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2020 Technology Outlook - Wide-Format, Signage & Apparel

Wide-Format, Signage & Apparel Webinar

Listen to Richard Romano and Cary Sherburne discuss the latest developments in Wide-Format, Display Graphics, and Apparel. This 30-minute LunchNLearn webinar highlights the latest technology and product announcements from developers of wide-format printing solutions for the display graphics, signage, and apparel markets. Get the lowdown on new features, capabilities, and applications that can give your business a competitive edge.
What you’ll learn:
- New developments and trends in display graphics, signage, and apparel
- New products from major industry vendors
- New features, capabilities, and applications

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Featured Articles

    The New Superwide Roll-to-Roll Printing Standard Has Been Set

    The Acuity Ultra is a major step up in output, in both quality and productivity. Larger businesses and major luxury brands will be impressed by the machine’s extra width up to 5 meters, the option to print multiple rolls simultaneously, and its ability to print outstanding quality with no compromise on speed.


    I Can’t Believe This Is Happening

    HP's PrintOS is a cloud-based platform with browser-based and mobile apps that connect to and extend the functionality of HP production printers. There are multiple tools that provide robust analytics, mobile monitoring, access to PrintOS anytime and anywhere, and security.


    Finding Hard Profit in Soft Signage

    What was once a specialty niche for wide-format print service providers now is a “must-have technology” for producing more mainstream applications. WhatTheyThink contributor Mark Vruno looks at the current state of, and best practices for, soft signage.


    Mimaki Expands Product Portfolio with 3D Printer, OKI Partnership, Dual-Ink-Set Textile Printer

    In light of event cancellations during the pandemic, many companies are turning to virtual events to get their news out. Mimaki held a virtual press event recently, packed with industry news and announcing a five-week Virtual Print Festival to keep the industry informed and ready to move forward. We tuned in to learn more.


    Why Antimicrobial Fabric Treatments Will Be a Big Part of Our Textile Future—Latest Developments

    In a changed world, will we see more functional fabrics that include such things as antiviral and antibacterial capabilities? Fashion and textile expert Debbie McKeegan thinks so. She discusses the future of smart textiles in the context of PPE, wearables, and protective clothing for fashion, sportswear, interiors, and hospitality.


    PrintFactory Offers Alternative Workflow for Display Graphics and Textile Printers

    PrintFactory offers a RIP-based workflow for wide format printers in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. The company has about 17,000 active installations, supports more than 2,000 physical devices, and has about 40 employees. Find out more.


    Why Pigment Inks Drive the Digital Direct-to-Garment Global Print Markets

    Global demand for T-shirts continues to grow with direct-to-garment printing being the top technology choice for decorating them with an annual double-digit growth rate projected. Learn why pigment inks are key to maintaining—and even accelerating—this growth rate.


    Signs Get Smart: Dynamic Digital Signage Moves in Unusual Directions

    The buzz around dynamic digital signage (DDS) may have died down, but DDS has continued to evolve and move in unique directions—even to the user’s own mobile phone.


    Five Digital Textile Ink Sets and Print Processes Explained

    There have been many advances in ink sets for digital textile printing over the last several years. Are you up to date with the latest information? This article will give you insight into five ink types available, how they work, and which fabric types they are suited for.


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