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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: Roland Wins ISA Innovation Award

Roland Wins ISA Innovation Award

Published: June 17, 2019

Andrew Oransky, President and CEO of Roland DGA, talks about their ISA Innovation Award for their VG2 TrueVIS flagship printer, as well as the release of five other products, including a direct-to-garment T-shirt printer.


Video preview: Canon Solutions America's Océ Colorado Printer Offers Endless Solutions

Canon Solutions America's Océ Colorado Printer Offers Endless Solutions

Published: June 13, 2019

John Kaufman, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Solutions America, takes us on a tour of the Océ Colorado wide-format printer with faster automation and an endless array of configurations for both small and wide format printing.


Video preview: Ricoh's New Flatbed, Latex Wide-Format Units

Ricoh's New Flatbed, Latex Wide-Format Units

Published: June 12, 2019

Dan Johansen, Marketing Manager for Ricoh USA, talks about Ricoh's new flatbed and latex wide-format printers, the technologies behind which are the culmination of many years of development.


Video preview: Canon Solutions America Introduces the New Arizona

Canon Solutions America Introduces the New Arizona

Published: June 11, 2019

Randy Paar, Marketing Manager for Canon Solutions America, introduces the new Arizona wide-format flatbed printer, which was shown for the first time in the U.S. at the ISA Sign Expo. From its UV LED curing system to the new ink formulation, it's changing the way customers print.


Video preview: Vycom Offers a Variety of Plastic and Specialty Substrate Solutions

Vycom Offers a Variety of Plastic and Specialty Substrate Solutions

Published: June 10, 2019

Kevin Duffy, VP of Sales and Marketing for Vycom, outlines a variety of unique substrates available to the sign industry, including Celtec PVC and Polycarve products.


Video preview: Onyx Graphics Celebrates 30 Years

Onyx Graphics Celebrates 30 Years

Published: June 10, 2019

Bryan Manwaring, Director of Product Marketing for Onyx Graphics, talks about the 30-year evolution of the company's wide-format RIP software, focused on helping customers and print shops boost profitability.


Video preview: Mimaki and the

Mimaki and the "Internet of Things"

Published: June 6, 2019

Bert Benckhuysen of Mimaki talks about how to imagine the future of print and the "internet of things"—it's all about connecting printers in an integrated workflow with ERP software, robots, cutting solutions, cameras, and more. Mimaki's IP Job Control software brings Mimaki printers into the Internet of Things, enabling an end-to-end workflow with minimal human intervention.


Video preview: PrintFactory Offers Color Management Software Solutions

PrintFactory Offers Color Management Software Solutions

Published: June 6, 2019

Simon Landau, Director of the Americas for PrintFactory, talks about the company, the current state of color management, and PrintFactory's software solutions available to the wide-format market.


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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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By all accounts, the economy is humming along. GDP growth has been positive, with unemployment being at historic lows-and even the labor force participation rate is getting closer to its pre-recession level. As for the printing industry, shipments have been good and bad throughout 2018, but the overall trend is that the industry is losing whatever seasonality it once had.

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