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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

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

The Continued Evolution of Wide Format at PRINTING United Premium Content

Promotional Products May Offer More Luxury Than You Think

Wide Receivers: A Flatbed Applications Photo Gallery Premium Content

Latest Sign Code Court Decision May Have Serious Implications for Billboard and Sign Industry Premium Content

Don’t Call It Wallpaper: “Wallcoverings” Are Just One Aspect of Décor Premium Content

Summer Stroll: The Signs Around Us Premium Content

Surface Tension: Specialty Substrates Are Proliferating, but Printing on Them Has Its Challenges Premium Content

SAi Launches Augmented Reality App for Signmakers Premium Content

Beware of Dog: Automation and Wide-Format Printing Premium Content

Let There Be More Light: LED Signage Hits the Big—and Small—Time Premium Content

Avery Dennison Launches New Car Wrap Visualizer Premium Content

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News

Panopus Meets Demands of Fast-Moving Music World with Drytac SpotOn

Mactac's Truck Wrap Customer Product Spotlight

swissQprint Inks Are Greenguard Gold Certified

Global Rigid Plastic Substrate Manufacturer Brett Martin Enjoys Successful Collaboration with EFI at PRINTING United

When Venice Came to London: CMYUK–supplied PONGS® Transforms Claridges into a Spellbinding Italian Palazzo Overlooking “The Floating City”

Gardners Invests in an EFI VUTEk HS125 F4 from CMYUK

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Hosts Career Panel Discussion at The University of Texas at Dallas

Customer Installations of the Océ Colorado Family of Printers Eclipses 1,000

FASTSIGNS Named A Top Franchise For Veterans By Franchise Business Review

Image360 Exhibiting at The Sign Exchange Show in Atlantic City Nov. 22-23

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Video

Video preview: Fujifilm’s Onset X3: An Emphasis on Automation

Fujifilm’s Onset X3: An Emphasis on Automation

Published: November 14, 2019

Fujifilm’s Becky McConnell talks about the latest developments with the Onset X3 wide-format UV flatbed printer, as well as a new inkset from Fujifilm that was specifically formulated for greater adhesion to difficult plastic and synthetic substrates.

 

Video preview: Epson’s 20 Years of Wide-Format Printing

Epson’s 20 Years of Wide-Format Printing

Published: November 13, 2019

Epson launched its first wide-format printer in October 1999, and Epson’s Reed Hecht talks about the latest generation—the SureColor P7570 and P9570, featuring a redesigned print engine for photographers, fine artists, graphic designers, and proofers—as well as how the requirements for art and phorography have changed over the past two decades.

 

Video preview: Car Wrap Competition Drives Attendee Interest at PRINTING United

Car Wrap Competition Drives Attendee Interest at PRINTING United

Published: November 5, 2019

As part of its installer certification program, SGIA hosted a car wrap competition at PRINTING United, a popular destination for show attendees. SGIA's Raymond Weiss explains more about the event and the organization's Installer Certification program.

 

Video preview: Mutoh’s Next-Gen Eco-Solvent Printers

Mutoh’s Next-Gen Eco-Solvent Printers

Published: October 15, 2019

Miguel Gonzalez, Director of Sales, talks about Mutoh's new eco-solvent printers which launched in September. The new machines have been redesigned from previous generations and now offer bulk ink delivery as standard feature.

 

Video preview: Bloomberg’s In-Plant Brings Wide-Format and Specialty Printing In-House

Bloomberg’s In-Plant Brings Wide-Format and Specialty Printing In-House

Published: September 12, 2019

John Cruser, Global Manager of the Bloomberg in-plant, talks about the vast array of materials the in-plant produces for the news organization—from promotional and marketing materials, stationery, and business cards to wide-format prints of magazine covers, as well as specialty items such as golf balls and cellphone covers.

 

Video preview: Thin LED Panels Are Good for Plastic or Fabric Signage

Thin LED Panels Are Good for Plastic or Fabric Signage

Published: August 29, 2019

Aleksandr Karasyk, President of Elephant US, talks about the company's thin, double-sided, LED panels and its journey from the Ukraine to the U.S.

 

Video preview: University of Oklahoma In-Plant Experiences Growth in Wide-Format and Specialty Printing

University of Oklahoma In-Plant Experiences Growth in Wide-Format and Specialty Printing

Published: August 20, 2019

John Sarantakos, Director of the University of Oklahoma in-plant—the biggest university printer in the country—talks about how wide-format, display graphics, banners, and specialty printing are growing while at the same time there has been a migration away from black-and-white copies and traditional offset printing.

 

Video preview: Kevin Currier Explains Durst Professional Services and its Lift ERP Solution

Kevin Currier Explains Durst Professional Services and its Lift ERP Solution

Published: July 30, 2019

Kevin Currier, Product Manager for Software in North America for Durst, talks about the Durst Professional Services strategy, announced in 2018. He also explains the value of Durst Lift ERP, focused on large-format operations and the specific requirements these businesses have. He notes that Lift ERP is device-agnostic and can apply to the textiles and commercial print markets as well.

 

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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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