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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.


Technical Printing on the Desktop Premium Content

Launched During the Great Recession, SpeedPro Marin Realized There Was “No Place to Go But Up” Premium Content

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Textiles and Corrugated Take the Spotlight at FESPA Berlin Premium Content

FESPA Day 2: Whetting the Palate...

FESPA 2018 Opens in Berlin

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Moving Pictures: Carbon Wraps Brings Art Alive Premium Content

A Wrap to Remember: Kennickell Group Turns Harbour Town Lighthouse Plaid Premium Content

Post-Reed, Communities Reevaluate their Sign Codes Premium Content

The Traditional Meets the Technological at Sign Expo 2018 Premium Content

HP Announces New Product Family Featuring Latex Rigid Technology Premium Content

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SGIA Reports Growing List of 2018 Expo Exhibitors

Roland User HNS Signs Looking for New Creativity to Continue Legacy

SAi Showcases Business-Enhancing Software Solutions at SGIA Expo

Mutoh America, Inc. Appoints Staci Gann as Central/North East Sales Manager

Classic Car Descends to La Scala’s Iconic Stage With Massivit 3D Printing

Roland DGA to Offer Born-to-Wrap Workshop for the First Time Ever in Mexico

Caldera RIP Successfully Certified for HP Latex R-series 11

SGIA Calls for Golden Image Competition Submissions

Canon Solutions America Escalates Large Format Solutions Portfolio with Color-Logic Relationship

SGIA Supports the Industry's Future at the 2018 SkillsUSA Competition

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Video preview: Roland Rolls Out New Digital Technologies at FESPA 2018

Roland Rolls Out New Digital Technologies at FESPA 2018

Published: June 11, 2018

Paul Willems, Head of Business Development and Product Management, EMEA, Roland, previews new sign, decor, and interior textile printing technologies at FESPA 2018 in Berlin.


Video preview: SAi Brings AR Capabilities to Signmaking

SAi Brings AR Capabilities to Signmaking

Published: June 4, 2018

Annette Plummer, Director of Marketing for SAi, a developer of software for the signmaking industry, discusses the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in signmaking.


Video preview: Roland Is Looking for Heroes

Roland Is Looking for Heroes

Published: June 1, 2018

At FESPA Berlin, Gillian Montanaro, Head of Marketing for EMEA Roland, talks about the launch of the Roland Hero Campaign, in which Roland collects and presents their customers' inspiring stories. (For more information, visit www.rolandhero.com.)


Video preview: Dacar Digital Printing Purchases 100th EFI Roll-to-Roll Device

Dacar Digital Printing Purchases 100th EFI Roll-to-Roll Device

Published: May 31, 2018

At FESPA 2018, EFI sold its 100th roll-to-roll device to Belgium's Dacar Digital Printing. Dacar's Dennis van der Lingen talks about his wide-format printing company that serves the Benelux region, talks about the kind of print work the company does, and the opportunities that are enabled by EFI products.


Video preview: When Launching a Business or a Product, Don’t Skimp on Marketing

When Launching a Business or a Product, Don’t Skimp on Marketing

Published: May 30, 2018

Mark Abramson, President of Printform Corporation, talks about his experiences in starting a business that produces specialty-printed products, as well as his efforts in helping other entrepreneurs launch wide-format, industrial, and other specialty products. He shares some pieces of advice for success, a key one being to invest at least as much in marketing as in any other part of the business.


Video preview: EFI's New H Series Set to Launch This Summer

EFI's New H Series Set to Launch This Summer

Published: May 21, 2018

Ken Hanulec, Vice President of Marketing, Inkjet Solutions for EFI, talks about the company's new H Series at FESPA 2018 in Berlin. This new hybrid printer, targeted at the mid-range market, is capable of printing on both rigid and flexible substrates.


Video preview: FESPA Berlin 2018 Focuses on Education

FESPA Berlin 2018 Focuses on Education

Published: May 17, 2018

Roz Guarnori, Exhibition Director for FESPA, talks about what visitors will find at this year's FESPA Berlin, from a show floor packed with the latest technologies to educational programs for textiles and corrugated.


Video preview: Massivit Launches New Entry-Level 3DPrinter

Massivit Launches New Entry-Level 3DPrinter

Published: May 17, 2018

Kevin M. Sykes, North American President of Massivit 3D, talks about the new Massivit 1500 "Exploration" 3D printer, which allows users to pursue 3D printing at a lower price point than the company's flagship product. Sykes also discusses the opportunities to be had in 3D printing.


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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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