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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

Covering All Bases: Applied Graphics Keep Evolving Premium Content

Upcoming Sign Expo Offers Hands-On Educational Opportunities Premium Content

New Owner Greg Ellison Gets Up to Speed at SpeedPro Denver Premium Content

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

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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

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News

Drytac Offers Tips on Helping Your Graphics Withstand Deep Cleaning

Print in a Time Of Virus: Longtime Xante Customer Reacts Creatively to Crisis

Digital Signage Expo 2020 Announces New Show Dates

Fujifilm Remains Committed to Supporting Graphic Communications Industry

Xante Ramps Up Production, Installations of New Flatbeds

swissQprint Greentech

HP Expands Latex R Printer Possibilities

Mactac® Unveils Next-Generation B-free® Vehicle Wrap Film

Mimaki Expands Portfolio with Large-Scale 3D Printer - Offering Total 2D and 3D Printing Solution for Sign Market

UK Art Company Gives Creatives an Opportunity to Turn Their Art into Money

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Video

Video preview: FASTSIGNS Vero Beach and ABC Printing Co-Brand to Offer Complete Signage and Commercial Printing Services

FASTSIGNS Vero Beach and ABC Printing Co-Brand to Offer Complete Signage and Commercial Printing Services

Published: March 23, 2020

Gordon Sellers, FASTSIGNS Vero Beach, Fla., and & Chris Beals, ABC Printing, talk about the evolution of their partnership. ABC Printing was founded in 1975 as a quick printer. When Gordon opened FASTSIGNS Vero Beach, Chis became a top customer, selling signs to his customers and acquiring them from FASTSIGNS—and Gordon’s customers also needed small-format printing. As their partnership grew, they decided to take advantage of FASTSIGNS’ Co-Branding program.

 

Video preview: For Gaby Mullinax & Kaitlyn Mullinax-Fischer, FASTSIGNS is a Family Business

For Gaby Mullinax & Kaitlyn Mullinax-Fischer, FASTSIGNS is a Family Business

Published: March 16, 2020

Gaby Mullinax & Kaitlyn Mullinax-Fischer, Owner & Director of Business Development of FASTSIGNS of Brea and Fullerton, Calif., talk about how their franchise became a family business, and how Gaby jumped off the corporate ladder to run a FASTSIGNS franchise. They encourage young people to get involved in the FASTSIGNS business.

 

Video preview: Stan Gray Benefits from FASTSIGNS Veteran Program

Stan Gray Benefits from FASTSIGNS Veteran Program

Published: March 9, 2020

Stan Gray, owner of FASTSIGNS Torrance and Long Beach, Calif., talks about his military background and how he came to FASTSIGNS via the Veteran & First Responder Franchise Program. Gray also has a background in architecture, and his franchise specializes in ADA signage.

 

Video preview: Owner of FASTSIGNS Forest Hills. N.Y., Talks About his FASTSIGNS Conversion

Owner of FASTSIGNS Forest Hills. N.Y., Talks About his FASTSIGNS Conversion

Published: February 20, 2020

Mohamed Kazi, Owner of FASTSIGNS Forest Hills, 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.

 

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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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