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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: 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.


Video preview: EFI Launches New Hybrid Printer Series at FESPA Berlin

EFI Launches New Hybrid Printer Series at FESPA Berlin

Published: May 16, 2018

Frank Mallozzi, Chief Revenue Officer for EFI, talks about the new hybrid VUTEk printer series the company is launching this week at FESPA in Berlin: the h Series, EFI's new mid-range line, which boasts faster speed, higher image quality, and lower operating costs. The company is also demonstrating its textile-based "mini factory."


Video preview: EFI Opens Massive New Inkjet Facility

EFI Opens Massive New Inkjet Facility

Published: May 11, 2018

The EFI ribbon-cutting ceremony for its quarter million square foot facility in Manchester, N.H., was a grand affair. More than 100 media, dignitaries, and other guests filled the main demonstration room. They were surrounded by gigantic inkjet printers and toured one of the most advanced facilities for the development, manufacture, and operation of advanced inkjet systems. These systems are installed in plants in every hemisphere.


Video preview: Avery Dennison Makes Cut Vinyl User-Friendly

Avery Dennison Makes Cut Vinyl User-Friendly

Published: April 17, 2018

Patti Draper Doychak, Senior Marketing Communications Manager for Avery Dennison, describes new innovations in cut vinyl. Easier weeding with a re-engineered adhesive, a larger color palette, and longer-lasting adhesive all give the client more choices and a better-quality vinyl product.


Video preview: ISA Provides Year-Round Resources for the Sign Industry

ISA Provides Year-Round Resources for the Sign Industry

Published: April 16, 2018

Lori Anderson, President and CEO of the International Sign Association (ISA), shares the many ways ISA helps members of the sign industry. Beyond the annual Sign Expo, in which professionals can learn about new technologies, ISA is active in advocacy for companies in relation to sign codes and regulations, as well as helping educate students about the opportunities available to them after high school.


Video preview: Catherine Monson’s Health Care Crusade

Catherine Monson’s Health Care Crusade

Published: April 12, 2018

Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS, talks about her recent testimony before the U.S. Congress on behalf of her long commitment to establishing association-based health plans so that small businesses, like print franchises, can provide affordable health care plans to their employees.


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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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