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Wide-format & Signage

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.

Articles

Ghent Workgroup Launches New Specification for Sign and Display

For Phoenix’s Custom Graphix, It’s a Banner Day Premium Content

Direct Objects: Thinking—and Printing—Outside the Box Premium Content

Good Chemistry: Wide-Format Inks Continue to Evolve—Part 1 of 2 Premium Content

Replicate the Real Thing

Executive Q&A: Massivit 3D’s Erez Zimerman Premium Content

Wide-Format 2019: Where Are We Now? Premium Content

Know the Signs: A Non-Print Signage Primer Premium Content

The RMX Network: United They Grow Premium Content

The Moving Canvas: Wrapping “Kings” Turn Vehicle Graphics Into Art Premium Content

Five Alive: 5G Technology Will Transform Sign & Display Premium Content

The Continued Evolution of Wide Format at PRINTING United Premium Content

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News

More New Products to See at DSE 2020

FASTSIGNS® Marks 35th Anniversary with Celebratory Franchise Fee of $35,000

CASO Document Management Reports a 400% Boost in Productivity with New Large Format Scanning Solution

See Non-Printed Signage Come to Life at European Sign Expo 2020

Shawn Revere Named LogoJET Solutions Specialist

Digital Signage Expo 2020 to Offer Four Professional Certification Programs

Patented Technology Drives North American Sales of German Made ROWE Ultra-Wide Scanners

SNA Displays Hires Doug Fundator as Director of Sales for Western U.S.

Agfa and TFL Join Forces in Innovative Inkjet Printing Project for Genuine Leather

Roland DG To Reveal New Digital Opportunities At FESPA 2020

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Video

Video preview: Owner of FASTSIGNS Queens Talks About his FASTSIGNS Conversion

Owner of FASTSIGNS Queens Talks About his FASTSIGNS Conversion

Published: February 20, 2020

Mohamed Kazi, Owner of FASTSIGNS Queens, N.Y., talks about his recent FASTSIGNS conversion. After coming to the US from India, Kazi started in the sign industry in 1998 and launched his own business in 2007. He recently decided to convert his sign business to a FASTSIGNS as a way to take advantage of the franchise’s marketing and sales training resources to better complement his own technical and production capabilities.

 

Video preview: Temple, Tex.’s Paper Graphics Reaps Rewards with FASTSIGNS Co-Brand Program

Temple, Tex.’s Paper Graphics Reaps Rewards with FASTSIGNS Co-Brand Program

Published: February 19, 2020

Dennis Smith is owner of both FASTSIGNS of Temple, Tex., and Paper Graphics, a commercial print business founded in 1972. Five or six years ago, as the commercial print business started growing stagnant, Smith researched FASTSIGNS’ Co-Brand program. He chose to become a FASTSIGNS franchise rather than add his own wide-format printing equipment in order to take advantage of the franchise’s training and its brand recognition.

 

Video preview: All Flags Signs and Banners Leverages EFI Inkjet and Other Technologies for Double Digit Growth

All Flags Signs and Banners Leverages EFI Inkjet and Other Technologies for Double Digit Growth

Published: February 18, 2020

Peter Wagner, Managing Director of Australia-based All Flags Signs and Banners, explains how his company has gone from needing four people over three weeks to produce 400 banners in 1998, to its capacity today to output 54,000 square meters of printed media today with its fleet of EFI VUTEk printers. The company serves a large portion of the Asia Pacific region with flags, banners, branding for sporting events, vehicle wraps, carpets, and more.

 

Video preview: The Signs Are Good for Signs of Success

The Signs Are Good for Signs of Success

Published: February 13, 2020

Curtis Metz talks to David Zwang about Signs of Success, a company that contracts with sign shops to do installations of major sign projects—analog and dynamic digital—and how the company is growing its digital business. The company also has a side business in embroidery and custom heat-transfer T-shirts.

 

Video preview: For FASTSIGNS of Maumee & Toledo, OH, Business Is a Family Affair

For FASTSIGNS of Maumee & Toledo, OH, Business Is a Family Affair

Published: February 5, 2020

Karrie Brock, Owner of FASTSIGNS of Maumee & Toledo, OH, talks with Kelley Holmes about her business, which was converted to a FASTSIGNS franchise 10 years ago. She opened a second location in Maumee four years ago. Her husband Randy joined the team just prior to the conversion, and handles the back-of-the-house production, installation, and fabrication management while Karrie the “front of the house” operations.

 

Video preview: Putting a Professional Face on a Sign Business

Putting a Professional Face on a Sign Business

Published: January 29, 2020

Mathew Feil, Owner of FASTSIGNS Lawton, OK, talks about having converted his five-year-old sign company to a FASTSIGNS franchise and how a more professional face on his business has made it easier to to sell jobs. He also cites the technical, sales, and marketing resources that are available from FASTSIGNS corporate, as well as events such as the FASTSIGNS Conference.

 

Video preview: Helping FASTSIGNS Move Into New Geographic Areas

Helping FASTSIGNS Move Into New Geographic Areas

Published: January 28, 2020

Greg Carafello, NYC Area Development–FASTSIGNS, talks to Kelley Holmes about his role as a certified franchise executive, and how he helps companies like FASTSIGNS move into new geographies and attract franchise candidates. He also talks about the advantages of converting a print business to a FASTSIGNS franchise.

 

Video preview: FASTSIGNS Intl. Celebrates 35 Years

FASTSIGNS Intl. Celebrates 35 Years

Published: January 22, 2020

Kelley Holmes talks to Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS Intl., at the FASTSIGNS Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. FASTSIGNS is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and this year’s event is the largest they have had yet, with 166 vendors, larger than any regional sign show. The event showcased new products and technologies FASTSIGNS franchisees can offer. 

 

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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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