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This section of WhatTheyThink focuses on emerging trends in wide format printing. It identifies new business opportunities and provides strategic analysis of new applications, technology, and events.


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Video preview: Durst Launches New P5 Next-Generation Technology Platform

Durst Launches New P5 Next-Generation Technology Platform

Published: February 27, 2018

We travel to Lienz, Austria for the unveiling and launch of the new Durst P5 Platform. We speak with CEO Christoph Gamper, who gives us an overview of the new platform and how it came about. Tomio Kiyose, Product Manager for Large Format Flatbed, also shares some of the technical details—including a 70% productivity increase along with resolution and quality gains.


Video preview: Signage—and the Superbowl—Mean Business for Twin Cities' Pixelwerx

Signage—and the Superbowl—Mean Business for Twin Cities' Pixelwerx

Published: February 19, 2018

Richard Romano talks to Adam Carver, President & CEO of Minneapolis' Pixelwerx, about his wide-format, signage, and specialty graphics business. Pixelwerx also recently acquired Canon Solutions America Océ Colorado 1640 UVgel wide-format printer.


Video preview: Nazdar Source One First North American Distributor of EFI's Pro 24f

Nazdar Source One First North American Distributor of EFI's Pro 24f

Published: February 6, 2018

Glenn Shull, Product Manager at Nazdar Source One distribution company, talks about the company's position as the first distributor in North America to distribute the EFI Pro 24f true flatbed large format printer. The printer will be featured in the company's new Chicago demo center, where visitors will be able to experience the product first-hand.


Video preview: GMG Shows off Color Server 5 and PrintFactory by GMG at SGIA 2017

GMG Shows off Color Server 5 and PrintFactory by GMG at SGIA 2017

Published: November 13, 2017

Bart Fret, Director of Sales at GMG, talks Color Server 5 and PrintFactory at SGIA 17. These two products were the main focus of the show for them and Bart differentiates them both from other software offerings in the wide format segment.


Video preview: Canon Opens Up New Markets with Wide Format Offerings

Canon Opens Up New Markets with Wide Format Offerings

Published: November 9, 2017

Randy Paar, Marketing Manager for Large Format at Canon Solutions America, talks about flatbed printers and the ability to print on different substrates and opening up the possibilities to enter the packaging market as well. He also discusses their High Flow Vacuum configuration which allows printers to enter these new markets.


Video preview: EFI Previews SGIA Expo Plans

EFI Previews SGIA Expo Plans

Published: October 5, 2017

EFI's Sean Roberts provides a preview of what EFI will be showing at next week's SGIA Expo in New Orleans. A number of new products will be on display.EFI will also utilize virtual reality technology to provide booth visitors with an immersive environment to explore the company's portfolio of wide format systems.


Video preview: Advancements in Workflow and Finishing for POP Displays

Advancements in Workflow and Finishing for POP Displays

Published: June 12, 2017

Richard Romano talks to George Folockman, Diretor of Business Development at Esko, about advancements in POP display workflow and finishing.


Video preview: Frank on Digital Textile Printing

Frank on Digital Textile Printing

Published: April 28, 2017

Frank bumps into David Manning, his oldest friend, at the Print Canada show. After high school, David went into the textile industry and Frank went into printing. Now their worlds have come together as printers use inkjet devices to print on fabric.


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Wide Format Editor

Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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