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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: International Sign Association (ISA) Partners with British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA)

International Sign Association (ISA) Partners with British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA)

Published: August 27, 2018

Lori Anderson, President and CEO of the International Sign Association (ISA), joins Richard Romano on Skype to announce ISA's partnership with the British Sign and Graphics Association to form ISA-UK and bring even more opportunities to its members.


Video preview: Epson's Latest Technical Printer

Epson's Latest Technical Printer

Published: August 22, 2018

Matt Kochanowski, Product Manager for Epson America, shows off the new SureColor T3170 Desktop Wireless printer, for technical printing customers who are looking for compact, sleek design. He also discusses the current state of the AEC printing market.


Video preview: New Facility for IT Supplies

New Facility for IT Supplies

Published: July 23, 2018

Jeff Lucido, General Manager for IT Supplies, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the company with a new facility and shares how it will help the industry.


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.


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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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