetics’ materials can be used in a multitude of different environments such as offices, museums and homes to create truly Dynamic Spaces® combining functionality and high design. With over 17 unique finishing options such as fabrics, veneers and dry-erase, all MagnaMedia is made in the USA and is PVC-free, with an entire line dedicated to 100% post-consumer and natural, sustainable bases.

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Naomi Mukai
PR + Digital Strategy Manager
Public Relations
Visual Magnetics

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