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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

World on the Windows: The Changing Face of Window Graphics Premium Content

Wide-Format Printing: Still a Compelling Business Opportunity and Investment Category Premium Content

EFI Connect at 20: Perpetual Change Premium Content

Reed Between the Lines: Evolving Sign Codes Impact Exterior Signage—and Potentially More Premium Content

Flatland: What’s New(s) and What’s Next for Flatbed Wide-Format Printers? Premium Content

Wide-Format 2019: What’s Next? Premium Content

Wide Format 2018: What Kind of Day Has It Been? Premium Content

Data: Wide-Format Still Front and Center

As Industry Convergence Continues, Xplor International and ISA Colocate Events Premium Content

Grant Graphics’ Print & Cut Conference Offered Wide-Format 101—and 102—for Northeast Printers Premium Content

Wide-Format Graphics Make the Magnificent Mile More Magnificent Premium Content

Apocalypse Postponed: The State of Retail Premium Content

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News

Vehicle Wrappers to Battle It Out in the World Wrap Masters Final at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019

Clever Swiss UV Inkjet Solutions

Color-Logic Certifies HP Latex R2000 Printer

Mimaki Set to Flex its Muscle at FESPA with Largest Ever Presence and New Product Launches Aimed at Driving Profitability for Large Format Businesses

SAi Strengthens Board with Three New Appointments

Peak UK Presented with Roland Hero 2018 Award

Ricoh Pro™ TF6250 Large Format UV Flatbed Printer Delivers Media Versatility and Productivity for Sign & Display and Décor Sectors

Nekoosa Now Offering Trans-Ad® with Air Egress

Xaar 1201 Printhead Debuts in Exhibition Printer Launches and Enables Shorter Product Development Cycle for Chinese OEMs

Global Franchise Magazine Names FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "Supreme Champion" in Global Franchise Awards 2019

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Video

Video preview: Gaby Mullinax: From Film to FASTSIGNS

Gaby Mullinax: From Film to FASTSIGNS

Published: March 20, 2019

After nearly 20 years running a retail photo boutique, and as the transition to digital photography and the electronic/social distribution of images was taking place, Gaby Mullinax saw new opportunities in signage and purchased a FASTSIGNS franchise. She talks to Kelley Holmes about her journey.

 

Video preview: Matthew Romero Expands His Print Business with FASTSIGNS

Matthew Romero Expands His Print Business with FASTSIGNS

Published: March 18, 2019

Matthew Romero, a FASTSIGNS franchisee, has been in the printing industry his entire life. He opened a sign shop in 2015 and greatly expanded what he could offer by being part of the FASTSIGNS network. He also talks about a mural project he recently completed for a local high school.

 

Video preview: Expanding into Wide Format with FASTSIGNS

Expanding into Wide Format with FASTSIGNS

Published: February 21, 2019

Kevin Hebert, a FASTSIGNS franchisee, co-branded in 2013 to add wide-format graphics to their existing printing company in Louisiana. In the last two years, they've opened four new centers.

 

Video preview: FASTSIGNS' Catherine Monson on the Company's Continued Growth

FASTSIGNS' Catherine Monson on the Company's Continued Growth

Published: February 20, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks with FASTSIGNS CEO Catherine Monson about the recent conference in Orlando and the growth of the company in 2018.

 

Video preview: Canon Solutions America's Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software

Canon Solutions America's Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software

Published: February 14, 2019

Randy Paar, Marketing Manager for Wide Format at Canon Solutions America,talks about new products the company launched at SGIA 2018—such as Océ Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software.

 

Video preview: Oce Arizona 6100 for Corrugated and Flatbed Users

Oce Arizona 6100 for Corrugated and Flatbed Users

Published: February 12, 2019

Patrick Donigain, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Solutions America, talks about the Oce Arizona 6100 UV High Flow Vacuum Series Printer designed to solve materials handling issues for corrugated customers as well as flatbed users working with materials that are difficult to hold down on the printer bed.

 

Video preview: Fellers Supplies Wrap and Sign Materials as Well as Training

Fellers Supplies Wrap and Sign Materials as Well as Training

Published: February 7, 2019

Lisa Smoke, franchise sales manager for Fellers, talks about the "world's largest wrap supply company" with more than 60 locations nationwide supplying vehicle wrap films as well as sign supplies, tools, and other materials. The company also offers training classes on working with wrap materials.

 

Video preview: SGIA 2018 Canon Booth Tour

SGIA 2018 Canon Booth Tour

Published: February 6, 2019

Angel Georgiou, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Large Format Solutions, takes visitors through the company's booth at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, highlighting their vast array of printing solutions.

 

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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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